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  • The Nature of Thingsby Lucretius

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99

    De rerum natura (On the Nature of Things) is a 1st century BC didactic poem by the Roman poet and philosopher Lucretius with the goal of explaining Epicurean philosophy to a Roman audience. Lucretius presents the principles of atomism; the nature of the mind and soul; explanations of sensation and thought; the development of the world and its phenomena;... more...

  • The Metamorphoses of Publius Ovidius Nasoby Ovid

    Start Publishing LLC 2013; US$ 1.99

    Metamorphose is a Latin narrative poem in fifteen books by the Roman poet Ovid, describing the history of the world from its creation to the deification of Julius Caesar within a loose mythico-historical framework. Completed in AD 8, it is recognized as a masterpiece of Golden Age Latin literature. more...

  • The Wife of Bathby Geoffrey Chaucer

    Start Publishing LLC 2012; US$ 0.99

    The Wyves Tale of Bathe and prologue are among the best-known of Geoffrey Chaucer's Canterbury Tales. They give insight into the role of women in the Late Middle Ages and are probably of interest to Chaucer himself, for the character is one of his most developed ones, with her prologue twice as long as her tale. more...

  • Listenerby Lemn Sissay

    Canongate Books 2016; US$ 13.29

    Breaking the silence Lemn Sissay is back with a sensational new book. Listener overflows with love poems, inner-city soap operas, reflections on history, mystery and felicity and much more. Every page sings with Sissay's unique voice - visionary, good-humoured and bursting with life. more...

  • Colchaby Aaron Abeyta

    University Press of Colorado 2001; US$ 19.95

    Winner of a 2002 American Book Award Winner of the 2002 Colorado Book Award in Poetry " The natural voice at work in the poetry sings of one human life as if it were our own. I loved listening ." ?Rita Kiefer, author of  Nesting Doll " This just may be one of the best books of poetry I have ever read. . . . This is the kind of writing... more...

  • Paradise Regainedby John Milton

    Lerner Publishing Group 2014; US$ 13.32

    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...

  • The Aeneidby Virgil

    Lerner Publishing Group 2015; US$ 13.32

    Aeneas—the son of a human and Venus, the goddess of love—escapes the siege of Troy and sails for Italy where he is destined to found the city of Rome. more...

  • Dante's Infernoby Dante Alighieri; Gustave Doré

    Lerner Publishing Group 2015; US$ 13.32

    Inferno is the first part of Italian poet Dante Alighieri's epic poem Divine Comedy . The allegory describes Dante's journey through the depths of Hell. more...

  • Paradise Lostby John Milton

    Lerner Publishing Group 2014; US$ 13.32

    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...

  • Beowulfby Anonymous

    Lerner Publishing Group 2015; US$ 13.32

    King Hrothgar of Denmark has a problem: his mead-hall has been invaded by a horrible beast, Grendel, that kills his men. The warrior Beowulf and his men come to the king's aid, but Grendel isn't the only challenge they face. more...