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  • 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 Dre▀ler

    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...

  • Ancient Fiction (Routledge Revivals)by Graham Anderson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    A number of ancient novelists were skilful storytellers and resourceful literary artists, and their works are often carefully individualised presentations of an ancient and distinguished heritage. Ancient Fiction , first published in 1984, examines the tales retold by these novelists in light of more recently discovered Near Eastern texts, and... more...

  • Phocion the Good (Routledge Revivals)by Lawrence A. Tritle

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    Plutarch?s Life of Phocion has not been closely analysed since 1840. Laurence Trittle?s study, first published in 1988, offers a new assessment of this significant and complex personality, whilst illuminating the political climate in which he thrived. Though often thought to be of humble origin, Phocion was educated in Plato?s Academy, rose to... more...

  • A History of Seafaring in the Classical World (Routledge Revivals)by Fik Meijer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    A History of Seafaring in the Classical World , first published in 1986, presents a complete treatment of all aspects of the maritime history of the Classical world, designed for the use of students as well as scholars. Beginning with Crete and Mycenae in the third millennium BC, the author expounds a concise history of seafaring up to the sixth... more...

  • Argos and the Argolid (Routledge Revivals)by Richard A Tomlinson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Argos and the Argolid , first published in 1972, presents a study of the history and achievements of the Argives, who have hitherto been largely neglected: partly because Classical Argos is overshadowed by the legends of an earlier millennium, and partly because many of her monuments and records have been lost. Richard Tomlinson describes the region,... more...

  • Thermopylaeby Ernle Bradford

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 5.99

    In 480 B.C. Persian king Xerxes led a massive invasion of Greece. A critical point in this invasion was the battle for the pass at Thermopylae ("Hot Gates" in Greek). Xerxes had amassed one of the largest armies yet known to man, while Leonidas's troops were a small fraction of the Persian horde. Despite the overwhelming odds, Leonidas and his men... more...