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- Quercus Publishing 2011; US$ 15.85
What is sport and why do we love it? These two questions drive David Potter's analysis of the western tradition of competitive athletics from eighth century BC to the sixth century AD. The story of ancient sport offers a paradigm for the tale of sport in our own time. Incorporating the latest research, 'The Victor's Crown' opens with an analysis of... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00
The importance of cultural contacts in the East Mediterranean has long been recognized and is the focus of ongoing international research. Fieldwork in the Aegean, Egypt, Cyprus, and the Levant continues to add to our understanding of the nature of this contact and its social and economic significance, particularly to the cultures of the Aegean. Despite... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 210.00
This book offers a fresh and timely perspectiveon the study of ancient art and archaeology. Through a series of essays, the volume explores the links between text and image and offers innovative readings of narrative scenes on pottery and sculpture. Topics treated include gender in antiquity, myth and art, and Athenian ritual and politics. This volume... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00
Nonnus, a 5th-century poet from Panopolis (Egypt), composed the Dionysiaca, a mythological epic in 48 books, as well as a paraphrase of the Gospel of St John. He has long been a neglected and misrepresented figure. These 24 essays by an international team of experts place the poet in his time?s educational, philosophical, religious and cultural context.... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 27.99
An elegant and entertaining account of the transformations of the Greek gods across the ages, from antiquity to the Renaissance and the present day The gods of Olympus are the most colorful characters of Greek civilization: even in antiquity, they were said to be cruel, oversexed, mad, or just plain silly. Yet for all their foibles and flaws,... more...
- Wiley 2013; US$ 195.00
A Companion to Plutarch offers a broad survey of the famous historian and biographer; a coherent, comprehensive, and elegant presentation of Plutarch’s thought and influence Constitutes the first survey of its kind, a unified and accessible guide that offers a comprehensive discussion of all major aspects of Plutarch’s oeuvre... more...
- Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95
In the seventh year of the Second Peloponnesian or 'Archidamian' War the Athenians occupied the promontory of Pylos on the west coast of the Peloponnese as a counterstroke to Sparta's repeated invasions of Attica. Over two days of fighting the small garrison beat off the Spartan army and fleet's determined efforts to dislodge it, and then the returning... more...
- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 134.99
This historical study of the theory of Utopian communism in ancient Greek thought identifies and assesses the reasons for the decline in Utopian traditions after 150 BC. The author examines the evidence of the survival of Utopian traditions; particularly their influence on early Christianity. more...
- Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 16.00
A gripping modern-day detective story about the scientific quest to understand the Oracle of Delphi Like Walking the Bible , this fascinating book turns a modern eye on an enduring legend. The Oracle of Delphi was one of the most influential figures in ancient Greece. Human mistress of the god Apollo, she had the power to enter into ecstatic communion... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99
The civilisation of the Ancient Greeks has been immensely influential on the language, politics, educational systems, philosophy, science and arts of Western culture. As well as instigating itself as the birthplace of the Olympics, Ancient Greece is famous for its literature, philosophy, mythology and the beautiful architecture- to which thousands... more...