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  • Agricola, Germany, and Dialogue on Oratorsby Tacitus; Herbert W. Benario

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 12.50

    This volume provides three short works of Tacitus: Agricola--the fullest ancient account of Rome's conquest of Britain and of the public career of a senator in the service of a Roman emperor--Germany, a valuable source on the ancient land and its people, and Dialogue on Orators, an examination in the tradition of Cicero's rhetorical essays... more...

  • Mythologyby Anne Margaret Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    Inside Ancient Greece provides readers with a comprehensive introduction to one of the most fascinating cultures of the ancient world. Each title focuses on specific aspects of life in ancient Greece, and offers vivid close-ups of its art and architecture, history, literature, government, religion and mythology, warfare, and more. This volume introduces... more...

  • Politics and Philosophy in Plato's Menexenusby Nickolas Pappas; Mark Zelcer

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 70.00

    Menexenus is one of the least studied among Plato's works, mostly because of the puzzling nature of the text, which has led many scholars either to reject the dialogue as spurious or to consider it as a mocking parody of Athenian funeral rhetoric. In this book, Pappas and Zelcer provide a persuasive alternative reading of the text, one that contributes... more...

  • Cleopatraby Jacob Abbott

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Cleopatra, the last pharaoh of ancient Egypt, was a mysterious and beguiling figure who has fascinated historians for thousands of years. In this detailed account of her life and influence, author Jacob Abbott addresses many of the lingering questions surrounding her reign. more...

  • Rome and Provincial Resistanceby Gil Gambash

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book demonstrates and analyzes patterns in the response of the Imperial Roman state to local resistance, focusing on decisions made within military and administrative organizations during the Principate. Through a thorough investigation of the official Roman approach towards local revolt, author Gil Gambash answers significant questions that,... more...

  • The Frontiers of Ancient Scienceby Brooke Holmes; Klaus-Dietrich Fischer

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    Our understanding of science, mathematics, and medicine today can be deeply enriched by studying the historical roots of these areas of inquiry in the ancient Near East and Mediterranean. The present volume brings together contributions from more than thirty of the most important scholars working in these fields in the United States and... more...

  • The Historiesby Herodotus

    HarperCollins Canada 2015; US$ 1.99

    Considered to be one of the founding works of western history, The Histories by the Greek historian Herodotus serves as a comprehensive record of the history and politics of ancient Greece, its allies, and its enemies, during the fifth century BC. Covering the period leading up to and during the Greco-Persian Wars, Herodotus?s written account was... more...

  • The Historiesby Herodotus

    HarperCollins Canada 2015; Not Available

    Considered to be one of the founding works of western history, The Histories by the Greek historian Herodotus serves as a comprehensive record of the history and politics of ancient Greece, its allies, and its enemies, during the fifth century BC. Covering the period leading up to and during the Greco-Persian Wars, Herodotus?s written account was... more...

  • The Historiesby Herodotus

    HarperCollins Canada 2015; Not Available

    Considered to be one of the founding works of western history, The Histories by the Greek historian Herodotus serves as a comprehensive record of the history and politics of ancient Greece, its allies, and its enemies, during the fifth century BC. Covering the period leading up to and during the Greco-Persian Wars, Herodotus?s written account was... more...

  • Epigrams: With parallel Latin textby Gideon Nisbet Martial

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 10.99

    If you're one of those terribly serious readers, now is a good time to leave.'The poet we call Martial, Marcus Valerius Martialis, lived by his wits in first-century Rome. Pounding the mean streets of the Empire's capital, he takes apart the pretensions, addictions, and cruelties of its inhabitants with perfect comic timing and killer punchlines.... more...