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  • The Odysseyby Homer

    Lerner Publishing Group 2014; US$ 3.99

    Odysseus, the hero of the Trojan War, longs to return home to his kingdom in Ithaca, where a horde of suitors (who believe the long-absent Odysseus to be dead) are courting his beloved wife. Odysseus had angered the sea god, Poseidon, and for the past ten years, he's been beset by a host of challenges. The Greek hero must rely on wit, strength, and... more...

  • Paradise Regainedby John Milton

    Lerner Publishing Group 2014; US$ 3.99

    A companion to the epic poem Paradise Lost , John Milton's Paradise Regained describes the temptation of Christ. After Adam and Eve are expelled from the Garden of Eden, Satan and the fallen angels stay on earth to lead people astray. But when God sends Jesus, the promised savior, to earth, Satan prepares himself for battle. As an adult, Jesus goes... more...

  • The Aeneidby Virgil

    Lerner Publishing Group 2015; US$ 3.99

    Aeneasthe son of a human and Venus, the goddess of loveescapes the siege of Troy with a boat full of other Trojans, and sails for Italy where he is destined to found the city of Rome. A storm diverts them to Carthage, where Aeneas meets Dido, the citys ruler and queen. He recounts the tale of his dangerous journey across the Mediterranean to her, and... more...

  • Dante's Infernoby Gustave Doré; Dante Alighieri

    Lerner Publishing Group 2015; US$ 3.99

    Inferno is the first part of Italian poet Dante Alighieri's epic poem Divine Comedy . The allegory describes Dante's journey through the depths of Hell. He is led by the Roman poet Virgil down into the nine circles of Hell, each of which holds and punishes progressively worse sinners. From the First Circle, where unbaptized souls live in peaceful... more...

  • Dante's Purgatorioby Gustave Doré; Dante Alighieri

    Lerner Publishing Group 2015; US$ 3.99

    Purgatorio is the second part of Italian poet Dante Alighieri's epic poem Divine Comedy and describes Dante's climb up the Mount of Purgatory. As in the Inferno , the Roman poet Virgil is guiding Dante on a journey; this time they visit the seven terraces of Purgatory, where sinners are cleansing themselves in preparation for entering Paradise.... more...

  • Dante's Paradisoby Gustave Doré; Dante Alighieri

    Lerner Publishing Group 2015; US$ 3.99

    Paradiso is the third and final part of Italian poet Dante Alighieri's epic poem Divine Comedy and describes Dante's journey through heaven. He is now led by Beatrice, who joined him at the end of Purgatorio . Beatrice takes Dante into the nine celestial spheres of Heaven. From the First Sphere, where they find those who were good but did not... more...

  • Beowulfby Anonymous

    Lerner Publishing Group 2015; US$ 3.99

    King Hrothgar of Denmark has a problem: though his land prospers, his great mead-hall is plagued nightly by a horrible beast, Grendel, that pillages and kills his men. Leaving his home in Sweden, the warrior Beowulf sails to the king's aid. Beowulf and his men camp in the mead-hall to wait for Grendel. When the beast attacks, Beowulf grabs him by the... more...

  • The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Miltonby John Milton; William Kerrigan; John Rumrich; Stephen M. Fallon

    Random House Publishing Group 2009; US$ 3.49

    John Milton is, next to William Shakespeare, the most influential English poet, a writer whose work spans an incredible breadth of forms and subject matter. The Complete Poetry and Essential Prose of John Milton celebrates this author’s genius in a thoughtfully assembled book that provides new modern-spelling versions of Milton’s texts, expert commentary,... more...

  • 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...

  • Odesby Horace; James Michie; Gregson Davis

    Random House Publishing Group 2007; US$ 19.00

    Timeless meditations on the subjects of wine, parties, birthdays, love, and friendship, Horace’s Odes , in the words of classicist Donald Carne-Ross, make the “commonplace notable, even luminous.” This edition reproduces the highly lauded translation by James Michie. “For almost forty years,” poet and literary critic John Hollander notes, “James Michie’s... more...