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  • Achilleidby Statius; Stanley Lombardo; Peter Heslin

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2015; US$ 7.95

    "One of the most entertaining short narratives of all time, the Achilleid is a stand-alone work of compelling contemporary interest that moves with great rapidity and clarity. Its compact narrative, which encompasses a brutish childhood, an overprotective mother, temporary gender bending, sexual violence, and a final coming to manhood with the promise... more...

  • The Georgics of Virgilby David Ferry

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2015; US$ 16.99

    John Dryden called Virgil's Georgics , written between 37 and 30 B.C.E., "the best poem by the best poet." The poem, newly translated by the poet and translator David Ferry, is one of the great songs, maybe the greatest we have, of human accomplishment in difficult--and beautiful--circumstances, and in the context of all we share in nature. The... more...

  • Lacunaeby Daniel Nadler

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016; US$ 23.99

    Lacunae , Daniel Nadler's debut collection, is an exercise in poetics of vital import. In it, Nadler imagines himself into those moments of unintelligibility--that blank space in between things--where constraint and expansion coincide. These poems, translations of work that does not otherwise exist, are intended to fill the invented or actual lacunae... more...

  • Odesby Sharon Olds

    Random House 2016; US$ 16.91

    Opening with a powerful and tender ?Ode to the Hymen?, Sharon Olds uses this age-old poetic form to address many aspects of herself, in a collection that is centred around the female body and female pleasures, and touches along the way on parts of her own story which will be familiar from earlier works, each episode and memory now burnished by the... more...

  • Complete Poems and Fragmentsby Sappho; Stanley Lombardo; Pamela Gordon

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2016; US$ 12.95

    "In this expanded edition of his distinguished Sappho: Poems and Fragments (2002), Stanley Lombardo offers over 100 fragments not included in the original edition, as well as the new poems discovered in 2004 and 2014. His translation of this latter material yields fresh insights into Sappho's representations of old age, two of her brothers, and her... more...

  • Proensaby Paul Blackburn; George Economou; George Economou

    New York Review Books 2016; US$ 18.95

    The poetry of the Provenšal troubadours has had a profound influence on the development of the lyric, from Dante and Petrarch to Ezra Pound and the Black Mountain poets, despite the difficulty of Old Provenšal, or Occitan, the original language of the troubadours. The renewed interest of the English-speaking world in troubadour poetry was initiated... more...

  • Paradise Lostby John Milton

    Lerner Publishing Group 2014; US$ 3.99

    John Milton's epic poem describes the fall of humankind and the war between heaven and hell. Satan and his fellow fallen angels want more power and decide to take their revenge on God's newest creation: humankind. more...

  • The Iliadby Homer

    Lerner Publishing Group 2014; US$ 3.99

    The Trojan War comes to its climactic end in this infamous Greek epic. With the gods of Mount Olympus intervening in the battle, legendary warriors fight to the death in the name of honor, love, and vengeance. more...

  • The Odysseyby Homer

    Lerner Publishing Group 2014; US$ 3.99

    Odysseus, the Trojan War hero, longs to return to his kingdom in Ithaca. But for ten years, Odysseus has struggled to overcome a host of challenges— including tumultuous storms and battles with great beasts — after angering the sea god, Poseidon. more...

  • Paradise Regainedby John Milton

    Lerner Publishing Group 2014; US$ 3.99

    A companion to Paradise Lost , Paradise Regained describes the temptation of Christ. Jesus fasts for 40 days and nights, after which Satan tempts him with food, power, and riches. Jesus refuses Satan, and Satan is defeated by God. more...