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  • Roman Life in the Days of Ciceroby Alfred John Church

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Cicero, a Roman philosopher, orator, and politician, exerted an enormous influence on the development of Western culture, not only in his own time, but also in subsequent eras. Indeed, the rediscovery of a cache of his letters is often credited as being one of the driving forces behind the Renaissance. In this book, author Alfred John Church provides... more...

  • Anacharsis der Weiseby Charlotte Schubert

    Narr Francke Attempto 2010; US$ 53.24

    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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A Classical Civilisationby Nigel Spivey

    Head of Zeus 2015; US$ 13.11

    A concise and accessible study of the foundations, development and enduring legacy of the cultures of Greece and Rome, centred on ten locations of seminal importance in the development of Classical civilisation. Starting with Troy, where history, myth and cosmology fuse to form the origins of Classical civilisation, Nigel Spivey explores the contrasting... 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...

  • Communication and Materialityby Susanne Enderwitz; Rebecca Sauer

    De Gruyter Open 2015; Not Available

    This volume reconsiders literacy and communication in pre-modern societies, focusing especially on how material form affects the way textual artefacts are understood and interpreted. By bringing together scholars from diverse disciplines such as archaeology, medieval studies, and Islamic studies, this volume provides the specialist and non-specialist... 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...

  • 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...