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  • The 'Fifth Veda' of Hinduismby Ithamar Theodor

    I.B.Tauris 2016; US$ 17.99

    The Bhagavata Purana is one of the most important, central and popular scriptures of Hinduism. A medieval Sanskrit text, its influence as a religious book has been comparable only to that of the great Hindu epics, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. Ithamar Theodor here offers the first analysis for twenty years of the Bhagavata Purana (often called... more...

  • Abhijñ?nash?kuntalamby Kalidasa; Vinay Dharwadker

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 18.00

    Kalidasa?s most famous play refashions an episode from the Mahabharata, magnificently dramatizing the love story of Shakuntala, a girl of semi-divine origin, and Dushyanta, a noble human king. After their brief and passionate but secret union at her father?s forest ashram, Dushyanta must return to his capital. He gives Shakuntala his signet ring, promising... more...

  • Abusive Mouths in Classical Athensby Nancy Worman

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 35.00

    A fascinating study examining the imagery of the mouth in classical Athenian invective. more...

  • Acceptable Wordsby Jeffrey Wainwright

    Manchester University Press 2013; US$ 23.99

    Geoffrey Hill has said that some great poetry 'recognises that words fail us'. These essays explore Hill's struggle over fifty years with the recalcitrance of language. This book seeks to show how all his work is marked by the quest for the right pitch of utterance whether it is sorrowing, angry, satiric or erotic. It shows how Hill's words are never... more...

  • An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptiansby Edward William Lane

    American University of Cairo Press 2012; US$ 19.99

    Few works about the Middle East have exerted such wide and long-lasting influence as Edward William Lane?s An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians. First published in 1836, this classic book has never gone out of print, continuously providing material and inspiration for generations of scholars, writers, and travelers, who have... more...

  • Adnotationes super Lucanumby Johannes Endt

    De Gruyter 1969; US$ 105.68

    Adnotationes Super Lucanum (Bibliotheca Teubneriana) more...

  • The Aeneidby Virgil; David West; David West

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 15.50

    Virgil's Aeneid, inspired by Homer and inspiration for Dante and Milton, is an immortal poem at the heart of Western life and culture. Virgil took as his hero Aeneas, legendary survivor of the fall of Troy and father of the Roman race, and in telling a story of dispossession and defeat, love and war, he portrayed human life in all its nobility and... more...

  • Aeneidby Virgil; Frederick Ahl; Elaine Fantham

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 10.99

    Frederick Ahl's new translation captures the excitement, poetic energy, and intellectual force of Virgil's epic poem in a way that has never been done before. Echoing the Virgilian hexameter the verse stays almost line for line with the original in a thrillingly accurate and engaging style. more...

  • Aeneisby Publius Vergilius Maro; Gian Biagio Conte

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 105.68

    A new edition of the Aeneid requires not only a systematic and reliable assessment of the text, but also a satisfactory and, if possible, complete description of the manuscripts? transmission. Here, not only were the seven Late Antique codices studied anew, but the recensio was also extended by drawing on sources from the Carolingian Age only... more...

  • Aeschylus: The Oresteiaby Simon Goldhill

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 21.00

    This is the only general introduction in English to Aeschylus' Oresteia, one of the most important of all Greek dramas. more...