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  • Elektraby Sophocles

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 5.99

    Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Elektra 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. Elektra masterfully explores the consequences of revenge?both for those who bear the brunt of violence... more...

  • Oedipus the Kingby Sophocles

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 6.49

    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$ 5.99

    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...

  • Aiasby Sophocles

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 5.99

    Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Aias 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 James Scully. Still powerful and remarkably timely thousands of years after its creation, Aias is the moving story of... more...

  • Philoktetesby Sophocles

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 5.99

    Among the most celebrated plays of ancient Athens, Philoketes 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 James Scully. A powerful tale born out of the blood and chaos of the Trojan War, Philoketes tells the story of a... more...

  • On Living and Dying Wellby Cicero; Thomas Habinek

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 14.09

    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 Wakefield Mystery Playsby Martial Rose

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    Four hundred years ago the medieval mystery plays, presented each year in various English villages to teach the stories of the Bible to the illiterate population, were the great classic English dramas. Queen Elizabeth I banned these plays because she considered them Roman Catholic, and since then the texts have been available only to scholars. ... more...

  • Essays in Idlenessby Meredith McKinney; Kenko; Chomei

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 14.09

    These two works on life's fleeting pleasures are by Buddhist monks from medieval Japan, but each shows a different world-view. In the short memoir Hjki , Chmei recounts his decision to withdraw from worldly affairs and live as a hermit in a tiny hut in the mountains, contemplating the impermanence of human existence. Kenko, however, displays a... more...

  • Jillby Amy Dillwyn; Kirsti Bohata

    Honno Press 2013; US$ 11.99

    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...

  • Fighting Words and Feuding Wordsby Thomas R. Walsh

    Lexington Books 2005; US$ 37.99

    Fighting Words and Feuding Words engages the powerful tools of Homeric poetic analysis and the anthropological study of emotion in an analysis of two anger terms highlighted in the Iliad by the Achaean prophet Calchas. Walsh argues that kotos and kholos locate two focal points for the study of aggression in Homeric poetry, the first presenting Homer's... more...