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  • Chronographiae quae Theophanis Continuati nomine fertur Libri I-IVby Jeffrey Michael Featherstone; Juan Signes-Codoņer

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    A principal source for the second period of Iconoclasm and the Amorian dynasty, the historical compilation known as Theophanes Continuatus was among the first works of the classicising revival in Byzantium after the Dark Age (7-8th centuries). A critical edition of the Greek text of Books I?IV, replacing that of 1838 by I. Bekker, is accompanied here... more...

  • Kumarasambhavamby Kalidasa

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    The greatest long poem in classical Sanskrit, by the greatest poet of the language She with her beautiful face at once was in the power of ?iva and of drunkenness, taking her shyness away, both eagerly drawing her toward the bed and both now turned into kindled desire. The greatest long poem in classical Sanskrit, Kumarasambhavam celebrates the... more...

  • Malavikagnimitramby Kalidasa

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Her left hand rests on her hip, the bangle motionless at her wrist while the other arm falls freely like a fig branch. Lowering her eyes to the tiled floor, where her big toe caresses a flower, her curved body is more beautiful than her dance. Believed to be Kalidasa?s first work, Malavikagnimitram is the love story of King Agnimitra and the court... more...

  • Making a Mango Whistleby Bhibhuti Bhusan Bandyopadhyaya

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available

    ?Suddenly, towards the late afternoon, darkness fell and a monstrous pre-monsoon storm broke loose. Leaves of the bamboo and the jackfruit tree, dust and bits of straw came whirling into their courtyard filling it up in seconds. Durga sped out of the house to pick up falling mangoes and Apu ran after his sister . . .? In the little village of Nishchindipur,... more...

  • Grief Lessonsby Euripides; Anne Carson; Anne Carson

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 14.95

    Euripides, the last of the three great tragedians of ancient Athens, reached the height of his renown during the disastrous Peloponnesian War, when democratic Athens was brought down by its own outsized ambitions. ?Euripides,? the classicist Bernard Knox has written, ?was born never to live in peace with himself and to prevent the rest of mankind... more...

  • Medeaby Euripides; Robin Robertson

    Random House 2008; US$ 9.22

    Medea has been betrayed. Her husband Jason has left her for a younger woman. He has forgotten all the promises he made and is even prepared to abandon their two sons. But Medea is not a woman to accept such disrespect passively. Strong-willed and fiercely intelligent, she turns her formidable energies to working out the greatest, and most horrifying,... more...

  • Red Lilies and Frightened Birdsby M L Thangappa

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Red Lilies and Frightened Birds is a collection of poems in praise of the three ancient Tamil royal dynasties?Cheras; Cholas and Pandyas. Translated from the early medieval Tamil classic Muttollayiram; these beautifully crafted verses retain a surprisingly contemporary tone?a testament to their enduring appeal over the centuries. While some of them... more...

  • Martialby Kathleen M. Coleman

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 149.99

    An edition of a collection of Latin epigrams by the poet Martial to celebrate games held in the Colosseum. An introduction sets the epigrams in their literary and social context. Each epigram is followed by an English translation and a detailed commentary discussing matters of linguistic, literary, and historical interest. - ;This book is the first... more...

  • Ciceroby Robert A. Kaster

    Oxford University Press, UK 2006; US$ 65.00

    A new translation of, and commentary on, Cicero's defence of Publius Sestius against a charge of public violence. The speech provides any student of Rome with a fascinating way into the period and is also among the best introductions we have to traditional Republican values and ethics in action. - ;A new translation of, and commentary on, Cicero's... more...

  • Language, Sexuality, Narrativeby Simon Goldhill

    Cambridge University Press 1984; US$ 46.00

    A close reading of the text concentrating on the developing meanings of words within the structuring of the play. more...