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21 HOMER; KOPFF, E. CHRISTIAN (INTRODUCTION). The Iliad.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2008. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
An accessible Iliad for twenty-first-century readers. A classic of Western literature for three millennia, Homer's Iliad captivates modern readers—as it did ancient listeners—with its tale of gods and warriors at the siege of Troy. Now Herbert Jordan's line-for-line translation brilliantly renders the original Greek into English blank verse—the poetic form most closely resembling our spoken language. Raising the bar set by Richmond Lattimore in 1951, Jordan employs a pleasing five-beat meter and avoids unnecessary filler. Whereas other verse renditions are longer than the original, owing to the translators' indulgence in personal poetics, Jordan avoids "line inflation." The result, an economical translation, captures the force and vigor of the original poem. E. Christian Kopff's introduction to this volume sets the stage and credits Jordan with conveying the action and movement of the Iliad in "contemporary language and a supple verse." This new Iliad offers twenty-first-century readers the thrill of a timeless epic and affords instructors a much-needed alternative for literature surveys. Translated into English from the Greek by Herbert Jordan, an attorney. He is an independent scholar of Greek and resides in Roxbury, New York. E. Christian Kopff, Associate Director of the Honors Program at the University of Colorado, Boulder, is the author of The Devil Knows Latin: Why America Needs the Classical Tradition and the editor of a Greek edition of Euripides' Bacchae. "A splendid achievement"—Henry Taylor, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet "A remarkably fresh and clear translation. As deceptively simple as an Attic frieze, it is at once true to its ancient original and inviting to readers today." —Luc Sante, translator of Flix Fnon's Novels in Three Lines 
Price: 19.90 USD
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22 HOMER; KNOX, BERNARD (INTRODUCTION & NOTES). The Odyssey.
Viking, New York: 1996 0670821624 / 9780670821624 First Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
The great epic poem about the adventures of Odysseus during his return from the Trojan War and the drama of his homecoming. Translated into English from the Greek by Robert Fagles. Includes a Pronouncing Glossary. "Wonderfully readable. He's grasped the dramatic urgencies of the narrative in an unusual way - and let those determine his language, which is therefore willy-nilly swift, transparent, and wide-eyed to the approaching events and perspectives. Just the right blend of sophistication and roughness it seems to me." - Ted Hughes 
Price: 23.03 USD
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23 HOMER; LANG; HIGHET, GILBERT (INTRODUCTION). The Iliad Of Homer.
Random House, New York: 1950. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Fair condition with slight tattering at top of spine and some underlining. 
Out of a single episode in the Tale of Troy, Achilles's withdrawal from the fighting and his return home to kill the Trojan hero Hector, Homer created a timeless, dramatic tragedy. Translated into English from the Greek by Andrew Lang. 
Price: 19.24 USD
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24 HOMER; LOOMIS, LOUISE R. (EDITOR) The Iliad Of Homer.
Walter J. Black, Roslyn: 1942. Classics Club Edition h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Out of a single episode in the Tale of Troy, Achilles's withdrawal from the fighting and his return home to kill the Trojan hero Hector, Homer created a timeless, dramatic tragedy. Translated into English from the Greek by Samuel Butler. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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25 HOMER; LOUISE ROPES LOOMIS (EDITOR). The Odyssey Of Homer.
Walter J. Black, New York: 1944. Classics Club Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Very good condition. 
The great epic poem about the adventures of Odysseus during his return from the Trojan War and the drama of his homecoming. Translated into English from the Greek by Samuel Butler. 
Price: 7.13 USD
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26 HOMER; LOUISE ROPES LOOMIS (EDITOR). The Odyssey Of Homer.
Walter J. Black, New York: 1944. Classics Club Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
The great epic poem about the adventures of Odysseus during his return from the Trojan War and the drama of his homecoming. Translated into English from the Greek by Samuel Butler. 
Price: 6.41 USD
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27 HOMER; RIEU, E. V. (TRANSLATOR). The Odyssey.
Penguin, Harmondsworth: 1946. 0140440011 / 9780140440010 Reprint. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
The great epic poem about the adventures of Odysseus during his return from the Trojan War and the drama of his homecoming. Translated into English from the Greek by E. V. Rieu. 
Price: 1.90 USD
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28 HOMER; RIEU, E. V. (TRANSLATOR). The Odyssey.
Penguin, Harmondsworth: 1946. 0140440011 / 9780140440010 Reprint. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
The great epic poem about the adventures of Odysseus during his return from the Trojan War and the drama of his homecoming. Translated into English from the Greek by E. V. Rieu. 
Price: 1.90 USD
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29 HOMER; RIEU, E. V. (TRANSLATOR). The Odyssey.
Penguin, Baltimore: 1946. s Softcover. Reading copy. 
The great epic poem about the adventures of Odysseus during his return from the Trojan War and the drama of his homecoming. Translated into English from the Greek by E. V. Rieu. 
Price: 4.50 USD
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30 HOMER; RIEU, E. V. (TRANSLATOR); WITH A REVISED TRANSLATION BY D. C. H. RIEU & A NEW INTRODUCTION BY PETER JONES. The Odyssey.
Penguin, London: 1991. Twelfth Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
The great epic poem about the adventures of Odysseus during his return from the Trojan War and the drama of his homecoming. Translated into English from the Greek by E. V. Rieu, and revised by his son, D. C. H. Rieu. Includes an Index. 
Price: 3.28 USD
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31 HOMER; ROBERT FAGLES, (TRANSLATION); BERNARD KNOX, (INTRODUCTION & NOTES). The Iliad.
Penguin Books, New York: 1990. 0670835102 / 9780670835102 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. Slight tear to front dustjacket at top. 

Price: 42.28 USD
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32 JOHNSON, JAMES F. Acts Of Compassion In Greek Tragic Drama.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2016. Volume 53 in Oklahoma Series in Classical Culture. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
The ability of human beings to feel compassion or empathy for one another—and express that emotion by offering comfort or assistance—is an important antidote to violence and aggression. In ancient Greece, the epics of Homer and the tragic dramas performed each spring in the Theater of Dionysus offered citizens valuable lessons concerning the necessity and proper application of compassionate action. This book is the first full-length examination of compassion (eleos or oiktos in Greek) as a dramatic theme in ancient Greek literature. Through careful textual analysis, James F. Johnson surveys the treatment of compassion in the epics of Homer, especially the Iliad, and in the works of the three great Athenian tragedians: Aischylos, Euripedes, and Sophokles. He emphasizes reciprocity, reverence, and retribution as defining features of Greek compassion during the Homeric and Archaic periods. In framing his analysis, Johnson distinguishes compassion from pity. Whereas in English the word "pity" suggests an attitude of superiority toward the sufferer, the word "compassion" has a more positive connotation and implies equality in status between subject and object. Although scholars have conventionally translated eleos and oiktos as "pity," Johnson argues that our modern-day notion of compassion comes closest to encompassing the meaning of those two Greek words. Beginning with Homer, eleos normally denotes an emotion that entails action of some sort, whereas oiktos usually refers to the emotion itself. Johnson also draws associations between compassion and the concepts of fear and pity, which Aristotle famously attributed to tragedy. Because the Athenian plays are tragedies, they mainly show the disastrous consequences of a world where compassion falls short. At the same time, they offer glimpses into a world where compassion can generate a more beneficial—and therefore more hopeful—outcome. Their message resonates with today's readers as much as it did for fifth-century Athenians. 
Price: 33.20 USD
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33 KITTO, H. D. F. Greek Tragedy: A Literary Study.
Methuen & Co LTD., London: 1950. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. There are stains on the cover front and back. 
The author's aim in this book is not only to record the developments in the form and style of Greek Drama, but to analyse the causes behind these changes. His viewpoint is fresh and scholarly, and he asks the kinds of question about the characteristics of Greek dramatists that most need to be asked. Includes an Index. 
Price: 36.58 USD
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34 KITTO, H. D. F. Greek Tragedy: A Literary Study.
Methuen & Co., London: 1966. 0416332501 / 9780416332506 s Softcover. Fair condition. Cover has slight scratches. 
The author's aim in this book is not only to record the developments in the form and style of Greek Drama, but to analyse the causes behind these changes. His viewpoint is fresh and scholarly, and he asks the kinds of question about the characteristics of Greek dramatists that most need to be asked. Includes an Index. 
Price: 23.04 USD
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35 LATTIMORE, RICHMOND (TRANSLATED WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION AND NOTES BY RICHARD MARTIN). The Iliad Of Homer.
The University of Chicago Press, Chicago: 2011. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
"Sing, goddess, the anger of Peleus' son Achilleus / and its devastation." For sixty years, that's how Homer has begun the Iliad in English, in Richmond Lattimore's faithful translation—the gold standard for generations of students and general readers. This long-awaited new edition of Lattimore's Iliad is designed to bring the book into the twenty-first century—while leaving the poem as firmly rooted in ancient Greece as ever. Lattimore's elegant, fluent verses—with their memorably phrased heroic epithets and remarkable fidelity to the Greek—remain unchanged, but classicist Richard Martin has added a wealth of supplementary materials designed to aid new generations of readers. A new introduction sets the poem in the wider context of Greek life, warfare, society, and poetry, while line-by-line notes at the back of the volume offer explanations of unfamiliar terms, information about the Greek gods and heroes, and literary appreciation. A glossary and maps round out the book. The result is a volume that actively invites readers into Homer's poem, helping them to understand fully the worlds in which he and his heroes lived—and thus enabling them to marvel, as so many have for centuries, at Hektor and Ajax, Paris and Helen, and the devastating rage of Achilleus. "Both lucid and learned, Lattimore writes with a certain grace, capturing the combination of nobility and speed which over 100 years ago Matthew Arnold famously heard in Homer's work. . . . Read Richmond Lattimore's translation for the epic scale and narrative of Homer's poem." --Economist "Martin's introduction surpasses all rivals. . . . Lattimore's Iliad is best for those who want to feel the epic from the loins up, its rush, its reprieves, and its overwhelming rage." --Chronicle of Higher Education 
Price: 14.25 USD
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36 LONGUS; PAPASSAVAS, STAVROS (ILLUSTRATIONS). Daphnis And Chloe By Longus In The Third Century A. D.
Graphointer Publications, Athens: 1965. First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Daphnis and Chloe is a representative Greek novel, and thanks to its simplicity and charm and and to the attractive presentation of character and custom, is regarded as one of the best ancient romances that we know. The fine descriptions of scenerey make it easy reading, full of interest and delight for the modern reader. Includes 22 tipped-in illustrations in color. Translated into English from the Greek by Philip Sherrard. 
Price: 43.70 USD
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37 MURPHY, CHARLES THEOPHILUS; GUINAGH, KEVIN; OATES, WHITNEY JENNINGS. Greek And Roman Classics In Translation.
David McKay Company, New York: 1967. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good reading copy. Water stains on some pages. 

Price: 22.80 USD
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38 MURRAY, GILBERT. Euripides And His Age.
Henry Holt and Company, New York / Williams and Norgate, London: 1913. Home University Library Edition. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 
Chapters are entitled: I. Introductory; II. Sources for a Life of Euripides: Memories Remaining in the Fourth Century: Youth: Athens after the Persian War: The Great Sophists; III. What is a Greek Tragedy? Euripides' Early Plays up to 438 B.C., "Alcestus" and "Telephus"; IV. Beginning of the War: The Plays of Maturity from "Media" to "Heracles"; V. Full Expression: The Embittering of the War: Alcibiades and the Demagogues: The "Ion": The "Trojan Women"; VI. After 415: Euripides' Last Years in Athens: From "Andomeda" and "Iphigenia" to "Electra" and Orestes"; VII. After 408: Macedonia: "Iphigenia in Aulis": "Baccae"; VIII. The Art of Euripidese: Traditional Form and Living Spirit: Thr Prologue, The Messenger, The "God From the Machine"; and IX. The Art of Euripides, Continue: The Chorus: Conclusion. Includes an Index. 
Price: 95.00 USD
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39 NAGY, GREGORY. The Best Of The Achaeans: Concepts Of The Hero In Archaic Greek Poetry.
The Johns Hopkins University Pess, Baltimore: 1981. 0801823889 / 9780801823886 First Paperback edition. s Softcover. Good condition. 
Serves as an introduction both to the concept of the hero in Hellenic civilization and to the poetic forms through which the hero is defined: the Iliad and Odyssey in particular and archaic Greek poetry in general. Includes an Index. 
Price: 22.01 USD
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40 PHARR, CLYDE; WRIGHT, JOHN; DEBNAR, PAULA. Homeric Greek: A Book For Beginners, Fourth Edition.
University of Oklahoma Press, Norman: 2012. Fourth Edition. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
For many years, Homeric Greek has been a standard textbook for first-year Greek courses in college and preparatory schools. It offers students the exciting experience of learning to read a Homeric poem in the original language, while introducing them to the fundamentals of ancient Greek. This fourth edition addresses the needs of today's teachers and students, while retaining those elements of the original book responsible for its longevity. Written and subsequently revised by Clyde Pharr, Homeric Greek was further revised by John Wright in 1985. Paula Debnar has revised the book once again by significantly expanding the introductory material in its first forty lessons. Notable features of this new edition include: Š Clear definitions of grammatical terms and explanations of forms and syntax Š Easy-to-read charts of grammatical paradigms Š A new reference map of the Aegean region, including sites mentioned in the first book of the Iliad Š An index of the book's section on grammar Š A larger, more attractive format for the entire text, including more legible Greek characters Ideally suited for classroom use but also accessible to independent learners, this fourth edition of Homeric Greek ensures continued life for a book that has stood the test of time. 
Price: 33.44 USD
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