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  • Metamorphosesby Ovid; Stanley Lombardo; W. R. Johnson

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 11.95

    Ovid's Metamorphoses gains its ideal twenty-first-century herald in Stanley Lombardo's bracing translation of a wellspring of Western art and literature that is too often treated, even by poets, as a mere vehicle for the scores of myths it recasts and transmits rather than as a unified work of art with epic-scale ambitions of its own. Such misconceptions... more...

  • Late Antiquity: A Very Short Introductionby Gillian Clark

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 7.99

    The time known as Late Antiquity (c.300-c.800) was a fascinatingly diverse and important period which saw the 'Fall of Rome' and the growth of Christianity and Islam. Gillian Clark explores its historical controversies, introducing the main characters and themes, and demonstrating the transition between the medieval and ancient. more...

  • Oedipus the King and Other Tragediesby Sophocles; Oliver Taplin

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 9.99

    This original and distinctive verse translation of four of Sophocles' plays conveys the vitality of his poetry and the vigour of the plays as performed showpieces, encouraging the reader to relish the sound of the spoken verse and the potential for song within the lyrics. more...

  • Exploring the Economy of Late Antiquityby Jairus Banaji

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    This book contributes to a new economic history of late antiquity, with tightly argued, stimulating studies of class, money and exchange. more...

  • 1177 B.C.by Eric H. Cline

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 16.95 US$ 15.42

    In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the "Sea Peoples" invaded Egypt. The pharaoh's army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. After centuries of brilliance, the civilized world of the Bronze Age came to an abrupt and cataclysmic end.... more...

  • Akrotiri, Theraby Clairy Palyvou

    INSTAP Academic Press 2005; US$ 30.00

    This book examines the architecture of Akrotiri, dealing not only with the building technology, but also with issues of typology, form, and function. It provides an overall picture of the architecture of Akrotiri, including an outline of its town plan, a description of the individual houses, and a discussion of its relationship with Crete and its neighbours... more...

  • Late Antiquityby Teresa Bernheimer; Adam J. Silverstein

    Gibb Memorial Trust 2012; US$ 39.00

    In the past four decades since the field of late antique studies began to gather real momentum, scholars have debated the place of early Islam within the late antique world, particularly in relation to the issue of where and when 'Late Antiquity' ends. Although the Sasanian empire became an equal rival to the Byzantine empire, and the two often... more...

  • Who's Who in the Greek Worldby John Hazel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 25.95

    Was there such a person as Homer? Who were the key figures in the first democracy of the Western World? Who is the father of tragedy? Who is the father of history? Of all the world's ancient civilisations, it is perhaps the Ancient Greece that has the strongest hold over the modern imagination. The history, philosophy and literature continue to intrigue... more...

  • Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek and Roman Worldsby Daniel Ogden

    Oxford University Press 2002; US$ 27.99

    In a culture where the supernatural possessed an immediacy now strange to us, magic was of great importance both in the literary and mythic tradition and in ritual practice. Recently, ancient magic has hit a high in popularity, both as an area of scholarly inquiry and as one of general, popular interest. In Magic, Witchcraft, and Ghosts in the Greek... more...

  • Medieval Pharmacotherapy - Continuity and Changeby Helena Paavilainen

    BRILL 2009; US$ 293.00

    The development of medical drug therapy in medieval times is an interplay between tradition and innovation. This book tracks the changes in drug recommendations from the Arabic texts of Ibn SAnA to Latin medical scholasticism, demonstrating their essential rationality. more...