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  • Constellation Myths: with Aratus's Phaenomenaby Eratosthenes; Hyginus; Aratus; Robin Hard

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 10.99

    Athena seized the writhing serpent and hurled it into the sky, and fixed it to the very pole of the heavens.' The constellations we recognize today were first mapped by the ancient Greeks, who arranged the stars into patterns for that purpose. In the third century BC Eratosthenes compiled a handbook of astral mythology in which the constellations... more...

  • Oedipus Trilogyby Sophocles; F. Storr

    The Floating Press 1912; US$ 4.99

    Oedipus the King is Sophocles' legendary rendition of the myth of the great king Oedipus, perhaps the best known of all of the Greek Tragedies. When an oracle foretells that the young prince Oedipus will grow up to murder his father he is cast out of the kingdom by the king who hopes by doing so that he will avoid his fate. Oedipus grows up and... more...

  • Droll Storiesby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This booktable of contents linked to every story. ******************. This is a book of the highest flavour, full of right hearty merriment, spiced to the palate of the illustrious and very precious tosspots and drinkers, to whom our worthy compatriot, Francois Rabelais,... more...

  • The Jealousies of a Country Townby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This booktable of contents linked to every story and chapter. ******************. Most persons have encountered, in certain provinces in France, a number of Chevaliers de Valois. One lived in Normandy, another at Bourges, a third (with whom we have here to do) flourished... more...

  • Works of Geoffrey Chaucerby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 4.99

    Indulge Yourself with the best classics literature on Your PDA. Navigate easily to any poem from Table of Contents or search for the words or phrases. Table of Contents. The Canterbury Tales. The Assembly of Fowls. Chaucer''s A. B. C. Chaucer''s Dream. The Court of Love. The Cuckoo and the Nightingale. The House of Fame. The Legend... more...

  • Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulaeby Stephen M. Trzaskoma; R. Scott Smith

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2007; US$ 12.50

    By offering, for the first time in a single edition, complete English translations of Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulae ?the two most important surviving "handbooks" of classical mythography?this volume enables readers to compare the two's versions of the most important Greek and Roman myths. A General Introduction sets the Library and Fabulae... more...

  • Medeaby Euripides; Robin Robertson

    Random House 2008; US$ 11.18

    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...

  • The Complete Sophocles, Volume IIby Sophocles; Peter Burian; Alan Shapiro

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 11.99

    Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. The volume brings... 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...

  • Red Lilies and Frightened Birdsby M L Thangappa

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 15.28

    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...