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  • Propertius: Elegiesby Propertius; W. A. Camps

    Cambridge University Press 1961; US$ 30.00

    Propertius, though his works are small in volume, is one of the foremost poets of the Augustan age, and his writing has a certain appeal to modern tastes (witness the admiration of Ezra Pound). Book I is especially suitable for the reader wanting a representative selection of Propertius' poetry. It stands on its own, having appeared in the first place... more...

  • 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...

  • Rethinking the Godsby Peter van Nuffelen

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 82.00

    Studies the dominant philosophical reflections on religion and the pantheon in the Post-Hellenistic period. 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...

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

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 207.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Antiquity and the Meanings of Timeby Duncan F. Kennedy

    I.B.Tauris 2013; US$ 29.00

    Society and contemporary culture seem forever fascinated by the topic of time. In modern fiction, Ian McEwan (The Child in Time) and Martin Amis (Time's Arrow) have led the way in exploring the human condition in relation to past, present and future. In cinema, several cultural texts (Memento, Minority Report, The Hours) have similarly reflected a... more...