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  • Herodotus and Religion in the Persian Warsby Jon D. Mikalson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2004; US$ 29.99

    The two great Persian invasions of Greece, in 490 and 480-79 B.C., both repulsed by the Greeks, provide our best opportunity for understanding the interplay of religion and history in ancient Greece. Using the Histories of Herodotus as well as other historical and archaeological sources, Jon Mikalson shows how the Greeks practiced their religion... more...

  • Honor Thy Godsby Jon D. Mikalson

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    In Honor Thy Gods Jon Mikalson uses the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides to explore popular religious beliefs and practices of Athenians in the fifth and fourth centuries B.C. and examines how these playwrights portrayed, manipulated, and otherwise represented popular religion in their plays. He discusses the central role of honor... more...

  • Satyric Playby Carl Shaw

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 77.99 US$ 67.07

    From archaic Greece to the Roman Empire, the remains of comic and satyric performances reveal a range of literary, aesthetic, historical, religious, and geographical connections. Satyric Play analyzes the details of this interplay diachronically, showing that comedy and satyr plays influenced each other in nearly all stages of their development. more...

  • Frontiers of Pleasureby Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi

    Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 79.99 US$ 68.79

    Frontiers of Pleasure presents critical issues regarding Greek conceptions of aesthetic response while questioning influential modern notions of the aesthetic. Despite a recent rebirth of interest in the field of aesthetics, no extensive discussion of this fundamental topic has hitherto been available. more...

  • Clitophon's Challengeby Hugh H. Benson

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 64.99 US$ 55.89

    Hugh H. Benson explores Plato's answer to Clitophon's challenge, the question of how one can acquire the knowledge Socrates argues is essential to human flourishing-knowledge we all seem to lack. more...

  • A Small Greek Worldby Irad Malkin

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 30.99 US$ 26.65

    Should we admire the Greeks for having created their civilization in spite of, or because of, the enormous distances separating their independent communities? The book claims it was a network-dynamics of Small World formation that rapidly foreshortened Mediterranean spaces, thus allowing the flows of civilizational content and self-aware notions of... more...

  • Pausaniasby Pausanias; Susan E. Alcock; John F. Cherry; Jas Elsner

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 43.99 US$ 37.83

    Pausanias, the Greek historian and traveler, lived and wrote around the second century AD, during the period when Greece had fallen peacefully to the Roman Empire. While fragments from this period abound, Pausanias' Periegesis ("description") of Greece is the only fully preserved text of travel writing to have survived. This collection uses Pausanias... more...

  • The Scythians 700?300 BCby E.V. Cernenko; Angus McBride

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 10.99

    Though the 'Scythian period' in the history of Eastern Europe lasted little more than 400 years, the impression these horsemen made upon the history of their times was such that a thousand years after they had ceased to exist as a sovereign people, their heartland and the territories which they dominated far beyond it continued to be known as 'greater... more...

  • Hellenistic Livesby Plutarch; Robin Waterfield; Andrew Erskine

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 10.99 US$ 9.45

    These ten Lives trace the history of Hellenistic Greece from the rise of Macedon and Alexander's conquest of the Persian empire to the arrival of the Romans. Plutarch's biographies of eminent politicians, rulers, and soldiers combine vivid portraits with a wealth of historical information. more...

  • Byzantium: A Very Short Introductionby Peter Sarris

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    From the fourth to the fifteenth century AD the Byzantine Empire flourished as a powerful economic, cultural, and military force, whose influence stretched from Spain to Egypt. Peter Sarris explores the fusion of Greek and Roman civilization at the heart of the Byzantine Empire, and charts its struggle for survival against external challenges. more...