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Anatopsis

0525475834


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From School Library Journal
Grade 5 Up–Anatopsis, daughter of Queen Solomon, the chairwoman of Amalgamated Witchcraft Corporation, is a witch and an immortal. She wants to use her magical talents to become a knight-errant like her father, instead of following in her mothers footsteps. In preparation for her Bacchanalian examinations, which come on her 14th birthday, two new figures enter her life–Mr. Pound, who has tutored generations of Anas family, and Prince Barnaby Georges, the son of King Georges, the Queens main competitor. Ana soon becomes aware of mysteries connected to Mr. Pound and his search for the Os Divinitas, a wishbone-shaped magical artifact, and the answer to a mysterious riddle. As Ana, Barnaby, and her human companion, Clarissa, try to understand Mr. Pounds quest, they travel through slums, factories,...


The Greek Cookbook
Sophia Skoura
0517503395
Apr 1967
Hardcover
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Book Description
Here are the dishes your mother used to make, from the cookbook your grandmother brought over from the old country. Crown's Classic Cookbook series features a collection of the world's best-loved foreign cookbooks, specially adapted for use in American kitchens. Authentic and comprehensive, these reasonably priced books are a welcome addition to the culinary library of any cook.

Jewish Cookery by Leah H. Leonard

The classic book on Jewish cuisine, featuring traditional recipes for gefulte fish, kreplach, knishes, challah, and kugel, as well as guidelines for keeping a kosher kitchen and menus for holiday meals.

The Finnish Cookbook by Beatrice A. Ojakangas

The first cookbook devoted to introducing Finland's fascinating but little known cuisine to America. Including recipes for Sour Rye...


The Iliad (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

1593082320
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
The epic song of Ilion (an old name for Troy), The Iliad recreates a few dramatic weeks near the end of the fabled Trojan War, ending with the funeral of Hector, defender of the doomed city. Through its majestic verses stride the fabled heroes Priam, Hector, Paris, and Aeneas for Troy; Achilles, Ajax, Menelaus, Agamemnon, Patroclus, and Odysseus for the Greeks; and the beautiful Helen, over whom the longstanding war has been waged. Never far from the center of the story are the quarreling gods: Zeus, Poseidon, Apollo, Hera, Athena, and Aphrodite.
The Iliad is the oldest Greek poem and perhaps the best-known epic in Western literature, and has inspired countless works of art throughout its long history. An assemblage of stories and legends shaped into a compelling single narrative, The...


Favorite Greek Myths

0590413384


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From Publishers Weekly
This handsome collection consists of a dozen tales from Greek mythology, most drawn from Ovid's Metamorphoses , including the stories of Echo and Narcissus, Ceres and Proserpine, Cupid and Psyche, King Midas. Osborne's retellings are both lively and descriptive, while Howell's full-color, often iridescent illustrations set the scene and mood at the start of each tale. Taken together, they provide a solid and highly readable introduction to the major Greco-Roman gods and goddesses and the myths that have profoundly shaped Western thought and literature. Helpful back-matter includes a list of key characters, partial lexicon of modern words drawn from the myths, bibliography and index. Ages 7-11. Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Greek Classics
Mary Ellen Snodgrass
0822005662
Mar 1988
Paperback
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Book Description
This sweeping survey of ancient Greek culture covers the greatest works of Greek poets, dramatists, philosophers, writers, and historians. These writings are the foundation of the way we think and act and are important to the student of the human condition.

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This sweeping survey of ancient Greek culture covers the greatest works of Greek poets, dramatists, philosophers, writers, and historians. These writings are the foundation of the way we think and act and are important to the student of the human condition.

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Aesop's Fables (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

159308062X
November 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
In all likelihood, Aesop was just as invented as his fantastic fables. Allegorical tales of birds and beasts, the fables are humorous, inspirational, and often astonishingly pragmatic. They expose the superstitions and customs of the Greeks, as well as their love of life and common sense. Perhaps the original treatise of self-help, Aesop’s Fables is full of advice for life,
whether it be affirming, silly, or profoundly insightful.

D. L. Ashliman is emeritus professor at the University of Pittsburgh. He taught folklore, mythology, German, and comparative literature at that institution for thirty-one years.
He has also served as guest professor at the University of Augsburg in Germany.


Plautus
Titus Maccius Plautus
0521349702
Aug 2004
Hardcover
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Review
"The commentary is lengthy and detailed. Teachers and graduate students will want to consult this edition...." Religious Studies Review

"The commentary is lengthy and detailed. Teachers and graduate students will want to consult this edition...." Religious Studies Review

"Professional classicists will be impressed not just by the quantity of information presented on its pages, but by the quality and originality of the author's scholarship, the amount of painstaking labor that he has invested in every sophisticated analysis, and the graceful precision of his writing." Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Book Description
Plautus' comedy Menaechmi was the main inspiration for Shakespeare's The Comedy of Errors. In this edition Dr. Gratwick provides a newly constituted text, a commentary...



Aesop's Fables (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

1593083300
January 2005
Hardcover
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Great Books of the Western World (Great books of the Western world)
Mortimer J. Adler (Editor), et al
0852295316
March 1994
Hardcover
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Book Description
Information... Knowledge... Understanding... Wisdom... From the ancient classics to the masterpieces of the 20th century, the Great Books are all the introduction you`ll ever need to the ideas, stories and discoveries that have shaped modern civilization. This collection of 517 classics in 60 beautifully bound volumes is color-coded into four subject categories: literature, history, philosophy, and science. And since this edition includes works from 20th century authors, it`s the most up-to-date collection of the Great Books ever. Product Details Reading and understanding great works by history`s outstanding minds has always been considered the substance of a liberal education. The Great Books of the Western World has been acclaimed as the greatest publishing venture of the 20th Century. The set now consists of 60...


The Odyssey (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

1593081677
October 2004
Hardcover
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Classics in Translation, Volume I
Paul Lachlan Mackendrick
0299808955
Dec 1959
Paperback
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Review
"The distinctive feature of these two volumes is the fact that the translations are new and in contemporary English." —Quarterly Journal of Speech

"A stimulating comprehensive survey of classical antiquity." —Classical Philology

"... atttractive, well-organized, and stimulating." —The Phoenix


Book Description
Here, translated into modern idiom, are many works of the authors whose ideas have consitituted the mainstream of classical thought. This volume of new translations was born of necessity, to answer the needs of a course in Greek and Roman culture offered by the Department of Integrated Liberal Studies at the University of Wisconsin. Since its original publication in 1952, Classics in Translation has been adopted by...


Till We Have Faces: A Myth Retold
C.S. Lewis
0156904365
July 9, 1980
Paperback
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Book Description
This tale of two princesses - one beautiful and one unattractive - and of the struggle between sacred and profane love is Lewis’s reworking of the myth of Cupid and Psyche and one of his most enduring works.


Republic (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

1593080972
July 2004
Paperback
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Cicero
Marcus Tullius Cicero
0521006309
July 2003
Paperback
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Review
'The commentary is in general outstanding. I hope it leads to an increase of interest in this work and in Cicero's philosophical writings as a whole' Hermathena

Review
"This new commentary focuses almost exclusively on philosophical issues and stylistics, offering clear discussion helpful to novice and expert alike...it is without question a welcome addition to the growing body of scholarship on Cicero's De Natura Deorum." Bryn Mawr Classical Review

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The History of the Greek and Roman Theater.
Margarete Bieber
0691035210


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Greek Classics (SparkNotes)
Matt Blanchard (Editor)
141140033X
January 2004
Paperback
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The Iliad : (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition) (Penguin Classics Deluxe Editio)
Homer, et al
0140275363
November 1, 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
This groundbreaking English version by Robert Fagles is the most important recent translation of Homer's great epic poem. The verse translation has been hailed by scholars as the new standard, providing an Iliad that delights modern sensibility and aesthetic without sacrificing the grandeur and particular genius of Homer's own style and language. The Iliad is one of the two great epics of Homer, and is typically described as one of the greatest war stories of all time, but to say the Iliad is a war story does not begin to describe the emotional sweep of its action and characters: Achilles, Helen, Hector, and other heroes of Greek myth and history in the tenth and final year of the Greek siege of Troy. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Aeschylus
Aeschylus
0521270111
May 1983
Paperback
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Book Description
The myth of fire stolen from the gods appears in many pre-industrial societies. In Greek culture Prometheus the fire-stealer figures prominently in the poems of Hesiod, but in Prometheus Bound Hesiod's morality tale has been transformed into a drama of tragic tone and proportions. In the introduction to this edition Mark Griffith examines how the dramatist has achieved this transformation, looking at the play from all angles - plot and characters, dramatic technique, style and metre. He includes a short section on the production of the play and on the questions of authenticity and date. The commentary guides the reader through problems of language, metre and content. An important feature of this volume is the appendix, which gathers together the existing fragments of the other two plays in the supposed Prometheus...


The Odyssey
Robert Fagles (Translator), et al
0140268863
November 29, 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Robert Fagles's translation is a jaw-droppingly beautiful rendering of Homer's Odyssey, the most accessible and enthralling epic of classical Greece. Fagles captures the rapid and direct language of the original Greek, while telling the story of Odysseus in lyrics that ring with a clear, energetic voice. The story itself has never seemed more dynamic, the action more compelling, nor the descriptions so brilliant in detail. It is often said that every age demands its own translation of the classics. Fagles's work is a triumph because he has not merely provided a contemporary version of Homer's classic poem, but has located the right language for the timeless character of this great tale. Fagles brings the Odyssey so near, one wonders if the Hollywood adaption can be far behind. This is a terrific book. --This...


Apuleius
Lucius Apuleius
0521278139
Sept 2003
Paperback
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Review
"The translation again is in accurate, idiomatic English...but the fleshing out is left to the commentary, which is a superb help toward appreciating a rich and complex piece of artistry." The Key Reporter

"The entire work exhibits the precision and thoroughness that we expect in Kenney's scholarship....Kenney's Cupid and Psyche is a virtuosic performance and marks an auspicious beginning to the new Imperial Library from Cambridge University Press." James R. Bradley, New England Classical Journal and Newsletter

Book Description
The story of Cupid and Psyche is part of The Golden Ass or Metamorphoses, a Latin novel by Apuleius (second century A.D.). It is both a charming fairytale and an allegory of the search of the Soul for happiness and fulfillment. This edition, the first with...



Poetics and Rhetoric (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Aristotle
1593083076
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
It is no exaggeration to say that all Western literary criticism flows from Aristotle. In the Poetics he focuses mainly on drama, especially tragedy, and introduces ideas that are still being debated more than two thousand years later. Among them is the often misunderstood theory of the unities of action, place, and time, as well as such concepts as: art as a form of imitation, and drama as an imitation of human actions; plot as a drama’s central element, and “reversal” and “recognition” as important elements within a plot; and the purging of pity and fear from the audience as the function of tragedy. Rather than offer these ideas merely as abstract theories, Aristotle applies them in cogent analyses of the classic Greek dramas—the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and...


Aesop's Fables : A Classic Illustrated Edition (Classics Illustrated)
Russell Ash (Compiler), Bernard Higton (Compiler)
0877017808
September 1, 1990
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 3 Up-- No other collection of fables so clearly demonstrates the range of artists who have illustrated Aesop than this one. More than 50 fables are each accompanied by at least one illustration from nearly 30 works from Charles Henry Bennett's 1857 version to Edward Bawden's in 1970. The excellent introduction sums up Aesop's importance in literature, and discusses the gradual shift in the intended audience over the years, from adults to children and back to adults. Well-loved fables are included, but many of these will not be as familiar: "The Mountain in Labour," "The Rose and the Butterfly," and "The Ass and His Driver." Crisp, to-the-point tellings never detract from the main focus--the fantastic array of classic illustrations, reproduced from original editions in museums and private collections....


Virgil
Virgil
0521278503
July 1988
Paperback
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Joseph Farrell, Professor of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania
"Chew helps the English reader to get a sense of Virgil's avant-garde poetics....First-rate." --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Book Description
These two volumes provide a commentary, with text, on Virgil's Georgics, a poem in four books probably written between 35 and 29 BC. The introduction, in Volume 1, treats the poem's historical background and its relationship to the early years of Augustan Rome, Virgil's use of prior literary material, his stylistic and metrical expertise, and questions of poetic structure. There is also a section interpreting the poem in light of recent scholarship, which seeks to consider the poem as part of the broad unity of Virgil's career, rather than from a...


The Histories (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Herodotus
1593081022
June 2004
Paperback
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The Adventures Of Ulysses
Bernard Evslin
0590425994
January 1, 1980
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 7 Up-George Guidall, the Michael Jordan of audiobook narrators, provides a marvelous rendition of Bernard Evslin's young adult classic retelling of The Odyssey (Scholastic, 1966, pap. 1989). Following a prologue summarizing the ten year Trojan War, the story opens with Ulysses' departure with his men and three ships, laden with Trojan spoils, for Greece. And thus begins the most famous and revered decade long adventure in Western literature, replete with jealous and vindictive gods and goddesses, epic heroes, and fantastic creatures. Whether Guidall is enacting the heroic Ulysses, the bellowing Cyclops, Polyphemous, or somnolent Lotus-eaters, the Obie Award-winning actor's narration is exemplary and diverse, and will capture and retain the focus of all listeners from middle school to adult. This...


Republic (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

1593083599
August 2005
Hardcover
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P-Adic Analysis
Neal Koblitz
0521280605
May 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
This introduction to recent work in p-adic analysis and number theory will make accessible to a relatively general audience the efforts of a number of mathematicians over the last five years. After reviewing the basics (the construction of p-adic numbers and the p-adic analog of the complex number field, power series and Newton polygons), the author develops the properties of p-adic Dirichlet L-series using p-adic measures and integration. p-adic gamma functions are introduced, and their relationship to L-series is explored. Analogies with the corresponding complex analytic case are stressed. Then a formula for Gauss sums in terms of the p-adic gamma function is proved using the cohomology of Fermat and Artin-Schreier curves. Graduate students and research workers in number theory, algebraic geometry and parts of...


D'Aulaires Book of Greek Myths
Ingri D'Aulaire, Edgar Parin D'Aulaire
0440406943
April 1, 1992
Paperback
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Book Review
No education is complete without a large slice of Greek mythology. And there's no better way of meeting that literary quota than with the D'Aulaires' book. All the great gods and goddesses of ancient Greece are depicted in this big, beautiful classic, lovingly illustrated and skillfully told. Young readers will be dazzled by mighty Zeus, lord of the universe; stirred by elegant Athena, goddess of wisdom; intimidated by powerful Hera, queen of Olympus; and chilled by moody Poseidon, ruler of the sea. These often impetuous immortals flounce and frolic, get indiscreet, and get even. From petty squabbles to heroic deeds, their actions cover the range of godly--and mortal--personalities.

The D'Aulaires' illustrations have a memorable quality: once pored over, they will never leave the minds of the viewer. Decades later, the...



Eumenides
Aeschylus
0521284309
Nov 1989
Paperback
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Book Description
Sommerstein presents a freshly constituted text, with introduction and commentary, of Eumenides, the climactic play of the only surviving complete Greek tragic trilogy, the Oresteia of Aeschylus. Of all Athenian tragic dramas, Eumenides is most consciously designed to be relevant to the situation of the Athenian state at the time of its performance (458 B.C.) and seems to have contained daring innovations both in technique and in ideas. The introduction and commentary to this edition seek to bring out how Aeschylus shaped to his purpose the legends he inherited, and ended the tragic story of Agamemnon's family in a celebration of Athenian civic unity and justice. The commentary also pays attention to the linguistic, metrical and textual problems to be encountered by the reader.

Language...


The Odyssey (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

1593080093
May 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Long before The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Harry Potter, the ancient Greek poet Homer established the standard for tales of epic quests and heroic journeys with The Odyssey. Crowded with characters, both human and non-human, and bursting with action, The Odyssey details the adventures of Odysseus, king of Ithaca and hero of the Trojan War, as he struggles to return to his home and his waiting, ever-faithful wife, Penelope. Along the way he encounters the seductive Circe, who changes men into swine; the gorgeous water-nymph, Calypso, who keeps him a “prisoner of love” for seven years; the terrible, one-eyed, man-eating giant Cyclops; and a host of other ogres, wizards, sirens, and gods. But when he finally reaches Ithaca after ten years of travel, his trials have...


The Oresteia : Agamemnon; The Libation Bearers; The Eumenides (Penguin Classics)
Aeschylus, et al
0140443339
February 7, 1984
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, Greek (translation)


The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel (Touchstone Books (Paperback))
Nikos Kazantzakis, Kimon Friar
0671202472


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Language Notes
Text: English, Greek (translation)

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