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Plato was a philosopher in Ancient Greece. He was an essential figure in the development of philosophy, especially the Western tradition, and he founded the Academy in Athens, the first institution of higher learning in the Western world.
Plato's dialogues have been used (and are still used) to teach a range of subjects, including philosophy, logic, ethics, rhetoric, religion and mathematics. His lasting themes include Platonic love, the theory of forms, the five regimes, innate knowledge, among others. His theory of forms launched a unique perspective on abstract objects, and led to a school of thought called Platonism.
/> The Complete Plato
Part 1: Early Dialogues
Part 2: Middle Dialogues
Part 3: Late Dialogues
Part 4: The Republic
I: Of Wealth, Justice, Moderation, and their Opposites
II: The Individual, the State, and Education
III: The Arts in Education
IV: Wealth, Poverty, and Virtue
V: On Matrimony and Philosophy
VI: The Philosophy of Government
VII: On Shadows and Realities in Education
VIII: Four Forms of Government
IX: On Wrong or Right Government, and the Pleasures of Each
X: The Recompense of Life
Part 5: The Laws
Marcus Aurelius was born in Rome in 121 AD and would become its Emperor from 161 to 180. Considered by Machiavelli as the last of the good Emperors, Marcus Aurelius would become one of the most important of the Stoic philosophers.
The 'Meditations,' which he wrote in Greek, are among the most noteworthy expressions of this system, and exhibit it favorably on its practical side. The work is a series of twelve books that he intended for his own guidance and self-improvement, which picture with faithfulness the mind and character of this noblest of the Emperors. Simple in style and sincere in tone, they record for all time the height reached by pagan aspiration in its effort to solve the problem of conduct.
'The Elements of Style' (1918), by William Strunk, Jr., is an American English writing style guide. It is the best-known, most influential prescriptive treatment of English grammar and usage, and often is required reading and usage in U.S. high school and university composition classes. This edition of 'The Elements of Style' details eight elementary rules of usage, ten elementary principles of composition, 'a few matters of form', and a list of commonly misused words and expressions.
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125 of the most famous, classic fairy tales.
Includes The Ugly Duckling, The Toad, The Emperor's New Suit, The Ice Maiden, Thumbelina, The Princess and the Pea, The Snow Queen, and many, many more.
The Art of War' is an ancient Chinese military treatise dating from the 5th century BC and is attributed to the ancient Chinese military strategist Sun Tzu. The text is composed of 13 chapters, each of which is devoted to one aspect of warfare and it is commonly thought of as a definitive work on military strategy and tactics. It was placed at the head of China's Seven Military Classics upon the collection's creation in 1080 by Emperor Shenzong of Song, and has long been the most influential strategy text in East Asia. It has had an influence on Eastern and Western military thinking, business tactics, legal strategy and beyond.