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  • Haus und Familie im antiken Griechenlandby Winfried Schmitz

    De Gruyter 2007; US$ 35.00

    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...

  • Healing Magic and Evil Demonsby Markham J. Geller; Ludek Vacin

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 238.00

    This book brings together ancient manuscripts of the large compendium of Mesopotamian exorcistic incantations known as Udug.hul (Utukku Lemnutu), directed against evil demons, ghosts, gods, and other demonic malefactors within the Mesopotamian view of the world.It allows for a more accurate appraisal of variants arising from a text tradition... more...

  • Hellenica Volume 2 of 2by Xenophon

    ReadHowYouWant 2007; US$ 3.99

    “Hellenica” is a very important work by Xenophon. It is considered to be one of the major sources for the final seven years of the Peloponnesian War and its consequences. Highly informative! more...

  • Historiesby P. Cornelius Tacitus

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    The last fateful days of the Roman Empire are captured by Tacitus in these pages. He has rendered life to the days of Civil War and strife; four emperors ruled Rome within one year and one of the greatest empires of the world saw its descent. Considered one of the greatest historians of the world, Tacitus has elucidated everything in complete detail. 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...

  • A History of the Greek and Roman World (Routledge Revivals)by George B. Grundy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    A History of the Greek and Roman World , first published in 1926, presents the story of Graeco-Roman antiquity from its earliest recorded origins to the height of the Roman imperium . It aims to bring into prominence the internal dynamism - political, cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic ? which animated the ancient peoples at different periods... more...

  • A History of the Ptolemaic Empireby Günther Hölbl

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This compelling narrative provides the only comprehensive guide in English to the rise and decline of Ptolemaic rule in Egypt over three centuries - from the death of Alexander in 323 BC to the tragic deaths of Antony and Cleopatra in 30 BC. The skilful integration of material from a vast array of sources allows the reader to trace the political and... 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...

  • How to Win a Roman Chariot Raceby Jane Hood

    Icon Books Ltd 2015; US$ 10.19

    Who first thought of atoms? How much can you learn about archaeology from an oil lamp? Who came up with the theory of the ‘wandering womb’? Oxford Classicist Jane Hood delves into the history, culture, literature, mythology and philosophy of ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt, using her expert eye to unearth unexpected gems, glittering fragments... more...

  • The Hunsby Hyun Jin Kim

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This volume is a concise introduction to the history and culture of the Huns. This ancient people had a famous reputation in Eurasian Late Antiquity. However, their history has often been evaluated as a footnote in the histories of the later Roman Empire and early Germanic peoples. Kim addresses this imbalance and challenges the commonly held assumption... more...