The Aeneid

Author: Virgil
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101201541
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Virgil's great epic transforms the Homeric tradition into a triumphal statement of the Roman civilizing mission. Translated by Robert Fitzgerald.

Aeneid Odyssey Iliad

Author: Virgil
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780147505606
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Three epic poems chronicle the Greek and Trojan heroes during the Trojan War, the destruction of Troy, Odysseus's voyage to Ithaca after the war, and the adventures of the prince Aeneas after the fall of Troy.

The Tragedy of Dido Queen of Carthage Classic Reprint

Author: Christopher Marlowe
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781333004583
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Excerpt from The Tragedy of Dido, Queen of Carthage Which now we call name, That in fuch peace long time did rule the fame: Thither made we, When fuddenly gloomie Orion role, And led our {hips into the {hallow finds, Whereas the Southeme winde with brackil'h breath, Difper them all among the wrackfull Rockes: From thence a fewe of vs efcapt to land, The tell we feare are foulded in the Honda. Iar. Braue men at armes, abandon fruitles (cares, Since Carthage knowes to entertaine Serg. I but the barbarous fort doe threat our Ihips, And will notice vs lodge vpon the f ands In multitudes they {warme mm the ioare, 7 And from the fir earth interdiet our feere. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."

Vergil s Aeneid Expanded Collection

Author: Barbara Weiden Boyd
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
ISBN: 1610410890
Format: PDF, ePub
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This well annotated Latin text combines four Aeneid texts previously offered by Bolchazy-Carducci and new content into one user-friendly volume. Containing 2596 lines this text makes the perfect introduction to Vergil’s Aeneid for college students or advanced high school classes. Offering all of Book 1 and selections from books 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 11, and 12, this edition lets students experience the full scope of the Aeneid. The text contains scholarly and grammatical notes, well-organized vocabulary, and appendices. Special Features Introduction to Vergil Pharr-style facing notes and vocabulary A pull-out vocabulary for high-frequency words Timeline Glossary Appendices on Meter and Figures of Speed Contains: 1.1–756 • 2.1–56; 199–297; 469–620; 735–805 • 4.1–449; 642–705 • 6.1–211; 295–332; 384–425; 450–476; 847–901 • 8.608–731 • 10.420–509 • 11.498–596; 664–835 • 12.791–842; 887–952 Online Grammatical Appendix Map of Aeneas’s travels

The Divine Comedy

Author: Dante Alighieri
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101608382
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The Divine Comedy, translated by Allen Mandelbaum, begins in a shadowed forest on Good Friday in the year 1300. It proceeds on a journey that, in its intense recreation of the depths and the heights of human experience, has become the key with which Western civilization has sought to unlock the mystery of its own identity. Mandelbaum’s astonishingly Dantean translation, which captures so much of the life of the original, renders whole for us the masterpiece of that genius whom our greatest poets have recognized as a central model for all poets. This Everyman’s edition–containing in one volume all three cantos, Inferno, Purgatorio, and Paradiso–includes an introduction by Nobel Prize—winning poet Eugenio Montale, a chronology, notes, and a bibliography. Also included are forty-two drawings selected from Botticelli's marvelous late-fifteenth-century series of illustrations. (Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)

The Greek Myths

Author: Robert Graves
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 110158050X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Robert Graves, classicist, poet, and unorthodox critic, retells the Greek legends of gods and heroes for a modern audience And, in the two volumes of The Greek Myths, he demonstrates with a dazzling display of relevant knowledge that Greek Mythology is “no more mysterious in content than are modern election cartoons.” His work covers, in nearly two hundred sections, the creation myths; the legends of the births and lives of the great Olympians; the Theseus, Oedipus, and Heracles cycles; the Argonaut voyage; the tale of Troy, and much more. All the scattered elements of each myth have been assembled into a harmonious narrative, and many variants are recorded which may help to determine its ritual or historical meaning, Full references to the classical sources, and copious indexes, make the book as valuable to the scholar as to the general reader; and a full commentary on each myth explains and interprets the classical version in the light of today’s archaeological and anthropological knowledge.

Theban Plays

Author: Sophocles
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9780872205857
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This powerful new rendering of the plays of the Theban cycle includes, in addition to the translators' celebrated Oedipus Tyrannus, annotated new translations of Antigone and Oedipus at Colonus. Peter Meineck is Producing Artistic Director of The Aquila Theatre Co, Visiting Scholar at the Center for Ancient Studies, New York University and teacher of Greek Drama at the Tisch School for the Arts.

Jason and the Argonauts

Author: Apollonius of Rhodes
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101616806
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The first new Penguin Classics translation of the Argonautica since the 1950s Now in a riveting new verse translation, Jason and the Argonauts (also known as the Argonautica) is the only surviving full account of Jason’s voyage on the Argo in quest of the Golden Fleece aided by the sorceress princess Medea. Written in the third century B.C., this epic story of one of the most beloved heroes of Greek mythology, with its combination of the fantastical and the real, its engagement with traditions of science, astronomy and medicine, winged heroes, and a magical vessel that speaks, is truly without parallel in classical or contemporary Greek literature and is now available in an accessible and engaging translation. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Aeneid

Author: Virgil
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307819019
Format: PDF
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Virgil's great epic transforms the Homeric tradition into a triumphal statement of the Roman civilizing mission. Translated by Robert Fitzgerald.

The Classic of Mountains and Seas

Author: Anne Birrell
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780140447194
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Traditionally ascribed to the mythical figure Yu the Great, The Classic of Mountains and Seas (third century B.C. to second century A.D.) brings together a treasure trove of rare data and colorful fiction about the mythical figures, rituals, medicine, natural history, and ethnic peoples of the ancient world. The Classic narrates episodes of 204 mythical figures, notably the gods Foremost, Fond Care, and Yellow, and goddesses like the fearsome Queen Mother of the West and the doomed Girl Lovely, the nurturing solar and lunar goddesses, and many others unknown outside this text. This eclectic work also contains crucial information on early medicine (with cures for impotence and infertility), omens to avert catastrophe, rites of sacrifice, and familiar and unidentified plants and animals. In sum, the Classic is a spectacular guided tour of the known world in antiquity, moving outward from the famous mountains of central China to the lands "beyond the seas."