How to Tell a StoryAn Ancient Guide to the Art of Storytelling for Writers and Readers

An inviting and highly readable new translation of Aristotle’s complete Poetics—the first and best introduction to the art of writing and understanding stories

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HannibalRome's Greatest Enemy

Telling the story of a man who stood against the overwhelming power of the mighty Roman empire, Hannibal is the biography of a man who, against all odds, dared to change the course of history. 

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The Rule of St. BenedictAn Introduction to the Contemplative Life

The Rule of St. Benedict has governed monastic communities for centuries, but it is far more than a standard religious text. The Rule is, above all, a handbook for living a deliberate life—no matter your religious background or beliefs.

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How to Think about GodAn Ancient Guide for Believers and Nonbelievers

A vivid and accessible new translation of Cicero’s influential Stoic writings on the divine featuring an introduction, suggestions for further reading, and the original Latin on facing pages.

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How to Be a FriendAn Ancient Guide to True Friendship

A splendid new translation of one of the greatest books on friendship ever written. In a world where social media, online relationships, and relentless self-absorption threaten the very idea of deep and lasting friendships, the search for true friends is more important than ever. In this short book, which is one of the greatest ever  … Read more

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