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  • The Greek World 479?323 BCby Simon Hornblower

    Taylor and Francis 2011; US$ 46.95

    This is an indispensable guide to classical Greek history since its first publication. Now Simon Hornblower has comprehensively rewritten and revised his original text, bringing it up to date for another new generation of readers. more...

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

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 182.00

    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 in the old edition... 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$ 8.99

    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... more...

  • Hiero the Tyrant and Other Treatisesby Xenophon; Paul Cartledge

    Penguin Books Ltd 2006; Not Available

    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 Greeks and the Newby Armand D'Angour

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 29.00

    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...

  • Masters of Commandby Barry Strauss

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 27.48

    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...

  • The Hypotyposis of the Monastery of the Theotokos Evergetis, Constantinople (11th–12th Centuries)by R. Jordan; Rosemary Morris

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 134.95

    This book forms part of the Evergetis Project, which aims to investigate all surviving texts associated with the Theotokos Evergetis Monastery near Constantinople (founded 1049). Together with an English translation of the Hypotyposis (foundation document) of the Monastery, it provides a full commentary and a book-length introduction dealing with the... more...

  • Classical Archaeologyby Susan E. Alcock; Robin Osborne

    Wiley 2012; US$ 46.95

    The fully revised second edition of this successful volume includes updates on the latest archaeological research in all chapters, and two new essays on Greek and Roman art.  It retains its unique, paired essay format, as well as key contributions from leading archaeologists and historians of the classical world. Second edition is updated and... more...