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  • Iconographic Exegesis and Third Isaiahby Izaak J. de Hulster

    Mohr Siebeck 2009; US$ 80.51

    Hauptbeschreibung Although scholars employ pictorial material in biblical exegesis, the question of how images from the Ancient Near East can contribute to a better understanding of the Bible has been left unanswered. This is the first monograph to outline a historical method for iconographic exegesis. The methodological study includes both responses... more...

  • Riddle of the Labyrinthby Margalit Fox

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 19.98

    The decoding of Linear B is one of the world's greatest stories: from the discovery of a cache of ancient tablets recording a lost prehistoric language to the dramatic solution of the riddle nearly seventy years later, it exerts a mesmerizing pull on the imagination. But, captivating as it is, this story is missing a crucial piece. Two... more...

  • Sparta’s Kingsby John Car

    Pen and Sword 2012; US$ 8.99

    In ancient Greece, Sparta was unique in having a dual kingship - two kings from different clans, the Agiads and the Eurypontids, reigning simultaneously. The institution was already well-developed by the 8th century BC, when Theopompos of the Eurypontid clan emerges as the first recorded Spartan king. At least fifty-seven men held office as Spartan... more...

  • Countdownby Alan Weisman

    Little, Brown and Company 2013; US$ 14.99

    A powerful investigation into the chances for humanity's future from the author of the bestseller The World Without Us . In his bestselling book The World Without Us , Alan Weisman considered how the Earth could heal and even refill empty niches if relieved of humanity's constant pressures. Behind that groundbreaking thought experiment was his... more...

  • Thebes in the Fifth Century (Routledge Revivals)by Nancy Demand

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    In the fifth century BC Thebes, faced with the challenges presented by defeat and disgrace in the Persian Wars ? it had sided with the invaders ? succeeded not only in regaining its former prominence, but also in laying the groundwork for its hegemony of Greece in the early part of the fourth century. In Thebes in the Fifth Century , first published... more...

  • Roman Gaul (Routledge Revivals)by John Drinkwater

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    Roman Gaul , first published in 1983, makes use of a wealth of archaeological discoveries and modern methods of interpretation to give an account of the Roman presence in Gaul, from the time of Caesar?s conquests until the Crisis of the third century. Professor Drinkwater emphasises the changes caused in the Three Gauls and Germany by the impact... more...

  • Athens in Decline (Routledge Revivals)by Claude Mossť

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Athens has, at different times and from different points of view, been cited as a model of moderate democracy and triumphant humanism, or, on the contrary, as an illustration of the disorders due to demagoguery and misguided imperialism. Professor Mossť looks beyond these judgments to discuss the exceptional destiny of Athens ? a city which for two... more...

  • Alcibiades (Routledge Revivals)by Walter M. Ellis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    In Alcibiades , first published in 1989, one of the most colourful and controversial figures of fifth-century Athens is presented in a sympathetic light. The author sets out to demonstrate how, in his manipulation of the Spartan representatives in 420 BC, in his successful formation of an Athenian-Argive alliance, and in his plan for the conquest... more...

  • Rome and the Friendly King (Routledge Revivals)by David Braund

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    Rome and the Friendly King , first published in 1984, offers a functional definition of what is usually called client kingship ? to show what a client king (or ?friendly king?, to use the Roman term) was in practice. Each aspect of this complex role is examined over a period of six centuries: the making of a king; exposure to Roman institutions... more...

  • Herodotos the Historian (Routledge Revivals)by K. H. Waters

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    The work of Herodotos of Halikarnassos, ?the father of history?, differs in many ways from that of modern historians, and it poses special problems to the student. Herodotos? history of the Persian Wars, written in the second half of the fifth century BC, was both the first attempt at a comprehensive history and the first lengthy prose narrative... more...