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  • Egyptian Ideas of the Future Lifeby E. A. Wallis Budge

    The Floating Press 2009; US$ 5.95

    Egyptian Ideas of the Future Life places before the reader in a handy form an account of the principal ideas and beliefs held by the ancient Egyptians concerning the resurrection and the future life, which is derived wholly from native religious works. From the beginning to the end of his life the Egyptian's chief thought was of the life beyond... more...

  • Desire of the Everlasting Hillsby Thomas Cahill

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 11.99

    From the bestselling author of How the Irish Saved Civilization and The Gifts of the Jews , his most compelling historical narrative yet. How did an obscure rabbi from a backwater of the Roman Empire come to be the central figure in Western Civilization? Did his influence in fact change the world? These are the questions Thomas Cahill addresses... more...

  • Science and Technology in World History, 1by David Deming

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2010; US$ 65.00

    Science is a living, organic activity, the meaning and understanding of which have evolved incrementally over human history. This book, the first in a roughly chronological series, explores the development of the methodology and major ideas of science, in historical context, from ancient times to the decline of classical civilizations around 300 A.D.... more...

  • Bing: From Farmer's Son to Magistrate in Han Chinaby Michael Loewe

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2011; US$ 11.50

    Much is known of life during the Han Empire, but the historical evidence remains fragmentary, and nowhere do we find a continuous account of the life of any one individual. In this engaging volume, Michael Loewe mines the written and material records to depict the imagined life of an ordinary person, Bing Wu, from the hardships of his earliest years... more...

  • Greek Heroes in and out of Hadesby Stamatia Dova

    Lexington Books 2012; US$ 35.99

    Greek Heroes in and out of Hades is a study on heroism and mortality from Homer to Plato. Through systematic readings of a wide range of ancient Greek texts, Stamatia Dova offers innovative hermeneutic approaches to heroic character and a comprehensive overview of the theme of descent to the underworld in the Iliad and the Odyssey , Bacchylides... more...

  • Cicero on Politics and the Limits of Reasonby Jed W. Atkins

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 76.00

    Rehabilitates Cicero's reputation as an important political thinker by providing a fresh interpretation of his central works of political philosophy. more...

  • Sophocles: Ajaxby Sophocles; P. J. Finglass

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 156.00

    Not since 1896 has Sophocles' Ajax received such a sustained analysis on so many levels: literary, dramatic, textual and metrical. more...

  • Plato on Loveby C.D.C. Reeve

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 13.95

    This collection features Plato's writings on sex and love in the preeminent translations of Stanley Lombardo, Paul Woodruff and Alexander Nehamas, D. S. Hutchinson, and C. D. C. Reeve. Reeve's Introduction provides a wealth of historical information about Plato and Socrates, and the sexual norms of classical Athens. His introductory essay looks... more...

  • The Soul of the Greeksby Michael Davis

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 22.50

    The understanding of the soul in the West has been profoundly shaped by Christianity, and its influence can be seen in certain assumptions often made about the soul: that, for example, if it does exist, it is separable from the body, free, immortal, and potentially pure. The ancient Greeks, however, conceived of the soul quite differently. In this... more...

  • The Restoration of Romeby Peter Heather

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 23.99

    In 476 AD, the last of Rome's emperors, known as "Augustulus," was deposed by a barbarian general, the son of one of Attila the Hun's henchmen. With the imperial vestments dispatched to Constantinople, the curtain fell on the Roman empire in Western Europe, its territories divided among successor kingdoms constructed around barbarian... more...