Beautifully designed and carefully proofed for digital publication, this new edition includes:•Detailed Commentary related to the theater practices & traditions of ancient Greece;•New Commentary to each play;•Index of Names;•Complete, unabridged, and formatted text for kindle to improve your reading experience;•Table of Contents with Quick Navigation.
English versions of Sophocles’ three great tragedies based on the myth of Oedipus.
Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth A Novel
From the winner of the nobel prize for Literature and author of the Cairo Trilogy, comes Akhenaten, a fascinating work of fiction about the most infamous pharaoh of ancient Egypt. In this beguiling novel, " or "sun king, mahfouz tells with extraordinary insight the story of the "heretic pharaoh, originally published in Arabic in 1985, "--the first known monotheistic ruler--whose iconoclastic and controversial reign during the 18th Dynasty 1540-1307 B.
C. Has uncanny resonance with modern sensibilities. Narrating the novel is a young man with a passion for the truth, his most bitter enemies, Nefertiti--in an effort to discover what really happened in those strange, who questions the pharaoh's contemporaries after his horrible death--including Akhenaten's closest friends, and finally his enigmatic wife, dark days at Akhenaten's court.
As our narrator and each of the subjects he interviews contribute their version of Akhenaten, "the truth" becomes increasingly evanescent. Akhenaten encompasses all of the contradictions his subjects see in him: at once cruel and empathic, feminine and barbaric, is eerily modern, mad and divinely inspired, his character, as Mahfouz imagines him, and fascinatingly ethereal.
An ambitious and exceptionally lucid and accessible book, Akhenaten is a work only Mahfouz could render so elegantly, so irresistibly.
Meno Second Edition Hackett Classics
Rohatyn, university of San Diego. Fine translation, good notes - inexpensive, too!" --D. A.
The Book of Yaak
In the book of yaak he captures the soul of the valley itself, and he shows how, if places like the Yaak are lost, we too are lost. It is a land of magic, but its magic may not be enough to save it from the forces threatening it now. In winter rick Bass portrayed the wonder of living in the valley. The yaak does have one trick up its sleeve, though: a writer to give it voice.
. Rick bass has never been a writer to hold back, but The Book of Yaak is his most passionate book yet, a dramatic narrative of a man fighting to defend the place he loves. The yaak valley of northwestern montana is one of the last great wild places in the United States, wolves and coyotes, fisher, bald and golden eagles, a land of black bears and grizzlies, elk, lynx, wolverine, marten, and even a handful of humans.
This Mortal Coil
But during the outbreak, lachlan was kidnapped by a shadowy organization called Cartaxus, leaving Cat to survive the last two years on her own. I was shocked. Npr “stunning twists and turns. Bccb starred review in this gripping debut novel, seventeen-year-old Cat must use her gene-hacking skills to decode her late father’s message concealing a vaccine to a horrifying plague.
Catarina Agatta is a hacker. Lachlan agatta, a legendary geneticist who may be the last hope for defeating a plague that has brought humanity to the brink of extinction. When a cartaxus soldier, arrives with news that her father has been killed, Cole, Cat’s instincts tell her it’s just another Cartaxus lie.
But cole also brings a message: before Lachlan died, he managed to create a vaccine, and Cole needs Cat’s help to release it and save the human race. That’s no surprise, since Cat’s father is Dr. Redefines ‘unputdownable. Amie kaufman, new york Times bestselling author of Iluminae “I was thrilled.
She can cripple mainframes and crash through firewalls, but that’s not what makes her special. Now cat must decide who she can trust: the soldier with secrets of his own? The father who made her promise to hide from Cartaxus at all costs? In a world where nature itself can be rewritten, how much can she even trust herself?
In cat’s world, people are implanted with technology to recode their DNA, allowing them to change their bodies in any way they want.
The Portable Greek Historians: The Essence of Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Polybius Portable Library
Essential passages from the works of four "fathers of history"—Herodotus's History, Xenophon's Anabasis, Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War, and Polybius's Histories.
Determined but doomed, Antigone shows her inner strength throughout the play. Emotions fly as she challenges the king for the right to bury her own brother. The daughter of oedipus and jocasta, Antigone is an unconventional heroine who pits her beliefs against the King of Thebes in a bloody test of wills that leaves few unharmed.
Beautifully designed and carefully proofed for digital publication, unabridged, this new edition includes:•Detailed Introduction related to the theater practices & traditions of ancient Greece;•Introduction to the play;•A number of detailed footnotes;•Expansive Bibliography;•10 unique illustrations;•Complete, and formatted text for kindle to improve your reading experience;•Table of Contents with Quick Navigation.
The curse placed on oedipus lingers and haunts a younger generation in this new and brilliant translation of Sophocles' classic drama.
Henry V The Pelican Shakespeare
R. . With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Braunmuller and stephen orgel The legendary Pelican Shakespeare series features authoritative and meticulously researched texts paired with scholarship by renowned Shakespeareans.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Updated by general editors Stephen Orgel and A. Each book includes an essay on the theatrical world of Shakespeare’s time, an introduction to the individual play, and a detailed note on the text used. With definitive texts and illuminating essays, the Pelican Shakespeare will remain a valued resource for students, teachers, and theater professionals for many years to come.
The acclaimed Pelican Shakespeare series edited by A. Braunmuller, these easy-to-read editions incorporate over thirty years of Shakespeare scholarship undertaken since the original series, edited by Alfred Harbage, appeared between 1956 and 1967. R.
The Divine Comedy of Dante Alighieri The Inferno
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Julius Caesar Folger Shakespeare Library
Renaissance writers disagreed over the assassination, a leading conspirator, seeing Brutus, as either hero or villain. Shakespeare may have written Julius Caesar as the first of his plays to be performed at the Globe, in 1599. In addition to exhibitions open to the public throughout the year, the Folger offers a full calendar of performances and programs.
The authoritative edition of julius caesar from the folger shakespeare library, is home to the world’s largest collection of shakespeare’s printed works, includes: -the exact text of the printed book for easy cross-reference -Hundreds of hypertext links for instant navigation -Freshly edited text based on the best early printed version of the play -Newly revised explanatory notes conveniently linked to the text of the play -Scene-by-scene plot summaries -A key to the play’s famous lines and phrases -An introduction to reading Shakespeare’s language -An essay by a leading Shakespeare scholar providing a modern perspective on the play -Fresh images from the Folger Shakespeare Library’s vast holdings of rare books -An annotated guide to further reading Essay by Coppélia Kahn The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, DC, the trusted and widely used Shakespeare series for students and general readers, and a magnet for Shakespeare scholars from around the globe.
For more information, visit Folger. Edu. Shakespeare’s play keeps this debate alive. For it, he turned to a key event in Roman history: Caesar’s death at the hands of friends and fellow politicians.
The Rise of the Roman Empire Classics
An active participant of the politics of his time as well as a friend of many prominent Roman citizens, Polybius drew on many eyewitness accounts in writing this cornerstone work of history. The greek statesman Polybius c. 200–118 bc wrote his account of the relentless growth of the Roman Empire in order to help his fellow countrymen understand how their world came to be dominated by Rome.
Opening with the punic war in 264 bc, he vividly records the critical stages of Roman expansion: its campaigns throughout the Mediterranean, the temporary setbacks inflicted by Hannibal and the final destruction of Carthage.