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Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Penguin Classics)
Sir Gawain and the Green Knight (Penguin Classics)
by Brian Stone
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‘Be prepared to perform what you promised, Gawain; Seek faithfully till you find me … A New Years feast at King Arthurs court is interrupted by the appearance of a gigantic Green Knight, resplendent on horseback. He challenges any one of... (read more)

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The Aeneid (Vintage Classics)
The Aeneid (Vintage Classics)
by Virgil
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Antigone
Antigone
by Sophocles
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Woodruff's work with Peter Meineck makes this text one that is accessible to today's students and could be staged for modern audiences. Line notes printed at the bottom of the page bring a reader further quick assistance. . . . The choral odes... (read more)

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The Divine Comedy: Volume 3: Paradise (Penguin Classics)
The Divine Comedy: Volume 3: Paradise (Penguin Classics)
by Dante
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Dante Alighieri was born in 1265. Considered Italy's greatest poet, this scion of a Florentine family mastered in the art of lyric poetry at an early age. His first major work is La Vita Nuova (1292) which is a tribute to Beatrice Portinari, the great... (read more)

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Persian Expedition (49 Edition)
Persian Expedition (49 Edition)
by Xenophon
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Xenophon was an Athenian country gentleman born about 430 BC. He may have helped to publish Thucydides’ History, and certainly wrote his own Hellenica as a continuation of it. By his own (probably reliable) account he was a fine officer and... (read more)

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Machiavelli: Philosopher of Power (07 Edition)
Machiavelli: Philosopher of Power (07 Edition)
by King
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Part of the acclaimed Eminent Lives series, Machiavelli is a superb portrait of the brilliant and revolutionary political philosopher—historys most famous theorist of “warfare, terror, murder, and bloodshed”—and the age he... (read more)

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Peloponnesian War
Peloponnesian War
by Thucydides
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The first unabridged translation into American English, and the first to take into account the wealth of Thucydidean scholarship of the last half of the twentieth century, Steven Lattimores translation sets a new standard for accuracy and reliability... (read more)

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Hrafnkel's Saga and Other Icelandic Stories (Penguin Classics)
Hrafnkel's Saga and Other Icelandic Stories (Penguin Classics)
by Palsson
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Hrafnkel's Saga Introduction Note on the Translation 1. Hrafnkel's Saga 2. Thorstein the Staff-Struck 3. Ale-Hood 4. Hreidar the Fool 5. Halldor Snorrason 6. Audun's Story 7. Ivar's Story List of Personal Names Maps... (read more)

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Gilgamesh: A New English Version
Gilgamesh: A New English Version
by Stephen Mitchell
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The hero is 16 feet tall. He is the king of Uruk, in the Iraq of about 2750 BCE, and he is a despot, running afoul of even the gods. The man who is his soul mate, lover and spouse is Enkidu, who was once wild and naked but was tamed by the erotic... (read more)

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The Saga of the Volsungs: The Norse Epic of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer
The Saga of the Volsungs: The Norse Epic of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer
by Jesse L Byock
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"This is a book of the highest importance. No one should attempt to teach about Viking society or claim to understand it without being familiar with this chilling and enduring myth."and#151;Eleanor Searle, author of Predatory Kinship and the Creation of... (read more)

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Chronicles
Chronicles
by Froissart
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Chronicles Introduction Acknowledgments The Chronological Background Book One (1322-77) Prologue The Beginning of a Reign Deposition of Edward II and Accession of Edward III The Scots Invade England Edward III Does Homage to Philip VI Preliminaries of... (read more)

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The Metamorphoses (Penguin Classics)
The Metamorphoses (Penguin Classics)
by Ovid
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Ovid—Publius Ovidius Naso—(43 bce–ce 17 or 18) was born into a wealthy Roman family and became the most distinguished poet of his time. He died in exile on the Black Sea, far from Rome and his literary life.... (read more)

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The Quest of the Holy Grail (Penguin Classics)
The Quest of the Holy Grail (Penguin Classics)
by P M Matarasso
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Composed by an unknown author in early thirteenth-century France, The Quest of the Holy Grail is a fusion of Arthurian legend and Christian symbolism, reinterpreting ancient Celtic myth as a profound spiritual fable. It recounts the quest of the knights... (read more)

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Guide to Greece #2: Guide to Greece: Volume 2: Southern Greece
Guide to Greece #2: Guide to Greece: Volume 2: Southern Greece
by Pausanias
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Guide to Greece Volume 2: Southern Greece List of Figures Acknowledgments Introduction Book III: Lakonia Book IV: Messina Book V: Eleia I Book VI: Eleia II Book VIII: Arkadia Select Bibliography Index... (read more)

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The School of Whoredom
The School of Whoredom
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Golden Ass (98 Edition)
Golden Ass (98 Edition)
by Apuleius
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Apuleius was born about AD 125 in Madaura or Madauros (moden Mdaurusch), a Roman colony in the North African province of Numidia. His father, from whom he inherited a substantial fortune, was one of the two chief magistrates (duouiri) of the city. For... (read more)

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Don Quixote
Don Quixote
by Cervantes
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38 Latin Stories Wheelock
38 Latin Stories Wheelock
by Anne H Groton
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The Epic of Gilgamesh (Norton Critical Edition)
The Epic of Gilgamesh (Norton Critical Edition)
by Benjamin R Foster
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More than a thousand years before Homer or the Bible, Mesopotamian poets sang of the hero-king Gilgamesh, who sought to crown his superhuman exploits by finding eternal life.  This Norton Critical Edition presents translations by Benjamin R. Foster,... (read more)

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The Tale of the Heike
The Tale of the Heike
by Royall Tyler
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From the acclaimed translator of The Tale of Genji, a groundbreaking rendering of Japanand#8217;s great martial epic The fourteenth-century Tale of the Heike is Japanand#8217;s Iliadand#151;a moving depiction of the late twelfth-century wars between the... (read more)

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