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Norse Mythology: All about Vikings: Norse Mythology for Kids

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (December 20, 2015)

How much do you know about Vikings, other than them being a really brave people? Add more facts to your knowledge of them by going over this wonderfully graphic educational book. Composed of images in vibrant...


The Koran: Selected Suras

by Arthur Jeffery Dover Publications (July 03, 2012)

Sacred scripture of Islam: Mohammed's revelations concerning the omniscience and majesty of God, death and judgment, the proper conduct of the faithful, previous prophets, kindness to orphans, more.


Politics

by Aristotle Dover Publications (July 03, 2012)

Intellectually stimulating work describes the ideal state and ponders how it can bring about the most desirable life for its citizens. Famed Jowett translation of Aristotle's masterwork.


Nicomachean Ethics

by Aristotle Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

Enduringly profound treatise, whose lasting effect on Western philosophy continues to resonate. Aristotle identifies the goal of life as happiness and discusses its attainment through the contemplation of philosophic...


The Confessions of St. Augustine

by St. Augustine Dover Publications (February 06, 2012)

Influential work recalls author's mid-4th-century origins in rural Algeria; lavish lifestyle in Milan; his struggle with sexual desires; eventual renunciation of secular ambitions and marriage; and recovery...


Symposium and Phaedrus

by Plato Dover Publications (February 16, 2012)

Two important dialogues offer crucial insights into Platonic doctrine. Symposium deals with ultimate manifestation of love, eternal beauty. Phaedrus discusses psychology of love, "forms" as objects of transcendental...


Wisdom of the Buddha: The Unabridged Dhammapada

by F. Max Muller Dover Publications (May 10, 2012)

A compelling introduction to Buddhist thought, revealing the Four Truths and the Eightfold Path to enlightenment, the means by which to overcome essential suffering.


The Imitation of Christ

by Thomas A Kempis, Aloysius Croft & Harold Bolton Dover Publications (February 23, 2012)

This religious classic has brought understanding and comfort to millions for centuries. Written in a candid and conversational style, the topics include liberation from worldly inclinations, preparation and...


The Trial and Death of Socrates: Four Dialogues

by Plato Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

Among the most important and influential philosophical works in Western thought: the dialogues entitled Euthyphro, Apology, Crito and Phaedo. Translations by distinguished classical scholar Benjamin Jowett.


Meditations

by Marcus Aurelius Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

Stirring reflections on the human condition from a warrior and emperor provide a fascinating glimpse into the mind and personality of a highly principled Roman of the 2nd century. Recognizing that suffering...


The Republic

by Plato Dover Publications (February 02, 2012)

Influential philosophical treatise of 4th century BC chiefly concerns the idea of justice, plus Platonic theories of ideas, criticism of poetry, philosopher's role. Source of the cave myth. Jowett translation....


Poetics

by Aristotle Dover Publications (February 01, 2012)

Extraordinarily influential treatise on fine art contains seminal ideas on nature of drama, tragedy, poetry, music and more. Catharsis, tragic flaw, unities of time and place, other concepts.


Text to Tradition: The  Naisadhiyacarita and Literary Community in South Asia

by Deven M. Patel Columbia University Press (January 07, 2014)

Written in the twelfth century, the Naisadhiyacarita (The Adventures of Nala, King of Nisadha) is a seminal Sanskrit poem beloved by South Asian literary communities for nearly a millennium. This volume introduces...


Fighting Words and Feuding Words: Anger and the Homeric Poems

by Thomas R. Walsh Lexington Books (July 11, 2005)

Fighting Words and Feuding Words engages the powerful tools of Homeric poetic analysis and the anthropological study of emotion in an analysis of two anger terms highlighted in the Iliad by the Achaean prophet...


Four Faces of Anger: Seneca, Evagrius Ponticus, Cassian, and Augustine

by Gertrude Gillette UPA (June 07, 2010)

This book brings to the modern age wisdom on the topic of anger by four ancient authors: Seneca, Evagrius Ponticus, Cassian, and Augustine. These authors broadly represent the classic views on anger and focus...


Empire of Magic: Medieval Romance and the Politics of Cultural Fantasy

by Geraldine Heng Columbia University Press (July 13, 2003)

Empire of Magic offers a genesis and genealogy for medieval romance and the King Arthur legend through the history of Europe's encounters with the East in crusades, travel, missionizing, and empire formation....


Black Ships and Sea Raiders

by Jeffrey P. Emanuel Lexington Books (December 20, 2017)

The Late Bronze Age ended with a bang in the Aegean and Eastern Mediterranean: palaces and empires collapsed, from Greece to Egypt; coastal territories were beset by pirates and marauders; migratory peoples...


Athens, Arden, Jerusalem

by Kate Havard, Paul T. Wilford, Wilfred M. McClay & Ronna Burger et al. Lexington Books (October 13, 2017)

This collection of essays aims to explore fundamental questions about God, human nature, and political life through careful readings of the Greek poets, the Hebrew Bible, and Shakespeare. The volume investigates...


Love Lyrics from the Carmina Burana

by P. G. Walsh The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2018)

Walsh's book should be a vade mecum for anyone who would teach the Carmina Burana on any level and be of considerable value in general to medievalists, comparatists, and those in related disciplines.--New England...


Dictionary Of Latin Literature

by James H. Mantinband Philosophical Library (January 01, 1956)

James H. Mantinband's Dictionary of Latin Literature introduces readers to the essential works of the Latin masters. An excellent tool for students and curious readers alike, this dictionary provides guides...


The Love Books of Ovid (The Loves, The Art of Love,  Love's Cure, and The Art of Beauty)

by Ovid Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2010)

‘The Love Books of Ovid’ is a combination of four books of the Roman poet's verse translated into prose. This volume includes ‘Amores’ or ‘The Loves', ‘Ars Amatoria’ or 'The Art of Love', ‘Remedia...


The Idylls, Epigrams, and Epitaphs

by Theocritus Digireads.com Publishing (January 01, 2011)

Theocritus of Syracuse (born c. 300 BCE,—died after 260 BCE) is remembered as the creator of ancient Greek bucolic poetry, though little is known of his life outside of his writings. He was probably born in...


Classics of Roman Literature

by Harry E. Wedeck Philosophical Library (January 01, 1963)

Sprung from a small pastoral colony on the banks of the Tiber, the Romans became the masters of the universe. They were a more earthy, indeed a more pragmatic and realistic people, than the Greeks. They absorbed...


Classics of Greek Literature

by Harry E. Wedeck Philosophical Library (January 15, 1963)

The ancient Greeks have exercised the greatest influence on Western culture, and we are indebted to them for their artistic, dramatic and philosophical achievements. The Greek ideal of perfection, both intellectual...


The Bacchae

by Euripides Dancing Unicorn Books (April 09, 2017)

Euripides was one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens, the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles. Some ancient scholars attributed ninety-five plays to him, of these, eighteen or nineteen have...


The Metamorphoses of Apuleius

by Carl C. Schlam The University of North Carolina Press (March 01, 2017)

This book examines the comic and philosophical aspects of Apuleius' Metamorphoses, the ancient Roman novel also known as The Golden Ass. The tales that comprise the novel, long known for their bawdiness and...


Confucius and His Teachings about Life- Children's Ancient History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Don't wait until your kids get to school before they learn about who Confucius is. Get them this book and create an edge among other kids by teaching them history effortlessly. Confucius and his teachings are...


Egyptians, Greeks and Romans: Powerful Ancient Nations

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Take a stroll back in the ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome with this historical reference book. It discusses the powerful ancient nations and their numerous contributions in the world history, economy, politics,...


Medusa and Her Curse-Children's Greek & Roman Myths

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Here’s another myth that has survived the tests of time. It has been passed on from one generation to the next, thereby preserving the lessons it brings. If you would notice, most of the Greek and Roman myths...


Minerva and Arachne and the Weaving Contest- Children's Greek & Roman Myths

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

A woman’s envy is very much alive even in the olden times! Case and point, you have the story of Minerva and Arachne. The tale has a disturbing ending so you might want to read this one with your child, just...


Kronus and His Children's Betrayal- Children's Greek & Roman Myths

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

In Greek mythology, Kronus was the son of Gaia and Uranus. He overthrew his father to rule over Olympus but because of a prophecy, he ate all his sons except one. In this book, you will be told the story of...


Ancient Egypt's Deepest Secrets Revealed -Children's Ancient History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Egypt is one of the really mysterious and very interesting topics in the world of history. Your child should be able to see it too. This book’s goal is to spark interest in history for all children out there...


Ancient Chinese Emperors and How They Ruled-Children's Ancient History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

History textbooks really do look and sound boring. This ancient history book is not one of them. Featuring the ancient Chinese Emperors and how they ruled, this book aims to present the stories in the most interesting...


Famous Demigods and Their Parents- Children's Greek & Roman Myths

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Inject the very wonderful and lively Greek and Roman myths in your children’s systems because they have tons to learn from them. This reference book features the famous demigods and their parents for your...


Ancient Greece: 2nd Grade History Book | Children's Ancient History Edition

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Is it possible, at all, to visit ancient Greece without leaving the comforts of home? Of course, it is! You have this educational book to take you where you want to go in Athens. The next pages will tell you...


50 Famous People in Ancient History for Kids

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Why should a child be bothered with the events of the past and the people who made them possible? Well, because the study of history brings to light lessons about cultures, traditions, and the decisions that...


Early American Civilization (Mayans, Incas and Aztecs): 2nd Grade History Book | Children's Ancient History Edition

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Life was not always as it is today. A lot has changed over the years. So many people placed their lives on the line to influence the modern-day American culture and tradition; that’s why it’s important your...


King Midas and His Golden Touch-Children's Greek & Roman Myths

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Do you know who King Midas is? His story has been told many times in several languages. It has been relayed through words and read in different books. This is not another version of the story of King Midas....


Zeus and His Brothers- Children's Greek & Roman Myths

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

What lessons can a child learn from Greek and Roman Myths? Aside from values, these stories also hold important clues on the Greek and Roman traditions and history. They reflect history and the belief systems...


Neptune's Underwater Empire- Children's Greek & Roman Myths

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Did you know that Neptune has a great underwater empire? Greek mythological has that in their stories. Although it’s not real, such an underwater empire is definitely attention-grabbing. You want to read about...


Early World Civilizations: 2nd Grade History Book | Children's Ancient History Edition

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Did you know that there’s so much you can learn from the early civilizations that are applicable today? You get to learn about useful systems, and concepts that you can apply in your everyday life. Learning...


Who Hid Inside A Horse? Ancient History for Kids | Children's Ancient History

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Make ancient history kid-friendly by carefully crafting the texts and then adding relevant images. That’s what we did! Allow this book to capture your child’s imagination and pull him/her back to the ancient...


Ancient Rulers and Their Empires-Children's Ancient History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Gaining power and influence presents a good learning topic for children. As young as they are, they should be able to understand all the responsibilities that come with power and even wealth. This Ancient Rulers...


Jupiter and Mars: Borrowed Gods?- Children's Greek & Roman Myths

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

In this educational book, we're going to go over the Roman and Greek gods of Jupiter and Mars. Learning about myths will help you to better understand the cultures, traditions and belief of peoples who have...


China and The Great Wall: 2nd Grade History Book | Children's Ancient History Edition

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

The gods have always looked out for the Middle Kingdom, and that’s evident through the years of successes and failures. China is not only rich in culture and traditions, it is also the home to one of the world’s...


Civilization's Beginning in Ancient Mesopotamia -Children's Ancient History Books

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Show your kids a glimpse of the great Mesopotamia in the ancient times with this history book. Attempting to make history as interesting as possible to younger generation, this book contains creative illustrations...


Mesopotamia for Kids - Ziggurat Edition | Children's Ancient History

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Ancient Mesopotamia is often referred to as the “cradle of civilization” and there’s good reason to it. If you take a look at history, a lot of firsts happened in Mesopotamia. These origins were soon adapted...


A Dangerous Journey to the Underworld- Children's Greek & Roman Myths

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Schools don't just teach children all facts and real things. In literature, they also introduce myths because of their context, mysteries and creativity. This book brings your kids to a dangerous journey to...


The Ancient World For Kids: A History Series - Children Explore History Book Edition

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

Let’s go visit the ancient people and see the world as they see it. This educational book will tackle history by bringing it to the consciousness of the young. There is the use of pictures and texts to attract...


The Olympians and Their Loves- Children's Greek & Roman Myths

by Baby Professor Baby Professor (February 15, 2017)

The greatest love stories are created by the most brilliant minds. Luckily, these stories have been passed down from one generation to the next through a country’s culture and tradition. Today, you will learn...