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  • 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...

  • 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

    With this influential study, French historian Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges initiated a new approach to Greek and Roman city organization. Fustel de Coulanges' 1864 masterpiece, La Cité antique, drew upon physical evidence as well as ancient documents rather than the usual post-Classical histories. The result is a fresh, accurate, and detailed... more...

  • Greek and Roman Livesby Plutarch; John Dryden; Arthur Hugh Clough

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 6.95

    Written early in the second century, Plutarch's Lives offers richly detailed and anecdotal biographies of some of the ancient world's mightiest and most influential figures. Plutarch sought to explore the characters and personalities of great men, to see how individual natures led ultimately to tragedy or victory. This selection from Plutarch's... more...

  • Greek and Roman Oratoryby Bob Blaisdell

    Dover Publications 2014; US$ 4.50

    This inexpensive compilation of great oratory by ancient Greeks and Romans will be useful to students of history as well as those looking to hone their public speaking skills. Contents include Pericles' oration in favor of the Peloponnesian War and Julius Caesar on the punishment of the Catiline conspirators, in addition to speeches by Alcibiades,... more...