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  • The World of Mythby David Adams Leeming

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 12.99

    The World of Myth provides a sweeping anthology of myths, ranging from ancient Egypt and Greece to the Polynesian islands and modern science. We read stories of great floods from the ancient Babylonians, Hebrews, Chinese, and Mayans; tales of apocalypse from India, the Norse, Christianity, and modern science; myths of the mother goddess from Native... more...

  • The Iliadby Homer; Samuel Butler

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 3.99 US$ 3.47

    An epic tale of love and betrayal, war and hope The Iliad is the first of two legendary ancient poems attributed to the Greek bard Homer. Typically dated between the 8th and 7th centuries BC it is believed by many to be the earliest extant piece of European literature. The poem deals with the exploits of Agamemnon, Odysseus, Achilles, Ajax and their... more...

  • The Odysseyby Homer; Robert Fagles; Bernard Knox

    Penguin Publishing Group 1997; US$ 17.00

      The Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of every man's journey through life. In the myths and legends that are retold here, renowned translator Robert Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom and given us an edition of The Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer... more...

  • The Woman Warriorby Maxine Hong Kingston

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    In her award-winning book The Woman Warrior, Maxine Hong Kingston created an entirely new form—an exhilarating blend of autobiography and mythology, of world and self, of hot rage and cool analysis. First published in 1976, it has become a classic in its innovative portrayal of multiple and intersecting identities—immigrant, female, Chinese, American. ... more...

  • The Aeneidby Virgil; John Dryden

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 4.99 US$ 4.34

    Aeneas appears in The Illiad in vague snatches and starts as a traveling warrior of great piety who was loosely connected to the foundation of Rome. Virgil weaves these fragments into a powerful myth about the founding of Rome in The Aeneid . Aeneas travels from his native Troy to Italy then wages victorious war upon the Latins. more...

  • Once and Future Mythsby Phil Cousineau

    Red Wheel Weiser 2003; US$ 24.95

    Drawing from history, movies, pop culture, and his own life experience, filmmaker and writer Phil Cousineau shows how ancient myths continue to affect and shape our contemporary lives. Each chapter moves from the ancient to the modern, from the once, to the now, to the future. Chapters include both retellings of classical myths--Sisyphus, Odysseus,... more...

  • A History of Witchcraft in Englandby Wallace Notestein

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99 US$ 3.47

    Many historical treatments of witchcraft tend to be somewhat sensationalistic and cartoonish. Not so with Wallace Notestein's measured, intellectual take on the subject in A History of Witchcraft in England, which offers not only a thorough historical narrative, but also puts the practice into social and political context. more...

  • Antigoneby Sophocles; Reginald Gibbons; Charles Segal

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 7.99

    For readers, actors, students, teachers, and theatrical directors, this new translation of one of the greatest plays in the history of the western world provides the best combination of contemporary, powerful language, along with superb background and notes on meaning, interpretation, and ancient beliefs, attitudes, and contexts. more...

  • Australian Legendary Talesby K. Langloh Parker

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    A collection of the legends that prevail in the Australian native Noongahburrah tribe. It is claimed as the very first work that collected and brought forward the original tales of the Aborigines. Exhilarating! more...

  • The Ghostsby Robert Green Ingersoll

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    In this work, Ingersoll has undertaken an intellectual analysis of the existence of ghosts, witches and witchcraft. Taking into account certain events from history, he has dwelled on how the elite of earlier times were obsessed with the concept of witchcraft. Grossly cruel incidents and their consequences have been narrated. Thought-provoking! more...