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  • Classical Greece: 500-323 BCby Robin Osborne

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 43.99

    The complete Short Oxford History of Europe (series editor: Professor T C W Blanning) will cover the history of Europe from Classical Greece to the present in eleven volumes. In each, experts write to their strengths tackling the key issues, including society, economy, religion, politics, and culture, head-on in chapters that will be at once wide-ranging... more...

  • Taken at the Floodby Robin Waterfield

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 18.99

    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...

  • Immigrant Women in Athensby Rebecca Futo Kennedy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    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...

  • Introducing the Ancient Greeksby Edith Hall

    Random House 2015; US$ 31.98

    Who were the ancient Greeks? They gave us democracy, philosophy, poetry, rational science, the joke. But what was it that enabled them to achieve so much? The ancient Greeks were a geographically disparate people whose civilization lasted over twenty centuries ? and that made us who we are today. And here Edith Hall gives us a revelatory... more...

  • The Rise Of The Greeksby Michael Grant

    Orion Publishing Group 2012; Not Available

    A fascinating and detailed guide to ancient Greece. Michael Grant looks at the policies and government of the hundreds of independent city-states and at the everyday life of the citizens. With fluency and scholarships he shows how the brilliance of the Ancient Greeks' civilization was by no means limited to the Golden Age of its classical fifth... more...

  • Courtesans & Fishcakesby James Davidson

    St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 8.99

    The lifestyle of the classical Greeks often seems disappointingly modest when compared to those of other legendary civilizations. Where are the marble floors, the pillared halls, the gilden rooms? Even the Athenians, the richest and most poweful of the Greeks, were said by one contemporary to dress no better than slaves. Athenians, however, were... more...

  • Media Talk: Spoken Discourse on TV and Radioby Andrew Tolson

    Edinburgh University Press 2005; US$ 159.99

    Over the past twenty years, a focus on broadcast talk has emerged as an innovative approach to studying the media. Adapting perspectives derived from Discourse and Conversation Analysis, this approach investigates distinctive forms of mediated speech on TV and radio. It provides original insights into the ways in which broadcasting stages 'discourse... more...

  • Athletics in the Ancient Worldby E. Norman Gardiner

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    This comprehensive text focuses mostly on athletics in classical Greece and Rome, emphasizing the relationship between athletics and religion, art, and education. Also discussed are such events as throwing the discus and javelin, the pentathlon, the stadium and the foot-race, jumping, wrestling, boxing, ball play, and a Greek athletic festival. 137... more...

  • The Historiesby Herodotus

    HarperCollins Canada 2015; US$ 1.99

    Considered to be one of the founding works of western history, The Histories by the Greek historian Herodotus serves as a comprehensive record of the history and politics of ancient Greece, its allies, and its enemies, during the fifth century BC. Covering the period leading up to and during the Greco-Persian Wars, Herodotus?s written account was... more...