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  • Lords of the Seaby John Hale

    Gibson Square 2014; US$ 6.99

    Lords of the Sea tells the true history behind the upcoming blockbuster 300: Rise of an Empire and how the Athenians established the modern world as we know it. 300: Rise of an Empire is the bloody epic based on the graphic novel. However, the true history behind leading character General Themistocles is a story that also deserves to be told: without... more...

  • Taken at the Floodby Robin Waterfield

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 18.99 US$ 16.33

    The Romans first set military foot on Greek soil in 229 BCE; only sixty or so years later it was all over, and shortly thereafter Greece became one of the first provinces of the emerging Roman Empire. It was an incredible journey - a swift, brutal, and determined conquest of the land to whose art, philosophy, and culture the Romans owed so much. Rome... more...

  • Alcibiades (Routledge Revivals)by Walter M. Ellis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    In Alcibiades , first published in 1989, one of the most colourful and controversial figures of fifth-century Athens is presented in a sympathetic light. The author sets out to demonstrate how, in his manipulation of the Spartan representatives in 420 BC, in his successful formation of an Athenian-Argive alliance, and in his plan for the conquest... more...

  • Immigrant Women in Athensby Rebecca Futo Kennedy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Many of the women whose names are known to history from Classical Athens were metic s or immigrants, linked in the literature with assumptions of being ?sexually exploitable.? Despite recent scholarship on women in Athens beyond notions of the ?citizen wife? and the ?common prostitute,? the scholarship on women, both citizen and foreign, is focused... more...

  • Greek Identity and the Athenian Past in Charitonby Steven D. Smith

    Barkhuis 2007; US$ 69.60

    I, Chariton of Aphrodisias, secretary of the rhetor Athenagorus, shall relate a love story that took place in Syracuse. Thus begins the earliest of the canonical Greek romances, the 1st century CE historical novel known as Callirhoe. Chariton's erotic tale is about the constancy of love in a world where virtue is always in danger of being corrupted.... more...

  • Athletics in the Ancient Worldby E. Norman Gardiner

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    Concise, convincing book emphasizes relationship between Greek and Roman athletics and religion, art, and education. Colorful descriptions of the pentathlon, foot-race, wrestling, boxing, ball playing, and more. 137 black-and-white illustrations. more...

  • Historiesby Herodotus; George Rawlinson; George Rawlinson; Tom Griffith; Tom Griffith

    Wordsworth Editions Ltd 2013; US$ 4.49

    This work comprises the first western historical writing. It provides a history of the then known world, and provides answers to questions such as: why did Pheidippides run from Marathon to Athens and why did Leonides and the Spartans comb their hair before the battle of Thermopylae. more...

  • "Über die Alpen und über den Rhein..."by Gustav Adolf Lehmann; Rainer Wiegels

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    The essays in this volume offer an inventory of the most recent discoveries and findings on Roman-Germanic confrontations during the early and middle phases of the Augustinian Principate. The time frame extends to the soldier-emperor Maximinus?s major campaigns in Germania in 235 AD. more...

  • The Ancient History of the Near Eastby H.R. Hall

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 74.95

    The ancient history of Greece holds a great deal of interest to many, particularly to those whose culture and religion grew from early Greek civilisation. Originally published in 1913, Hall provides a thorough history of the origins of Ancient Greek civilisation as well as commenting on Egypt, Syria, Palestine and Babylon amongst others. This title... more...

  • Polis Expansion and Elite Power in Hellenistic Kariaby Jeremy LaBuff

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 94.99

    This book synthesizes the history of Hellenistic Karia and offers new interpretations for the motives behind cases of sympoliteia , or the merging of city-states, in the region. This study presents new readings of inscriptional evidence, nuancing our understanding of the dynamics of democracy in the Hellenistic period. more...