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  • C. Sallusti Crispi Historiaeby Antonio La Penna; Rodolfo Funari

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 196.00

    The Historiae, of which only fragments survive, was probably Sallust?s most comprehensive work of history. Embracing the eventful period between 78-67 BC, it describes a series of political crises which ultimately lead to the fall of the Roman Republic and the establishment of Augustus? principate. This volume fills a desideratum in... more...

  • The Closure of Space in Roman Poeticsby Victoria Rimell

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 96.00

    An ambitious analysis of the Roman literary obsession with retreat and closed spaces, in the context of expanding empire. more...

  • In a Dark Wood: What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Loveby Joseph Luzzi

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; Not Available

    Joseph Luzzi?s harrowing story of his wife?s sudden death in a car accident and how Dante?s ?The Divine Comedy? helped him to endure his grief, raise their infant daughter, and rediscover love. more...

  • In a Dark Wood: What Dante Taught Me About Grief, Healing, and the Mysteries of Loveby Joseph Luzzi

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; Not Available

    Joseph Luzzi?s harrowing story of his wife?s sudden death in a car accident and how Dante?s ?The Divine Comedy? helped him to endure his grief, raise their infant daughter, and rediscover love. more...

  • My Name Is Radhaby Saadat Hasan Manto; Muhammad Umar Memon

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 22.08

    The prevalent trend of classifying Manto?s work into a) stories of Partition and b) stories of prostitutes forcibly enlists the writer to perform a dramatic dressing-down of society. But neither Partition nor prostitution gave birth to the genius of Saadat Hasan Manto. They only furnished him with an occasion to reveal the truth of the human condition. My... more...

  • The Mahabharataby Bibek Debroy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 25.48

    The Mahabharata is one of the greatest stories ever told. Though the basic plot is widely known, there is much more to the epic than the dispute between the Kouravas and Pandavas that led to the battle in Kurukshetra. It has innumerable sub-plots that accommodate fascinating meanderings and digressions, and it has rarely been translated in full, given... more...

  • The Mahabharataby Bibek Debroy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 25.48

    The Greatest Story Ever Told Dispute over land and kingdom may lie at the heart of this story of war between cousins?the Pandavas and the Kouravas?but the Mahabharata is about conflicts of dharma. These conflicts are immense and various, singular and commonplace. Throughout the epic, characters face them with no clear indications of what is right and... more...

  • The Mahabharataby

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 25.48

    The Greatest Story Ever Told Dispute over land and kingdom may lie at the heart of this story of war between cousins?the Pandavas and the Kouravas?but the Mahabharata is about conflicts of dharma. These conflicts are immense and various, singular and commonplace. Throughout the epic, characters face them with no clear indications of what is right and... more...

  • The Mahabharataby Bibek Debroy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 25.48

    It is the aftermath of the war in Volume 8. Ashvatthama kills all the remaining Pandavas?with the exception of the five Pandava brothers?and Panchalas. The funeral ceremonies for the dead warriors are performed. Bhishma?s teachings in the Shanti Parva, after Yudhishthira is crowned, is about duties to be followed under different circumstances. more...

  • The Mahabharataby Bibek Debroy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 25.48

    The Mahabharata is one of the greatest stories ever told. Though the basic plot is widely known, there is much more to the epic than the dispute between the Kouravas and Pandavas that led to the battle in Kurukshetra. It has innumerable sub-plots that accommodate fascinating meanderings and digressions, and it has rarely been translated in full, given... more...