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The Kalevala (Oxford World's Classics)
The Kalevala (Oxford World's Classics)
by Elias Lonnrot
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The Kalevala is the great Finnish epic, which like the Iliad and the Odyssey, grew out of a rich oral tradition with prehistoric roots. During the first millennium of our era, speakers of Uralic languages (those outside the Indo-European group) who had... (read more)

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Oxford Anthology of Roman Literature (14 Edition)
Oxford Anthology of Roman Literature (14 Edition)
by Peter E. Knox
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Though the wonders of ancient Roman culture continue to attract interest across the disciplines, it is difficult to find a lively, accessible collection of the full range of the era's literature in English. The Oxford Anthology of Roman Literature... (read more)

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Meditations (Great Ideas)
Meditations (Great Ideas)
by Marcus Aurelius
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Consigned to notebooks by one of Rome's last great emperors, Meditations contains the blood and fire of Stoic philosophy. It has been a favorite for many ages and graced the bedside of kings and laity alike.... (read more)

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Apuleius' Metamorphoses: An Intermediate Latin Reader
Apuleius' Metamorphoses: An Intermediate Latin Reader
by Paul Murgatroyd
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Apuleius' famous novel, The Metamorphoses, tells the story of a man who was magically changed into an ass, and who had various (humorous, sad, exciting, disturbing, erotic, horrific) adventures before he regained his human form. As well as being... (read more)

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Aeschylus Prometheus Bound
Aeschylus Prometheus Bound
by Paul Roche
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This brilliant translation of a classic work includes -- An essay on ancient Greek theater -- Extensive glossary of names & places -- Practical production... (read more)

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A Little Greek Reader
A Little Greek Reader
by James Morwood
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Covering an extensive variety of grammatical constructions, A Little Greek Reader is an ideal supplement for undergraduate courses in beginning and intermediate Greek. It presents more than 200 vivid, unadapted passages drawn from the poetry and prose of... (read more)

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The Golden Bough (Cambridge Library Collection - Classics)
The Golden Bough (Cambridge Library Collection - Classics)
by James George Frazer, Sir
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This work by Sir James Frazer (1854 1941) is widely considered to be one of the most important early texts in the fields of psychology and anthropology. At the same time, by applying modern methods of comparative ethnography to the classical world, and... (read more)

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A Small Greek World: Networks in the Ancient Mediterranean (Greeks Overseas)
A Small Greek World: Networks in the Ancient Mediterranean (Greeks Overseas)
by Irad Malkin
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Greek civilization and identity crystallized not when Greeks were close together but when they came to be far apart. It emerged during the Archaic period when Greeks founded coastal city states and trading stations in ever-widening horizons from the... (read more)

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Oratory of Classical Greece #05: Dinarchus, Hyperides, and Lycurgus
Oratory of Classical Greece #05: Dinarchus, Hyperides, and Lycurgus
by Craig R. Cooper
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This is the fifth volume in the Oratory of Classical Greece. This series presents all of the surviving speeches from the late fifth and fourth centuries B.C. in new translations prepared by classical scholars who are at the forefront of the discipline... (read more)

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The Ancient Critic at Work: Terms and Concepts of Literary Criticism in Greek Scholia
The Ancient Critic at Work: Terms and Concepts of Literary Criticism in Greek Scholia
by Rene Nunlist
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The large but underrated corpus of Greek scholia, the marginal and interlinear notes found in manuscripts, is a very important source for ancient literary criticism. The evidence of the scholia significantly adds to and enhances the picture that can be... (read more)

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Martial: Liber Spectaculorum
Martial: Liber Spectaculorum
by Kathleen M. Coleman
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This book is the first full-scale edition of the so-called Liber spectaculorum by Martial. A comprehensive introduction addresses the role of epigram in commemorating monuments and occasions, the connection between spectacle and imperial panegyric in... (read more)

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Gorgias: Encomium of Helen
Gorgias: Encomium of Helen
by D. M. Macdowell
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The Encomium of Helen is thought to have been the demonstration piece of the Ancient Greek sophist, Presocratic philosopher and rhetorician, Gorgias. In this edition Malcolm MacDowell provides a useful introduction, the Greek text, his own English... (read more)

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Approaches to Teaching #02: Dante's Divine Comedy
Approaches to Teaching #02: Dante's Divine Comedy
by Carole A. (edt) Slade
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Now at seventy-three volumes, this popular MLA series (ISSN 1059-1133) addresses a broad range of literary texts. Each volume surveys teaching aids and critical material and brings together essays that apply a variety of perspectives to teaching the text.... (read more)

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Medea (06 Edition)
Medea (06 Edition)
by Euripides
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The Greek Tragedy in New Translations series is based on the conviction that only translators who write poetry themselves, or who work in collaboration with poets, can properly re-create the celebrated and timeless tragedies of the great Greek writers... (read more)

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Praelections Delivered Before the Senate of the University of Cambridge: 25, 26, 27 January 1906
Praelections Delivered Before the Senate of the University of Cambridge: 25, 26, 27 January 1906
by Henry Jackson
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Originally published in 1906, this volume gathers together the candidate praelections for the Regius Professorship of Greek at the University of Cambridge, given during January 1906 at the Senate House. Each candidate was required to provide a one-hour... (read more)

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Alcestis Medea Hippolytus
Alcestis Medea Hippolytus
by Euripides
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This new volume of three of Euripides' most celebrated plays offers graceful, economical, metrical translations that convey the wide range of effects of the playwright's verse, from the idiomatic speech of its dialogue to the high formality of its... (read more)

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The Art of Pliny's Letters: A Poetics of Allusion in the Private Correspondence
The Art of Pliny's Letters: A Poetics of Allusion in the Private Correspondence
by Ilaria Marchesi
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In this 2008 book on intertextuality in Pliny the Younger, Professor Marchesi invites an alternative reading of Pliny's collection of private epistles: the letters are examined as the product of an authorial strategy controlling both the rhetorical... (read more)

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Volume VII. Meteorologica
Volume VII. Meteorologica
by Aristotle
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Aristotle, great Greek philosopher, researcher, reasoner, and writer, born at Stagirus in 384 BCE, was the son of Nicomachus, a physician, and Phaestis. He studied under Plato at Athens and taught there (367-47); subsequently he spent three years at the... (read more)

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The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age: Horace and the Elegiac Poets (Cambridge Library Collection - Classics)
The Roman Poets of the Augustan Age: Horace and the Elegiac Poets (Cambridge Library Collection - Classics)
by William Young Sellar
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William Young Sellar (1825-1890) was a classical scholar who specialised in the study of Roman poetry. After graduating from Balliol College, Oxford, in 1843 he held assistant professorships in various universities before being appointed Professor of... (read more)

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Approaches to Teaching Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude (Teaching Guide)
Approaches to Teaching Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude (Teaching Guide)
by Maria Ele De Valdes
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Now at seventy-three volumes, this popular MLA series (ISSN 1059-1133) addresses a broad range of literary texts. Each volume surveys teaching aids and critical material and brings together essays that apply a variety of perspectives to teaching the text.... (read more)

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