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Oedipus of Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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Oedipus of Lucius Annaeus Seneca
Author: Michael Elliot Rutenberg
Product Code: 4630
ISBN: 978-0-86516-463-5
Pages: 112
Price:  $31.00

Rutenberg's adaptation of Seneca's Oedipus is the first translation of this Roman tragedy to interpolate excerpts from Seneca's moral philosophies into the text. This juxtaposition of Seneca's calm, rational thought with the passionate, highly theatrical language of his play creates an exciting synergy of powerful emotional and intellectual appeal. Seneca believes that human beings live at the whim of blind chance or divine will. He is interested in how we face a tragedy not of our own making, how we respond to something beyond our control. His central tenet is that we must try to accept suffering with dignity, grace, and mercy. This philosophy is as relevant today, in a world filled with repeated horrors against innocents, as it was in ancient times.

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On Unbelievable Tales: Palaephatus: Peri Apiston

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On Unbelievable Tales: Palaephatus: Peri Apiston
Translator: Jacob Stern
Product Code: 3200
ISBN: 978-0-86516-320-1
Pages: 176
Product Format: Paperback
Price:  $29.00

Palaephatus, a contemporary of Aristotle, sought to reinforce belief in the historicity of ancient heroes by tracing the evolution of "actual" events into marvelously embellished myths.

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Once Upon the Tiber: An Offbeat History of Rome

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Once Upon the Tiber: An Offbeat History of Rome
Author: Rose R. Williams
Product Code: 6684
ISBN: 978-0-86516-668-4
Pages: 134
Product Format: Paperback
Price:  $23.00

This book ambles through major Roman events and personalities from the time of Aeneas to the time of Romulus Augustus, and the lives major Roman authors are included, for viewing a culture one should always consider the literati.
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Poet & Artist: Imaging the Aeneid

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Poet & Artist: Imaging the Aeneid
Authors: Henry V. Bender, David J. Califf
Product Code: 5858
ISBN: 978-0-86516-585-4
Pages: 104
Product Format: Paperback
Price:  $29.00

Poet and Artist is a winning combination of a CD that features the Ogilby plates (included by John Dryden in his translation of the Aeneid) and a student edition of the AP* lines of Vergil's epic, complete with questions about Vergil's Latin masterpiece. By juxtaposing the images on the plates, the text of Vergil, and the useful questions to be used as guidelines, the authors have enabled students to increase their comprehension of the Latin passage and its textual details and to reflect more critically upon the text and the artist's canvas.

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Rebels and Radicals

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Rebels and Radicals : Icaria 1600-2000
Author: Anthony Papalas
Product Code: 6056
ISBN: 978-0-86516-605-9
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc.
Pages: 368
Product Format: Hardbound
Price:  $25.00

First Comprehensive History of Icaria in English

Anthony J. Papalas has assembled a true "peoples" history by bringing together unusual documents such as dowry agreements and Ottoman court records, memoirs, and accounts of Icaria by people who were involved in the events he describes, all interwoven with informative and perceptive descriptions from forty years of interviews with Icarians from all areas and conditions. Here is a history on the social level, not grand politics or great battles, but rather the everyday existence and immediate choices which, once made, shape succeeding events.

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