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  • Commentary and Traditionby Pierluigi Donini; Mauro Bonazzi

    De Gruyter 2010; US$ 224.00

    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...

  • Alexander the Great and Hernán Cortésby Justin D. Lyons

    Lexington Books 2015; US$ 89.99

    This biographical pairing of Alexander the Great and Hernán Cortés reflects both upon the character and the leadership abilities of the two famous conquerors. The book joins historical narrative with source analysis and consideration of moral themes revealing underappreciated aspects of their leadership. more...

  • Lords of the Seaby John R. Hale

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00

    "You'd have to be half asleep already not to become hooked by the first few paragraphs of John Hale's Lords of the Sea - The Cleveland Plain Dealer "Hale's simple but vigorous sentences prick up your ears from the first page...one hopes to hear more from him."-Dwight Garner, The New York Times "With something for almost everyone, "Lords of the Sea"... more...

  • The Gods of Olympusby Barbara Graziosi

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 18.99

    CONTENTS Preface: Simonides Was Wise 1 Introduction: A Family Portrait 5 Part I ? Birth: Archaic Greece 15 1. At Home in Greece 17 2. Epic Visions 29 3. Critical Views 43 Part II ? Dialogue: Classical Athens 51 4. An Education for Greece 53 ... more...

  • Cities of the Godsby Doyne Dawson

    Oxford University Press 1992; US$ 134.99

    This historical study of the theory of Utopian communism in ancient Greek thought identifies and assesses the reasons for the decline in Utopian traditions after 150 BC. The author examines the evidence of the survival of Utopian traditions; particularly their influence on early Christianity. more...

  • The Ancient Greeks For Dummiesby Stephen Batchelor

    Wiley 2011; 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...

  • The Oracleby William J. Broad

    Penguin Publishing Group 2007; US$ 17.00

    A gripping modern-day detective story about the scientific quest to understand the Oracle of Delphi Like Walking the Bible , this fascinating book turns a modern eye on an enduring legend. The Oracle of Delphi was one of the most influential figures in ancient Greece. Human mistress of the god Apollo, she had the power to enter into ecstatic communion... more...

  • Helen of Troyby Bettany Hughes

    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...

  • The Historyby Herodotus

    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...

  • Kommentarby Marina Coray

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 133.00

    At the centre of the commentary on Book 19 of the Iliad is the interpretation of the speeches and events at the assembly of the Achaean army at which the argument between Achilles and Agamemnon was settled, thus enabling the Achaeans to take the field in the decisive battle against Hector and the Trojans. more...