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  • Lords of the Seaby John Hale

    Gibson Square 2014; US$ 6.99

    Lords of the Sea tells the true history behind the upcoming blockbuster 300: Rise of an Empire and how the Athenians established the modern world as we know it. 300: Rise of an Empire is the bloody epic based on the graphic novel. However, the true history behind leading character General Themistocles is a story that also deserves to be told: without... more...

  • The Madness of Cambysesby Herodotus

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 3.18

    'Do you see your son, standing over there, in the antechamber? Well, I am going to shoot him.' The story of the great and mad Cambyses, King of Persia, told by part-historian, part-mythmaker Herodotus of Halicarnassus. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity... more...

  • Onomatologosby F. Marchand; R. W. V. Catling

    Oxbow Books 2010; US$ 90.00

    Onomatologos is a term used in later antiquity to describe eminent lexicographers such as Hesychius and Pollux as 'collectors of words', but here it is used as the title for a major volume of papers prepared in honour of Elaine Matthews, recently retired long-serving editor of the Lexicon of Greek Personal Names ( LGPN ): a 'collector of... more...

  • Polis Expansion and Elite Power in Hellenistic Kariaby Jeremy LaBuff

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 94.99

    This book synthesizes the history of Hellenistic Karia and offers new interpretations for the motives behind cases of sympoliteia , or the merging of city-states, in the region. This study presents new readings of inscriptional evidence, nuancing our understanding of the dynamics of democracy in the Hellenistic period. more...

  • The Rise and Fall of Athensby Plutarch; Ian Scott-Kilvert; Ian Scott-Kilvert

    Penguin Books Ltd 1973; US$ 17.58

    Nine Greek biographies illustrate the rise and fall of Athens, from the legendary days of Theseus, the city's founder, through Solon, Themistocles, Aristides, Cimon, Pericles, Nicias, and Alcibiades, to the razing of its walls by Lysander. more...

  • 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...

  • Socrates' Defenceby Plato

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 3.18

    'I'll stop doing it as soon as I understand what I'm doing.' Somewhere between a historical account and work of philosophy, Socrates' Defence details the final plea of Plato's beloved mentor. Introducing Little Black Classics: 80 books for Penguin's 80th birthday. Little Black Classics celebrate the huge range and diversity of Penguin Classics,... more...

  • 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...

  • Telling, Turning Moments in the Classical Political Worldby Jan H. 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...

  • An Account of Egyptby Herodotus

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    The full translated text of 'An Account of Egypt', the ancient manuscript by the 'Father of History', Greek historian Herodotus. This is not only a fascinating look into the history of Ancient Egypt, but also a look into Herodotus' own world-view, as an exemplar of Greek thinking at the time. more...