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  • Why Homer Mattersby Adam Nicolson

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 30.99

    "Adam Nicolson writes popular books as popular books used to be, a breeze rather than a scholarly sweat, but humanely erudite, elegantly written, passionately felt?and his excitement is contagious."?James Wood, The New Yorker Adam Nicolson employs Homeric thinking as the foundation myth to understand the evolution of Greek consciousness and to... more...

  • Brick Greek Mythsby Amanda Brack; Monica Sweeney; Becky Thomas

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 19.95

    Meet the Greek gods as you have never seen them—in LEGO form! Enjoy these fascinating myths, reimagined through elaborate scenes and colorful LEGO bricks in one thousand color photographs! This book shares a unique retelling of some of the most widely known and loved Greek myths, from the stories of Athena, Poseidon, and Pandora to the twelve labors... more...

  • Thermopylaeby Ernle Bradford

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 5.99

    In 480 B.C. Persian king Xerxes led a massive invasion of Greece. A critical point in this invasion was the battle for the pass at Thermopylae ("Hot Gates" in Greek). Xerxes had amassed one of the largest armies yet known to man, while Leonidas's troops were a small fraction of the Persian horde. Despite the overwhelming odds, Leonidas and his men... 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...

  • Antike U Abendland 2007by Werner von Koppenfels; Helmut Krasser; Wilhelm Kühlmann

    Walter de Gruyter, Inc. 2007; US$ 246.00

    The ANTIKE UND ABENDLAND yearbook was founded immediately after the Second World War by Bruno Snell as a forum for interdisciplinary discussion of topics from Antiquity and the history of their later effects. The Editorial Board contains representatives from the disciplines of Classical Studies, Ancient History, Germanic Studies, Romance Studies... 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...

  • Kommentarby Martha Krieter-Spiro

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 133.00

    This commentary on the 3rd book of the Iliad concentrates on the interpretation of the ceremonial single combat between the rivals for Helen, Paris and Menelaus ? a scene that reflects the origins of the Trojan War. The famous parade before the walls presents Agamemnon, Odysseus and Ajax, as well as revealing just how much in love Paris and Helen are,... more...

  • Why Socrates Diedby Robin Waterfield

    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...