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  • The Odysseyby Homer; Peter Jones; Dominic Rieu

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 11.27

    The epic tale of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home after the Trojan War forms one of the earliest and greatest works of Western literature. Confronted by natural and supernatural threats - shipwrecks, battles, monsters and the implacable enmityof the sea-god Poseidon - Odysseus must test his bravery and native cunning to the full if he is to... more...

  • The Iliad of Homerby Homer

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    One of the greatest ancient Greek epic poems, "Iliad" is dated to have been written some time before the eighth century B.C. Revolving around the events of the tenth and last year of siege of the city of Ilium, this is a brilliant epic. The trends and wrath of the fighters has been amazingly captured by Pope. more...

  • The Homeric Hymnsby Susan C. Shelmerdine

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 7.95

    This is a collection of standard texts of ancient Greek that are important components of what we know about Greek myth, religion, language and culture. It includes ample notes and introductions to provide information on the works' historic importance. more...

  • The Epic of Gilgameshby N. Sandars

    Penguin Books Ltd 1973; US$ 12.68

    Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, and his companion Enkidu are the only heroes to have survived from the ancient literature of Babylon, immortalized in this epic poem that dates back to the 3rd millennium BC. Together they journey to the Spring of Youth, defeat the Bull of Heaven and slay the monster Humbaba. When Enkidu dies, Gilgamesh's grief and fear of... more...

  • The Epic of Gilgameshby Penguin Books Ltd

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 5.63

    The ancient Sumerian poem The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the oldest written stories in existence, translated with an introduction by Andrew George in Penguin Classics. Miraculously preserved on clay tablets dating back as much as four thousand years, the poem of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, is the world's oldest epic, predating Homer by many centuries.... more...

  • Iliadby Homer; Stanley Lombardo

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1997; US$ 13.95

    Gripping. . . . Lombardo's achievement is all the more striking when you consider the difficulties of his task. . . . [He] manages to be respectful of Homer's dire spirit while providing on nearly every page some wonderfully fresh refashioning of his Greek. The result is a vivid and disarmingly hardbitten reworking of a great classic. --Daniel Mendelsohn,... more...

  • Poet's Proseby Stephen Fredman; Albert Gelpi

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    Poet's Prose is the first scholarly work devoted exclusively to American prose poetry and has been recognised as a pioneering study in contemporary American poetry. Many recent American poets have been writing prose; Fredman has set out to determine why and what it means. Three central works of American poets' prose are discussed in detail: William... more...

  • Pindar's Poetics of Immortalityby Asya C. Sigelman

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    Offers a new approach to Pindar's victory odes by focusing on their poetic aim of immortalization. more...

  • The Lays of Marie de Franceby Marie de France; Edward Gallagher

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 11.50

    This edition includes Edward Gallagher's prose translations of The Lays of Marie de France ; a general introduction; a map; commentaries on the lays; two anonymous Breton lays— The Lay of Melion and The Lay of Tyolet ; a glossary of proper names; a glossary of specialized terms; and an appendix of selected texts in the Old French, including... more...

  • The Essential Homerby Homer; Sheila Murnaghan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2000; US$ 14.50

    Selections from both Iliad and Odyssey , made with an eye for those episodes that figure most prominently in the study of mythology. more...