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  • The Odysseyby Homer

    Lerner Publishing Group 2014; US$ 13.32

    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...

  • Dante's Paradisoby Dante Alighieri; Gustave Doré

    Lerner Publishing Group 2015; US$ 13.32

    Paradiso is the final part of Italian poet Dante Alighieri's epic poem Divine Comedy and describes Dante's journey through heaven. Dante travels through the nine celestial spheres and experiences the blessings given to those who are faithful to God. more...

  • Dante's Purgatorioby Dante Alighieri; Gustave Doré

    Lerner Publishing Group 2015; US$ 13.32

    Purgatorio is the second part of Italian poet Dante Alighieri's epic poem Divine Comedy and describes Dante's climb up the Mount of Purgatory. Dante visits the seven terraces of Purgatory, where sinners are cleansing themselves in preparation for entering Paradise. more...

  • The Iliadby Homer

    Lerner Publishing Group 2014; US$ 13.32

    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...

  • Godsongby Amit Majmudar

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2018; US$ 24.00

    A fresh, strikingly immediate and elegant verse translation of the classic, with an introduction and helpful guides to each section, by the rising American poet. Born in the United States into a secularized Hindu family, Amit Majmudar puzzled over the many religious traditions on offer, and found that the Bhagavad Gita had much to teach him with... more...

  • The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Miltonby John Milton; William Kerrigan; John Rumrich; Stephen M. Fallon

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 3.49

    John Milton is, next to William Shakespeare, the most influential English poet, a writer whose work spans an incredible breadth of forms and subject matter. The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton celebrates this author’s genius in a thoughtfully assembled book that provides new modern-spelling versions of Milton’s texts, expert commentary,... 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...

  • Odesby Horace; James Michie; Gregson Davis

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.00

    Timeless meditations on the subjects of wine, parties, birthdays, love, and friendship, Horace’s Odes , in the words of classicist Donald Carne-Ross, make the “commonplace notable, even luminous.” This edition reproduces the highly lauded translation by James Michie. “For almost forty years,” poet and literary critic John Hollander notes, “James Michie’s... 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

    “If there is any justice in the world of books, [Esolen’s] will be the standard Dante . . . for some time to come.”–Robert Royal, 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,... more...