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Collecting the most incisive and influential writings of one of Rome's finest orators, Cicero's Selected Works is translated with an introduction by Michael Grant in Penguin Classics. Lawyer, philosopher, statesman and defender of Rome's Republic, Cicero was a…
Combat Sports in the Ancient World: Competition, Violence, and Culture

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A leading authority on classical games here provides a comprehensive study of the practice of combat sports in the ancient civilizations of Greece, Rome, and the Near East. Describing and analyzing the sports of boxing, wrestling, stick-fighting, and pankration,…
Histories: Books 4-5. Annals: Books 1-3

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Tacitus (Cornelius), famous Roman historian, was born in 55, 56 or 57 CE and lived to about 120. He became an orator, married in 77 a daughter of Julius Agricola before Agricola went to Britain, was quaestor in 81 or 82, a senator under the Flavian emperors, and…
On Old Age. On Friendship. On Divination: On Old Age. On Friendship. On Divination

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Cicero (Marcus Tullius, 106–43 BCE ), Roman lawyer, orator, politician and philosopher, of whom we know more than of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era which saw the rise, dictatorship, and death of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic. In his…
Lives, Volume VII: Demosthenes and Cicero. Alexander and Caesar

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Plutarch (Plutarchus), ca. 45–120 CE , was born at Chaeronea in Boeotia in central Greece, studied philosophy at Athens, and, after coming to Rome as a teacher in philosophy, was given consular rank by the emperor Trajan and a procuratorship in Greece by…
On the Republic. On the Laws: On the Republic. On the Laws

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Cicero (Marcus Tullius, 106–43 BCE ), Roman lawyer, orator, politician and philosopher, of whom we know more than of any other Roman, lived through the stirring era which saw the rise, dictatorship, and death of Julius Caesar in a tottering republic. In his…
Geography, Volume VIII: Book 17. General Index

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Strabo (ca. 64 BCE to ca. 25 CE ), an Asiatic Greek of Amasia in Pontus, studied at Nysa and after 44 BCE at Rome. He became a keen traveller who saw a large part of Italy, various near eastern regions including the Black Sea, various parts of Asia Minor, Egypt…
Historical Miscellany

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Aelian's Historical Miscellany is a pleasurable example of light reading for Romans of the early third century. Offering engaging anecdotes about historical figures, retellings of legendary events, and enjoyable descriptive pieces, Aelian's collection of…
Remains of Old Latin, Volume III: Lucilius. The Twelve Tables

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The Loeb edition of early Latin writings is in four volumes. The first three contain the extant work of seven poets and surviving portions of the Twelve Tables of Roman law. The fourth volume contains inscriptions on various materials (including coins), all…
On Wounds in the Head. In the Surgery. On Fractures. On Joints. Mochlicon

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Hippocrates, said to have been born in Cos in or before 460 BCE , learned medicine and philosophy; travelled widely as a medical doctor and teacher; was consulted by King Perdiccas of Macedon and Artaxerxes of Persia; and died perhaps at Larissa. Apparently he…
Nature of Man. Regimen in Health. Humours. Aphorisms. Regimen 1-3. Dreams. Heracleitus: On the…

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Hippocrates, said to have been born in Cos in or before 460 BCE , learned medicine and philosophy; travelled widely as a medical doctor and teacher; was consulted by King Perdiccas of Macedon and Artaxerxes of Persia; and died perhaps at Larissa. Apparently he…
Lives of the Sophists. Eunapius: Lives of the Philosophers and Sophists

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Of the distinguished Lemnian family of Philostrati, Flavius Philostratus 'the Athenian', ca. 170–205 CE , was a Greek sophist who studied at Athens and later lived in Rome. He was author of the admirable Life of Apollonius of Tyana (Loeb nos. 16 and 17)…
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