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  • On Justice, Power, and Human Natureby Thucydides; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1993; US$ 10.95

    Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language and culture, this collection of extracts from The History of the Peloponnesian War includes those passages that shed most light on Thucydides? political theory?famous as well as important but lesser-known pieces frequently overlooked by nonspecialists. Newly translated into... more...

  • The Twelve Caesarsby Robert Graves; Suetonius; James Rives

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 17.58

    As private secretary to the Emperor Hadrian, the scholar Suetonius had access to the imperial archives and used them (along with eyewitness accounts) to produce one of the most colourful biographical works in history. The Twelve Caesars chronicles the public careers and private lives of the men who wielded absolute power over Rome, from the foundation... more...

  • Anthology of Classical Mythby Stephen M. Trzaskoma; R. Scott Smith; Stephen Brunet; Thomas G. Palaima

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2004; US$ 18.95

    This volume is designed as a companion to the standard undergraduate mythology textbooks or, when assigned alongside the central Greek and Roman works, as a source-based alternative to those textbooks. In addition to the complete texts of the Homeric Hymns and Hesiod's Theogony , this collection provides generous selections from over 50 texts... more...

  • Iliadby Homer; Stanley Lombardo

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1997; US$ 13.95

    Gripping. . . . Lombardo's achievement is all the more striking when you consider the difficulties of his task. . . . [He] manages to be respectful of Homer's dire spirit while providing on nearly every page some wonderfully fresh refashioning of his Greek. The result is a vivid and disarmingly hardbitten reworking of a great classic. --Daniel Mendelsohn,... more...

  • Egyptian Tales and Legendsby E.A. Wallis Budge

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 11.99

    Spanning the early dynastic period to modern times, treasury of Egyptian folklore encompasses 36 beguiling stories. First part contains tales originally written in hieratic characters; second part documents Christian influence; third part recounts stories of Muslims who succeeded Copts. 40 black-and-white illustrations. more...

  • The Annals of Imperial Romeby Tacitus; Michael Grant

    Penguin Books Ltd 1973; US$ 19.18

    Tacitus' Annals of Imperial Rome recount the major historical events from the years shortly before the death of Augustus up to the death of Nero in AD 68. With clarity and vivid intensity he describes the reign of terror under the corrupt Tiberius, the great fire of Rome during the time of Nero, and the wars, poisonings, scandals, conspiracies and... more...

  • Epigrams: With parallel Latin textby Gideon Nisbet Martial

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 10.99

    If you're one of those terribly serious readers, now is a good time to leave.'The poet we call Martial, Marcus Valerius Martialis, lived by his wits in first-century Rome. Pounding the mean streets of the Empire's capital, he takes apart the pretensions, addictions, and cruelties of its inhabitants with perfect comic timing and killer punchlines.... more...

  • The Birth of Classical Europeby Peter Thonemann; Simon Price

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 31.98

    To an extraordinary extent we continue to live in the shadow of the classical world. At every level from languages to calendars to political systems, we are the descendants of a 'classical Europe', using frames of reference created by ancient Mediterranean cultures. As this consistently fresh and surprising new book makes clear, however, this was... more...

  • Odysseyby Homer; Stanley Lombardo; Sheila Murnaghan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2000; US$ 13.95

    Lombardo's Odyssey offers the distinctive speed, clarity, and boldness that so distinguished his 1997 Iliad . more...

  • Sword of Romeby Douglas Jackson

    Transworld 2013; US$ 14.38

    ?The story I now commence is rich in vicissitudes, grim with warfare, torn by civil strife, a tale of horror even during times of peace.? Tacitus, The Histories AD 68. The Emperor Nero?s erratic and bloody reign is in its death throes when Gaius Valerius Verrens is dispatched to Rome on a mission that will bring it to a close. With Nero dead,... more...