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  • Archaisches Lachenby Detlev Wannagat

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The comic is crucial to every culture: mocking established values, transcending the boundaries of morals and proprieties, dodging the laws of accepted logic.Already in the Corinthian black-figure vase-painting of the 7th century, comic images hold an important position. Detlev Wannagat analyses their typology and visual strategies, starting from the... more...

  • Leges et decreta annorum 300/299 ? 230/29by Michael J. Osborne; Sean G. Byrne

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 419.00

    The fascicle includes 291 laws and decrees from 300/299 until 229/8 which were really turbulent times in the history of Athens. As literally sources are largely missing, the inscriptions are of particular importance. All inscriptions are referenced by indices. more...

  • Wandering Greeksby Robert Garland

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Most classical authors and modern historians depict the ancient Greek world as essentially stable and even static, once the so-called colonization movement came to an end. But Robert Garland argues that the Greeks were highly mobile, that their movement was essential to the survival, success, and sheer sustainability of their society, and that this... more...

  • The Gods of Olympusby Barbara Graziosi

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 28.99

    An elegant and entertaining account of the transformations of the Greek gods across the ages, from antiquity to the Renaissance and the present day The gods of Olympus are the most colorful characters of Greek civilization: even in antiquity, they were said to be cruel, oversexed, mad, or just plain silly. Yet for all their foibles and flaws,... more...

  • Der Gott des Gelagesby Alexander Heinemann

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    Images of Dionysos and his followers grace the painted drinking vessels of ancient Athens in their thousands. Against the background of revelry for which these vessels were produced, this volume presents a comprehensive interpretation of the colourful world of the images. These range from mythical tales about the god of wine, to the lecherous activities... more...

  • Why Homer Mattersby Adam Nicolson

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 30.99

    In this passionate, deeply personal book, Adam Nicolson explains why Homer matters--to him, to you, to the world--in a text full of twists, turns and surprises In a spectacular journey through mythical and modern landscapes, Adam Nicolson explores the places forever haunted by their Homeric heroes. From Sicily, awash with wildflowers shadowed... more...

  • The Athenian Agoraby Laura Gawlinski

    American School of Classical Studies at Athens 2014; US$ 10.00

    Written for the general visitor, the Athenian Agora Museum Guide is a companion to the 2010 edition of the Athenian Agora Site Guide and leads the reader through all of the display spaces within the Stoa of Attalos in the Athenian Agora — the terrace, the ground-floor colonnade, and the newly opened upper story. The guide also discusses each case... more...

  • H Aρχαία Aγορά της Aθήναςby Laura Gawlinski; Μ; ι; χ; ά; λ; α; ρ; ο; υ; Μ; α; ρ; ί; α;

    American School of Classical Studies at Athens 2014; US$ 10.00

    Ο Οδηγός του Μουσείου της Αρχαίας Αγοράς της Αθήνας είναι γραμμένοςγια... 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 Oracleby William J. Broad

    Penguin Group US 2007; US$ 16.00

    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...