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  • The Greek World 479?323 BCby Simon Hornblower

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 49.95

    The Greek World 479-323 BC has been an indispensable guide to classical Greek history since its first publication nearly thirty years ago. Now Simon Hornblower has comprehensively revised and partly rewritten his original text, bringing it up-to-date for yet another generation of readers. In particular, this fourth edition takes full account of... more...

  • Porphyry's "Homeric Questions" on the "Iliad"by John A. MacPhail Jr.

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 196.00

    The Homeric Questions of the philosopher Porphyry (3rd cent. CE) is an important work in the history of Homeric criticism. Porphyry applies the dictum that ?the poet explains himself? to solve questions of interpretation in Homer. This new edition of the Questions on the Iliad eliminates much that was wrongly attributed to Porphyry... 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...

  • Onward to the Olympicsby Gerald P. Schaus; Stephen R. Wenn

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2007; US$ 48.95

    The Olympic Games have had two lives-the first lasted for a millennium with celebrations every four years at Olympia to honour the god Zeus. The second has blossomed over the past century, from a simple start in Athens in 1896 to a dazzling return to Greece in 2004. Onward to the Olympics provides both an overview and an array of insights into... more...

  • Circumferenceby Nicholas Nicastro

    St. Martin's Press 2008; US$ 16.99

    How do you measure the size of the planet you're standing on? "Circumference" is the story of what happened when one man asked himself that very question. Nicholas Nicastro brings to life one of history's greatest experiments when an ancient Greek named Eratosthenes first accurately determined the distance around the spherical earth. In this fascinating... more...

  • Hiero the Tyrant and Other Treatisesby Xenophon; Paul Cartledge

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 15.98

    One of Socrates' Athenian disciples in his youth, Xenophon (c. 498-354 bc) fought as a mercenary commander in Cyrus the Younger's campaign to seize the Persian throne, and later wrote a wide range of works on history, politics and philosophy. These six treatises offer his informed insights into the nature of leadership. In the dialogue between the... more...

  • The Legendary Adventures of Alexander the Greatby Richard Stoneman

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; US$ 7.98

    He was destined to rule the world ... A prince is born under a star of good fortune. It is prophesied that he will become the greatest king of all time. Alexander grows up to fulfil this destiny - powerful as a lion, skilled in the art of war and leader of a vast army. Soon his fame sweeps the world as he builds a mighty empire, conquering... more...

  • The Greeks and the Newby Armand D'Angour

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 28.00

    This book casts light on ancient Greeks' attitudes to novelty in order to change scholarly understanding of their history and culture. more...

  • Masters of Commandby Barry Strauss

    Simon & Schuster 2012; Not Available

    In Masters of Command, Barry Strauss compares the way the three greatest generals of the ancient world?Alexander, Hannibal, and Caesar?waged war and draws lessons from their experiences that apply on and off the battlefield. Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar?each was a master of war. Each had to look beyond the battlefield to decide whom to fight, when,... more...

  • Civic Priestsby Marietta Horster; Anja Klöckner

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 168.00

    Images and inscriptions indicate how priests and cult personnel saw themselves and were viewed by others. Cultural records like dedications, honorific statues and decrees are central to understanding how the roles of priests and priestesses were constructed in social and political terms in post-classical Athens. The approaches in this... more...