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- 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...
- 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...
- Random House 2015; US$ 12.68
They gave us democracy, philosophy, poetry, rational science, the joke. They built the Parthenon and the Library of Alexandria. They wrote the timeless myths of Odysseus and Oedipus, and the histories of Leonidas?s three hundred Spartans and Alexander the Great. But who were the ancient Greeks? And what was it that enabled them to achieve so much?... more...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 137.40
Die Beiträge des Bandes ziehen eine aktuelle Zwischenbilanz über die neuesten Entdeckungen und Befunde zu den römisch-germanischen Auseinandersetzungen in der frühen und mittleren Phase des augusteischen Prinzipats. Der zeitliche Rahmen erstreckt sich gleichwohl bis zum großen Germanien-Zug des Soldatenkaisers Maximinus von 235 n.... more...
- 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...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 95.10
The Pythagorean theory of the ?Harmony of the Spheres? has been influential in the history of philosophy and science. While much ink has been spilt over its scientific implications, its mythological formulation has not yet received serious scholarly attention. This groundbreaking book fills that gap by offering a sustained study of the... more...
- The University of North Carolina Press 2000; US$ 29.99
The Gymnasium of Virtue is the first book devoted exclusively to the study of education in ancient Sparta, covering the period from the sixth century B.C. to the fourth century A.D. Nigel Kennell refutes the popular notion that classical Spartan education was a conservative amalgam of "primitive" customs not found elsewhere in Greece. He argues instead... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
It has been much disputed to what extent thinkers in Greek and Roman antiquity adhered to ideas of evolution and progress in human affairs. Did they lack any conception of process in time, or did they anticipate Darwinian and Lamarckian hypotheses? The Origins of Civilization in Greek and Roman Thought , first published in1986, comprehensively... more...