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  • Livy's Political Philosophyby Ann Vasaly

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 72.00

    This book explores the political implications of stories that Livy recounts in the first pentad of his history of Rome. more...

  • Greek and Roman Livesby Plutarch; John Dryden; Arthur Hugh Clough

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    Written early in the second century, Plutarch's Lives offers richly detailed and anecdotal biographies of some of the ancient world's mightiest and most influential figures. Plutarch sought to explore the characters and personalities of great men, to see how individual natures led ultimately to tragedy or victory. This selection from Plutarch's... more...

  • The Ancient Cityby Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges; Willard Small

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    With this influential study, French historian Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges initiated a new approach to Greek and Roman city organization. Fustel de Coulanges' 1864 masterpiece, La Cité antique, drew upon physical evidence as well as ancient documents rather than the usual post-Classical histories. The result is a fresh, accurate, and detailed... more...

  • Greek and Roman Oratoryby Bob Blaisdell

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 4.50

    This inexpensive compilation of great oratory by ancient Greeks and Romans will be useful to students of history as well as those looking to hone their public speaking skills. Contents include Pericles' oration in favor of the Peloponnesian War and Julius Caesar on the punishment of the Catiline conspirators, in addition to speeches by Alcibiades,... more...

  • The End of Empireby Martin Bell

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 17.99

    Martin Bell, the former BBC was reporter and Independent MP, served as a soldier in the Suffolk Regiment during the Cyprus emergency between 1957 and 1959. In a chocolate box in the attic many years later he found more than 100 letters that he had sent home to his family. He was not a journalist then, but the letters give a vivid impression of what... more...

  • The End of Greek Athletics in Late Antiquityby Sofie Remijsen

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 92.00

    A comprehensive study of how and why athletic contests, a characteristic feature of ancient Greek culture, disappeared in late antiquity. more...

  • Politics and Philosophy in Plato's Menexenusby Nickolas Pappas; Mark Zelcer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 70.00

    Menexenus is one of the least studied among Plato's works, mostly because of the puzzling nature of the text, which has led many scholars either to reject the dialogue as spurious or to consider it as a mocking parody of Athenian funeral rhetoric. In this book, Pappas and Zelcer provide a persuasive alternative reading of the text, one that contributes... more...

  • Augustineby Robin Lane Fox

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 40.00

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  • Monumental Polovtsian Statues in Eastern Europeby Aneta Golebiowska-Tobiasz

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 0.00

    The book presents a case study of analysis and conservation of the collection of Cuman sculpture of the Veliko-Anadol Forest Museum. The author provides an insight into the phenomenon of anthropomorphic sculptures, pertaining to the recent wave of Turkic nomads, from the perspective of archaeology and culture heritage conservation. more...

  • Rome's Revolution: Death of the Republic and Birth of the Empireby Richard Alston

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 19.99

    On March 15th, 44 BC a group of senators stabbed Julius Caesar, the dictator of Rome. By his death, they hoped to restore Rome's Republic. Instead, they unleashed a revolution. By December of that year, Rome was plunged into a violent civil war. Three men--Mark Antony, Lepidus, and Octavian--emerged as leaders of a revolutionary regime, which crushed... more...