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Greece

  • Cultural Practices and Material Culture in Archaic and Classical Creteby Oliver Pilz; Gunnar Seelentag

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    Crete offers rich material for investigating questions at the heart of research on social organization in ancient Greece. The essays in these proceedings use archeological and historical approaches to analyze the processes of structural change that took place in the cities of Crete during the archaic and classical periods, bringing together for the... 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...

  • Pericles of Athensby Vincent Azoulay; Janet Lloyd; Paul Cartledge

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.00

    Pericles has had the rare distinction of giving his name to an entire period of history, embodying what has often been taken as the golden age of the ancient Greek world. ?Periclean? Athens witnessed tumultuous political and military events, and achievements of the highest order in philosophy, drama, poetry, oratory, and architecture. Pericles of... more...

  • Household Interestsby Cheryl Anne Cox

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 34.50

    Household Interests is one of the first books to explore in-depth the nature of the Greek household ( oikos ) in classical Athens. Whereas the oikos traditionally has been defined as the household of the nuclear family in Greece, Cheryl Anne Cox reveals it as a much more fluid structure, taking care to distinguish between the concepts of "household"... more...

  • The Experiences of Tiresiasby Nicole Loraux; Paula Wissing

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 44.95

    Nicole Loraux has devoted much of her writing to charting the paths of the Greek "imaginary," revealing a collective masculine psyche fraught with ambivalence as it tries to grasp the differences between nature and culture, body and soul, woman and man. The Experiences of Tiresias , its title referring to the shepherd struck blind after glimpsing... more...

  • Ancient Greek Novelsby Susan A. Stephens; John J. Winkler

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 69.95

    The recent discovery of fragments from such novels as Iolaos , Phoinikika , Sesonchosis , and Metiochos and Parthenope has dramatically increased the library catalogue of ancient novels, calling for a fresh survey of the field. In this volume Susan Stephens and John Winkler have reedited all of the identifiable novel fragments, including the... more...

  • The Structure of Thucydides' "History"by III Hunter R. Rawlings

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 36.95

    In a new and controversial interpretation of the literary structure of Thucydides history of the Peloponnesian War, Hunter Rawlings contends that Thucydides consciously divided the war into two parallel ten-year conflicts with a period of nominal peace in the middle. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand... more...

  • The Face of Natureby Garth Tissol

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 31.50

    In these reflections on the mercurial qualities of style in Ovid's Meta-morphoses , Garth Tissol contends that stylistic features of the ever-shifting narrative surface, such as wordplay, narrative disruption, and the self-conscious reworking of the poetic tradition, are thematically significant. It is the style that makes the process of reading... more...

  • The Shield of Homerby Keith Stanley

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 61.50

    In this masterly interpretation of narrative sequence in the Iliad , Keith Stanley not only sharpens the current debate over the date and creation of the poem, but also challenges the view of this work as primarily a celebration of heroic force. He begins by studying the intricate ring-composition in the verses describing Achilles' shield, then extends... more...

  • The Age of Graceby Bonnie MacLachlan

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Although "grace" in today's secular usage often connotes beauty or good manners, to the ancient Greeks it was both an aesthetic and a moral concept central to social order--a transformative power grounded in favor, thanks, repayment, delight, pleasure, and, above all, reciprocity. Here Bonnie MacLachlan explores the Greek concept of grace, or charis... more...