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- 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...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 231.00
The archaeology of Greece remains ensconced in traditional discourses of classics and art history. In recent decades, fieldwork has led to new research directions, allowing us to reevaluate classical archaeology as a distinct field generating its own research questions. This book compiles case studies of current fieldwork in the Greek... more...
- Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00
Lord Byron described Greece as great, fallen, and immortal, a characterization more apt than he knew. Through most of its long history, Greece was poor. But in the classical era, Greece was densely populated and highly urbanized. Many surprisingly healthy Greeks lived in remarkably big houses and worked for high wages at specialized occupations. Middle-class... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00
During the heady, democratic days of the fifth and fourth centuries, the poorer members of Athenian society, the lower two classes of zeugitai and thetes, enjoyed an unprecedented dominance in both domestic and foreign politics. At home, the participatory nature of the constitution required their presence not only in the lawcourts and assembly,... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00
Anders Cullhed?s study explores the early Christian confrontation with pagan culture as a remote anticipation of many later clashes between religious orthodoxy and literary fictionality. After a careful survey of Saint Augustine?s long drawn-out farewell to ancient myth and poetry, Cullhed examines other Late Antique dismissals as well... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 125.00
This book examines the origins of ancient Greek Science using the vehicles of blood, blood vessels, and the heart. Careful attention to biomedical writers in the ancient world as well as to philosophical and literary work of writers prior to the Hippocratic authors produce an interesting story of how science progressed and the critical context in... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95
Between ancient Greece and modern psyche lies a divide of not only three thousand years, but two cultures that are worlds apart in art, technology, economics and the accelerating flood of historical events. This unique collection of essays from an international selection of contributors offers compelling evidence for the natural connection and relevance... more...
- Random House 2015; US$ 31.98
Who were the ancient Greeks? They gave us democracy, philosophy, poetry, rational science, the joke. But what was it that enabled them to achieve so much? The ancient Greeks were a geographically disparate people whose civilization lasted over twenty centuries ? and that made us who we are today. And here Edith Hall gives us a revelatory... more...
- De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00
The numerous extant grave monuments from Attica are important for our understanding of the beliefs that the Athenians held about death. The author analyses grave types, imagery, and inscriptions from the Geometric through the Classical period and compares these to later Christian traditions. more...
- HarperCollins Canada 2015; US$ 1.99
Considered to be one of the founding works of western history, The Histories by the Greek historian Herodotus serves as a comprehensive record of the history and politics of ancient Greece, its allies, and its enemies, during the fifth century BC. Covering the period leading up to and during the Greco-Persian Wars, Herodotus?s written account was... more...