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  • Chinese Rhyme-Proseby Burton Watson; Lucas Klein

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 15.95

    Selected as one of the sixty-five masterpieces for the UNESCO Collection of Representative Works The fu , or rhyme-prose, is a major poetic form in Chinese literature, most popular between the 2nd century b.c. and 6th century a.d. Unlike what is usually considered Chinese poetry, it is a hybrid of prose and rhymed verse, more expansive than... more...

  • The Complete Poemsby Robert Graves

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 34.00

    Graves described poetry as his ruling passion, and for him love was 'the main theme and origin of true poems'. He created a rich mythology where love, fear, fantasy and the supernatural play an essential role. Intimate yet universal, passionate yet precise, their brilliant alchemy of realism and magic made Graves's poems some of the finest of the last... more...

  • Lyric Apocalypse: Milton, Marvell, and the Nature of Eventsby Ryan Netzley

    Fordham University Press 2014; US$ 34.99

    What's new about the apocalypse? Revelation does not allow us to look back after the end and enumerate pivotal turning points. It happens in an immediate encounter with the transformatively new. John Milton's and Andrew Marvell's lyrics attempt to render the experience of such an apocalyptic change in the present. In this respect they take... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 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...

  • Beowulfby Anonymous

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Books for All Kinds of Readers ReadHowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Each edition has been optimized for maximum readability, using our patent-pending conversion technology. We are partnering with leading publishers around the globe to create accessible editions of their titles. Our... more...