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The Aristocratic Ideal and Selected Papers

Donlan's 1980 seminal work, The Aristocratic Ideal in Ancient Greece: Attitudes of Superiority from Homer to the End of the Fifth Century B.C., in combination with the reprinting of eight of Donlan's other related works, spanning the years 1970-1994.


The Art of the Odyssey
A literary explication, including a chronology, notes, and suggestions for future reading, this book is aimed at helping the first-time reader more fully appreciate and understand the Odyssey.

The Comic History of Rome

Beckett's The Comic History of Rome, first published in London in 1852, is now available in a reprint. The author's intent is to combine instruction with amusement. Teachers and students alike will welcome Beckett's humor and witty representation of the great chapters of Roman history from the earliest times to the death of Caesar.


The Epic of Gilgamesh: Second Edition

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. Our revised 2nd edition of mankind's first epic features a lucid historical and cultural introduction by Dr. Robert D. Biggs, a new interpretive essay on the themes of Gilgamesh by Dr. James G. Keenan and their echoes in other literature, and the ancient world as well as original illustrations.


The Hero and the Sea: Patterns of Chaos in Ancient Myth

Ancient myths about watery chaos uniquely transcend time and culture to speak to the universal human condition as expression to the hopes, aspirations and fears that have defined—for ancient thinkers as well as modern scientists—what it means to be human in a chaotic world.


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