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Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
by Seamus Heaney
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"I resignedly picked it up at last on the tail end of a history binge, telling myself, 'Okay, I'm finally going to slog through it. Just get it over with.' And I discovered all my trepidation had been for naught. This isn't an 'accessible for a scholarly... (read more)

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The Odyssey
The Odyssey
by Homer
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andlt;B andgt;and#8220;Sing to me, Muse . . .and#8221;andlt;/Bandgt;andlt;BRandgt; andlt;BRandgt;It has been said that a myth is a story about the way things never were but always are. Theandlt;I andgt; Odysseyandlt;/Iandgt; is the original heroand#8217... (read more)

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Gilgamesh: A New English Version
Gilgamesh: A New English Version
by Stephen Mitchell
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Finally available in paperback comes a brilliant new rendering of the oldest epic in the world by esteemed translator and bestselling author Mitchell.... (read more)

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The Metamorphoses of Ovid: A New Verse Translation
The Metamorphoses of Ovid: A New Verse Translation
by Ovid and Allen Mandelbaum
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Through Mandelbaums poetic artistry, this gloriously entertaining achievement of literature-classical myths filtered through the worldly and far from reverent sensibility of the Roman poet Ovid-is revealed anew. “[An] extraordinary translation... (read more)

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On the Nature of Things
On the Nature of Things
by Lucretius
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This great poem stands with Virgil's Aeneid as one of the vital and enduring achievements of Latin literature. Lost for more than a thousand years, its return to circulation in 1417 reintroduced dangerous ideas about the nature and meaning of existence... (read more)

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Martial's Epigrams: A Selection
Martial's Epigrams: A Selection
by Martial
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One of literature?s greatest satirists, Martial earned his livelihood by excoriating the follies and vices of Roman society and its emperors, and set a pattern that satirists have admired across the ages. For the first time, readers can enjoy an English... (read more)

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Wheelock's Latin Reader, 2e: Selections from Latin Literature
Wheelock's Latin Reader, 2e: Selections from Latin Literature
by Frederic Wheelock
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Originally intended by Professor Frederic M. Wheelock as a sequel to Wheelock's Latin, his classic introductory Latin textbook, Wheelock's Latin Reader, newly revised and updated by Richard A. LaFleur, is the ideal text for any intermediate-level Latin... (read more)

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Don Quixote
Don Quixote
by Miguel de Cervantes and Edith Grossman
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Edith Grossman's translation of Don Quixote has quickly become a favorite, lauded by academics and common readers alike. Don't fail to check this out, the world's first modern novel.... (read more)

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Odyssey
Odyssey
by Homer
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Divided into 24 books, the Odyssey charts the return journey of Ulysses from the Trojan War to the island of Ithaca. The gods, from Minerva to Neptune, help and hinder him through adventures with enchantresses, Cyclops, sirens, ghosts and, at his... (read more)

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Selected Poems Odes & Fragments: Sophocles Translanted & Intr
Selected Poems Odes & Fragments: Sophocles Translanted & Intr
by Sophocles
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"The brilliance of Reginald Gibbons's translations of Sophocles lies in an empathetic leap of imagination that has allowed him to situate these ancient poems at an intersection where the passion of outcries, songs, and declamations encounters the... (read more)

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Garden of Greek Verse Poems of Ancient Greece
Garden of Greek Verse Poems of Ancient Greece
by Frances Lincoln Limited
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In this anthology of Greek verse, poets from Homer and Sappho to Sophocles and Euripides provide a glimpse of the lost world of Ancient Greece. The original Greek verse is accompanied by the translations of celebrated writers such as Alexander Pope, W.B.... (read more)

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The Arabian Nights
The Arabian Nights
by Husain Haddawy
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This work is based on Muhsin Mahdi's reconstruction of the original Nights. The tales portray a world of magic, wish-fulfillment and pleasure, depicting the marriage of the supernatural to the ordinary and the sacred to the profane.... (read more)

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The Canterbury Tales (Modern Library)
The Canterbury Tales (Modern Library)
by Geoffrey Chaucer
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It would be impossible to overstate the influence of Geoffrey Chaucers The Canterbury Tales. A work with one metaphorical foot planted in the Florentine Renaissance literary tradition of Boccaccios Decameron and the other in works ranging from John... (read more)

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Inferno: A New Verse Translation My Michael Palma
Inferno: A New Verse Translation My Michael Palma
by Dante
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Unlike every known translator before him, Michael Palma re-creates Dante's masterpiece in all its dimensions, without emphasizing some aspects over others, rendering Inferno into contemporary American English while maintaining Dante's original triple... (read more)

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Inferno of Dante Bilingual Edition
Inferno of Dante Bilingual Edition
by Dante/pinsky
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This widely praised version of Dante's masterpiece, which won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and the Harold Morton Landon Translation Award of the Academy of American Poets, is more idiomatic and approachable than its many predecessors. Former U.S... (read more)

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The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War
The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War
by Caroline Alexander
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"Spectacular and constantly surprising." -Ken Burns Written with the authority of a scholar and the vigor of a bestselling narrative historian, The War That Killed Achilles is a superb and utterly timely presentation of one of the timeless stories of... (read more)

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Sindbad and Other Stories from the Arabian Nights
Sindbad and Other Stories from the Arabian Nights
by Husain Haddawy
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Husain Haddawy's rapturously received translation of The Arabian Nights is based on a landmark reconstruction of the earliest extant manuscript version. Readers of this classic will also want to own Sindbad, a collection of four later stories associated... (read more)

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Romance of the Three Kingdoms Volume 2
Romance of the Three Kingdoms Volume 2
by Kuan Chung Lo
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In 220 EC, the 400-year-old rule of the mighty Han dynasty came to an end and three kingdoms contested for control of China. Liu Pei, legitimate heir to the Han throne, elects to fight for his birthright and enlists the aid of his sworn brothers, the... (read more)

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The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War
The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War
by Thucydides
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This revised edition of Richard Crawley's classic 1874 translation is enhanced with more than 100 maps, extensive annotations, brief biographies of important figures, and invaluable historical, political, and cultural background.... (read more)

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Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus (Plays in Production)
Sophocles: Oedipus Tyrannus (Plays in Production)
by Sophocles
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Sophocles Oedipus Tyrannus (or Oedipus Rex) has exerted more influence than any other drama, ancient or modern, on the history of theatre, and this influence has extended far beyond the boundaries of the western theatrical tradition to include African... (read more)

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