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  • The Gods of Olympusby Barbara Graziosi

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 28.99

    An elegant and entertaining account of the transformations of the Greek gods across the ages, from antiquity to the Renaissance and the present day The gods of Olympus are the most colorful characters of Greek civilization: even in antiquity, they were said to be cruel, oversexed, mad, or just plain silly. Yet for all their foibles and flaws,... more...

  • Der Gott des Gelagesby Alexander Heinemann

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    Images of Dionysos and his followers grace the painted drinking vessels of ancient Athens in their thousands. Against the background of revelry for which these vessels were produced, this volume presents a comprehensive interpretation of the colourful world of the images. These range from mythical tales about the god of wine, to the lecherous activities... more...

  • SPARTA PBby Michael Whitby

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    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...

  • Landschaften der Ritualisierungby Daniel Neumann

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    This study focuses on the long-neglected relation between metal deposit and find spot. It examines the spatial dimension of Copper and Bronze Age deposit practices between the Danube and Po rivers from a socio-archeological perspective. more...

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

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 149.99

    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...

  • Hippocratis De humoribus / Hippokrates. Über die Säfteby Oliver Overwien

    De Gruyter Akademie Forschung 2014; US$ 168.00

    The present volume presents the first critical edition of the Hippocratic treatise De humoribus in consultation with both Greek and Arabic textual witnesses. It provides a German translation with detailed notes. The introduction surveys information about the textual tradition and interpretive history of this work and discusses its structure, purpose,... more...

  • Why Homer Mattersby Adam Nicolson

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 30.99

    "Adam Nicolson writes popular books as popular books used to be, a breeze rather than a scholarly sweat, but humanely erudite, elegantly written, passionately felt?and his excitement is contagious."?James Wood, The New Yorker Adam Nicolson employs Homeric thinking as the foundation myth to understand the evolution of Greek consciousness and to... more...

  • Eureka Manby Alan Hirshfeld

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    Many of us know little about Archimedes other than his "Eureka" exclamation upon discovering that he could immerse an object in a full tub of water and measure the spillage to determine the object's weight. That seemingly simple observation not only proved to King Hieron II of Syracuse that a certain amount of silver had been used in what was supposed... more...