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- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 105.00
This book examines the Babylonian background of melothesia, the science of charting zodiac influences on the human body, which transformed older divination by connecting astrology with medical techniques. Special attention is given to a text from late-5th-century Uruk, which is argued to be an important representative of this new approach... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 50.95
The Greek World After Alexander 323?30 BC examines social changes in the old and new cities of the Greek world and in the new post-Alexandrian kingdoms. An appraisal of the momentous military and political changes after the era of Alexander, this book considers developments in literature, religion, philosophy, and science, and establishes how... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95
Although shortlived, Lysimachus' Hellespontine empire foreshadowed those of Pergamum and Byzantium. Lund's book sets his actions significantly within the context of the volatile early Hellenistic world and views them as part of a continuum of imperial rule in Asia minor. She challenges the assumption that he was a vicious, but ultimately incompetent... more...
- OUP Oxford 2009; US$ 179.99 US$ 154.79
A collection of some seventy original articles which explore the ways in which ancient Greece has been, is, and might be studied. The emphasis is on the breadth and potential of Hellenic Studies as a flourishing and exciting intellectual arena, and also upon its relevance to the way we think about ourselves today. more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 154.00
This work draws upon a close re-examination of the literary and epigraphic evidence to offer new understandings of Athenian history during the decade-long rule (317-307 BCE) of the accomplished Peripatetic scholar and renowned legislator, Demetrius of Phalerum. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 17.00
Alexander the Great, perhaps the most commanding leader in history, united his empire and his army by the titanic force of his will. His death at the age of thirty-two spelled the end of that unity. The story of Alexander?s conquest of the Persian empire is known to many readers, but the dramatic and consequential saga of the empire?s collapse remains... more...
- Cambridge University Press 1985; US$ 40.00 US$ 32.80
Greek and Roman history has largely been reconstructed from the works of Herodotus, Thucydides, Livy, Tacitus, and other major authors who are today well represented in English translations. But much equally valuable documentary material is buried in inscriptions and papyri and in the works of Greek and Roman grammarians and scholars, and less well... more...
- Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 159.99 US$ 137.59
This handbook examines how electrical technologies and their corresponding economies of scale have rendered music and sound increasingly mobile-portable, fungible, and ubiquitous. Highly interdisciplinary, the two volumes of the Oxford Handbook of Mobile Music Studies consider, respectively, the devices, markets, and theories of mobile music, and... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95
Violent conflict between individuals and groups was as common in the ancient world as it has been in more recent history. Detested in theory, it nevertheless became as frequent as war between sovereign states. The importance of such ? stasis ? was recognised by political thinkers of the time, especially Thucydides and Aristotle, both of whom tried... more...