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- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00
Our understanding of past societies is shaped by the media that constitute their cultural practices. The essays in this volume examine the specific forms by which Ancient Greek and Roman civilizations presented themselves in literature and inscriptions, sculpture and monuments, habitats and rituals. They explore the question of how the ways that media... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 126.00
Past scholarship described the fourth century BC as an age of theatrical decline. This book, the first to explore all aspects of fourth-century theatre, reveals it to be an epoch of unparalleled expansion and innovation. 19 leading scholars evaluate the evidence for fourth-century drama to become the pre-eminent cultural institution of the ancient... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95
This volume introduces the reader to every important aspect of the society of Sparta, the dominant power in southern Greece from the seventh century B.C. and the great rival of Athens in the fifth and fourth centuries. Michael Whitby presents essays on key aspects of Spartan history and society, by some of the leading classicists in the world, such... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00
Philosophy and rhetoric became integral elements of Athenian culture. This development was accompanied by a critical discourse that questioned their educational use and warned of its dire consequences for peaceful coexistence in the polis. This study provides the first detailed examination of this critical discourse. more...
- Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 13.95
The greatest hero of Ancient Greece, Hercules battled gods, men and monsters in a lifetime of violence and destruction. Today, Hercules is best known for his 'twelve labors', a series of near-impossible tasks assigned to him as punishment for the killing of his wife and children. During those tasks, he slew the multi-headed hydra, wrestled with Cerberus,... more...
- Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 19.99
One of Western history?s greatest books springs to life in Tom Holland?s vibrant new translation Herodotus of Halicarnassus?who was hailed by Cicero as ?the father of history??wrote his histories around 440 BC. It is the earliest surviving work of nonfiction and a thrilling narrative account of (among other things) the war between the Persian... more...
- Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 129.35
Tyrants and tyranny are more than the antithesis of democracy and the mark of political failure: they are a dynamic response to social and political pressures. This book examines the autocratic rulers and dynasties of classical Greece and Rome and the changing concepts of tyranny in political thought and culture. It brings together historians, political... more...
- Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 17.00
A rousing history of the world's first dominant navy and the towering empire it built The Athenian Navy was one of the finest fighting forces in the history of the world. It engineered a civilization, empowered the world's first democracy, and led a band of ordinary citizens on a voyage of discovery that altered the course of history. With Lords... more...
- DK Publishing 2005; US$ 18.95
The incredible influence of Ancient Greek culture on everything from sicence to literature to politics continues to be relevant and hotly debated. In 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Ancient Greece', you are invited to meet the Ancient Greeks and to understand their legacy by entering their world. Profiles the most important contributions of Greek culture,... more...
- Wiley 2008; US$ 121.95
Original and comprehensive, Magic in the Ancient Greek World takes the reader inside both the social imagination and the ritual reality that made magic possible in ancient Greece. Explores the widespread use of spells, drugs, curse tablets, and figurines, and the practitioners of magic in the ancient world Uncovers how magic worked. Was it... more...