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Greece

  • Leges et decreta annorum 300/299 ? 230/29by Michael J. Osborne; Sean G. Byrne

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 419.00

    The fascicle includes 291 laws and decrees from between 300/299 and 229/8 BCE, which was as really turbulent period in the history of Athens. As literary sources are largely missing for thee years, the inscriptions are of particular importance. They witness the interior disposition of the city, its dependence on the Hellenistic kings, and its struggle... more...

  • Alexander der Große und die "Freiheit der Hellenen"by Gustav Adolf Lehmann

    De Gruyter Akademie Forschung 2014; US$ 140.00

    The first part of this study addresses problems of dating and analyzing the ancient literary tradition of Alexander in the light of new papyrus evidence and a critical appraisal of the research. The second part uses major written documents from the Alexandrine period to investigate the fundamental aspects of the king?s Hellenic policy. more...

  • The Sasanian World through Georgian Eyesby Stephen H. Rapp

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 154.95

    Georgian literary sources for Late Antiquity are commonly held to be later productions devoid of historical value. As a result, scholarship outside the Republic of Georgia has privileged Graeco-Roman and even Armenian narratives. However, when investigated within the dual contexts of a regional literary canon and the active participation of Caucasia’s... more...

  • Hagia Sophia and the Byzantine Aesthetic Experienceby Nadine Schibille

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 119.95

    Paramount in the shaping of early Byzantine identity was the construction of the church of Hagia Sophia in Constantinople (532-537 CE). This book examines the edifice from the perspective of aesthetics to define the concept of beauty and the meaning of art in early Byzantium. Byzantine aesthetic thought is re-evaluated against late antique Neoplatonism... more...

  • A Research Guide to the Ancient Worldby John M. Weeks; Jason de Medeiros

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2014; US$ 149.99

    A Research Guide to the Ancient World: Print and Electronic Sources is a partially annotated bibliography that covers the study of the ancient world, and closes the traditional subject gap between the humanities and the social sciences in this area of study. This book is the only bibliographic resource available for such holistic coverage. ... more...

  • The Greeksby Robin Sowerby

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    The Greeks has provided a concise yet wide-ranging introduction to the culture of ancient Greece. In this new and expanded third edition the best-selling volume offers a lucid survey that covers all the key elements of ancient Greek civilization from the age of Homer to the Hellenistic period. It provides detailed discussions of the main trends... more...

  • Why Homer Mattersby Adam Nicolson

    Henry Holt and Co. 2014; US$ 30.99

    ?Adam Nicolson writes popular books as popular books used to be, a breeze rather than a scholarly sweat, but humanely erudite, elegantly written, passionately felt?and his excitement is contagious.??James Wood, The New Yorker Adam Nicolson sees the Iliad and the Odyssey as the foundation myths of Greek?and our?consciousness, collapsing the... more...

  • Theseus and the Minotaurby Graeme Davis; Jose PeÑA

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 13.95

    Graeme Davis draws upon the classic sources to retell the great myths and legends of Theseus, the founder-king of Athens, and backs this narrative with a factual examination of the myth, its variations, and its development over time. Replete with both classical and modern illustrations, this book is a concise exploration of one of the most enduring... more...

  • Bis zur Synode von Alexandrienby Hanns Christof Brennecke; Uta Heil; Christian Müller; Annette von Stockhausen; Angelika Wintjes

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 196.00

    The fourth instalment of the first part of VolumeIII of Athanasius? Works continues the publication of documents on the Arian conflict started by Hans-Georg Opitz in 1934 and 1935. Following on from the third instalment, which ended with the Formula makrostichos, the fourth instalment now includes the four Sirmian formulae, the texts of the Synods... more...

  • Galeni In Hippocratis Epidemiarum librum I commentariorum I-III versionem Arabicam / Galen. Commentary on Hippocrates' Epidemics Book Iby Uwe Vagelpohl

    De Gruyter Open 2014;

    This volume offers the first critical edition of Book I of the Arabic translation of Galen's Commentary on the Hippocratic Epidemics. The Arabic text is accompanied by an English translation and extensive notes on the differences between the Greek original and the Arabic version. The introduction outlines the complex history of the Greek and Arabic... more...