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CLASSICAL AND MEDIEVAL

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Written by BRYAN DOERRIES

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages

Publisher: Pantheon

On Sale: 04/05/2016

Price: $19.95

ISBN: 978-0-375-71516-7

Jack Brennan is a Marine Corps sergeant whose infantry squad has been cleared to return home from a grueling deployment to Afghanistan. A few years prior, Sergeant Brennan lost one of his closest friends—a young combat veteran—to suicide and has vowed to do everything in his power to keep his Marines from a similar fate. On their last night in-country, Brennan, who has long kept a tattered copy of the Odyssey with him on deployment, shares his version of Homer’s classic with his fellow...

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WHAT ANCIENT GREEK TRAGEDIES CAN TEACH US TODAY
Written by BRYAN DOERRIES

Format: Hardcover, 304 pages

Publisher: Knopf

On Sale: 09/22/2015

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-95945-4

This is the personal and deeply passionate story of a life devoted to reclaiming the timeless power of an ancient artistic tradition to comfort the afflicted. For years, theater director Bryan Doerries has led an innovative public health project that produces ancient tragedies for current and returned soldiers, addicts, tornado and hurricane survivors, and a wide range of other at-risk people in society.

Drawing on these extraordinary firsthand experiences, Doerries clearly and powerfully...

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NEW VERSIONS OF FOUR GREEK TRAGEDIES SOPHOCLES' AJAX, PHILOCTETES, WOMEN OF TRACHIS; AESCHYLUS' PROMETHEUS BOUND
Written by SOPHOCLES, AESCHYLUS
Translator BRYAN DOERRIES

Format: Trade Paperback, 480 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 09/01/2015

Price: $16.95

ISBN: 978-0-307-94973-8

These contemporary translations of four Greek tragedies speak across time and connect readers and audiences with universal themes of war, trauma, suffering, and betrayal. Under the direction of Bryan Doerries, they have been performed for tens of thousands of combat veterans, as well as prison and medical personnel around the world. Striking for their immediacy and emotional impact, Doerries brings to life these ancient plays, like no other translations have before.

“This is a brilliant,...

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Edited by WEN-CHIN OUYANG
Introduction by WEN-CHIN OUYANG

Format: Hardcover, 920 pages

Publisher: Everyman's Library

On Sale: 06/10/2014

Price: $25.95

ISBN: 978-0-375-71241-8

The most famous of all story collections, The Arabian Nights, also known as The Book of the Thousand and One Nights, is beloved around the world. Composed of Persian, Arabic, Greek, Indian, and other sources that accumulated over hundreds of years, these fabulous stories-within-stories have long fired readers’ imaginations with an enchanted world of flying carpets, magic lamps, genies, demons, magicians and sorceresses, carnivorous giants, and bloodthirsty bandits.

Translation has played a...

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Written by OVID
Translator ALLEN MANDELBAUM
Introduction by J. C. MCKEOWN

Format: Hardcover, 568 pages

Publisher: Everyman's Library

On Sale: 09/10/2013

Price: $26.95

ISBN: 978-0-375-71231-9

Ovid’s famous mock epic—a treasury of myth and magic that is one of the greatest literary works of classical antiquity—is rendered into fluidly poetic English by world-renowned translator Allen Mandelbaum.

Roman poet Ovid’s dazzling cycle of tales begins with the creation of the world and ends with the deification of Caesar Augustus. In between is a glorious panoply of the most famous myths and legends of the ancient Greek and Roman world—from Echo’s passion for Narcissus to Pygmalion’s...

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THE UNABRIDGED CLASSIC
Written by DANTE ALIGHIERI

Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 05/14/2013

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-804-16912-7

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 by Virgil—author of the Roman epic the Aeniad—Dante encounters mythical, historical, and contemporaneous figures in their respective...

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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: 05/22/2012

Price: $39.95

ISBN: 978-1-609-80376-6

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 than 130 literary works–many newly commissioned, some hard to find--reinterpreted here for readers and collectors of all ages.

Volume 1 of the trilogy whirls us...

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Written by RYAN FOLEY
Illustrated by SANKHA BANERJEE

Format: Trade Paperback, 88 pages

Publisher: Campfire

On Sale: 02/15/2011

Price: $11.99

ISBN: 978-9-380-02848-4

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 nasty trick.

When the trick goes awry, Eros finds himself falling in love with Psyche. Unable to resist her allure, he whisks her away to a palace in the sky. Wanting Psyche to fall in love with him for who...

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IN THE EPIC AGE OF HOMER
Written by ROBIN LANE FOX

Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 03/09/2010

Price: $21.95

ISBN: 978-0-679-76386-4

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 this question by pursuing it through the age of Homer. His acclaimed history explores how the intrepid seafarers of eighth-century Greece sailed around the Mediterranean, encountering strange new...

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Written by GEOFFREY CHAUCER
Translator BURTON RAFFEL
Introduction by JOHN MILES FOLEY

Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages

Publisher: Modern Library

On Sale: 11/10/2009

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-0-812-97845-2

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 language has rendered his words unfamiliar to many of us. Esteemed poet, translator, and scholar Burton Raffel’s magnificent new unabridged translation brings Chaucer’s...

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Format: Hardcover, 672 pages

Publisher: Pantheon

On Sale: 11/03/2009

Price: $40.00

ISBN: 978-0-375-42255-3

From the editor of the widely praised The Landmark Thucydides and The Landmark Herodotus, here is a new edition of Xenophon’s Hellenika, the primary source for the events of the final seven years and aftermath of the Peloponnesian War.

Hellenika covers the years between 411 and 362 B.C.E., a particularly dramatic period during which the alliances among Athens, Sparta, Thebes, and Persia were in constant flux. Together with the volumes of Herodotus and Thucydides, it completes an ancient...

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THE STORY OF KING HENRY VII AND ELIZABETH OF YORK
Written by JEAN PLAIDY

Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 10/07/2008

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-34619-3

From exile and war to love and loss—every dynasty has a beginning.

Henry Tudor was not born to the throne of England. Having come of age in a time of political turmoil and danger, the man who would become Henry VII spent fourteen years in exile in Brittany before returning triumphantly to the Dorset coast with a small army and decisively winning the Battle of Bosworth Field—ending the War of the Roses once and for all and launching the infamous Tudor dynasty.

As Henry’s claim to the throne was...

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