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Medieval and Renaissance General
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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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    Le Morte Darthur Volume 1

    Thomas Malory 9781401307806
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    Doomed Love (Great Loves)

    Virgil 9780141034782
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    Plutarch on Sparta

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General
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The Three Theban Plays: Antigon/Oedipus the King/Oedipus at Colonus (Penguin Classics)
The Three Theban Plays: Antigon/Oedipus the King/Oedipus at Colonus (Penguin Classics)
by Sophocles
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Oedipus in exile, searching for his identity and achieving immortality; his daughter, Antigone, defending her integrity and ideals to the death—these heroic figures have moved playgoers and readers since the fifth century BC.   Towering over... (read more)

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Beowulf
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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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Latin Language
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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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French Medieval and Renaissance
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Silence: A Thirteenth-Century French Romance
Silence: A Thirteenth-Century French Romance
by Heldris
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This bilingual edition, a parallel text in Old French and English, is based on a reexamination of the Old French manuscript, and makes Silence available to specialists and students in various fields of literature and women's studies.    &#... (read more)

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Greek and Roman
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The Histories (Oxford World's Classics)
The Histories (Oxford World's Classics)
by Herodotus
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"The father of history," as Cicero called him, and a writer possessed of remarkable narrative gifts, enormous scope, and considerable charm, Herodotus has always been beloved by readers well-versed in the classics. Compelled by his desire to "prevent the... (read more)

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Greek
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The Rise and Fall of Athens: Nine Greek Lives
The Rise and Fall of Athens: Nine Greek Lives
by Plutarch
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Nine Greek biographies illustrate the rise and fall of Athens, from the legendary days of Theseus, the city's founder, through Solon, Themistocles, Aristides, Cimon, Pericles, Nicias, and Alcibiades, to the razing of its walls by Lysander.... (read more)

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Medieval and Nordic
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The Canterbury Tales
The Canterbury Tales
by Geoffrey Chaucer
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With their astonishing diversity of tone and subject matter, The Canterbury Tales have become one of the touchstones of medieval literature. Translated here into modern English, these tales of a motley crowd of pilgrims drawn from all walks of life—... (read more)

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Don Quixote
Don Quixote
by Cervantes
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This novel is an amusing satirical romance of eccentric knight-errantry in La Mancha, central Spain. It follows the adventures of Don Quixote and his rustic companion, Sancho Panza, and the absurdly directed chivalry of the former.... (read more)

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The Iliad
The Iliad
by Homer
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War, glory, despair, and mourning: for 2,700 years, the Iliad has gripped listeners and readers with the story of Achilles' anger and Hector's death. It is a tale of many truths, speaking of powerful emotions, the failures of leadership, the destructive... (read more)

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Bestsellers

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August 23, 2014
Gilgamesh: A New English Version
  1. Gilgamesh: A New English Version
    by Stephen Mitchell
  2. The Three Theban Plays: Antigon/Oedipus the King/Oedipus at Colonus (Penguin Classics)
    by Sophocles
  3. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
    by Seamus Heaney
  4. The Odyssey
    by Homer and Robert Fitzgerald
  5. The Epic of Gilgamesh (Penguin Classics)
    by N K Sandars
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