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Combining the skills of a poet and scholar, Robert Fagles brings the energy of contemporary language to this enduring heroic epic. Here again, to savor, fagles has performed the translator's task magnificently, giving us an Odyssey to read aloud, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery.
The Portable Greek Historians: The Essence of Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Polybius Viking Portable LibraryPenguin Classics #ad - Penguin Books. Penguin. 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.
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Used book in Good Condition. Terry kleeman and tracy barrett use a rich variety of intriguing primary sources-turtle shells, warriors, folk songs, farmers, and more-to construct a lively history of the politicians, poetry, an ancient wall, clay pots, and philosophers who created and shaped the ancient Chinese world.
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