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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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Structure, Image, Ornamentby Peter Schultz; Ralf Von den Hoff

    Oxbow Books 2014; US$ 40.00

    This volume presents the proceedings of a conference hosted by the American School of Classical Studies, Athens and the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Athens in 2004. There are additional contributions from Patricia Butz, Robin Osborne, Katherine Schwab, Justin St. P. Walsh, Hilda Westervelt and Lorenz Winkler-Horacek. The contents are divided... more...

  • Thermopylaeby Ernle Bradford

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 5.99

    In 480 BCE, 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...

  • Leges et decreta annorum 300/299 ? 230/29by Michael J. Osborne; Sean G. Byrne

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 419.00

    The fascicle includes 291 laws and decrees from between 300/299 and 229/8 BCE, which was as really turbulent period in the history of Athens. As literary sources are largely missing for thee years, the inscriptions are of particular importance. They witness the interior disposition of the city, its dependence on the Hellenistic kings, and its struggle... more...