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Ancient, Classical & Medieval

  • Bulfinch's Mythologyby Thomas Bulfinch

    McClelland & Stewart 2015; US$ 1.99

    Bulfinch?s Mythology is a thorough overview of three major groups of mythology, and has long been cited as one of its definitive reference texts.   It is broken up into three sections, covering classical mythology (primarily Greek and Roman, though Bulfinch also touches on eastern, Norse, and druidic myth), the legends of King Arthur, and the romances... more...

  • Epigrams: With parallel Latin textby Gideon Nisbet Martial

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 10.99

    If you're one of those terribly serious readers, now is a good time to leave.'The poet we call Martial, Marcus Valerius Martialis, lived by his wits in first-century Rome. Pounding the mean streets of the Empire's capital, he takes apart the pretensions, addictions, and cruelties of its inhabitants with perfect comic timing and killer punchlines.... more...

  • The Ancient Art of Growing Oldby Tom Payne

    Random House 2015; US$ 23.98

    Bette Davis said ?Old age ain?t no place for sissies?. If that?s true, we could all use a little help as we approach our twilight years. Translator Tom Payne turns to Cicero, Ovid, Seneca, Hippocrates, Plato, Aristotle, and Aristophanes to learn what the wisest minds of antiquity could tell us about the pleasures and pains of old age.... more...

  • Trimalchio's Feastby Petronius

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 1.28

    'I blush to say what happened next.' A satirical portrait of a drunken, orgiastic Roman banquet, hosted by the grossly ostentatious Trimalchio. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics, with books from around the world and... more...

  • Jason and Medeaby Apollonius of Rhodes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 1.28

    'The Argonauts were terrified at the sight. But Jason planting his feet apart stood to receive them, as a reef in the sea confronts the tossing billows in a gale.' The tragic, epic love affair that allowed Jason to get the Golden Fleece. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Senecaby Shadi Bartsch; Alessandro Schiesaro

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 26.00

    This Companion examines the complete works of Seneca in context and establishes the importance of his legacy in Western thought. more...

  • Five Great Greek Tragediesby Sophocles; Euripides; Aeschylus

    Dover Publications 2015; US$ 5.00

    Features Oedipus Rex and Electra by Sophocles (translated by George Young), Medea and Bacchae by Euripides (translated by Henry Hart Milman), and Prometheus Bound by Aeschylus (translated by George Thomson). more...

  • Meditationsby Marcus Aurelius

    Open Road Media 2015; US$ 0.99

    Wisdom from one of the greatest philosophical minds in all of Roman history Divided into twelve books, these meditations chronicle Aurelius?s personal quest for self-improvement. This enduring text from one of history?s greatest warriors and leaders has been compared to St. Augustine?s Confessions for its timelessness, clarity, and candor. These... more...

  • The Sublime Senecaby Erik Gunderson

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 79.00

    Reads Seneca's philosophy and tragedy together, exploring the possibility of enlightenment and the human capacity for wisdom and knowledge. more...

  • Amadis of Gaul, Books III and IVby Garci R. de Montalvo; Edwin Place; Herbert Behm

    The University Press of Kentucky 2015; US$ 40.00

    In the long history of European prose, few works have been more influential and popular than Amadis of Gaul. It is a landmark work among the knight-errantry tales and probably derives from an oral tradition. Although its original author is unknown, it was likely written during the early fourteenth century, with the first known version of this work,... more...