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April 18, 2014
  1. The Odyssey
    by Homer and Robert Fagles
  2. The Three Theban Plays: Antigon/Oedipus the King/Oedipus at Colonus (Penguin Classics)
    by Sophocles
  3. Meditations Living Dying & the Good Life
    by Marcus Aurelius
  4. The Gift
    by Hafiz
  5. The Purity of Desire: 100 Poems of Rumi
    by Mevlana Jalaluddin Rumi
  6. Greek Myths
    by Robin Waterfield
  7. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
    by Seamus Heaney
  8. The Essential Rumi
    by Rumi
  9. The Iliad of Homer
    by Homer
  10. Meditations (Modern Library Classics)
    by Marcus Aurelius and Gregory Hays
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General Asian
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Dream of the Red Chamber

Tsao Hsueh-Chin

For more than a century and a half, Dream of the Red Chamber has been recognized in China as the greatest of its novels, a Chinese Romeo-and-Juliet love story and a portrait of one of the world's great civilizations. Chi-chen Wang's translation is... (read more)

British Medieval and Renaissance
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The History and Topography of Ireland (Penguin Classics)

Gerald Of Wales

Depicts the geography and wildlife of Ireland and describes the history and social life of the country during the Middle Ages.... (read more)

Greek and Roman
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The Iliad of Homer


"Sing, goddess, the anger of Peleus’ son Achilleus / and its devastation." For sixty years, that's how Homer has begun the Iliad in English, in Richmond Lattimore's faithful translation—the gold standard for generations of students... (read more)

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Beowulf: An Imitative Translation

Ruth Lehmann

The name Beowulf lingers in our collective memory, although today fewer people have heard the tale of the Germanic hero's fight with Grendel, the dreadful Monster of the Mere, as recounted in this Anglo-Saxon epic. This edition of Beowulf makes the poem... (read more)

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Grief Lessons Grief Lessons: Four Plays by Euripides Four Plays by Euripides


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100 More Poems from Chinese

Kenneth Rexroth

This is a collection of translations from Chinese done down the years solely to please myself. It is offered with no pretense to scholarship or to mastery of that complex subject, Sinology.... (read more)

French Medieval and Renaissance
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The Book of the City of Ladies

Christine De Pizan

In dialogues with three celestial ladies, Reason, Rectitude, and Justice, Christine de Pizan (1365-ca. 1429) builds an allegorical fortified city for women using examples of the important contributions women have made to Western Civilization and... (read more)

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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