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  • A Hundred and One Nightsby Bruce Fudge; Robert Irwin

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 15.00

    A luminous translation of Arabic tales of enchantment and wonder   Edited and translated into English for the very first time, A Hundred and One Nights is a marvelous example of the rich tradition of popular Arabic storytelling. Like the celebrated Thousand and One Nights , this collection opens with the frame story of Shahrazad, the vizier?s... 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...

  • 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...

  • The Poems of Oswald von Wolkensteinby Albrecht Classen

    Palgrave Macmillan 2008; US$ 115.00

    This is the first complete English translation of Oswald von Wolkenstein's poems, regarded as lyric masterpieces of the late Middle Ages. more...

  • The Odysseyby R. L. Eickhoff; Homer

    Tom Doherty Associates 2005; US$ 6.79

    The Odyssey is the original journey tale, a genre that has lasted three thousand years, and has had a lasting influence on on literature and art. The trials of Odysseus were first told by the great bard Homer. For ten long years the Greeks and Trojans have fought on the plains of Troy, and now Odysseus, the King of Ithaca, and the other victorious... more...

  • Meditationsby Marcus Aurelius; Diskin Clay; Martin Hammond

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 11.27

    Written in Greek by an intellectual Roman emperor without any intention of publication, the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius (AD 121-180) offer a wide range of fascinating spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the leader struggled to understand himself and make sense of the universe. Spanning from doubt and despair to conviction and exaltation,... more...

  • The Rope and Other Playsby Plautus

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 18.32

    Brilliantly adapting Greek New Comedy for Roman audiences, the sublime comedies of Plautus (c. 254 -184 bc ) are the earliest surviving complete works of Latin literature. The four plays collected here reveal a playwright in his prime, exploring classic themes and developing standard characters that were to influence the comedies of Shakespeare, Molière... more...

  • On Governmentby Cicero; Michael Grant

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 22.55

    These pioneering writings on the mechanics, tactics, and strategies of government were devised by the Roman Republic's most enlightened thinker. more...

  • The Aeneidby Virgil; David West; David West

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 15.50

    Virgil's Aeneid, inspired by Homer and inspiration for Dante and Milton, is an immortal poem at the heart of Western life and culture. Virgil took as his hero Aeneas, legendary survivor of the fall of Troy and father of the Roman race, and in telling a story of dispossession and defeat, love and war, he portrayed human life in all its nobility and... more...

  • Chattering Courtesans and Other Sardonic Sketchesby Lucian; Keith Sidwell

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 18.32

    Described by a later Greek historian as "a man seriously committed to raising a laugh", Lucian exulted in the exposure of absurdity and the puncturing of pretension, and was capable of finding a comic angle on almost any subject. In this selection we see him conversing with his literary enemies, railing against hypocrisy and the vanity of human wealth... more...