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  • The Essential Homerby Homer; Stanley Lombardo; Sheila Murnaghan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; 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...

  • 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 Poet as Botanistby M. M. Mahood

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 32.00

    Examines plants and botany in the writing of D. H. Lawrence and John Clare, among others. more...

  • The Song of Rolandby none; Glyn Burgess; Glyn Burgess

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 14.38

    On 15 August 778, Charlemagne?s army was returning from a successful expedition against Saracen Spain when its rearguard was ambushed in a remote Pyrenean pass. Out of this skirmish arose a stirring tale of war, which was recorded in the oldest extant epic poem in French. The Song of Roland , written by an unknown poet, tells of Charlemagne?s warrior... more...

  • Selected Poemsby Rumi

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 14.38

    Thirteenth-century Persian philosopher, mystic, scholar and founder of the order of the Whirling Dervishes, Jelaluddin Rumi was also a poet of transcendental power. His inspirational verse speaks with the universal voice of the human soul and brims with exuberant energy and passion. Rich in natural imagery from horses to fishes, flowers to birds and... more...

  • Poemsby Li Po; Tu Fu; Arthur Cooper; Arthur Cooper

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 19.18

    Li Po (AD 701-62) and Tu Fu (AD 712-70) were devoted friends who are traditionally considered to be among China's greatest poets. Li Po, a legendary carouser, was an itinerant poet whose writing, often dream poems or spirit-journeys, soars to sublime heights in its descriptions of natural scenes and powerful emotions. His sheer escapism and joy is... more...

  • Inannaby Kim Echlin

    Penguin Canada 2015; US$ 0.00

    Inanna, a goddess of ancient Mesopotamia, was worshipped around 1800 BCE by our ancestors in the land that is now modern-day Iraq. But who was she? Who were her followers? And what did her stories mean for their lives? Lost for millennia, Inanna?s stories were buried and forgotten, unearthed by archaeologists only recently, around the turn of the... more...

  • The Complete Poemsby R. Rebholz; Thomas Wyatt

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 27.18

    As a diplomat in Renaissance Europe, and a luminary at the court of Henry VII, Sir Thomas Wyatt wrote in an incestuous world where everyone was uneasily subject to the royal whims and rages. Wyatt had himself survived two imprisonments in the Tower as well as a love affair with Anne Boleyn, and his poetry - that of an extraordinarily sophisticated,... more...

  • The Essential Odysseyby Homer; Stanley Lombardo; Sheila Murnaghan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2007; US$ 9.50

    This generous abridgment of Stanley Lombardo?s translation of the Odyssey offers more than half of the epic, including all of its best-known episodes and finest poetry, while providing concise summaries for omitted books and passages. 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...