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  • Ovid: Epistulae ex Ponto Book Iby Ovid; Garth Tissol

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    Edition and commentary, aimed at students and scholars, providing the most accessible introduction available to this late work of Ovid. more...

  • Medieval Arthurian Epic and Romanceby William W. Kibler; R. Barton Palmer

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95

    This volume offers newly translated texts that exemplify the two most important traditions of Arthurian literature in the Middle Ages. Encompassing such key works such as Lawman's Brut and Wace's Romance of Brut, written in Middle English and Old French, respectively, the Arthurian Epic Tradition depends on Geoffrey of Monmouth's History... more...

  • A Century of Sonnetsby Paula R. Feldman; Daniel Robinson

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 40.99

    A striking reminder that some of the best-known and most well-respected poems of the Romantic era were sonnets, this work traces the sonnet revival in England from its beginning in the hands of Thomas Edwards to its culmination in the poetry of Elizabeth Barret Browning and Dante Gabriel Rossetti. more...

  • Prometheus Boundby Aeschylus; Joel Agee

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 12.95

    ?Prometheus?s rebellion is the rebellion of life against inertia, of mercy and love against tyranny, of humanity against cruelty and arbitrary violence.? ?Thomas Merton ?Joel Agee has found exciting ways to vivify the speeches with apparently scrupulous fidelity to sound. In this English, the poetry slashes like modern verse and the direct address... 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...

  • 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...

  • Iliadby Homer; Stanley Lombardo; Sheila Murnaghan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 13.95

    Stanley Lombardo is Professor of Classics, University of Kansas. Sheila Murnaghan is Professor of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania. more...

  • The Odysseyby Homer

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Odyssey (Greek: Odusseia) is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. The poem was probably written near the end of the eighth century BC, somewhere along the Greek-controlled western present day Turkey seaside, Ionia. The poem is, in part, a sequel to Homer's Iliad and mainly centers on the Greek hero Odysseus (or Ulysses,... 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...