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  • Oedipus at Kolonosby Sophocles

    HarperCollins 2012; Not Available

    Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Oedipus at Kolonos 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. Oedipus at Kolonos continues the story of Thebes?s tragic, now-blinded hero in the last days... more...

  • Antigoneby Sophocles

    HarperCollins 2012; Not Available

    Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Antigone is one of the 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. Powerfully portraying the clash between civic and familial duty?between morality and obedience?the... more...

  • Aiasby Sophocles

    HarperCollins 2012; Not Available

    Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Aias 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 James Scully. Still powerful and remarkably timely thousands of years after its creation, Aias is the moving story of... more...

  • Philoktetesby Sophocles

    HarperCollins 2012; Not Available

    Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Philoketes 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 James Scully. A powerful tale born out of the blood and chaos of the Trojan War, Philoketes tells the story of a... more...

  • The Oedipus Cycleby Sophocles

    HarperCollins 2012; Not Available

    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...

  • Plagiarism in Latin Literatureby Scott McGill

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 79.00

    A study of the concept of plagiarism in Rome and the functions that accusations and denials had in Roman culture. more...

  • Mahabharata Vol. 3by Bibek Debroy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    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 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 Giver of the Worn Garland KRISHNADEVARAYA'S AMUKTAMALYADAby SRINIVAS REDDY

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; Not Available

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

  • Love Stands Aloneby A R Venkatachalapthy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    The breathtaking poems in Love Stands Alone speak to us across time, space, language and culture. The interior, akam, and the exterior, puram, form their two overarching themes. The akam poems are concerned with love in all its varied situations: clandestine and illicit; conjugal happiness and infidelity; separation and union. The puram poems encompass... more...

  • The River Speaksby Elizabeth Rani Segran; V. N. Muthukumar

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    In the ancient Tamil country, the Vaiyai was much more than a mighty river rushing towards the sea. People knew the river intimately and lived their lives upon its banks. In these exquisite poems from the distant past (second to eighth century CE), we glimpse the ebb and flow of everyday life: the bathing, the water games, the lovers? quarrels and... more...