Ancient & Medieval Literature
azw3 |eng | 2003-08-27 | Author:Polybius

BOOK V Affairs in Egypt THE DEATH OF CLEOMENES The young Ptolemy Philopator took possession of the throne of Egypt early in 221 B.C. Seleucus, King of Syria, had died ...
( Category: Greek April 19,2020 )
azw3 |eng | 2012-11-28 | Author:Tacitus

Book 12 1. (48 CE, continued) Messalina’s killing produced dislocation in the Emperor’s household. A contest arose among the freedmen over who would choose a wife for Claudius, a man ...
( Category: Medieval April 19,2020 )
azw3 |eng | 2009-11-25 | Author:Aeschylus

[By now the CHORUS are all seated close to the altar, on which they have laid some of their suppliant-branches. PELASGUS enters from the direction of the city, in a ...
( Category: Medieval April 19,2020 )
azw3 |eng | 2015-04-29 | Author:Grant, Michael [Grant, Michael]

THE DEFEAT OF HANNIBAL After maintaining his army for fifteen years in Italy, he is driven out, followed to North Africa, and finally defeated at the battle of Zama.1 Over ...
( Category: Anthologies April 19,2020 )
azw3 |eng | 1984-02-06 | Author:Aeschylus

CASSANDRA: Look out! look out!— Ai, drag the great bull from the mate! - a thrash of robes, she traps him - writhing- black horn glints, twists - she gores ...
( Category: Medieval April 19,2020 )
azw3 |eng | 2004-07-28 | Author:Menander

ACT ONE SCENE: a street in Corinth. There are two houses, one belonging to Myrrhine, the other to Polemon. Pataikos’s house may have been shown, but it is nowhere necessary ...
( Category: Playwriting April 19,2020 )
azw3 |eng | 2008-04-23 | Author:Sophocles

WOMEN OF TRACHIS Some time after the performance of his famous labours in the service of Eurystheus, Heracles married Deianeira, daughter of Oineus of Calydon, whom he won after a ...
( Category: Medieval April 19,2020 )
azw3 |eng | 2007-04-25 | Author:Plautus

A Three-Dollar Day (TRINUMMUS) INTRODUCTORY NOTE TO A THREE-DOLLAR DAY THE Prologue informs us that this play is derived from the Greek of Philemon, and there are reasons for believing ...
( Category: Medieval April 19,2020 )
azw3 |eng | 2003-09-24 | Author:Aristophanes

[Flute music.] CHORUS: Listen, you men down there in the half–light! Shadowy, impalpable, dreamlike phantoms: feeble, wingless, ephemeral creatures of clay, dragging out your painful lives till you wither like ...
( Category: Medieval April 19,2020 )
azw3 |eng | 2006-01-25 | Author:Euripides

Her entreaties and appeals to her father, and her maiden’s years – in their love for battle the officers set this at naught; her father after praying gave an order ...
( Category: Ancient & Classical April 19,2020 )
azw3 |eng | 2005-02-23 | Author:Seneca

On the Shortness of Life [Our time is so precious we must be sure to make the best use of it] [1] Most human beings, Paulinus,1 complain about the meanness ...
( Category: Ancient & Classical April 19,2020 )
azw3 |eng | 2012-12-05 | Author:Lucian & Diogenes Of Sinope & Julian

126 On Self-Sufficiency [5] Just as a good actor should perform well any role the playwright assigns him, so a good man should play well whatever role fortune assigns him. ...
( Category: Ancient & Medieval Literature April 19,2020 )
azw3 |eng | 1984-02-06 | Author:Sophocles

OEDIPUS: . But why? If I’m their son—Merope, Polybus? MESSENGER: Polybus was nothing to you, that’s why, not in blood. OEDIPUS: What are you saying—Po!ybus was not my father? MESSENGER: ...
( Category: Ancient & Classical April 19,2020 )
azw3 |eng | 1987-04-29 | Author:Maxwell Staniforth and Andrew Louth

The Martyrdom of Polycarp From the colony of God’s Church1 at SMYRNA, To the colony of God’s Church at PHILOMELIUM,2 and to all colonies of the Holy Catholic Church everywhere. ...
( Category: Ancient & Classical April 19,2020 )
azw3 |eng | 2004-08-04 | Author:Bede

CHAPTER 35 Wilfrid encourages his brethren WILFRID, God’s beloved, addressed his comrades thus: ‘Keep in mind and recall to the brethren those days of old, how we read in the ...
( Category: Saints April 19,2020 )