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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 Poetic Eddaby Jackson Crawford

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2015; US$ 13.50

    "The poems of the Poetic Edda have waited a long time for a Modern English translation that would do them justice. Here it is at last (Odin be praised!) and well worth the wait. These amazing texts from a 13th-century Icelandic manuscript are of huge historical, mythological and literary importance, containing the lion's share of information that... more...

  • 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...

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

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 8.95

    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...

  • The War Poems Of Wilfred Owenby Wilfred Owen

    Random House 2013; US$ 12.68

    Wilfred Owen was the greatest poet of the First World War, and his death in battle, a few days before Armistice, was a disastrous loss to English letters. This volume gathers together the poems for which he is best known, and which represent his most important contribution to poetry in the twentieth century. Taken from the definitive edition of... more...

  • Women's Poetry and Religion in Victorian Englandby Cynthia Scheinberg

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 33.00

    Examines Anglo-Jewish and Christian women poets, and the connections between the discourses of nineteenth-century poetry, gender and religious identity. more...

  • The Aeneidby Virgil; John Dryden

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99

    Aeneas appears in The Illiad in vague snatches and starts as a traveling warrior of great piety who was loosely connected to the foundation of Rome. Virgil weaves these fragments into a powerful myth about the founding of Rome in The Aeneid . Aeneas travels from his native Troy to Italy then wages victorious war upon the Latins. more...

  • Aeneidby Virgil; Frederick Ahl; Elaine Fantham

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.89

    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...

  • Pure Paganby Burton Raffel; Guy Davenport

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 11.95

    ?For there is indeed something we can call the spirit of ancient Greece?a carefully tuned voice that speaks out of the grave with astonishing clarity and grace , a distinctive voice that, taken as a whole, is like no other voice that has ever sung on this earth.? ? BURTON RAFFEL, from his Preface For centuries, the poetry of Homer, Aristophanes,... more...

  • Metamorphosesby Ovid

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 3.99

    The brilliant historical epic “Metamorphoses” is Ovid’s magnum opus. He has brilliantly presented a vast canvas which offers a multitude of legendary and mythical figures; these are linked together by a single thread – the theme of transition and unpredictability of nature. It chronicles the history of the world from the time of... more...