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  • Beyond the Northlands
    Beyond the Northlands (English, Hardback) Eleanor Rosamund Barraclough

    A trip to the furthest edgelands of the Viking world via the drama of the Old Norse sagas - from the Arctic Circle to Constantinople, north America to Kievan Rus.

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  • The Poetic Edda
    The Poetic Edda (English, Paperback) Carolyne Larrington

    A fully revised translation of the great collection of Norse-Icelandic mythological and heroic poetry known as the Poetic Edda, containing the narratives of the creation of the world and the coming of Ragnarok, the Doom of the Gods. Gods, giants, and human heroes populate the poems. This edition includes three new poems.

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  • The Orphic Hymns
    The Orphic Hymns (English, Paperback) Apostolos N. Athanassakis

    Wolkow have produced an accurate and elegant translation accompanied by rich commentary.

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  • Poetics
    Poetics (English, Paperback) Aristotle

    A founding text of European aestheticism and literary criticism, Poetics underpins our moden understanding of imaginative writing. Anthony Kenny's new translation is accompanied by associated material from Plato, Sir Philip Sidney, P. B. Shelley, and Dorothy L. Sayers and a wide-ranging introduction.

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  • Homer
    Homer (English, Hardback) Barbara Graziosi

    The Iliad and the Odyssey are the cornerstones of Western literature. Over the years they have inspired artists, writers, philosophers, musicians, playwrights, and film-makers. Barbara Graziosi introduces Homer's key works and discusses the main literary, historical, and archaeological issues at the heart of Homeric studies.

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  • Theogony and Works and Days
    Theogony and Works and Days (English, Paperback) Hesiod

    This new, fully-annotated translation by a leading expert on Hesiodic poems combines accuracy with readability and includes an introduction and explanatory notes on these two works by one of the oldest known Greek poets. TheTheogony contains a systematic genealogy and account of the struggles of the gods, and theWorks and Days offers a compendium of moral and practical advice for a life of honest...

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  • The Voynich Manuscript
    The Voynich Manuscript (English, Hardback) Raymond Clemens

    The first authorized copy of this mysterious, much-speculated-upon, one-of-a-kind, centuries-old puzzle. The Voynich Manuscript is produced from new photographs of the entire original and accompanied by expert essays that invite anyone to understand and explore the enigma.

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  • Athenaze, Book I
    Athenaze, Book I (Multiple languages, Paperback) Maurice Balme, Gilbert Lawall

    Since its publication in 1990, Athenaze: An Introduction to Ancient Greek has helped tens of thousands of students learn classical Greek. Building on the bestselling tradition of previous editions, the long-awaited third edition combines the best features of traditional and modern teaching methods. It provides a unique course of instruction that allows students to read connected Greek narrative...

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  • Planet Narnia
    Planet Narnia (English, Paperback) Michael Ward

    For over half a century, scholars have laboured to show that C. S. Lewis's famed but apparently disorganisedChronicles of Narnia have an underlying symbolic coherence, pointing to such possible unifying themes as the seven sacraments, the seven deadly sins, and the seven books of Spenser'sFaerie Queene. None of these explanations has won general acceptance and the structure of Narnia's symbolism...

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  • The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction
    The Hebrew Bible as Literature: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Tod Linafelt

    This book offers a thorough and lively introduction to the Hebrew Bible's two primary literary modes, narrative and poetry, foregrounding the nuances of plot, character, metaphor, structure and design, and intertextual allusions.

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  • Sappho
    Sappho (English, Paperback) Sappho

    A collection of poems that presents the woman whom the Greeks consider to be their greatest lyric poet.

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  • The Mabinogion
    The Mabinogion (English, Paperback) Sioned Davies

    The 11 tales of the Mabinogion combine Celtic mythology and Arthurian romance. This new translation recreates the storytelling world of medieval Wales and re-invests the tales with the power of performance.

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  • A Guide to Old English
    A Guide to Old English (English, Paperback) Bruce Mitchell, Fred C. Robinson

    A Guide to Old English is a detailed but accessible introduction to the Old English language for beginners. The language section offers a simple yet comprehensive language reference, including sections on orthography and pronunciation, inflexions, word formation, and syntax.

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  • Reading Dante
    Reading Dante (English, Paperback) Prue Shaw

    The best and most eloqent introduction to Dante in our time.

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  • Apologia. Florida. De Deo Socratis
    Apologia. Florida. De Deo Socratis (Multiple languages, Hardback) Apuleius

    Apuleius (born ca. 125 AD), one of the great stylists of Latin literature, was a prominent figure in Roman Africa best known for his picaresque novel Metamorphoses or The Golden Ass. This edition, new to the Loeb Classical Library, contains Apuleius' other surviving works that are considered genuine.

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  • Dante: A Very Short Introduction
    Dante: A Very Short Introduction (English, Paperback) Peter Hainsworth, David Robey

    This Very Short Introduction examines all the major aspects of Dante's work, emphasizing the features that have made him such an important point of reference for modern writers and their readers. Exploring and explaining The Divine Comedy, they also discuss his life and poetry as well as issues of truth, humanity, politics, and religion.

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  • Metamorphoses
    Metamorphoses (English, Hardback) Ovid

    Beginning with the creation of the world and ending with the deification of Augustus, this book 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.

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  • The Tale of Sinuhe
    The Tale of Sinuhe (English, Paperback) R. B. Parkinson

    Drawing on recent advances in Egyptology, R. B. Parkinson's new translations bring to life for the modern reader the golden age of Egyptian fictional literature, the Middle Kingdom (c. 1940-1640 BC). The book features The Tale of Sinuhe, acclaimed as the masterpiece of Egyptian poetry, which tells of a courtier's adventures after he flees Egypt. Other works include stories of fantastic wonders...

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  • Texts, Editors, and Readers
    Texts, Editors, and Readers (English, Paperback) Richard Tarrant

    A critical reassessment of the methods of Latin textual criticism and editing, in a form accessible to non-specialists.

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  • Cicero Pro Milone: A Selection
    Cicero Pro Milone: A Selection (English, Paperback) Robert West

    This is the OCR-endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Latin AS and A-Level (Group 1) prescription of Cicero's pro Milone sections 24?32, 34?35 and 43?52, and the A-Level (Group 2) prescription of sections 53?64 (to defendere) and 72?80, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary, with a detailed introduction that also covers the prescribed text to be read in English for A Level....

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