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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 Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika
The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika
by Robert B Strassler
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From the editor of the widely praised The Landmark Thucydides and The Landmark Herodotus, here is a new edition of Xenophon’s Hellenika, the primary source for the events of the final seven years and aftermath of the Peloponnesian War. Hellenika... (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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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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Grief Lessons Grief Lessons: Four Plays by Euripides Four Plays by Euripides
Grief Lessons Grief Lessons: Four Plays by Euripides Four Plays by Euripides
by Euripides
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Odyssey
Odyssey
by Homer
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The Odyssey is, quite simply, the story of Odysseus, who wants to go home. But Poseidon, god of oceans, doesn't want him to make it back across the wine-dark sea to his wife, Penelope, son, Telemachus, and their high-roofed home at Ithaca. The story is... (read more)

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Three Greek Plays: Prometheus Bound, Agamemnon, the Trojan Women
Three Greek Plays: Prometheus Bound, Agamemnon, the Trojan Women
by Edith Hamilton
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This book presents three of the greatest Greek tragedies translated by Edith Hamilton.... (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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Aias: A New Translation
Aias: A New Translation
by Sophocles
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A suspenseful and necessary new translation of Sophocles' provocative drama that demystifies the death of a warrior and challenges the civic value of Greece's heroic legacy Achilles is dead. Aias, Greece's next greatest warrior, should inherit his armor,... (read more)

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Elektra: A New Translation
Elektra: A New Translation
by Sophocles
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A dynamic and necessary new translation of Sophocles' chilling tragedy of hatred, revenge, and murder Orestes, the son of King Agamemnon, returns to his homeland to take revenge on his mother, Klytemnestra, and her lover, Aegisthus, for killing his... (read more)

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Thucydides: An Introduction for the Common Reader
Thucydides: An Introduction for the Common Reader
by Perez Zagorin
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"A perceptive, well-informed, concise, and readable introduction to Thucydides for the nonspecialist. Perez Zagorin has done a service to readers by composing such a vigorous and succinct book."--Barry S. Strauss, Cornell University "Lucid and engaging... (read more)

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Herodotus (Very Short Introductions)
Herodotus (Very Short Introductions)
by Jennifer T Roberts
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Hailed by Cicero as "the father of history," Herodotus was both a critical thinker and a lively storyteller, a traveler who was both tourist and anthropologist. Like Homer, he set out to memorialize great deeds in words, in particular, the wars between... (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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Poems from the Greek Anthology
Poems from the Greek Anthology
by David Slavitt
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The poet David R. Slavitt is one of the handful of great translators we have. He is certainly the most versatile. Now he has put himself to the beautiful labor of translating poems from the Greek Anthology. As is the case in all of his translations, the... (read more)

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Guides for the Perplexed #372: Homer: A Guide for the Perplexed
Guides for the Perplexed #372: Homer: A Guide for the Perplexed
by Ahuvia Kahane
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Homer's poetry is widely recognized as the beginning of the literary tradition of the West and among its most influential canonical texts. Outlining a series of key themes, ideas, and values associated with Homer and Homeric poetry, Homer: A Guide for... (read more)

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Sophocles' Ajax
Sophocles' Ajax
by John Tipton
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Poetry. Translated from the Greek by John Tipton. Written in the fifth century B.C., Sophocles' tragedy concerns the shame and death of Ajax, a Greek who had won fame for his prodigious strength in the Trojan War. A brutal farewell to the valor and... (read more)

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Oedipus at Kolonos: A New Translation
Oedipus at Kolonos: A New Translation
by Sophocles
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A soaring new translation of Sophocles' final masterpiece in which blind and homeless Oedipus reclaims his stature as Athenian drama's greatest hero Produced after his death, Oedipus at Kolonos is Sophocles' final play and the last play in the Oedipus... (read more)

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Penguin Epics #02: Odysseus Returns Home
Penguin Epics #02: Odysseus Returns Home
by Homer
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After ten years at war and ten years wandering the world, Odysseus returns home, but he cannot reveal his identity to his faithful wife Penelope.J A gang of would-be lovers are prepared to kill anyone who claims to be her husband.JHe must use all his... (read more)

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Aristiohanes Lysistrata
Aristiohanes Lysistrata
by Aristophanes
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The first new edition in almost sixty years, this volume of Aristophanes' Lysistrata brings the play completely up to date with modern scholarship. It provides the first complete account of its history and contains new information about the comic theater... (read more)

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The Ancient Fable: An Introduction (Studies in Ancient Folklore and Popular Culture)
The Ancient Fable: An Introduction (Studies in Ancient Folklore and Popular Culture)
by Niklas Holzberg
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [105]-121) and index.... (read more)

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