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The Odyssey
The Odyssey
by Homer and Robert Fitzgerald
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The classic translation of The Odyssey, now in a Noonday paperback. Robert Fitzgerald's translation of Homer's Odyssey is the best and best-loved modern translation of the greatest of all epic poems. Since 1961, this Odyssey has sold more than two... (read more)

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Metamorphoses
Metamorphoses
by Ovid
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"The Metamorphoses of Ovid offers to the modern world such a key to the literary and religious culture of the ancients that it becomes an important event when at last a good poet comes up with a translation into English verse." --John Crowe Ransom... (read more)

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Meditations (Dover Thrift Editions)
Meditations (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Aurelius Marcus
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Stirring reflections on the human condition from a warrior and emperor provide a fascinating glimpse into the mind and personality of a highly principled Roman of the 2nd century. Recognizing that suffering is at the core of life, he counsels stoic... (read more)

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The Prince (Bantam Classics)
The Prince (Bantam Classics)
by Niccolo Machiavelli
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A classic treatise on practical leadership and power politics.... (read more)

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The Odyssey (Penguin Classics)
The Odyssey (Penguin Classics)
by Homer and D. C. H. Rieu and Peter Jones
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11 CDs, 13 hours... (read more)

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The Divine Comedy, II. Purgatorio. Part 1: Text (Divine Comedy)
The Divine Comedy, II. Purgatorio. Part 1: Text (Divine Comedy)
by Dante
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Continuing the paperback edition of Charles S. Singleton's translation of The Divine Comedy, this work provides the English-speaking reader with everything he needs to read and understand the Purgatorio. This volume consists of the prose translation of... (read more)

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Greek Tragedies Volume 1
Greek Tragedies Volume 1
by David Grene
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In three paperback volumes, the Grene and Lattimore editions offer a selection of the most important and characteristic plays of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides from the nine-volume anthology of The Complete Greek Tragedies. Over the years these... (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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Medea and Other Plays (97 Edition)
Medea and Other Plays (97 Edition)
by Euripides
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Euripides was one of the most popular and controversial of all Greek tragedians, and his plays are marked by an independence of thought, ingenious dramatic devices, and a subtle variety of register and mood. He is also remarkable for the prominence he... (read more)

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The Complete Euripides, Volume III: Hippolytos and Other Plays (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)
The Complete Euripides, Volume III: Hippolytos and Other Plays (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)
by Peter Burian
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Based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides, the Greek Tragedy in New Translations offers new translations that go beyond... (read more)

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The Annals of Imperial Rome (Penguin Classics)
The Annals of Imperial Rome (Penguin Classics)
by Tacitus
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"The Annals of Imperial Rome" recount the major historical events from the years shortly before the death of Augustus to the death of Nero in AD 68. Michael Grant's introduction discusses the life and works of Tacitus and the historical context of the... (read more)

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Bollingen Series #0054: Amor and Psyche: The Psychic Development of the Feminine: A Commentary on the Tale by Apuleius. (Mythos Series)
Bollingen Series #0054: Amor and Psyche: The Psychic Development of the Feminine: A Commentary on the Tale by Apuleius. (Mythos Series)
by Erich Neumann
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The renowned tale of Amor and Psyche, from Apuleius's second-century Latin novel The Golden Ass, is one of the most charming fragments of classical literature. Neumann chose it as the exemplar of an unusual study of feminine psychology. Unfolding the... (read more)

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Medea (Dover Thrift Editions)
Medea (Dover Thrift Editions)
by Euripides
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One of the most powerful and enduring of Greek tragedies, Euripides' masterwork centers on the myth of Jason, leader of the Argonauts, who has won the dragon-guarded treasure of the Golden Fleece with the help of the sorceress Medea — whom he... (read more)

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The Rise of the Roman Empire (Penguin Classics)
The Rise of the Roman Empire (Penguin Classics)
by Polybius
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In writing his account of the relentless growth of the Roman Empire, the Greek statesman Polybius set out to help his fellow-countrymen understand how their world came to be dominated by Rome. This text presents a translation of his work.... (read more)

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Doomed Love (Great Loves)
Doomed Love (Great Loves)
by Virgil
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Love can be surprising. Love can be heartbreaking. Love can be an art. But love is the singular emotion that all humans rely on most . . . and crave endlessly, no matter what the cost. United by this theme of love, the nine titles in the Penguin Great... (read more)

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Selected Works (Cicero, Marcus Tullius)
Selected Works (Cicero, Marcus Tullius)
by Cicero
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Divided into two partsù"Against Tyranny" and "How to Live"ùthis selection of CiceroÆs work reveals the private and public sides of his liberal personality and his opposition to oppressive and unparliamentary methods of government.... (read more)

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The Woman and the Lyre: Women Writers in Classical Greece and Rome (Ad Feminam: Women and Literature)
The Woman and the Lyre: Women Writers in Classical Greece and Rome (Ad Feminam: Women and Literature)
by Jane Mcintos Snyder
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"Faint though the voices of the women of Greek and Roman antiquity may be in some cases, their sound, if we listen carefully enough, can fill many of the gaps and silences of women’s past."—from the Conclusion Beginning with Sappho in the... (read more)

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Gilgamesh: A Verse Narrative
Gilgamesh: A Verse Narrative
by Anonymous
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Herbert Mason's best-selling Gilgamesh is the most widely read and enduring interpretation of this ancient Babylonian epic. One of the oldest and most universal stories known in literature, the epic of Gilgamesh presents the grand, timeless themes of... (read more)

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Penguin Classics #158: Makers of Rome: Nine Lives
Penguin Classics #158: Makers of Rome: Nine Lives
by Plutarch
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An intriguing insight into the founders of the Roman republic.... (read more)

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Oedipus the King (Enriched Classics)
Oedipus the King (Enriched Classics)
by Sophocles
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Enduring Literature Illuminated by Practical Scholarship One noble family's descent into madness, mayhem, and murder -- the first play in Sophocles' great Theban trilogy. This Enriched Classic Edition includes: • A concise introduction that gives... (read more)

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