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  • 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...

  • Antigoneby Intet fornavn Sofokles; Peter Brandes; Otto Steen Due

    Aarhus University Press 2004; US$ 16.52

    Sofokles' tragedie Antigone, som opførtes første gang i Athen for knap 2500 år siden, har ikke siden op­hørt med at inspirere både ved læsning og op­fø­relser. Tragedien er bearbejdet af talrige dramatikere og in­struk­tører og er stadig i sin problemstilling så aktuel som ved sin førsteopførelse. Og ingen bearbejdelser er bedre end originalen.Problemet... more...

  • Apuleius' Platonismby Richard Fletcher

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    The first exploration of the idiosyncratic brand of Platonism in the multifarious literary corpus of Apuleius of Madauros (c.AD 120?180). more...

  • In Defence of the Republicby Cicero

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Cicero (106-43BC) was the most brilliant orator in Classical history. Even one of the men who authorized his assassination, the Emperor Octavian, admitted to his grandson that Cicero was: 'an eloquent man, my boy, eloquent and a lover of his country'. This new selection of speeches illustrates Cicero's fierce loyalty to the Roman Republic, giving... more...

  • On Living and Dying Wellby Cicero; Thomas Habinek

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; Not Available

    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...

  • Lucretius: De Rerum Natura Book IIIby Lucretius; E. J. Kenney

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 28.00

    Completely revised and considerably enlarged edition of this best-selling edition of Lucretius' account of why death does not matter. more...

  • Babur Namaby Annette Susannah Beveridge; Dilip Hiro

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available

    ?The facts are as stated here . . . I have set down of good and bad whatever is known.? The Babur Nama, a journal kept by Zahir Uddin Muhammad Babur (1483?1530), the founder of the Mughal Empire, is the earliest example of autobiographical writing in world literature, and one of the finest. Against the turbulent backdrop of medieval history, it paints... more...

  • Bankimchandra Omnibusby Bankimchandra Chattopadhyay

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; Not Available

    The First Volume Of This Collector S Edition Brings Together Five Of Bankimchandra S Best-Known Works In English Translation. Set In The Bengal Of Emperor Jehangir S Time, Kapalkundala Tells The Story Of Nabakumar, A Young Woman Named Kapalkundala Whom He Rescues From A Tantric Intent On Human Sacrifice, And The Beautiful Lutfunnisa Who Has Sold Her... 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...