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Ancient, Classical & Medieval

  • 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...

  • The Lady of the Jewel Necklace & The Lady who Shows her Loveby Harsha; Wendy Doniger

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 19.95

    King Harsha, who reigned over the kingdom of Kanauj from 606 to 647 CE, composed two Sanskrit plays about the mythical figures of King Udayana, his queen, Vásavaˇdatta, and two of his co-wives. The plays abound in mistaken identities, both political and erotic. The characters masquerade as one another and, occasionally, as themselves, and each play... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 30.00

    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

    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

    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 Libation Bearersby Aeschylus

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 0.99

    Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: our knowledge of the genre begins with his work and our understanding of earlier tragedies is largely based on inferences from his surviving plays. Only seven... 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 Seven Against Thebesby Aeschylus

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 0.99

    Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: our knowledge of the genre begins with his work and our understanding of earlier tragedies is largely based on inferences from his surviving plays. Only seven... more...