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  • A New Interpretation of Sophocles’ Oedipus Tyrannusby Shigenari Kawashima; Naoko Yamagata

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2014; US$ 159.95

    This unique and fresh interpretation of an enigmatic classic provides a better understanding of the play’s religious and political undertones with an innovative and focused examination which proposes an earlier recognition than previously assumed of the whole truth by Jocasta. This will become an indispensable reference book for Classical scholars... more...

  • Homeric Effects in Vergil's Narrativeby Alessandro Barchiesi; Ilaria Marchesi; Matt Fox; Philip Hardie; Alessandro Barchiesi

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00 US$ 31.85

    The study of Homeric imitations in Vergil has one of the longest traditions in Western culture, starting from the very moment the Aeneid was circulated. Homeric Effects in Vergil's Narrative is the first English translation of one of the most important and influential modern studies in this tradition. In this revised and expanded edition, Alessandro... more...

  • Oedipus the King and Antigoneby Sophocles; Peter D. Arnott

    Wiley 2014; US$ 11.95 US$ 10.36

    Translated and edited by Peter D. Arnott, this classic and highly popular edition contains two essential plays in the development of Greek tragedy- Oedipus the King and Antigone -for performance and study. The editor's introduction contains a brief biography of the playwright and a description of Greek theater. Also included are a list of principal... more...

  • Homer?s Iliad. Book IIIby Martha Krieter-Spiro; Joachim Latacz; Anton Bierl; S. Douglas Olson [English Edition]; Benjamin Millis; Sara Strack

    De Gruyter 2015; Not Available

    This commentary on the 3rd book of the Iliad concentrates on the interpretation of the ceremonial single combat between the rivals for Helen, Paris and Menelaus, a scene that reflects the origins of the Trojan War. The famous parade before the walls presents Agamemnon, Odysseus and Ajax, and reveals just how much in love Paris and Helen... more...

  • Homerby Elton TE Baker; Joel Christensen

    Oneworld Publications 2013; US$ 7.99

    Widely revered as the father of Western literature, Homer was the author of The Iliad and The Odyssey, the epic poems which immortalized such names as Cyclops, Menelaus, and Achilles, and inspired such films as the Brad Pitt blockbuster Troy. In this vivid introduction, Elton Barker and Joel Christensen celebrate the complexity, innovation and sheer... more...

  • The Bacchae of Euripidesby Euripides; Donald Sutherland

    UNP - Nebraska 2014; US$ 13.00

    This new translation of The Bacchae? that strange blend of Aeschylean grandeur and Euripidean finesse?is an attempt to reproduce for the American stage the play as it most probably was when new and unmutilated in 406 B.C. The achievement of this aim involves a restoration of the "great lacuna" at the climax and the discovery of several primary stage... more...

  • Antigone (NHB Modern Plays)by Sophocles

    Nick Hern Books 2014; US$ 15.99

    A muscular version of Sophocles' timeless masterpiece, offering a profound reflection on the nature of power, democracy and human rights. The war has ended, but with peace comes conflict. Antigone’s brother Polyneices lies on the battlefield where he fell, his burial outlawed by Creon, the new king of Thebes. Should Antigone obey Creon, or... more...

  • A Reading Course in Homeric Greek, Book 2by Leslie Collins Edwards; Raymond V. Schoder; Vincent C. Horrigan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2013; US$ 17.95

    Reading Course in Homeric Greek, Book Two, Third Edition presents the Odyssey?s Books 6 and 12 in their entirety. Each lesson is a passage consisting of ten to twenty-five lines of text and includes a memorization list of frequently found words, thematic commentary in shaded boxes, and expanded and revised grammatical notes. The text also includes... more...

  • Caesar?s D? Bell? Gallic?by Jean-François Mondon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.95

    Caesar?s D? Bell? Gallic?: A Syntactically Parsed Reader is an innovative Latin reader presenting selections of Caesar?s Gallic wars texts. Its unique approach tackles the two most common problems a student reading unedited Latin faces: abundant vocabulary and a maze-like sentence structure. Breaking down the sentence structure of the texts and... more...

  • The Iliadby Homer

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 16.95

    One of the oldest extant works of Western literature, the Iliad is a timeless epic poem of great warriors trapped between their own heroic pride and the arbitrary, often vicious decisions of fate and the gods. Renowned scholar and acclaimed translator Peter Green captures the Iliad in all its surging thunder for a new generation of readers. Featuring... more...