Search
Buy BooksSell Books
Filter Results by
Binding
Subject
Students attending CSBE Partner Schools: click here for preferred pricing on your school’s custom bookstore. Hide
Teachers & School Administrators: click here for wholesale pricing and book room management tools. Hide
Ships to Canada and
the United States
Loeb Classical Library Reader

cat #: 251240
ISBN 10: 0-674-99616-X
ISBN 13: 978-0-674-99616-8
Year: 2006
Login Brothers Canada
Paperback
Fine: $7.78 Buy
Good: $4.61 Buy
Sell Mine Make us an offer
Book Summary

This selection of lapidary nuggets drawn from thirty-three of antiquity's major authors includes poetry, dialogue, philosophical writing, history, descriptive reporting, satire, and fiction--giving a glimpse at the wide range of arts and sciences, thought and styles, of Greco-Roman culture.

The selections span twelve centuries, from Homer to Saint Jerome. The texts and translations are reproduced as they appear in Loeb volumes.

The Loeb Classical Library is the only existing series of books which, through original text and facing English translation, gives access to all that is important in Greek and Latin literature. The Loeb Classical Library Reader offers a unique sampling of this treasure trove. In these pages you will find, for example:

  • Odysseus tricking the Cyclops in order to escape from the giant's cave;
  • Zeus creating the first woman, Pandora, cause of mortals' hardships ever after;
  • the Athenian general Nicias dissuading his countrymen from invading Sicily;
  • Socrates, condemned to die, saying farewell;
  • a description of Herod's fortified palace at Masada;
  • Cicero's thoughts on what we owe our fellow men;
  • Livy's description of the rape of the Sabine women;
  • Manilius on the signs of the zodiac;
  • Pliny's observation of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79CE.

Here you can enjoy looking in on people, real and imaginary, who figure prominently in ancient history, and on notable events. Here, too, you can relish classical poetry and comedy, and get a taste of the ideas characteristic of the splendid culture to which we are heir.


CSBE Partner Schools
School / District Pricing

Terms & Conditions
Shipping
Used Books
Returns Policy

Legal
Privacy Policy
Tel: 800-335-5043 (toll free)
905-828-7200 (local)
Email: inetsales@csbe.net
Address: View Map
3300 Ridgeway Drive, Unit 5
Mississauga, Ontario
L5L 5Z9

© 2000-2018 Canadian School Book Exchange All rights reserved.