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  • Medea, Hippolytus, Heracles, Bacchaeby Euripides; Stephen Esposito; Michael R. Halleran; Anthony Podlecki

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2002; US$ 12.95

    English translations of four of Euripides' most popular tragedies, with notes, extensive introductions, and two interpretive essays by Michael R . Halleran. more...

  • The Trial and Death of Socratesby Plato

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.00

    Among the most important and influential philosophical works in Western thought: Euthyphro, exploring the concepts and aims of piety and religion; Apology, a defense of the integrity of Socrates' teachings; Crito, exploring Socrates' refusal to flee his death sentence; and Phaedo, in which Socrates embraces death and discusses the immortality... 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...

  • Euripides' Medeaby Diane J. Rayor

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 13.00

    Euripides' Medea comes alive in this new translation that will be useful for both academic study and stage production. more...

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

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 15.98

    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...

  • Appeasement of Radhikaby Muddupalani

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 15.28

    An erotic classic and the most recognized work of an celebrated nineteenth-century poet and courtesan'Last night, I dreamt of HariWith that melodious-voiced woman.He seemed impatient with me,And now evenThe song of the nightingale seems shrill.'An erotic narrative poem that explores desire and jealousy, love experienced and love lost, Radhika Santawanam... more...

  • A Childhood In Malabarby Kamala Das

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 15.28

    It Is The Second World War And Kamala And Her Brother Are Removed From Their Parents Home In Calcutta To The Safer Environs Of Their Village In Northern Kerala.At Once An Outsider And An Integral Part Of Her Ancestral Home, Kamala Struggles To Fathom The Intricacies Of Class, Caste And Language. But Surrounded By People Like Her Adoring Ammamma, The... more...

  • A Chola Adventureby Anu Kumar

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 10.18

    990 CE, Tanjore, IndiaTwelve-year-old Raji is growing up during the reign of Rajaraja Chola in south India. Raji is a girl of spirit---brave, bright and bold. She is also a dancer, a warrior and a sculptor who models kingdoms in stone. Raji, however is not happy: she misses her family. Her mother is in exile and her father has left home in grief.On... more...

  • Classic Sunil Gangopadhyayby Sunil Gangopadhyay

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 25.48

    This special omnibus edition brings together the three great historical novels Sunil Gangopadhyay wrote. The Bengal Renaissance forms the backdrop to the Sahitya Akademi Award-winning Those Days, in which a feudal aristocracy awakens to its social obligations. In its sequel First Light, a turn-of-the-century Bengal, led by Rabindranath Tagore and Swami... more...

  • Daddyjiby Ved Mehta

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 16.98

    Daddyji is, at first glance, a biographical portrait of Amolak Ram Mehta,a distinguished Indian public-health officer, written by his son VedMehta, but in reality, as the story unfolds, it is seen to be a recreation,in crystalline detail, of a whole world?the everyday life of pre-PartitionLahore. Daddyji (1972) is the first book in Mehta?s extraordinary... more...