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  • The Republicby Plato

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    Influential philosophical treatise of 4th century BC chiefly concerns the idea of justice, plus Platonic theories of ideas, criticism of poetry, philosopher's role. Source of the cave myth. Jowett translation. more...

  • Maxine Hong Kingstonby Helena Grice

    Manchester University Press 2013; US$ 18.99

    Since the publication of The Woman Warrior in 1976, Maxine Hong Kingston has gained a reputation as one of the most popular -- and controversial -- writers in the Asian American literary tradition. In this volume Grice traces Kingston's development as a writer and cultural activist through both ethnic and feminist discourses, investigating her novels,... more...

  • The Nature of Thingsby Lucretius; Richard Jenkyns; Alicia Stallings

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 14.09

    Lucretius' poem On the Nature of Things combines a scientific and philosophical treatise with some of the greatest poetry ever written. With intense moral fervour he demonstrates to humanity that in death there is nothing to fear since the soul is mortal, and the world and everything in it is governed by the mechanical laws of nature and not by gods;... more...

  • Mythologyby Edith Hamilton; Aphrodite Trust; Apollo Trust

    Little, Brown and Company 2012; US$ 20.00

    The world-renowned classic that has enthralled and delighted millions of readers with its timeless tales of gods and heroes. Edith Hamilton's mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life for the modern reader the Greek, Roman and Norse myths that are the keystone of Western culture-the stories of gods and heroes that have inspired human... more...

  • Gesta Romanorumby Charles Swan; Wynnard Hooper

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 3.00

    Discover one of the greatest collections of medieval literature with this historic work, which features more than 180 tales of Greeks, Romans, Britons, biblical figures, and others. Drawn from European and Asian sources, the stories abound in fascinating figures from all walks of life, including Pope Gregory, Noah, Socrates, and a host of other characters,... more...

  • The Politics of Aristotleby Peter L. Phillips Simpson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99

    A touchstone in Western debates about society and government, the Politics is Aristotle's classic work on the nature of political community. Here, he argues that people band together into political communities to secure a good and self-sufficient life. He discusses the merits and defects of various regimes or ways of organizing political community--democracy... more...

  • Hermogenes' On Types of Styleby Cecil W. Wooten III

    The University of North Carolina Press 2012; US$ 24.99

    Cecil Wooten has produced the first translation into any modern langauage of a key treatise of the ancient world. He provides a faithful English translation of Hermogenes' analysis based on a reliable Greek text established by Rabe at the beginning of this century and includes a substantial scholarly introduction and notes that will help the reader... more...

  • How the Nagas Were Pleased by Harsha & The Shattered Thighs by Bhasaby Andrew Skilton

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 19.95

    Two tragic plays that break the rules: both show the hero dying on stage, a scenario forbidden in Sanskrit dramaturgy. King Harsha's play, composed in the seventh century, re-examines the Buddhist tale of a magician prince who makes the ultimate sacrifice to save a hostage snake ( naga ). The Shattered Thighs , attributed to Bhasa, the illustrious... more...