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  • 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...

  • The Historiesby Herodotus; Tom Holland; Paul Cartledge

    Penguin Publishing Group 2014; US$ 40.00

    Herodotus is not only the father of the art and the science of historical writing but also one of the Western tradition's most compelling storytellers. In tales such as that of Gyges?who murders Candaules, the king of Lydia, and unsurps his throne and his marriage bed, thereby bringing on, generations later, war with the Persians?he laid bare the... 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...

  • Understand Greek Civilization: Teach Yourselfby John Purkiss

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; Not Available

    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...

  • Lords of the Seaby John Hale

    Gibson Square 2014; US$ 7.28

    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...

  • 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...

  • Classical Greece: 500-323 BCby Robin Osborne

    Oxford University Press 2000; US$ 43.99

    The complete Short Oxford History of Europe (series editor: Professor T C W Blanning) will cover the history of Europe from Classical Greece to the present in eleven volumes. In each, experts write to their strengths tackling the key issues, including society, economy, religion, politics, and culture, head-on in chapters that will be at once wide-ranging... more...

  • Greek Identity and the Athenian Past in Charitonby Steven D. Smith

    Barkhuis 2007; US$ 69.60

    I, Chariton of Aphrodisias, secretary of the rhetor Athenagorus, shall relate a love story that took place in Syracuse. Thus begins the earliest of the canonical Greek romances, the 1st century CE historical novel known as Callirhoe. Chariton's erotic tale is about the constancy of love in a world where virtue is always in danger of being corrupted.... more...

  • Introducing the Ancient Greeksby Edith Hall

    Random House 2015; US$ 31.98

    Who were the ancient Greeks? They gave us democracy, philosophy, poetry, rational science, the joke. But what was it that enabled them to achieve so much? The ancient Greeks were a geographically disparate people whose civilization lasted over twenty centuries ? and that made us who we are today. And here Edith Hall gives us a revelatory... more...

  • Media Talk: Spoken Discourse on TV and Radioby Andrew Tolson

    Edinburgh University Press 2005; US$ 159.99

    Over the past twenty years, a focus on broadcast talk has emerged as an innovative approach to studying the media. Adapting perspectives derived from Discourse and Conversation Analysis, this approach investigates distinctive forms of mediated speech on TV and radio. It provides original insights into the ways in which broadcasting stages 'discourse... more...