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  • Women of Trakhisby Sophocles

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 5.99

    Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Women of Trakhis is one of seven surviving dramas by the great Greek playwright, Sophocles, now available from Harper Perennial in a vivid and dynamic new translation by award-winning poet Robert Bagg. A powerful drama centered on a desperate wife?s attempts to hold onto her wandering husband, the... more...

  • Works of Marcus Tullius Ciceroby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 5.99

    Indulge Yourself with the best classic literature on Your PDA. Navigate easily to any novel from Table of Contents or search for the words or phrases. Table of Contents. List of Works by Genre. Marcus Tullius Cicero Biography. List of Works by Genre. Ethical Writings :: Political Works :: Philosophical works :: Other Works. Ethical Writings:. On Moral... more...

  • Bacchaeby Euripides; Robin Robertson

    Random House 2014; US$ 11.18

    Dionysus, god of wine and ecstasy, has come to Thebes, and the women are streaming out of the city to worship him on the mountain, drinking and dancing in wild frenzy. The king, Pentheus, denouces this so-called 'god' as a charlatan. But no mortal can deny a god and no man can ever stand against Dionysus. This stunning translation, by the award-winning... more...

  • The Complete Fablesby Aesop; Robert Temple; Olivia Temple

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 14.38

    Aesop was probably a prisoner of war, sold into slavery in the early sixth century BC, who represented his masters in court and negotiations, and relied on animal stories to put across his key points. All these fables, full of humour, insight and savage wit, as well as many fascinating glimpses of ordinary life, have now been brought together for... more...

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

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 8.99

    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...

  • De usu astrolabii eiusque constructione / Über die Anwendung des Astrolabs und seine Anfertigungby Ioannes Philoponus; Alfred Stückelberger

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 84.00

    This treatise on the astrolabe by the Alexandrian scholar John Philoponos includes the earliest preserved description of the planispherical device that was later widely disseminated during the Middle Ages. Stückelberger?s edition is intended for philologists as well as historians and astronomers. The newly edited Greek text is accompanied... 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 Greek Epic Cycle and its Ancient Receptionby Marco Fantuzzi; Christos Tsagalis

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 156.00

    Thorough introduction to these important, but fragmentary, early Greek narrative poems so crucial for understanding Homer and Greek mythology. more...

  • Grief Lessonsby Euripides; Anne Carson; Anne Carson

    New York Review Books 2016; 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...

  • I Chingby Kerson Huang

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 29.00

    This book contains a dramatic and revealing translation of this ancient classic into English. The Chinese original is set side-by-side with the translation. Two things set this work apart from other translated versions. First, archeological findings are used to uncover the meaning of passages obscured for thousands of years. Second, it preserves the... more...