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  • A Brief History of the Roman Empireby Stephen Kershaw

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; Not Available

    In this lively and very readable history of the Roman Empire from its establishment in 27 BC to the barbarian incursions and the fall of Rome in AD 476, Kershaw draws on a range of evidence, from Juvenal's Satires to recent archaeological finds. He examines extraordinary personalities such as Caligula and Nero and seismic events such as the conquest... more...

  • A Brief Guide to the Greek Mythsby Stephen Kershaw

    Little, Brown Book Group 2013; Not Available

    The book leads the reader through these vibrant stories, from the origins of the gods through to the homecomings of the Trojan heroes. All the familiar narratives are here, along with some less familiar characters and motifs. In addition to the tales, the book explains key issues arising from the narratives, and discusses the myths and their wider... more...

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

    Wiley 2014; US$ 44.95

    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 Greeks ?... 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...

  • Understanding Material Text Culturesby Markus Hilgert

    De Gruyter Open 2016; Not Available

    The present volume comprises 6 highly original studies on material text cultures in different nontypographic societies stretching from the 3rd millennium cuneiform textual record of Ancient Mesopotamia to 20th century Qur'anic boards of northern and central African provenience. The volume provides a multidisciplinary approach to material text cultures... 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...

  • Senecaby Emily Wilson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2015; US$ 40.00

    This book traces the eventful life of Seneca, the Roman philosopher, dramatist, essayist and rhetorician of the first century CE, who came from Spain to Rome, spent his youth in Egypt, was exiled to Corsica under Claudius but recalled after eight years, and rose to dizzying heights of wealth, power and social influence under Nero, before falling from... 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 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...

  • "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...