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  • Fear and Loathing in Ancient Athensby Alexander Rubel; Michael Vickers

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Athens at the time of the Peloponnesian war was the arena for a dramatic battle between politics and religion in the hearts and minds of the people. Fear and Loathing in Ancient Athens , originally published in German but now available for the first time in an expanded and revised English edition, sheds new light on this dramatic period of history... more...

  • Galeni. De foetuum formationeby Diethard Nickel

    De Gruyter 2001; US$ 168.00

    Galens Schrift "Über die Ausformung der Keimlinge" ist in der späten Schaffensperiode des Autors entstanden. Sie ist ein Zeugnis dafür, wie der Arzt aus Pergamon seine medizinisch-naturwissenschaftlichen Erkenntnisse für die Klärung philosophischer Fragen fruchtbar zu machen versuchte. Im Mittelpunkt der auf dem Gebiet der Embryologie gegen Vertreter... more...

  • Antike Lebensweltenby Renate Lafer; Karl Strobel

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Der Band gibt aus vielfältigen Perspektiven Einblicke in die wesentlichen Bereiche des privaten und öffentlichen Lebens der römisch-griechischen antiken Welt. Neben papyrologischen Studien liegt ein Schwerpunkt dabei auf weiteren materiellen Befunden, insbesondere Münzen. Hinzu kommen sozio-historische Untersuchungen ebenso wie Beiträge... more...

  • Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient Worldby Donald G. Kyle

    Wiley 2014; US$ 46.95 US$ 42.26

    The second edition of Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World updates Donald G. Kyle’s award-winning introduction to this topic, covering the Ancient Near East up to the late Roman Empire. • Challenges traditional scholarship on sport and spectacle in the Ancient World and debunks claims that there were no sports before the ancient... more...

  • The ‘Hippocratic’ Corpusby Elizabeth M. Craik

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    The Hippocratic Corpus comprises some sixty medical works of varying length, style and content. Collectively, this is the largest surviving body of early Greek prose. As such, it is an invaluable resource for scholars and students not only of ancient medicine but also of Greek life in general. Hippocrates lived in the age of Socrates and most of... more...

  • Jonah's Worldby Lowell K. Handy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    The story of Jonah, often read as a simple children's story, is a multifaceted and elaborate narrative with serious intent. Treating the biblical book as a fictitious story based on real locations and recognizable persons, 'Jonah's World' examines the background to the story and draws on social science approaches to describe its imaginative world.... more...

  • A Companion to Ancient Thraceby Julia Valeva; Emil Nankov; Denver Graninger

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00 US$ 175.50

    A Companion to Ancient Thrace presents a series of essays that reveal the newly recognized complexity of the social and cultural phenomena of the peoples inhabiting the Balkan periphery of the Classical world. • Features a rich and detailed overview of Thracian history from the Early Iron Age to Late Antiquity • Includes contributions... more...

  • Text und Übersetzungby Martin L. West; Joachim Latacz

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 56.00

    The series was founded in 1896. it is dedicated to rare Greek and Latin texts together with translations and commentaries, as well as detailed introductions, so rendering them more accessible to a broader readership. Since 2000 the series has concentrated on "Homer's Iliad. A full commentary", presenting the text of the Iliad (by M. L. West),... more...

  • The Historiesby Herodotus

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2015; US$ 27.50

    Herodotus is not only the father of the art and the science of historical writing but also one of the Western tradition's most compelling storytellers. In tales such as that of Gyges—who murders Candaules, the king of Lydia, and unsurps his throne and his marriage bed, thereby bringing on, generations later, war with the Persians—he laid bare the... more...

  • Greek and Roman Livesby Plutarch; John Dryden; Arthur Hugh Clough

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 0.99

    Written early in the 2nd century, Plutarch's Lives offers richly detailed and anecdotal profiles of some of the ancient world's mightiest and most influential figures, including those of Alexander the Great, Cicero, and Julius Caesar. more...