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  • 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...

  • C. Sallusti Crispi Historiaeby Antonio La Penna; Rodolfo Funari

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 196.00

    The Historiae, of which only fragments survive, was probably Sallust?s most comprehensive work of history. Embracing the eventful period between 78-67 BC, it describes a series of political crises which ultimately lead to the fall of the Roman Republic and the establishment of Augustus? principate. This volume fills a desideratum in... 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...

  • The Mahabharataby Bibek Debroy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 25.48

    The Mahabharata is one of the greatest stories ever told. Though the basic plot is widely known, there is much more to the epic than the dispute between the Kouravas and Pandavas that led to the battle in Kurukshetra. It has innumerable sub-plots that accommodate fascinating meanderings and digressions, and it has rarely been translated in full, given... more...

  • The Odyssey (Collins Classics)by Homer

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. more...

  • The Mahabharataby

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 25.48

    The Greatest Story Ever Told Dispute over land and kingdom may lie at the heart of this story of war between cousins?the Pandavas and the Kouravas?but the Mahabharata is about conflicts of dharma. These conflicts are immense and various, singular and commonplace. Throughout the epic, characters face them with no clear indications of what is right and... more...

  • Making a Mango Whistleby Bhibhuti Bhusan Bandyopadhyaya

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 11.88

    ?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...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegeanby Eric H. Cline

    Oxford University Press, USA 2010; US$ 57.99

    The Greek Bronze Age, roughly 3000 to 1000 BCE, witnessed the flourishing of the Minoan and Mycenean civilizations, the earliest expansion of trade in the Aegean and wider Mediterranean Sea, the development of artistic techniques in a variety of media, and the evolution of early Greek religious practices and mythology. The period also witnessed a violent... more...