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January 25, 2015
  1. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
    by Seamus Heaney
  2. The Odyssey
    by Homer and Robert Fitzgerald
  3. The Tale of the Heike
    by Royall Tyler
  4. The Gift
    by Hafiz
  5. The Three Theban Plays: Antigon/Oedipus the King/Oedipus at Colonus (Penguin Classics)
    by Sophocles
  6. Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary
    by J R R Tolkien
  7. The Purity of Desire: 100 Poems of Rumi
    by Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi
  8. The Prince (Bantam Classics)
    by Niccolo Machiavelli
  9. A Year with Hafiz: Daily Contemplations
    by Hafiz
  10. Don Quixote
    by Miguel de Cervantes and Edith Grossman
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Locked Case
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The Oxford Classical Dictionary

Simon Hornblower

A Booklist 2012 Editors' Choice Selection For more than half a century, the Oxford Classical Dictionary has been the unrivaled one-volume reference work on the Greco-Roman world. Whether one is interested in literature or art, philosophy or law... (read more)

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The Cloak of Dreams: Chinese Fairy Tales (Oddly Modern Fairy Tales)

Bela Balazs

"A splendid modern work. . . . What baroque dreams, grotesque scenes, ghostly, ridiculous, strange, and chilling brainstorms!. . . All of this is remarkable, original, and uncanny. . . . I recommend that readers go and find some good time to spend with... (read more)

Middle East
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A Year with Hafiz: Daily Contemplations


Acclaimed translator Dick Davis breathes new life into the timeless works of three masters of 14th-century Persian literature   Together, Hafez, a giant of world literature; Jahan Malek Khatun, an eloquent princess; and Obayd-e Zakani, a dissolute... (read more)

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Gilgamesh: A New Rendering in English Verse


A new verse rendering of the great epic of ancient Mesopotamia, one of the oldest works in Western Literature. Ferry makes Gilgamesh available in the kind of energetic and readable translation that Robert Fitzgerald and Richard Lattimore have provided... (read more)

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Medieval Academy Reprints for Teaching #0014: Concise Anglo-Saxon Dict 4/E with Supplement

John Richard C Hall

This classic dictionary deals carefully and exhaustively with all the words which occur in Anglo-Saxon poetry and prose. Variant dialectic forms are given, together with variant forms found in the same dialect. Purely poetic words and words not common in... (read more)

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Beowulf: A Verse Translation (Norton Critical Edition)

Seamus Heaney

The translation that "rides boldly through the reefs of scholarship" (The Observer) is combined with first-rate annotation. No reading knowledge of Old English is assumed. Heaney"s clear and insightful introduction to Beowulfprovides students with an... (read more)

Medieval and Renaissance
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The Iliad


This new and exciting translation of Homer's epic war poem, The Iliad, is told with excitement and character by Anton Lesser. The poem concentrates on the key 50 days during the ten-year war, when there is strife not only between the Greeks and the... (read more)

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
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Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam

Omar Khayyam

Presents the eleventh-century Persian poet's quatrains that express his philosophy of love and life.... (read more)

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