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  • The Complete Sophocles, Volume IIby Sophocles; Peter Burian; Alan Shapiro

    Oxford University Press, USA 2009; US$ 11.99

    Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations offers new translations that go beyond the literal meaning of the Greek in order to evoke the poetry of the originals. The volume brings... more...

  • Grief Lessonsby Euripides; Anne Carson; Anne Carson

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 14.95

    Euripides, the last of the three great tragedians of ancient Athens, reached the height of his renown during the disastrous Peloponnesian War, when democratic Athens was brought down by its own outsized ambitions. ?Euripides,? the classicist Bernard Knox has written, ?was born never to live in peace with himself and to prevent the rest of mankind... more...

  • Red Lilies and Frightened Birdsby M. L. Thangappa; A. R. Venkatachalapathy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; Not Available

    Red Lilies and Frightened Birds is a collection of poems in praise of the three ancient Tamil royal dynasties?Cheras; Cholas and Pandyas. Translated from the early medieval Tamil classic Muttollayiram; these beautifully crafted verses retain a surprisingly contemporary tone?a testament to their enduring appeal over the centuries. While some of them... more...

  • I Chingby Kerson Huang

    World Scientific Publishing Company 2014; US$ 49.00

    This book contains a dramatic and revealing translation of this ancient classic into English. The Chinese original is set side-by-side with the translation. Two things set this work apart from other translated versions. First, archeological findings are used to uncover the meaning of passages obscured for thousands of years. Second, it preserves the... more...

  • Kumarasambhavamby Kalidasa; Hank Heifetz

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    The greatest long poem in classical Sanskrit, by the greatest poet of the language She with her beautiful face at once was in the power of ?iva and of drunkenness, taking her shyness away, both eagerly drawing her toward the bed and both now turned into kindled desire. The greatest long poem in classical Sanskrit, Kumarasambhavam celebrates the... more...

  • Malavikagnimitramby Kalidasa; Srinivas Reddy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    Her left hand rests on her hip, the bangle motionless at her wrist while the other arm falls freely like a fig branch. Lowering her eyes to the tiled floor, where her big toe caresses a flower, her curved body is more beautiful than her dance. Believed to be Kalidasa?s first work, Malavikagnimitram is the love story of King Agnimitra and the court... more...

  • Chronographiae quae Theophanis Continuati nomine fertur Libri I-IVby Jeffrey Michael Featherstone; Juan Signes-Codoņer

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    A principal source for the second period of Iconoclasm and the Amorian dynasty, the historical compilation known as Theophanes Continuatus was among the first works of the classicising revival in Byzantium after the Dark Age (7-8th centuries). A critical edition of the Greek text of Books I?IV, replacing that of 1838 by I. Bekker, is accompanied here... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegeanby Eric H. Cline

    Oxford University Press, USA 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...

  • Medeaby Euripides; Robin Robertson

    Random House 2008; US$ 9.50

    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...

  • C. Sallusti Crispi Historiarum Fragmenta orationes epistulaeby Rodolfo Funari; Antonio La Penna

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 196.00

    The Historiae, of which only fragments survive, was probably Sallust?s most comprehensive work of history. Embracing the eventful period between 78-67 BC, it describes a series of political crises which ultimately lead to the fall of the Roman Republic and the establishment of Augustus? principate. This volume fills a desideratum in Sallustian studies... more...