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  • How Philosophers Saved Mythsby Luc Brisson; Catherine Tihanyi

    University of Chicago Press 2008; US$ 21.00

    This study explains how the myths of Greece and Rome were transmitted from antiquity to the Renaissance. Luc Brisson argues that philosophy was ironically responsible for saving myth from historical annihilation. Although philosophy was initially critical of myth because it could not be declared true or false and because it was inferior to argumentation,... 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...

  • The Ajax Dilemmaby Paul Woodruff

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 10.99

    A leading philosopher shows how the story of Ajax and Odysseus sheds new light on the contentious issue of disproportionate rewards in contemporary American society. more...

  • The Greek City Statesby P. J. Rhodes

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    Selection of translated texts focusing primarily on political institutions and political activity in ancient Greece. more...

  • Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worldsby Daniel Ogden

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 27.99

    In a culture where the supernatural possessed an immediacy now strange to us, magic was of great importance both in the literary and mythic tradition and in ritual practice. Recently, ancient magic has hit a high in popularity, both as an area of scholarly inquiry and as one of general, popular interest. In Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek... 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...

  • Understand Greek Civilization: Teach Yourselfby John Purkiss

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 12.99

    This remarkable and original introduction to Greek civilization starts with a tour of Greece, and uses real sights which you can visit today as a starting point for discussions of all aspects of Greek life. From art and architecture, to politics and propaganda, this is a unique and accessible guide to the civlizaton that shaped the world as it is... more...

  • Telling, Turning Moments in the Classical Political Worldby Jan H. Blits

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 80.00

    Turning, Telling Moments in the Classical Political World examines developments in the classical political world which are both turning and telling moments. All the moments-from Theseus's founding of Athens to Augustus's establishment of the Principate-possess the double character of being turning points and revealing fundamental aspects of the ancient... more...

  • Childhood in Ancient Athensby Lesley A. Beaumont

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    Childhood in Ancient Athens offers an in-depth study of children during the heyday of the Athenian city state, thereby illuminating a significant social group largely ignored by most ancient and modern authors alike. It concentrates not only on the child's own experience, but also examines the perceptions of children and childhood by Athenian society:... more...

  • Onomatologosby R. W. V. Catling; F. Marchand; M. Sasanow

    Oxbow Books 2010; US$ 82.18

    Onomatologos is a term used in later antiquity to describe eminent lexicographers such as Hesychius and Pollux as 'collectors of words', but here it is used as the title for a major volume of papers prepared in honour of Elaine Matthews, recently retired long-serving editor of the Lexicon of Greek Personal Names ( LGPN ): a 'collector of names'.... more...