Best Translations Of Ancient (Political) Philosophers

A Listmania! list by Michael James
The list author says: "This is a fairly comprehensive list of literal translations. Plato has his own separate list."
The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War
1.  The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War by Thucydides
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Memorabilia (Agora Editions)
2.  Memorabilia (Agora Editions) by Xenophon
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  "Has a very helpful introduction by Christopher Bruell"
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The Education of Cyrus (Agora Editions)
3.  The Education of Cyrus (Agora Editions) by Xenophon
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  "Includes a valuable introduction and notes by Wayne Ambler."
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The Anabasis of Cyrus
4.  The Anabasis of Cyrus by Xenophon
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  "Eric Buzzetti's commentary is excellent."
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The Shorter Socratic Writings: "Apology of Socrates to the Jury," "Oeconomicus," and "Symposium"
5.  The Shorter Socratic Writings: "Apology of Socrates to the Jury," "Oeconomicus," and "Symposium" by Xenophon
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  "This edition includes very instructive interpretive essays by Thomas Pangle, Wayne Ambler and Robert C. Bartlett."
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Xenophon's Socratic Discourse
6.  Xenophon's Socratic Discourse by Leo Strauss
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  "Includes a translation of the Oeconomicus and an extended interpretation by Leo Strauss."
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On Tyranny
7.  On Tyranny by Leo Strauss
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  "A translation of Xenophon's Hiero along with analysis of the work by Leo Strauss and Alexandre Kojčve."
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Aristotle On Poetics
8.  Aristotle On Poetics by Aristotle
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The Politics
9.  The Politics by Aristotle
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The Politics of Aristotle
10.  The Politics of Aristotle by Peter L. Phillips Simpson
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Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics
11.  Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics by Robert C. Bartlett
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Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (Focus Philosophical Library Series)
12.  Aristotle's Nicomachean Ethics (Focus Philosophical Library Series) by Aristotle
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  "Sach's translations are admirable for his literal rendering of the Greek.  However, this literalness often times makes for very clunky, awkward English."
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Gorgias and Rhetoric (Focus Philosophical Library)
13.  Gorgias and Rhetoric (Focus Philosophical Library) by Plato
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On the Soul and On Memory and Recollection
14.  On the Soul and On Memory and Recollection by Aristotle
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Metaphysics
15.  Metaphysics by Aristotle
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Aristotle's Physics: A Guided Study (Masterworks of Discovery)
16.  Aristotle's Physics: A Guided Study (Masterworks of Discovery) by Joe Sachs
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On the Nature of Things: De Rerum Natura (Focus Philosophical Library)
17.  On the Nature of Things: De Rerum Natura (Focus Philosophical Library) by Titus Lucretius Carus
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The Republic and The Laws (Oxford World's Classics)
18.  The Republic and The Laws (Oxford World's Classics) by Marcus Tullius Cicero
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Golden Prose in the Age of Augustus (Focus Classical Library)
19.  Golden Prose in the Age of Augustus (Focus Classical Library) by Paul T. Alessi
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