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Love Song of the Dark Lord: Jayadeva's Gitagovinda

By: Jayadeva/Miller, Barbara Stole

Price: $8.00

Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIV PR: 1/20/2013

Edition: 20

Seller ID: 9780231110976

ISBN: 0231110979

Condition: USED


Jayadeva's dramatic lyrical poem "Gitagovinda" is one of the most important works in Indian literature and a source of religious inspiration in both medieval and contemporary Vaishnavism. Revealing an intense earthly passion to express the complexities of divine and human love, its songs are an important part of Indian devotional music and literature.The twentith anniversary edition of the renowned translation by noted scholar Barbara Stoler MIller brings this classic to a new generation of readers and offers fresh insights for those familiar with the text. View more info

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Satires of Juvenal, The

By: Juvenal/Humphries, Rolfe

Price: $3.50

Publisher: INDIANA UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 0253200202

ISBN: 0253200202

Condition: USED


..". gives us all sixteen of the satires in the tough, slashing manner of the original, unheard in Dryden and the few others who tried it." --Saturday Review View more info

Arthurian Encyclopedia (The King Arthur Library)

By: Lacy, Norris

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780872261648

ISBN: 0872261646

Condition: USED


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Vision of Piers Plowman

By: Langland, William/Schmidt, A.V

Price: $4.00

Publisher: 8/15/2011

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 0460875094

ISBN: 0460875094

Condition: USED


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Greek Lyrics

By: Lattimore, Richmond

Price: $5.00

Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR: 3/3/2015

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780226469447

ISBN: 0226469441

Condition: USED


"Professor Lattimore, holding closely to the original metres, has produced renderings of great power and beauty. His feeling for the telling noun and verb, the simple yet poignant epithet, and the dramatic turn of syntax is marked. He has completely freed the poems from sentimentality, and the thrilling ancient names--Anacreon, Alcaeus, Simonides, Sappho--acquire fresh brilliance and vitality under his hand."--Louise Bogan, "The New Yorker" "The significant quality of Mr. Lattimore's versions is that they are pure. The lenses he provides are as clear as our language is capable of making th... View more info

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Daphnis and Chloe (Oxford World's Classics)

By: Longus

Price: $4.00

Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780199554959

ISBN: 0199554951

Condition: USED


Longus's romance tells the story of two teenagers, Daphnis and Chloe, who love each other but do not know how to make love. Around their predicament Longus weaves a fantasy which entertains and instructs, but never errs in taste. The hard toil and precariousness of peasant life are here, but so are its compensations--revelry, music, dance, and storytelling. Above the action brood divinities--Eros, Dionysus, Pan, the Nymphs--who collaborate to guide the adolescents into the mystery of Love, at once a sensual and a religious initiation. Daphnis and Chloe is the best known, and the best, of the e... View more info

Greek Orations

By: Lysias/Isocrates/Demosthenes/A

Price: $3.00

Seller ID: 047206116X

ISBN: 047206116X

Condition: USED


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Plays and Fragments

By: Menander

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 6/21/2011

Seller ID: 9780140445015

ISBN: 0140445013

Condition: USED


Menander (c. 341-291 BC) was the foremost innovator of Greek New Comedy, a dramatic style that moved away from the fantastical to focus upon the problems of ordinary Athenians. This collection contains the full text of Old Cantankerous (Dyskolos), the only surviving complete example of New Comedy, as well as fragments from works including The Girl from Samos and The Rape of the Locks, all of which are concerned with domestic catastrophes, the hazards of love and the trials of family life. Written in a poetic style regarded by the ancients as second only to Homer, these polished works--profound... View more info

Nibelungenlied

By: Nibelungenlied/Hatto, A.T.

Price: $4.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 2/10/2012

Seller ID: 9780140441376

ISBN: 0140441379

Condition: USED


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Metamorphoses

By: Ovid

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 9/6/2011

Seller ID: 9780140440584

ISBN: 0140440585

Condition: USED


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Metamorphoses

By: Ovid

Price: $7.00

Publisher: INDIANA UNIV PR: 1/18/2014

Seller ID: 9780253200013

ISBN: 0253200016

Condition: USED


"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 charming and expert English version, which is right in tone for the Metamorphoses." --Francis Fergusson"This new Ovid, fresh and faithful, is right for our time and should help to restore a great reputation." --Mark Van DorenThe first and still the best modern verse translation of the Metamorphoses, Humphries' version of Ovid's mast... View more info

Erotic Poems

By: Ovid

Price: $4.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 9/26/2014

Seller ID: 0140443606

ISBN: 0140443606

Condition: USED


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Metamorphoses

By: Ovid/Gregory, Horace

Price: $2.50

Publisher: 3/2/2011

Seller ID: 9780451527936

ISBN: 0451527933

Condition: USED


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Tales From Ovid

By: Ovid/Hughes, Ted

Price: $6.00

Publisher: FARRAR STRAUS & GIROUX: 7/6/2013

Seller ID: 9780374525873

ISBN: 0374525870

Condition: USED


A powerful version of the Latin classic by England's late Poet Laureate, now in paperback.When it was published in 1997, "Tales from Ovid "was immediately recognized as a classic in its own right, as the best rering of Ovid in generations, and as a major book in Ted Hughes's oeuvre. The" Metamorphoses of Ovid" stands with the works of Homer, Virgil, Dante, and Milton as a classic of world poetry; Hughes translated twenty-four of its stories with great power and directness. The result is the liveliest twentieth-century version of the classic, at once a delight for the Latinist and an appealing ... View more info

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Metamorphoses of Ovid

By: Ovid/Mandelbaum, Allen

Price: $7.00

Publisher: HARVEST BOOKS: 1/18/2014

Seller ID: 9780156001267

ISBN: 0156001268

Condition: USED


Through Mandelbaum's poetic artistry, this gloriously entertaining achievement of literature-classical myths filtered through the worldly and far from reverent sensibility of the Roman poet Ovid-is revealed anew. " An] extraordinary translation...brilliant" (Booklist). With an Introduction by the Translator. View more info

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Metamorphoses

By: Ovid/Melville, A.D.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 9/3/2014

Seller ID: 9780192834720

ISBN: 019283472X

Condition: USED


Metamorphoses--the best-known poem by one of the wittiest poets of classical antiquity--takes as its theme change and transformation, as illustrated by Greco-Roman myth and legend. Melville's new translation reproduces the grace and fluency of Ovid's style, and its modern idiom offers a fresh understanding of Ovid's unique and elusive vision of reality. View more info

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Complete Works of the Pearl Poet

By: Pearl/Finch

Price: $7.50

Publisher: UNIV OF CALIFORNIA PR:

Seller ID: 9780520078710

ISBN: 0520078713

Condition: USED


This edition presents, for the first time, the entire oeuvre of the "Pearl" poet with both the original Middle English works and complete verse translations. Poet and scholar Casey Finch uses anapestic tetrameters (and iambic tetrameter for "Pearl") in his translations rather than the accented tetrameters of the originals, thus achieving the rhythmic regularity the poems would have displayed when performed to music, as they surely were meant to be. Finch's translations are printed facing the best modern editions of the poems, those of Malcolm Andrew and Ronald Waldron and of Clifford Peterson.... View more info

Pot of Gold and Other Plays

By: Plautus

Price: $3.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 4/11/2011

Seller ID: 9780140441499

ISBN: 0140441492

Condition: USED


Plautus's broad humor, reflecting Roman manners and contemporary life, is revealed in these five plays: The Pot of Gold (Aulularia), The Prisoners (Captivi), The Brothers Menaechmus (Menaechmi), The Swaggering Soldier (Miles Gloriosus), and Pseudolus. View more info

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Poems and Prose from the Old English

By: Raffel, Burton

Price: $4.00

Publisher: YALE UNIV PR:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780300069952

ISBN: 0300069952

Condition: USED


In this restructured and greatly expanded version of Burton Raffel's out-of-print classic, Poems from the Old English, Raffel and co-editor Alexandra H. Olsen place the oldest English writings in an entirely different perspective. Keeping the classroom teacher's needs foremost in mind, Raffel and Olsen organize the major old English poems (except Beowulf) and new prose selections so as to facilitate both reading and studying. A general introduction provides an up-to-date and detailed historical account of the Anglo-Saxon period, and concise introductions open the literature sections of the boo... View more info

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Wakefield Mystery Plays, The: The Complete Cycle of Thirty-Two Plays

By: Rose, Martial

Price: $5.00

Publisher: W W NORTON & CO INC:

Seller ID: 039300483X

ISBN: 039300483X

Condition: USED


This collection of thirteen dramatic works is translated from the famous manuscript of fifteenth-century Biblical enactments found near the English town of Wakefield. The cycle is notable for the "The Second Shepherd's Play," one of the great treasures of medieval literature. View more info