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  • Stung with Love: Poems and Fragments of Sapphoby Sappho; Carol Ann Duffy; Aaron Poochigian

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 12.68

    More or less 150 years after Homer's Iliad , Sappho lived on the island of Lesbos, west off the coast of what is present Turkey. Little remains today of her writings, which are said to have filled nine papyrus rolls in the great library at Alexandria some 500 years after her death. The surviving texts consist of a lamentably small and fragmented body... more...

  • Cloudsby Aristophanes; Peter Meineck; Ian C. Storey

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2000; US$ 8.50

    This line-for-line translation of Aristophanes' best-known comedy features an Introduction on Old Comedy, and the place of Clouds and Aristophanic comedy within it. Footnotes and more detailed endnotes further distinguish this edition of a play famous for its caricature of Socrates and of the "new learning." more...

  • Plautus and Terence: Five Comediesby Deena Berg; Douglass Parker

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1999; US$ 11.95

    This is a book worthy of high praise. . . . All versions are exceedingly witty and versatile, in verse that ripples from one?s lips, pulling all the punches of Plautus, the knockabout king of farce, and proving that the more polished Terence can be just as funny. Accuracy to the original has been thoroughly respected, but look at the humour in rendering... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A Hundred and One Nightsby Bruce Fudge; Robert Irwin

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 29.75

    Known to us only through North African manuscripts, and translated into English for the first time,  A Hundred and One Nights  is a marvelous example of the rich tradition of popular Arabic storytelling. Like its more famous sibling, the  Thousand and One Nights , this collection opens with the frame story of Shahrazad, the gifted vizier?s daughter... more...

  • Helenae encomiumby Gorgias; Francesco Donadi

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 43.39

    Die Bibliotheca Teubneriana , established in 1849, has evolved into the world's most venerable and extensive series of editions of Greek and Latin literature, ranging from classical to Neo-Latin texts. Some 4-5 new editions are published every year. more...