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    • Homer Box Set: Iliad & Odyssey

    • Written by: Homer, W. H. D. Rouse - translator
    • Narrated by: Anthony Heald
    • Length: 25 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey are unquestionably two of the greatest epic masterpieces in Western literature. Though more than 2,700 years old, their stories of brave heroics, capricious gods, and towering human emotions are vividly timeless. The Iliad can justly be called the world’s greatest war epic. The terrible and long-drawn-out siege of Troy remains one of the classic campaigns. The Odyssey chronicles the many trials and adventures Odysseus must pass through on his long journey home from the Trojan wars to his beloved wife.

    Price: CDN$ 25.36

    • Meditations

    • Written by: Marcus Aurelius, George Long - translator, Duncan Steen - translator
    • Narrated by: Duncan Steen
    • Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
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    One of the most significant books ever written by a head of State, the Meditations are a collection of philosophical thoughts by the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180 ce). Covering issues such as duty, forgiveness, brotherhood, strength in adversity and the best way to approach life and death, the Meditations have inspired thinkers, poets and politicians since their first publication more than 500 years ago. Today, the book stands as one of the great guides and companions - a cornerstone of Western thought.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listed dozens of times

    • By Steven on 2018-08-18

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • Plato's Republic

    • Written by: Plato
    • Narrated by: Ray Childs
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Republic poses questions that endure: What is justice? What form of community fosters the best possible life for human beings? What is the nature and destiny of the soul? What form of education provides the best leaders for a good republic? What are the various forms of poetry and the other arts, and which ones should be fostered and which ones should be discouraged? How does knowing differ from believing?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Acting is Great

    • By Anonymous User on 2018-12-04

    Price: CDN$ 31.27

    • The Odyssey

    • Written by: Homer, Emily Wilson - translator
    • Narrated by: Claire Danes
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
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    The first great adventure story in the Western canon, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty, and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home. In this fresh, authoritative version - the first English translation of The Odyssey by a woman - this stirring tale of shipwrecks, monsters, and magic comes alive in an entirely new way. Written in iambic pentameter verse and a vivid, contemporary idiom, this engrossing translation matches the number of lines in the Greek original, thus striding at Homer’s sprightly pace.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good story

    • By RONY ISLAM on 2018-12-23

    Price: CDN$ 56.33

    • Meditations of Marcus Aurelius

    • Written by: Marcus Aurelius
    • Narrated by: Alan Munro
    • Length: 5 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 31
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    Meditations is former U.S. President Bill Clinton's favorite book. This audio consists of a series of personal writings by Marcus Aurelius, Roman Emperor 161-180 AD, setting forth his ideas on Stoic philosophy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing. can help anyone master themselves

    • By Tyler Kugler on 2019-03-08

    Price: CDN$ 25.00

    • Masters of Greek Thought: Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle

    • Written by: Robert C. Bartlett, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: Robert C. Bartlett
    • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
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    For more than two millennia, philosophers have grappled with life's most profound and "eternal" questions. It is easy to forget, however, that these questions about fundamental issues like justice, injustice, virtue, vice, or happiness were not always eternal. They once had to be asked for the first time. This was a step that could place the inquirer beyond the boundaries of the law. And the Athenian citizen and philosopher who took that courageous step in the 5th century B.C. was Socrates.

    Price: CDN$ 56.38

    • Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

    • One of the Best-selling Mythology Books of All Time
    • Written by: Bernard Evslin
    • Narrated by: Todd Haberkorn
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
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    Having sold millions of copies in print, Bernard Evslin’s classic retelling of the Greek myths captures the excitement and enchantment of these stories that have influenced many of today’s popular films and novels. Easy to understand and fun to read for both adults and children, it is no wonder this book has been taught in schools all over the world.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nice but not complete

    • By Anonymous User on 2019-01-06

    Price: CDN$ 23.48

    • The Manual

    • A Philosopher's Guide to Life
    • Written by: Epictetus, Ancient Renewal, Sam Torode
    • Narrated by: Sam Torode
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
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    Epictetus (c. AD 50-135) was a former Roman slave (he was also lame in one leg, and walked with a crutch) who went on to become a great teacher. His philosophy, Stoicism, was practical, not theoretical - aimed at relieving human suffering here and now. The Manual is a collection of Epictetus' essential teachings and pithy sayings, compiled by one of his students.

    Price: CDN$ 5.23

    • The Iliad

    • Written by: Homer, Richmond Lattimore - translator
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 22 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 2
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    The Iliad is one of the most enduring creations of Western Civilization and was originally written to be recited or chanted to the accompaniment of various instruments. Properly performed, this work today is just as meaningful, just as powerful, and just as entertaining as it was in the ninth century BC, and it casts its spell upon modern listeners with the same raw intensity as it did upon the people of ancient times.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Well Done

    • By Hmackdad on 2019-01-10

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • Dante's Inferno

    • A Study on Part I of The Divine Comedy
    • Written by: Anthony Esolen PhD
    • Narrated by: Anthony Esolen PhD
    • Length: 4 hrs and 38 mins
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    With Professor Esolen you will enter the terrible gates of Hell and progress level by infernal level to its diabolical depths. Professor Esolen places a special emphasis on the drama of the poem, leading you through each canto in succession. Professor Esolen will more than satisfy your curiosity about Hell and the fate of the damned. He will reveal in all its starkness the horror of sin and awaken in your heart a longing for divine love. 

    Price: CDN$ 17.51

    • Great Minds of the Western Intellectual Tradition, 3rd Edition

    • Written by: The Great Courses, Alan Charles Kors, Darren Staloff, and others
    • Narrated by: Alan Charles Kors, Darren Staloff, Dennis Dalton, and others
    • Length: 43 hrs and 41 mins
    • Original Recording
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
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    For 3,000 years, mankind has grappled with fundamental questions about life. What is real? Who or what is God? When is it legitimate for one person to have power over others? What is justice? Beauty? This 84-lecture, 12-professor tour of Western philosophical tradition covers more than 60 of history's greatest minds and brings you a comprehensive survey of the history of Western philosophy from its origins in classical Greece to the present.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Very disappointed

    • By Anonymous User on 2019-04-16

    Price: CDN$ 80.58

    • The Socratic Dialogues: Early Period, Volume 1

    • The Apology, Crito, Charmides, Laches, Lysis, Menexenus, Ion
    • Written by: Plato, Benjamin Jowett - translator
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul, full cast
    • Length: 6 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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    Here are the Socratic Dialogues presented as Plato designed them to be - living discussions between friends and protagonists, with the personality of Socrates himself coming alive as he deals with a host of subjects, from justice and inspiration to courage, poetry and the gods. Plato's Socratic Dialogues provide a bedrock for classical Western philosophy. For centuries they have been read, studied and discussed via the flat pages of books, but the ideal medium for them is the spoken word.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • surprisingly comprehensible

    • By Anonymous User on 2018-12-03

    Price: CDN$ 23.77

    • The Peloponnesian War

    • Written by: Thucydides
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 19 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Compiled by Thucydides, an Athenian historian and general during the Peloponnesian War, The History of the Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC) is considered to be one of the first scholarly historical works ever written.

    Price: CDN$ 33.54

    • The Iliad

    • Written by: Homer, Robert Fagles - translator
    • Narrated by: Derek Jacobi, Maria Tucci
    • Length: 8 hrs and 44 mins
    • Abridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
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    In this brilliant translation, Robert Fagles brings the vigor of contemporary language to Homer's 2,700-year-old tale. The result, the winner of the 1991 Academy of American Poets Landon Translation Award, is a wonderfully accessible Iliad that preserves every nuance of Homer's genius. The story begins when Paris, son of Priam, King of Troy, carries off the beautiful Helen, thereby precipitating the bitter Trojan War. The Achaean princes attack Troy in order to recover Helen. This great epic poem, attributed to Homer, deals also with the anger of the hero, Achilles....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good reading

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-08-16

    Price: CDN$ 35.03

    • An Introduction to Greek Philosophy

    • Written by: David Roochnik, The Great Courses
    • Narrated by: David Roochnik
    • Length: 12 hrs and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
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    More than 2,500 years later, the fundamental questions asked by the ancient Greeks continue to challenge, fascinate, and instruct us. Is reality stable and permanent or is it always changing? Are ethical values like justice and courage relative? What is justice? What is happiness? How shall we best live our lives?In this series of 24 lectures, Professor Roochnik invites you to join this eternal discussion.

    Price: CDN$ 46.98

    • Histories

    • Written by: Herodotus
    • Narrated by: David Timson
    • Length: 27 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In this, the first prose history in European civilization, Herodotus describes the growth of the Persian Empire with force, authority, and style. Perhaps most famously, the book tells the heroic tale of the Greeks' resistance to the vast invading force assembled by Xerxes, king of Persia. Here are not only the great battles - Marathon, Thermopylae, and Salamis - but also penetrating human insight and a powerful sense of epic destiny at work.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Entertaining

    • By scottrs on 2018-11-16

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Aeneid

    • Written by: Virgil
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 15 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The Aeneid represents one of the greatest cultural and artistic achievements of Western Civilization. Within the brooding and melancholy atmosphere of Virgil's pious masterpiece lies the mythic story of Aeneas and his flight from burning Troy, taking with him across the Mediterranean the survivors of the Greek onslaught. Aeneas, after many travails and adventures, including a love affair with Dido Queen of Carthage and a visit to the underworld to see his father, ends up in Italy.

    Price: CDN$ 81.51

    • The Odyssey

    • Written by: Homer, Robert Fagles - translator
    • Narrated by: Ian McKellen
    • Length: 13 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The great adventure story tells of Odysseus, a veteran of the Trojan War, who - through a landscape peopled with monsters, sea nymphs, evil enchantresses, and vengeful gods - makes his tortuous way home to his faithful wife, Penelope. Shipwrecked numerous times, faced with apparently insurmountable obstacles, offered the temptations of ease, comfort, and even immortality, Odysseus remains steadfast and determined. Themes of courage and perseverance, fidelity and fortitude.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Reading & Story - good. Recording quality-lacking.

    • By Amazon Customer on 2018-09-28

    Price: CDN$ 40.04

    • The Persian Wars

    • Written by: Herodotus
    • Narrated by: Charlton Griffin
    • Length: 29 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Unquestionably, Herodotus has left mankind one of the world's greatest works of literature. The Persian Wars is part history, part geography, part anthropology...and completely entertaining. It possesses a charm that is legendary. But, over and above this, Herodotus has succeeded for all time in brilliantly expressing the conflict between the ideal of the free man defending his liberty within a state based on the rule of law, and that of the despot who bases his rule on brute force and whose subjects are considered slaves.

    Price: CDN$ 50.07

    • The Iliad

    • A New Translation by Caroline Alexander
    • Written by: Homer, Caroline Alexander - translator
    • Narrated by: Dominic Keating
    • Length: 19 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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      5 out of 5 stars 6
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    Carved close to the original Greek, acclaimed classicist Caroline Alexander's new translation is swift and lean, with the driving cadence of its source - a translation epic in scale yet devastating in its precision and power.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By T. Bachman on 2019-04-04

    Price: CDN$ 52.82

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