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  • 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...

  • L?historiographie tardo-antique et la transmission des savoirsby Philippe Blaudeau; Peter Nuffelen

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    This volume focuses on the role played by historiography in the selection, processing and transmission of knowledge in Late Antiquity. In particular, the transmission of documents (civil and ecclesiastical, authentic and apocryphal) is studied, the impact of differences in genre, as well as how historical, anthropological, ethnographic, astronomical,... 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...

  • 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...

  • Introducing Greek Philosophyby Rosemary Wright

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 32.95

    Aimed at students of classics and of philosophy who would like a taste of the subject before being committed to a full course and at those who have already started and need to find their bearings in what may seem at first a complex maze of names and schools, "Introducing Greek Philosophy" is a concise, lively, philosophically aware introduction to... 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$ 63.22

    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...