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  • The Philosopher?s New Clothesby Nickolas Pappas

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    This book takes a new approach to the question, "Is the philosopher to be seen as universal human being or as eccentric?". Through a reading of the Theaetetus, Pappas first considers how we identify philosophers ? how do they appear, in particular how do they dress? The book moves to modern philosophical treatments of fashion, and of "anti-fashion".... more...

  • A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome, 2 Volume Setby Georgia L. Irby

    Wiley 2016; US$ 395.00 US$ 342.33

    A Companion to Science, Technology, and Medicine in Ancient Greece and Rome brings a fresh perspective to the study of these disciplines in the ancient world, with 60 chapters examining these topics from a variety of critical and technical perspectives. Brings a fresh perspective to the study of science, technology, and medicine in the ancient... more...

  • The Routledge Handbook of Identity and the Environment in the Classical and Medieval Worldsby Rebecca Futo Kennedy; Molly Jones-Lewis

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 214.00

    The Routledge Handbook of Identity and the Environment in the Classical and Medieval Worlds ?explores how environment was thought to shape ethnicity and identity, discussing developments in early natural philosophy and historical ethnographies. Defining ?environment? broadly to include not only physical but also cultural environments, natural and... more...

  • Peace in the Ancient Worldby Kurt A. Raaflaub

    Wiley 2016; US$ 54.95 US$ 47.62

    Peace in the Ancient World: Concepts and Theories conducts a comparative investigation of why certain ancient societies produced explicit concepts and theories of peace and others did not. Explores the idea that concepts of peace in antiquity occurred only in periods that experienced exceptional rates of warfare Utilizes case studies of civilizations... more...

  • The Hunsby Hyun Jin Kim

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This volume is a concise introduction to the history and culture of the Huns. This ancient people had a famous reputation in Eurasian Late Antiquity. However, their history has often been evaluated as a footnote in the histories of the later Roman Empire and early Germanic peoples. Kim addresses this imbalance and challenges the commonly held assumption... more...

  • Classical Catsby Donald W. Engels

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 38.95

    This is the definitive book on classical cats. The cat has played a significant role in history from the earliest times. Well known is its role in the religion and art of ancient Egypt, no less than its association with witchcraft in the Middle Ages. But when did the cat become a domestic companion and worker as well? There has been much debate about... more...

  • The Classics Magpieby Jane Hood

    Icon Books Ltd 2014; US$ 11.99

    Who first thought of atoms? How much can you learn about archaeology from an oil lamp? Who came up with the theory of the ?wandering womb?? Oxford Classicist Jane Hood delves into the history, culture, literature, mythology and philosophy of ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt, using her expert eye to unearth unexpected gems, glittering fragments and quotable... more...

  • The Age of Agadeby Benjamin R Foster

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    The Age of Agade is the first book-length study of the Akkadian period of Mesopotamian history, which saw the rise and fall of the world?s first empire during more than a century of extraordinary political, social, and cultural innovation. It draws together more than 40 years of research by one of the world?s leading experts in Assyriology to offer... more...

  • Prudentius' Hymns for Hours and Seasonsby Nicholas Richardson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Combining faithfulness to the Latin with sensitivity to Prudentius? poetic qualities, Nicholas Richardson offers a precise yet creative verse translation of a major work by one of the most important Christian Latin poets of late antiquity. Prudentius? Hymns for Hours and Seasons also provides readers with a wealth of supporting material which... more...