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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...

  • The Aeneid of Virgilby Virgil; Allen Mandelbaum

    Random House Publishing Group 2003; US$ 5.95

    Aeneas flees the ashes of Troy to found the city of Rome and change forever the course of the Western world--as literature as well.  Virgil's Aeneid is as eternal as Rome itself, a sweeping epic of arms and heroism--the searching portrait of a man caught between love and duty, human feeling and the force of fate--that has influenced writers for over... 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...

  • Troilus and Cressidaby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. ************. Troilus and Criseyde (circa 1380-87) is Geoffrey Chaucer''s poem in rhyme royal (rime royale) re-telling the tragic love story of Troilus, a Trojan prince, and Criseyde. Scholarly consensus is that Chaucer completed Troilus and Criseyde by the... more...

  • Paradiseby Dante; Anthony Esolen; Gustave Dore

    Random House Publishing Group 2013; US$ 15.00

    Crisis In this, the concluding volume of The Divine Comedy , Dante ascends from the devastation of the Inferno and the trials of Purgatory. Led by his beloved Beatrice, he enters Paradise, to profess his faith, hope, and love before the Heavenly court. Completed shortly before his death, Paradise is the volume that perhaps best expresses Dante?s... more...

  • Random House Treasury of Friendship Poemsby Patricia S. Klein

    Diversified Publishing 2010; US$ 11.95

    The latest addition to the Random House poetry treasury series is a charming collection of timeless poems celebrating the virtues of friendship. ? Features more than 100 poems from such greats as Robert Frost, Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman, and Billy Collins ? Compact jacketed hardcover gift edition with a ribbon page marker From the Hardcover... more...

  • The Daily Mirrorby David Lehman

    Scribner 2000; US$ 18.00

    Following in the footsteps of such poets as Emily Dickinson, William Stafford, and Frank O'Hara, David Lehman began writing a poem a day in 1996 and found the experience so rewarding that he continued for the next two years. During that time, some of these poems appeared in various journals and on Web sites, including The Poetry Daily site, which... more...

  • La Divina Comediaby Dante Alighieri

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other... more...