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  • 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...

  • Orationes funebres, Vol. Iby Michael Psellus; Ioannis Polemis

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 84.00

    The Funeral Orations of Michael Psellos were scatteredthroughout old editions or inaccessible periodicals. Moreover, most of the editions were inadequate, full of misreadings and other mistakes, which rendered some passages of the texts almost unintelligible. This new edition brings together half of these funeral orations. It is based on all the manuscripts... more...

  • Jaufre (Routledge Revivals)by Unknown; Arthur G. Ross

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    This translation, first published in 1992, presents one of the most memorable medieval ballads, largely because it contains a number of surprises and falsified expectations. Jaufre, the hero, arrives at the court of King Arthur with a total and nave faith in the King and his ability to effect a total transformation in his followers by inducting... more...

  • The Pan Principleby Fiona Pitt-Kethley

    Arcadia Books Limited 2014;

    The Pan Principle is the story of a woman's travels in search of a variety of sites sacret to god Pan in Greece. Pan, half-goat, half-man, is the only god who is said by the ancients to have died. The mystery of his supposed death is discussed as the various shrines and areas connected to him are examined. His earliest territory was the little-visited... more...

  • Oedipus Trilogyby Sophocles; F. Storr

    The Floating Press 1912; US$ 4.99

    Oedipus the King is Sophocles' legendary rendition of the myth of the great king Oedipus, perhaps the best known of all of the Greek Tragedies. When an oracle foretells that the young prince Oedipus will grow up to murder his father he is cast out of the kingdom by the king who hopes by doing so that he will avoid his fate. Oedipus grows up and... more...

  • Works of Geoffrey Chaucerby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 4.99

    Indulge Yourself with the best classics literature on Your PDA. Navigate easily to any poem from Table of Contents or search for the words or phrases. Table of Contents. The Canterbury Tales. The Assembly of Fowls. Chaucer''s A. B. C. Chaucer''s Dream. The Court of Love. The Cuckoo and the Nightingale. The House of Fame. The Legend... more...

  • Droll Storiesby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This booktable of contents linked to every story. ******************. This is a book of the highest flavour, full of right hearty merriment, spiced to the palate of the illustrious and very precious tosspots and drinkers, to whom our worthy compatriot, Francois Rabelais,... more...

  • The Jealousies of a Country Townby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This booktable of contents linked to every story and chapter. ******************. Most persons have encountered, in certain provinces in France, a number of Chevaliers de Valois. One lived in Normandy, another at Bourges, a third (with whom we have here to do) flourished... more...

  • Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulaeby Stephen M. Trzaskoma; R. Scott Smith

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2007; US$ 12.50

    By offering, for the first time in a single edition, complete English translations of Apollodorus' Library and Hyginus' Fabulae ?the two most important surviving "handbooks" of classical mythography?this volume enables readers to compare the two's versions of the most important Greek and Roman myths. A General Introduction sets the Library and Fabulae... more...

  • Medeaby Robin Robertson

    Random House 2008; US$ 10.17

    Medea has been betrayed. Her husband Jason has left her for a younger woman. He has forgotten all the promises he made and is even prepared to abandon their two sons. But Medea is not a woman to accept such disrespect passively. Strong-willed and fiercely intelligent, she turns her formidable energies to working out the greatest, and most horrifying,... more...