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  • Portrait of Indiaby Ved Mehta

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    Portrait of India (1970) is a vivid account of 60s? India and some of its most interesting figures?Indira Gandhi, Jaya Prakash Narayan and Satyajit Ray, among others. Travelling across the country from the Himalayas to Kerala, through its villages and cities, Ved Mehta?s observations of and insights into India remain relevant and thought-provoking... more...

  • A Childhood In Malabarby Kamala Das

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; Not Available

    It Is The Second World War And Kamala And Her Brother Are Removed From Their Parents Home In Calcutta To The Safer Environs Of Their Village In Northern Kerala. At Once An Outsider And An Integral Part Of Her Ancestral Home, Kamala Struggles To Fathom The Intricacies Of Class, Caste And Language. But Surrounded By People Like Her Adoring Ammamma, The... more...

  • Kumarasambhavamby Kalidasa; Hank Heifetz

    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; Srinivas Reddy

    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...

  • Fighting Words and Feuding Wordsby Thomas R. Walsh

    Lexington Books 2005; US$ 37.99

    Fighting Words and Feuding Words engages the powerful tools of Homeric poetic analysis and the anthropological study of emotion in an analysis of two anger terms highlighted in the Iliad by the Achaean prophet Calchas. Walsh argues that kotos and kholos locate two focal points for the study of aggression in Homeric poetry, the first presenting Homer's... more...

  • De clementia libri duoby Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Ermanno Malaspina

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 84.00

    This edition is published just a century after the precedent (C. Hosius 1914). The improvements in the comprehension of the manuscript tradition and of the historical context made during this century find their embedding in the text, introduction and apparatus of Malaspina?s edition. As the completion of the revival of De clementia in the last two... more...

  • Praecepta Tonicaby Iohannes Alexandrinus; Georgios A. Xenis

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 84.00

    The Praecepta Tonica by John of Alexandria (5th-6th cent. AD) is one of our richest sources for ancient Greek accentuation and an indispensable tool for reconstructing Herodian?s famous De prosodia catholica. Despite its importance, it is available only in a seriously flawed edition brought out by Karl Wilhelm Dindorf in 1825. The newedition offers... more...

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

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 84.00

    Der Traktatdes alexandrinischen Gelehrten Johannes Philoponos über das Astrolab enthält die älteste erhaltene Beschreibung des später besonders im Mittelalter weit verbreiteten planisphärischen Gerätes. Stückelbergers Ausgabe richtet sich nicht nur an Philologen, sondern auch an Historiker und Astronomen; dem neu redigierten griechischen Text sind... more...

  • Selections from Ystorya Bown o Hamtwnby Erich Poppe; Regine Reck

    University of Wales Press 2009; US$ 25.00

    ‘Selections of Ystorya Bown o Hamtwn’ provides edited selections, together with an introduction, notes, and glossary, from a long and entertaining thirteenth century Welsh text which belongs to the genre of medieval translations. more...