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  • Institutiones oratoriaeby Sulpicius Victor; Rainer Jakobi

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 56.00

    Sulpicius? Institutiones oratoriae, a late antique introduction to rhetoric, is presented here in a completely new critical edition, which replaces the one edited by Halm in 1853. This new edition of the text is based on a thorough re-examination of the only surviving testimony, the 1521 Basel edition, which reproduces a lost manuscript from the library... more...

  • A Childhood In Malabarby Kamala Das

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 15.28

    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...

  • Tales of The Ten Princesby Dandin

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 16.98

    Dandin's work as a novelist, poet and pioneering theorist of literary style has secured for him an important place in classical Sanskrit literature. He lived in Kanchi, near present-day Chennai, in the period c. AD 650?750, during the Pallava rule. The Dasa Kumara Charitam is a prose romance recounting the exploits of Prince Rajavahana and his nine... more...

  • A Rag Called Happinessby Nirmal Verma

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 16.98

    A boy from Allahabad follows his cousin to the capital. He hovers at the edge of his cousin?s theatre set, as they try and bring into their lives the idealism they enact on stage. Verma?s distinctive lyrical voice captures with melancholic perfection the characters afloat in the turbulent world of Delhi in the 1960s and ?70s. more...

  • Meditationsby Marcus Aurelius

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 0.99

    Wisdom from one of the greatest philosophical minds in all of Roman history Divided into twelve books, these meditations chronicle Aurelius?s personal quest for self-improvement. This enduring text from one of history?s greatest warriors and leaders has been compared to St. Augustine?s Confessions for its timelessness, clarity, and candor. These... 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...

  • In Defence of the Republicby Cicero

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 17.58

    Cicero (106-43BC) was the most brilliant orator in Classical history. Even one of the men who authorized his assassination, the Emperor Octavian, admitted to his grandson that Cicero was: 'an eloquent man, my boy, eloquent and a lover of his country'. This new selection of speeches illustrates Cicero's fierce loyalty to the Roman Republic, giving... more...

  • The Oedipus Cycleby Sophocles

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 12.99

    Award-winning poet and playwright Robert Bagg offers a set of exciting and authentic new translations of Oedipus the King , Oedipus at Kolonos , and Antigone ?together known as The Oedipus Cycle . One of the unquestionable acmes of world literature, Sophocles?s immortal series of plays centers upon the royal family of Thebes, whose struggles for... more...

  • Women of Trakhisby Sophocles

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 7.99

    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...