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- 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 Nicolson explores the places forever haunted by their Homeric heroes. From Sicily, awash with wildflowers shadowed... more...
- University of Chicago Press 2010; US$ 32.00
In this wide-ranging study, Richard Neer offers a new way to understand the epoch-making sculpture of classical Greece. Working at the intersection of art history, archaeology, literature, and aesthetics, he reveals a people fascinated with the power of sculpture to provoke wonder in beholders. Wonder, not accuracy, realism, naturalism or... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 140.00
The importance of cultural contacts in the East Mediterranean has long been recognized and is the focus of ongoing international research. Fieldwork in the Aegean, Egypt, Cyprus, and the Levant continues to add to our understanding of the nature of this contact and its social and economic significance, particularly to the cultures of the Aegean. Despite... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95
This volume introduces the reader to every important aspect of the society of Sparta, the dominant power in southern Greece from the seventh century B.C. and the great rival of Athens in the fifth and fourth centuries. Michael Whitby presents essays on key aspects of Spartan history and society, by some of the leading classicists in the world, such... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 60.95
Examining every aspect of the culture from antiquity to the founding of Constantinople in the early Byzantine era, this thoroughly cross-referenced and fully indexed work is written by an international group of scholars. This Encyclopedia is derived from the more broadly focused Encyclopedia of Greece and the Hellenic Tradition , the highly praised... more...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00
Despite its importance as document for political life in Athens after 402 B.C.E. and the development of Attic oratory, Lysias? 21st speech has never been the subject of an extensive scholarly commentary. The present volume fills this gap. Focusing on structural, strategic and argumentative aspects of the speech, this thorough commentary is an indispensable... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00
The Prolegomena provide an introduction to the commentary. The volume includes essays on the history of Iliad commentaries and the text, formulaic language and the oral tradition, grammar, meter, characters, plot and chronological structure, narrative technique, and developments in Homeric criticism, as well as an Index of Mycenaean words with brief... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00
The comic is crucial to every culture: mocking established values, transcending the boundaries of morals and proprieties, dodging the laws of accepted logic.Already in the Corinthian black-figure vase-painting of the 7th century, comic images hold an important position. Detlev Wannagat analyses their typology and visual strategies, starting from the... more...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00
This study focuses on the long-neglected relation between metal deposit and find spot. It examines the spatial dimension of Copper and Bronze Age deposit practices between the Danube and Po rivers from a socio-archeological perspective. more...