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  • Electra and Other Playsby Sophocles; Pat Easterling; David Raeburn

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 14.38

    Sophocles? innovative plays transformed Greek myths into dramas featuring complex human characters, through which he explored profound moral issues. Electra portrays the grief of a young woman for her father Agamemnon, who has been killed by her mother?s lover. Aeschylus and Euripides also dramatized this story, but the objectivity and humanity of... more...

  • Elektraby Sophocles

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 5.99

    Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Elektra 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. Elektra masterfully explores the consequences of revenge?both for those who bear the brunt of violence... more...

  • Essays in Idlenessby Meredith McKinney; Kenko; Chomei

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 15.98

    These two works on life's fleeting pleasures are by Buddhist monks from medieval Japan, but each shows a different world-view. In the short memoir Hjki , Chmei recounts his decision to withdraw from worldly affairs and live as a hermit in a tiny hut in the mountains, contemplating the impermanence of human existence. Kenko, however, displays a... more...

  • Farewell Songby Rabindranath Tagore

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 13.58

    Rabindranath Tagore reinvented the Bengali novel with Farewell Song; blurring the lines between prose and poetry and creating an effervescent blend of romance and satire. Through Amit and Labanya and a brilliantly etched social milieu; the novel addresses contemporary debates about ?good? and ?bad? writing; the nature of love and conjugality; and the... more...

  • Fastiby Ovid; Anthony Boyle; Roger Woodard; Anthony Boyle; Roger Woodard

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 20.78

    Written after he had been banished to the Black Sea city of Tomis by Emperor Augustus, the Fasti is Ovid's last major poetic work. Both a calendar of daily rituals and a witty sequence of stories recounted in a variety of styles, it weaves together tales of gods and citizens together to explore Rome's history, religious beliefs and traditions. It may... more...

  • Fastiby Anne Wiseman; Peter Wiseman

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 7.99

    Times and their reasons, arranged in order through the Latin year, and constellations sunk beneath the earth and risen, I shall sing.'Ovid's poetical calendar of the Roman year is both a day by day account of festivals and observances and their origins, and a delightful retelling of myths and legends associated with particular dates. Written... 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...

  • Five Great Greek Tragediesby Sophocles; Euripides; Aeschylus

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 5.00

    Features Oedipus Rex and Electra by Sophocles (translated by George Young), Medea and Bacchae by Euripides (translated by Henry Hart Milman), and Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus (translated by George Thomson). more...

  • The Giver of the Worn Garland KRISHNADEVARAYA'S AMUKTAMALYADAby Srinivas Reddy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 16.98

    And below her hair; she would put on a garlandand spend a few minutes just gazing into a pond;seeing her reflection and satisfying her desirebefore turning awayand returning the worn garland to her flower basketThe emperor Krishnadevaraya?s epic poem Amuktamalyada (Giver of the Worn Garland) depicts the life of the medieval Vaisnava poet-saint Andal;... more...

  • A Handbook of Greek Literature (Routledge Revivals)by H. J. Rose

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    First published in 1934, this book covers a broad array of ancient Greek literature, taking into account the most acknowledged of the Greek authors as well as those less well known. H. J. Rose presents the latest findings of the time in terms of research into Greek literature and covers subjects from Homer, Comedy and Poetry, to Philosophy, Science,... more...