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  • Greek Fortifications of Asia Minor 500-130 BCby Konstantin Nossov; Brian Delf

    Osprey Publishing 2012; US$ 13.95

    Sandwiched between the heart of ancient Greece and the lands of Persia, the Greek cities of Western Anatolia were the spark that ignited some of the most iconic conflicts of the ancient world. Fought over repeatedly in the 5th century BC, their conquest by the Persians provided a casus belli for Alexander the Great to cross the Hellespont in 334 BC... more...

  • Archaisches Lachenby Detlev Wannagat

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The comic is crucial to every culture: mocking established values, transcending the boundaries of morals and proprieties, dodging the laws of accepted logic.Already in the Corinthian black-figure vase-painting of the 7th century, comic images hold an important position. Detlev Wannagat analyses their typology and visual strategies, starting from the... more...

  • An Account of Egyptby Herodotus

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    The full translated text of 'An Account of Egypt', the ancient manuscript by the 'Father of History', Greek historian Herodotus. This is not only a fascinating look into the history of Ancient Egypt, but also a look into Herodotus' own world-view, as an exemplar of Greek thinking at the time. more...

  • Materiality and Consumption in the Bronze Age Mediterraneanby Louise Steel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00

    The importance of cultural contacts in the East Mediterranean has long been recognized and is the focus of ongoing international research. Fieldwork in the Aegean, Egypt, Cyprus, and the Levant continues to add to our understanding of the nature of this contact and its social and economic significance, particularly to the cultures of the Aegean. Despite... more...

  • The Gods of Olympusby Barbara Graziosi

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 18.99

    CONTENTS Preface: Simonides Was Wise 1 Introduction: A Family Portrait 5 Part I ? Birth: Archaic Greece 15 1. At Home in Greece 17 2. Epic Visions 29 3. Critical Views 43 Part II ? Dialogue: Classical Athens 51 4. An Education for Greece 53 ... more...

  • Spartaby Michael Whitby

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 44.95

    This volume introduces the reader to every important aspect of the society of Sparta, the dominant power in southern Greece from the seventh century B.C. and the great rival of Athens in the fifth and fourth centuries. Michael Whitby presents essays on key aspects of Spartan history and society, by some of the leading classicists in the world, such... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Ancient Greeceby Nigel Wilson

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.95

    Examining every aspect of the culture from antiquity to the founding of Constantinople in the early Byzantine era, this thoroughly cross-referenced and fully indexed work is written by an international group of scholars. This Encyclopedia is derived from the more broadly focused Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition , the highly praised... more...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinageby William E. Metcalf

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 159.99

    A large gap exists in the literature of ancient numismatics between general works intended for collectors and highly specialized studies addressed to numismatists. Indeed, there is hardly anything produced by knowledgeable numismatists that is easily accessible to the academic community at large or the interested lay reader. The Oxford Handbook of... more...

  • Pylos and Sphacteria 425 BCby William Shepherd; Peter Dennis

    Osprey Publishing 2013; US$ 15.95

    In the seventh year of the Second Peloponnesian or 'Archidamian' War the Athenians occupied the promontory of Pylos on the west coast of the Peloponnese as a counterstroke to Sparta's repeated invasions of Attica. Over two days of fighting the small garrison beat off the Spartan army and fleet's determined efforts to dislodge it, and then the returning... more...

  • On the Trail of the Women Warriorsby Lyn Webster Wilde

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    "Golden-shielded, silver-sworded, man-loving, male-child slaughtering Amazons." That is how the fifth-century Greek historian Hellanicus described the Amazons, and they have fascinated society ever since. Did they really exist? Until recently scholars consigned them to the world of myth, but Lyn Webster Wilde journeyed into the homeland of the Amazons,... more...