The Aeneid Virgil—Great epic of the Trojan prince, Aeneas, the legendary founder of Rome. A classic of European literature. 366p-sc $10
Beowulf—The great Anglo-Saxon epic, which recalls the life and outlook of a heroic pre-Christian age. 122p-sc $10
The Death of King Arthur tr. Cable—The great medieval French epic of chivalry, La Mort le Roi Artu. It is the story of the illicit love of the invincible Lancelot and the beautiful Queen Guinevere, of the last days of the Round Table, of the treachery of the foul Mordred, and of the destruction of Camelot and the Kingdom of Logres. 235p-sc $12
Eyrbyggja Saga—Mixing realism with Gothic imagination, this interesting work dramatizes a 13th century view of the past, from the pagan anarchy of the Viking Age to the settlement of Iceland and the beginnings of organized society. One of the first historical novels of Europe. A welcome addition to your collection of Norse sagas. Map 177p-sc $14
Germanic Mythology Grimm—In this classic work, one of the famous Brothers Grimm gives a fascinating account of the myths of the early Germanic people, which were distorted and co-opted by the Christian church following its bloody suppresion of the indigenous Northern folk culture. Offers invaluable insight into the deep spiritual perception of the pre-Christian Germans, who recognized in Nature and the natural order in their own connection with the Divine 149p-sc $20
The Illiad Homer—The greatest epic poem of all: Gods, goddesses, and mighty heroes clash in a war between Greeks and Trojans. The healthy social values and warrior ethos of the ancient Hellenes are revealed in this immortal story set in the siege of Troy. 469p-sc $10
The Illiad and the Odyssey—The story of the Trojan War and the adventures of the Odysseus are brought to life for today's young readers in this prose translation. With bold color illustrations on every page, this is an opportunity for them to meet Olympian gods and experience the excitement and grandeur of Homer's immortal tales. 152p-hc/oversize $20
Laxdaela Saga—This great 13th century romance is one of the best-loved Icelandic sagas. It is the story of Gudrun Osvífsdottir, the imperious beauty who is forced to marry her lover's best friend, and the tragic consequences that result. Based on actual historical events. (1) 272p-sc $16
Njal's Saga—Based on historical events of the 10th century, the mightiest of the Icelandic prose tells of a 50year blood feud—from its violent beginning to its tragic end in fire and death. 378p-sc $16
The Odyssey Homer—Prose translation of the mighty epic poem recounting the adventures, travels and climactic homecoming of the Greek warrior-hero Odysseus, "who roamed the wide world after he had sacked the holy citadel of Troy." 367p-sc $16
The Poetic Edda tr. Hollander—Classic repository of Norse mythology and heroic lore, embodying the ethical views and cultural cultural life of the North during the late heathen and early Christian times. 343p-sc $25
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