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Gilgamesh: A Reader

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Gilgamesh: A Reader
Editor: John Maier
Product Code: 3391
ISBN: 978-0-86516-339-3
Pages: 504
Product Format: Paperback
Price:  $19.00

Gilgamesh: A Reader provides 25 interpretive essays on the epic that stands at the dawn of literature. This collection is designed to enrich the reader's background with selections from experts on Near Eastern literature; to draw connections between Gilgamesh and other literature with interdisciplinary selections; to enliven interest in the world's oldest epic; and to stimulate thought and discussion. Influences of Gilgamesh on later literature, philological and literary studies since 1982, and Gilgamesh from other perspectives are the three broad areas covered.

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Gilgamis Destani: The Epic of Gilgamesh in Turkish

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Gilgamis Destani: The Epic of Gilgamesh in Turkish
Author: Danny P. Jackson   Introduction: Robert D. Biggs   Appreciation: James G. Keenan
Product Code: 4407
ISBN: 978-975-509-440-3
Pages: 166
Product Format: Hardbound
Price:  $27.00

The Turkish edition of the Gilgamesh, Gilgamis Desani, is a faithful translation of Jackson's rendition. This first translation in Turkish contains the entire content of the Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers edition: Introduction by Robert D. Biggs; Appreciation by James G. Keenan; eighteen photographs of artifacts, captioned by Robert D. Biggs; 'My Poetic Intention' by Danny P. Jackson; all twelve tablets of the Gilgamesh text; glossary of proper names; and fifteen original woodcuts by Thom Kapheim.

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Gods and Other Odd Creatures

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Gods and Other Odd Creatures
Author: Rose R Williams   Illustrator: James Hillyer Estes
Product Code: 0812
ISBN: 978-0-9779808-1-9
Pages: 140
Product Format: Paperback
Price:  $20.00

A tongue-in-cheek but scholarly-grounded survey of Greek and Roman mythology, Gods and Other Odd Creatures offers some unique features. It begins with a careful comparison of the twelve great Olympians of the Greeks and the twelve Di Consentes of the Romans. They are generally considered equivalent but there are differences—in fact, they are not even exactly the same twelve. Ceres, for example, is a member of the Di Consentes, while Demeter is not an Olympian. The book discusses how the Romans group the gods differently than do the Greeks. For example, the Roman gods tend to fall into triads that have triple temples. Some of these triads are patrician, some plebeian, and their duties and the like are not quite the same as those of their Greek counterparts. Some important Roman gods have no Greek counterparts. The last part of the book is a detailed study of the two cultures' temples and festivals, which tell so much about a society and its worship. Throughout the book, Williams stresses the ancient attitude toward divinity, which was very differnt from the modern one. Excerpts from Cicero and other ancient writers commenting on the gods document the ancient attitude.

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Greek and Latin in English Today

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Greek and Latin in English Today
Author: Richard Krill
Product Code: 2417
ISBN: 978-0-86516-241-9
Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, Inc.
Pages: 256
Product Format: Paperback
Price:  $15.00

Shaping the content of a college-level vocabulary-building course is never easy. This is especially the case when the students enrolled are likely to be pursuing a great range of academic majors from medicine to law, from literature to geology, from psychology to mathematics.

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Guide to the Aqueducts of Ancient Rome

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Guide to the Aqueducts of Ancient Rome
Author: Peter J. Aicher
Product Code: 2719
ISBN: 978-0-86516-271-6
Pages: 198
Product Format: Hardcover
Price:  $65.00

Aicher's work is a unique fusion of tour guide and archaelogical handbook, allowing the reader to view the Eternal City from the vantage point of an unmistakable yet overlooked feature of its topography.

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