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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Childhood in Ancient Athensby Lesley A. Beaumont

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    Childhood in Ancient Athens offers an in-depth study of children during the heyday of the Athenian city state, thereby illuminating a significant social group largely ignored by most ancient and modern authors alike. It concentrates not only on the child's own experience, but also examines the perceptions of children and childhood by Athenian society:... more...

  • Alcibiades (Routledge Revivals)by 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 Futo 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...