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  • On Revenuesby Xenophon; H. G. Dakyns

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 2.99

    Though he may be best remembered as a close friend and follower of Socrates who recorded many of the philosopher's views for posterity, Xenophon was a significant figure in his own right, especially as a soldier and civic leader. After Athens was defeated in the Peloponnesian War, the once-affluent city was drifting toward insolvency. Xenophon... more...

  • Translations of Shakuntalaby Kalidasa; Arthur W. Ryder

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Regarded as the most important figure in the Classical Sanskrit literary canon, Kalidasa was a poet and playwright who likely lived in the fifth century AD. This collection brings together some of Kalidasa's most well-regarded dramatic works, including the timeless story of Shakuntala, a beautiful maiden who was abandoned at birth and raised in... more...

  • Roman Life in the Days of Ciceroby Alfred John Church

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Cicero, a Roman philosopher, orator, and politician, exerted an enormous influence on the development of Western culture, not only in his own time, but also in subsequent eras. Indeed, the rediscovery of a cache of his letters is often credited as being one of the driving forces behind the Renaissance. In this book, author Alfred John Church provides... more...

  • Anacharsis der Weiseby Charlotte Schubert

    Narr Francke Attempto 2010; US$ 54.12

    Der skythische Nomade Anacharsis wird zum ersten Mal bei Herodot (5. Jh. v. Chr.) erwńhnt. 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 ńu▀ert sich durch knappe, oft witzig-ironische SprŘche, die von der Antike bis heute in den allgemeinen Spruchwortschatz eingegangen... more...

  • The Kaska and the Northern Frontier of Hattiby N. Ilgi Geršek

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book focuses on the Kaska people of the central Black Sea and their interactions with the Hittite Empire's contested northern frontier (c. 1450-1200 BCE). Comprising comprehensive examinations of the textual and archaeological source material pertaining to the Kaska, the volume explores the administration and social dynamics of the state's frontiers,... more...

  • Ebla and Its Archivesby Alfonso Archi

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 238.00

    The roughly 5,000 cuneiform tablets from Ebla (3rd millennium BC) attest to the oldest Semitic language and provide insight into a period in the history of Syria that was previously unknown. Their restoration, interpretation, and classification has taken more than thirty years. The essays collected in this volume offer important insight into the history... more...

  • A Classical Civilisationby Nigel Spivey

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 13.11

    A concise and accessible study of the foundations, development and enduring legacy of the cultures of Greece and Rome, centred on ten locations of seminal importance in the development of Classical civilisation. Starting with Troy, where history, myth and cosmology fuse to form the origins of Classical civilisation, Nigel Spivey explores the contrasting... more...

  • Ancient Philosophy of Religionby Graham Oppy; N. N. Trakakis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    The origins of the Western philosophical tradition lie in the ancient Greco-Roman world. This volume provides a unique insight into the life and writings of a diverse group of philosophers in antiquity and presents the latest thinking on their views on God, the gods, religious belief and practice. Beginning with the 'pre-Socratics', the volume then... more...

  • Fear and Loathing in Ancient Athensby Alexander Rubel; Michael Vickers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    Athens at the time of the Peloponnesian war was the arena for a dramatic battle between politics and religion in the hearts and minds of the people. Fear and Loathing in Ancient Athens , originally published in German but now available for the first time in an expanded and revised English edition, sheds new light on this dramatic period of history... more...

  • Relations of Power in Early Neo-Assyrian State Ideologyby Mattias Karlsson

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    This volume focuses on the state ideology of imperial Assyria in the 9th century BCE, in particular on how power relations among the Mesopotamian deities, the Assyrian king, and the "foreign lands" are described and depicted. The author also discusses ideological variations among regnal and historical phases, localities, and rulers. more...