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  • 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...

  • The Elements of Hittiteby Theo van den Hout

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 36.00

    This textbook teaches Hittite grammar in stages, using genuine material throughout, and is the first to introduce the cuneiform script. more...

  • The Hellenistic World from Alexander to the Roman Conquestby M. M. Austin

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 44.00

    New, enlarged, and comprehensively revised edition of the seminal sourcebook on the Hellenistic period. more...

  • Thermopylaeby Paul Cartledge

    Pan Macmillan 2011; US$ 13.65

    'Go tell the Spartans, Passerby, That here, obedient to their laws, we lie' Thus did the poet Simonides remember the three hundred elite Spartan warriors who, led by their king, Leonidas, faced the vast, inrushing Persian army at the ?hot gates? of Thermopylae and fought to the death for an ideal dearer to them than life itself ? the ideal of... more...

  • Oedipus Tyrannusby Sophocles; Peter Meineck; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2000; US$ 7.50

    Peter Meineck and Paul Woodruff?s collaboration on this new translation combines the strengths that have recently distinguished both as translators of Greek tragedy: expert knowledge of the Greek and of the needs of the teaching classicist, intimate knowledge of theatre, and an excellent ear for the spoken word. Their Oedipus Tyrannus features... more...

  • Republicby Plato

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 14.09

    An authoritative new translation of Plato's The Republic by Christopher Rowe, with notes and an introduction. 'We set about founding the best city we could, because we could be confident that if it was good we would find justice in it' The Republic , Plato's masterwork, was first enjoyed 2,400 years ago and remains one of the... more...

  • Introduction to the Old Testamentby Bill T. Arnold

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 44.00

    This volume introduces the Old Testament and traces the legacy of monotheism first found in the pages of Israel's Scriptures. more...

  • Ancient Romeby Christopher Francese; R. Scott Smith

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 21.95

    "Terrific . . . exactly the sort of collection we have long needed: one offering a wide range of texts, both literary and documentary, and that--with the inclusion of Sulpicia and Perpetua--allows students to hear the voices of actual women from the ancient world. The translations themselves are fluid; the inclusion of long extracts allows students... more...

  • Ancient Jewish Magicby Gideon Bohak

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 50.00

    A broad history of ancient Jewish magic from the Second Temple to the rabbinic period. more...

  • Apollonius of Rhodes: Argonautica Book IVby Apollonius of Rhodes; Richard Hunter

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 32.00

    The Argonautica is the only surviving epic between Homer and Virgil; Book IV is an extraordinary product of Greek poetry. more...