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  • The Letters of Psellosby Michael Jeffreys; Marc D. Lauxtermann

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 139.99 US$ 125.99

    The Letters of Psellos is the first detailed study of the correspondence of Michael Psellos, a preeminent Byzantine intellectual, politician, and writer. Structured in two parts, it juxtaposes five essays offering detailed historical and literary analyses of selected letters with annotated summaries of the entirety of Psellos' correspondence. more...

  • The Rise of Athensby Anthony Everitt

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 21.00

    A magisterial account of how a tiny city-state in ancient Greece became history?s most influential civilization, from the bestselling author of acclaimed biographies of Cicero, Augustus, and Hadrian   Filled with tales of adventure and astounding reversals of fortune, The Rise of Athens celebrates the city-state that transformed the world?from... more...

  • A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiositiesby J.C. McKeown

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.69

    A light-hearted portrait of the origins of modern medicine in the ancient world more...

  • The Ancient Greeksby Edith Hall

    Random House 2016; US$ 12.68

    They gave us democracy, philosophy, poetry, rational science, the joke. They built the Parthenon and the Library of Alexandria. They wrote the timeless myths of Odysseus and Oedipus, and the histories of Leonidas?s three hundred Spartans and Alexander the Great. But who were the ancient Greeks? And what was it that enabled them to achieve so much?... more...

  • Why Are There Differences in the Gospels?by Michael R. Licona; Craig A. Evans

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 23.99 US$ 21.59

    Why are there differences in the stories of the Gospels? Licona turns to Greek classicist Plutarch for an answer, assessing differences that appeared when Plutarch told the same story more than once in his Lives . He suggests the differences in the Gospels often resulted from their authors employing the same compositional devices used by Plutarch. more...

  • Aristotle and Confucius on Rhetoric and Truthby Haixia Lan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The current study argues that different cultures can coexist better today if we focus not only on what separates them but also on what connects them. To do so, the author discusses how both Aristotle and Confucius see rhetoric as a mode of thinking that is indispensable to the human understanding of the truths of things or dao -the-way, or, how both... more...

  • Truth and History in the Ancient Worldby Lisa Hau; Ian Ruffell

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This collection of essays investigates histories in the ancient world and the extent to which the producers and consumers of those histories believed them to be true. Ancient Greek historiographers repeatedly stressed the importance of truth to history; yet they also purported to believe in myth, distorted facts for nationalistic or moralizing purposes,... more...

  • Tragedy on the Comic Stageby Matthew C. Farmer

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99 US$ 65.69

    Aristophanes' engagement with tragedy is one of the most striking features of his comedies. Tragedy on the Comic Stage contextualizes this engagement with tragedy within Greek comedy as a genre by examining paratragedy in the fragments of Aristophanes' contemporaries and successors in the fifth and fourth centuries. more...

  • Greek Tragedies as Plays for Performanceby David Raeburn

    Wiley 2016; US$ 44.95 US$ 38.96

    This is a unique introduction to Greek tragedy that explores the plays as dramatic artifacts intended for performance and pays special attention to construction, design, staging, and musical composition. Written by a scholar who combines his academic understanding of Greek tragedy with his singular theatrical experience of producing these ancient... more...

  • Women Classical Scholarsby Rosie Wyles; Edith Hall

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 124.99 US$ 112.49

    This volume celebrates the women born between the Renaissance and 1913 who played significant roles in the history of classical scholarship. Synthesizing incisive case-studies with overviews of the evolution of the discipline, it explores their legacy and provides scholars of today with the female intellectual ancestors they did not know they had. more...