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  • Hellenistic Livesby Plutarch; Robin Waterfield; Andrew Erskine

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 10.99

    These ten Lives trace the history of Hellenistic Greece from the rise of Macedon and Alexander's conquest of the Persian empire to the arrival of the Romans. Plutarch's biographies of eminent politicians, rulers, and soldiers combine vivid portraits with a wealth of historical information. more...

  • Pausaniasby Pausanias; Susan E. Alcock; John F. Cherry; Jas Elsner

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 43.99

    Pausanias, the Greek historian and traveler, lived and wrote around the second century AD, during the period when Greece had fallen peacefully to the Roman Empire. While fragments from this period abound, Pausanias' Periegesis ("description") of Greece is the only fully preserved text of travel writing to have survived. This collection uses Pausanias... more...

  • A Small Greek Worldby Irad Malkin

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 30.99

    Should we admire the Greeks for having created their civilization in spite of, or because of, the enormous distances separating their independent communities? The book claims it was a network-dynamics of Small World formation that rapidly foreshortened Mediterranean spaces, thus allowing the flows of civilizational content and self-aware notions of... more...

  • Frontiers of Pleasureby Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 79.99

    Frontiers of Pleasure presents critical issues regarding Greek conceptions of aesthetic response while questioning influential modern notions of the aesthetic. Despite a recent rebirth of interest in the field of aesthetics, no extensive discussion of this fundamental topic has hitherto been available. more...

  • Beautyby David Konstan

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    What makes something beautiful? In this engaging, elegant study, David Konstan turns to ancient Greece to address the nature of beauty. more...

  • Satyric Playby Carl Shaw

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 77.99

    From archaic Greece to the Roman Empire, the remains of comic and satyric performances reveal a range of literary, aesthetic, historical, religious, and geographical connections. Satyric Play analyzes the details of this interplay diachronically, showing that comedy and satyr plays influenced each other in nearly all stages of their development. more...

  • The Scythians 700?300 BCby E.V. Cernenko; Angus McBride

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 10.99

    Though the 'Scythian period' in the history of Eastern Europe lasted little more than 400 years, the impression these horsemen made upon the history of their times was such that a thousand years after they had ceased to exist as a sovereign people, their heartland and the territories which they dominated far beyond it continued to be known as 'greater... more...

  • The Greek View of Poetryby E.E. Sikes

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    The Greek View of Poetry details critical theories and the appreciation of poetry by the ancient Greeks. Originally published in 1931, this text deals with a whole range of Greek critics from very early criticism to Longinus and his views on Homer in an attempt to provide a historical view of the importance of poetry to Greek society. This title... more...

  • Routledge Revivals: The Collected Poems of Christopher Smart (1949)by Christopher Smart; Norman Callan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 170.00

    First published in 1949, this book presents the collected works of Christopher Smart, the eighteenth-century poet whose life has an attraction for the curioso of literature. There is the early marriage with Anne Vane, his secret marriage, eighteenth-century Cambridge life, the intrigues of Grub Street, and, finally, insanity and confinement in an... more...

  • Food, Cuisine and Society in Prehistoric Greeceby Paul Halstead; John C. Barrett

    Oxbow Books 2016; US$ 22.82

    Food and drink, along with the material culture involved in their consumption, can signify a variety of social distinctions, identities and values. Thus, in Early Minoan Knossos, tableware was used to emphasize the difference between the host and the guests, and at Mycenaean Pylos the status of banqueters was declared as much by the places assigned... more...