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Desert Songs of the Night: 1500 Years of Arabic Literature

by Suheil Bushrui, James M. Malarkey & James Malarkey

A unique and extraordinary collection, Desert Songs of the Night presents some of the finest poetry and prose by Arab writers, from the Arab East to Andalusia, over the last 1,500 years. From the mystical imagery...


Physics

by Aristotle

The Physics of Aristotle is one of the foundational books of Western science and philosophy. As Martin Heidegger once wrote.The Physics is a lecture in which he seeks to determine beings that arise on their...


The Ink Dark Moon: Love Poems by Ono no Komachi anmd Izumi Shikibu, Women of teh Ancient Court of Japan

by No Komachi Ono, Izumi Shikibu & Jane Hirshfield

These translated poems were written by 2 ladies of the Heian court of Japan between the ninth and eleventh centuries A.D. The poems speak intimately of their authors' sexual longing, fulfillment and disillusionment....


Women of the Gilte Legende

by Larissa Tracy

The Gilte Legende was widely read as a model for everyday life, including the education of women through examples set by early Christian martyrs. This book divides the lives of female saints into: the "ryght...


Amorous Games: A Critical Edition of Les Adevineaux Amoureux

by James Woodrow Hassell

Among the more interesting incunabula preserved in the Salle de la Réserve of the Bibliothèque National in Paris are the apparently unique copies of two editions, very similar in content, of a work entitled...


The Literary Heritage of the Arabs

by Suheil Bushrui & James Malarkey

The Literary Heritage of the Arabs samples some of the finest literature produced by Arab writers in the last 1,500 years. The selection of poetry and prose spans many genres and styles, conveying the full range...


A New Companion to Greek Tragedy (Routledge Revivals)

by Andrew Brown

That the works of the ancient tragedians still have an immediate and profound appeal surely needs no demonstration, yet the modern reader continually stumbles across concepts which are difficult to interpret...


The Pan Principle

by Fiona Pitt-Kethley

The Pan Principle is the story of a woman's travels in search of a variety of sites sacret to god Pan in Greece. Pan, half-goat, half-man, is the only god who is said by the ancients to have died. The mystery...


Latin Literature of the Fourth Century (Routledge Revivals)

by J. W. Binns

This volume, offering an insight into the literary world of Rome in the fourth century AD, reflects an increased interest in the writers of the 150 years before the collapse of the Western Empire, who have long...


A Handbook of Greek Literature (Routledge Revivals): From Homer to the Age of Lucian

by H. J. Rose

First published in 1934, this book covers a broad array of ancient Greek literature, taking into account the most acknowledged of the Greek authors as well as those less well known. H. J. Rose presents the latest...


The Fables of Phaedrus

by Phaedrus & P. F. Widdows

Animal fables are said to have originated with Aesop, a semilegendary Samian slave, but the earliest surviving record of the fables comes from the Latin poet Phaedrus, who introduced the new genre to Latin literature....


The Roman Search for Wisdom

by Michael K. Kellogg

The Roman "philosophy of life" as mirrored in the literature of ten outstanding representative authors

Though Rome conquered much of the world and established an empire that lasted more than a millennium, its...


Jaufre (Routledge Revivals): An Occitan Arthurian Romance

by NoContributor

This translation, first published in 1992, presents one of the most memorable medieval ballads, largely because it contains a number of surprises and falsified expectations.

Jaufre, the hero, arrives at the...


Text to Tradition: The  Naisadhiyacarita and Literary Community in South Asia

by Deven M. Patel

Written in the twelfth century, the Naisadhiyacarita (The Adventures of Nala, King of Nisadha) is a seminal Sanskrit poem beloved by South Asian literary communities for nearly a millennium. This volume introduces...


Fighting Words and Feuding Words: Anger and the Homeric Poems

by Thomas R. Walsh

Fighting Words and Feuding Words engages the powerful tools of Homeric poetic analysis and the anthropological study of emotion in an analysis of two anger terms highlighted in the Iliad by the Achaean prophet...


Jill

by Amy Dillwyn & Kirsti Bohata

Jill is the story of an unconventional heroine – a gentlewoman who disguises herself as a maid and runs away to London in search of adventure after her mother dies and her father is pursued by a Victorian gold-digger....


Latin Erotic Elegy: An Anthology and Reader

by Paul Allen Miller

This indispensable volume provides a complete course on Latin erotic elegy, allowing students to trace a coherent narrative of the genre's rise and fall, and to understand its relationship to the changes that...


Fifty Key Classical Authors

by Rhiannon Ash & Alison Sharrock

A chronological guide to influential Greek and Roman writers, Fifty Key Classical Authors is an invaluable introduction to the literature, philosophy and history of the ancient world. Including essays on Sappho,...


Herrick, Fanshawe and the Politics of Intertextuality: Classical Literature and Seventeenth-Century Royalism

by Syrithe Pugh

Royalist polemic and a sophisticated use of classical allusion are at the heart of the two 1648 volumes which are the focus of this study, yet there are striking differences in their politics and in the ways...


Rhetoric in Cicero's Pro Balbo

by Kimberly A. Barber

This book offers an examination of Cicero's speech, the Pro Balbo, which was delivered during a momentous period of Roman history, in defence of a highly influential political advisor of Caesar who was charged...