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  • Sex and Eroticism in Mesopotamian Literatureby Dr Gwendolyn Leick; Gwendolyn Leick

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    Sex and Eroticism in Mesopotamian Literature is a new contribution to current debates about sex and eroticism. It gives an insight into Mesopotamian attitudes to sexuality by examining the oldest preserved written evidence on the subject - the Sumero-Akkadian cuneiform sources - which were written between the 21st and the 5th centuries B.C. Using... more...

  • Julius Caesarby William Shakespeare

    Penguin Publishing Group 2000; US$ 4.95

    Shakespeare's timeless tragedy of conspiracy and betrayal tells the story of the murder of Julius Caesar and the gruesome aftermath as Rome descends into a violent mob. This edition includes: An overview of Shakespeare's life, canon, and dramaturgy An introduction to the play by Barbara Rosen and William Rosen of the University of Connecticut Selections... more...

  • Sexby Alastair J. L. Blanshard

    Wiley 2015; US$ 43.95

    Sex: Vice and Love from Antiquity to Modernity examines the impact that sexual fantasies about the classical world have had on modern Western culture.  Offers a wealth of information on sex in the Greek and Roman world Correlates the study of classical sexuality with modern Western cultures Identifies key influential themes in the evolution... more...

  • Death Sentenceby Don Watson

    Random House Australia 2011; US$ 13.13

    Part diatribe, part cool reflection on the state of Australia's public language, Don Watson's Death Sentence is scathing, funny and brilliant.' ... in public life the language has never been held in less regard. It withers in the dungeons of the technocratic mind. It is butchered by the media. In politics it lacks all qualifications for the main... more...

  • The Swerveby Stephen Greenblatt

    Random House 2011; US$ 17.58

    WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE FOR NONFICTION Almost six hundred years ago, a short, genial man took a very old manuscript off a library shelf. With excitement, he saw what he had discovered and ordered it copied. The book was a miraculously surviving copy of an ancient Roman philosophical epic, On the Nature of Things by Lucretius and it changed... more...

  • Discipline & Punishby Michel Foucault

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    In this brilliant work, the most influential philosopher since Sartre suggests that such vaunted reforms as the abolition of torture and the emergence of the modern penitentiary have merely shifted the focus of punishment from the prisoner's body to his soul. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Horaceby Stephen Harrison

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    In this 2007 volume a superb international cast of contributors present an assessment of Horace, his work and its themes. more...

  • Castration and Culture in the Middle Agesby Larissa Tracy

    Boydell & Brewer 2013; US$ 99.00

    Essays exploring medieval castration, as reflected in archaeology, law, historical record, and literary motifs. more...

  • Poetry For Dummiesby The Poetry Center; John Timpane

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99

    Sometimes it seems like there are as many definitions of poetry as there are poems. Coleridge defined poetry as ?the best words in the best order.? St. Augustine called it ?the Devil?s wine.? For Shelley, poetry was ?the record of the best and happiest moments of the happiest and best minds.? But no matter how you define it, poetry has exercised a... more...

  • The Rise Of The Novelby Ian Watt

    Random House 2015; US$ 27.18

    This is the story of a most ingenious invention: the novel. Desribed for the first time in The Rise of The Novel , Ian Watt's landmark classic reveals the origins and explains the success of the most popular literary form of all time. In the space of a single generation, three eighteenth-century writers -- Daniel Defoe, Samuel Richardson and Henry... more...