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The Epic of Gilgamesh: A Myth Revisited

The longing stretch toward the infinite . . . the reluctant embrace of the temporal . . . this is the eternal lot of mankind; this is The Epic of Gilgamesh. Born in the cradle of civilization over 4,000 years ago, literature's first chronicle of man's search for meaning continues to intrigue us with its universal themes


The Evolution of the Gilgamesh Epic

The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the world's oldest known epics—it predates Homer by several centuries and is recognized as seminal to the cultural history of the Ancient Near East. Interpretation and decipherment of the story of Gilgamesh—fragmentary and contradictory as its several variants are—has been a monumental scholarly task, spanning more than a century . . . until Jeffrey Tigay teased out the epic's evolution. In this volume, Tigay traces the development of the composition of The Gilgamesh Epic over nearly two millennia and through the several languages in which it has been transmitted. The result is a study both comprehensive in breadth and impressive in methodology. The author breaks from his scholarly predecessors in relying on documented textual evidence rather than on critical analysis and hypotheses.


The Night of the Barbarians : Memoirs of the Communist Persecution of the Slovak Cardinal

Another totalitarian system began vigorously marching across the borders of Central Europe. The violent collectivization, mandatory atheist education, crude interrogations and imprisonment were just a few of the many experiences that profoundly affected the life of Slovak people. Cardinal Korec's book leads us vividly in the middle of this reality. Night of the Barbarians is an honest and sincere account of events as they began to unfold in front of the author's eyes beginning the night of April 13, 1950 and ending December 8, 1968.


They Said It First The Wisdom of the Ancient Greeks and Romans

They Said It First provides a unique twist on quotation collections: ancient Greek and Roman sayings, alongside English translations, are paired with their more modern counterparts. The likes of W. E. B. Dubois and Mark Twain may have eloquently expressed eternal truths and pithy witticisms—but frequently, Homer or Seneca the Younger got there first.


To Be A Roman: Topics in Roman Culture

To Be a Roman is an indispensable resource for today's classroom. This workbook is filled with the latest information about the daily life of the ancient Romans and with ample exercises of both an objective and creative nature.


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