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  • The Odysseyby Homer; Robert Fagles; Bernard Knox

    Penguin Publishing Group 1997; US$ 17.00

    The Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of every man's journey through life. In the myths and legends that are retold here, renowned translator Robert Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom and given us an edition of The Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical... more...

  • English Romantic Verseby David Wright; David Wright

    Penguin Books Ltd 1973; US$ 19.18

    English Romantic poetry from its beginnings and its flowering to the first signs of its decadence. Nearly all the famous piéces de résistance will be found here - 'Intimations of Immortality' , 'The Ancient Mariner' , 'The Tyger' , excerpts from 'Don Juan' - as well as some less familiar poems. As far as possible the poets are arranged in chronological... more...

  • Beowulfby Anonymus; Burton Raffel; Burton Raffel; Roberta Frank

    Penguin Publishing Group 1999; US$ 4.95

    Beowulf is the earliest extant poem in a modern European language reflecting a feudal, newly Christian world of heroes and monsters, blood and victory, life and death. Its beauty, power, and artistry have kept it alive for more than thirteen centuries. more...

  • Aeneidby Stanley Lombardo; W.R. Johnson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2005; US$ 11.95

    A PEN CENTER USA 2006 Literary Award Finalist. Long a master of the crafts of Homeric translation and of rhapsodic performance, Stanley Lombardo now turns to the quintessential epic of Roman antiquity, a work with deep roots in the Homeric tradition. With characteristic virtuosity, he delivers a rendering of the Aeneid as compelling as his groundbreaking... more...

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

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 6.95

    To the groundbreaking series that began with Iliad (1997), and continued with Odyssey (2000) and Aeneid (2005), Stanley Lombardo now adds his translation of the first part of their most natural successor, Dante?s great poetic synthesis of the classical pagan and medieval Christian traditions. Here is the Divine Comedy?s most harrowing canticle, one... more...

  • Odysseyby Homer; Stanley Lombardo; Sheila Murnaghan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 13.95

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

  • The Epic of Gilgameshby N. Sandars

    Penguin Books Ltd 1973; US$ 14.38

    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 Iliadby Robert Fitzgerald; Homer

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2004; US$ 14.99

    Anger be now your song, immortal one, Akhilleus' anger, doomed and ruinous, that caused the Akhaians loss on bitter loss and crowded brave souls into the undergloom, leaving so many dead men-carrion for dogs and birds; and the will of Zeus was done. -Lines 1-6 Since it was first published more than twenty-five years ago, Robert Fitzgerald's... more...

  • The Ramayanaby R. K. Narayan

    Penguin Publishing Group 2006; US$ 16.00

    The greatest Indian epic, one of the world's supreme masterpieces of storytelling A sweeping tale of abduction, battle, and courtship played out in a universe of deities and demons, The Ramayana is familiar to virtually every Indian. Although the Sanskrit original was composed by Valmiki around the fourth century BC, poets have produced countless... more...

  • The Infernoby Dante Alighieri; John Ciardi; Archibald T. MacAllister

    Penguin Publishing Group 2001; US$ 5.95

    Belonging in the company of the works of Homer and Virgil, The Inferno is a moving human drama, a journey through the torment of Hell, an expression of the Middle Ages, and a protest against the ways in which men have thwarted the divine plan.   more...