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- Basic Books 2013; US$ 24.00
Geometry defines the world around us, helping us make sense of everything from architecture to military science to fashion. And for over two thousand years, geometry has been equated with Euclid?s Elements , arguably the most influential book in the history of mathematics In The King of Infinite Space , renowned mathematics writer David Berlinski... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00
Greek pottery was exported around the ancient world in vast quantities over a period of several centuries. This book focuses on the Greek pottery consumed by people in the western Mediterranean and trans-Alpine Europe from 800-300 BCE, attempting to understand the distribution of vases, and particularly the reasons why people who were not Greek decided... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00
The Hellenistic era witnessed the overlap of antiquity?s two great Western civilizations, the Greek and the Roman. This was the epoch of Alexander?s vast expansion of the Greco-Macedonian world, the rise and fall of his successors? major dynasties in Egypt and Asia, and, ultimately, the establishment of Rome as the first Mediterranean superpower. ... more...
- MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99
Complete interlinked edition. Table of Contents Introduction. By Henry Cabot Lodge. Herodotus-(Born probably in 484 b.c., died probably in 424.). I: Solon''s Words of Wisdom to Cr?sus. (From Book I of the "History." Translated by Rawlinson). II: Babylon and Its Capture by Cyrus. (From Book I of the "History." Translated... more...
- De Gruyter 2006; US$ 126.00
Violence and the forms of its representation are a long neglected central element of Classical Greece. After reviewing the history of the 5th century BC with its intensive experience of violence, the studies in this volume examine the tension between violence and aesthetics in the fields of myth, cult, and literature with particular reference to tragedy... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00
In Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea , his fourth volume to explore ?the hinges of history,? Thomas Cahill escorts the reader on another entertaining?and historically unassailable?journey through the landmarks of art and bloodshed that defined Greek culture nearly three millennia ago. In the city-states of Athens and Sparta and throughout the Greek... more...
- The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99
This historically renowned oration was presented by Socrates in his own defense after he had been formally accused of corrupting the youth of Athens. It is not an apology in the traditional sense of expressing remorse for one's actions; rather, Socrates' Apology (recorded by his faithful student and protege Plato) is a succinct and compelling... more...
- Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 45.00
In this ground-breaking analysis of the world's first private banks, Edward Cohen convincingly demonstrates the existence and functioning of a market economy in ancient Athens while revising our understanding of the society itself. Challenging the "primitivistic" view, in which bankers are merely pawnbrokers and money-changers, Cohen reveals that... more...