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  • The Living Goddessby Isabella Tree

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; US$ 16.98

    In a small medieval palace on Kathmandu?s Durbar Square lives Nepal?s famous Living Goddess?a child chosen from the Buddhist caste of goldsmiths whose role is to watch over the country and protect its people. Once she attains puberty, another girl takes her place.To Nepalis she is the embodiment of Devi and for centuries the kings of Nepal have sought... more...

  • Tales from the Kathasaritsagaraby Somadeva

    Penguin Books Ltd 2000; US$ 16.98

    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...

  • Held und Heldentum bei Homerby Fabian Horn

    Narr Francke Attempto 2014; US$ 83.28

    Held und Heldentum bei Homer: Das homerische Heldenkonzept und seine poetische Verwendung bietet nach methodischen Vorüberlegungen und der Bestimmung des Heldenbegriffes bei Homer die erste umfassende systematische Darstellung des traditionellen epischen Heldenkonzeptes auf der Textgrundlage der Ilias. Vor deren Hintergrund, gleichsam als Folie, erfolgt... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    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...

  • The Dolphins, the Whales and the Gudgeonby Aesop

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 3.18

    'An ass, clothed in the skin of a lion...' Aesop's animal fables are some of the earliest stories ever told, thought to have been composed by a slave in Greek antiquity and giving glimpses of a world that is harsh, pitiless and yet also eerily familiar. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics... more...

  • Medea, Hippolytus, Heracles, Bacchaeby Euripides; Stephen Esposito; Michael R. Halleran; Anthony Podlecki

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2002; US$ 12.95

    English translations of four of Euripides' most popular tragedies, with notes, extensive introductions, and two interpretive essays by Michael R . Halleran. 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...

  • Symposium and Phaedrusby Plato

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.00

    Two important dialogues offer crucial insights into mystical and aesthetic aspects of Platonic doctrine. Symposium attempts to find the ultimate manifestation of the love that controls the world, leading to mystic union with eternal and supercosmic beauty. Phaedrus discusses the psychology of love, resulting in the concept of the familiar Platonic... more...