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Virgil: Aeneid IV (07 Edition)
Virgil: Aeneid IV (07 Edition)
by Keith Maclennan
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In Book IV of Virgil's "Aeneid", one of the most studied books of that epic poem, Dido, queen of Carthage, is inflamed by love for Aeneas. The goddesses Juno and Venus plot to unite them, and their 'marriage' is consummated in a cave during a... (read more)

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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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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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The Essential Rumi
The Essential Rumi
by Rumi
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"I don't mean to claim a special relationship with Rumi...but a poet of such astonishing range and depth needs many translators and interpreters. Mystical poetry tries to reveal the apple orchard within the mist of language (Rumi's image). I hope these... (read more)

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Beowulf (Signet Classics)
Beowulf (Signet Classics)
by Burton Raffel
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Legends from the Ancient North: Five classics of Norse literature that inspired J. R. R. Tolkien's epic vision in The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings Legendary fantasy writer J. R. R. Tolkien spent much of his life studying, translating, and teaching... (read more)

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The Odyssey
The Odyssey
by Homer and Robert Fagles
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Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters presents us with Homer's best-loved and most accessible poem in a stunning new modern-verse... (read more)

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The Iliad
The Iliad
by Homer
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8 CDs, 9 hours... (read more)

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The Gift
The Gift
by Hafiz
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Chosen by author Elizabeth Gilbert as one of her ten favorite books, Daniel Ladinsky’s extraordinary renderings of 250 unforgettable lyrical poems by Hafiz, one of the greatest Sufi poets of all time More than any other Persian poet—even Rumi&... (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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The Aeneid (Vintage Classics)
The Aeneid (Vintage Classics)
by Virgil
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Virgil's great epic transforms the Homeric tradition into a triumphal statement of the Roman civilizing mission. Translated by Robert Fitzgerald.... (read more)

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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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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A New Verse Translation
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight: A New Verse Translation
by Simon Armitage
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"Promises to drive the green force of the old poem through the Armitage fuse and set it a-buddin' and a-bloomin' for the new millennium."'"Seamus Heaney, Nobel Laureate, best-selling translator of BeowulfCom posed in the late fourteenth century by an... (read more)

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The Epic of Gilgamesh (Penguin Classics)
The Epic of Gilgamesh (Penguin Classics)
by N K Sandars
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‘I am Gilgamesh who seized and killed the Bull of Heaven, I killed the watchman of the cedar forest, I overthrew Humbaba who lived in the forest’ Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, and his companion Enkidu are the only heroes to have survived from the... (read more)

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The Aeneid of Virgil (Bantam Classics)
The Aeneid of Virgil (Bantam Classics)
by Virgil
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"Allen Mandelbaum has produced a living Aeneid, a version that is unmistakably poetry." -- Erich Segal, The New York Times Book Review "A brilliant translation; the only one since Dryden which reads like English verse and conveys some of... (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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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Pearl, and Sir Orfeo
by J. R. R. Tolkien
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Three epic poems from 14th century England speak of life during the age of chivalry. Translated from medieval English.... (read more)

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Purgatorio #2: The Divine Comedy: Volume 2: Purgatory
Purgatorio #2: The Divine Comedy: Volume 2: Purgatory
by Dante
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Dante Alighieri was born in 1265. Considered Italy's greatest poet, this scion of a Florentine family mastered in the art of lyric poetry at an early age. His first major work is La Vita Nuova (1292) which is a tribute to Beatrice Portinari, the great... (read more)

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The Riverside Chaucer
The Riverside Chaucer
by Geoffrey Chaucer
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Paradise Lost ((3RD)05 Edition)
Paradise Lost ((3RD)05 Edition)
by John Milton
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'Gordon Teskey\"s freshly edited text of Milton\"s masterpiece is accompanied by a new introduction and substantial explanatory annotations. Spelling and punctuation have been modernized, the latter, importantly, within the limits imposed by Milton\"s... (read more)

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The Iliad
The Iliad
by Homer and Stephen Mitchell
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Tolstoy called The Iliad a miracle; Goethe said that it always thrust him into a state of astonishment. Homers story is thrilling, and his Greek is perhaps the most beautiful poetry ever sung or written. But until now, even the best English translations... (read more)

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