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Natural History (Penguin Classics)
1.  Natural History (Penguin Classics) by Pliny the Elder
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  "A real eye-opener, despite varied accuracy,  Easy to read and full of memorable anecdotes"
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The Art of Rhetoric (Penguin Classics)
2.  The Art of Rhetoric (Penguin Classics) by Aristotle
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  "a good practical and theoretical book on public speaking"
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The Name Of The Rose (Vintage Classics)
3.  The Name Of The Rose (Vintage Classics) by Umberto Eco
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  "A novel guaranteed to raise your IQ substantially. Just don't let the latin put you off"
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The Age of Alexander: Nine Greek Lives (Classics)
4.  The Age of Alexander: Nine Greek Lives (Classics) by Plutarch
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  "You could do worse to get ahead in life than read these biographies."
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The Republic (Penguin Classics)
5.  The Republic (Penguin Classics) by Plato
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  "gets you interested in issues you never knew about."
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The Politics (Classics)
6.  The Politics (Classics) by Aristotle
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  "practical in some respects, (especially the chapters on education) just interesting in others. a good follow on from Plato"
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: v. 1 (Penguin Classics)
7.  The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: v. 1 (Penguin Classics) by Edward Gibbon
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  "dense, but detailed and very critical-everything a good history should be."
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Early Socratic Dialogues (Penguin Classics)
8.  Early Socratic Dialogues (Penguin Classics) by Plato
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  "field guide to critical thought and vital to anybody who doesn't take things at face value."
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