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Ancient, Classical & Medieval

  • 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 Ink Dark Moonby No Komachi Ono; Izumi Shikibu; Jane Hirshfield; Mariko Aratani

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 16.00

    These translated poems were written by 2 ladies of the Heian court of Japan between the ninth and eleventh centuries A.D. The poems speak intimately of their authors' sexual longing, fulfillment and disillusionment. more...

  • De usu astrolabii eiusque constructione / Über die Anwendung des Astrolabs und seine Anfertigungby Ioannes Philoponus; Alfred Stückelberger

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 84.00

    This treatise on the astrolabe by the Alexandrian scholar John Philoponos includes the earliest preserved description of the planispherical device that was later widely disseminated during the Middle Ages. Stückelberger?s edition is intended for philologists as well as historians and astronomers. The newly edited Greek text is accompanied... more...

  • Mahabharatby Bibek Debroy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    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 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...

  • Playing Hesiodby Helen Van Noorden

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 88.00

    Analyzes important ancient responses to Hesiod's five-part narrative of human history as keys to their broader revisions of 'Hesiod'. more...

  • Mahabharataby Bibek Debroy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    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 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 Essential Ved Mehtaby Ved Mehta

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    This definitive collection of Ved Mehta?s work contains excerpts from nearly all his writings, many of which first appeared in the New Yorker. It begins with his first book, the classic autobiography highlighting his blindness, Face to Face, and features his iconic books about India and his family saga, Continents of Exile. Each entry comes with a... more...

  • Selected Poemsby Kamala Das

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    A major poet in English, Kamala Das?s taboo-breaking work explores themes of love and betrayal, the corporeal and the spiritual, while celebrating female sexuality and remaining deeply rooted in the poet?s ancestral tradition and landscape. A rigorous selection from her oeuvre?six published volumes and other uncollected and previously unpublished... more...

  • A Rag Called Happinessby Nirmal Verma

    Penguin Books Ltd 2014; Not Available

    A boy from Allahabad follows his cousin to the capital. He hovers at the edge of his cousin?s theatre set, as they try and bring into their lives the idealism they enact on stage. Verma?s distinctive lyrical voice captures with melancholic perfection the characters afloat in the turbulent world of Delhi in the 1960s and ?70s. more...

  • Twelve Voices from Greece and Rome: Ancient Ideas for Modern Timesby Christopher Pelling; Maria Wyke

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 20.99

    Twelve Voices from Greece and Rome is a book for all readers who want to know more about the literature that underpins Western civilization. Chistopher Pelling and Maria Wyke provide a vibrant and distinctive introduction to twelve of the greatest authors from ancient Greece and Rome, writers whose voices still resonate strongly across the centuries:... more...