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  • Letters on Ethicsby Lucius Annaeus Seneca; Margaret Graver; A. A. Long; Margaret Graver; A. A. Long

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 52.00

    The Roman statesman and philosopher Seneca (4 BCE?65 CE) recorded his moral philosophy and reflections on life as a highly original kind of correspondence. Letters on Ethics includes vivid descriptions of town and country life in Nero?s Italy, discussions of poetry and oratory, and philosophical training for Seneca?s friend Lucilius. This volume,... more...

  • Cities of the Godsby Doyne Dawson

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 159.99

    This historical study of the theory of Utopian communism in ancient Greek thought identifies and assesses the reasons for the decline in Utopian traditions after 150 BC. The author examines the evidence of the survival of Utopian traditions; particularly their influence on early Christianity. more...

  • The Ancient Greeks For Dummiesby Stephen Batchelor

    Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99

    The civilisation of the Ancient Greeks has been immensely influential on the language, politics, educational systems, philosophy, science and arts of Western culture. As well as instigating itself as the birthplace of the Olympics, Ancient Greece is famous for its literature, philosophy, mythology and the beautiful architecture- to which thousands... more...

  • Encyclopedia of Ancient Natural Scientistsby Paul T. Keyser; Georgia L. Irby-Massie

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 66.95

    The Encyclopedia of Ancient Natural Scientists is the first comprehensive English language work to provide a survey of all ancient natural science, from its beginnings through the end of Late Antiquity. A team of over 100 of the world?s experts in the field have compiled this Encyclopedia , including entries which are not mentioned in any other... more...

  • The War That Killed Achillesby Caroline Alexander

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 17.00

    "Spectacular and constantly surprising." -Ken Burns Written with the authority of a scholar and the vigor of a bestselling narrative historian, The War That Killed Achilles is a superb and utterly timely presentation of one of the timeless stories of Western civilization. As she did in The Endurance and The Bounty , New York Times bestselling... more...

  • Kommentarby Marina Coray

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 140.00

    At the centre of the commentary on Book 19 of the Iliad is the interpretation of the speeches and events at the assembly of the Achaean army at which the argument between Achilles and Agamemnon was settled, thus enabling the Achaeans to take the field in the decisive battle against Hector and the Trojans. more...

  • Kommentarby Martha Krieter-Spiro

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 140.00

    This commentary on the 3rd book of the Iliad concentrates on the interpretation of the ceremonial single combat between the rivals for Helen, Paris and Menelaus ? a scene that reflects the origins of the Trojan War. The famous parade before the walls presents Agamemnon, Odysseus and Ajax, as well as revealing just how much in love Paris and... more...

  • The Historyby Herodotus

    ReadHowYouWant 2009; US$ 3.99

    “The History” by Herodotus is a classic masterpiece that is considered to be the very first work of history. The narrative details the war that took place between Persians and Greek city-states. The conflict between the two factions has been described on an ideological basis. An engrossing insight into the rise of Persian Empire. Informative! more...

  • The Portable Greek Readerby W. H. Auden

    Penguin Publishing Group 1977; US$ 20.00

    It is commonplace to say that our civilization is built on the ruins of Greece. W. H. Auden?s splendid anthology locates the truth behind the truism, while filling in the gaps in our knowledge of a people who gave us so much of our cultural legacy. Every page in The Portable Greek Reader contains some fundamental precursor of the ways in which we... more...

  • Iliadby Homer; Stanley Lombardo

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1997; US$ 13.95

    Gripping. . . . Lombardo's achievement is all the more striking when you consider the difficulties of his task. . . . [He] manages to be respectful of Homer's dire spirit while providing on nearly every page some wonderfully fresh refashioning of his Greek. The result is a vivid and disarmingly hardbitten reworking of a great classic. --Daniel Mendelsohn,... more...