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  • Scottish Balladsby Emily Lyle

    Canongate Books 2010; US$ 10.79

    Edited and Introduced by Emily Lyle.Scotland?s ballads represent one of the high-water marks of Scottish literature and are famous as superb expressions of oral culture, reflecting a world of magic, deep passion and history transformed into legend.This selection includes more than eighty of the finest ballads, together with an introduction, notes and... more...

  • The Penguin Book of American Verseby Geoffrey Moore

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 16.91

    A classic anthology of American poetry, from the colonial beginnings in the seventeenth century right through to the twentieth century. From Anne Bradstreet to Ralph Waldo Emerson, from William Carlos Williams to Walt Whitman, from Emily Dickenson to Ai, this collection ranges widely across the American poetic spectrum. more...

  • The New Oxford Book of War Poetryby Jon Stallworthy

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.17

    A new edition of Jon Stallworthy's acclaimed anthology marks the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. Complete with a revised introduction and 42 new poems, the volume offers diverse account of war poetry from Homer's The Iliad to poems written about the wars of the twenty-first century. more...

  • The Homeric Hymnsby Susan C. Shelmerdine

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 7.95

    This is a collection of standard texts of ancient Greek that are important components of what we know about Greek myth, religion, language and culture. It includes ample notes and introductions to provide information on the works' historic importance. more...

  • Aeneidby Vergil

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 4.50

    Considered the greatest Roman poet, Vergil spent over a decade working on this monumental epic poem, which has been a source of literary inspiration and poetic grandeur for more than 2,000 years. Its twelve books tell the heroic story of Aeneas, a Trojan who escaped the burning ruins of Troy to found a new city in the west. This city, Lavinium, was... more...

  • The Metamorphosesby Ovid

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.00

    This selection highlights 30 tales from classical mythology: Venus and Adonis, Pygmalion, Apollo and Daphne, Narcissus, Perseus and Andromeda, Orpheus and Eurydice, the Cyclops, and Circe, among others. F. A. Wright translation. more...

  • Troilus and Cressidaby Geoffrey Chaucer

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 4.00

    Romance and betrayal abound in this tale of the sensitive and generous warrior Troilus, who lives, and eventually dies, for Cressida, a virtuous, tender-hearted woman driven to infidelity by circumstance. more...

  • Metaphysical Poetryby Paul Negri

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 7.95

    Includes such masterpieces as Donne's "Death, Be Not Proud"; Marvell's "To His Coy Mistress"; plus works by George Herbert, Henry Vaughan, Richard Crashaw, Francis Quarles, and others. more...

  • Eclogues and Georgicsby Vergil

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.00

    The Eclogues unfolds in an idyllic landscape shadowed by thwarted romance and civil war while the Georgics celebrates natural beauty, piety, family life, and the vitality of the Italian people. more...

  • Narrative Verse, The First Volumeby Oscar Wilde; Matthew Arnold; Thomas Hood

    Copyright Group 2013; US$ 3.99

    NARRATIVE VERSE ? Volume 1. Poetry can capture the imagination in a few short lines but Narrative Verse or Poetry takes the form of telling a story whether it be simple or complex in a longer form. Among the most ancient forms of poetry it has widespread roots through almost every culture. Many of these poems are also available on our audiobook... more...