Classical texts

    The Cure at Troy

    By Seamus Heaney

    Paperback £8.30

    A version of Sophocles' Philoctetes that tells of the wounded hero marooned upon an island by the Greeks during the Siege of Troy. As the conflict comes to a climax, the Greeks begin to realise they cannot win the Trojan war without Philoctetes' invincible bow, and turn back to seek...

    Aesop's Fables

    By Aesop

    Hardback £8.45

    This timeless collection brings together three hundred of the most enduringly popular of Aesop's fables in a volume that will delight young and old readers alike. Here are all the age-old favourites - the wily fox, the vain peacock, the predatory cat and the steady tortoise - just as endearingly...

    Ovid's Heroides

    By Paul Murgatroyd

    Paperback Save £2.07 = £27.92

    This volume offers up-to-date translations of all 21 epistles of Ovid's Heroides. Each letter is accompanied by a preface explaining the mythological background, an essay offering critical remarks on the poem, and discussion of the heroine and her treatment elsewhere in Classical literature. Where relevant, reception in later literature, film,...

    Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics

    By Stephen Horace

    Paperback Save £0.79 = £20.20

    The first substantial commentary on Odes II for a generation, essential for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students of Horace's highly popular work, as well as important for scholars of Latin literature and lyric poetry. New insights are offered into the poems' interpretation, and textual analysis proposes answers to long-standing questions.

    Jewish War

    By Josephus

    Paperback Save £1.94 = £9.05

    In AD 70 the city of Jerusalem was destroyed by Roman forces after a 6 month siege, the world-famous temple burnt to the ground. This was the disastrous outcome of a Jewish revolt against Roman domination beginning in AD 66 with high hopes and early success, but soon became mired...

    Roots of Yoga

    By James Mallinson

    Paperback Save £1.94 = £9.05

    'Yoga is to be known through yoga. Yoga arises from yoga. One who is vigilant by means of yoga delights in yoga for a long time'Yoga is hugely popular around the world today, yet until now little has been known of its roots. This book collects, for the first time,...

    Odyssey

    By Homer

    Hardback Save £4.34 = £12.65

    The Odyssey tells the story of the Greek hero Odysseus' epic ten year journey home after the end of the Trojan War of the Iliad. Its epic sweep has gripped generations of readers.

    Odyssey

    By Homer

    Hardback Save £1.54 = £8.45

    T. E. Lawrence's original translation of Homer's epic poem.

    Iliad

    By Homer

    Paperback £10.85

    Dealing with western literature, this poem of great warriors trapped between their own heroic pride and the arbitrary, often vicious decisions of fate and the gods. It captures the Iliad in all its surging thunder for a new generation of readers.

    Tacitus Annals I: A Selection

    Paperback Save £0.94 = £16.05

    This is the OCR-endorsed publication from Bloomsbury for the Latin AS and A-Level Group 1 prescription of Annals Book I sections 16-30 and the A-Level Group 2 prescription of Annals Book I sections 3-7, 11-14 and 46-49, giving full Latin text, commentary and vocabulary, with a detailed introduction that also...

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