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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Greeksby Robin Sowerby

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    The Greeks has provided a concise yet wide-ranging introduction to the culture of ancient Greece. In this new and expanded third edition the best-selling volume offers a lucid survey that covers all the key elements of ancient Greek civilization from the age of Homer to the Hellenistic period. It provides detailed discussions of the main trends... more...

  • Alexander der Große und die "Freiheit der Hellenen"by Gustav Adolf Lehmann

    De Gruyter Akademie Forschung 2014; US$ 140.00

    The first part of this study addresses problems of dating and analyzing the ancient literary tradition of Alexander in the light of new papyrus evidence and a critical appraisal of the research. The second part uses major written documents from the Alexandrine period to investigate the fundamental aspects of the king?s Hellenic policy. more...

  • Introducing the Ancient Greeksby Edith Hall

    Random House 2015; US$ 27.24

    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 giant leaps forwards in civilization? The ancient Greeks were a geographically disparate people whose civilization lasted over twenty centuries ? and the civilization that... more...

  • Athenian Economy and Societyby Edward Cohen

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 46.95

    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...

  • 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...