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  • 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...

  • Handbook of Greek Architectureby Monika Truemper

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 308.00

    Greek Architecture is the first comprehensive English handbook on ancient Greek architecture since W.B. Dinsmoor's 1927 standard work. Offering an in-depth examination of the subject, it focuses in particular on civic, commercial, and domestic architecture, topics long neglected in favor of sacred architecture. The volume serves as a manual to the... 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...

  • The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilizationby Simon Hornblower; Antony Spawforth; Esther Eidinow

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 44.99

    What did the ancient Greeks eat and drink? What role did migration play? Why was emperor Nero popular with the ordinary people but less so with the upper classes? Why (according to ancient authors) was Oedipus ('with swollen foot') so called?For over 2,000 years the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome have captivated our collective imagination... more...

  • Trade, Transport and Society in the Ancient World (Routledge Revivals)by Onno Van Nijf; Fik Meijer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This book, first published in 1992, presents an introduction to the nature of trade and transport in antiquity through a selection of translated literary, papyrological, epigraphical and legal sources. These texts illustrate a range of aspects of ancient trade and transport: from the role of the authorities, to the status of traders, to the capacity... more...

  • The Antiatticistby Stefano Valente

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The so-called Antiatticista is a Greek Atticistic lexicon (2nd cent. CE), rich in quotations from classical writers, many from works now lost. The author approved a broader idea of Attic language in contrast to the most rigorous Atticists. The first critical edition of this work is prefaced by a study on the textual tradition, authorship, typology... more...

  • Callimachus: The Hymnsby Susan A. Stephens

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 26.99

    Callimachus was arguably the most important poet of the Hellenistic age, for two reasons: his engagement with previous theorists of poetry and his wide-ranging poetic experimentation. Of his poetic oeuvre, which exceeded what we now have of Theocritus, Aratus, Posidippus, and Apollonius combined, only his six hymns and around fifty of his epigrams... more...

  • The Edinburgh Companion to Ancient Greece and Romeby Edward Bispham; Thomas Harrison; Brian Sparkes

    Edinburgh University Press 2010; US$ 57.99

    The Edinburgh Companion, newly available in paperback, is a gateway to the fascinating worlds of ancient Greece and Rome. Wide-ranging in its approach, it demonstrates the multifaceted nature of classical civilisation and enables readers to gain guidance in drawing together the perspectives and methods of different disciplines, from philosophy to history,... more...

  • Favorite Greek Mythsby Bob Blaisdell

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 3.00

    Exciting collection invites youngsters to relive the adventures, calamities, and conquests of fascinating characters created by Homer, Hesiod, Sophocles and other ancient storytellers. Includes imaginative tales of Pandora's box, King Midas and his golden touch, the dreaded Cyclops, Hades and Persephone, Narcissus and Echo, and many more. more...

  • History of Greek Cultureby Jacob Burckhardt

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 19.95

    This monumental work by a distinguished European scholar presents a scrupulously realistic approach to ancient Greek civilization. Professor Burckhardt dispenses with superficial and sentimental views of ancient Greece to embrace a more sophisticated and accurate vision of a complex culture that practiced both the best and worst elements of the social... more...