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NLS: Overseas Outlook

JulyDecember 2013
Volume 36, Number 2

Government shutdown

Patrons may or may not be aware that the U.S. government was shut down from October 1 to October 16, 2013. During this time, NLS, which is part of the Library of Congress, was also shut down, as Congress had not authorized a budget. This put NLS in a difficult situation where we could not reply to patrons’ inquiries, send books, or deliver equipment to our patrons. We regret any inconvenience this may have caused.

Audiobooks

NLS encourages readers to use digital books, as cassette books will eventually be phased out. Readers who are currently using cassette books can request digital players from the overseas librarian. NLS also encourages readers to use the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service, http://nlsbard.loc.gov, which allows readers to download audio and braille books, magazines, and music materials in a matter of minutes. By downloading digital materials, readers can avoid the slow turn-around associated with receiving and returning books by mail. Readers who wish more information about BARD should contact the overseas librarian.

Mobile applications

NLS has released the BARD Mobile app for iOS devices, which enables NLS patrons who have a BARD account to download audio and braille books, magazines, and music scores directly to their iPhones, iPads, or iPod touches. The app is free of charge and available at Apple’s online app store. To download it, visit http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bard-mobile/id705229586. Patrons who experience difficulty finding the app should enter the term “bardmobile” or “nls” in the app store’s search engine.

A BARD Mobile user guide is available in the Help section of the app and online at http://nlsbard.loc.gov/apidocs/BARDMobile.userguide. A video introduction to the BARD Mobile application is available at www.loc.gov/today/cyberlc/feature_wdesc.php?rec=5955. The BARD Mobile How-To Series, a set of tutorials, is also available from the Library of Congress channel on YouTube at www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpAGnumt6iV7Aap_-C8b-8pR_HCxnh_Ls.

If you have any questions or concerns about the application or wish to report any technical problems, please send an e-mail to bardmobilesupport@loc.gov.

Sailing around the world using BARD

by overseas patron Beverly Collins

I was diagnosed with glaucoma at the age of fifty, more than ten years ago. It has become very difficult for me to read text, especially after a long day, and I find it too tiring to read at night before going to sleep. I miss that lovely, time-honored ritual!

Aware that I may spend my rocking-chair days with little or no vision, I decided now, while I can, to join my husband in his long-held dream of sailing around the world. So I said yes, learned to sail at sixty, studied meteorology, installed our watermaker, added two dozen useful knots to the five that I remembered from Girl Scouts, sold or gave away everything we owned, earned a USCG master’s license, and moved on board a 46-foot cutter-rigged sailing yacht. We sailed from Seattle in September 2011 and have since visited Mexico, French Polynesia, Niue, Tonga, and New Zealand.

After two entire years passed during which I had read a total of three or four books, I found myself tearful over the loss of my precious library. Google, I believe, told me that a Book service was available through the Library of Congress. And further research indicated that audiobooks were free to me, in generous supply, available in digital format for U.S. citizens overseas. 

The introduction of the NLS BARD app for iPhone devices is a wonderful thing for me. My husband Robbie and I take turns being on watch. One of us sleeps, or downloads weather charts, or prepares a meal while the other sails the boat and watches the radar and AIS (a radio-based automatic identification system that shows nearby vessels right on our chartplotter at the helm, their speed, heading, and sometimes even name and description). 

What could be better than watching the sunset and the waves, or the moon and stars above, while listening to a brilliant Book ? Or the history of the country we are approaching? We’re still in New Zealand and don’t expect to sail much further west for another year or two, but I'm already studying the fascinating history (by John Keay) of India, thanks to the thoughtful recommendation of NLS BARD staff who thought it might interest me.

What a wonderful service is provided by our government through the NLS. For people like me who have disabilities but don’t want to be deterred from adventure, the NLS BARD service is a priceless gift! How fortunate we are, in so many ways.

Readers’ input

NLS receives information and advice on its program through two standing committees: the Collection Development Advisory Group and the National Audio Equipment Advisory Committee. Overseas patrons may also contact the overseas librarian directly with ideas on the development of the NLS Book collection or on playback equipment. Your comments and suggestions concerning the NLS program are always welcome.

Transformers

NLS is currently out of transformers, which are on order and expected to be available by the end of the year.

Music services

NLS provides music services overseas to U.S. citizens registered for its braille and talking-Book program. Music scores in braille and large print are available to borrow, as well as audio materials for music instruction and music appreciation. Instructional courses range from piano to tin whistle and include titles on music theory. Music appreciation titles include biographies of classical and popular composers and information about contemporary, folk, jazz, and other musical genres.

Many braille and audio items are available for download from BARD. For the most updated listing, see the online catalog available at http://nlscatalog.loc.gov or request a catalog from the Music Section. Knowledge of the braille music code is necessary when reading braille scores. Following are a few titles that exemplify the collection.

Intro to the Piano for the Visually Impaired by Bill Brown
DBM 01719 (Available for download)
Learn the basics of piano playing without any written or braille materials.

How to Listen and Understand Great Music by Robert Greenberg
DBM 01532 (Available for download)
Dr. Robert Greenberg provides a chronological narrative of classical music from the ancient world to the twentieth century.

Musical Ideas of Mel Tormé
DBM 00150 (Available for download)
Insights into jazz. Tormé discusses his vocal style and the vocal trademarks of other singers.

The History of the Musical by Richard Fawkes
DBM 02889 (Available for download)
The history of the musical, illustrated with more than 100 musical examples by Naxos artists and other singers.

Gerry Mulligan
DBM 01248 (Available for download)
From the Piano Jazz series on NPR, Marian McPartland interviews Gerry Mulligan and plays a piano duet of “Blue Angst” with the baritone jazz saxophonist.

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Minibibliography: Literature of Ancient Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages

Each issue of Overseas Outlook includes a bibliography on a subject that may be of interest to our patrons. This issue features a minibibliography on literature of ancient Greece and Rome and the Middle Ages. The bibliography includes anthologies of major works that may include the same titles. It presents older titles from the NLS collection as well as newer titles to provide a range of selections. NLS strives to ensure that readers are provided the latest translations in addition to classic versions.

The Aeneid by Virgil
Epic Latin verse composed by Virgil during the last ten years of his life, 29 to 19 B.C.E. Beginning with the legend of Aeneas, a Trojan hero who founded a settlement in Italy, the poem celebrates the Roman Empire's expansion and the achievements of Emperor Augustus. 2006.
RC 64204
BR 10294

Aeschylus I—Oresteia, Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, and The Eumenides by Aeschylus
Three ancient Greek tragedies written and performed in the fifth century B.C.E. The trilogy of plays comprising Oresteia relates the murder of Agamemnon, the return of his son Orestes to avenge his father's death and regain the throne, and Orestes's flight from Argos. Translation, introduction, and critical commentary by Richmond Lattimore. 1953.
RC 58751

Aias (Ajax) by Sophocles
Modern translation by Herbert Golder and Richard Pevear of a lesser-known Sophocles tragedy in which the hero Aias is betrayed by his comrades, who secretly confer the dead Achilles's armor on Aias's rival, Odysseus. The shamed Aias sees no honorable course but suicide. 1999.
DB/RC 50085

The Annals by Tacitus
Roman politician's classic history of Rome from 14 C.E., when Tiberius became emperor, to 68 C.E., when Nero committed suicide. Describes corruption, scandals, wars, poisonings, and murders that were part of imperial life. Translated, with introduction and notes, by University of Virginia professor A.J. Woodman. 2004.
RC 63172

Antigone by Sophocles
Creon, king of Thebes, declares his nephew a traitor and refuses to permit his burial. The determined Antigone defies her uncle Creon and performs a symbolic burial for her dead brother. Their clash of wills is the crux of Sophocles's classic tragedy, written in the fourth century B.C.E. 1973.
RC 17939

Dialogos por Plato
Version establecida a la vista de los mejores textos por Juan Garriga. Con unas notas prologales de Rafael W. Emerson. (Plato's well-known philosophical dialogues on love, beauty, death, and immortality. Includes The Apology, Crito, Phaedo, The Banquet, and Phaedro. Prologue by Rafael W. Emerson.) 1970.
RC 12958

Dialogues and Letters by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Selected writings from the work of Latin philosopher, Lucius Annaeus Seneca (ca. 4 B.C.E.–65 C.E.). Includes his dialogues On the Shortness of Life and On Tranquility of Mind, which state stoic ideals. Translated by Rhodes scholar and professor of classics, C.D.N. Costa. 1997.
RC 55500

Electra by Sophocles
Greek tragedy about Electra and her brother Orestes, children of Agamemnon, who slay their mother and her lover to avenge their father's murder. 1938.
BR 05439

Electra and Other Plays: Ajax, Electra, Women of Trachis, Philoctetes by Sophocles
Four fifth-century B.C.E. Greek plays. Ajax, angered when the armor of Achilles is awarded to his rival Odysseus, commits suicide. Electra and her brother slay their mother and her lover to avenge their father's murder. Deianeira creates disaster preparing for the return of her husband in Women of Trachis. Victim of cruelty Philoctetes possesses the power to take Troy. 1953.
RC 45519

Euripides V: The Complete Greek Tragedies by Euripides
The protagonist in Electra, first produced in 413 B.C.E., commits the same atrocity for which she seeks justice. The Phoenician Women, appearing soon after, is based on the Oedipus legend. The Bacchae, a posthumous play, contrasts extreme religious experience with the belief that wisdom comes from self-knowledge and the intellect. 1960.
RC 37291

The Golden Ass of Apuleius translated by William Adlington
A ribald romance about the adventures of a young philosopher. Composed by the Roman writer in the second century C.E. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 1967.
RC 16473

Herodotus: New Translation, Selections, Backgrounds, Commentaries by Herodotus
Excerpts from the writings of the fifth-century B.C.E Greek historian and traveler known as the "father of history," translated by Walter Blanco. Describes the wars and worlds, even folktales and gossip, of ancient Greece, Persia, Egypt, and Italy. 1992.
RC 58293

The Histories by Herodotus
Shrewd analysis of geopolitics in the ancient world and a lively account of the decisive struggles between democratic Greece and totalitarian Persia. 1976.
RC 15123

History of the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
Written in the fifth century B.C.E. by an Athenian commander, this is a history of the twenty-seven-year conflict between Athens, a democratic state and sea power, and the states of the Peloponnese headed by Sparta, a conservative power with an efficient military force. 1993.
RC 42452
BR 10511

The Iliad by Homer
(translated by Robert Fagles, 1990)
Epic Greek poem written during the eighth century B.C.E. and attributed to Homer. Relates the events of a few days of battle near the end of the Trojan War. Focuses on Achilles's withdrawal from the fight and its disastrous effects on the Greek campaign.
RC 66356 (translated by Robert Fagles, 1990)
RC 51266 (translated by Robert Fitzgerald, 1977)
BR 09449 (translated by Richmond Lattimore, 1995)

La Iliada por Homer
El poema épico de los antiguos griegos en una traducción directa y literal. Cuenta la leyenda de la Guerra Tryoyana, la ira de Aquiles contra Agamemón y sus graves consecuencias. (Epic Greek poem in a direct, literal translation. Drawn from the legends of the Trojan War, the poem tells of Achilles's wrath against Agamemnon and its dire consequences.) 1985.
RC 24769

The Jewish War by Flavius Josephus
Account of the failed first-century Jewish rebellion against Rome, written by rebel leader Josephus (c. 37–100 C.E.), later a captive who changed loyalties. Details Judaean life under Roman rule, the destruction of Jerusalem and the Jewish Temple, and the resistance at Masada. Portrays Herod, Emperor Vespasian, and others. Violence. 1970.
RC 59890

The Knights, Peace, Wealth, The Birds, and The Assembly Women by Aristophanes
Five comedies by prolific Greek playwright, produced during the late fifth and early fourth centuries B.C.E. The Knights satirizes the corrupt leadership of Athens during the Spartan war. 1978.
RC 44927

The Loves, The Art of Beauty, The Remedies for Love, and The Art of Love by Ovid
In these poems composed in his late youth, the renowned Roman poet presents himself as a professor of the amatory arts and guarantees his pupils success if they follow his instructions. Considered scandalous in 1 B.C.E., these poems, translated by Rolfe Humphries, are enjoyed today. 1988.
RC 27993
BR 07366

Lysistrata by Aristophanes
During the Peloponnesian War, Lysistrata persuades the wives of Athens and Sparta to refuse sexual favors to their husbands until peace is concluded. Descriptions of sex. 1964.
RC 17877

Medea and Other Plays: Medea, Hecabe, Electra, Heracles by Euripides
Four dramas by the playwright called "the most tragic of poets" by Aristotle dwell on the subject of human suffering. Among Euripides's practices were the use of the chorus for commentary and the use of contemporary language in the speech of heroes. 1963.
RC 38420

Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
Ethical and spiritual reflections of the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius (121–180 C.E.), written during the last decade of his life. Offers advice and insight on daily conduct, leadership, and personal integrity. Translation and introduction by Gregory Hays. 2002.
RC 58577
BR 14342

Metamorphoses by Ovid
Collection of narrative poems draws together stories of Greek and Roman legend. The theme is transformation, as Jove changes himself into a swan, Narcissus becomes a flower, and Midas is given the ears of an ass. 1955.
RC 26228
BR 07318

Natural History: A Selection by Pliny the Elder
Overview of Roman scientific understanding during the first century C.E. Presents facts about astronomy, geography, zoology, botany, medicine, art, and architecture. Includes anecdotes and personal commentary. 1991.
RC 49728

Nicomachean Ethics by Aristotle
In this ethical treatise, Aristotle reasons that the ultimate goal of life is happiness; the highest happiness, however, is not achieved through pleasure, fame, or wealth but through contemplation―which exercises the rational power peculiar only to humans. 1962.
RC 16562

The Odyssey by Homer
After the Trojan War, Odysseus begins a ten-year voyage back to Ithaca, during which he relies on his wit and wiliness to survive encounters with Poseidon, god of oceans, and other divine and natural forces.
The Odyssey (translated by Robert Fitzgerald, 1980)
The Odyssey (translated by Robert Fagles, 1996)
RC 43541 (translated by Robert Fitzgerald, 1980)
BR 02752 (translated by Richard Lattimore, 1975)
BR 12113 (translated by Robert Fagles, 1996)

Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles
Formerly exiled by the people of Thebes, Oedipus is now sought by them because of a prophecy by the Oracle of Delphi. Oedipus spurns the Thebans, though, offering his body to Attica with the promise that Attica will have good fortune if he is buried in its soil. 1948.
RC 18412

Oedipus the King by Sophocles
Warned by the Delphic oracle that he will kill his father and marry his mother, Oedipus tries to prevent this destiny. 1970.
RC 15351

Plato's The Republic by Plato
Classic dialogues between Socrates and his friends concerning justice in man and the state, the Platonic theory of ideas, and concepts of nature, poetry, and philosophy. 1980.
RC 50843

The Pocket Aristotle: Selections from Psychology, Physics, Politics, Nicomachean Ethics, Metaphysics, and Poetics edited by Justin D. Kaplan
Selections from the writings and lectures of the Greek philosopher and scientist, who was Plato's pupil and Alexander the Great's teacher. 1958.
RC 44359

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The Poems of Catullus by Gaius Valerius Catullus
Though the dates of birth and death of the Roman poet are uncertain, it is believed he was born in 84 B.C.E. and died about 54 B.C.E. The son of a wealthy citizen of Verona, he made Rome his home, where he was considered the most brilliant of a circle of young men who cultivated Greek literature. Best known for his lyric poems, Catullus expresses the rapture of first love, the anguish of disillusionment, and the pangs of bereavement. 1966.
RC 26852

Portrait of Socrates: Being The Apology, Crito, and Phaedo of Plato in an English Translation by Plato
Contains three works written by Plato, pupil of Socrates. The Apology professes to be the speech Socrates made in his defense at his trial. In Crito, the philosopher discusses why he refuses to escape from prison. The Phaedo reports the last hours of Socrates before his execution and shares his discourses on the immortality of the soul. 1938.
RC 17407

Plutarch: The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans, Vol. 1 edited by Arthur Hugh Clough
Biographical accounts of noble Greeks and Romans from mythological times through the early second century C.E. This 1864 revision of Dryden's classic seventeenth-century translation compares the character, moral conduct, and fates of such noted figures as Theseus and Romulus, providing descriptions of social life in the Mediterranean world. 1864.
RC 44495

Plutarch: The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans, Vol. 2 edited by Arthur Hugh Clough
Biographical accounts of noble Greeks and Romans from mythological times through the early second century C.E. This 1864 revision of Dryden's classic seventeenth-century translation compares the character, moral conduct, and fates of such noted figures as Demosthenes and Cicero, providing descriptions of social life in the Mediterranean world. 1864.
RC 44514
BR 12636

La Republica por Plato
Los diálogos clásicos entre Sócrates y varios amigos sobre la justicia en el hombre y en el Estado, la teorịa platóníca de las ideas, y el concepto de la naturaleza, la poesía y la filosofia. (Classic dialogues between Socrates and his friends concerning justice in man and the state, the Platonic theory of ideas, and concepts of nature, poetry, and philosophy.) 1980.
RC 20675

Satirical Sketches by Lucian
Twenty-three pieces by Greek orator Lucian (115–200 C.E.) take aim at love, prostitution, and philosophy. From "The Dream" to "Alexander," the satires display Lucian's skepticism about conflicting creeds and all forms of belief in the supernatural. Translated from the Greek and introduced by Paul Turner. 1961.
RC 59767

The Satyricon by Petronius and The Apocolocyntosis by Seneca
Translated from Latin and introduced by J.P. Sullivan. The Satyricon describes the adventures of a pleasure-seeking, educated rogue in Nero's Rome. The Apocolocyntosis's satirical prose and verse attempts to win Nero's favor by ridiculing his predecessor, Claudius. 1986.
RC 55937

The Symposium by Plato
Explores the philosophy of love and physical desire. Various views on the subject are offered. Socrates opines that love goes beyond sensuality and can guide one to a realization of absolute beauty in the world of the ideal. 1951.
RC 44686

Tales from Ovid retold by Ted Hughes
Hughes, England's poet laureate, brings a vigorous contemporary tone to his twentieth-century renditions of such Romanized Greek myths and legends as "Echo and Narcissus," "Venus and Adonis," "Arachne," "Midas," and "Pvramus and Thisbe." 1997.
BR 13929

Ten Famous Lives by Plutarch
Condensed from their original Latin are profiles of Themistocles, Pericles, Alcibades, Demosthenes, Alexander the Great, Fabius, Cato the Elder, Julius Caesar, Cicero, and Marc Antony. The editor's introduction summarizes the history of Greece and Rome. For senior high and older readers. 1962.
RC 19910

Three Comedies: The Birds, The Clouds, The Wasps by Aristophanes
Three fifth-century B.C.E. plays. In The Birds, Plausible and Hopeful flee Athens in search of a simple life and persuade the birds to found a city that becomes utopian. The Clouds is a satire on corruption in general and the sophist movement in particular. The Wasps is a political comedy about the Athenian legal system and its penchant for bribing the jury. 1969.
RC 37136

Three Plays by Euripides
In Alcestis a queen agrees to die to save her husband's life. Iphigenia in Tauris is a melodrama with a happy ending and Hippolytus is a tragedy portraying Phaedra's unreasoning passion for her chaste stepson Phillip. 1974.
RC 19168

The Three Theban Plays: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles
Plays from the fifth century B.C.E. In Oedipus the King an oracle warns a young man that he will kill his father and marry his mother. In Oedipus at Colonus the people of Thebes seek the return of the aged exile. In Antigone the new king of Thebes refuses to permit his nephew's burial. Antigone defies his edict and suffers the consequences. 1984.
RC 59315
BR 11058

The Transformations of Lucius, Otherwise Known as The Golden Ass by Apuleius
An allegory of the maturing of man, this picaresque romance concerns the metamorphosis of the hero into an ass. 1950.
BR 00199

The Works of Plato edited by Irwin Edman
Selected writings of Plato portraying the philosophy, themes, and ethics of Socrates. Using Socratic dialogs, Plato explores essential moral and metaphysical questions of life and reality. He limns the vision of a perfect society in his capstone work, The Republic. 1928.
RC 41107

The Middle Ages

Beowulf: A New Verse Translation translated by Seamus Heaney
Nobel laureate Heaney presents a bilingual edition of the tenth-century Anglo-Saxon epic, which includes the original poem in Old English along with his new modern English verse translation. The poem chronicles the feats of Scandinavian warrior Beowulf, who battles with monsters and brings wisdom to leadership. Whitbread Award. 2000. Bestseller.
RC 49742
BR 12591

The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer, translated by Nevill Coghill
A poetic comedy from fourteenth-century England. During the annual April pilgrimage to Thomas Becket's shrine at Canterbury, the travelers stop at the Tabard Inn, where their host suggests a story-telling contest. The jovial tellers of the ribald tales include a friar, summoner, nun's priest, and miller. 1977.
RC 20461
BR 00466

The Decameron by Giovanni Boccaccio, translated by Peter E. Bondanella and Mark Musa
One hundred tales reflecting life in fourteenth-century Italy, as narrated by men and women finding refuge in the country from a plague in Florence. Depicts adventures, customs, lusts, and loves of people representing all social strata from noblemen to peasants. Some explicit descriptions of sex. 1982.
RC 57414
BR 05468

The Divine Comedy by Dante Alighieri, translated by John Ciardi
Translation of Dante's classic epic poem. Dante describes being lost in a frightening forest, meeting the poet Virgil, and being conducted by Virgil through hell, "The Inferno"; purgatory, "The Purgatorio"; and paradise, "The Paradiso." 1970.
RC 30589
BR 12134

Le Morte d'Arthur by Thomas Malory
New edition of Malory's fifteenth-century compilation of Arthurian legends, designed for modern readers. Malory begins with the birth of Arthur, retells medieval tales of the Knights of the Round Table (including their quest for the Holy Grail), and concludes with King Arthur's death. Editor R.M. Lumiansky also considers a manuscript discovered in Winchester, England, in 1934. 1982.
RC 35429

The Poetry of Petrarch by Francesco Petrarca, translated by David Young
The complete Canzoniere, 366 sonnets by the fourteenth-century Tuscan poet Francesco Petrarca (1304–1374). The songBook expresses Petrarca's unrequited obsession with a woman named Laura. 2004.
RC 72024

The Portable Medieval Reader by James Bruce Ross, translated by Mary Martin McLaughlin
This collection presents works by writers of the Middle Ages on topics such as theology, history, travel, science, education, and imaginative literature. Includes pieces by Geoffrey Chaucer, Leonardo da Vinci, Pope Gregory X, Thomas Becket, St. Francis of Assisi, Roger Bacon, and St. Thomas Aquinas. 1949.
RC 29569

Selections from the Canzoniere and Other Works by Francesco Petrarca, translated by Mark Musa
Modern English translation of two autobiographical prose pieces—"Letter to Posterity" and "The Ascent of Mount Ventoux"—by the Italian poet Francesco Petrarca (1304–1374), known as Petrarch. Also includes selected love poems inspired by Laura, his unrequited passion. 1985.

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo translated by J.R.R. Tolkien
Three medieval poems from the age of Arthurian legend, translated into modern English by the author of The Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings trilogy. 1975.

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Cassette

Book Number Title
RC 16338 The Aeneid
RC 64204 The Aeneid
RC 58751 Aeschylus I—Oresteia: Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, and The Eumenides
RC 50085 Aias (Ajax)
RC 63172 The Annals
RC 17939 Antigone
RC 12958 Dialogos
RC 55500 Dialogues and Letters
RC 45519 Electra and Other Plays: Ajax, Electra, Women of Trachis, Philoctetes
RC 37291 Euripides V: The Complete Greek Tragedies
RC 16473 The Golden Ass of Apuleius
RC 58293 Herodotus: New Translation, Selections, Backgrounds, Commentaries
RC 15123 The Histories
RC 42452 History of the Peloponnesian War
RC 66356 The Iliad (translated by Robert Fagles, 1990)
RC 51266  The Iliad (translated by Robert Fitzgerald, 1977) 
RC 24769  La Iliada
RC 59890 The Jewish War
RC 44927 The Knights, Peace, Wealth, The Birds, and The Assembly Women
RC 27993 The Loves, The Art of Beauty, The Remedies for Love, and The Art of Love
RC 17877 Lysistrata
RC 38420 Medea and Other Plays: Medea, Hecabe, Electra, Heracles
RC 58577 Meditations
RC 26228 Metamorphoses
RC 49728 Natural History: A Selection
RC 16562 Nicomachean Ethics
RC 18412 Oedipus at Colonus
RC 15351 Oedipus the King
RC 43541 The Odyssey (translated by Robert Fitzgerald, 1980)
RC 50843 Plato’s The Republic
RC 20675 La Republica
RC 44359 The Pocket Aristotle: Selections from Psychology, Physics, Politics, Nicomachean Ethics, Metaphysics, and Poetics
RC 26852 The Poems of Catullus
RC 17407 Portrait of Socrates: Being The Apology, Crito, and Phaedoof Plato in an English Translation
RC 44495 Plutarch: The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans, Vol. 1
RC 44514 Plutarch: The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans, Vol. 2
RC 59767 Satirical Sketches
RC 55937 The Satyricon and The Apocolocyntosis by Seneca
RC 44686 The Symposium
RC 19910 Ten Famous Lives
RC 37136 Three Comedies: The Birds, The Clouds, and The Wasps
RC 19168 Three Plays
RC 59315 The Three Theban Plays: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colones
RC 41107 The Works of Plato

Digital

Book Number Title
DB 16338 The Aeneid
DB 64204 The Aeneid
DB 58751 Aeschylus I—Oresteia, Agamemnon, The Libation Bearers, and The Eumenides
DB 50085 Aias (Ajax)
DB 63172 The Annals
DB 17939 Antigone
DB 12958 Dialogos
DB 55500 Dialogues and Letters
DB 37291 Euripides V: Complete Greek Tragedies
DB 16473 The Golden Ass of Apuleius
DB 58293 Herodotus: New Translation, Selections, Backgrounds, Commentaries
DB 42452 History of the Peloponnesian War
DB 66356 The Iliad (translated by Robert Fagles, 1990)
DB 24769 La Iliada
DB 59890 The Jewish War
DB 44927 The Knights, Peace, Wealth, The Birds, and The Assembly Women
DB 27993 The Loves, The Art of Beauty, The Remedies for Love, and The Art of Love
DB 17877 Lysistrata
DB 58577 Meditations
DB 26228 Metamorphoses
DB 49728 Natural History: A Selection
DB 16562 Nicomachean Ethics
DB 18412 Oedipus at Colonus
DB 15351 Oedipus the King
DB 43541 The Odyssey (translated by Robert Fitzgerald, 1980)
DB 72052 The Odyssey (translated by Robert Fagles, 1996)
DB 44359 The Pocket Aristotle: Selections from Psychology, Physics, Politics Nicomachean Ethics, Metaphysics, and Poetics
DB 17407 Portrait of Socrates: Being The Apology, Crito, and Phaedo of Plato in an English Translation
DB 44495 Plutarch: The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans, Vol. 1
DB 44514 Plutarch: The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans, Vol. 2
DB 59767 Satirical Sketches
DB 55937 The Satyricon and The Apocolocyntosis by Seneca
DB 19910 Ten Famous Lives
DB 37136 Three Comedies: The Birds, The Clouds, and The Wasps
DB 19168 Three Plays
DB 59315 The Three Theban Plays: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colones
DB 41107 The Works of Plato

Braille

Book Number Title
BR 10294 The Aeneid
BR 05439 Electra
BR 10511 History of the Peloponnesian War
BR 09449 The Iliad (translated by Richmond Lattimore, 1995)
BR 07366 The Loves, The Art of Beauty, The Remedies for Love, and The Art of Love
BR 14342 Meditations
BR 07318 Metamorphoses
BR 02752 The Odyssey (translated by Richmond Lattimore, 1975)
BR 12113 The Odyssey (translated by Robert Fagles, 1996)
BR 12636 Plutarch: The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans, Vol. 2
BR 13929 Tales from Ovid
BR 11058 The Three Theban Plays: Antigone, Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colones
BR 00199 The Transformations of Lucius, Otherwise Known as The Golden Ass

Middle Ages

Casette

Book Number Title
RC 49742 Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
RC 20461 The Canterbury Tales
RC 57414 The Decameron
RC 30589 The Divine Comedy
RC 35429 Le Morte d’Arthur
RC 72024 The Poetry of Petrarch
RC 29569 The Portable Medieval Reader

Digital

Book Number Title
DB 49742 Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
DB 20461 The Canterbury Tales
DB 57414 The Decameron
DB 30589 The Divine Comedy
DB 35429 Le Morte d'Arthur
DB 72024 The Poetry of Petrarch
DB 29569 The Portable Medieval Reader
DB 59054 Selections from the Canzoniere and Other Works
DB 56740 Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo

Braille

Book Number Title
BR 12591 Beowulf: A New Verse Translation 
BR 00466 The Canterbury Tales
BR 05468 The Decameron
BR 12134 The Divine Comedy

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Posted on 2014-01-29