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- 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...
- De Gruyter 2011; US$ 252.00
The volume collects the most important papers Pierluigi Donini wrote in the last three decades with the aim of promoting a better assessment of post-hellenistic philosophy. By focusing on the mutual confrontation with Plato?s and Aristotle?s texts for the development of both Aristotelianism and Platonism, Donini?s papers provide the readers... more...
- Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 159.99 US$ 137.59
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 16.00
Filled with unforgettable stories of emperors, generals, and religious patriarchs, as well as fascinating glimpses into the life of the ordinary citizen, Lost to the West reveals how much we owe to the Byzantine Empire that was the equal of any in its achievements, appetites, and enduring legacy. For more than a millennium, Byzantium reigned... more...
- 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...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 154.00
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... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1997; US$ 13.95
Gripping. . . . Lombardo's achievement is all the more striking when you consider the difficulties of his task. . . . [He] manages to be respectful of Homer's dire spirit while providing on nearly every page some wonderfully fresh refashioning of his Greek. The result is a vivid and disarmingly hardbitten reworking of a great classic. --Daniel Mendelsohn,... more...