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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Household Interestsby Cheryl Anne Cox

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 34.50

    Household Interests is one of the first books to explore in-depth the nature of the Greek household ( oikos ) in classical Athens. Whereas the oikos traditionally has been defined as the household of the nuclear family in Greece, Cheryl Anne Cox reveals it as a much more fluid structure, taking care to distinguish between the concepts of "household"... more...

  • The Experiences of Tiresiasby Nicole Loraux; Paula Wissing

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 44.95

    Nicole Loraux has devoted much of her writing to charting the paths of the Greek "imaginary," revealing a collective masculine psyche fraught with ambivalence as it tries to grasp the differences between nature and culture, body and soul, woman and man. The Experiences of Tiresias , its title referring to the shepherd struck blind after glimpsing... more...

  • Ancient Greek Novelsby Susan A. Stephens; John J. Winkler

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 69.95

    The recent discovery of fragments from such novels as Iolaos , Phoinikika , Sesonchosis , and Metiochos and Parthenope has dramatically increased the library catalogue of ancient novels, calling for a fresh survey of the field. In this volume Susan Stephens and John Winkler have reedited all of the identifiable novel fragments, including the... more...

  • The Structure of Thucydides' "History"by III Hunter R. Rawlings

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.95

    In a new and controversial interpretation of the literary structure of Thucydides history of the Peloponnesian War, Hunter Rawlings contends that Thucydides consciously divided the war into two parallel ten-year conflicts with a period of nominal peace in the middle. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand... more...

  • Wortverdreher, Sonderlinge, Gottloseby Jan Dreßler

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    Philosophy and rhetoric became integral elements of Athenian culture. This development was accompanied by a critical discourse that questioned their educational use and warned of its dire consequences for peaceful coexistence in the polis. This study provides the first detailed examination of this critical discourse. more...

  • Öffentlichkeit - Monument - Textby Werner Eck; Peter Funke; Manfred G. Schmidt; Marcus Dohnicht; Klaus Hallof; Matthäus Heil

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 238.00

    The aim of the volume is to study the interaction of inscription, bearer of the inscription and public throughout the Graeco-Roman world. The single sections contain surveys written by leading ancient historians and epigraphists, followed by single studies across all regions of the ancient Mediterranean world. Thus the book presents the topic fundamentally... more...