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  • The Soul of Rumiby Coleman Barks

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 14.99

    The Soul of Rumi is renowned poet Coleman Barks' first major assemblage of newly translated Rumi poems since his bestselling The Essential Rumi . Coleman Barks presents entirely new translations of Rumi's poems, published for the first time in The Soul of Rumi. The poems range over the breadth of Rumi's themes: silence, emptiness, play, God, peace,... more...

  • The Meaning of Meat and the Structure of the Odysseyby Egbert J. Bakker

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 76.00

    A literary study of the Odyssey based on the central economic and symbolic importance of the eating of meat. more...

  • The Complete Poemsby Robert Graves

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 32.00

    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...

  • Prometheus Boundby Aeschylus; Joel Agee

    New York Review Books 2015; US$ 12.95

    Prometheus Bound is the starkest and strangest of the classic Greek tragedies, a play in which god and man are presented as radically, irreconcilably at odds. It begins with the shock of hammer blows as the Titan Prometheus is shackled to a rock in the Caucasus. This is his punishment for giving the gift of fire to humankind and for thwarting... more...

  • Danteby Peter Hainsworth; David Robey

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    In this Very Short Introduction, Peter Hainsworth and David Robey take a different approach to Dante, by examining the main themes and issues that run through all of his work, ranging from autobiography, to understanding God and the order of the universe. In doing so, they highlight what has made Dante a vital point of reference for modern writers... 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...