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  • It?s a City-showman?s Show!by Imre Bangha; Richard Fynes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; Not Available

    The monsoon night passes like a knife? again and again the heart is cut away The seventeenth-century ascetic Anandghan (Cloud of Bliss) is one of the outstanding poets of Jain vernacular literature. His transcendental songs have been popular for over three centuries and remain part of the Jain devotional canon even today. Anandghan?s songs?which... more...

  • The Loom Of Timeby Kalidasa

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available

    Kalidasa is the greatest poet and playwright in classical Sanskrit literature and one of the greatest in world literature. Kalidasa is said to have lived and composed his work at the close of the first millennium BC though his dates have not been conclusively established. In all, seven of his works have survived: three plays, three long poems and an... more...

  • Kuralby Tiruvalluvar

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available

    A celebrated work by the greatest poet of classical Tamil literature Tiruvalluvar probably lived and wrote between the second century BC and the eighth century AD though his dates have not been conclusively established. The work by which he is known, the Kural, comprises 1,330 couplets and is divided into three sections?Virtue, Wealth and Love?and... more...

  • Subhashitavaliby A N D Haksar

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; Not Available

    The subhashita verse is a popular feature of Sanskrit literature. Composed in isolation or as part of a larger work, it is essentially a miniature poem which encapsulates a complete thought, mood or image in a single stanza. These verse epigrams have a wide range of themes. This selection from the Subhashitavali, a celebrated verse anthology compiled... more...

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

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 31.99

    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...

  • Jillby Amy Dillwyn; Kirsti Bohata

    Honno Press 2013; US$ 8.74

    Jill is the story of an unconventional heroine a gentlewoman who disguises herself as a maid and runs away to London in search of adventure after her mother dies and her father is pursued by a Victorian gold-digger. Once in London she uses her position as lady?s maid to become close to her mistress. Her life above and below stairs is portrayed with... more...

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

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 174.99

    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...

  • Tales from the Kathasaritsagaraby Somadeva; Arshia Sattar

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; Not Available

    The vast ocean of stories that influenced storytelling the world over 'The Kathasaritasagara' is said to have been compiled by a Kashmiri Saivite Brahmin called Somadeva in AD 1070, although the date has not been conclusively established. Legend has it that Somadeva composed the Kathasaritasagara for Queen Suryavati, wife of King Anantadeva who ruled... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 150.00

    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...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegeanby Eric H. Cline

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 57.99

    The Greek Bronze Age, roughly 3000 to 1000 BCE, witnessed the flourishing of the Minoan and Mycenean civilizations, the earliest expansion of trade in the Aegean and wider Mediterranean Sea, the development of artistic techniques in a variety of media, and the evolution of early Greek religious practices and mythology. The period also witnessed a violent... more...