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The Oresteia
Agamemnon, Choephoroe, Eumenides
Written by Aeschylus
Translated by George Thomson
Introduction by Richard Seaford


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: January 20, 2004
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4192-3 (1-4000-4192-9)

Translation by George Thomson

Introduction by Richard Seaford


Still powerful after 2,500 years, the three plays of The Oresteia portray the bloody chain of family murder and vengeance that follows the return of the victorious King Agamemnon from the Trojan War.

In Aeschylus’s hands, the killing of Agamemenon by his wife Clytemnestra for having... Read more >
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Complete Plays of Aristophanes

Written by Aristophanes


Format: Paperback, 592 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: March 1, 1984
Price: $6.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21343-0 (0-553-21343-1)

A poet who hated an age of decadence, armed conflict, and departure from tradition, Aristophanes' comic genius influenced the political and social order of his own fifth-century Athens. But as Moses Hadas writes in his introduction to this volume, 'His true claim upon our attention is as the most brilliant and... Read more >
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The Confessions

Written by Augustine


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: May 1, 2001
Price: $22.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-41173-1 (0-375-41173-9)

Augustine’s fourth-century spiritual autobiography not only is a major document in the history of Christianity, a classic of Roman Africa, and the unchallenged model through the ages for the autobiographical record of the journey to self-knowledge, it also marks a vital moment in the history of Western culture. As Augustine explains... Read more >

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Meditations
A New Translation
Written by Marcus Aurelius
Translated by Gregory Hays


Format: Hardcover, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 14, 2002
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-64260-2 (0-679-64260-9)

Few ancient works have been as influential as the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius, philosopher and emperor of Rome (A.D. 161–180). A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behavior, it remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written. Marcus’s... Read more >
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Meditations
A New Translation
Written by Marcus Aurelius
Translated by Gregory Hays


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: May 6, 2003
Price: $10.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6825-5 (0-8129-6825-5)

A series of spiritual exercises filled with wisdom, practical guidance, and profound understanding of human behavior, Marcus Aurelius’s Meditations remains one of the greatest works of spiritual and ethical reflection ever written. Marcus’s insights and advice—on everything from living in the world to coping with adversity and interacting with others—have made... Read more >
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The Romance of Tristan and Iseult

Written by Joseph Bedier
Translated by Hilaire Belloc


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 31, 1994
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-75016-1 (0-679-75016-9)

A tale of chivalry and doomed, transcendent love, The Romance of Tristan and Iseult is one of the most resonant works of Western literature, as well as the basis for our enduring idea of romance. The story of the Cornish knight and the Irish princess who meet by deception, fall in... Read more >

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The Marriage of Cadmus and Harmony

Written by Roberto Calasso


Format: Trade Paperback, 420 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 8, 1994
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-73348-5 (0-679-73348-5)

With vast erudition and irresistible verve, Calasso retells the Greek mythical stories of Zeus and Europa, Theseus and Ariadne, of the birth of Athens and the fall of Troy, tracing them back along the branches of a single myth-bearing tree and rediscovering the origins of desire and strife, virginity and rape... Read more >
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Don Quixote of the Mancha

Written by Miguel de Cervantes
Retold by Judge Judge Parry


Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: September 21, 1999
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-40659-1 (0-375-40659-X)

The story of the Spanish knight whose devotion to tales of chivalry leads him and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, into a series of bizarre adventures blends fantasy, comedy, and drama in a way that has gripped the world's imagination for centuries. This edition has been abridged and adapted for children... Read more >
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The Canterbury Tales

Written by Geoffrey Chaucer
Translated by Burton Raffel
Introduction by John Miles Foley


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: November 10, 2009
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7845-2 (0-8129-7845-5)

Beyond its importance as a literary work of unvarnished genius, Geoffrey Chaucer’ s unfinished epic poem is also one of the most beloved works in the English language–and for good reason: It is lively, absorbing, perceptive, and outrageously funny. But despite the brilliance of Chaucer’s work, the continual evolution of our... Read more >
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The Canterbury Tales

Written by Geoffrey Chaucer


Format: Paperback, 688 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: February 1, 1982
Price: $5.99
ISBN: 978-0-553-21082-8 (0-553-21082-3)

Chaucer's most celebrated work, The Canterbury Tales (c.1387), in which a group of pilgrims entertain each other with stories on the road to Canterbury, is a masterpiece of narration, description, and character portrayal. The tellers and their tales are as fresh and vivid today as they were six centuries ago. Read more >
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Paradise

Written by Dante
Illustrated by Gustave Dore
Translated by Anthony Esolen


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 13, 2007
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7726-4 (0-8129-7726-2)

“If there is any justice in the world of books, [Esolen’s] will be the standard Dante . . . for some time to come.”–Robert Royal, Crisis

In this, the concluding volume of The Divine Comedy, Dante ascends from the devastation of the Inferno and the trials of Purgatory. Led by his beloved... Read more >
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Purgatory

Written by Dante
Illustrated by Gustave Dore
Translated by Anthony Esolen


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: March 9, 2004
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7125-5 (0-8129-7125-6)

"The enjoyment of The Divine Comedy is a continuous process," observed T.S. Eliot. "It is not necessary to understand the meaning first to enjoy the poetry...our enjoyment of the poetry makes us want to understand the meaning."

Arguably the greatest single poem ever written, The Divine Comedy presents Dante Alighieri's all-encompassing... Read more >
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The Divine Comedy
The Unabridged Classic
Written by Dante Alighieri


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 14, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8041-6912-7 (0-8041-6912-8)

The complete Divine Comedy (Inferno, Purgatorio, Paradiso) in one volume from Vintage Classics. The greatest poem of the Middle Ages, in the standard Carlyle-Okey-Wickstead translation, with full notes.

Dante’s Divine Comedy relates the allegorical tale of the poet’s journey through the three realms of the dead. Accompanied through the Inferno and Purgatory... Read more >
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Grief Lessons
Four Plays by Euripides
Written by Euripides
Translated by Anne Carson
Introduction by Anne Carson


Format: Trade Paperback, 312 pages
Publisher: NYRB Classics
On Sale: September 16, 2008
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-59017-253-7 (1-59017-253-1)

Euripides reached the height of his renown during the disastrous Peloponnesian War, when democratic Athens was brought down by its own outsized ambitions. His plays were shocking: he unmasked heroes, revealing them as foolish and savage, and he wrote about the powerless—women and children, slaves and barbarians—for whom tragedy was not... Read more >
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Ten Plays by Euripides

Written by Euripides


Format: Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: August 1, 1990
Price: $7.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21363-8 (0-553-21363-6)

The first playwright of democracy, Euripides wrote with enduring insight and biting satire about social and political problems of Athenian life. In contrast to his contemporaries, he brought an exciting--and, to the Greeks, a stunning--realism to the "pure and noble form" of tragedy. For the first time in history, heroes and... Read more >
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The Mabinogion

Translated by Everyman's Library


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: February 13, 2001
Price: $20.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-41175-5 (0-375-41175-5)

Preface by John Updike

Introduction by Gwyn Jones and Thomas Jones

Translated & edited by Gwyn Jones and Thomas Jones



The 11 stories of The Mabinogion, first assembled on paper in the fourteenth century, reach far back into the earlier oral traditions of Welsh poetry.

Closely linked to the Arthurian legends—King Arthur himself... Read more >

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Stolen Hearts: The Love of Eros and Psyche
A Graphic Novel
Written by Ryan Foley
Illustrated by Sankha Banerjee


Format: Trade Paperback, 88 pages
Publisher: Campfire
On Sale: February 15, 2011
Price: $11.99
ISBN: 978-93-80028-48-4 (93-80028-48-2)

In the time of myths and legends...

...Aphrodite, the Greek goddess of beauty, has grown jealous of a young girl named Psyche. She is envious of the praise heaped upon the mortal girl for her splendor. The goddess decides to dispatch her mischievous son Eros, the god of love, to perform a... Read more >

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Greek Drama

Written by Moses Hadas


Format: Paperback, 400 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: December 1, 1983
Price: $5.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21221-1 (0-553-21221-4)

In power, passion, and the brilliant display of moral conflict, the drama of ancient Greece remains unsurpassed. For this volume, Professor Hadas chose nine plays which display the diversity and grandeur of tragedy, and the critical and satiric genius of comedy, in outstanding translations of the past and present. His introduction... Read more >
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The Odyssey of Homer

Written by Homer
Translated by Allen Mandelbaum


Format: Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Bantam Classics
On Sale: September 1, 1991
Price: $5.95
ISBN: 978-0-553-21399-7 (0-553-21399-7)

Homer's epic chronicle of the Greek hero Odysseus' journey home from the Trojan War has inspired writers from Virgil to James Joyce. Odysseus survives storm and shipwreck, the cave of the Cyclops and the isle of Circe, the lure of the Sirens' song and a trip to the Underworld, only to... Read more >
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Odes
With the Latin Text
Written by Horace
Translated by James Michie
Introduction by Gregson Davis


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: February 12, 2002
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75902-4 (0-375-75902-6)

Timeless meditations on the subjects of wine, parties, birthdays, love, and friendship, Horace’s Odes, in the words of classicist Donald Carne-Ross, make the “commonplace notable, even luminous.” This edition reproduces the highly lauded translation by James Michie. “For almost forty years,” poet and literary critic John Hollander notes, “James Michie’s brilliant... Read more >
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Helen of Troy
The Story Behind the Most Beautiful Woman in the World
Written by Bettany Hughes


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 9, 2007
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7600-0 (1-4000-7600-5)

As soon as men began to write, they made Helen of Troy their subject. Hesiod, a poet born around 700BC and one of the first named authors in history, called her ‘the most beautiful woman in the world’ and the description endured. Even though there exists no contemporary representation of her... Read more >
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The Cloud of Unknowing
and The Book of Privy Counseling
Edited by William Johnston


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: July 1, 1996
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-03097-7 (0-385-03097-5)

With an insightful foreword by Huston Smith-the world's leading expert on the history of religions, this volume remains the definitive edition of one of the world's great spiritual classics. The Cloud of Unknowing is the first English-language literary expression of the soul's quest for God. Originally written in Middle English in... Read more >
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The Imitation of Christ

Written by Thomas Kempis


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Image
On Sale: August 12, 1955
Price: $13.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-02861-5 (0-385-02861-X)

Written five centuries ago by a humble monk, this timeless message of faith in Christ's teachings remains a vital source of spiritual strength for people seeking to follow in the footsteps of the Lord. The secret of the amazing influence and converting power of this little book is the secret of... Read more >
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The Graphic Canon, Vol. 1
From the Epic of Gilgamesh to Shakespeare to Dangerous Liaisons
Written by Russ Kick


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $39.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-376-6 (1-60980-376-0)

This gorgeous, one-of-a-kind trilogy brings classic literatures of the world together with legendary graphic artists and illustrators. From a rarely seen R. Crumb rendering of James Boswell’s London Journal to a massively popular Indian Bhagavad Gita, from Hunt Emerson’s “Rime of the Ancient Mariner” to a manga Macbeth, there are more... Read more >

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Travelling Heroes
In the Epic Age of Homer
Written by Robin Lane Fox


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-76386-4 (0-679-76386-4)

The myths of the ancient Greeks have inspired us for thousands of years. Where did the famous stories of the battles of their gods develop and spread across the world? The celebrated classicist Robin Lane Fox draws on a lifetime’s knowledge of the ancient world, and on his own travels, answering... Read more >
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