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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    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...

  • Anacharsis der Weiseby Charlotte Schubert

    Narr Francke Attempto 2010; US$ 54.89

    Der skythische Nomade Anacharsis wird zum ersten Mal bei Herodot (5. Jh. v. Chr.) erwähnt. Er ist der Fremde, der nach Griechenland kommt, sowohl um zu lernen als auch - da selbst ein Weiser - um anderen ein Lehrer zu sein. Er äußert sich durch knappe, oft witzig-ironische Sprüche, die von der Antike bis heute in den allgemeinen Spruchwortschatz eingegangen... more...

  • The Kaska and the Northern Frontier of Hattiby N. Ilgi Gerçek

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book focuses on the Kaska people of the central Black Sea and their interactions with the Hittite Empire's contested northern frontier (c. 1450-1200 BCE). Comprising comprehensive examinations of the textual and archaeological source material pertaining to the Kaska, the volume explores the administration and social dynamics of the state's frontiers,... more...

  • Ebla and Its Archivesby Alfonso Archi

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 238.00

    The roughly 5,000 cuneiform tablets from Ebla (3rd millennium BC) attest to the oldest Semitic language and provide insight into a period in the history of Syria that was previously unknown. Their restoration, interpretation, and classification has taken more than thirty years. The essays collected in this volume offer important insight into the history... more...

  • Materiality and Visibility of Rituals in the Ancient Worldby Joannis Mylonopoulos

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 238.00

    Materiality and Visibility of Rituals in the Ancient World contains studies on ancient rituals from an archaeological, art historical, and anthropological perspective. Covering large areas of the eastern Mediterranean and the Near East, its contributions trace ancient ritual practices from the Bronze Age to their interpretation in the Early Modern... more...

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

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    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...

  • Relations of Power in Early Neo-Assyrian State Ideologyby Mattias Karlsson

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 182.00

    This volume focuses on the state ideology of imperial Assyria in the 9th century BCE, in particular on how power relations among the Mesopotamian deities, the Assyrian king, and the "foreign lands" are described and depicted. The author also discusses ideological variations among regnal and historical phases, localities, and rulers. more...

  • A Brief History of the Roman Empireby Stephen Kershaw

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 9.09

    In this lively and very readable history of the Roman Empire from its establishment in 27 BC to the barbarian incursions and the fall of Rome in AD 476, Kershaw draws on a range of evidence, from Juvenal's Satires to recent archaeological finds. He examines extraordinary personalities such as Caligula and Nero and seismic events such as the... more...

  • A Brief Guide to the Greek Mythsby Stephen Kershaw

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; US$ 9.09

    The book leads the reader through these vibrant stories, from the origins of the gods through to the homecomings of the Trojan heroes. All the familiar narratives are here, along with some less familiar characters and motifs. In addition to the tales, the book explains key issues arising from the narratives, and discusses the myths and their wider... more...

  • A Brief History of the Roman Empireby Stephen Kershaw

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; Not Available

    In this lively and very readable history of the Roman Empire from its establishment in 27 BC to the barbarian incursions and the fall of Rome in AD 476, Kershaw draws on a range of evidence, from Juvenal's Satires to recent archaeological finds. He examines extraordinary personalities such as Caligula and Nero and seismic events such as the conquest... more...