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  • 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...

  • City of the Sharp-Nosed Fishby Peter Parsons

    Orion Publishing Group 2012; US$ 8.99

    In 1897 two Oxford archaeologists began digging a mound south of Cairo. Ten years later, they had uncovered 500,000 fragments of papyri. Shipped back to Oxford, the meticulous and scholarly work of deciphering these fragments began. It is still going on today. As well as Christian writings from totally unknown gospels and Greek poems not seen by human... more...

  • Classical World: All That Mattersby Alastair Blanchard

    Hodder & Stoughton 2014; US$ 6.99

    Modern Western European culture would have been impossible without the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome. The disciplines of philosophy, drama, history, art, and mathematics all owe an immense debt to these two Mediterranean cultures. At the same time, there are aspects of this legacy that are less worthy of celebration. Slavery went hand in... more...

  • Plutarchus, ; Lindskog, Claes; Ziegler, Konrat; Gärtner, Hans: Vitae parallelae. Volumen III/Fasc. 2by Konrat Ziegler

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    In den Faszikeln der Vitaebände des Plutarch sind Biographien enthalten, die von Philologen und Althistorikern immer wieder konsultiert werden. Im zweiten Faszikel des dritten Bandes sind enthalten: Lycurgus et Numa - Lysander et Sulla - Agesilaus et Pompeius - Galba et Ortho more...

  • Working IX to Vby Vicki León

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    Vicki Leon, the popular author of the Uppity Women series (more than 335,000 in print), has turned her impressive writing and research skills to the entertaining and unusual array of the peculiar jobs, prized careers and passionate pursuits of ancient Greece and Rome. From Architect to Vicarius (a deputy or stand-in)-and everything in between-... more...

  • The Roman Paratextby Laura Jansen

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    The first synoptic study of the interplay of frame, texts and readers in classical studies. more...

  • Pannonia and Upper Moesia (Routledge Revivals)by András Mócsy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 55.95

    In Pannonia and Upper Moesia , first published 1974, András Mócsy surveys the Middle Danube Provinces from the latest pre-Roman Iron Age up to the beginning of the Great Migrations. His primary concern is to develop a general synthesis of the archaeological and historical researches in the Danube Basin, which lead to a more detailed knowledge of... more...

  • The Roman Mother (Routledge Revivals)by Suzanne Dixon

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    The Roman Mother , first published in 1988, traces the traditional Roman attitude towards mothers to its republican origins, examining the diverse roles and the relative power and influence associated with motherhood. The importance of the paterfamilias with his wide-ranging legal rights and obligations is familiar, but much less attention has... more...

  • Herodotus and Greek History (Routledge Revivals)by John Hart

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    Herodotus has shaped our knowledge of life, religion, war and politics in ancient Greece immeasurably, as well as being one of the most entertaining of all Classical Greek authors: fascinating, perceptive, accessible and not at all pretentious. Herodotus and Greek History , first published in 1982, examines the themes and preoccupations which form... more...