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Greece

  • Mercury's Wingsby Richard J. A. Talbert; Fred S. Naiden

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 84.99

    Mercury's Wings marks a milestone as the first-ever volume devoted to ancient communications. Its eighteen wide-ranging essays by art historians, Assyriologists, Classicists and Egyptologists explore communications as a powerful vehicle not just for the transmission of information, but also for the conduct of religion, commerce, diplomacy, culture... more...

  • Cultural Perceptions of Violence in the Hellenistic Worldby Michael Champion; Lara O'Sullivan

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Violence had long been central to the experience of Hellenistic Greek cities and to their civic discourses. This volume asks how these discourses were shaped and how they functioned within the particular cultural constructs of the Hellenistic world. It was a period in which warfare became more professionalised, and wars increasingly ubiquitous.... more...

  • The Road to Spartaby Dean Karnazes

    Atlantic Books 2017; US$ 11.99

    In 490 BCE Pheidippides ran for 36 hours straight from Athens to Sparta to seek help in defending Athens from a Persian invasion. He was hailed as a hero and his run stands enduringly as one of greatest physical accomplishments in history. Dean Karnazes honours this achievement and his own Greek heritage by attempting this ancient journey in modern... more...

  • Petras, Siteia Iby Metaxia Tsipopoulou

    INSTAP 2017; US$ 43.55

    This volume is the first of two that represent the final publication of Sector I of the Prepalatial–Postpalatial Minoan urban settlement and palace of Petras, Siteia, located in eastern Crete, and it presents the results of the excavations conducted there from 1985 to 2000. Individual chapters focus on the architecture (Tsipopoulou), cooking... more...

  • Stadtverteidigung / Poliorketikaby Aeneas Tacticus; Kai Brodersen

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 45.99

    Since 1923 the Sammlung Tusculum has published authoritative editions of Greek and Latin works together with a German translation. The original texts are comprehensively annotated, and feature an introductory chapter. In the new volumes, additional essays delve into specific aspects of the works, illuminating their historical context... more...

  • The Bacchaeby Euripides

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 0.99

    Euripides was one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens, the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles. Some ancient scholars attributed ninety-five plays to him, of these, eighteen or nineteen have survived complete. Euripides is identified with theatrical innovations that have profoundly influenced drama down to modern times, especially... more...

  • Delphesby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 4.99

    Partez à la découverte de Delphes avec ce Grand Article Universalis ! Pour les Grecs, Delphes était le centre géographique du monde : les deux aigles dépêchés par Zeus depuis les bords du disque terrestre s'y étaient rejoints. Aussi le nombril (omphalos) terrestre y était-il représenté dans la fosse oraculaire (adyton) du temple sous la forme ...... more...

  • Histoire de la Grèce antiqueby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 4.99

    Partez à la découverte de l'histoire de la Grèce antique avec ce Grand Article Universalis ! Rien ne semblait a priori destiner la péninsule grecque à être le centre d'une des plus brillantes civilisations de l'histoire, de la première surtout qui sut poser les problèmes auxquels l'homme n'a pas encore fini de chercher des réponses. Le pays est... more...

  • Macédoine antiqueby Encyclopaedia Universalis

    Primento Digital Publishing 2017; US$ 4.99

    Partez à la découverte de la Macédoine antique avec ce Grand Article Universalis ! La Macédoine antique est une contrée dont les limites ne sont pas fixées de façon précise. Au sud, elle est séparée de la Thessalie par les monts Cambuniens, puissant massif montagneux aux versants abrupts. À l'ouest et au nord, la haute Macédoine est un pays accidenté... more...

  • The Hellenistic Worldby F. W. Walbank

    HarperCollins Publishers 2017; US$ 11.38

    The vast land empire that Alexander the Great left to his successors was without parallel in Greek history. Alexander?s family and generals created a new order of monarchies and city-states which was to control most of the territory between the Adriatic Sea and western India for three hundred years. more...