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The Athenian Empire (LACTOR) by Simon Hornblower1
Constitution of the Athenians by Anonimo ateniese2
A Short Guide to Electioneering (Commentariolum Petitionis) (LACTOR) by J. Murrell3
Athenian radical democracy : 461-404 BC by J. W. Roberts5
Roman Politics (London Association of Classical Teachers) by M. A. Thorpe7
Inscriptions of the Roman Empire by B. H. Warmington8
Cicero's Cilician Letters by S.M. Treggiari10
Literary Sources for Roman Britain11
The Culture of Athens by James Sabben-Clare12
From the Gracchi to Sulla by D. L. Stockton13
Dio: The Julio-Claudians (Lactor) by Dio Cassius15
The Persian Empire from Cyrus II to Artaxerxes I (Lactor)16
The Age of Augustus (Lactor, 17)17

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LACTORs are a series of translations of source material for the study of Ancient History and Classical Civilisation, which do not assume any knowledge of ancient Greek or Latin on the reader's part. They bring before the reader a wide range of Greek and Roman literary texts, documents, inscriptions and coins, which illuminate the history and civilisation of many areas and periods of the ancient Greek and Roman worlds. They are particularly, but not exclusively, designed for use in sixth form or high school courses and university undergraduate programmes.

LACTORs were initially published under the aegis of the London Association of Classical Teachers (L.A.C.T.), starting in 1968, but are now published by the LACTOR Committee, an independent non-profitmaking body.

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