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  • God's Goldby Sean Kingsley

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In 70 AD, the Roman emperor Vespasian and his son Titus plundered the great Temple of Jerusalem, claiming for themselves a priceless hoard. The golden candelabrum, silver trumpets, the bejeweled Table of the Divine Presence?the central icons of the Jewish faith?were cast adrift in Mediterranean lands and exposed to centuries of turbulent history and... more...

  • Adespota Papyracea Hexametra Graecaby Marco Perale

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    This volume contains editions of a collection of the anonymous hexametrical texts on papyri in the form of a bibliographical catalog, many of which were published in summary form more than a century ago and are no longer available. Also including translations and a short commentary, the book sheds new light on unattributed compositions from Hellenistic,... more...

  • Passages From Antiquity to Feudalismby Perry Anderson

    Verso Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    The rise of the modern absolutist monarchies in Europe constitutes in many ways the birth of the modern historical epoch. Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism , the companion volume to Perry Anderson?s Lineages of the Absolutist State , is a sustained exercise in historical sociology to root the development of absolutism in the diverse routes taken... more...

  • Citizens to Lordsby Ellen Meiksins Wood

    Verso Books 2011; US$ 26.95

    In this groundbreaking work, Ellen Meiksins Wood lays out her innovative approach to the history of political theory and traces the development of the Western tradition from classical antiquity through the late Middle Ages. Her ?social history? is a significant departure from other contextual interpretations. Treating canonical thinkers as passionately... more...

  • The Amorium Mint and the Coin Findsby Constantina Katsari; Christopher S. Lightfoot; Adil Özme

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 140.00

    This volume is devoted to the numismatic evidence from the ancient and mediaeval city of Amorium in central Anatolia (Turkey). Section 1 discusses the city mint of Amorium, illustrated by a chronological and typological catalogue of known specimens. Sections 2 and 3 are a catalogue of some 730 coins that have been found at the site between... more...

  • Die römische Nobilität im Ersten Punischen Kriegby Bruno Bleckmann

    De Gruyter 2002; US$ 91.00

    Die aristokratische Führungsschicht Roms, ihr politisches und soziales Verhalten stehen im Zentrum der Forschungen zur römischen Republik und deren Übergang zur Monarchie. Bruno Bleckmann untersucht in seinem Buch aristokratisches Verhalten in der Zeit des Ersten Punischen Krieges. Die Begrenzung des Untersuchungszeitraums gerade auf diesen langjährigen... more...

  • Haus und Familie im antiken Griechenlandby Winfried Schmitz

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 277.00

    Haus und Familie bilden die wichtigste Grundeinheit der Gesellschaft. Winfried Schmitz gibt einen spannenden Überblick über die Strukturen und die wirtschaftlichen Grundlagen der Familie im antiken Griechenland, beginnend mit den homerischen Epen und der archaischen Zeit, über das klassische Athen und Sparta bis hin zu Haus und Familie in hellenistischer... more...

  • A History of the Roman Worldby E. T. Salmon

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Including an account of political and military developments, and including sections on social, economic an cultural life, this book presents a survey of the Roman world at a time when the Principate was established, and the Pax Romana consolidated. more...

  • Women in the Ancient Near Eastby Marten Stol

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Women in the Ancient Near East offers a lucid account of the daily life of women in Mesopotamia from the third millennium BCE until the beginning of the Hellenistic period. The book systematically presents the lives of women emerging from the available cuneiform material and discusses modern scholarly opinion. Stol?s book is the first full-scale treatment... more...

  • South Coast: 2161-2648by Walter Ameling; Hannah M. Cotton; Werner Eck; Benjamin Isaac; Alla Kushnir-Stein; Haggai Misgav; Jonathan Price; Ada Yardeni

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    This third volume of the Corpus Inscriptionum Iudaeae/Palaestinae includes inscriptions from the South Coast from the time of Alexander through the end of Byzantine rule in the 7th century. It includes all the languages used in the inscriptions of this period ? Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Aramaic, Samaritan, Christian Palestinian Aramaic, and... more...