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  • Sailing the Wine-Dark Seaby Thomas Cahill

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 16.00

    In Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea , his fourth volume to explore ?the hinges of history,? Thomas Cahill escorts the reader on another entertaining?and historically unassailable?journey through the landmarks of art and bloodshed that defined Greek culture nearly three millennia ago. In the city-states of Athens and Sparta and throughout the Greek... more...

  • The Face of Natureby Garth Tissol

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 31.50

    In these reflections on the mercurial qualities of style in Ovid's Meta-morphoses , Garth Tissol contends that stylistic features of the ever-shifting narrative surface, such as wordplay, narrative disruption, and the self-conscious reworking of the poetic tradition, are thematically significant. It is the style that makes the process of reading... more...

  • The Age of Graceby Bonnie MacLachlan

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Although "grace" in today's secular usage often connotes beauty or good manners, to the ancient Greeks it was both an aesthetic and a moral concept central to social order--a transformative power grounded in favor, thanks, repayment, delight, pleasure, and, above all, reciprocity. Here Bonnie MacLachlan explores the Greek concept of grace, or charis... 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...

  • Peri hermeneiasby

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    The work Peri hermeneias, is presented here in a newly-revised third edition with German translation and detailed commentary. This volume is the result of a thorough revision of the previous edition and includes many changes in translation and improvements to the commentary. more...

  • It's All Greek To Meby Charlotte Higgins

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    Why is ancient Greece important? Because, quite simply, if we want to understand the modern Western world, we need to look back to the Greeks. Consider the way we think about ethics, about the nature of beauty and truth, about our place in the universe, about our mortality. All this we have learned from the ancient Greeks. They molded the basic disciplines... more...

  • Apologyby Benjamin Jowett

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    This historically renowned oration was presented by Socrates in his own defense after he had been formally accused of corrupting the youth of Athens. It is not an apology in the traditional sense of expressing remorse for one's actions; rather, Socrates' Apology (recorded by his faithful student and protege Plato) is a succinct and compelling... 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...

  • Alcibiadesby Walter M. Ellis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 130.00

    In Alcibiades , first published in 1989, one of the most colourful and controversial figures of fifth-century Athens is presented in a sympathetic light. The author sets out to demonstrate how, in his manipulation of the Spartan representatives in 420 BC, in his successful formation of an Athenian-Argive alliance, and in his plan for the conquest... more...

  • Immigrant Women in Athensby Rebecca 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...