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  • Gewalt und Ästhetikby Martin Vöhler; Bernd Seidensticker

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 133.00

    Violence and the forms of its representation are a long neglected central element of Classical Greece. After reviewing the history of the 5th century BC with its intensive experience of violence, the studies in this volume examine the tension between violence and aesthetics in the fields of myth, cult, and literature with particular reference to tragedy... more...

  • Early Aegean Warrior 5000-1450 BCby Raffaele D'Amato; Giuseppe Rava

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 14.95

    The civilisations of the Greece in the Ancient World have inspired and fascinated throughout European history. The stories of Homer, later reinforced by the pioneering archaeological work carried out by men such as Heinrich Schliemann at Mycenae and Sir Arthur Evans at Knossos, have enabled modern researchers and historians to piece together a rich... more...

  • Das antike Kretaby Angelos Chaniotis

    C.H. Beck 2014; US$ 8.29

    Der Gründungsmythos unseres Kontinents ist unauflöslich mit der sagenumwobenen griechischen Insel Kreta verbunden: In Gestalt eines weißen Stiers entführt der verliebte Göttervater Zeus die phönizische Königstochter Europa über das Meer und setzt sie erst wieder an der Küste Kretas ab. Sie gebiert ihm drei Söhne ? Minos, Rhadamanthys und Sarpedon ?,... more...

  • Telling, Turning Moments in the Classical Political Worldby Jan Blits

    Lexington Books 2010; US$ 79.99

    Turning, Telling Moments in the Classical Political World examines developments in the classical political world which are both turning and telling moments. All the moments-from Theseus's founding of Athens to Augustus's establishment of the Principate-possess the double character of being turning points and revealing fundamental aspects of the ancient... more...

  • The Historiesby Herodotus; Tom Holland; Paul Cartledge

    Penguin Group US 2014; US$ 19.99

    One of Western history?s greatest books springs to life in Tom Holland?s vibrant new translation Herodotus of Halicarnassus?who was hailed by Cicero as ?the father of history??wrote his histories around 440 BC. It is the earliest surviving work of nonfiction and a thrilling narrative account of (among other things) the war between the Persian... more...

  • Introducing the Ancient Greeksby Edith Hall

    Random House 2015; US$ 27.47

    Who were the ancient Greeks? They gave us democracy, philosophy, poetry, rational science, the joke. But what was it about them that enabled them to achieve such titanic leaps forwards in civilization? The ancient Greeks were a geographically disparate people whose civilization lasted over twenty centuries?this is the ancient civilization... more...

  • Theseus and the Minotaurby Graeme Davis; Jose PeÑA

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 13.95

    Graeme Davis draws upon the classic sources to retell the great myths and legends of Theseus, the founder-king of Athens, and backs this narrative with a factual examination of the myth, its variations, and its development over time. Replete with both classical and modern illustrations, this book is a concise exploration of one of the most enduring... more...

  • Die Athener und ihre Gräber (1000-300 v. Chr.)by Elena Walter-Karydi

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The numerous extant grave monuments from Attica are important for our understanding of the beliefs that the Athenians held about death. The author analyses grave types, imagery, and inscriptions from the Geometric through the Classical period and compares these to later Christian traditions. more...

  • Myriobiblosby Sofia Kotzabassi; Theodora Antonopoulou; Marina Loukaki

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    This volume presents a broad array of contributions on Byzantine literature and culture, in which well-known Byzantinists approach topics of ceremonial, education, historiography, hagiography, homiletics, law, philology, philosophy, prosopography, rhetoric and theology. New editions and analyses of texts and documents are included. The essays combine... more...

  • Das archaische Kretaby Gunnar Seelentag

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 168.00

    Archaic Crete is ideally suited for a case study on the process of institutionalization in early Greece. Along with the literary and archeological sources, numerous inscriptions from the 7th to the 5th centuries BCE cast light on key issues of the epoch, including the emergence of the polis, mechanisms of social integration, and ways of dealing with... more...