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- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 84.99
Stephen Scully offers a reading of Hesiod's Theogony and an account of the poem's classical and post-classical reception up to Milton's Paradise Lost . He proposes that the poem be read as a hymn to Zeus and a city-state creation myth, and discusses Hesiod's artful narrative style in relation to Homer's. more...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 43.99
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...
- Oxford University Press 2012; US$ 79.99
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...
- Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 30.99
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...
- Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 12.99
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...
- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 159.99
Modern studies of classical utopian thought are usually restricted to the Republic and Laws of Plato, producing the impression that Greek speculation about ideal states was invariably authoritarian and hierarchical. This book, however, sets Plato in the context of the whole ancient tradition of philosophical utopia. It distinguishes two types of... more...
- 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...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 19.99 US$ 15.99
The civilisation of the Ancient Greeks has been immensely influential on the language, politics, educational systems, philosophy, science and arts of Western culture. As well as instigating itself as the birthplace of the Olympics, Ancient Greece is famous for its literature, philosophy, mythology and the beautiful architecture- to which thousands... more...
- 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...