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  • Odysseyby Homer; Alexander Pope

    The Floating Press 2010; US$ 4.99 US$ 4.34

    Widely regarded as one of the finest works of literature in the Western canon, Homer's Odyssey is a masterpiece of classical epic poetry. The tale follows the travels of the Greek hero Odysseus as he strives to return to his homeland after waging battle in the Trojan War. Long presumed dead after a 20-year absence, Odysseus finally returns to his... more...

  • Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient Worldby Donald G. Kyle

    Wiley 2014; US$ 46.95 US$ 42.26

    The second edition of Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World updates Donald G. Kyle’s award-winning introduction to this topic, covering the Ancient Near East up to the late Roman Empire. • Challenges traditional scholarship on sport and spectacle in the Ancient World and debunks claims that there were no sports before the ancient... more...

  • SPQRby Mary Beard

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 11.98

    Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller Shortlisted for a British Book Industry Book of the Year Award 2016 The new series Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit is on BBC2 now Ancient Rome matters. Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its myths and stories - from Romulus and Remus... more...

  • Under Another Skyby Charlotte Higgins

    Random House 2013; US$ 14.09

    Shortlisted for the 2013 Samuel Johnson Prize, the Thwaites Wainwright Prize and the 2014 Dolman Travel Book Award This is a book about the encounter with Roman Britain: about what the idea of ‘Roman Britain’ has meant to those who came after Britain’s 400-year stint as province of Rome – from the medieval mythographer-historian Geoffrey of Monmouth... more...

  • Iliadby Homer; Stanley Lombardo; Sheila Murnaghan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1997; US$ 13.95

    Gripping. . . . Lombardo's achievement is all the more striking when you consider the difficulties of his task. . . . [He] manages to be respectful of Homer's dire spirit while providing on nearly every page some wonderfully fresh refashioning of his Greek. The result is a vivid and disarmingly hardbitten reworking of a great classic. --Daniel Mendelsohn,... more...

  • The People of Platoby Debra Nails

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2002; US$ 28.95

    The People of Plato is the first study since 1823 devoted exclusively to the identification of, and relationships among, the individuals represented in the complete Platonic corpus. It provides details of their lives, and it enables one to consider the persons of Plato's works, and those of other Socratics, within a nexus of important political,... more...

  • The Civil Warsby Appian

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 3.99

    Appian has beautifully captured the accounts of great conquerors and leaders. Their conquests, invasions and leadership qualities have been discussed in detail. The historical narrative reads like a novel and this adds to the appeal of the book. Enthralling and informative! more...

  • Electra, Phoenician Women, Bacchae, and Iphigenia at Aulisby Euripides; Cecelia Eaton Luschnig; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2011; US$ 10.95

    The four late plays of Euripides collected here, in beautifully crafted translations by Cecelia Eaton Luschnig and Paul Woodruff, offer a faithful and dynamic representation of the playwright’s mature vision. more...

  • Catiline's War, The Jugurthine War, Historiesby Sallust

    Penguin Books Ltd 2007; US$ 14.09

    Sallust (86– c . 35 bc) is the earliest Roman historian of whom complete works survive, a senator of the Roman Republic and younger contemporary of Cicero, Pompey and Julius Caesar. His Catiline’s War tells of the conspiracy in 63 bc led by L. Sergius Catilina, who plotted to assassinate numerous senators and take control of the government, but was... more...

  • Reading Greekby Joint Association of Classical Teachers

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 27.00

    Thoroughly-revised edition of best-selling one-year introductory course in ancient Greek for students and adults. more...