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The Odyssey
The Odyssey
by Homer and Robert Fagles
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If The Iliad is the world's greatest war epic, then The Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of everyman's journey though life. Odysseus's reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and natural forces during his ten-... (read more)

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If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho
If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho
by Sappho
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A bilingual edition of the work of the Greek poet Sappho, in a new translation by Anne Carson. Sappho lived on the island of Lesbos from about 630 b.c. She was a musical genius who devoted her life to composing and performing songs. Of the nine books... (read more)

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The Iliad
The Iliad
by Homer and Robert Fagles
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Dating to the ninth century BC, Homers timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as it moves inexorably to  the wrenching, tragic... (read more)

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The Iliad of Homer
The Iliad of Homer
by Homer
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Though he is traditionally credited as the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, there is no reliable information about an actual, historical Homer. In antiquity, he was an honored figure, despite little being known about his life or even his era; he was... (read more)

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The Oresteia (Penguin Classics)
The Oresteia (Penguin Classics)
by Aeschylus
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In the Oresteia—the only trilogy in Greek drama which survives from antiquity—Aeschylus took as his subject the bloody chain of murder and revenge within the royal family of Argos. Moving from darkness to light, from rage to self-governance... (read more)

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Greek Lyric an Anthology in Translation
Greek Lyric an Anthology in Translation
by Andrew W Miller
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Successfully integrating elegance and a close fidelity to the Greek, these new translations aim to provide Greekless students with as close a sense as possible of how the Greeks themselves thought and wrote about the world. Miller's skillful... (read more)

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Theogony and Works and Days (Oxford World's Classics)
Theogony and Works and Days (Oxford World's Classics)
by Hesiod
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"This is a very welcome publication, an authoritative translation of a major greek author at a reasonable price. Essential reading for classicists."--J. G. Hourie, Dept. of Classics, University of Edinburgh "Readers who have no previous knowledge of... (read more)

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Works and days ; and Theogony
Works and days ; and Theogony
by Hesiod
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"Robert Lamberton's Introduction is an excellent, concise exposition of current scholarly debate: his notes are informative and helpful. . . . Those who want a translation that captures something of the spirit of an ancient Greek poetic voice... (read more)

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Sappho a New Translation
Sappho a New Translation
by Sappho/barnard
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Mary Barnard studied Greek at Reed College and began to translate at Ezra Pound's instigation in the 1930s. Her Assault on Mount Helicon: A Literary Memoir was published by the University of California Press in 1984. Two years later she received the... (read more)

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Bacchae
Bacchae
by Euripides
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[Woodruff's translation] is clear, fluent, and vigorous, well thought out, readable and forceful. The rhythms are right, ever-present but not too insistent or obvious. It can be spoken instead of read and so is viable as an acting version; and it... (read more)

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The Odyssey
The Odyssey
by Homer and Robert Fitzgerald
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"A masterpiece . . . An Odyssey worthy of the original."--William Arrowsmith, The Nation "Here there is no anxious straining after mighty effects, but rather a constant readiness for what the occasion demands, a kind of Odyssean adequacy to the task in... (read more)

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The Odyssey
The Odyssey
by Homer and Robert Fagles and Bernard Knox
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  The Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of every man's journey through life. In the myths and legends that are retold here, renowned translator Robert Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary... (read more)

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The Complete Greek Tragedies: Aeschylus II (Complete Greek Tragedies)
The Complete Greek Tragedies: Aeschylus II (Complete Greek Tragedies)
by Aeschylus
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David Grene (1913-2002) taught classics for many years at the University of Chicago. He was a founding member of the Committee on Social Thought and coedited the University of Chicago Presss prestigious series The Complete Greek Tragedies.Richmond... (read more)

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The Iliad (Penguin Classics)
The Iliad (Penguin Classics)
by Homer
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The  greatest literary achievement of Greek civilization—an epic poem without rival in world literature and a cornerstone of Western culture The story of the Iliad centers on the critical events in the last year of the Trojan War, which lead... (read more)

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Histories (98 Edition)
Histories (98 Edition)
by Herodotus
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Carolyn Dewald is Associate Professor of Classics at the University of Southern California. Robin Waterfield is a distinguished translator whose version of Plato's Republic has been described as `the best available'.... (read more)

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Oedipus at Colonus (Plays for Performance Series)
Oedipus at Colonus (Plays for Performance Series)
by Sophocles
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With this brilliant new translation of Oedipus at Colonus, Nicholas Rudall completes his presentation of the Oedipus trilogy. This play forms a bridge between the events in Oedipus the King and Antigone (both also available in the Plays for Performance... (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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Histories
Histories
by Herodotus
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Few facts are known about the life of Herodotus. He was born around 490 BC in Halicarnassus, on the south-west coast of Asia Minor. He seems to have travelled widely throughout the Mediterranean world, including Egypt, Africa, the area around the Black... (read more)

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Lives That Made Greek History
Lives That Made Greek History
by Plutarch
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Although Plutarch did not intend his Lives as a historical record, they sometimes furnish the best account we have of events in classical Greece. In many instances they are the only account available to those exploring ancient history through primary... (read more)

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Antigonick
Antigonick
by Anne Carson
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Anne Carson has published translations of the ancient Greek poets Sappho, Simonides, Aiskhylos, Sophokles and Euripides. is her seminal work. Sophokles' luminous and disturbing tragedy is here given an entirely fresh language and presentation. This... (read more)

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