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  • Metamorphosesby Ovid; David Raeburn

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 12.68

    Ovid's deliciously witty and exuberant epic starts with the creation of the world and brings together a series of ingeniously linked Greek and Roman myths and legends in which men and women are transformed, often by love - into flowers, trees, stones and stars. This new verse translation, in simple and swift English hexameters, allows Ovid's narrative... more...

  • Great Dialogues of Platoby Plato; W. H. D. Rouse; Matthew S. Santirocco

    Penguin Publishing Group 2008; US$ 6.95

    Written in the form of debates, Great Dialogues of Plato comprises the most influential body of philosophy of the Western world—covering every subject from art and beauty to virtue and the nature of love. more...

  • The Odysseyby Homer; Robert Fagles; Bernard Knox

    Penguin Publishing Group 1997; US$ 17.00

      The Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of every man's journey through life. In the myths and legends that are retold here, renowned translator Robert Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom and given us an edition of The Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer... more...

  • Epigramsby Martial; Gideon Nisbet

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 10.99

    This new, parallel-text prose translation of a generous selection of Martial's witty and satiric epigrams pulls no punches and matches the boldness of the originals. They bring Imperial Rome vividly to life. The edition establishes Martial's originality as a literary author and includes a full introduction and notes. more...

  • The Oresteiaby Aeschylus; Robert Fagles; W. B. Stanford

    Penguin Publishing Group 1984; US$ 13.98

    One of the founding documents of Western culture and the only surviving ancient Greek trilogy, the Oresteia of Aeschylus is one of the great tragedies of all time. The three plays of the Oresteia portray the bloody events that follow the victorious return of King Agamemnon from the Trojan War, at the start of which he had sacrificed his daughter... more...

  • The Three Theban Playsby Sophocles; Robert Fagles; Bernard Knox

    Penguin Publishing Group 1984; US$ 15.00

    The heroic Greek dramas that have moved theatergoers and readers since the fifth century B.C. Towering over the rest of Greek tragedy, the three plays that tell the story of the fated Theban royal family— Antigone, Oedipus the King  and  Oedipus at Colonus— are among the most enduring and timeless dramas ever written. Robert Fagles's authoritative... more...

  • Ovid and Hesiodby Ioannis Ziogas

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 86.00

    Explores the previously neglected influence on Ovid's Metamorphoses of Hesiod, the most important archaic Greek poet after Homer. more...

  • Antigoneby Sophocles; Reginald Gibbons; Charles Segal

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 7.99

    For readers, actors, students, teachers, and theatrical directors, this new translation of one of the greatest plays in the history of the western world provides the best combination of contemporary, powerful language, along with superb background and notes on meaning, interpretation, and ancient beliefs, attitudes, and contexts. more...

  • The Homeric Hymnsby Michael Crudden

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 8.99

    The Homeric Hymns honour the Greek gods. They are called 'Homeric' because the ancients attributed them to Homer; it is now accepted that they were composed by later poets working in the same tradition. Four of them stand out by reason of their length and quality: Hymns 2-5, in honour of Demeter, Apollo, Hermes, and Aphrodite respectively. This volume... more...

  • Gesta Romanorumby Charles Swan; Wynnard Hooper

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 3.00

    Discover one of the greatest collections of medieval literature with this historic work, which features more than 180 tales of Greeks, Romans, Britons, biblical figures, and others. Drawn from European and Asian sources, the stories abound in fascinating figures from all walks of life, including Pope Gregory, Noah, Socrates, and a host of other characters,... more...