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  • 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...

  • The Oxford Handbook of Greek and Roman Coinageby William E. Metcalf

    Oxford University Press, USA 2012; US$ 149.99

    A large gap exists in the literature of ancient numismatics between general works intended for collectors and highly specialized studies addressed to numismatists. Indeed, there is hardly anything produced by knowledgeable numismatists that is easily accessible to the academic community at large or the interested lay reader. The Oxford Handbook of... more...

  • Why Homer Mattersby Adam Nicolson

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 30.99

    In this passionate, deeply personal book, Adam Nicolson explains why Homer matters?to him, to you, to the world?in a text full of twists, turns and surprises In a spectacular journey through mythical and modern landscapes, Adam Nicholson explores the places forever haunted by their Homeric heroes. From Sicily, awash with wildflowers shadowed by... 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...

  • Handbook of Greek Architectureby Monika Truemper

    De Gruyter 2015; 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...

  • Intellectuals in Politics in the Greek World (Routledge Revivals)by Frank Vatai

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Intellectuals in Politics in the Greek World , first published in 1984, was the first comprehensive study of this recurrent theme in political sociology with specific reference to antiquity, and led to significant revaluation of the role of intellectuals in everyday political life. The term ?intellectual? is carefully defined, and figures as... more...

  • Violence, Civil Strife and Revolution in the Classical City (Routledge Revivals)by Andrew Lintott

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    Violent conflict between individuals and groups was as common in the ancient world as it has been in more recent history. Detested in theory, it nevertheless became as frequent as war between sovereign states. The importance of such ? stasis ? was recognised by political thinkers of the time, especially Thucydides and Aristotle, both of whom tried... more...

  • Athens after the Peloponnesian War (Routledge Revivals)by Barry Strauss

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Historians are used to studying the origins of war. The rebuilding in the aftermath of war is a subject that ? at least in the case of Athens ? has received far less attention. Along with the problems of reconstructing the economy and replenishing the population, the problem of renegotiating political consensus was equally acute. Athens after... more...

  • Ancient Tyrannyby Sian Lewis

    Edinburgh University Press 2006; US$ 129.35

    Tyrants and tyranny are more than the antithesis of democracy and the mark of political failure: they are a dynamic response to social and political pressures. This book examines the autocratic rulers and dynasties of classical Greece and Rome and the changing concepts of tyranny in political thought and culture. It brings together historians, political... more...

  • The Victor's Crownby David Potter

    Quercus Publishing 2011; US$ 16.35

    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...