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  • 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...

  • "Pharmakeía und crimen magiae"by Michaela Rücker

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 62.73

    Magie war im Leben der antiken Menschen ein fester Bestandteil des kollektiven und religiösen Miteinanders. Der Umgang mit Magie war gesellschaftlichen, sozialen und politischen Änderungen unterworfen, die sich vor allem auf der rechtlichen Ebene bemerkbar machten. Michaela Rücker definiert in ihrer Studie die antiken Begrifflichkeiten von Magie und... more...

  • Stadt und Wirtschaft im Römischen Ägyptenby Stefanie Schmidt

    Harrassowitz Verlag 2015; US$ 73.54

    In der Forschung zu den Metropolen Ägyptens herrscht bisweilen die Auffassung, die wirtschaftliche Stabilität der Gemeinwesen sei im Wesentlichen durch finanzielle Zuwendungen der Oberschicht aufrecht gehalten worden. In der Tat setzten Amtsträger ihr Vermögen auch für öffentliche Zwecke ein. Gleichwohl zeigt die papyrologische Überlieferung, dass... more...

  • Augustusby Marietta Horster; Florian Schuller

    Verlag Friedrich Pustet 2015; US$ 21.62

    Er fasziniert bis heute: Augustus! Kriegsherr - Imperator - Friedensbringer. Er gestaltete Staat und Gesellschaft neu, brachte das Römische Reich zu kultureller und wirtschaftlicher Blüte und weitete den römischen Machtbereich aus wie kein anderer. Seine 41-jährige Alleinregierung, nach außen durch zahlreiche Kriege, im Inneren durch eine lang anhaltende... more...

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

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    Written early in the second century, Plutarch's Lives offers richly detailed and anecdotal biographies of some of the ancient world's mightiest and most influential figures. Plutarch sought to explore the characters and personalities of great men, to see how individual natures led ultimately to tragedy or victory. This selection from Plutarch's... more...

  • The Ancient Cityby Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges; Willard Small

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 16.95

    This influential survey synthesizes ancient documents and physical evidence to build an account of religious, family, and civic life of Periclean Athens and Rome during the time of Cicero. more...

  • Greek and Roman Oratoryby Bob Blaisdell

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 4.50

    Inexpensive compilation of great speeches includes Pericles on the Peloponnesian War and Julius Caesar on the punishment of the Catiline conspirators, plus orations by Alcibiades, Demosthenes, Cicero, and many others. more...

  • The End of Greek Athletics in Late Antiquityby Sofie Remijsen

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 92.00

    A comprehensive study of how and why athletic contests, a characteristic feature of ancient Greek culture, disappeared in late antiquity. more...

  • Monumental Polovtsian Statues in Eastern Europeby Aneta Golebiowska-Tobiasz

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 0.00

    The book presents a case study of analysis and conservation of the collection of Cuman sculpture of the Veliko-Anadol Forest Museum. The author provides an insight into the phenomenon of anthropomorphic sculptures, pertaining to the recent wave of Turkic nomads, from the perspective of archaeology and culture heritage conservation. more...

  • Antike Wirtschaftby Sitta von Reden

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 35.00

    Drawing on the latest research, this textbook surveys ancient economies, offering insights into the interconnections between agriculture, commerce, trade, markets, and tax systems while illuminating ecological, demographic, political, and technical factors. The author shows how ancient economies developed under completely different conditions... more...