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  • 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...

  • Helen of Troyby Bettany Hughes

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 19.95

    For 3,000 years, the woman known as Helen of Troy has been both the ideal symbol of beauty and a reminder of the terrible power beauty can wield.In her search for the identity behind this mythic figure, acclaimed historian Bettany Hughes uses Homer?s account of Helen?s life to frame her own investigation. Tracing the cultural impact that Helen has... 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...

  • Kommentarby Marina Coray

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 133.00

    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$ 133.00

    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 Helen are,... more...

  • The War That Killed Achillesby Caroline Alexander

    Penguin Group US 2009; US$ 16.00

    "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... more...

  • The Portable Greek Readerby W. H. Auden

    Penguin Group US 1977; US$ 18.00

    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...

  • Governmental Intervention in Foreign Trade in Archaic and Classical Greeceby Errietta M.A. Bissa

    BRILL 2009; US$ 136.00

    Through an extensive re-evaluation of existing evidence and the presentation of new avenues of research, the book shows that Greek and non-Greek states in the archaic and classical periods intervened greatly in foreign trade. more...

  • Kommentarby Claude Brügger

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 133.00

    The main focus of the commentary on book 24 of the Iliad is the interpretation of one of the most exciting and moving scenes in the epic: how the Trojan King, Priam, makes his way to his deadly enemy Achilles, at whose hands his son Hector had died; how the god Hermes guides him almost mystically into the Greek camp; how Achilles, at the end of an... more...

  • Why Socrates Diedby Robin Waterfield

    McClelland & Stewart 2010; US$ 21.00

    A revisionist account of the most famous trial and execution in Western civilization ? one with great resonance for modern society In the spring of 399 BCE, the elderly philosopher Socrates stood trial in his native Athens. The court was packed, and after being found guilty by his peers, Socrates died by drinking a cup of poison hemlock, his execution... more...