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  • Ethical Education in Plutarchby Sophia Xenophontos

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    Bringing together a wide range of texts from both the Parallel Lives and the Moralia , this study puts the moralising agents that Plutarch considers important for ethical development at the heart of its interpretation. Ethical education in Plutarch becomes a distinctive manifestation of paideia vis--vis the intellectual trends of the Imperial... more...

  • American Arcadiaby Peter J. Holliday

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 30.99

    American Arcadia explores the innumerable ways Californians shaped their visual and social culture using models and ideals from the classical tradition more...

  • Hope, Joy, and Affection in the Classical Worldby Ruth R. Caston; Robert A. Kaster

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99

    For all the interest in emotions in antiquity, there has been little study of positive emotions. This collection aims to redress the balance with eleven studies of emotions like hope, joy, good will, and mercy that show some of the complexity these emotions play in ancient literature and thought. more...

  • Sex and the Second-Best Cityby Kenneth Royce Moore

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Sex and the Second-Best City deals with the topics of sex and society in the Laws of Plato with recourse to historical context and modern critical theory. It examines reconstructions of ancient "sexuality" with a view to increased clarification. The text of the Laws is considered, along with many of its literary qualities, its influences and... more...

  • The Battle of Thermopylaeby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    In 480 B.C., the Persian Empire was preparing to attempt another invasion of Greece. Determined to fight against them, Leonidas I raised an army of several thousand men. Both forces headed to the narrow pass of Thermopylae, where the future of Greece was decided in one fell swoop. This book is a practical and accessible guide to understanding more... more...

  • The Battle of Marathonby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    On 13th September 490 B.C., the warlike Persian King Darius I landed his troops in the Greek plains of Marathon, threatening to attack the city of Athens. In response, the Greek city sent citizen soldiers to fiercely defend Attica. The battle played out, resulting in a victory for Athens, thus announcing its legitimacy to all the Greek cities, prompting... more...

  • The Hellenistic Ageby Peter Thonemann

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 11.99

    The three centuries following the conquests of Alexander were perhaps the most thrilling of all periods of ancient history. Culture, ideas, and individuals travelled freely over vast areas from the Rhone to the Indus, whilst dynasts battled for dominion over Alexander's great empire. Thonemann presents a brief history of this globalized world. more...

  • Courtesans and Fishcakes: The Consuming Passions of Classical Athens (Text Only)by James Davidson

    HarperCollins Publishers 2016; US$ 13.40

    A brilliantly entertaining and innovative history of the ancient Athenians? consuming passions for food, wine and sex. more...

  • Parmenides? Visionby Stuart B. Martin

    UPA 2016; US$ 79.99

    This book intends to establish, against his numerous modern critics, that the ancient philosopher Parmenides was a mystic. Instead of arriving at his conclusions by cold reason, Parmenides found the unity of Being, which he called ?the Truth,? by turning to a life of meditation. more...

  • Athenian Lettering of the Fifth Century B.C.by Stephen V. Tracy

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 168.00

    There has been much debate about the dates of 5 th century B.C. Athenian inscriptions and the hands of the inscribers. This book brings order to the study of hands of 5 th century B.C. Athens by setting out a methodology, by discussing critically the attempts of others to identify hands, and by presenting studies of 11 inscribers. It narrows the... more...