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April 1, 2015
  1. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
    by Seamus Heaney
  2. The Gift
    by Hafiz
  3. Meditations (Modern Library Classics)
    by Marcus Aurelius and Gregory Hays
  4. The Canterbury Tales (Bantam Classics)
    by Geoffrey Chaucer
  5. Red Doc>
    by Anne Carson
  6. The Essential Rumi
    by Rumi
  7. If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho
    by Sappho
  8. Don Quixote
    by Miguel de Cervantes and Edith Grossman
  9. The Iliad
    by Homer and Robert Fagles
  10. Antigone (46 Edition)
    by Sophocles
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam
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The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam: The Astronomer-Poet of Persia (Very Short Introductions)

Edward Fitzgerald

In 1859, Edward FitzGerald translated into English the short, epigrammatic poems (or "rubáiyát") of medieval Persian poet Omar Khayyám. If not a true translation--his Omar seems to have read Shakespeare and the King James Bible--the poem nevertheless... (read more)

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A Student's Guide To Classics

Bruce S. Thornton

Bruce Thornton's crisp and informative Student's Guide to Classics provides readers with an overview of each of the major poets, dramatists, philosophers, and historians of ancient Greece and Rome. Including short bios of major figures and a list of... (read more)

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The Pancatantra (Penguin Classics)

Visnu Sarma

Ascribed by legend to the celebrated half-mythical teacher Visnu Sarma, the fables of The Pancatantra were first recorded 1,500 years ago but date back to India?s robust oral tradition. Widely translated, they have influenced a vast number of works in... (read more)

Loeb Classics
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Loeb Classical Library #435: Ptolemy: Tetrabiblos

Claudius Ptolemy

The Tetrabiblos of the famous astronomer and geographer Claudius Ptolemaeus (ca. 100–178 CE) of Egypt consists of four books, the title given in some manuscripts meaning 'Mathematical Treatise in Four Books', in others 'The Prognostics addressed to... (read more)

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Hojoki: Visions of a Torn World (Rock Spring Collection of Japanese Literature)


Japan's capital city of Kyoto was devastated by earthquake, storm, and fire in the late 12th century. Retreating from "this unkind world," the poet and Buddhist priest Kamo-no-Chomei left the capital for the forested mountains, where he eventually... (read more)

Medieval and Renaissance
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Hafiz of Shiraz: Thirty Poems, an Introduction to the Sufi Master


"Hafiz--a quarry of imagery in which poets of all ages might mine." - Ralph Waldo Emerson Hafiz was born at Shiraz, in Persia, some time after 1320, and died there in 1389. He is, then, an almost exact contemporary of Chaucer. His standing in... (read more)

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The Canterbury Tales (Dover Giant Thrift Editions)

Geoffrey Chaucer

A group of pilgrims bound for Canterbury Cathedral agree to pass the weary miles by taking turns at storytelling. The travelers―noble, coarse, jolly, and pious―offer a vibrant portrait of fourteenth-century English life. Their narratives... (read more)

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Penguin Epics #01: The Epic of Gilgamesh

N. K. Sandars

A great king, strong as the stars in Heaven. Enkidu, a wild and mighty hero, is created by the gods to challenge the arrogant King Gilgamesh. But instead of killing each other, the two become friends. Travelling together to the Cedar Forest, they fight... (read more)

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