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            Aeneid

            Aeneid (Paperback)

            By Virgil; Translated by Ahl, Frederick

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            Frederick Ahl's new translation captures the excitement, poetic energy, and intellectual force of Virgil's epic poem in a way that has never been done before. Echoing the Virgilian hexameter the verse stays almost line for line with the original in a thrillingly accurate and enga...ging style.
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            ISBN 9780199231959
            Released NZ 10 Oct 2008
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S1)
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Oxford World's Classics
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            Orpheus: The Song of Life

            Orpheus: The Song of Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wroe, Ann

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            For at least two and a half millennia, the figure of Orpheus has haunted humanity. Half-man, half-god, musician, magician, theologian, poet and lover, his story never leaves us. The author goes in search of Orpheus, from the forests where he walked and the mountains where he wors...hipped to the artefacts, texts and philosophies built up round him.
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            ISBN 9781845951689
            Released NZ 15 Jul 2012
            Publisher Vintage
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Searches for Tradition: Past and Present in New Zealand Music
             

            Searches for Tradition: Past and Present in New Zealand Music (Paperback)

            Edited by Brown, Michael; Owens, Samantha; Perris, Simon

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            Searches for Tradition presents case studies drawn from a broad spectrum of genres, cultures and historical periods, from investigations of New Zealand's colonial music to fresh consideration of Lilburn's legacy, from corners of the jazz scene to the contemporary revitalization o...f taonga puoro.
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            ISBN 9781776561773
            Published NZ 14 Dec 2017
            Publisher Victoria University Press
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            Greek Mythology: A Traveller's Guide from Mount Olympus to Troy

            Greek Mythology: A Traveller's Guide from Mount Olympus to Troy (Hardback)

            By Stuttard, David; Watkins, Lis

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            A hands-on traveler's guide to the enthralling tales of Greek mythology, organized around the cities and landscapes where the events are set

            ISBN 9780500518328
            Released NZ 1 Jun 2016
            Publisher Thames and Hudson (Australia)
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Penguin Classics Book

            The Penguin Classics Book (Hardback)

            By Eliot, Henry

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            A complete and wondrous guide to all of the Penguin Classics, from the Creative Editor of the series Penguin Classics is the largest and best-known classics imprint in the world. From The Epic of Gilgamesh to the poetry of the First World War, and covering all the greatest works ...of fiction, poetry, drama, history and philosophy in between, this reader's companion encompasses 500 authors, 1,200 books and 4,000 years of world literature. Stuffed full of stories, author biographies, book summaries and recommendations, and illustrated with thousands of historic Penguin Classic covers, this is an exhilarating and comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to explore and discover the best books ever written.
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            ISBN 9780241320853
            Released NZ 19 Nov 2018
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Dragon Lords: The History and Legends of Viking England
             

            Dragon Lords: The History and Legends of Viking England (Hardback)

            By Parker, Eleanor

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            Why did the Vikings sail to England? Were they indiscriminate raiders, motivated solely by bloodlust and plunder? One narrative, the stereotypical one, might have it so. But locked away in the buried history of the British Isles are other, far richer and more nuanced, stories; an...d these hidden tales paint a picture very different from the ferocious pillagers of popular repute. Eleanor Parker here unlocks secrets that point to more complex motivations within the marauding army that in the late ninth century voyaged to the shores of eastern England in its sleek, dragon-prowed longships. Exploring legends from forgotten medieval texts, and across the varied Anglo-Saxon regions, she depicts Vikings who came not just to raid but also to settle personal feuds, intervene in English politics and find a place to call home. Native tales reveal the links to famous Vikings like Ragnar Lothbrok and his sons; Cnut; and Havelok the Dane. Each myth shows how the legacy of the newcomers can still be traced in landscape, place-names and local history. This book uncovers the remarkable degree to which England is Viking to its core.
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            ISBN 9781350124998
            Released NZ 2 May 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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            Sappho
             

            Sappho (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 3rd edition)

            By Sappho; Foreword by Fitts, Dudley; Translated by Barnard, Mary

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            A collection of poems that presents the woman whom the Greeks consider to be their greatest lyric poet.

            ISBN 9780520272934
            Released NZ 15 Jun 2012
            Publisher University of California Press
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            In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny

            In the Shadow of Vesuvius: A Life of Pliny (Hardback)

            By Dunn, Daisy

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            ISBN 9780008211097
            Released NZ 27 Jun 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            From Olympus to Camelot: The World of European Mythology
             

            From Olympus to Camelot: The World of European Mythology (Hardback, illustrated edition)

            By Leeming, David )

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            From Iceland to India, from prehistoric cave paintings and fertility figurines to such modern-day 'myths' as the invisible hand, the Oedipal conflict and Schrodinger's cat, the author's treatise on comparative mythology covers a lot of ground.

            ISBN 9780195143614
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2003
            Publisher Oxford University Press (S3)
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            Virgil

            Virgil (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Keith, Alison

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            Hailed in his lifetime and in every generation thereafter as the supreme Roman poet, Publius Vergilius Maro (70-19 BCE), otherwise known as Virgil, wrote three books of hexameter verse that defined the golden age of Latin poetry. Virgil, as Alison Keith shows, has never gone out ...of critical or popular fashion. His ascent from the lesser genre of pastoral (the Bucolics) through a more ambitious didactic mode (the Georgics) to the soaring heights of epic (the incomparable Aeneid) inspired countless other authors, starting with his younger contemporary Ovid and continuing through the medieval writers Dante and Petrarch and the early modern poets Spenser and Milton. This wide-ranging introduction appraises a figure of central importance in the history of Western music, art and literature. Offering close readings of the Bucolics, Georgics and Aeneid, Keith places Virgil and his poetry in historical context before tracing their impact at key moments in the culture of the West. Emphasis is placed on reception, and on how Virgil has attracted modern interest from writers as diverse as T S Eliot and Ursula K Le Guin.
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            ISBN 9781848859203
            Released NZ 12 Dec 2019
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age 19+ years
            Series Understanding Classics
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