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  • Herodotusby Jennifer T. Roberts

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 9.99

    Herodotus has come to be respected by most scholars as a responsible and important historian. Herodotus was both a critical thinker and a lively storyteller, a traveller who was both tourist and anthropologist. Like Homer, he set out to memorialize great deeds in words; more narrowly, he determined to discover the causes of the wars between Greece... more...

  • A History of the Hellenistic Worldby R. Malcolm Errington

    Wiley 2011; US$ 53.95

    A History of the Hellenistic World provides an engaging look at the Macedonian monarchies in the period following the reign of Alexander the Great, and examines their impact on the Greek world. Offers a clearly organized narrative with particular emphasis on state and governmental structures Makes extensive use of inscriptions in translation to... more...

  • Amazonen zwischen Griechen und Skythenby Alexander Weiß; Charlotte Schubert

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 154.00

    Until now, the image of the Amazons that prevailed in classical antiquity has been predominantly interpreted within the framework of gender discourse. However,Amazons have been paradigmatic in all literary and pictorial genres and through all epochs of antiquity as representatives of various contrast in myth and history, including the familiar and... more...

  • 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...

  • The Victor's Crownby David Potter

    Quercus Publishing 2011; US$ 15.45

    What is sport and why do we love it? These two questions drive David Potter's analysis of the western tradition of competitive athletics from eighth century BC to the sixth century AD. The story of ancient sport offers a paradigm for the tale of sport in our own time. Incorporating the latest research, 'The Victor's Crown' opens with an analysis of... more...

  • Materiality and Consumption in the Bronze Age Mediterraneanby Louise Steel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00

     While traditional archaeologies in the East Mediterranean have tended to be reductive in their approach to material culture and how it was produced, used, and exchanged, this book reviews current research on material culture, focusing on issues such as the biography of objects, inalienable possessions, and hybridization ? exploring how these issues... more...

  • Approaching the Ancient Artifactby Amalia Avramidou; Denise Demetriou

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 210.00

    This book offers a fresh and timely perspectiveon the study of ancient art and archaeology. Through a series of essays, the volume explores the links between text and image and offers innovative readings of narrative scenes on pottery and sculpture. Topics treated include gender in antiquity, myth and art, and Athenian ritual and politics. This volume... more...

  • 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...

  • SPARTA PBby Michael Whitby

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 39.95

    First Published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. 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...