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May 23, 2015
  1. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
    by Seamus Heaney
  2. The Odyssey
    by Homer and Robert Fagles
  3. The Gift
    by Hafiz
  4. Meditations (Modern Library Classics)
    by Marcus Aurelius and Gregory Hays
  5. The Tale of the Heike
    by Royall Tyler
  6. If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho
    by Sappho
  7. Red Doc>
    by Anne Carson
  8. The Three Theban Plays: Antigon/Oedipus the King/Oedipus at Colonus (Penguin Classics)
    by Sophocles
  9. Edda
    by Snorri Sturluson
  10. On the Nature of Things
    by Lucretius
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The Epic of Gilgamesh


-- 15 original woodcut illustrations -- 18 photographs of ancient artifacts This edition aims to reanimate the story of Gilgamesh and Enkidu for modern readers. The poetic rendition brings words to life through indelible images. A learned and lucid... (read more)

Spanish Medieval and Renaissance
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Don Quixote: Complete and Unabridged


Complete and unabridged, this classic story (originally published in two volumes in 1605 and 1615) is both an immortal satire on an outdated chivalric code and a biting portrayal of nobility as madness. A testament to the author's rich artistry, Don... (read more)

General Asian
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Tale of Genji

Shikibu Murasaki

The most famous work of Japanese literature and the world's first novel—written a thousand years ago and one of the enduring classics of world literature. Written centuries before the time of Shakespeare and even Chaucer, The Tale of Genji marks... (read more)

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The World of the Shining Prince: Court Life in Ancient Japan (Vintage)

Ivan Morris

Ivan Morris’s definitive and widely acclaimed portrait of the ceremonious and melancholy world of ancient Japan. Using The Tale of Genji and other major literary works from Japan’s Heian period as a frame of reference, The World of the... (read more)

Italian Medieval and Renaissance
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Machiavelli in Hell

Sebastian De Grazia

In this intellectual biography Sebastian de Grazia presents a new vision of Niccolo Machiavelli that evokes, with uncanny precision, the great Florentine thinker's presence. After providing an engrossing account of Machiavelli's childhood and the period... (read more)

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The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature

M C Howatson

The third edition of The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature is the complete and authoritative reference guide to the classical world and its literary heritage. It not only presents the reader with all the essential facts about the authors, tales... (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)

Greek and Roman
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The Civil War: With the Anonymous Alexandrian, African, and Spanish Wars (Oxford World's Classics)


The Civil War is Caesar's masterly account of the celebrated war between himself and his great rival Pompey, from the crossing of the Rubicon in January 49 B.C. to Pompey's death and the start of the Alexandrian War in the autumn of the following year... (read more)

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  1. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
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  2. The Odyssey
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  3. The Gift
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  4. Meditations (Modern Library Classics) New Trade Paper $10.00
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  10. The Late Poems of Wang An-Shih New Trade Paper $16.95
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  12. The Purity of Desire: 100 Poems of Rumi Used Trade Paper $10.95
  13. The Essential Rumi
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  14. The Sagas of Icelanders New Trade Paper $26.00
  15. The Odyssey Used Trade Paper $7.50
  16. The Iliad of Homer Used Trade Paper $5.50
  17. The Poetic Edda: Second Edition, Revised New Trade Paper $24.95
  18. Meditations (Penguin Classics) Used Mass Market $5.95
  19. The Iliad
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  20. The Odyssey Used Trade Paper $15.50
  21. Beowulf: A Translation and Commentary New Hardcover $28.00

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