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  1. On the Shortness of Life (Great Ideas)
    by Seneca
  2. The Tale of the Heike
    by Royall Tyler
  3. The Gift
    by Hafiz
  4. Don Quixote
    by Miguel de Cervantes and Edith Grossman
  5. Meditations (Modern Library Classics)
    by Marcus Aurelius and Gregory Hays
  6. The Essential Rumi
    by Rumi
  7. The Late Poems of Wang An-Shih
    by Wang An Shih
  8. The Iliad
    by Homer and Robert Fagles
  9. Letters from a Stoic: Epistulae Morales Ad Lucilium (Penguin Classics)
    by Seneca
  10. The Iliad of Homer
    by Homer
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Gilgamesh
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Gilgamesh: A New Rendering in English Verse

Anonymous

"Ferry's version [of Gilgamesh will] become the standard English text."--Fred Marchant, The Harvard Review "There have been other English accounts of this hero with a thousand descendants, but this is the first one that is as much poetry as scholarship."... (read more)


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Middle East
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Ancient Egyptian Literature, a Book of Readings #1: Ancient Egyptian Literature, Vol. 1: Old and Middle Kingdoms

Mariam Lichtheim

First published in 1973 - and followed by Volume II in 1976 and Volume III in 1980 - this anthology has assumed classic status in the field of Egyptology and portrays the remarkable evolution of the literary forms of one of the world's earliest... (read more)


Reference
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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)


Beowulf
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Beowulf: A Prose Translation: Backgrounds and Contexts, Criticism (Norton Critical Edition)

E Talbot Donaldson

Accurate and literally faithful, the Donaldson translation conveys the full meaning and spirit of the original. "Backgrounds and Contexts" provides readers with the historical, linguistic, and literary settings of , including Robert C. Hughes on the... (read more)


Italian Medieval and Renaissance
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The Prince (Great Books in Philosophy)

Niccolo Machiavelli

Intellectual history has bequeathed a venerable place to Machiavelli as the forefather of modern political science. In this, his most famous work, matters political are assessed from a perspective so radical that Machiavelli has remained a controversial... (read more)


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Homer: The Essential Homer

Homer

 The classics are rapidly receding from public consciousness, and modern revisions of them, such as the film O Brother, Where Art Thou, are in genuine danger of never being linked to their original inspiration. Noted classicist Stanley Lombardo... (read more)


French Medieval and Renaissance
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Rabelais and His World

Mikhail Bakhtin

and#147;Christian laughter is a maze: you could easily get snarled up within it.and#8221; So says Michael A. Screech in his note to readers preceding this collection of fifty-three elegant and pithy essays. As Screech reveals, the question of whether... (read more)


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