The Iliad of Homer

Author: Homer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Ancient Epic Poetry

Homer, Apollonius, Virgil: with a Chapter on the Gilgamesh Poems

Author: Charles Rowan Beye

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 9780865166073

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 313

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Aeneid / Odyssey / Iliad

Author: Virgil,Homer,Robert Fagles

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780147505606

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Three epic poems chronicle the Greek and Trojan heroes during the Trojan War, the destruction of Troy, Odysseus's voyage to Ithaca after the war, and the adventures of the prince Aeneas after the fall of Troy.
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The Odyssey

A New Translation by Peter Green

Author: Homer

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520293630

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 537

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"This is a translation of the epic Greek poem by Homer."--Provided by publisher.
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The Iliad

A New Translation by Peter Green

Author: Homer,Peter Green

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520281411

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 544

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"A new translation of Homer's Iliad, with introduction, notes, synopsis, and glossary."--Provided by publisher.
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Political Speeches

Author: Cicero,,Marcus Tullius Cicero,D.H. Berry

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199540136

Category: History

Page: 400

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'Two things alone I long for: first, that when I die I may leave the Roman people free...and second, that each person's fate may reflect the way he has behaved towards his country.' Cicero (106-43 BC) was the greatest orator of the ancient world and a leading politician of the closing era of the Roman republic. This book presents nine speeches which reflect the development, variety, and drama of his political career,among them two speeches from his prosecution of Verres, a corrupt and cruel governor of Sicily; four speeches against the conspirator Catiline; and the Second Philippic, the famous denunciation of Mark Antony which cost Cicero his life. Also included are On the Command of Gnaeus Pompeius, in which he praises the military successes of Pompey, and For Marcellus, a panegyric in praise of the dictator Julius Caesar. These new translations preserve Cicero's rhetorical brilliance and achieve new standards of accuracy. A general introduction outlines Cicero's public career, and separate introductions explain the political significance of each of the speeches. Together with its companion volume, Defence Speeches, this edition provides an unparalleled sampling of Cicero's oratorical achievements. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Proust Clothbound Box

Author: Proust

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780241300695

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Page: N.A

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Proust's masterpiece is one of the seminal works of the twentieth century, recording its narrator's experiences as he grows up, falls in love and lives through the First World War. A profound reflection on art, time, memory, self and loss, it is often viewed as the definitive modern novel, and C. K. Scott Moncrieff's famous translation from the 1920s is now regarded as a classic in its own right.
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The Odyssey of Homer

Author: Barbara Leonie Picard,Homer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Legends

Page: 271

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Inferno

Volume 1 of The Divine Comedy

Author: Dante Alighieri

Publisher: Penguin Paperbacks

ISBN: 9780143124788

Category: Poetry

Page: 211

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Read the original Inferno and search for the secrets to Dan Brown’s Inferno! In the highly anticipated new novel by bestselling author Dan Brown, the Harvard professor of symbology, Robert Langdon, is drawn into a harrowing world centered on one of history’s most enduring and mysterious literary masterpieces: Dante’s Inferno. The most famous of the three canticles that comprise The Divine Comedy, Inferno describes Dante’s descent into Hell with Virgil as his guide. Robin Kirkpatrick’s brilliant translation—“likely to be the best modern version” (Bernard O’Donoghue)—is the perfect companion to Dan Brown’s Inferno for readers looking to unlock its secrets.
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The Odyssey

Author: Gareth Hinds

Publisher: Gareth Hinds

ISBN: 1893131386

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 256

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Fresh from his triumphs in the Trojan War, Odysseus, King of Ithaca, wants nothing more than to return home to his family. Instead, he offends the sea god, Poseidon, who dooms him to years of shipwreck and wandering. Battling man-eating monsters, violent storms, and the supernatural seductions of sirens and sorceresses, Odysseus will need all his strength and cunning--and a little help from Mount Olympus--to make his way home and seize his kingdom from the schemers who seek to wed his queen and usurp his throne. Award-winning graphic artist Gareth Hinds masterfully reinterprets a story of heroism, adventure, and high action that has been told and retold for more than 2,500 years--though never quite like this. With bold imagery and an ear tuned to the music of Homer’s epic poem, Gareth Hinds reinterprets the ancient classic as it’s never been told before.
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Metamorphoses

Author: Ovid

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780141394619

Category: Fables, Latin

Page: 768

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Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful and tactile cloth. Ovid's sensuous and witty poetry brings together a dazzling array of mythological tales, ingeniously linked by the idea of transformation - often as a result of love or lust - where men and women find themselves magically changed into new and sometimes extraordinary beings. Beginning with the creation of the world and ending with the deification of Augustus, Ovid interweaves many of the best-known myths and legends of Ancient Greece and Rome, including Daedalus and Icarus, Pyramus and Thisbe, Pygmalion, Perseus and Andromeda, and the fall of Troy. Erudite but light-hearted, dramatic yet playful, the Metamorphoses has influenced writers and artists throughout the centuries from Shakespeare and Titian to Picasso and Ted Hughes.
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The Iliad

Author: Homer,Robert Fagles,Bernard MacGregor Walker Knox

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781439503669

Category: Poetry

Page: 683

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The centuries-old epic about the wrath of Achilles is rendered into modern English verse by a renowned translator
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Medea and Other Plays

Author: Euripides,Richard Rutherford

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140449299

Category: Drama

Page: 206

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Translated by John Davie with an Introduction and Notes by Richard Rutherford.
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The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Author: Arthur Conan Doyle

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780241347782

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Page: 384

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A collection of the most famous cases faced by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's peerless creation, now in a beautiful hardcover edition designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith This collection of The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes and the Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes includes many of the famous cases - and great strokes of brilliance - that made the legendary detective one of fiction's most popular creations. With his devoted amanuensis Dr Watson, Holmes emerges from his smoke-filled room in Baker Street to grapple with the forces of treachery, intrigue and evil in such cases as 'The Speckled Band', in which a terrified woman begs their help in solving the mystery surrounding her sister's death, or 'A Scandal in Bohemia', which portrays a European king blackmailed by his mistress. In 'Silver Blaze' the pair investigate the disappearance of a racehorse and the violent murder of its trainer, while in 'The Final Problem' Holmes at last comes face to face with his nemesis, the diabolical Professor Moriarty - 'the Napoleon of crime'.
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The War that Killed Achilles

The True Story of the Iliad

Author: Caroline Alexander

Publisher: Viking

ISBN: 9780571234295

Category: History

Page: 296

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The Iliad is still the greatest poem about war that our culture has ever produced. For a hundred generations, poets and thinkers in the West have pored over, retold and argued about the events described in this martial epic, even when direct knowledge of it was lost. Various empires have admired it as a book that in telling the story of the siege of Troy also extols the warrior ethic, and teaches the young how to die well.Yet the figure at the heart of the epic, the consummate warrior Achilles, is a brooding, controversial hero. He is a fierce critic of those who have started this war and allowed it to drag on, consuming soldiers and civilians alike. Disconcertingly, The Iliad portrays war as a catastrophe that destroys cities, orphans children and wrecks whole societies.Caroline Alexander's extraordinary book is not about any of the traditional concerns that have occupied classicists for centuries. It is simpler and more radical than that. In her words, 'This book is about what the Iliad is about; this book is about what the Iliad says of war.'
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Craucer - The Prioresses Tale, Sire Thopas, the Monkes Tale, the Clerkes Tale, the Squieres Tale from the Canterbury Tales

Author: Walter William Skeat

Publisher: Brousson Press

ISBN: 144601990X

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Page: 392

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Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
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De rerum natura

Author: Titus Lucretius Carus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Jabberwocky and Other Nonsense

Collected Poems

Author: Lewis Carroll

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141956690

Category: Poetry

Page: 464

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The first collected and annotated edition of Carroll's brilliant, witty poems, edited by Gillian Beer. 'Twas brillig, and the slithy toves / Did gyre and gimble in the wabe...' wrote Lewis Carroll in his wonderfully playful poem of nonsense verse, 'Jabberwocky'. This new edition collects together the marvellous range of Carroll's poetry, including nonsense verse, parodies, burlesques, and more. Alongside the title piece are such enduringly wonderful pieces as 'The Walrus and the Carpenter', 'The Mock Turtle's Song', 'Father William' and many more. This edition also includes notes, a chronology and an introduction by Gillian Beer that discusses Carroll's love of puzzles and wordplay and the relationship of his poetry with the Alice books 'Opening at random Gillian Beer's new edition of Lewis Carroll's poems, Jabberwocky and Other Nonsense, guarantees a pleasurable experience - not all of it nonsensical' - Times Literary Supplement Lewis Carroll was the pen-name of the Reverend Charles Lutwidge Dodgson. Born in 1832, he was educated at Rugby School and Christ Church, Oxford, where he was appointed lecturer in mathematics in 1855, and where he spent the rest of his life. In 1861 he took deacon's orders, but shyness and a stammer prevented him from seeking the priesthood. His most famous works, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass (1872), were originally written for Alice Liddell, the daughter of the Dean of his college. Charles Dodgson died of bronchitis in 1898. Gillian Beer is King Edward VII Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Cambridge and past President of Clare Hall College. She is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the Royal Society of Literature. Among her works are Darwin's Plots (1983; third edition, 2009), George Eliot (1986), Arguing with the Past: Essays in Narrative from Woolf to Sidney (1989), Open Fields: Science in Cultural Encounter (1996) and Virginia Woolf: The Common Ground (1996).
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Loom Of Time

Author: Kalidasa

Publisher: Penguin Books India

ISBN: 9780144000784

Category:

Page: 343

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Kalidasa Is The Greatest Poet And Playwright In Classical Sanskrit Literature And One Of The Greatest In World Literature. Kalidasa Is Said To Have Lived And Composed His Work At The Close Of The First Millennium Bc Though His Dates Have Not Been Conclusively Established. In All, Seven Of His Works Have Survived: Three Plays, Three Long Poems And An Incomplete Epic. Of These, This Volume Offers, In A Brilliant New Translation, His Two Most Famous Works The Play Sakuntala, A Beautiful Blend Of Romance And Fairy Tale With Elements Of Comedy; And Meghadutam (The Cloud Messenger), The Many-Layered Poem Of Longing And Separation. Also Included Is Rtusamharam (The Gathering Of The Seasons), A Much-Neglected Poem That Celebrates The Fulfillment Of Love And Deserves To Be Known Better. Taken Together, These Works Provide A Window To The Remarkable World And Work Of A Poet Of Whom It Was Said: Once, When Poets Were Counted, Kalidasa Occupied The Little Finger; The Ring Finger Remains Unnamed True To Its Name; For His Second Has Not Been Found.
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