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

    Wiley 2014; US$ 46.95

    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... 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

    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...

  • "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...

  • 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...