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Olivia: The Essential Latin Edition
Olivia: The Essential Latin Edition
by Ian Falconer
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The Garden of Joys: An Anthology of Oriental Anecdotes, Fables and Proverbs
The Garden of Joys: An Anthology of Oriental Anecdotes, Fables and Proverbs
by Henry Cattan
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"The Garden of Joys" is an anthology of anecdotes, fables, stories, and proverbs related and translated from the oral tradition of the Arab lands and from Persian and Arabic literature. Henry Cattan has selected from a number of oral and written sources... (read more)

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Meditations
Meditations
by Marcus Aurelius
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A new translation of one of the most important texts of Western philosophy. Containing wisdom that has been tested for over 2000 years, this is one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written.... (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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The Iliad
The Iliad
by Homer and Stephen Mitchell
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Tolstoy called The Iliad a miracle; Goethe said that it always thrust him into a state of astonishment. Homers story is thrilling, and his Greek is perhaps the most beautiful poetry ever sung or written. But until now, even the best English translations... (read more)

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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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Anglo Saxon Poetry
Anglo Saxon Poetry
by S A J Bradley
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Anglo–Saxon poetry is esteemed for its subtle artistry and for its wealth of insights into the artistic, social and spiritual preoccupations of the formative first centuries of English literature. This anthology of prose translations covers most of... (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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Tale of Genji
Tale of Genji
by Shikibu Murasaki
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The most famous work of Japanese literature and the world's first novel—written a thousand years ago and one of the enduring classics of world literature. Written centuries before the time of Shakespeare and even Chaucer, The Tale of Genji marks... (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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Edda
Edda
by Snorri Sturluson
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But the king's heart swells, bulging with courage in battle, where heroes sink down... Over a period of twenty years Snorri Sturluson, scholar, courtier and poet, compiled the prose Edda as a textbook for young poets who wished to praise kings. His work... (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 Landmark Thucydides
The Landmark Thucydides
by Robert B Strassler
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Thucydides called his account of two decades of war between Athens and Sparta "a possession for all time," and indeed it is the first and still the most famous work in the Western historical tradition. Considered essential reading for generals, statesmen,... (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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Bright Moon, White Clouds: Selected Poems of Li Po (Shambhala Library)
Bright Moon, White Clouds: Selected Poems of Li Po (Shambhala Library)
by Po Li
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His work is one of the glories of Chinese poetry’s golden age, and it has not ceased to delight readers in the twelve centuries since. Li Po (701–762) wrote of the pleasures of nature, of wine, and of the life of a wandering poet  in a... (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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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (Oxford Paperback Reference)
The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature (Oxford Paperback Reference)
by M C Howatson
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The third edition of The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature is the complete and authoritative reference guide to the classical world and its literary heritage. It not only presents the reader with all the essential facts about the authors, tales... (read more)

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Poems of the Late T'Ang
Poems of the Late T'Ang
by A C Graham
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“You never forget the moment you first encounter a book that turns out to be a treasure for life. Especially works that open up new worlds. I still remember buying Penguin's wonderful Late Tang Poetry at school…” -Michael Wood, The... (read more)

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Poets in a Landscape (New York Review Books Classics)
Poets in a Landscape (New York Review Books Classics)
by Gilbert Highet
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Gilbert Highet was a legendary teacher at Columbia University, admired both for his scholarship and his charisma as a lecturer. Poets in a Landscape is his delightful exploration of Latin literature and the Italian landscape. As Highet writes in his... (read more)

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The Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation
The Death of King Arthur: A New Verse Translation
by Simon Armitage
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New York Times bestseller   “An incomplete but highly compelling retelling . . . An action-packed, doom-haunted saga, full of vivid natural description.”—New York Times Book Review The Fall of Arthur recounts in verse the last... (read more)

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