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The Odyssey
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|November 6, 2018

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A New York Times Notable Book of 2018 "Wilson’s language is fresh, unpretentious and lean…It is rare to find a translation that is at once so effortlessly easy to read and so rigorously considered." —Madeline Miller, author of…
The Iliad And The Odyssey Boxed Set
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|May 31, 2019

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Hailed by reviewers and readers alike, Peter Green’s landmark translations of Homer’s timeless epics are now available for the first time in this striking and sleekly designed collector-worthy set. With the verve and pathos of the original oral…
If Not, Winter: Fragments of Sappho
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|August 12, 2003

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If Not, Winter irresistibly combines the ancient mysteries of Sappho with the contemporary wizardry of acclaimed poet and classicist Anne Carson in what is sure to become the standard translation of Sappho for our time. Presented with the Greek on facing pages,…
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|July 13, 2021

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The inspiration for the major motion picture The Green Knight starring Dev Patel, an early English poem of magic, chivalry and seduction. Composed during the fourteenth century in the English Midlands, Sir Gawain and the Green Knight describes the events that…
The Iliad And The Odyssey Boxed Set: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
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Gripping listeners and readers for more than 2,700 years, The Iliad is the story of the Trojan War and the rage of Achilles. Combining the skills of a poet and scholar, Robert Fagles brings the energy of contemporary language to this enduring heroic epic. If The…
The Epic Of Gilgamesh: An English Verison With An Introduction
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|December 30, 1960

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N. K. Sandars's landmark translation of one of the first and greatest works of Western literature A Penguin Classic Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, and his companion Enkidu are the only heroes to have survived from the ancient literature of Babylon, immortalized in…
The Canterbury Tales
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|February 4, 2003

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Nevill Coghill’s masterly and vivid modern English verse translation with all the vigor and poetry of Chaucer’s fourteenth-century Middle English A Penguin Classic In  The Canterbury Tales  Chaucer created one of the great touchstones of…
The Sonnets
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|November 14, 2017

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The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series, now in a dazzling new series design Winner of the 2016 AIGA + Design Observer 50 Books | 50 Covers competition Gold Medal Winner of the 3x3 Illustration Annual No. 14 A Penguin Classic   This edition of The Sonnets…
The Epic Of Gilgamesh

The Epic Of Gilgamesh

by Andrew George

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|April 29, 2003

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Andrew George's "masterly new translation" ( The Times ) of the world's first truly great work of literature A Penguin Classic Miraculously preserved on clay tablets dating back as much as four thousand years, the poem of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, is the…
The Iliad: A New Translation by Caroline Alexander
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|September 13, 2016

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With her virtuoso translation, classicist and bestselling author Caroline Alexander brings to life Homer’s timeless epic of the Trojan War Composed around 730 B.C., Homer’s Iliad recounts the events of a few momentous weeks in the protracted ten-year…
Inanna: A New English Version
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|August 4, 2015

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Inanna, a goddess of ancient Mesopotamia, was worshipped around 1800 BCE by our ancestors in the land that is now modern-day Iraq. But who was she? Who were her followers? And what did her stories mean for their lives? Lost for millennia, Inanna’s stories…
The Mahabharata
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|July 28, 2009

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A new selection from the national epic of India Originally composed in Sanskrit sometime between 400 BC and 400 AD, The Mahabharata -with one hundred thousand stanzas of verse-is one of the longest poems in existence. At the heart of the saga is a conflict…
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