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  • City of the Sharp-Nosed Fishby Peter Parsons

    Orion Publishing Group 2012; US$ 8.99

    In 1897 two Oxford archaeologists began digging a mound south of Cairo. Ten years later, they had uncovered 500,000 fragments of papyri. Shipped back to Oxford, the meticulous and scholarly work of deciphering these fragments began. It is still going on today. As well as Christian writings from totally unknown gospels and Greek poems not seen by human... more...

  • Classical World: All That Mattersby Alastair Blanchard

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 6.99

    Modern Western European culture would have been impossible without the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome. The disciplines of philosophy, drama, history, art, and mathematics all owe an immense debt to these two Mediterranean cultures. At the same time, there are aspects of this legacy that are less worthy of celebration. Slavery went hand in... more...

  • Working IX to Vby Vicki León

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    Vicki Leon, the popular author of the Uppity Women series (more than 335,000 in print), has turned her impressive writing and research skills to the entertaining and unusual array of the peculiar jobs, prized careers and passionate pursuits of ancient Greece and Rome. From Architect to Vicarius (a deputy or stand-in)-and everything in between-... more...

  • Nonsense and Meaning in Ancient Greek Comedyby Stephen E. Kidd

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    Employs the concept of 'nonsense' to explore those parts of Greek comedy perceived as 'just silly' and so 'not meaningful'. more...

  • From Solon to Socratesby V. Ehrenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 40.95

    First published in 1973. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Constantine (Routledge Revivals)by Ramsay MacMullen

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 140.00

    This study, first published in 1969, presents an astute and authoritative depiction of the cultural, religious and secular developments which shook the Roman world in the late 3 rd and early 4 th centuries AD, much of it under the auspices of the Emperor, Constantine the Great. Constantine was at the heart of the transition from pagan antiquity... more...

  • På randen af det ukendteby Tønnes Bekker Nielsen; Arne Søby; Jan Willem Drivjes

    Aarhus University Press 2003; US$ 14.10

    For oldtidens middelhavskulturer var Sortehavet tærsklen til en spændende, men også skræmmende verden med andre folk, sprog og skikke. Hinsides nomadefolkene ved Sortehavets nordkyst forestillede man sig, at der levede amazoner, menneskeædere, enøjede fabelvæsener og varulve. I denne bog præsenterer fem antikforskere en række eksempler på grækeres... more...

  • Tumulus as Semaby Olivier Henry; Ute Kelp

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 335.00

    Tumuli were the most widespread form of monumental tombs in the ancient world. Their impact on landscape, their allurement as well as their symbolic referenceto a glorious past can still be felt today. The need of supra-regional and cross-disciplinary examination of this unique phenomenon led to theorganisation ofan international conference in Istanbul... more...

  • Petrus Crinitusby Anna Mastrogianni

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

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  • Women in the Ancient Near Eastby Marten Stol

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Women in the Ancient Near East offers a lucid account of the daily life of women in Mesopotamia from the third millennium BCE until the beginning of the Hellenistic period. The book systematically presents the lives of women emerging from the available cuneiform material and discusses modern scholarly opinion. Stol?s book is the first full-scale treatment... more...