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  • Early Cycladic Sculpture in Contextby Marissa Marthari; Colin Renfrew; Michael Boyd

    Oxbow Books 2017; US$ 27.35

    The sculpture of the early bronze age Cyclades has been systematically studied since the time of Christos Tsountas at the end of the 19th century. But that study has been hampered by the circumstance that so many of the subsequent finds come from unauthorised excavations, where the archaeological context was irretrievably lost. Largely for that reason... more...

  • Song of Wrathby J. E. Lendon

    Basic Books 2010; US$ 30.00

    Song of Wrath tells the story of Classical Athens' victorious Ten Years' War (431 421 BC) against grim Spartathe first decade of the terrible Peloponnesian War that turned the Golden Age of Greece to lead. Historian J.E. Lendon presents a sweeping tale of pitched battles by land and sea, sieges, sacks, raids, and deeds of cruelty and guilealong... more...

  • Cultural Perceptions of Violence in the Hellenistic Worldby Michael Champion; Lara O'Sullivan

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Violence had long been central to the experience of Hellenistic Greek cities and to their civic discourses. This volume asks how these discourses were shaped and how they functioned within the particular cultural constructs of the Hellenistic world. It was a period in which warfare became more professionalised, and wars increasingly ubiquitous.... more...

  • The Greeksby Tim McNeese

    Classroom Complete Press Ltd 1999; US$ 8.95

    "The Greeks" (1000 B.C.?300 B.C.) provides an overview of Greek civilization from its origins in ancient Minoan and Mycenaean culture through the Golden Age of Athens and the rise of Alexander the Great. Special emphasis is given to the sociology of life in Ancient Greece?the lives of ordinary women, children, families, and soldiers?as well as to... more...

  • Cyprus between Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages (ca. 600?800)by Luca Zavagno

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Research on early medieval Cyprus has focused on the late antique "golden age" (late fourth/early fifth to seventh century) and the so-called Byzantine "Reconquista" (post-AD 965) while overlooking the intervening period. This phase was characterized, supposedly, by the division of the political sovereignty between the Umayyads and the Byzantines,... more...

  • Greek Gods Abroadby Robert Parker

    University of California Press 2017; US$ 44.95

    From even before the time of Alexander the Great, the Greek gods spread throughout the Mediterranean, carried by settlers and largely adopted by the indigenous populations. By the third century b.c., gods bearing Greek names were worshipped everywhere from Spain to Afghanistan, with the resulting religious systems a variable blend of Greek and indigenous... more...

  • Ancient Greek Civilizationby David Sansone

    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...

  • Greece 484 b.c.-200 a.d.by MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    Complete interlinked edition. Table of Contents Introduction. By Henry Cabot Lodge. Herodotus-(Born probably in 484 b.c., died probably in 424.). I: Solon''s Words of Wisdom to Cr?sus. (From Book I of the "History." Translated by Rawlinson). II: Babylon and Its Capture by Cyrus. (From Book I of the "History." Translated... more...

  • Gewalt und Ästhetikby Bernd Seidensticker; Martin Vöhler

    De Gruyter 2006; US$ 154.00

    In modern art, central importance is accorded to the diverse experiences of physical and mental violence. The resultant question of the forms of presentation of violence and the reasons for taking pleasure in tragic objects is however one which was already posed in Classical Greece in a comparable fashion. The studies in this volume arose... more...

  • The Histories of Herodotus,I and II (Complete)by Herodotus

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The Histories of Herodotus of Halicarnassus is considered the first work of history in Western literature. Written about 440 BC in the Ionic dialect of classical Greek, The Histories tells the story of the Greco-Persian Wars between the Achaemenid Empire and the Greek city-states in the 5th century BC. Herodotus travelled extensively around the ancient... more...