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Classical Literature



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The Jewish War


Josephus, Martin Hammond, Martin Goodman

February 2017

Oxford World's Classics

In AD 70 the city of Jerusalem was destroyed by Roman forces after a 6 month siege, the world-famous temple burnt to the ground. This was the disastrous outcome of a Jewish revolt against Roman domination beginning in AD 66 with high hopes and early success, but soon became mired in factional conflict, at its most extreme within Jerusalem itself.

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Oedipus the King and Other Tragedies: Oedipus the King, Aias, Philoctetes, Oedipus at Colonus


Sophocles, Oliver Taplin

March 2016

Oxford World's Classics

This original and distinctive verse translation of four of Sophocles' plays conveys the vitality of his poetry and the vigour of the plays as performed showpieces, encouraging the reader to relish the sound of the spoken verse and the potential for song within the lyrics.

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Scribes and Scholars: A Guide to the Transmission of Greek and Latin Literature

Fourth Edition


L. D. Reynolds, N. G. Wilson

December 2013

It explores how the texts from classical Greece and Rome have survived and gives an account of the reasons why it was thought worthwhile to preserve them for future generations. In this 4th edition adjustments have been made to the text and the notes have been revised in order to take account of advances in scholarship over the last twenty years.

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The Satyricon


Petronius, P. G. Walsh

March 2009

Oxford World's Classics

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Classical Literary Criticism


D. A. Russell, Michael Winterbottom

July 2008

Oxford World's Classics

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