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- Philipp von Zabern Verlag 2012; US$ 17.25
Hauptbeschreibung Philosophen, die sich selbst auf dem Markt anbieten - diese verblüffende Idee von Lukian greift Rainer Nickel in seinem Buch auf. Er nutzt den satirischen Dialog des antiken Denkers, um einen Streifzug durch die griechische Philosophiegeschichte zu unternehmen und verknüpft so eine antike Satire mit einer modernen Einführung in... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 182.00
Among the many versions of the Alexander Romance, originating from Alexandria, 3rd century AD, the long Byzantine Alexander Poem takes a special place. It is transmitted in only one miscellaneous manuscript, Ms. Marcianus Graecus 408, and numbers 6130 ?political? (fifteen-syllable) verses. This volume presents a new critical edition of the Byzantine... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 34.95
This groundbreaking volume explores Plutarch's unique survival in the argument that animals are rational and sentient, and that we, as humans, must take notice of their interests. Exploring Plutarch's three animal-related treatises, as well as passages from his ethical treatises, Stephen Newmyer examines arguments that, strikingly, foreshadow... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 140.00
This volume brings together historical, archaeological and religious studies approaches to offer a fresh survey of current trends in the analysis of the social and political role of priests and priestesses of civic cults from the Hellenistic period into Imperial times. The presentation and representation of priesthoods and individual priests are discussed... more...
- Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 13.99
The ancient Greeks were a wonderful people. They gave us democracy, drama, and philosophy, and many forms of art and branches of science would be inconceivable without their influence. And yet, they were capable of the most outlandish behavior, preposterous beliefs, and ludicrous opinions. Like its companion volume, A Cabinet of Roman Curiosities,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 41.95
Athens and Sparta is an essential handbook to the study of fifth century Greek history and society. It encourages the reader to engage critically with the evidence, presenting a wide selection of ancient source material along with clear analysis and narrative. This fully revised and updated second edition contains a new appendix on the controversy... more...
- Taylor and Francis 1996; US$ 39.95
Aspects of Greek History offers an indispensable introduction to the central period of Greek History for all students of classics. Chapter by chapter, the relevant historical periods from the age of colonization to Alexander the Great are reconstructed. Emphasis is laid on the interpretation of the available sources, and the book sets out to give... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 24.95
Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives,' written at the beginning of the second century A.D., form a brilliant social history of the ancient world. They were originally presented in a series of books that gave an account of one Greek and one Roman life, followed by a comparison of the two: Theseus and Romulus, Alcibiades and Coriolanus, Demosthenes and Cicero,... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 16.00
What was it like to attend the ancient Olympic Games? With the summer Olympics? return to Athens, Tony Perrottet delves into the ancient world and lets the Greek Games begin again. The acclaimed author of Pagan Holiday brings attitude, erudition, and humor to the fascinating story of the original Olympic festival, tracking the event day by day... more...
- University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95
Polybius was a Greek statesman and political prisoner of Rome in the second century B.C.E. His Histories provide the earliest continuous narrative of the rise of the Roman Empire. In this original study informed by recent work in cultural studies and on ethnicity, Craige Champion demonstrates that Polybius's work performs a literary and political balancing... more...