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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.


Greek and Roman Architecture in Classic Drawings
Hector D'Espouy
0486404919
Mar 1999
Paperback
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Book Description
Perhaps the finest record of classical architectural detail ever made. Executed in the demanding technique of India ink and water color rendering, the illustrations include the Parthenon, Roman temples, Pantheon, Coliseum, many others. Unparalleled three-dimensionality and effects of scale. Enhanced with Introductory Notes by John Blatteau and Christiane Sears. Notes. Preface. 127 plates.


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,...


Aesop's Fables (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

1593083300
January 2005
Hardcover
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Classic Myths to Read Aloud
William F. Russell
0517588374
Apr 1992
Paperback
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Book Description
The most complete collection of Greek and Roman myths specially arranged to be read aloud to children aged five to twelve. "Every child deserves this book. Those who do the reading aloud will be enlightened and rewarded, too."--Edwin Newman Line drawings.

Card catalog description
Presents the essential Greek and Roman myths that form the basis of our cultural literary heritage. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

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Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church
Libreria Editrice Vaticana
1574557203
March 31, 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Catholics' hunger for the faith continues to grow. Pope Benedict XVI gives the Church the "food" that is seeks in the 598 questions and answers in the Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. This 200-page volume offers a quick synopsis of the essential contents of the faith as promulgated in the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Like the 1992 Catechism, the Compendium has a four-part structure, and includes a section on common prayers and Catholic doctrinal formulas. Because of the question-and-answer format, catechetical leaders-parents, pastors, teachers, principals, and catechists-have a unique opportunity to dialogue with the faithful, and reinvigorate the Church's ongoing mission of evangelization and catechesis. Individuals can come "to know the unfathomable riches of the salvific mystery of Jesus...


Return of the Prodigal Son
Henri Nouwen
0385473079
March 1, 1994
Paperback
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Book Review
The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming is a spiritual adventure story. A chance encounter with a poster depicting a detail of Rembrandt's The Return of the Prodigal Son set in motion a chain of events that enabled Nouwen to redefine and claim his vocation late in his life. In this book, which interweaves elements of art history, memoir, Midrash, and self-help, Nouwen brings the parable to life with empathic analyses of each character. Nouwen's absorption in the story (and the painting) is so complete that the father's challenge to love the son, and the son's challenge to receive that love, become Nouwen's own. And Nouwen's writing is so clear and his tone is so appealingly frank and humble that readers--no matter how far from home--will find hope for themselves in the prodigal peace Nouwen ultimately...


The Encyclopedia of Classic Mythology
Arthur Cotterell
0754811808
Sept 2003
Hardcover
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Book Description
Ancient mythologies are brought to life in this third volume of mythology.


The Odyssey (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

1593081677
October 2004
Hardcover
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The Aeneid of Virgil (Bantam Classics Series)
Virgil
0553210416
September 1981
Mass Market Paperback
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Review
"Allen Mandelbaum has produced a living Aeneid, a version that is unmistakably poetry." -- Erich Segal, The New York Times Book Review

"A brilliant translation; the only one since Dryden which reads like English verse and conveys some of the majesty and pathos of the original." -- Bernard M. W. Knox

"Mandelbaum has... given us a contemporary experience of the masterpiece, at last." -- David Ignatow

Review
"Allen Mandelbaum has produced a living Aeneid, a version that is unmistakably poetry." -- Erich Segal, The New York Times Book Review

"A brilliant translation; the only one since Dryden which reads like English verse and conveys some of the majesty and pathos of the original." -- Bernard M. W....


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 History of the Greek and Roman Theater.
Margarete Bieber
0691035210


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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Mark Twain
159308210X
September 2005
Paperback
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From School Library Journal
Grade 5 Up-While Mark Twain is most often identified with his childhood home on the Mississippi, he wrote many of his enduring classics during the years he lived in Hartford, Connecticut. He had come a long way from Hannibal when he focused his irreverent humor on medieval tales, and wrote A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court. The hit on the head that sent protagonist Hank Morgan back through 13 centuries did not affect his natural resourcefulness. Using his knowledge of an upcoming eclipse, Hank escapes a death sentence, and secures an important position at court. Gradually, he introduces 19th century technology so the clever Morgan soon has an easy life. That does not stop him from making disparaging, tongue-in-cheek remarks about the inequalities and imperfections of life in Camelot....


The Collar
Jonathan Englert
0618251464
April 7, 2006
Hardcover
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From Publishers Weekly
Sacred Heart, located in Hales Corners just outside Milwaukee, is America's largest Catholic seminary specializing in second-career priests: men who have already held jobs and, in some cases, married and raised families. A generation ago, when priests were plentiful, such older men would not normally have become candidates for holy orders. In Sacred Heart's entering class of 2002, however, the average age was 45. Englert, a Columbia School of Journalism graduate and Catholic convert, spent a school year trailing five of the seminary's 80 students—a hyperactive ex-Marine, a blind proponent of social justice, two middle-aged divorcés and a widowed septuagenarian—chronicling their classes and their downtime, their conflicts and their hopes. Most but not all would complete the course: "The aura...


The Metamorphoses (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

1593082762
June 2005
Paperback
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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 Wounded Healer
Henri Nouwen
0385148038
March 1, 1979
Paperback
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Book Description
The Wounded Healer is a hope-filled and profoundly simple book that speaks directly to those men and women who want to be of service in their church or community, but have found the traditional ways often threatening and ineffective. In this book, Henri Nouwen combines creative case studies of ministry with stories from diverse cultures and religious traditions in preparing a new model for ministry. Weaving keen cultural analysis with his psychological and religious insights, Nouwen has come up with a balanced and creative theology of service that begins with the realization of fundamental woundedness in human nature. Emphasizing that which is in humanity common to both minister and believer, this woundedness can serve as a source of strength and healing when counseling others. Nouwen proceeds to develop his...


The Story of King Arthur and His Knights (Unabridged Classics Series)
Howard Pyle
1402725035
October 2005
Hardcover
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From AudioFile
Howard Pyle's 1902 retelling of the English classic captures all the mystery, language, and legend of the early days of King Arthur. Pyle's collection begins with King Arthur's parents and Merlin's prophecy of his birth. It continues through the king's childhood, marriage, and creation of the Round Table. Stuart Langston offers a respectful and entertaining interpretation, with only slight characterization and light dramatization. His mastery of Old English formality transcends its intimidation factor, and the listener soon becomes blissfully unaware of all the "forsooth's" and "foreby's" throughout the text. The old stories take on a fresh vitality under Langston's skillful touch and leave us looking for the next volume. R.P.L. © AudioFile 2003, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland,...


The New Catholic Answer Bible: The New American Bible
Paul Thigpen (Contributor), Dave Armstrong (Contributor)
1592761402
March 30, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The New Catholic Answer Bible now has double the number of answers to questions about Catholic beliefs and practices and their foundation in Scripture. The New Catholic Answer Bible is still the right choice for those who want to: • Learn more about the Catholic faith • Increase their knowledge of Scripture and deepen their appreciation for it • Better respond when others ask them about the Catholic Church and its teachings The New Catholic Answer Bible is a wonderful gift for a family member or friend who is in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) or has recently joined the Church.

About the Author
About the Insert Authors Paul Thigpen is the editor of The Catholic Answer magazine and of My Daily Catholic Bible (Our Sunday Visitor). Dave...


What Catholics Really Believe-Setting the Record Straight: 52 Answers to Common Misconceptions About the Catholic Faith
Karl Keating
0898705533
December 1995
Paperback
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Midwest Book Review
What Catholics Really Believe addresses fifty-two of the most common misconceptions about the Catholic Faith that are held by many Catholics and Protestants. Drawing upon Scripture and the Catholic tradition, Karl Keating shows the logical errors in these positions and clearly spells out Catholic teaching, explaining the rationale behind frequently misunderstood doctrines and practices. What Catholics Really Believe is an excellent guide to what Catholics really believe -- and why.


The Rise of the Roman Empire
Polybius
0140443622
February 1980
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English, Greek (translation)


The Fall of the Roman Republic: Six Lives: Marius, Sulla, Crassus, Pompey, Caesar, Cicero
Plutarch
0140440844
February 1954
Paperback
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Book Description
Rome’s famed historian illuminates the twilight of the old Roman Republic from 157 to 43 BC in succinct accounts of the greatest politicians and statesmen of the classical period. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Language Notes
Text: English, Latin (translation)

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The Temperament God Gave You: The Classic Key to Knowing Yourself, Getting Along with Others, and Growing Closer to the Lord
Art Bennett, Laraine Bennett
1933184027
June 15, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Unlock the secret of your personality and learn how to be a better spouse, parent, friend, & Christian! All of us are born with distinct personality traits. Some of us live for crowds and parties; others seek solitude and time for quiet reflection. Some of us are naturally pushy, while others are content just to get along. We don.t pick and choose these traits; they.re just part of the way we.re made. For in the womb God doesn.t merely mold our body; He also gives us the temperament that, all our days, colors our understanding, guides our choices, and serves as the foundation of our moral and spiritual life. Ancient philosophers identified four basic temperaments, and over the centuries, countless wise souls have used these four to understand human nature. Now comes The Temperament God Gave You, the first Catholic...


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....

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