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The Whole Bloody Bird (Obs, Aphs & Pomes)

by Layton, Irving

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1969
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Toronto: McClelland & Stewart, 1969 Given a Canada Council Grant in 1967 Irving Layton went to Greece, Israel, India and Nepal. The result is"One way of regarding this book is to think of my 1968 journal as exploding into obersvations, aphorisms and Poems...I decided to publish excerpts and selections.. I thought that, flanked by poems, mostly written this year,… Read more
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The Centaur

by Updike, John

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1964
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First Pbk.Ed.
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New York: Fawcett Crest, 1964 "The story concerns George Caldwell, a school teacher, and his son Peter, outside of Alton (i.e., Reading), Pennsylvania. The novel explores the relationship between the depressive Caldwell and his anxious son... One thing George and Peter share is the desire to get out, to escape their hometown. Updike drew on the myths of antiquity… Read more
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Under Helicon : Journeys in the Mediterranean

by Tremayne, Penelope

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Published
1987
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Very Good
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1st.UK Ed..
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9780907018544
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Cornwall: Tabb House, 1987 Poems and descriptions of places in Greece, Cyprus and the Mediterranean, illustrated by photographs. 100p. map. 1st.UK Ed... Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. Illus. by Gut Gravett.
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Inventing Paradise : The Greek Journey 1937-1947

by Keeley Edmund

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1999
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1st.US Ed..
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9780374177171
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New York: Farrar,Strauss & Giroux, 1999 In pre-war Greece Lawrence Durrell and Henry Miller discovered Greek literature and poetry from their friendship with George Seferis and George Katsimbalis.. 1st.US Ed... Hard Cover. New/New.
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The Trojan Women : A New Version By Gwendolyn MacEwen

by MacEwen, Gwendolyn

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1978
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Toronto: Toronto Arts Production Theatre, 1978 My version of the Trojan War differs from the original work of Euripides .. In this play the women also create wars...of a different kind...fought on another kind of battlefield" Programme for the performances of this play by TAP at the St.Lawrence Centre, Toronto from November 30-December 16 1978, Issued as TAP Theatre… Read more
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Mantissa

by Fowles, John

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Published
1982
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Fine
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1st Canadian Edition
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9780002226288
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Toronto: Collins, 1982 Stated first edition. "It consists entirely of a presumably imaginary dialogue in a writer's head, between himself and an embodiment of the Muse Erato, after he wakes amnesiac in a hospital bed." 196p.Crisp tight copy,appears unread. DJ is a liitle tanned with very slight scuffing.. 1st Canadian Edition. Hardcover. Fine/Near Fine.
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Children of Daedala

by Smith, Caighlan

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2018
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9781630790868
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North Mankato MN: Switch Press, 2018 Six months alone in the labyrinth has made her strong. But the search for the exit means gambling on an old 'friend' and going against everything she's been taught to survive. You know the labyrinth will have yet more horrors lurking in its depths. You've learned few people can be trusted. But freedom is… Read more
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Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea : Why the Greeks Matter (The Hinges of History Ser., Vol. 4)

by Cahill, Thomas

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2003
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9780385495530
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New York: Doubleday Publishing, 2003 Thomas Cahill brings his characteristic wit and style to a fascinating tour of ancient Greece. Explore the legacy, good and bad, of the ancient Greeks. the Greeks invented everything from Western warfare to mystical prayer, from logic to statecraft. Many of their achievements, particularly in art and philosophy, are widely celebrated, other important innovations and… Read more
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Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea : Why the Greeks Matter (The Hinges of History Ser., Vol. 4)

by Cahill, Thomas

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2003
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Large Type Edition
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9780375432316
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New York: Random House Large Type, 2003 Thomas Cahill brings his characteristic wit and style to a fascinating tour of ancient Greece. Explore the legacy, good and bad, of the ancient Greeks. the Greeks invented everything from Western warfare to mystical prayer, from logic to statecraft. Many of their achievements, particularly in art and philosophy, are widely celebrated, other important… Read more
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Sappho : a Play In Verse

by Durrell, Lawrence

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1967
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Reprint.
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London: Faber & Faber, 1967 Reprint.. Soft Cover. Very Good.
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Rhapsody to Krete

by Hryciuk, Marshall

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2007
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1st Can Ed.
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9780920489253
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Toronto: Imago Press, 2007 Poetry inspired by trhe author's love of Crete and the ancient Minoan culture.Unpaginated [62 pages] Endpapers of coloured hand-made paper. . 1st Can Ed.. Orginal Wraps. As New.
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Hercules. Ja¨mte efterskrift av Sten Lindroth och ordfo¨rklaringar av Carl Ivar Stahle

by Stiernhielm, Georg [Stiernhielmi, Georgi]

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1957
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Facsimile Edition
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Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksells/ Gebers Forlag , 1957 Stiernhielm [1598-1672) was the first Swedish poet to apply the verse meters of antique poets to the Swedish language, modifying their principle of long and short syllables to a principle of stressed and unstressed syllables, which better suits the phonology of Swedish. His most famous is "Hercules", an epic poem in… Read more
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Elpenor

by Giradoux, Jean

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1958
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1st US Edition.
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New York: Noonday Press, 1958 First American publication of this spoof of the classics, originally published in French in 1919 and translated for this edition by Richard Howard. Homer's Odyssey mentions Elpenor only once ("the first to die was Elpenor') ; Giraudoux has supplied the facts of this average man who just happened to be there when history was being… Read more
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Why So, Socrates? Why so Socrates?: A dramatic version of Plato's dialogues Euthyphro, Apology Crito & Phaedo

by Richards, I.A

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1964
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1st UK Edition.
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Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1964 "This is a dramatic version, in elegant simple English, of four dialogues of Plato: the Euthyphro, the Apology, the Crito, and the Phaedo. Placed together they form a play about the accusation, self-defence, imprisonment and death of Socrates." 58p.. 1st UK Edition.. Softcover. Very Good.
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Pancakes for the Queen of Babylon: Ten Poems for Nikos Gatsos

by Levi, Peter

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Published
1968
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Fine
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First Editon.
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9781111856151
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London: Anvil Press Poetry, 1968 Peter Levi's poetry needs no introduction to the many admirers of his three previous collections of poems: `The Gravel Ponds' (1960), `Water, Rock and Sand' (1961) and `Fresh Water, Sea Water' (1966). His new sequence of poems is a remarkable and unexpected work. Though they are not easy poems to grasp, their imagery is arresting;… Read more
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An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic

by Mendelsohn, Daniel .

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2017
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9780771057427
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Toronto: Signal Editions/McClelland & Stewart, 2017 When eighty-one-year-old Jay Mendelsohn decides to enroll in the undergraduate Odyssey seminar his son teaches at Bard College, the two find themselves on an adventure as profoundly emotional as it is intellectual. For Jay, a retired research scientist who sees the world through a mathematician's unforgiving eyes, this return to the classroom is his… Read more
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Beyond Greek: The Beginnings of Latin Literature

by Feeney, Denis

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2016
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9780674055230
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Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 2016 Virgil, Ovid, Cicero, Horace, and other authors of ancient Rome are so firmly established in the Western canon today that the birth of Latin literature seems inevitable. Yet, Denis Feeney boldly argues, the beginnings of Latin literature were anything but inevitable. The cultural flourishing that in time produced the Aeneid, the Metamorphoses, and other… Read more
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The Tyranny of Greece Over Germany

by Butler, E.M

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1958
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First Thus.
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Boston: Beacon Press, 1958 "A study of the influence exercised by Greek art and poetry over German writers of the 18th.19th. and 20th centuries" Originally published in 1935, this book provides a study of the powerful influence exercised by Ancient Greek culture on German writers from the eighteenth century onwards. The text takes as its starting point Johann Joachim Winckelmann… Read more
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The Sappho Companion

by Reynolds, Margaret

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2001
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First Pbk.Ed..
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9780099738619
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London: Vintage, 2001 "This remarkable anthology displays the way different periods have taken Sappho's haunting story, bringing together many difefrent kinds of work.We see her image change, recreated in Ovid's poetry and Boccaccio's takes, in translations by Pope, Rossetti, Swinburne and Baudelaire, and in the modern versions of Eavan Boland,Rith Pradel and Jeantte Winterson." 422p. bibliography.index.. First Pbk.Ed... Soft Cover.… Read more
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The Sappho Companion

by Reynolds, Margaret

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2001
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9780312239244
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New York: Palgrave / St.Martin's Press, 2001 'This remarkable anthology displays the way different periods have taken Sappho's haunting story, bringing together many different kinds of work.We see her image change, recreated in Ovid's poetry and Boccaccio's takes, in translations by Pope, Rossetti, Swinburne and Baudelaire, and in the modern versions of Evan Boland,Ruth Pradel and Jeanette Winterson." 422p.bibliography.index.. 1st… Read more
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