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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Orpheusby Ann Wroe

    Overlook 2012; US$ 12.99

    The captivating "history" of the figure of Orpheus, his enduring legacy as the force and muse of creation itself. For at least two and a half millennia, the figure of Orpheus has haunted humanity. Half-man, half-god, musician, magician, theologian, poet, and lover, his story never leaves us. He may be myth, but his lyre still sounds, entrancing everything... more...

  • Keramik und Kleinfunde aus Diokaisareiaby Norbert Kramer

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    This volumepresents the results of the ceramic survey in the Roman town of Diokaisareia in Rugged Cilicia (southern Turkey). At the end of the Hellenistic/beginning of the Roman period a new city was founded around the monumental temple of Zeus Olbios which had been the centre of the Olbian temple state in Hellenistic times. Numerous official buildings... more...

  • Geschichte und Personen bei Thukydidesby Ernst Heitsch

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 133.00

    Book eight of Thucydides deals with the Peloponnesian War (431-404 BC) after the disaster of the Sicilian expedition (413 BC), and thus with a phase in which the war seems to dissolve into a maze of individual actions. In spite of this, his description of events exercises a strange fascination on the reader, as long as one is prepared to confront the... more...

  • Macedonian Armies after Alexander 323-168 BCby Nicholas Sekunda; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    The death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC threw the Macedonians into confusion; there was no capable heir, and no clear successor among the senior figures in Alexander?s circle. Initial attempts to preserve the unity of Alexander?s conquests gave way to a period of bloody and prolonged warfare. For well over a century the largely mercenary armies... more...

  • Plato's Dialectic on Womanby Elena Blair

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 140.00

    With the birth of the feminist movement classicists, philosophers, educational experts, and psychologists, all challenged by the question of whether or not Plato was a feminist, began to examine Plato?s dialogues in search of his conception of woman. The possibility arose of a new focus affecting the view of texts written more than two thousand years... more...