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  • Medieval Tales and Storiesby Stanley Appelbaum

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 14.95

    Stories chosen from 10 medieval collections ( Disciplina clericalis, Dolopathos, Il Novellino, Gesta Romanorum, Il Pecorone, Les cent nouvelles nouvelles , etc.) offer a wonderful glimpse into many elements of medieval culture ? witchcraft, magic, Crusaders, astrology, alchemy, pacts with the Devil, chivalry, trial by torture, church councils, mercantile... more...

  • Nicomachean Ethicsby Aristotle

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 4.50

    This enduringly profound treatise was first used by the students of Aristotle's famous Athenian school, the Lyceum; since then it has exercised a lasting effect on Western philosophy and continues to resonate for modern readers. Aristotle identifies the goal of life as happiness and discusses its attainment through the contemplation of philosophic... more...

  • The Odysseyby R. L. Eickhoff; Homer

    Tom Doherty Associates 2005; US$ 27.99 US$ 22.39

    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...

  • The Oedipus Cycleby Sophocles

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 9.99

    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...

  • Oedipus the Kingby Sophocles

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 3.99

    Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Oedipus the King 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. Praised by Aristotle as the pinnacle of Greek drama, Oedipus the King is the ancient world?s... more...

  • Oedipus at Kolonosby Sophocles

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 7.50

    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...

  • On Living and Dying Wellby Cicero; Thomas Habinek

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 15.98

    In the first century BC, Marcus Tullius Cicero, orator, statesman, and defender of republican values, created these philosophical treatises on such diverse topics as friendship, religion, death, fate and scientific inquiry. A pragmatist at heart, Cicero's philosophies were frequently personal and ethical, drawn not from abstract reasoning but through... more...

  • The Oxford Anthology of Roman Literatureby Peter E. Knox; J. C. McKeown

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 24.99

    Though the wonders of ancient Roman culture continue to attract interest across the disciplines, it is difficult to find a lively, accessible collection of the full range of the era's literature in English. The Oxford Anthology of Roman Literature provides a general introduction to the literature of the Roman empire at its zenith, between the second... more...

  • The Oxford Companion to Classical Literatureby M. C. Howatson

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 14.99

    The third edition of The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature is the complete and authoritative reference guide to the classical world and its literary heritage. It not only presents the reader with all the essential facts about the authors, tales, and characters from ancient myths and literature, but it also places these details in the wider contexts... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Comedyby Michael Fontaine; Adele C. Scafuro

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 184.99

    In recent decades literary approaches to drama have multiplied: new historical, intertextual, political, performative and metatheatrical, socio-linguistic, gender-driven, transgenre-driven. New information has been amassed, sometimes by re-examination of extant literary texts and material artifacts, at other times from new discoveries from the fields... more...