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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Sexuality in Greek and Roman Cultureby Marilyn B. Skinner

    Wiley 2013; US$ 48.95 US$ 44.06

    This agenda-setting text has been fully revised in its second edition, with coverage extended into the Christian era. It remains the most comprehensive and engaging introduction to the sexual cultures of ancient Greece and Rome. Covers a wide range of subjects, including Greek pederasty and the symposium, ancient prostitution, representations... more...

  • CliffsNotes on Virgil's Aeneidby Richard McDougall; Suzanne Pavlos

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 8.80

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also features glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on Aeneid takes you on the journey of a band of survivors... more...

  • CliffsNotes on Greek Classicsby Mary Ellen Snodgrass

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; Not Available

    CliffsNotes on Greek Classics is the only reference book you need to understand the ideological and literary influence of the Greek civilization.  more...

  • CliffsNotes on Homer's Iliadby Bob Linn

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; Not Available

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. Homer's classic Greek epic, The Iliad , plunges you into the midst of... more...

  • CliffsNotes on Mythologyby James Weigel

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2007; US$ 8.80

    In CliffsNotes on Mythology, you'll review the myths from seven different cultures and gain an overview of the stories that people have lived by from ancient times to the present. The gods and their stories depict life's lessons and personal relationships and present a moral code of human conduct. These stories are also a map to understanding history.... more...

  • CliffsNotes on Sophocles' Oedipus Trilogyby Regina Higgins; Charles Higgins

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 5.28

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. CliffsNotes on The Oedipus Trilogy is your ticket to a greater understanding... more...

  • CliffsNotes on Plato's The Republicby Thomas Thornburg

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; Not Available

    The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format   Considered to be one of the three greatest philosophical tomes of... more...

  • CliffsNotes on Homer's The Odysseyby Stanley P Baldwin

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2011; US$ 5.28

    In CliffsNotes on The Odyssey, you follow along on Homer's grand adventure. This epic poem unfurls the story of Odysseus' triumph over Troy and arduous journey home to reclaim his kingdom. At 2,500 years old, it is one of the finest books ever written; as poetry, it sets the standard for comparison; and it serves as one of the foundations of the... more...