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  • The Essential Odysseyby Homer; Stanley Lombardo; Sheila Murnaghan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2007; US$ 9.50

    This generous abridgment of Stanley Lombardo’s translation of the Odyssey offers more than half of the epic, including all of its best-known episodes and finest poetry, while providing concise summaries for omitted books and passages. more...

  • The Song of Rolandby Glyn Burgess; Glyn Burgess

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 12.68

    On 15 August 778, Charlemagne’s army was returning from a successful expedition against Saracen Spain when its rearguard was ambushed in a remote Pyrenean pass. Out of this skirmish arose a stirring tale of war, which was recorded in the oldest extant epic poem in French. The Song of Roland , written by an unknown poet, tells of Charlemagne’s warrior... more...

  • The Aeneidby Virgil; Robert Fitzgerald

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 14.00

    Virgil's great epic transforms the Homeric tradition into a triumphal statement of the Roman civilizing mission. Translated by Robert Fitzgerald. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to The Waste Landby Gabrielle McIntire

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 22.00

    This Companion offers fresh critical perspectives on T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land that will be invaluable to scholars, students, and general readers. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to T. S. Eliotby A. David Moody

    Cambridge University Press 1994; US$ 28.00

    An essential introduction and handbook for students and other readers of T. S. Eliot. more...

  • Metamorphosesby Ovid; A. D. Melville; E. J. Kenney

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 5.99

    The modern, unacademic idiom of A.D. Melville's translation opens the way to a fresh understanding of Ovid's unique and elusive vision of reality. more...

  • Hymns of Zoroaster, Theby M. L. West

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    Zoroaster was one of the greatest and most radical religious reformers in the history of the world. The faith that he founded some 2600 years ago in a remote region of central Asia flourished to become the bedrock of a great empire as well as its official religion. Zoroastrianism is still practised today in parts of India and Iran and in smaller communities... more...

  • Pure Paganby Burton Raffel; Guy Davenport

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 11.95

    “For there is indeed something we can call the spirit of ancient Greece–a carefully tuned voice that speaks out of the grave with astonishing clarity and grace , a distinctive voice that, taken as a whole, is like no other voice that has ever sung on this earth.” – BURTON RAFFEL, from his Preface For centuries, the poetry of Homer, Aristophanes,... more...

  • Aeneidby Virgil; Stanley Lombardo; W. R. Johnson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2005; US$ 11.95

    Long a master of the crafts of Homeric translation and of rhapsodic performance, Stanley Lombardo now turns to the quintessential epic of Roman antiquity, a work with deep roots in the Homeric tradition. With characteristic virtuosity, he delivers a rendering of the Aeneid as compelling as his groundbreaking translations of the Iliad and the... more...

  • Metamorphosesby Ovid

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 3.99

    The brilliant historical epic “Metamorphoses” is Ovid’s magnum opus. He has brilliantly presented a vast canvas which offers a multitude of legendary and mythical figures; these are linked together by a single thread – the theme of transition and unpredictability of nature. It chronicles the history of the world from the time of... more...