The Essential Classics Hardback Book
From the epic stories of Homer to the philosophical insights of Marcus Aurelius, The Essential Classics is a bountiful anthology of one thousand years of Greek and Roman literature. It is a treasure trove of familiar masterworks by such visionaries as Sophocles, Aristotle, and Cicero.
Compiled and annotated by the prestigious publishing French publishing house, Les Belles Lettres, The Essential Classics includes biographical sketches which reveal the colorful lives of each author and lucid commentaries that guide the reader through the intricacies of the texts.
This collection further preserves the translations made by prominent American and British scholars now considered classic works in their own right. The volume also contains three maps, a chronological chart of the ancient world, and a table of Greek gods and their Roman equivalents.
This beautiful hardback FIRST edition consists of 644 pages of the greatest Ancient Greek and Latin texts all compiled in one convenient location, making the Essential Classics a welcome addition to any home library or office.