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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...

  • On the Spartacus Road: A Spectacular Journey through Ancient Italyby Peter Stothard

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; US$ 12.80

    In this inspiring and original book, former editor of The Times, Sir Peter Stothard, re-traces the journey taken by Spartacus and his army of rebels. more...

  • Opuscula de rebus mirabilibus et de longaevisby Phlegon ; Antonio Stramaglia

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 84.00

    Only two works of Phlegon of Tralles (2 nd century AD) have survived: On marvellous things and On long-lived people . The former is the main extant paradoxographic collection from classical antiquity, most famous for its memorable ghost stories (one of which inspired Goethe); the latter contains lists of long-lived individuals... more...

  • På randen af det ukendteby Tønnes Bekker Nielsen; Arne Søby; Jan Willem Drivjes

    Aarhus University Press 2003; US$ 14.10

    For oldtidens middelhavskulturer var Sortehavet tærsklen til en spændende, men også skræmmende verden med andre folk, sprog og skikke. Hinsides nomadefolkene ved Sortehavets nordkyst forestillede man sig, at der levede amazoner, menneskeædere, enøjede fabelvæsener og varulve. I denne bog præsenterer fem antikforskere en række eksempler på grækeres... more...

  • Peace in the Ancient Worldby Kurt A. Raaflaub

    Wiley 2016; US$ 89.95

    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...

  • Petrus Crinitusby Anna Mastrogianni

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 154.00

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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...

  • 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...

  • Rewriting Peter as an Intertextual Character in the Canonical Gospelsby Finn Damgaard

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Peter is a fascinating character in all four canonical gospels, not only as a literary figure in each of the gospels respectively, but also when looked at from an intertextual perspective. This book examines how Peter is rewritten for each of the gospels, positing that the different portrayals of this crucial figure reflect not only the theological... more...

  • The Roman Empire at Bay, AD 180?395by David S. Potter

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The Roman Empire at Bay  is the only one volume history of the critical years 180-395 AD, which saw the transformation of the Roman Empire from a unitary state centred on Rome, into a new polity with two capitals and a new religion?Christianity. The book integrates social and intellectual history into the narrative, looking to explore the relationship... more...