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- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 126.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Walter de Gruyter, Inc. 2009; US$ 237.00
The ANTIKE UND ABENDLAND yearbook was founded immediately after the Second World War by Bruno Snell as a forum for interdisciplinary discussion of topics from Antiquity and the history of their later effects. The Editorial Board contains representatives from the disciplines of Classical Studies, Ancient History, Germanic Studies, Romance Studies and... more...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 126.00
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...
- 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...
- MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99
This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This book features a table of contents linked to every chapter. The book was designed for optimal navigation on the Kindle, PDA, Smartphone, and other electronic readers. It is formatted to display on all electronic devices including the Kindle, Smartphones and other... more...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 52.50
Though Greece is traditionally seen as an agrarian society, cattle were essential to Greek communal life, through religious sacrifice and dietary consumption. Cattle were also pivotal in mythology: gods and heroes stole cattle, expected sacrifices of cattle, and punished those who failed to provide them. The Cattle of the Sun ranges over a wealth... more...