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- 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...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00
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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 77.99
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...
- 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...