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The Heroes Or, Greek Fairy Tales for My Children, Score Gft

By: Charles Kingsley

Description: This is Charles Kingsley's able retelling of the myths of Perseus, Jason and the Argonauts, and Theseus for young adults, originally published circa 1856. Kingsley is best known as the author of Water Babies. Although this is not the first ti

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The Argonautica, Score Argo

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Description: The Argonautica tells the story of the journey of Jason and the Argonauts to the land of Colchis in search of the Golden Fleece. The story of the Argonauts was a traditional cycle of myths which Apollonius of Rhodes wove into this saga at the

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The Trachiniae, Score Soph Trachin

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Taboo, Magic, Sprits, a Study of Primitive Elements in Roman Relig...

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Pagan Regeneration, a Study of Mystery Initiations in the Graeco-r...

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Poems of Sappho, Score Usappho

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Description: This is a version of the ISTA Sappho poetry collection with the Greek text displayed in Unicode. Note that final sigmas are written as medials (all sigmas were lunate sigmas in the source text, but I decided to 'modernize' the orthography sli

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The History of Herodotus

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Two Orations of the Emperor Julian, Score Toj

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Greek Popular Relgion, Score Gpr

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Aesop's Fables, Score Aesop

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The Works of Julius Caesar, Score Jcsr

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Ancilla to the Pre-socratic Philosophers, Score App

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Ion, Score Eurip Ion

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Description: This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.

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The Hymns of Orpheus, Score Hoo

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Ancient Fragments, Score Af

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The Works of Tacitus, Score Tac

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The Homeric Hymns, Score Homer Hymns

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