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Ancient, Classical & Medieval

  • The Wisdom of the Middle Agesby Michael K. Kellogg

    Prometheus Books 2016; US$ 11.99

    This engaging survey of important works from late antiquity to the beginning of the Renaissance reveals the depth of thought and the diversity of expression that characterized the Middle Ages. Michael Kellogg demonstrates that medieval thought owes far more to ancient philosophy than is generally supposed; that poets of this era were as sophisticated... more...

  • An Anthology of Ancient Mesopotamian Textsby Sabine Franke

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 17.57

    Sabina Franke has gathered the best stories of ancient Near Eastern literature surrounding the Mesopotamian gods, men and kings. This book takes the reader on a journey back to the birth of literature in Mesopotamia, which seems to us so far and yet so near.Fairy tales, myths and epics of ancient Near Eastern literature are still able to charm readers... more...

  • Oedipus Trilogyby Sophocles

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 1.99

    Oedipus was the son of King Laius and Queen Jocasta. Before he was born, his parents consulted the Oracle at Delphi. The Oracle prophesied that Oedipus would murder his father and marry his mother. In an attempt to prevent this prophecy's fulfillment, Laius ordered Oedipus's feet to be bound together, and pierced with a stake. Afterwards, the baby... more...

  • The Odysseyby Homer

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 1.99

    Journey with Ulysses as he battles to bring his victorious, but decimated, troops home from the Trojan War, dogged by the wrath of the god Poseidon at every turn. Having been away for twenty years, little does he know what awaits him when he finally makes his way home. more...

  • The Reception of the Homeric Hymnsby Andrew Faulkner; Athanassios Vergados; Andreas Schwab

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 149.99 US$ 134.99

    The Reception of the Homeric Hymns is a collection of original essays exploring the reception of the Homeric Hymns in the literature and scholarship of the first century BC and beyond, particularly texts and authors of the late Hellenistic, Imperial, and Late Antique periods. more...

  • The Odysseyby Homer; Anthony Verity; William Allan

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 18.99 US$ 17.09

    The Odyssey tells the story of the Greek hero Odysseus' epic ten year journey home after the end of the Trojan War of the Iliad. Its epic sweep has gripped generations of readers. more...

  • The Dance of Deathby Hans Holbein; Ulinka Rublack

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.09

    A new departure in Penguin Classics: a book containing one of the greatest of all Renaissance woodcut sequences - Holbein's bravura danse macabre One of Holbein's first great triumphs, The Dance of Death is an incomparable sequence of tiny woodcuts showing the folly of human greed and pride, with each image packed with drama, wit and horror... more...

  • How the Nagas Were Pleased by Harsha & The Shattered Thighs by Bhasaby Andrew Skilton

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 19.95

    Two tragic plays that break the rules: both show the hero dying on stage, a scenario forbidden in Sanskrit dramaturgy. King Harsha's play, composed in the seventh century, re-examines the Buddhist tale of a magician prince who makes the ultimate sacrifice to save a hostage snake ( naga ). The Shattered Thighs , attributed to Bhasa, the illustrious... more...

  • Bhatti?s Poem: The Death of Ravanaby Oliver Fallon; Bhatti Bhatti

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 19.95

    To the dry bones of grammar Bhatti gave juicy flesh in his poem, telling the greatest Indian story in elegant Sanskrit. Composed in the fourth century CE, in South India, ?Bhatti?s Poem: The Death of RŠvana? is both a poetic retelling of Rama?s adventures, and a compendium of grammatical and rhetorical examples for students. Bhatti?s study aid to... more...

  • Mahabharata Book Nine (Volume 1)by Justin Meiland

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 19.95

    The Book of Shalya recounts in gory detail the final destruction of the KŠurava army and the defeat of its leader, Dur∑yůdhana. In this first volume heroic duels and martial speeches abound as Shalya, the king of the Madras, is made general of the KŠurava army, only to be slaughtered in his turn. The Book of Shalya recounts in gory detail the final... more...