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Greece

  • By the Spearby Ian Worthington

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 25.99

    Alexander the Great, arguably the most exciting figure from antiquity, waged war as a Homeric hero and lived as one, conquering native peoples and territories on a superhuman scale. From the time he invaded Asia in 334 to his death in 323, he expanded the Macedonian empire from Greece in the west to Asia Minor, the Levant, Egypt, Central Asia and "India"... more...

  • From Prehistoric Villages to Citiesby Jennifer Birch

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Archaeologists have focused a great deal of attention on explaining the evolution of village societies and the transition to a ?Neolithic? way of life. Considerable interest has also concentrated on urbanism and the rise of the earliest cities. Between these two landmarks in human cultural development lies a critical stage in social and political... more...

  • Thebes in the Fifth Century (Routledge Revivals)by Nancy Demand

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    In the fifth century BC Thebes, faced with the challenges presented by defeat and disgrace in the Persian Wars ? it had sided with the invaders ? succeeded not only in regaining its former prominence, but also in laying the groundwork for its hegemony of Greece in the early part of the fourth century. In Thebes in the Fifth Century , first published... more...

  • Athens in Decline (Routledge Revivals)by Claude Mossť

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Athens has, at different times and from different points of view, been cited as a model of moderate democracy and triumphant humanism, or, on the contrary, as an illustration of the disorders due to demagoguery and misguided imperialism. Professor Mossť looks beyond these judgments to discuss the exceptional destiny of Athens ? a city which for two... more...

  • Alcibiades (Routledge Revivals)by Walter M. Ellis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    In Alcibiades , first published in 1989, one of the most colourful and controversial figures of fifth-century Athens is presented in a sympathetic light. The author sets out to demonstrate how, in his manipulation of the Spartan representatives in 420 BC, in his successful formation of an Athenian-Argive alliance, and in his plan for the conquest... more...

  • Herodotos the Historian (Routledge Revivals)by K. H. Waters

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    The work of Herodotos of Halikarnassos, ?the father of history?, differs in many ways from that of modern historians, and it poses special problems to the student. Herodotos? history of the Persian Wars, written in the second half of the fifth century BC, was both the first attempt at a comprehensive history and the first lengthy prose narrative... more...

  • Aristocratic Society in Ancient Crete (Routledge Revivals)by R. F. Willetts

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    Aristocratic Society in Ancient Crete , first published in 1955, investigates the emergence and progress of Dorian society on Crete from the 8 th century BC onwards. The major contribution of Cretan culture in this period was in the field of law ? law and order are traditionally linked, and Dorian Crete remained steadfast in its pursuit of order.... more...

  • Herodotus and Greek History (Routledge Revivals)by John Hart

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    Herodotus has shaped our knowledge of life, religion, war and politics in ancient Greece immeasurably, as well as being one of the most entertaining of all Classical Greek authors: fascinating, perceptive, accessible and not at all pretentious. Herodotus and Greek History , first published in 1982, examines the themes and preoccupations which form... more...

  • Taken at the Floodby Robin Waterfield

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 18.99

    The Romans first set military foot on Greek soil in 229 BCE; only sixty or so years later it was all over, and shortly thereafter Greece became one of the first provinces of the emerging Roman Empire. It was an incredible journey - a swift, brutal, and determined conquest of the land to whose art, philosophy, and culture the Romans owed so much. Rome... more...

  • The Sacred and the Feminine in Ancient Greeceby Sue Blundell; Margaret Williamson; Margaret Williamson**Nfa***

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95

    In classical Greece women were almost entirely excluded from public life. Yet the feminine was accorded a central place in religious thought and ritual.This volume explores the often paradoxical centrality of the feminine in Greek culture, showing how out of sight was not out of mind. The contributors adopt perspectives from a wide range of disciplines,... more...