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  • Byzantium: A Very Short Introductionby Peter Sarris

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • Berenice II Euergetisby Branko F. van Oppen de Ruiter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Berenice II Euergetis (267-6-221 BCE), the daughter of King Magas of Cyrene (Libya) and wife of King Ptolemy III of Egypt, was queen at an important juncture in Hellenistic history. This collection of four essays focuses on aspects of chronology, genealogy and marital practices, royal ideology and queenship. more...

  • Berenice II Euergetisby Branko F. van Oppen de Ruiter

    Palgrave Macmillan 2015; US$ 90.00

    Berenice II Euergetis (267-6-221 BCE), the daughter of King Magas of Cyrene (Libya) and wife of King Ptolemy III of Egypt, was queen at an important juncture in Hellenistic history. This collection of four essays focuses on aspects of chronology, genealogy and marital practices, royal ideology and queenship. more...

  • Aristophanes and Alcibiadesby Michael Vickers

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 86.73

    The conventional view of Aristophanes bristles with problems. Important testimony for Alcibiades? paramount role in comedy is consistently disregarded, and the tradition that ?masks were made to look like the komodoumenoi , so that before an actor spoke a word, the audience would recognize who was being attacked? is hardly ever invoked.... 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...

  • 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...

  • Hellenistic Livesby Plutarch; Robin Waterfield; Andrew Erskine

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 10.99

    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...

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

    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...

  • Frontiers of Pleasureby Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi

    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...

  • A Small Greek Worldby Irad Malkin

    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...