13 Best Greek & Roman Literature

List Updated April 2020

Bestselling Greek & Roman Literature in 2020


The Book of Greek and Roman Folktales, Legends, and Myths

The Book of Greek and Roman Folktales, Legends, and Myths
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • PRINCETON

Literature Pockets, Greek & Roman Myths, Grades 4-6

Literature Pockets, Greek & Roman Myths, Grades 4-6
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • 8.5X11

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths

D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • D Aulaire s Book of Greek Myths

Romans (Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament)

Romans (Exegetical Guide to the Greek New Testament)
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020

Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes

Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • Great product!

Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths

Heroes, Gods and Monsters of the Greek Myths
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020

The Hidden Oracle (Trials of Apollo, The Book One)

The Hidden Oracle (Trials of Apollo, The Book One)
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020

Classical Tragedy - Greek and Roman: Eight Plays in Authoritative Modern Translations

Classical Tragedy - Greek and Roman: Eight Plays in Authoritative Modern Translations
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Classical Tragedy - Greek and Roman Applause Books Series Softcover Written by Various Authors
  • A collection of eight plays along with accompanying critical essays
  • Includes: The Oresteia - Aeschylus; Prometheus Bound - Aeschylus; Oedipus the King - Sophocles; Antigone - Sophocles; Medea - Euripides; The Bakkhai - Euripides; Oedipus - Seneca; Medea - Seneca
  • A collection of eight plays along with accompanying critical essays
  • Includes: The Oresteia - Aeschylus; Prometheus Bound - Aeschylus; Oedipus the King - Sophocles; Antigone - Sophocles; Medea - Euripides; The Bakkhai - Euripides; Oedipus - Seneca; Medea - Seneca

The Trials of Apollo Book Two The Dark Prophecy

The Trials of Apollo Book Two The Dark Prophecy
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • First Edition, First Printing, and Exclusive Edition

Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians)

Percy Jackson and the Olympians 5 Book Paperback Boxed Set (new covers w/poster) (Percy Jackson & the Olympians)
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020
  • Disney-Hyperion

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)

The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 1)
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020
  • Book 1 of 5 in the Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series

The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)

The Sea of Monsters (Percy Jackson and the Olympians, Book 2)
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • Disney-Hyperion

The Heroes of Olympus Paperback Boxed Set

The Heroes of Olympus Paperback Boxed Set
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Disney-Hyperion

Famous Latin Quotes

Many of the quotes and phrases that we use regularly today were coined by Roman writers in Latin. Most of the famous quotes are part of larger texts but their meanings still have relevance today.

Famous Latin quotes such as Virgils' "love conquers all things" are still used verbatim, but others such as a quote by Plautus, "Done is done, it cannot be made undone" have been slightly modified over the years but retain their original meaning.

Here is a list of some of the more common phrases in the original Latin and translated into English. See how many you recognize and use on a daily basis.

Timendi causa est nescire ~Seneca
Ignorance is the cause of fear.

Audentis fortuna iuvat ~Virgil
Fortune favors the brave.

Ipsa scientia potesta est ~Bacon
Knowledge itself is power.

Amor vincit omnia ~Virgil
Love conquers all things.

Lapsus linguae
A slip of the tongue

Carpe diem ~Horace
Seize the day.

Errare humanum est ~ Seneca the Younger
To err is human.

Credula res amor est ~ Ovid
In love you'll believe anything.

Nunc scio quid sit amor! ~ Virgil
Now I know what love is!

Dum vita est, spes est. ~ Cicero
While life is, hope is.

Ut sementem feceris, its metes. ~ Cicero
As you sow, so you shall reap.

Festina lente ~ Augustus Caesar
Make haste slowly.

Veni, vidi, vici! ~ Julius Caesar
I came, I saw, I conquered.

Omnium rerum principia parva sunt. ~ Cicero
The beginnings of all things are small.

Cogito ergo sum ~ Descartes
I think therefore I am.

Tempora mutantur, et nos mutamur in illis. ~Ovid
Times are changing and we are changing with them.

Cum grano salis ~ Pliny the Elder
With a grain of salt.

Aspirat primo fortuna labori. ~ Virgil
Fortune smiles upon our first effort.

In virtute sunt multi ascensus. ~ Cicero
In excellence there are many degrees.

Libenter homines id quod volunt credunt. ~ Caesar
Men gladly believe that which they wish for.

Alea iacta est. ~ Caesar
The die has been cast.

De nihilo nihil ~ Lucretius
Nothing comes from nothing

Factum est illud, fieri infectum non potest. ~ Plautus
Done is done, it cannot be made undone.

Fama crescit eundo. ~ Virgil
The rumor grows as it goes.

In aere aedificare. ~ St. Augustine
Build castles in the air

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