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  • Medieval Tales and Storiesby Stanley Appelbaum

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Stories chosen from 10 medieval collections ( Disciplina clericalis, Dolopathos, Il Novellino, Gesta Romanorum, Il Pecorone, Les cent nouvelles nouvelles , etc.) offer a wonderful glimpse into many elements of medieval culture ? witchcraft, magic, Crusaders, astrology, alchemy, pacts with the Devil, chivalry, trial by torture, church councils, mercantile... more...

  • Latin Literatureby Michael Grant

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 20.78

    A classic introduction to Latin literature, with translations of the best passages from Virgil, Livy, Ovid, Seneca and many others. This classic anthology traces the development of Latin literature from the early Republican works of Cicero and Catullus, to the writers of the Empire such as Lucan and Petronius, to the later writings of St Augustine.... 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...

  • Farewell Songby Rabindranath Tagore

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 13.58

    Rabindranath Tagore reinvented the Bengali novel with Farewell Song; blurring the lines between prose and poetry and creating an effervescent blend of romance and satire. Through Amit and Labanya and a brilliantly etched social milieu; the novel addresses contemporary debates about ?good? and ?bad? writing; the nature of love and conjugality; and the... more...

  • The Oxford Companion to Classical Literatureby M. C. Howatson

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    The third edition of The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature is the complete and authoritative reference guide to the classical world and its literary heritage. It not only presents the reader with all the essential facts about the authors, tales, and characters from ancient myths and literature, but it also places these details in the wider contexts... more...

  • Simhasana Dvatrimsikaby A N D Haskar

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 16.98

    Classic tales of courage and compassion The fabled monarch Vikramaditya is considered a model of kingly virtues, and his reign a golden age. These famous stories narrated by the thirty-two statuettes of nymphs supporting the magic throne of Vikramaditya extol his courage, compassion and extraordinary magnanimity. They are set in a framework recounting... more...

  • Discourses On Satire & Epic Poetryby John Dryden

    Copyright Group 2014; US$ 2.99

    John Dryden was born on the 19th August 1631 in the village rectory of Aldwincle near Thrapston in Northamptonshire. Over the course of his career he made an immense contribution to literary life, so much so that the Restoration Age is also known as the Age Of Dryden. He was educated at Westminster and Trinity College Cambridge. In 1654 he graduated... more...

  • Dictionary Of Latin Literatureby James H. Mantinband

    Philosophical Library 1956; US$ 14.99

    James H. Mantinband's Dictionary of Latin Literature introduces readers to the essential works of the Latin masters. An excellent tool for students and curious readers alike, this dictionary provides guides to the original works and their modern criticisms. more...

  • A Handbook of Greek Literature (Routledge Revivals)by H. J. Rose

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1934, this book covers a broad array of ancient Greek literature, taking into account the most acknowledged of the Greek authors as well as those less well known. H. J. Rose presents the latest findings of the time in terms of research into Greek literature and covers subjects from Homer, Comedy and Poetry, to Philosophy, Science,... more...

  • Disaster Preventionby Kelman Ilan

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 39.99

    First Published in 2016. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an Informa company. more...