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Ancient, Classical & Medieval

  • The Jewish Warby Josephus; Martin Hammond; Martin Goodman

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 14.99

    In AD 70 the city of Jerusalem was destroyed by Roman forces after a 6 month siege, the world-famous temple burnt to the ground. This was the disastrous outcome of a Jewish revolt against Roman domination beginning in AD 66 with high hopes and early success, but soon became mired in factional conflict, at its most extreme within Jerusalem itself. more...

  • Paradisoby Dante; Stanley Lombardo; Alison Cornish

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2017; US$ 15.95

    "This translation and commentary are an essential contribution to Dante's reception in English. Stanley Lombardo's translation is accurate, elegant, and transparent, a mirror of the original text. Alison Cornish's commentary is lucid, graceful, and precise, with just the right level of detail; it penetrates and opens the Paradiso 's philosophical,... more...

  • Contra Academicos, De beata vita, De ordineby Aurelius Augustinus; Therese Fuhrer; Simone Adam

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 84.87

    Die Bibliotheca Teubneriana , established in 1849, has evolved into the world's most venerable and extensive series of editions of Greek and Latin literature, ranging from classical to Neo-Latin texts. Some 4-5 new editions are published every year. more...

  • The Trachinian Maidensby Sophocles

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 0.99

    ?The Trachinian Maidens' (also ?Women of Trachis' or ?The Trachiniae') is an Athenian tragedy by Sophocles, in which Deianeira, the wife of Heracles, is distraught over her husband's neglect of her family. Unable to cope with the thought of losing him, she decides to use a love charm on him, a magic potion that will win him back. more...

  • Electraby Sophocles

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 0.99

    Set in the city of Argos a few years after the Trojan war, 'Electra' recounts the tale of Electra and the vengeance that she and her brother Orestes take on their mother Clytemnestra and step father Aegisthus for the murder of their father, Agamemnon. more...

  • Twenty-Four Lays from the French Middle Agesby Leslie Brook; Glyn S. Burgess

    Liverpool University Press 2017; US$ 89.99

    The first complete collection of extant Medieval French Lays. Lays are short (typically 600-1000 lines), rhymed tales of love and chivalry. more...

  • The Oresteiaby Aeschylus

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 1.99

    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...

  • Roots of Yogaby James Mallinson; Mark Singleton

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 15.50

    'Yoga is to be known through yoga. Yoga arises from yoga. One who is vigilant by means of yoga delights in yoga for a long time' Yoga is hugely popular around the world today, yet until now little has been known of its roots. This book collects, for the first time, core teachings of yoga in their original form, translated and edited by two of the... more...

  • Language and Character in Euripides' Electraby Evert van Emde Boas

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 119.99

    This study of Euripides' Electra marries linguistics and literary criticism to provide novel insights into the interpretation of the play. Focusing on characterization, it demonstrates how the figures are shaped through their use of language, using new means of analysis to argue for a balanced interpretation and challenge prevailing views. more...

  • The Baptized Museby Karla Pollmann

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 79.99

    A collection of Pollmann's previously-published essays on early Christian poetry, most newly-translated from German and all updated and corrected. It is a genre that has tended to be overlooked by both Classicists and Patristics scholars and this collection will rectify that. more...