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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • The Face of Natureby Garth Tissol

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 31.50

    In these reflections on the mercurial qualities of style in Ovid's Meta-morphoses , Garth Tissol contends that stylistic features of the ever-shifting narrative surface, such as wordplay, narrative disruption, and the self-conscious reworking of the poetic tradition, are thematically significant. It is the style that makes the process of reading... more...

  • The Shield of Homerby Keith Stanley

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 61.50

    In this masterly interpretation of narrative sequence in the Iliad , Keith Stanley not only sharpens the current debate over the date and creation of the poem, but also challenges the view of this work as primarily a celebration of heroic force. He begins by studying the intricate ring-composition in the verses describing Achilles' shield, then extends... more...

  • The Age of Graceby Bonnie MacLachlan

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Although "grace" in today's secular usage often connotes beauty or good manners, to the ancient Greeks it was both an aesthetic and a moral concept central to social order--a transformative power grounded in favor, thanks, repayment, delight, pleasure, and, above all, reciprocity. Here Bonnie MacLachlan explores the Greek concept of grace, or charis... more...

  • Sophists, Socratics and Cynics (Routledge Revivals)by David Rankin

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    The Sophists, the Socratics and the Cynics had one important characteristic in common: they mainly used spoken natural language as their instrument of investigation, and they were more concerned to discover human nature in its various practical manifestations than the facts of the physical world. The Sophists are too often remembered merely as... more...

  • Apologyby Benjamin Jowett

    The Floating Press 2011; US$ 3.99

    This historically renowned oration was presented by Socrates in his own defense after he had been formally accused of corrupting the youth of Athens. It is not an apology in the traditional sense of expressing remorse for one's actions; rather, Socrates' Apology (recorded by his faithful student and protege Plato) is a succinct and compelling... more...

  • Thermopylaeby Ernle Bradford

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 5.99

    In 480 B.C. Persian king Xerxes led a massive invasion of Greece. A critical point in this invasion was the battle for the pass at Thermopylae ("Hot Gates" in Greek). Xerxes had amassed one of the largest armies yet known to man, while Leonidas's troops were a small fraction of the Persian horde. Despite the overwhelming odds, Leonidas and his men... more...

  • Lords of the Seaby John R. Hale

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 17.00

    The epic true story of Themistocles and the Battle of Salamis, and a rousing history of the world's first dominant navy and the towering empire it built The Athenian Navy was one of the finest fighting forces in the history of the world. It engineered a civilization, empowered the world's first democracy, and led a band of ordinary citizens... more...

  • The Complete Idiot's Guide to Ancient Greeceby Eric Nelson; Audrey Nelson

    DK Publishing 2005; US$ 18.95

    The incredible influence of Ancient Greek culture on everything from sicence to literature to politics continues to be relevant and hotly debated. In 'The Complete Idiot's Guide to Ancient Greece', you are invited to meet the Ancient Greeks and to understand their legacy by entering their world. Profiles the most important contributions of Greek culture,... more...