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- Wiley 2016; US$ 39.95 US$ 34.62
The third edition of Ancient Greek Civilization is a concise, engaging introduction to the history and culture of ancient Greece from the Minoan civilization to the age of the Roman Empire. Explores the evolution and development of Greek art, literature, politics, and thought across history, as well as the ways in which these were affected by... more...
- Rodale 2016; US$ 20.99 US$ 18.89
The Road to Sparta is the story of the 153-mile run from Athens to Sparta that inspired the marathon and saved democracy, as told--and experienced--by ultramarathoner and New York Times bestselling author Dean Karnazes. In 490 BCE, Pheidippides ran for 36 hours straight from Athens to Sparta to seek help in defending Athens from a Persian invasion... more...
- Wiley 2016; US$ 44.95 US$ 38.96
This is a unique introduction to Greek tragedy that explores the plays as dramatic artifacts intended for performance and pays special attention to construction, design, staging, and musical composition. Written by a scholar who combines his academic understanding of Greek tragedy with his singular theatrical experience of producing these ancient... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
This collection of essays investigates histories in the ancient world and the extent to which the producers and consumers of those histories believed them to be true. Ancient Greek historiographers repeatedly stressed the importance of truth to history; yet they also purported to believe in myth, distorted facts for nationalistic or moralizing purposes,... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95
The current study argues that different cultures can coexist better today if we focus not only on what separates them but also on what connects them. To do so, the author discusses how both Aristotle and Confucius see rhetoric as a mode of thinking that is indispensable to the human understanding of the truths of things or dao -the-way, or, how both... more...
- Random House 2016; US$ 12.68
They gave us democracy, philosophy, poetry, rational science, the joke. They built the Parthenon and the Library of Alexandria. They wrote the timeless myths of Odysseus and Oedipus, and the histories of Leonidas?s three hundred Spartans and Alexander the Great. But who were the ancient Greeks? And what was it that enabled them to achieve so much?... more...
- Manchester University Press 2016; US$ 105.00
This book tells the story of the Greek resistance to Axis occupation during the Second World War and in particular the life of armed guerrillas. Rather than provide a conventional military history it will illuminate for the first time the lives, experiences and thoughts of the resistance fighters during their fight against the Occupation. more...
- Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 23.99
The Antikythera Mechanism, now 82 small fragments of corroded bronze, was an ancient Greek machine simulating the cosmos as the Greeks understood it. Reflecting the most recent researches, A Portable Cosmos presents it as a gateway to Greek astronomy and technology and their place in Greco-Roman society and thought. more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 11.25
The vast land empire that Alexander the Great left to his successors was without parallel in Greek history. Alexander?s family and generals created a new order of monarchies and city-states which was to control most of the territory between the Adriatic Sea and western India for three hundred years. more...