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- 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...
- De Gruyter 2009; US$ 133.00
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...
- Princeton University Press 2010; US$ 55.00
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...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 51.95
In this revised edition, Matthew Dillon and Lynda Garland have expanded the chronological range of Ancient Greece to include the Greek world of the fourth century. The sourcebook now ranges from the first lines of Greek literature to the death of Alexander the Great, covering all of the main historical periods and social phenomena of ancient Greece.... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1983; US$ 42.00
If a scholar wishes to create a picture of a topical society in all its aspects, there is little of what he needs to know that he cannot know, although there may still be much that he cannot understand. For the history of Greece and Rome, there is a great deal that is simply unknowable. From the end of the archaic age of Greece, there is an unbroken... more...