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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The People of Platoby Debra Nails

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2002; US$ 24.95

    The People of Plato is the first study since 1823 devoted exclusively to the identification of, and relationships among, the individuals represented in the complete Platonic corpus. It provides details of their lives, and it enables one to consider the persons of Plato's works, and those of other Socratics, within a nexus of important political, social,... more...

  • Greek Heroes in and out of Hadesby Stamatia Dova

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 35.99

    Greek Heroes in and out of Hades is a study on heroism and mortality from Homer to Plato. Through systematic readings of a wide range of ancient Greek texts, Stamatia Dova offers innovative hermeneutic approaches to heroic character and a comprehensive overview of the theme of descent to the underworld in the Iliad and the Odyssey , Bacchylides... more...

  • Reading Greekby Joint Association of Classical Teachers

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 32.00

    Thoroughly-revised edition of best-selling one-year introductory course in ancient Greek for students and adults. more...

  • Plato on Loveby C.D.C. Reeve

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 13.95

    This collection features Plato's writings on sex and love in the preeminent translations of Stanley Lombardo, Paul Woodruff and Alexander Nehamas, D. S. Hutchinson, and C. D. C. Reeve. Reeve's Introduction provides a wealth of historical information about Plato and Socrates, and the sexual norms of classical Athens. His introductory essay looks... more...

  • The Soul of the Greeksby Michael Davis

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    The understanding of the soul in the West has been profoundly shaped by Christianity, and its influence can be seen in certain assumptions often made about the soul: that, for example, if it does exist, it is separable from the body, free, immortal, and potentially pure. The ancient Greeks, however, conceived of the soul quite differently. In this... more...

  • ANCIENT ASTROLOGYby Tamysn Barton

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 43.95

    An account of astrology from its beginnings in Mesopotamia, focusing on the Greco-Roman world, Ancient Astrology examines the theoretical development and changing social and political role of astrology. more...

  • Sailing the Wine-Dark Seaby Thomas Cahill

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.99

    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...

  • 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...