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  • The Essential Iliadby Homer; Stanley Lombardo; Sheila Murnaghan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2000; US$ 9.75

    While preserving the basic narrative of the Iliad , this selection also highlights the epic's high poetic moments and essential mythological content, and will prove especially useful in surveys of world literature. more...

  • The Poems of Catullusby Gaius Valerius Catullus

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 26.95

    Catullus, who lived during some of the most interesting and tumultuous years of the late Roman Republic, spent his short but intense life (?84-54 B.C.E.) in high Roman society, rubbing shoulders with various cultural and political luminaries, including Caesar, Cicero, and Pompey. Catullus's poetry is by turns ribald, lyric, romantic, satirical; sometimes... more...

  • Six Tragediesby Seneca; Emily Wilson

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 8.99

    This is a lively, readable and accurate verse translation of the six best plays by one of the most influential of all classical Latin writers. The volume includes Phaedra, Oedipus, Medea, Trojan Women, Hercules Furens, and Thyestes, together with an invaluable introduction and notes. more...

  • On the Nature of the Universeby Lucretius; Ronald Melville; Don Fowler; Peta Fowler

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 8.99

    On the Nature of the Universe combines a scientific and philosophical treatise with some of the greatest poetry ever written. Based on the atomic theory of Epicurus, Lucretius' poem explores sensation, sex, cosmology, meteorology, and geology through acute observation of the beauties of the natural world and with moving sympathy for man's place in... more...

  • The Library of Greek Mythologyby Apollodorus; Robin Hard

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 8.99

    The only work of its kind to survive from classical antiquity, the Library of Apollodorus is a unique guide to Greek mythology, from the origins of the universe to the Trojan War. Used as a source book by classicists from antiquity to Robert Graves, it tells the story of each of the great families of heroic mythology, and the various adventures associated... more...

  • Phaedoby Plato; G. M. A. Grube

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1977; US$ 7.95

    A first rate translation at a reasonable price. --Michael Rohr, Rutgers University more...

  • Aglaiaby Charles Segal

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 1997; US$ 61.50

    In this landmark collection of essays, renowned classicist Charles Segal offers detailed analyses of major texts from archaic and early classical Greek poetry; in particular, works of Alcman, Mimnermus, Sappho, Pindar, Bacchylides, and Corinna. Segal provides close readings of the texts, and then studies the literary form and language of early Greek... more...

  • Fighting Words and Feuding Wordsby Thomas R. Walsh

    Lexington Books 2005; US$ 39.50

    Fighting Words and Feuding Words engages the powerful tools of Homeric poetic analysis and the anthropological study of emotion in an analysis of two anger terms highlighted in the Iliad by the Achaean prophet Calchas. Walsh argues that kotos and kholos locate two focal points for the study of aggression in Homeric poetry, the first presenting Homer's... more...

  • The Future in Greekby Theodore Markopoulos

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 154.99

    This important contribution to the history of Greek explores what led to the appearance of the modern future in the sixteenth century. The author traces its origins to the classical period and its development in the Hellenistic. He shows how his findings affect the Greek syntactic and semantic history and grammaticalization theory in general. more...

  • Pluk dagenby Ole Thomsen

    Aarhus University Press 2008; US$ 26.40

    Med deres menneskekundskab, erotiske indsigt, politiske tæft og skarpe formuleringer har de antikke romerske forfattere haft en overvældende indflydelse på europæisk litteratur og kultur. Med Pluk dagen bliver seksten af disse forfattere nu tilgængelige i samlet flok: Komediedigtere, lyrikere, satirikere, historikere og humanistiske vismænd står parat... more...