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  • 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 Conference of the Birdsby Farid Attar

    Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 15.50

    Composed in the twelfth century in north-eastern Iran, Attar's great mystical poem is among the most significant of all works of Persian literature. A marvellous, allegorical rendering of the Islamic doctrine of Sufism - an esoteric system concerned with the search for truth through God - it describes the consequences of the conference of the birds... 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...

  • The Iliadby Homer

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Iliad is, together with the Odyssey, one of two ancient Greek epic poems traditionally attributed to Homer. However, the claim of a single author is disputed, as the poems show evidence of a long oral tradition and hence, possible multiple authors.Many scholars believe the poem to be the oldest extant work of literature in the ancient Greek language.... more...

  • The Odysseyby Homer

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Odyssey (Greek: Odusseia) is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. The poem was probably written near the end of the eighth century BC, somewhere along the Greek-controlled western present day Turkey seaside, Ionia. The poem is, in part, a sequel to Homer's Iliad and mainly centers on the Greek hero Odysseus (or Ulysses,... more...

  • Beowulfby Anonymous

    ReadHowYouWant 2008; US$ 4.99

    Books for All Kinds of Readers ReadHowYouWant offers the widest selection of on-demand, accessible format editions on the market today. Each edition has been optimized for maximum readability, using our patent-pending conversion technology. We are partnering with leading publishers around the globe to create accessible editions of their titles. Our... more...

  • The Iliad of Homerby Homer

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 4.99

    One of the greatest ancient Greek epic poems, "Iliad" is dated to have been written some time before the eighth century B.C. Revolving around the events of the tenth and last year of siege of the city of Ilium, this is a brilliant epic. The trends and wrath of the fighters has been amazingly captured by Pope. more...

  • Unsettling the Landby Suzanne Bellamy; Susan Hawthorne

    Spinifex Press 2008; US$ 7.95

    Unsettling the Land is a relection on the plight of the land in drought-stricken times, conjuring through both text and illustration, the complex relationships that create and sustain our unique Australian landscape in all its majesty, tranquility, and its present suffering. more...