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  • On the War for Greek Freedomby Herodotus; Samuel Shirley; James Romm

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 9.95

    Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language, history, and culture, this new abridgment presents those selections that comprise Herodotus’ historical narrative. These are meticulously annotated, and supplemented with a chronology of the Archaic Age, Historical Epilogue, glossary of main characters and places, index... more...

  • The Essential Homerby Homer; Sheila Murnaghan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2000; US$ 14.50

    Selections from both Iliad and Odyssey , made with an eye for those episodes that figure most prominently in the study of mythology. more...

  • The Historiesby Herodotus; Robin Waterfield; Carolyn Dewald

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 6.99 US$ 6.01

    Herodotus is not only known as the `father of history', as Cicero called him, but also the father of ethnography; as well as charting the historical background to the Persian Wars, his curiosity also prompts frequent digression on the cultures of the peoples he introduces. While much of the information he gives has proved to be astonishingly accurate,... more...

  • Areteby Stephen G. Miller

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76

    From the informal games of Homer's time to the highly organized contests of the Roman world, Miller has compileda trove of ancient sources: Plutarch on boxing, Aristotle on the pentathlon, Philostratos on the buying and selling of victories, Vitruvius on literary competitions, and Xenophon on female body building. more...

  • A History of the Archaic Greek World, ca. 1200-479 BCEby Jonathan M. Hall

    Wiley 2013; US$ 48.95 US$ 42.42

    A History of the Archaic Greek World offers a theme-based approach to the development of the Greek world in the years 1200-479 BCE. Updated and extended in this edition to include two new sections, expanded geographical coverage, a guide to electronic resources, and more illustrations Takes a critical and analytical look at evidence about... more...

  • On Justice, Power, and Human Natureby Thucydides; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1993; US$ 11.50

    Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language and culture, this collection of extracts from The History of the Peloponnesian War includes those passages that shed most light on Thucydides? political theory--famous as well as important but lesser-known pieces frequently overlooked by nonspecialists. Newly translated... more...

  • Race and Ethnicity in the Classical Worldby Rebecca F. Kennedy; C. Sydnor Roy; Max L. Goldman

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2013; US$ 16.95

    By offering fluent, accurate translations of extracts and fragments from a wide assortment of ancient texts, this volume allows a comprehensive overview of ancient Greek and Roman concepts of "otherness," as well as Greek and Roman views of non-Greeks and non-Romans. A general introduction, thorough annotation, maps, a select bibliography, and an index... more...

  • The Hellenistic Ageby Peter Green

    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...

  • Gewalt und Ästhetikby Bernd Seidensticker; Martin Vöhler

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 119.71

    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...

  • Sailing the Wine-Dark Seaby Thomas Cahill

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 17.00

    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...