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Waiting for the Barbarians
Waiting for the Barbarians
Written by Daniel Mendelsohn
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781590177136
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Waiting for the Barbarians
Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture
Written by Daniel Mendelsohn


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $17.95

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
AND THE PEN ART OF THE ESSAY AWARD

Over the past decade and a half, Daniel Mendelsohn’s reviews for The New York Review of BooksThe New Yorker, and The New York Times Book Review have earned him a reputation as “one of the greatest critics of our... Read more >
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Waiting for the Barbarians
Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture
Written by Daniel Mendelsohn


Format: eBook, 440 pages
On Sale: October 16, 2012
Price: $17.95

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
AND THE PEN ART OF THE ESSAY AWARD

Over the past decade and a half, Daniel Mendelsohn’s reviews for The New York Review of BooksThe New Yorker, and The New York Times Book Review have earned him a reputation as “one of the greatest critics of our... Read more >
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Waiting for the Barbarians
Waiting for the Barbarians
Written by Daniel Mendelsohn
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781590176078
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Waiting for the Barbarians
Essays from the Classics to Pop Culture
Written by Daniel Mendelsohn


Format: Hardcover, 440 pages
On Sale: October 16, 2012
Price: $24.95

FINALIST FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD
AND THE PEN ART OF THE ESSAY AWARD

Over the past decade and a half, Daniel Mendelsohn’s reviews for The New York Review of BooksThe New Yorker, and The New York Times Book Review have earned him a reputation as “one of the greatest critics of our... Read more >
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Atlantis
Atlantis
Written by Arysio Santos
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ISBN: 9781556439568
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Atlantis
The Lost Continent Finally Found
Written by Arysio Santos


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
On Sale: March 1, 2011
Price: $21.95

The late author Arysio Santos was a highly regarded climatologist, geologist, and nuclear physicist. He was also a scholar of history, folklore, languages, and the occult. In this groundbreaking study of Atlantis, he draws on all these disciplines, as well as ancient maps, Plato’s dialogues, and folkloric narratives, to provide the... Read more >
A Guide to The Odyssey
A Guide to The Odyssey
Written by Ralph Hexter
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307760890
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A Guide to The Odyssey
A Commentary on the English Translation of Robert Fitzgerald
Written by Ralph Hexter


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: January 26, 2011
Price: $13.99

For those of us who know and love the incomparable Odyssey of Homer (and there are many), Dr. Hexter has created a valuable, detailed analysis, taking into account many of Homer's most fascinating subtleties. Read more >
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Literature and the Gods
Literature and the Gods
Written by Roberto Calasso
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ISBN: 9780307537737
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Literature and the Gods

Written by Roberto Calasso


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: June 16, 2010
Price: $13.99

Brilliant, inspired, and gloriously erudite, Literature and the Gods is the culmination of Roberto Calasso’s lifelong study of the gods in the human imagination. By uncovering the divine whisper that lies behind the best poetry and prose from across the centuries, Calasso gives us a renewed sense of the mystery and... Read more >
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Travelling Heroes
Travelling Heroes
Written by Robin Lane Fox
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ISBN: 9780679763864
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Travelling Heroes
In the Epic Age of Homer
Written by Robin Lane Fox


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $21.95

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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How to Read a Myth
How to Read a Myth
Written by William Marderness
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781591026402
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How to Read a Myth

Written by William Marderness


Format: Hardcover, 152 pages
On Sale: April 10, 2009
Price: $26.99

Confusion surrounds the idea of myth. In common parlance, the term myth often means falsehood, as in the sentence The administration's claim that inflation is under control is a myth. Scholars understand myth in a deeper sense, as an important expression of a society's values. Scholars study myths of the past... Read more >
The Complete Poems of Sappho
The Complete Poems of Sappho
Edited by Willis Barnstone
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ISBN: 9781590306130
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The Complete Poems of Sappho

Edited by Willis Barnstone


Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $18.95

Sappho’s thrilling lyric verse has been unremittingly popular for more than 2,600 years—certainly a record for poetry of any kind—and love for her art only increases as time goes on. Though her extant work consists only of a collection of fragments and a handful of complete poems, her mystique endures to... Read more >
The Odyssey
The Odyssey
Written by Homer, Translated by Charles Stein
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ISBN: 9781556437281
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The Odyssey

Written by Homer
Translated by Charles Stein


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2008
Price: $22.95

Most translations of The Odyssey are in the kind of standard verse form believed typical of high-serious composition in the ancient world. Yet some scholars believe the epic was originally composed in a less formal, phrase-by-phrase prosody. Charles Stein employs the latter approach in this dramatic, and in some ways truer... Read more >
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