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Pope spent his formative years as a poet translating Homer, beginning with "The Iliad", his translation of which Samuel Johnson called "the greatest version of poetry the world has ever...Read More
Publication Date: Aug 2006
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THE GREATEST ADVENTURE OF ALL TIME Richly imagined by the blind bard around 900 B.C.E., Homer's story follows Odysseus on a decade-long journey as he flees Cyclops, angers his gods,...Read More
Publication Date: Oct 2007
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If 'The Iliad' is the world's greatest war epic, then 'The Odyssey' is literature's grandest evocation of everyman's journey though life. Odysseus's reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival...Read More
Publication Date: Jan 2003
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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...Read More
Publication Date: Feb 1969
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Publication Date: Jun 1995
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Publication Date: Sep 1993
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Virgil's great lyrics, rendered by the acclaimed translator of 'The Odes of Horace' and 'Gilgamesh' 'The Eclogues of Virgil' gave definitive form to the pastoral mode, and these magically beautiful...Read More
Publication Date: Jun 2000
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This is a modern translation of the classical medieval poem relating Sir Gawain's romances, his conflict with the Green Knight, and return to the Round Table. The unknown 14th century...Read More
Publication Date: Nov 1959
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In 1867, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow completed the first American translation of Inferno and thus introduced Dante’s literary genius to the New World. In the Inferno, the spirit of the classical...Read More
Publication Date: Feb 2003
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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...Read More
Publication Date: Nov 1998
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This work talks about a great king, strong as the stars in Heaven. Enkidu, a wild and mighty hero, is created by the gods to challenge the arrogant King Gilgamesh....Read More
Publication Date: Jan 2007
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Robert Fagles's stunning modern-verse translation-available at last in our black-spine classics line The Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of everyman's journey through life. In the myths and legends that are...Read More
Publication Date: Nov 2006
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by Ovid
For over two thousand years, readers have delighted in Ovid's playful eloquence; his influence on other writers has ranged from Dante and Chaucer to Shakespeare and Milton. This selection of...Read More
Publication Date: Aug 2004
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Anger be now your song, immortal one, Akhilleus' anger, doomed and ruinous, that caused the Akhaians loss on bitter lossand crowded brave souls into the undergloom, leaving so many dead...Read More
Publication Date: Apr 2004
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A groundbreaking bilingual edition of Dante' s masterpiece that includes a substantive Introduction, extensive notes, and appendixes that reproduce Dante' s key sources and influences.
Publication Date: Dec 2003
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Dante's masterpiece of medieval literature contains many levels of meaning, including the literal (Dante's trip through hell, purgatory, and paradise); the allegorical (the progression of the soul toward goodness); and.....Read More
Publication Date: Sep 2003
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The national bestseller and winner of the Whitbread Award. Composed toward the end of the first millennium, Beowulf is the classic Northern epic of a hero's triumphs as a young...Read More
Publication Date: Feb 2001
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Publication Date: Jul 1991
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Aeneas flees the ashes of Troy to found the city of Rome and change forever the course of the Western world--as literature as well.  Virgil's Aeneid is as eternal as Rome...Read More
Publication Date: Sep 1981
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Publication Date: Jan 1960
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