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  • Medieval Tales and Storiesby Stanley Appelbaum

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Wide-ranging stories offer a glimpse into witchcraft, magic, Crusaders, astrology, alchemy, pacts with the Devil, chivalry, trial by torture, church councils, mercantile life, other elements of Middle Ages. more...

  • Medieval Literature in Translationby Charles W. Jones

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 29.95

    Comprehensive anthology contains exquisite cross-section of Western medieval literature, from Boethius and Augustine to Dante, Abelard, Marco Polo, and Villon, in masterful translations. "No better anthology exists." — Commonweal. more...

  • Epigramsby Martial; Gideon Nisbet

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 10.99

    This new, parallel-text prose translation of a generous selection of Martial's witty and satiric epigrams pulls no punches and matches the boldness of the originals. They bring Imperial Rome vividly to life. The edition establishes Martial's originality as a literary author and includes a full introduction and notes. more...

  • The Odes of Pindarby Cecil Bowra

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 15.50

    'What Pindar catches is the joy beyond ordinary emotions as it transcends and transforms them' - C. M. Bowra Arguably the greatest Greek lyric poet, Pindar (518-438 B. C.) was a controversial figure in fifth-century Greece - a conservative Boiotian aristocrat who studied in Athens and a writer on physical prowess whose interest in the Games was largely... 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$ 20.00

    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...

  • Merlin and the Grailby Robert de Boron

    Boydell & Brewer Group Ltd 2001; US$ 24.99

    It is hard to overstate the importance of this trilogy of prose romances in the development of the legend of the Holy Grail and in the evolution of Arthurian literature as a whole. They give a crucialnew impetus to the story of the Grail by establishing a provenance for the sacred vessel - and for the Round Table itself - in the Biblical past; and... more...

  • The Homeric Hymnsby Peter McDonald

    Carcanet 2016; US$ 14.99

    The Homeric Hymns are a crucial work in the Western literary canon, and Peter McDonald’s new verse translations offer the major modern account of this still under-appreciated body of ancient poetry. The thirty-three ‘hymns’ are poetic accounts of ancient Greek gods, including Apollo, Dionysus, Aphrodite, Zeus, and Poseidon. Some of the poems are micro-epics... more...

  • Plato's Ethicsby Terence Irwin

    Oxford University Press 1995; US$ 49.99

    This exceptional book examines and explains Plato's answer to the normative question, "How ought we to live?" It discusses Plato's conception of the virtues; his views about the connection between the virtues and happiness; and the account of reason, desire, and motivation that underlies his arguments about the virtues. Plato's answer to the epistemological... more...

  • Aristotle as Poetby Andrew L. Ford

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 54.99

    This comprehensive and in-depth examination of Aristotle's poetry is focused on his ode for Hermias of Atarneus. The song's relation to earlier poetry is illustrated with unprecedented thoroughness and the remarkable story of its reception is studied in the context of fourth-century politics, religious history, and literary theory. more...