classical literature

Prometheus Bound (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)

Posted: 21/12/2012

For readers accustomed to the relatively undramatic standard translations of Prometheus Bound, this version by James Scully, a poet and winner of the Lamont Poetry Prize, and C. John Herington, one of the world's foremost Aeschylean scholars, will come as a revelation. Scully and Herington accent...

View Info

The Oresteia (Greek Tragedy in New Translations)

Posted: 21/12/2012

Aeschylus' Oresteia, the only ancient tragic trilogy to survive, is one of the great foundational texts of Western culture. It begins with Agamemnon, which describes Agamemnon's return from the Trojan War and his murder at the hands of his wife Clytemnestra, continues with her murder by their son...

View Info

The Complete Fables (Penguin Classics)

Posted: 21/12/2012

'Many people are not in the least disturbed at the harm that befalls them, provided they can see their enemies’ downfall first’ In a series of pithy, amusing vignettes, Aesop created a vivid cast of characters to demonstrate different aspects of human nature. Here we see a wily fox ...

View Info

The Poems of Catullus: A Bilingual Edition (Joan Palevsky Classic Literature Book)

Posted: 21/12/2012

Catullus, who lived during some of the most interesting and tumultuous years of the late Roman Republic, spent his short but intense life (?84-54 B.C.E.) in high Roman society, rubbing shoulders with various cultural and political luminaries, including Caesar, Cicero, and Pompey. Catullus's poetr...

View Info

The Oresteia

Posted: 21/12/2012

The most famous series of ancient Greek plays, and the only surviving trilogy, is the Oresteia of Aeschylus, consisting of Agamemnon, Choephoroe, and Eumenides. These three plays recount the murder of Agamemnon by his queen Clytemnestra on his return from Troy with the captive Trojan princess Ca...

View Info

Cicero's First Catilinarian Oration, with Introduction, Running Vocabularies and Notes

Posted: 21/12/2012

Cicero's First Catilinarian speech is now available in a practical and inexpensive annotated edition for third-year Latin students. In light of existing textbooks, Karl Frerichs' new edition has several important and distinguished strengths. 1. Clear, tripartite page layout for text, vocabulary, ...

View Info

Classical Mythology: A Very Short Introduction

Posted: 21/12/2012

From Zeus and Europa, to Diana, Pan, and Prometheus, the myths of ancient Greece and Rome seem to exert a timeless power over us. But what do those myths represent, and why are they so enduringly fascinating? Why do they seem to be such a potent way of talking about our selves, our origins, and o...

View Info

Hesiod: Volume I, Theogony. Works and Days. Testimonia (Loeb Classical Library No. 57N) (v. 1)

Posted: 21/12/2012

Hesiod describes himself as a Boeotian shepherd who heard the Muses call upon him to sing about the gods. His exact dates are unknown, but he has often been considered a younger contemporary of Homer. This volume of the new Loeb Classical Library edition offers a general introduction, a fluid tra...

View Info

Euripides III: Hecuba, Andromache, The Trojan Women, Ion (The Complete Greek Tragedies) (Vol 5)

Posted: 21/12/2012

In nine paperback volumes, the Grene and Lattimore editions offer the most comprehensive selection of the Greek tragedies available in English. Over the years these authoritative, critically acclaimed editions have been the preferred choice of over three million readers for personal libraries and...

View Info

The Norton Book of Classical Literature

Posted: 21/12/2012

An anthology of classical literature features more than three hundred selections, including pieces on the origins of the Greek language, works by Homer, discussion on the fall of Rome and St. Augustine, and more.

View Info

Documents Trends