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  • A Companion to Assyriaby Eckart Frahm

    Wiley 2016; US$ 198.50

    A Companion to Assyria is the first text in English in over fifty years to present a synthesis of the most recent scholarly contributions that have so substantially reshaped our image of ancient Assyria, with chapters from key international scholars. The only detailed up-to-date introduction to provide a scholarly overview of ancient Assyria... more...

  • Black Athena Revisitedby Mary R. Lefkowitz; Guy MacLean Rogers

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Was Western civilization founded by ancient Egyptians and Phoenicians? Can the ancient Egyptians usefully be called black? Did the ancient Greeks borrow religion, science, and philosophy from the Egyptians and Phoenicians? Have scholars ignored the Afroasiatic roots of Western civilization as a result of racism and anti-Semitism? In this... more...

  • Truthfulness, Realism, Historicityby Peter Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Were holy men historical figures or figments of the theological imagination? Did the biographies devoted to them reflect facts or only the ideological commitments of their authors? For decades, scholars of late antiquity have wrestled with these questions when analysing such issues as the Christianization of Europe, the decline of paganism, and the... more...

  • Visions of Community in the Post-Roman Worldby Clemens Gantner; Walter Pohl

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 170.00

    This volume looks at 'visions of community' in a comparative perspective, from Late Antiquity to the dawning of the age of crusades. It addresses the question of why and how distinctive new political cultures developed after the disintegration of the Roman World, and to what degree their differences had already emerged in the first post-Roman centuries.... more...

  • Flow and Flux in Plato?s Philosophyby Andrew J. Mason

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    In this bold new study, Andrew J. Mason seeks both to shed light on the key issue of flux in Plato?s work, and to show that there is also in Plato a notion of flow that needs to be distinguished from flux. Mason brings out the importance of this hitherto neglected distinction, and proposes on its basis a new way of understanding the development... more...

  • Ancient Aestheticsby Andrew Mason

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 44.95

    Ancient thought, particularly that of Plato and Aristotle, has played an important role in the development of the field of aesthetics, and the ideas of ancient thinkers are still influential and controversial today. Ancient Aesthetics introduces and discusses the central contributions of key ancient philosophers to this field, carefully considering... more...

  • Brotherhood of Kingsby Amanda H. Podany

    Oxford University Press 2010; US$ 19.99

    Over four thousand years ago ambassadors and merchants overcame all manner of obstacles in order to ally the kings of the ancient Near East together as self-proclaimed brothers. This book takes readers on a journey across time and space--from the 24th to the 14th century BCE, and through deserts and river valleys--to meet the colorful characters who... more...

  • Across the Corrupting Seaby Cavan Concannon; Lindsey A. Mazurek

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Across the Corrupting Sea: Post-Braudelian Approaches to the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean reframes current discussions of the Mediterranean world by rereading the past with new methodological approaches. The work asks readers to consider how future studies might write histories of the Mediterranean, moving from the larger pan-Mediterranean approaches... more...

  • The Greek View of Lifeby G. Lowes Dickinson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 155.00

    First published in 1896 (this twenty-third edition in 1957), this book provides a general introduction to Greek literature and thought. Among the subjects dealt with are the Greek view of religion, the state and its relation to the citizen, law, artisans and slaves, manual labour, trade and art. more...

  • The Emergence of Israel in Ancient Palestineby Emanuel Pfoh

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 52.95

    Taking advantage of critical methodology for history-writing and the use of anthropological insights and ethnographic data from the modern Middle East, this study aims at providing new understandings on the emergence of Israel in ancient Palestine and the socio-political dynamics at work in the Levant during antiquity. The book begins with a discussion... more...