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The Red Flare: Cicero's On Old Age
On Old Age is a gentle text. It has the capacity to soothe us when we read it as much as it must have soothed Cicero to write it. It pleases because of its great good sense and lack of sentimentality; because it deals so straightforwardly with a complicated topic that none of us can avoid; and in the end because it gives an answer which will satisfy most of its readers to the famous question "O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?" (I Corinthians xv.55).

For anyone interested in Roman history or ancient philosophy, or reading the classics in translation.


The Right Thing to Do: Cicero's De Officiis

Cicero's De Officiis is, on its surface, a letter from Cicero to his son Marcus. It was, however, clearly intended for a much wider audience. The essay is about making decisions: how should we distinguish between right and wrong, and how should we determine, in any set of circumstances, how to behave? Cicero's essential message is clear: if we are always kind and considerate of other people, we cannot go wrong, but, if we think only of ourselves, we will always go wrong. This translation of Cicero's work is intended for anyone interested in Roman history or ancient philosophy, in reading the classics in translation, or in contemplating how to do the right thing.


They Said It First The Wisdom of the Ancient Greeks and Romans

They Said It First provides a unique twist on quotation collections: ancient Greek and Roman sayings, alongside English translations, are paired with their more modern counterparts. The likes of W. E. B. Dubois and Mark Twain may have eloquently expressed eternal truths and pithy witticisms—but frequently, Homer or Seneca the Younger got there first.


Vergil's Aeneid: Hero - War - Humanity

One of the pillars of the Western literary tradition, Vergil's Aeneid is also a terrific read: the story of a man whose city is destroyed in war, and of his journey to find his place in destiny. This epic has it all: adventures on the high seas, passion, battles, monsters, magic, meddling gods, and struggles that test the moral fiber of both men and women.


Voyage to Maryland (1633) Relatio Itineris in Marilandiam

Full color, exquisite gift book: the new world described with new eyes: Latin-English dual language edition.
This lively chronicle is an eyewitness account of American history. Voyage to Maryland (1633) details, through the eyes of Andrew White, S.J., the characters, settings and events of the 17th century expedition that resulted in the founding of the Maryland colony. A Jesuit priest and amateur naturalist, White had a curious nature, keen powers of observation and a vivid literary presentation. Through his unique sensibilities and talents, we are able to experience the wonders and perils — from the botanical to the spiritual — of his historic voyage.


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