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The Nibelungenlied: Translated Into Rhymed English Verse in the Metre of the Original

The Nibelungenlied: Translated Into Rhymed English Verse in the Metre of the Original

By George Henry Needler. The Nibelungenlied (“The Song of the Nibelungs”) is an epic poem originally written in in Middle High German around the year 1180. It tells the story… Read more »

The Nibelungenlied (Prose Translation)

The Nibelungenlied (Prose Translation)

Translated by Daniel B. Shumway. The Nibelungenlied (“The Song of the Nibelungs”) is an epic poem originally written in in Middle High German around the year 1180. It tells the… Read more »

The Jewish War

The Jewish War

By Flavius Josephus. Translated by William Whiston. The blood-drenched, firsthand account of the 66–70 AD war between Rome and the Jews, as told by a Jewish rebel fighter turncoat who… Read more »

Germania and Agricola

Germania and Agricola

By Tacitus. Translated by Alfred J. Church. Described by two prominent twentieth century leftist academics as one of the “most dangerous books ever written,” Roman historian Tacitus’s 98 AD work… Read more »

The Annals

The Annals

By Tacitus. Translated by Alfred J. Church. Regarded as his finest work, Tacitus’s Annals remain one of the most important sources of early Roman history. Written while he was a… Read more »

Histories

Histories

By Tacitus. Translated by Alfred J. Church. A new edition of the famous 100 AD work by Roman historian Publius Cornelius Tacitus which describes the one year period of anarchy… Read more »

The Chaucer Story Book

The Chaucer Story Book

By Eva March Tappan. A masterful retelling—in modern English—of a selection of The Canterbury Tales, one of the English language’s most popular and long-lasting literary works. Written at the end… Read more »

Stories of the East from Herodotus

Stories of the East from Herodotus

By Alfred J. Church.  Herodotus, the “father of history,” is possibly the most famous historian of all—and perhaps the most maligned, despite his clear warning at the start of his… Read more »

Stories from the Greek Comedians: Aristophanes, Philemon, Diphilus, Menander, Apollodorus

Stories from the Greek Comedians: Aristophanes, Philemon, Diphilus, Menander, Apollodorus

By Alfred J. Church.  The comedy of Classical Greece set the standard by which all of European—and ultimately world—comedic theater is judged. Here in this volume, the very best of… Read more »

Stories from the Greek Tragedians

Stories from the Greek Tragedians

By Alfred J. Church. A masterful retelling in modern English of thirteen of the best-known classical Greek tragedies from the genre’s most famous authors, Euripides, Aeschylus, and Sophocles. From the… Read more »

The Origin and Deeds of the Goths

The Origin and Deeds of the Goths

By Jordanes. Translated by Charles C. Mierow. De origine actibusque Getarum, or the Getica, is a summary of the now lost account by Cassiodorus of the origin and history of… Read more »

The Odyssey

The Odyssey

By Homer. Translated by Samuel Butler. The Odyssey, in part a sequel to the equally famous Iliad, is the second oldest extant work of Western European literature, composed in the eighth century… Read more »

The Iliad

The Iliad

By Homer. Translated by Samuel Butler. The Iliad, written more than 2.500 years ago, remains one of the classics of Western literature. It originally appeared in poem format, written in the… Read more »

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh

By R. Campbell Thompson. The Epic of Gilgamesh is among the earliest surviving works of literature, with the earliest versions dating from around the Third Dynasty of Ur in early Sumeria (2150-2000 BC)…. Read more »

The Republic

The Republic

By Plato. Translated by Benjamin Jowett. The complete and unabridged master translation, acknowledged as the most superior and accurate version of the original. The Republic is one of Plato’s most famous… Read more »

Lives of the Eminent Philosophers Volume II

Lives of the Eminent Philosophers Volume II

By Diogenes Laërtius. Translated by Robert Drew Hicks. A marvelous treatise which summarizes the lives, works and basic teachings of every famous ancient Greek philosopher. Written by a third century AD… Read more »

Lives of the Eminent Philosophers Volume I

Lives of the Eminent Philosophers Volume I

By Diogenes Laërtius. Translated by Robert Drew Hicks. A marvelous treatise which summarizes the lives, works and basic teachings of every famous ancient Greek philosopher. Written by a third century AD… Read more »

Against the Galilaeans: Roman Paganism’s Champion Argues against Christianity

Against the Galilaeans: Roman Paganism’s Champion Argues against Christianity

By Julian the Apostate (Flavius Claudius Julianus Augustus, Emperor of Rome 361—363 A.D.) First published in 363 AD., this is possibly the most censored book in history. Christian Church Father… Read more »

Germania et Britannia: A Roman Racial Study of Germans and Britons Circa 98 AD

Germania et Britannia: A Roman Racial Study of Germans and Britons Circa 98 AD

By Gaius Cornelius Tacitus. Roman senator and historian Tacitus provided a fascinating glimpse of the racial make-up, customs and culture of pre-Roman and pre-Christian European society in Germany and Britain… Read more »

The Gallic Wars

The Gallic Wars

By Julius Caesar. The most famous Roman of all’s first-hand account of his wars of conquest in Gaul (most of present-day France, Belgium and Switzerland) and an account of his… Read more »

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