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  • Final Neolithic Crete and the Southeast Aegeanby Krzysztof Nowicki

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 210.00

    This book presents an archaeological study of Crete in transition from the Neolithic to the Early Bronze Age (c. 4000 to 3000 BC) within the broader South Aegean context. The study, based on the author?s own fieldwork, contains a gazetteer ofover 170sites. The material from these sites will prompt archaeologists in Greece, Turkey, and the Middle East... more...

  • Der Tod und die Mädchenby Christian Russenberger

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    Why was the bloody struggle between the Amazons and Greeks among the most popular subjects for depiction on Roman sarcophagi? This study uses the extensive corpus of Amazon sarcophageal imagery as a source for examining key aspects of the history of bodies and the history of representations of violence. It provides insight into the radical transformation... more...

  • Die Kaiserviten. Berühmte Männer / De vita Caesarum. De viris illustribusby Sueton; Hans Martinet

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    In De vita Caesarum (The Twelve Caesars), Suetonius portrays the lives of twelve Roman emperors from Caesar to Domitian. He presents the light and dark sides of their personalities, thus offering a portrait of the mores of the late Roman Republic and early Holy Roman Empire. De viris illustribus (Famous Men) is devoted to the lives of famous orators,... more...

  • Michaelis Pselli Chronographiaby Diether Roderich Reinsch

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 210.00

    The new critical edition of Michael Psellos? Chronographia incorporates all of the scholarly work on this text since 1874 in a critical apparatus and a separate critical textual commentary, and includes many proposed improvements compared to previous editions. Comprehensive indices provide access to the Greek text. more...

  • Anacharsis der Weiseby Charlotte Schubert

    Narr Francke Attempto 2010; US$ 65.37

    Der skythische Nomade Anacharsis wird zum ersten Mal bei Herodot (5. Jh. v. Chr.) erwähnt. Er ist der Fremde, der nach Griechenland kommt, sowohl um zu lernen als auch - da selbst ein Weiser - um anderen ein Lehrer zu sein. Er äußert sich durch knappe, oft witzig-ironische Sprüche, die von der Antike bis heute in den allgemeinen Spruchwortschatz eingegangen... more...

  • Shebaby Nicholas Clapp

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2001; US$ 14.99

    Three thousand years ago, a dusky queen swept into the court of King Solomon, and from that time to the present day, her tale has been told and retold. Who was this queen? Did she really exist? In a quixotic odyssey that takes him to Ethiopia, Arabia, Israel, and even a village in France, Nicholas Clapp seeks the underlying truth behind the multifaceted... more...

  • The Road to Ubarby Nicholas Clapp

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 14.99

    No one thought that Ubar, the most fabled city of ancient Arabia, would ever be found-if it even existed. Buried in the desert without a trace, it had become known as "the Altantis of the Sands." Many had searched for Ubar, including Lawrence of Arabia. Then in the 1980s, Nicholas Clapp, a documentary filmmaker and amateur archaeologist, stumbled... more...

  • On the Trail of the Women Warriorsby Lyn Webster Wilde

    St. Martin's Press 2014; US$ 8.99

    "Golden-shielded, silver-sworded, man-loving, male-child slaughtering Amazons." That is how the fifth century Greek historian Hellanicus described the Amazons, and they have fascinated society ever since. Did they really exist? Until recently scholars consigned them to the world of myth, but Lyn Webster Wilde journeyed into the homeland of the Amazons,... more...

  • Sexual Symmetryby David Konstan

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 35.50

    "In the Greek romances," writes David Konstan, "sighs, tears, and suicide attempts are as characteristic of the male as of the female in distress; ruses, disguises, and outright violence in defense of one's chastity are as much the part of the female as of the male." Exploring how erotic love is represented in ancient amatory literature, Konstan points... more...

  • Vikingsby Neil Oliver

    Orion Publishing Group 2012; Not Available

    The Vikings famously took no prisoners, relished cruel retribution, and prided themselves on their blood-thirsty skills as warriors. But their prowess in battle is only a small part of their story, which stretches from their Scandinavian origins to America in the west and as far as Baghdad in the east. As the Vikings did not write their history,... more...