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  • The Seven Against Thebesby Aeschylus

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 0.99

    Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: our knowledge of the genre begins with his work and our understanding of earlier tragedies is largely based on inferences from his surviving plays. Only seven... more...

  • Attic Oratory and Performanceby Andreas Serafim

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    In a society where public speech was integral to the decision-making process, and where all affairs pertaining to the community were the subject of democratic debate, the communication between the speaker and his audience in the public forum, whether the law-court or the Assembly, cannot be separated from the notion of performance. Attic Oratory... more...

  • The Plague of Warby Jennifer T. Roberts

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 23.99

    In 431 BC, the long simmering rivalry between the city-states of Athens and Sparta erupted into open warfare, and for more than a generation the two were locked in a life-and-death struggle. Jennifer Roberts' rich narrative of this famous conflict is the first general history to tell the whole story, from the war's origins down to Sparta's defeat at... more...

  • A Portable Cosmosby Alexander Jones

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 23.99

    The Antikythera Mechanism, now 82 small fragments of corroded bronze, was an ancient Greek machine simulating the cosmos as the Greeks understood it. Reflecting the most recent researches, A Portable Cosmos presents it as a gateway to Greek astronomy and technology and their place in Greco-Roman society and thought. more...

  • Food, Cuisine and Society in Prehistoric Greeceby Paul Halstead; John C. Barrett

    Oxbow Books 2016; US$ 22.17

    Food and drink, along with the material culture involved in their consumption, can signify a variety of social distinctions, identities and values. Thus, in Early Minoan Knossos, tableware was used to emphasize the difference between the host and the guests, and at Mycenaean Pylos the status of banqueters was declared as much by the places assigned... more...

  • The Anatomy of Mythby Michael Herren

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 72.99

    The Anatomy of Myth is a comprehensive study of the methods of interpreting authoritative myths from the Presocratic philosophers to the Neoplatonists and their adoption by the Church Fathers. more...

  • An Ancient Theory of Religionby Nickolas P. Roubekas

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    An Ancient Theory of Religion examines a theory of religion put forward by Euhemerus of Messene (late 4th?early 3rd century BCE) in his lost work Sacred Inscription , and shows not only how and why euhemerism came about but also how it was? and still is?used. By studying the utilization of the theory in different periods?from the Graeco-Roman... 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...

  • Parallel Livesby Plutarch

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2016; US$ 1.99

    Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans, commonly called Parallel Lives or Plutarch's Lives, is a series of biographies of famous men, arranged in tandem to illuminate their common moral virtues or failings. The surviving Parallel Lives, contain twenty-three pairs of biographies, each pair consisting of one Greek and one Roman, as well as four... more...

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

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 12.99

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