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Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
by Seamus Heaney
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"I resignedly picked it up at last on the tail end of a history binge, telling myself, 'Okay, I'm finally going to slog through it. Just get it over with.' And I discovered all my trepidation had been for naught. This isn't an 'accessible for a scholarly... (read more)

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Divine Comedy Volume 1 Inferno
Divine Comedy Volume 1 Inferno
by Dante/musa
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The acclaimed translation of the Inferno that retains all of the style, power, and meaning of the original. This vigorous translation of Inferno preserves Dante's simple, natural style, and captures the swift movement of the original Italian... (read more)

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The Tale of Genji
The Tale of Genji
by Shikibu Murasaki
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The Tale of Genji was written in the eleventh century by Murasaki Shikibu, a lady of the Heian court. It is universally recognized as the greatest masterpiece of Japanese prose narrative, perhaps the earliest true novel in the history of the world. Until... (read more)

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Edda
Edda
by Snorri Sturluson
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But the king's heart swells, bulging with courage in battle, where heroes sink down... Over a period of twenty years Snorri Sturluson, scholar, courtier and poet, compiled the prose Edda as a textbook for young poets who wished to praise kings. His work... (read more)

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Lives of the Later Caesars: Augustan History, Part 1; Lives of Nerva and Trajan (Penguin Classics)
Lives of the Later Caesars: Augustan History, Part 1; Lives of Nerva and Trajan (Penguin Classics)
by Anthony Birley
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An enigmatic, humorous and controversial account of the later Caesars, an important text for students of Ancient History or Classics.... (read more)

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The Prince (Penguin Classics)
The Prince (Penguin Classics)
by Machiavelli
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Machiavelli's highly influential treatise on political power The Prince shocked Europe on publication with its advocacy of ruthless tactics for gaining absolute power and its abandonment of conventional morality. Niccoló Machiavelli drew on... (read more)

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Parzival (Penguin Classics)
Parzival (Penguin Classics)
by Wolfram Von Eschenbach
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Composed in the early thirteenth century, Wolfram von Eschenbach's Parzival is the re-creation and completion of the story left unfinished by its initiator Chretien de Troyes. It follows Parzival from his boyhood and career as a knight in the court of... (read more)

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The Divine Comedy: Inferno (Bantam Classics)
The Divine Comedy: Inferno (Bantam Classics)
by Dante Alighieri
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In this superb translation with an introduction and commentary by Allen Mandelbaum, all of Dante's vivid images--the earthly, sublime, intellectual, demonic, ecstatic--are rendered with marvelous clarity to read like the words of a poet born in our own... (read more)

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The Complete Greek Tragedies: Aeschylus II (Complete Greek Tragedies)
The Complete Greek Tragedies: Aeschylus II (Complete Greek Tragedies)
by Aeschylus
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The Grene and Lattimore edition of the Greek tragedies has been among the most widely acclaimed and successful publications of the University of Chicago Press. On the occasion of the Centennial of the University of Chicago and its Press, we take pleasure... (read more)

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The History of the Peloponnesian War: Revised Edition (Penguin Classics)
The History of the Peloponnesian War: Revised Edition (Penguin Classics)
by Thucydides
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Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ, this detailed contemporary account of the struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling the author's ambitious claim that the work "was done to last forever." The... (read more)

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Narrow Road To Deep North and Other Travel Sketches (66 Edition)
Narrow Road To Deep North and Other Travel Sketches (66 Edition)
by Matsuo Basho
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Basho, the Japanese poet and diarist, was born in Iga-ueno near Kyoto in 1644. He spent his youth as companion to the son of the local lord, and with him he studied the writing of seventeen-syllable verse. In 1667 he moved to Edo (now Tokyo) where he... (read more)

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The Odyssey
The Odyssey
by Homer and Robert Fitzgerald
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The classic translation of The Odyssey, now in a Noonday paperback. Robert Fitzgerald's translation of Homer's Odyssey is the best and best-loved modern translation of the greatest of all epic poems. Since 1961, this Odyssey has sold more than two... (read more)

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Medea (Dover Thrift Editions)
Medea (Dover Thrift Editions)
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One of the most powerful and enduring of Greek tragedies, Euripides' masterwork centers on the myth of Jason, leader of the Argonauts, who has won the dragon-guarded treasure of the Golden Fleece with the help of the sorceress Medea — whom he... (read more)

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Metamorphoses
Metamorphoses
by Ovid
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"The Metamorphoses of Ovid offers to the modern world such a key to the literary and religious culture of the ancients that it becomes an important event when at last a good poet comes up with a translation into English verse." --John Crowe Ransom "... a... (read more)

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The Divine Comedy
The Divine Comedy
by Dante Alighieri
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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)   The Divine Comedy, translated by Allen Mandelbaum, begins in a shadowed forest on Good Friday in the year 1300. It proceeds on a journey that, in its intense recreation of the depths and the heights of human... (read more)

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The Poems of Catullus (Oxford World's Classics)
The Poems of Catullus (Oxford World's Classics)
by Catullus
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In this edition of Catullus's poetry, Lee provides a new, reliable text for the scholar and a facing page translation--as faithful to the Latin as possible--for students and the general reader. In addition to a wide selection of Catallus's lyrics... (read more)

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The Canterbury Tales (Bantam Classics)
The Canterbury Tales (Bantam Classics)
by Geoffrey Chaucer
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“A delight . . . [Raffels translation] provides more opportunities to savor the counterpoint of Chaucers earthy humor against passages of piercingly beautiful lyric poetry.”—Kirkus Reviews “Masterly . . . This new translation... (read more)

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The Letters of Abelard and Heloise (Penguin Classics)
The Letters of Abelard and Heloise (Penguin Classics)
by Abelard
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The story of Abelard and Heloise remains one of the world’s most dramatic and well-known love affairs. It is told through the letters of French philosopher Peter Abelard and his gifted pupil Heloise. Through their impassioned writings unfolds the... (read more)

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Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
Beowulf: A New Verse Translation
by Seamus Heaney
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A brilliant and faithful rendering of the Anglo-Saxon epic from the Nobel laureate. Composed toward the end of the first millennium of our era, Beowulf is the elegiac narrative of the adventures of Beowulf, a Scandinavian hero who saves the Danes from... (read more)

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The Divine Comedy, Volume 1: Hell (The Inferno)
The Divine Comedy, Volume 1: Hell (The Inferno)
by Dante
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This story begins in a shadowed forest on Good Friday in the year of our Lord 1300. It proceeds on a journey that, in its intense re-creation of the depths and the heights of human experience, has become the key with which Western civilization has sought... (read more)

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