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  • Alexander The Greatby James S. Romm; Diodorus; Plutarch

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2005; US$ 11.50

    Comprising relevant selections from the four ancient writers whose portraits of Alexander the Great still survive?Arrian, Diodorus, Plutarch, and Quintus Curtius?this volume provides a complete narrative of the important events in Alexander's life. The Introduction sets these works in historical context, stretching from the conclusion of the Peloponnesian... more...

  • In the Light of Scienceby Demetris Nicolaides

    Prometheus Books 2014; US$ 11.99

    The birth of science in ancient Greece had a historical impact that is still being felt today. Physicist Demetris Nicolaides examines the epochal shift in thinking that led pre-Socratic philosophers of the sixth and fifth centuries BCE to abandon the prevailing mythologies of the age and, for the first time, to analyze the natural world in terms of... more...

  • The Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Romeby E M Berens; Joe Larkins

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 10.49

    This excellent eBook gives the reader a knowledge of a huge number of myths and legends of the classicial civilisation era. Including sections on Greek and Roman Gods, Minor Deities, Heroes and the practices of the time, it also includes a large number of illustrations. This version has been specially formatted for today's e-readers, and is a fantastic... more...

  • 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 Ancient Olympicsby Nigel Spivey

    Oxford University Press 2004; US$ 17.99

    The word 'athletics' is derived from the Greek verb 'to struggle for a prize'. After reading this book, no one will see the Olympics as a graceful display of Greek beauty again, but as war by other means.Nigel Spivey paints a portrait of the Greek Olympics as they really were - fierce contests between bitter rivals, in which victors... more...

  • Why Homer Mattersby Adam Nicolson

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 30.99

    "Adam Nicolson writes popular books as popular books used to be, a breeze rather than a scholarly sweat, but humanely erudite, elegantly written, passionately felt?and his excitement is contagious."?James Wood, The New Yorker Adam Nicolson employs Homeric thinking as the foundation myth to understand the evolution of Greek consciousness and to... more...

  • Cities Called Athensby Kevin F. Daly; Lee Ann Riccardi; Wendy E. Closterman; Sean Hemingway; Laura Gawlinski; Catherine M. Keesling; Nancy Klein; Elizabeth Langridge-Noti; Mark Lawall; Kathleen Lynch; Camilla MacKay; Jeremy McInerney; Molly Richardson; Christina Salowey

    Bucknell University Press 2014; US$ 99.99

    The fourteen essays in this volume share new and evolving knowledge, theories, and observations about the city of Athens or the region of Attica. The contents include essays on topography, architecture, religion and cult, sculpture, ceramic studies, iconography, epigraphy, trade, and drama. more...

  • Greece 484 b.c.-200 a.d.by MobileReference

    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...

  • Apologyby Benjamin Jowett

    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...

  • From Democrats to Kingsby Michael Scott

    Overlook 2010; US$ 19.99

    Michael Scott explores the dramatic and little-known story of how the ancient world was turned from a democracy into a monarchy in this superb example of popular history writing. more...