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Ancient, Classical & Medieval

  • A Garden of Marvelsby

    University of Hawaii Press 2015; US$ 65.00

    Between 300 and 600 C.E., Chinese writers compiled thousands of accounts of the strange and the extraordinary. Some described weird spirits, customs, and flora and fauna in distant lands. Some depicted individuals of unusual spiritual or moral achievement. But most told of ordinary people?s encounters with ghosts, demons, or gods; sojourns in the... more...

  • Aucassin and Nicoletteby

    Michigan State University Press 2015; US$ 15.95

    A comic masterpiece of medieval French literature, Aucassin and Nicolette is categorized by its anonymous author as a ?chantefable,? or ?song-story,? and is the only known work of this kind. This edition includes the thirteenth-century French text and a modern English translation on facing pages. An introduction outlines the text?s background,... more...

  • John the Baptist's Prayer or The Descent into Hell from the Exeter Bookby

    Boydell & Brewer 2014; US$ 99.00

    Edition, translation and full critical study of a hitherto marginalised text, bringing it to full attention for the first time. more...

  • The Letters of the Rozmberk Sistersby

    Boydell & Brewer 2006; US$ 34.95

    Women in 15c Bohemia express themselves on marriage, companionship, daily castle life, and family relations. more...

  • Callimachus in Contextby Benjamin Acosta-Hughes; Susan A. Stephens

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 29.00 US$ 23.78

    A new, provocative treatment of the Alexandrian poet Callimachus and his reception, approaching his work from four varied yet complementary angles. more...

  • Classical Philosophyby Peter Adamson

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    In 43 lively chapters Peter Adamson tells the story of philosophy from its beginnings to Plato and Aristotle. Most histories jump from one famous name to another, but Adamson shows that the people and ideas in between, usually overlooked, are fascinating and significant. Based on his popular podcasts, this is serious history with a light touch. more...

  • Philosophy in the Hellenistic and Roman Worldsby Peter Adamson

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 23.99 US$ 20.63

    Peter Adamson offers an accessible, humorous tour through a period of eight hundred years when some of the most influential of all schools of thought were formed. He introduces us to Cynics and Skeptics, Epicureans and Stoics, emperors and slaves, and traces the development of early Christian philosophy and of ancient science. more...

  • The Persians and Other Playsby Aeschylus

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 14.09

    Aeschylus (525-456 BC) brought a new grandeur and epic sweep to the drama of classical Athens, raising it to the status of high art. The Persians , the only Greek tragedy to deal with events from recent Athenian history, depicts the final defeat of Persia in the battle of Salamis, through the eyes of the Persian court of King Xerxes, becoming a tragic... more...

  • Prometheus Bound and Other Playsby Aeschylus

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 14.09

    Aeschylus (525?456 BC) brought a new grandeur and epic sweep to the drama of classical Athens, raising it to the status of high art. In Prometheus Bound the defiant Titan Prometheus is brutally punished by Zeus for daring to improve the state of wretchedness and servitude in which mankind is kept. The Suppliants tells the story of the fifty daughters... more...

  • The Complete Aeschylusby Aeschylus; Peter Burian; Alan Shapiro

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 8.99 US$ 7.73

    Aeschylus' Oresteia , the only ancient tragic trilogy to survive, is one of the great foundational texts of Western culture. This new translation is faithful to the strangeness of the original Greek and to its enduring human truth. The translation's precise but complicated rhythms honor the music of the Greek, bringing into unforgettable English the... more...