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  • 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...

  • 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...

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

    Wiley 2015; US$ 195.00 US$ 169.00

    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...

  • 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$ 6.95

    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...

  • 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 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...

  • Dynastyby Tom Holland

    Little, Brown Book Group 2015; US$ 12.99

    Rome was first ruled by kings, then became a republic. But in the end, after conquering the world, the Republic collapsed. Rome was drowned in blood. So terrible were the civil wars that the Roman people finally came to welcome the rule of an autocrat who could give them peace. ' Augustus,' their new master called himself: 'The Divinely Favoured... more...

  • The End of Greek Athletics in Late Antiquityby Sofie Remijsen

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 94.00

    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...