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  • Lucretius: De Rerum Natura Book IIIby Lucretius; E. J. Kenney

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 64.00

    Completely revised and considerably enlarged edition of this best-selling edition of Lucretius' account of why death does not matter. more...

  • De interpretationeby Aristoteles; Hermann Weidemann

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 84.00

    Aristotle?s De interpretatione [On Interpretation] has been newly edited in this edition with the aim of providing an improved text compared to the 1949 Oxford edition. The seven earliest surviving medieval manuscript sources were evaluated as textual sources along with many translations and commentaries from late antiquity. A text-critical apparatus... more...

  • Apuleius' Platonismby Richard Fletcher

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    The first exploration of the idiosyncratic brand of Platonism in the multifarious literary corpus of Apuleius of Madauros (c.AD 120?180). more...

  • Sapphoby Sappho; Diane Rayor; André Lardinois

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 56.00

    Diane Rayor's graceful translations and André Lardinois's thorough introduction and notes present the best combination of intelligibility, information, and poetry. more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    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...

  • Latin Literature of the Fourth Century (Routledge Revivals)by J. W. Binns

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    This volume, offering an insight into the literary world of Rome in the fourth century AD, reflects an increased interest in the writers of the 150 years before the collapse of the Western Empire, who have long been over-shadowed by the pre-eminence accorded since the eighteenth century to the Golden and Silver ages. Among the writers examined... 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...

  • The Literary Heritage of the Arabsby Suheil Bushrui; James Malarkey

    Saqi 2014; US$ 21.86

    The Literary Heritage of the Arabs samples some of the finest literature produced by Arab writers in the last 1,500 years. The selection of poetry and prose spans many genres and styles, conveying the full range of Arab experiences and perspectives – from the tragic to the comic, the wistful to the mystical, the courtly to the lowly, and the Arab... more...

  • The Mighty Dead: Why Homer Mattersby Adam Nicolson

    HarperCollins Publishers 2014; Not Available

    Where does Homer come from? And why does Homer matter? His epic poems of war and suffering can still speak to us of the role of destiny in life, of cruelty, of humanity and its frailty, but why they do is a mystery. How can we be so intimate with something so distant? more...