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  • Agesilausby Xenophon

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    Agesilaus is considered as one of the outstanding works by Xenophon. The author discusses the adventures of his Spartan friend and King Agesilaus. The book describes the victory of the king over the Athenians and Thebans. Informative! 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...

  • Persian Fireby Tom Holland

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 15.99

    In 480 BC, Xerxes, the King of Persia, led an invasion of mainland Greece. Its success should have been a formality. For seventy years, victory - rapid, spectacular victory - had seemed the birthright of the Persian Empire. In the space of a single generation, they had swept across the Near East, shattering ancient kingdoms, storming famous cities,... more...

  • Millenniumby Tom Holland

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 15.99

    Of all the civilisations existing in the year 1000, that of Western Europe seemed the unlikeliest candidate for future greatness. Compared to the glittering empires of Byzantium or Islam, the splintered kingdoms on the edge of the Atlantic appeared impoverished, fearful and backward. But the anarchy of these years proved to be, not the portents of... more...

  • Tumulus as Semaby Olivier Henry; Ute Kelp

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 335.00

    Tumuli were the most widespread form of monumental tombs in the ancient world. Their impact on landscape, their allurement as well as their symbolic reference to a glorious past can still be felt today. The need of supra-regional and cross-disciplinary examination of this unique phenomenon led to the organisation of an international conference... more...

  • Ricchezza e potere nell'Egitto bizantinoby Giuseppina Azzarello

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 98.00

    Drawing on papyrus texts from the circle of aristocratic Egyptian families, among whom the Apiones are particularly prominent, the authors of the papers presented in this volume throw light on central aspects of the history, economy and society of the Byzantine world. The volume not only offers general contributions on basic themes and specific problems,... more...

  • Die Epidemien und das Corpus Hippocraticumby Karl Deichgräber

    De Gruyter 1971; US$ 182.00

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  • École de Berlin und "Goldenes Zeitalter" (1882-1914) der Ägyptologie als Wissenschaftby Thomas L. Gertzen

    De Gruyter 2013; US$ 196.00

    Though in-depth studies into the history of Egyptology have existed for the past 200 years, they continue to remain popular today. By assessing extensive materials from German and European archives, Thomas Gertzen sheds light on the significance of the Berlin School of Egyptology and its founder, Adolf Erman (1854?1937). He also examines... 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...

  • The Athenian Constitutionby Aristotle

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    A remarkable study of how the democratic institutions worked in the Greek city-states is presented. A detailed analysis of the institutions of judiciary, executive and government, under different rulers is offered. An irreplaceable and invaluable source of knowledge about the earliest democratic institutions. more...