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  • 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...

  • Selected Poemsby Kamala Das

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 16.98

    A major poet in English, Kamala Das?s taboo-breaking work explores themes of love and betrayal, the corporeal and the spiritual, while celebrating female sexuality and remaining deeply rooted in the poet?s ancestral tradition and landscape. A rigorous selection from her oeuvre?six published volumes and other uncollected and previously unpublished... more...

  • Das geht auf keine Kuhhautby Gerhard Wagner

    Konrad Theiss Verlag 2014; US$ 22.88

    Da brat mir einer einen Storch! Dem Mittelalter begegnet man überall, in Zeitungsartikeln, Bestseller-Romanen und E-Mails. Die Welt der Ritter, Minnesänger, Kaiser und Könige ist auch in unserer Zeit noch lebendig. Denn wer würde sich nicht lieber aus dem Staub machen, als Scherereien zu bekommen, oder ist mit seinem Latein am Ende, weil der Computer... more...

  • Jason and Medeaby Apollonius of Rhodes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 1.28

    'The Argonauts were terrified at the sight. But Jason planting his feet apart stood to receive them, as a reef in the sea confronts the tossing billows in a gale.' The tragic, epic love affair that allowed Jason to get the Golden Fleece. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate... more...

  • The Imitation of Christby Thomas à Kempis; Aloysius Croft; Harold Bolton

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    This classic of Christian devotional literature has brought understanding and comfort to millions for centuries. Both Protestants and Catholics ? as well as mystics and historians of religious thought ? have studied these meditations on the life and teachings of Jesus, finding in them a path to prayer and spiritual guidance. Written in a candid and... more...

  • The Trial and Death of Socratesby Plato

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.00

    Among the most important and influential philosophical works in Western thought: Euthyphro, exploring the concepts and aims of piety and religion; Apology, a defense of the integrity of Socrates' teachings; Crito, exploring Socrates' refusal to flee his death sentence; and Phaedo, in which Socrates embraces death and discusses the immortality... more...

  • The Republicby Plato

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    Often ranked as the greatest of Plato's many remarkable writings, this celebrated philosophical work of the fourth century BC contemplates the elements of an ideal state, serving as the forerunner for such other classics of political thought as Cicero's De Republica , St. Augustine's City of God , and Thomas More's Utopia . Written in the form... 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...

  • Five Great Greek Tragediesby Sophocles; Euripides; Aeschylus

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 5.00

    Features Oedipus Rex and Electra by Sophocles (translated by George Young), Medea and Bacchae by Euripides (translated by Henry Hart Milman), and Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus (translated by George Thomson). more...

  • The Confessions of St. Augustineby St. Augustine

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    One of the most influential religious books in the Christian tradition recalls crucial events and episodes in the author's life: his mid-4th-century origins in rural Algeria; the rise to a lavish lifestyle at the imperial court in Milan; his struggle with sexual desires; eventual renunciation of secular ambitions and marriage; and recovery of his... more...