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  • The Eclogues of Virgilby Virgil; David Ferry

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 7.39

    ONIX Description Virgil's great lyrics, rendered by the acclaimed translator of Gilgamesh The Eclogues of Virgil gave definitive form to the pastoral mode, and these magically beautiful poems, which were influential in so much subsequent literature, perhaps best exemplify what pastoral can do. "Song replying to song replying to song,"... more...

  • The Riddle of the Labyrinthby Margalit Fox

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 12.74

    In the tradition of Simon Winchester and Dava Sobel, The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code tells one of the most intriguing stories in the history of language, masterfully blending history, linguistics, and cryptology with an elegantly wrought narrative.   When famed archaeologist Arthur Evans unearthed the ruins of a sophisticated... more...

  • Metamorphosesby Ovid

    Indiana University Press 1960; US$ 10.99

    "The Metamorphoses of Ovid offers to the modern world such a key to the literary and religious culture of the ancients that it becomes an important event when at last a good poet comes up with a translation into English verse." ?John Crowe Ransom "... a charming and expert English version, which is right in tone for the Metamorphoses."?Francis... more...

  • Euripides, "Hekabe"by Kjeld Matthiessen

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 191.76

    In medieval Byzantium Hecabe was Euripides? most popular tragedy, so that it is this play for which we have the most manuscripts. Although this means that the production of a critical edition to satisfy modern criteria is particularly difficult, such an edition can now be presented. It comprises a revised text, a collection of testimonials,... more...

  • CliffsNotes On Aristotle's Ethicsby Robert J. Milch; Charles H. Patterson

    John Wiley & Sons 2004; US$ 5.99 US$ 4.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. People have not changed significantly in the many years since Aristotle first lectured on ethics at the Lyceum in Athens . The human types and problems covered in CliffsNotes on Aristotle’s Ethics... more...

  • Sexuality in Greek and Roman Cultureby Marilyn B. Skinner

    Wiley 2013; US$ 48.95 US$ 42.42

    This agenda-setting text has been fully revised in its second edition, with coverage extended into the Christian era. It remains the most comprehensive and engaging introduction to the sexual cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. Covers a wide range of subjects, including Greek pederasty and the symposium, ancient prostitution, representations... more...

  • CliffsNotes on Virgil's Aeneidby Richard McDougall; Suzanne Pavlos

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 9.05

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on Aeneid takes you on the journey of a band of survivors... more...

  • CliffsNotes Greek Classicsby Mary Ellen Snodgrass

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; Not Available

    Cliffs Notes on Greek Classics is the only reference book you need to understand the ideological and literary influence of the Greek civilization. A fully-indexed guide designed for students of: English Literature World Literature Classical Literature and Languages Philosophy History Theater and Drama Women's Studies Music and Art Religion Use... more...

  • CliffsNotes on Homer's Iliadby Bob Linn

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 5.99

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. Homer's classic Greek epic, The Iliad , plunges you into the midst of... more...

  • CliffsNotes on Sophocles' Oedipus Trilogyby Regina Higgins; Charles Higgins

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 5.85

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on The Oedipus Trilogy is your ticket to a greater understanding... more...