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  • The Historiesby Herodotus

    HarperCollins Canada 2015; Not Available

    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...

  • Understand Greek Civilization: Teach Yourselfby John Purkiss

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 12.11

    This remarkable and original introduction to Greek civilization starts with a tour of Greece, and uses real sights which you can visit today as a starting point for discussions of all aspects of Greek life. From art and architecture, to politics and propaganda, this is a unique and accessible guide to the civlizaton that shaped the world as it is... more...

  • Herodotea: Studies on the Text of Herodotusby N. G. Wilson

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 109.99

    Although it is often thought that Herodotus is a simple author, and that his Histories do not contain many passages requiring textual criticism, closer investigation reveals this view to be inaccurate. Written to accompany and augment the new Oxford Classical Texts edition of the Histories - which has been substantially revised by Nigel Wilson from... more...

  • The Dorian Aegean (Routledge Revivals)by Elizabeth M. Craik

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 51.95

    This wide-ranging yet detailed study describes and assesses the many-faceted cultural achievement of an area remote from Athens, the Dorian islands. Elizabeth Craik?s scholarship sets this lively outlying region of the ancient Greek world ? which included Rhodes, Kos, Karpathos, Melos, and Thera ? in the perspective of Greek civilization as a whole,... more...

  • Historiesby Herodotus; George Rawlinson; George Rawlinson; Tom Griffith; Tom Griffith

    Wordsworth Editions Ltd 2013; US$ 4.49

    This work comprises the first western historical writing. It provides a history of the then known world, and provides answers to questions such as: why did Pheidippides run from Marathon to Athens and why did Leonides and the Spartans comb their hair before the battle of Thermopylae. more...

  • Athenian Economy and Societyby Edward Cohen

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 52.00

    In this ground-breaking analysis of the world's first private banks, Edward Cohen convincingly demonstrates the existence and functioning of a market economy in ancient Athens while revising our understanding of the society itself. Challenging the "primitivistic" view, in which bankers are merely pawnbrokers and money-changers, Cohen reveals that... more...

  • Lords of the Seaby John R. Hale

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00

    The epic true story of Themistocles and the Battle of Salamis, and a rousing history of the world's first dominant navy and the towering empire it built The Athenian Navy was one of the finest fighting forces in the history of the world. It engineered a civilization, empowered the world's first democracy, and led a band of ordinary citizens on a... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Ancient Greeceby Audrey Nelson; Eric Nelson

    DK Publishing 2005; US$ 18.95

    The incredible influence of Ancient Greek culture on everything from sicence to literature to politics continues to be relevant and hotly debated. In 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Ancient Greece', you are invited to meet the Ancient Greeks and to understand their legacy by entering their world. Profiles the most important contributions of Greek culture,... more...

  • Magic in the Ancient Greek Worldby Derek Collins

    Wiley 2008; US$ 129.95

    Original and comprehensive, Magic in the Ancient Greek World takes the reader inside both the social imagination and the ritual reality that made magic possible in ancient Greece. Explores the widespread use of spells, drugs, curse tablets, and figurines, and the practitioners of magic in the ancient world Uncovers how magic worked.... more...

  • The Histories of Herodotus,I and II (Complete)by Herodotus

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Histories of Herodotus of Halicarnassus is considered the first work of history in Western literature. Written about 440 BC in the Ionic dialect of classical Greek, The Histories tells the story of the Greco-Persian Wars between the Achaemenid Empire and the Greek city-states in the 5th century BC. Herodotus travelled extensively around the ancient... more...