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  • 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...

  • 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 Odysseyby Homer; Peter Jones; Dominic Rieu

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 12.78

    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...

  • Beowulfby Gummere

    The Floating Press 1910; US$ 4.99

    Beowulf is the earliest surviving poem in Old English. Although the authorship is anonymous it is believed to have been written before the 10th century AD. The only extant European manuscript of the Beowulf text is placed at around 1010. The epic tells the tale of the Scandinavian hero Beowulf as he struggles against three adversaries; the monster... more...

  • The Homeric Hymnsby Michael Crudden

    Oxford University Press 2001; US$ 8.99

    With fair-tressed Demeter, the sacred goddess, my song begins,With herself and her slim-ankled daughter, whom Aidoneus onceAbducted...'Most people are familiar, at least by repute, with the two great epics of Homer, the Iliad and the Odyssey, but few are aware that other poems survive that were attributed to Homer in ancient times. The Homeric... more...

  • Infernoby Dante; Stanley Lombardo; Steven Botterill; Anthony Oldcorn

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 7.95

    An attractive new alternative as both a translation and a pedagogical tool. The volume includes an excellent introduction by Dante scholar Steven Botterill (Univ. of California, Berkeley), clear and informative notes by lifelong Dantist Anthony Oldcorn, a concise bibliographical note that indicates some important sources on Dante in print and online,... more...

  • Odysseyby Homer; Stanley Lombardo; Sheila Murnaghan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2000; US$ 13.95

    Lombardo's Odyssey offers the distinctive speed, clarity, and boldness that so distinguished his 1997 Iliad . more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Thomas Hardyby Dale Kramer

    Cambridge University Press 1999; US$ 32.00

    Twelve commissioned essays provide an essential introduction to Thomas Hardy. more...

  • Gilgameshby Stephen Mitchell

    Atria Books 2010; US$ 15.99

    Gilgamesh is considered one of the masterpieces of world literature, and although previously there have been competent scholarly translations of it, until now there has not been a version that is a superlative literary text in its own right. Acclaimed translator Stephen Mitchell's lithe, muscular rendering allows us to enter an ancient masterpiece... more...

  • The Nature of Thingsby Lucretius; Richard Jenkyns; Alicia Stallings

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 15.98

    Lucretius' poem On the Nature of Things combines a scientific and philosophical treatise with some of the greatest poetry ever written. With intense moral fervour he demonstrates to humanity that in death there is nothing to fear since the soul is mortal, and the world and everything in it is governed by the mechanical laws of nature and not by gods;... more...