The Iliad

Dating to the ninth century B.C., Homer s timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as it moves inexorably to the wrenching, tragic conclusion of the Trojan War Renowned classicist Ber

Meditations

Written in Greek by the only Roman emperor who was also a philosopher, without any intention of publication, the Meditations of Marcus Aurelius offer a remarkable series of challenging spiritual reflections and exercises developed as the emperor struggled to understand himself and make sense of the

Metamorphoses

Prized through the ages for its splendor and its savage, sophisticated wit, The Metamorphoses is a masterpiece of Western culture the first attempt to link all the Greek myths, before and after Homer, in a cohesive whole, to the Roman myths of Ovid s day Horace Gregory, in this modern translation,

The Odyssey

Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns ndriven time and again off course, once he had plundered nthe hallowed heights of Troy n nSo begins Robert Fagles magnificent translation of the Odyssey, which Jasper Griffin in The New York Times Review of Books hails as a distinguished achiev

Camouflage

Two aliens have wandered Earth for centuries The Changeling has survived by adapting the forms of many different organisms The Chameleon destroys anything or anyone that threatens it.Now, a sunken relic that holds the key to their origins calls to them to take them home but the Chameleon has decid

The Histories

One of the masterpieces of classical literature, the Histories describes how a small and quarrelsome band of Greek city states united to repel the might of the Persian empire But while this epic struggle forms the core of his work, Herodotus natural curiosity frequently gives rise to colorful di

Discord's Apple

When Evie Walker goes home to spend time with her dying father, she discovers that his creaky old house in Hope s Fort, Colorado, is not the only legacy she stands to inherit Hidden behind the old basement door is a secret and magical storeroom, a place where wondrous treasures from myth and legend