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- 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$ 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...
- 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$ 126.00
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...
- De Gruyter 2016; US$ 168.00
There has been much debate about the dates of 5 th century B.C. Athenian inscriptions and the hands of the inscribers. This book brings order to the study of hands of 5 th century B.C. Athens by setting out a methodology, by discussing critically the attempts of others to identify hands, and by presenting studies of 11 inscribers. It narrows the... more...
- Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 21.00
A magisterial account of how a tiny city-state in ancient Greece became history?s most influential civilization, from the author of the bestselling books on Cicero, Augustus, and ancient Rome Filled with tales of adventure and astounding reversals of fortune, The Rise of Athens celebrates the city-state that transformed the world?from the democratic... more...