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  • Eureka Manby Alan Hirshfeld

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    Many of us know little about Archimedes other than his "Eureka" exclamation upon discovering that he could immerse an object in a full tub of water and measure the spillage to determine the object's weight. That seemingly simple observation not only proved to King Hieron II of Syracuse that a certain amount of silver had been used in what was supposed... more...

  • Xenophon's Cyrus the Greatby Larry Hedrick; Xenophon

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 17.99

    Twenty-five hundred years ago Cyrus, a great Persian leader of wisdom and virtue, created the Persian Empire, conquered Babylon, freed forty thousand Jews from captivity, wrote mankind's first human rights charter, and ruled over those he had defeated with respect and benevolence.   The Iranians came to regard Cyrus as "The Father," the Babylonians... more...

  • International Law in Antiquityby David J. Bederman

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 62.00

    Reevaluation of the origins of international law, examining ancient Greece, Rome and the Near East. more...

  • Pseudo-Kodinos and the Constantinopolitan Courtby Ruth Macrides; J.A. Munitiz; Dimiter Angelov

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 149.95

    The work known as Pseudo-Kodinos, the fourteenth-century text which is one of two surviving ceremonial books from the Byzantine empire, is presented here for the first time in English translation. With facing page Greek text and the first in-depth analysis in the form of commentary and individual studies on the hierarchy, the ceremonies, court attire,... more...

  • The Hemlock Cupby Bettany Hughes

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.55

    We think the way we do because Socrates thought the way he did. His aphorism 'The unexamined life is not worth living' may have originated twenty-five centuries ago, but it is a founding principle of modern life. For seventy years Socrates was a vigorous citizen of Golden Age Athens, philosophising in the squares and public arenas rather than in... more...

  • The Peloponnesian Warby Thucydides; Steven Lattimore

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1998; US$ 15.95

    The first unabridged translation into American English, and the first to take into account the wealth of Thucydidean scholarship of the last half of the twentieth century, Steven Lattimore's translation sets a new standard for accuracy and reliability. more...

  • On the Trail of the Women Warriorsby Lyn Webster Wilde

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    "Golden-shielded, silver-sworded, man-loving, male-child slaughtering Amazons." That is how the fifth century Greek historian Hellanicus described the Amazons, and they have fascinated society ever since. Did they really exist? Until recently scholars consigned them to the world of myth, but Lyn Webster Wilde journeyed into the homeland of the Amazons,... 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...

  • 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...

  • Gewalt und Ästhetikby Martin Vöhler; Bernd Seidensticker

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 133.00

    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 to tragedy... more...