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  • Antigone; Oedipus the King; Electraby Sophocles; H. D. F. Kitto; Edith Hall

    OUP Oxford 1994; US$ 5.99

    Love and loyalty, hatred and revenge, fear, deprivation, and political ambition: these are the motives which thrust the characters portrayed in these three Sophoclean masterpieces on to their collision course with catastrophe.Recognized in his own day as perhaps the greatest of the Greek tragedians, Sophocles's reputation has remained undimmed for... more...

  • Homage to Cataloniaby George Orwell

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 14.09

    In this chronicle of his experiences as a militiaman in the Spanish Civil War, George Orwell brings to bear all the force of his humanity, passion and clarity, describing with bitter intensity the bright hopes and cynical betrayals of that chaotic and brutal episode in European history. 'An unrivalled picture of the rumours, suspicions and treachery... more...

  • Antigone, Interruptedby Bonnie Honig

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 24.00

    A new interpretation of Sophocles' Antigone, exploring the intertwined history of law, politics, gender and humanism. more...

  • Memory for Forgetfulnessby Mahmoud Darwish

    University of California Press 2013; US$ 29.95

    One of the Arab world's greatest poets uses the 1982 Israeli invasion of Lebanon and the shelling of Beirut as the setting for this sequence of prose poems. Mahmoud Darwish vividly recreates the sights and sounds of a city under terrible siege. As fighter jets scream overhead, he explores the war-ravaged streets of Beirut on August 6th (Hiroshima Day).... more...

  • The Saga of the Volsungsby Jesse L. Byock

    Penguin Books Ltd 2013; US$ 9.86

    Part of a new series Legends from the Ancient North , Beowulf is one of the classic books that influenced JRR Tolkien's The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings 'So the company of men led a careless life, All was well with them: until One began To encompass evil, an enemy from hell. Grendel they called this cruel spirit...' J.R.R. Tolkien spent... 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...

  • The Nation and its Ruinsby Yannis Hamilakis

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 54.99

    An innovative, extensively illustrated study examining how classical antiquities and archaeology contributed to the production of the modern Greek nation and its national imagination, and how, in return, national imagination has created and shaped classical antiquities and archaeological practice from the nineteenth century to the present. more...

  • The Biblical Drama of Medieval Europeby Lynette R. Muir

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 29.00

    A survey of biblical drama from the whole of medieval Christian Europe. more...

  • KAKOS, Badness and Anti-Value in Classical Antiquityby Ineke Sluiter; Ralph M. Rosen

    BRILL 2009; US$ 226.00

    Part of a series that explores cultural and ethical values in Classical Antiquity, this volume examines the negative foils, the anti-values, against which positive value notions are conceptualized and calibrated in Classical Antiquity. It includes chapters that address this theme from historical, literary, legal, and philosophical perspectives. more...

  • Learning and the Market Placeby Ian Maclean

    BRILL 2009; US$ 173.00

    These essays on the learned book in Early Modern Europe investigate the transmission of knowledge and the operation of the book market from the point of view of its major participants: authors, editors, publishers, readers and bibliographers. more...