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  • Decoding the Heavensby Jo Marchant

    Random House 2009; US$ 13.08

    In 1900 a group of sponge divers blown off course in the Mediterranean discovered an Ancient Greek shipwreck dating from around 70 BC. Lying unnoticed for months amongst their hard-won haul was what appeared to be a formless lump of corroded rock, which turned out to be the most stunning scientific artefact we have from antiquity. For... more...

  • Sources for Ancient Historyby Michael Crawford

    Cambridge University Press 1983; US$ 42.00

    If a scholar wishes to create a picture of a topical society in all its aspects, there is little of what he needs to know that he cannot know, although there may still be much that he cannot understand. For the history of Greece and Rome, there is a great deal that is simply unknowable. From the end of the archaic age of Greece, there is an unbroken... more...

  • Pausanias' Greeceby K. W. Arafat

    Cambridge University Press 1996; US$ 47.00

    A study of Pausanias' chronicles of his extensive travels in Greece in the second century AD. more...

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

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 154.00

    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...

  • 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...

  • Ionian Islands, Theby John Freely

    I.B.Tauris 2008; US$ 21.00

    Rising from the waters between Greece and Italy, the Ionians are some of the most culturally, historically and mythologically rich in all Greece. Consisting of Corfu, Paxos, Ithaka, Lefkas, Cephalonia, Zakynthos and Kythera, they have been variously invaded and occupied by the Goths, Arabs, Normans, Venetians and most recently by tourism, yet they... 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$ 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...