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- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
The Histories of Herodotus of Halicarnassus is considered the first work of history in Western literature. Written about 440 BC in the Ionic dialect of classical Greek, The Histories tells the story of the Greco-Persian Wars between the Achaemenid Empire and the Greek city-states in the 5th century BC. Herodotus travelled extensively around the ancient... more...
- University of California Press 2008; US$ 15.95
The seer ( mantis ), an expert in the art of divination, operated in ancient Greek society through a combination of charismatic inspiration and diverse skills ranging from examining the livers of sacrificed animals to spirit possession. Unlike the palm readers and mediums who exist on the fringe of modern society, many seers were highly paid, well... more...
- Henry Holt and Co. 2015; US$ 8.99
A lively and accessible history of Athens's rise to greatness, from one of the foremost classical historians. The definitive account of Athens in the age of Pericles, Christian Meier's gripping study begins with the Greek triumph over Persia at the Battle of Salamis, one of the most significant military victories in history. Meier shows how that... 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$ 140.00
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... 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$ 52.00
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...