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  • Antike Lebensweltenby Renate Lafer; Karl Strobel

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book offers multiple perspectives on major aspects of private and public life in the world of ancient Rome and Greece. Along with studies from papyrology, a focus is placed on other material sources, especially on coins. In addition to these material sources, the book draws upon the work of social historians and historians of science.... more...

  • Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient Worldby Donald G. Kyle

    Wiley 2014; US$ 46.95 US$ 40.69

    The second edition of Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World updates Donald G. Kyle?s award-winning introduction to this topic, covering the Ancient Near East up to the late Roman Empire. ? Challenges traditional scholarship on sport and spectacle in the Ancient World and debunks claims that there were no sports before the ancient Greeks ?... more...

  • pankratiastes - poieoby Günter Glockmann; Hadwig Helms

    De Gruyter 1998; US$ 70.00

    Das seit 1949 von der Berliner Akademie der Wissenschaften betreute Polybios-Lexikon erschließt in Form eines Bedeutungswörterbuchs umfassend den Wortschatz der Historien des Polybios (um 200-120 v. Chr.), der wichtigsten Quelle für die Geschichte der hellenistischen Welt im 3. und 2. vorchristlichen Jahrhundert. In detaillierter Analyse des Materials... more...

  • The ?Hippocratic? Corpusby Elizabeth M. Craik

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95

    The Hippocratic Corpus comprises some sixty medical works of varying length, style and content. Collectively, this is the largest surviving body of early Greek prose. As such, it is an invaluable resource for scholars and students not only of ancient medicine but also of Greek life in general. Hippocrates lived in the age of Socrates and most of... more...

  • 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...

  • 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 from leading... 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 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...

  • 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...