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- The Floating Press 2010; US$ 3.99
The Birds is a comic play by the Greek playwright Aristophanes. It garnered awards in 141 BC when it was first performed, and continues to be critically received today. A middle-aged Athenian convinces the world's birds to build a new city between the heavens and the earth. This position fortuitously allows them to intercept all communication of... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2013; US$ 27.95
Introduction to Latin, Second Edition is an introductory Latin textbook designed with a streamlined flow that allows it to be completed in one year. Its concise and uncluttered approach gives students what they need to master the material. Grammar is integrated within the context of reading fluency. Innovative exercises provide translation... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 13.95
Owing to the rich storehouse of information it contains, the poetry of Venantius Fortunatus (c. 535?600) has long been mined as a historical source for Merovingian society, a focus that overshadows an appreciation of the poems? literary value. This volume, offering free-verse translations of Fortunatus? personal poetry, remains faithful to the historical... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2013; US$ 6.95
This is an English translation of Aristophanes' popular comedy in which the god Dionysus seeks to bring the great dramatist Euripides from Hades, where he encounters another great Classical playwright, Aeschylus. Includes background material on the historical and cultural context of this work, suggestions for further reading, and notes. The Focus... more...
- Oxford University Press 1997; US$ 8.99
`Therefore this terror and darkness of the mind Not by the sun's rays, nor the bright shafts of day, Must be dispersed, as is most necessary, But by the face of nature and her laws.' Lucretius' poem On the Nature of the Universe combines a scientific and philosophical treatise with some of the greatest poetry ever written. With intense... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1996; US$ 13.50
. . . the translations are first-rate, better than anything comparable I know. The author is intelligent and scrupulous; he succeeds in maintaining a much higher level of accuracy and readability than any of his competitors. --Emmet Robbins, University of Toronto more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1977; US$ 6.95
The book is written for anyone seriously interested in Plato's thought and in the history of literary theory or of rhetoric. No knowledge of Greek is required. The focus of this account is on how the resources both of persuasive myth and of formal argument, for all that Plato sets them in strong contrast, nevertheless complement and reinforce each... more...
- The Floating Press 2014; US$ 2.99
Regarded by many as the first major historian, Herodotus was a Greek scholar and traveler who set down his impressions of foreign countries and his analysis of wars and other significant events in a relatively straightforward, journalistic manner. This volume contains Herodotus' views on Egypt. For centuries, some of the the author's claims... more...