Great books to study Ancient Greek philosophy by yourself

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Handbook of Greek Philosophy: From Thales to the Stoics Analysis and Fragments
1.  Handbook of Greek Philosophy: From Thales to the Stoics Analysis and Fragments by Nikolaos Bakalis
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  "Very good book to start with it and to use it as a guide due to its clarity of concepts. It can  introduce you essentially  to the Presocratics, then to Plato, Aristotle, Epicurus and Stoics"
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The Presocratic Philosophers: A Critical History with a Selection of Texts
2.  The Presocratic Philosophers: A Critical History with a Selection of Texts by G. S. Kirk
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  "A standard scientific work on Presocratics"
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The Presocratic Philosophers (Arguments of the Philosophers)
3.  The Presocratic Philosophers (Arguments of the Philosophers) by Jonathan Barnes
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  "Another aspect of interpretation, specially of Eleatics"
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The Art and Thought of Heraclitus: A New Arrangement and Translation of the Fragments with Literary and Philosophical Commentary (Edition of the Fragments with Translation and Commentary)
4.  The Art and Thought of Heraclitus: A New Arrangement and Translation of the Fragments with Literary and Philosophical Commentary (Edition of the Fragments with Translation and Commentary) by Heraclitus
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  "Exellent interpretation by the great scholar of Heraclitus"
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A History of Greek Philosophy: Volume 2, The Presocratic Tradition from Parmenides to Democritus: Presocratic Tradition from Parmenides to Democritus Vol 2
5.  A History of Greek Philosophy: Volume 2, The Presocratic Tradition from Parmenides to Democritus: Presocratic Tradition from Parmenides to Democritus Vol 2 by W. K. C. Guthrie
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  "Great work from the scholar of Greek Philosophy Guthrie"
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The Sophists
6.  The Sophists by W. K. C. Guthrie
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  "Great work on Sophists from the scholar of Greek Philosophy Guthrie"
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Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo
7.  Five Dialogues: Euthyphro, Apology, Crito, Meno, Phaedo by Plato
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  "The early Dialogues of Plato can introduce you to the Theory of Forms and the Elegtiki method of Socrates"
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The Cambridge Companion to Plato (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy)
8.  The Cambridge Companion to Plato (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy) by Richard Kraut
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  "Really helpful guide to understanding Plato"
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Studies in Greek Philosophy, Volume II: Socrates, Plato, and Their Tradition: 2
9.  Studies in Greek Philosophy, Volume II: Socrates, Plato, and Their Tradition: 2 by Gregory Vlastos
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  "The great scholar of Plato can introduce you to the essence of Plato concepts"
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Socrates: Ironist and Moral Philosopher (Cornell Studies in Classical Philology)
10.  Socrates: Ironist and Moral Philosopher (Cornell Studies in Classical Philology) by Gregory Vlastos
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  "The great scholar of Plato can introduce you to the essence of  Socrates concepts"
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The Republic
11.  The Republic by Plato
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  "The middle Dialogue of Plato, indispensable for his study"
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Plato 004 (Loeb Classical Library)
12.  Plato 004 (Loeb Classical Library) by Plato
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  "Plato re-examines his Forms with the well known Third Man Argument in the 'Parmenides'"
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Theaetetus (Loeb Classical Library)
13.  Theaetetus (Loeb Classical Library) by Plato
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  "Epistemology of Plato in the 'Theaetetus' and the new concept of the Forms in the 'Sophist'"
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The Statesman: 008 (Loeb Classical Library)
14.  The Statesman: 008 (Loeb Classical Library) by Plato
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  "Plato intoduces a new concept of his Republic and Ethics"
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Physics (Oxford World's Classics)
15.  Physics (Oxford World's Classics) by Aristotle
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  "A very good book to start with Aristotle"
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Basic Works of Aristotle (Modern Library)
16.  Basic Works of Aristotle (Modern Library) by Aristotle
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  "You can start with the 'Categories' and 'Posterior Analytics' to understand the definitions and concepts of Aristotle, then you can go on with the 'Metaphysics'."
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The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy)
17.  The Cambridge Companion to Aristotle (Cambridge Companions to Philosophy) by Jonathan Barnes
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  "Really helpful guide to Aristotle from his great scholar Barnes"
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De Anima (On the Soul) (Classics)
18.  De Anima (On the Soul) (Classics) by Aristotle
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  "Very important for understanding Aristotle"
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The Nicomachean Ethics (Oxford World's Classics)
19.  The Nicomachean Ethics (Oxford World's Classics) by Aristotle
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  "The main ethical work of Aristotle"
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Hellenistic Philosophy: Stoics, Epicureans, Sceptics
20.  Hellenistic Philosophy: Stoics, Epicureans, Sceptics by Long
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  "Great essential work from the scholar of Helllenistic."
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Essential Epicurus: Letters, Principal Doctrines, Vatican Sayings and Fragments (Great Books in Philosophy)
21.  Essential Epicurus: Letters, Principal Doctrines, Vatican Sayings and Fragments (Great Books in Philosophy) by Epicurus
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  "Indispensable for the study of Epicurus"
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Sextus Empiricus: Outlines of Scepticism (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy)
22.  Sextus Empiricus: Outlines of Scepticism (Cambridge Texts in the History of Philosophy) by Sextus Empiricus
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  "On of the few good works about Ancient Scepticism"
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Enchiridion (Great Books in Philosophy)
23.  Enchiridion (Great Books in Philosophy) by Epictetus
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  "The Stoic moral guide to life"
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Seneca Stoic Philosophy of Seneca
24.  Seneca Stoic Philosophy of Seneca by Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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  "The main work of Seneca"
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The Discourses of Epictetus (Everyman)
25.  The Discourses of Epictetus (Everyman) by Epictetus
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  "The main Stoic Doctrines"
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