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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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Srinatha: The Poet Who Made Gods and Kings
Srinatha: The Poet Who Made Gods and Kings
by Velcheru Narayana Rao
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This groundbreaking cultural biography of Srinatha, arguably the most creative figure in the thousand-year history of Telugu literature., shows how the fourteenth- and fifteenth-century poet revolutionized the classical tradition and effectively created... (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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Anglo Saxon Poetry
Anglo Saxon Poetry
by S A J Bradley
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Part of the "Everyman" series which has been re-set with wide margins for notes and easy-to-read type. Each title includes a themed introduction by leading authorities on the subject, life-and-times chronology of the author, text summaries, annotated... (read more)

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Sky Above, Great Wind: The Life and Poetry of Zen Master Ryokan
Sky Above, Great Wind: The Life and Poetry of Zen Master Ryokan
by Ryokan
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“The Zen monk Ryokan has become one of the most popular poets in Japanese history. Living in a small mountain hut rather than a temple, and preferring to play with children to ceremonies, he captured his warm humanity, gentle humor, and deep spirit... (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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Tale of Genji
Tale of Genji
by Shikibu Murasaki
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Written centuries before the time of Shakespeare and Chaucer, The Tale of Genji marks the birth of the novel — and after more than a millennium, this seminal work about the life and loves of Prince Genji, master poet, dancer, musician and... (read more)

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The Essential Marcus Aurelius (Tarcher Cornerstone Editions)
The Essential Marcus Aurelius (Tarcher Cornerstone Editions)
by Jacob Needleman
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This inaugural-and all new-Tarcher Cornerstone Edition presents a stunningly relevant and reliable translation of the thoughts and aphorisms of the Stoic philosopher and Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius, properly placing the philosopher-king's writings... (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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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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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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Sophocles and Alcibiades: Athenian Politics in Ancient Greek Literature
Sophocles and Alcibiades: Athenian Politics in Ancient Greek Literature
by Michael Vickers
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The personal may have been the political a lot longer than we thought. Vickers (archaeology, U. of Oxford, etc.) argues that generations of literary historians who assumed Sophocles wrote in a vacuum inhabited by archetypes of the heroic past were... (read more)

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Japanese Death Poems
Japanese Death Poems
by Yoel Hoffman
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Although the consciousness of death is in most cultures very much a part of life, this is perhaps nowhere more true than in Japan, where the approach of death has given rise to a centuries-old tradition of writing jisei, or the "death poem" written in... (read more)

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The Oxford Latin Mini Dictionary
The Oxford Latin Mini Dictionary
by James Morwood
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Now available in paperback, this outstanding dictionary has been updated and revised to meet the needs both of students of Latin language and literature as well as of those with an interest in the classical world. Offering 50,000 entries and over 120,000... (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 Art of Love: With the Cures for Love and Treatments for the Feminine Face (Vintage Classics)
The Art of Love: With the Cures for Love and Treatments for the Feminine Face (Vintage Classics)
by Ovid
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It may have been written in the days of chariot races, gladiators, and emperors, but this new translation of the best teacher in history on the subject of love contains enduringly useful and entertaining advice Are you a sought-after... (read more)

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The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon: The Diary of a Courtesan in Tenth Century Japan
The Pillow Book of Sei Shonagon: The Diary of a Courtesan in Tenth Century Japan
by Sei Shonagon
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Japan in the 10th century stood physically and culturally isolated from the rest of the world. Inside this bubble, a subtle and beautiful world was in operation, and its inhabitants were tied to the moment, having no interest in the future and disdain... (read more)

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Dante in Love
Dante in Love
by A N Wilson
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"You will not find a finer introduction to the genius of Dante and his Divine Comedy than Wilson's book."---The Wichita Eagle Fueled by a lifetime obsession with Dante, acclaimed novelist and biographer A. N. Wilson tells the astonishing story of... (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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Classical Chinese poetry reached its pinnacle during the T'ang Dynasty (618-907 A.D.), and the poets of the late T'ang-a period of growing political turmoil and violence-are especially notable for combining strking formal inovation with raw emotional... (read more)

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