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  • Petrarch and the Textual Origins of Interpretationby

    BRILL 2007; US$ 144.00

    This volume addresses a far-reaching aspects of Petrarch research and interpretation: the essential interplay between Petrarch?s texts and their material preparation and reception. To read and interpret Petrarch we must come to grips with the fundamentals of Petrarchan philology. more...

  • The Eruption of Vesuviusby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    In the year 79, Pompeii was a lively resort town located on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius. Little did its residents know, the city was about to be struck by a natural disaster that would erase the city from the map forever. Remembered as one of the most terrible disaster of all time, the eruption of Mount Vesuvius took the lives of many residents... more...

  • The Battle of Thermopylaeby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    In 480 B.C., the Persian Empire was preparing to attempt another invasion of Greece. Determined to fight against them, Leonidas I raised an army of several thousand men. Both forces headed to the narrow pass of Thermopylae, where the future of Greece was decided in one fell swoop. This book is a practical and accessible guide to understanding more... more...

  • The Battle of Marathonby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    On 13th September 490 B.C., the warlike Persian King Darius I landed his troops in the Greek plains of Marathon, threatening to attack the city of Athens. In response, the Greek city sent citizen soldiers to fiercely defend Attica. The battle played out, resulting in a victory for Athens, thus announcing its legitimacy to all the Greek cities, prompting... more...

  • The Battle of Actiumby 50MINUTES.COM

    Primento Digital 2016; US$ 4.99

    On 2nd September 31 B.C., the destiny of the Roman Republic was played out in Actium, just off the Greek coast. This definitive battle came after the assassination of Julius Caesar, as Octavius and Mark Antony battled one another to become the supreme ruler of Rome. With Mark Antony receiving precious aid and resources from Egyptian queen Cleopatra,... more...

  • Opuscula de rebus mirabilibus et de longaevisby Phlegon ; Antonio Stramaglia

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 67.34

    Only two works of Phlegon of Tralles (2 nd century AD) have survived: On marvellous things and On long-lived people . The former is the main extant paradoxographic collection from classical antiquity, most famous for its memorable ghost stories (one of which inspired Goethe); the latter contains lists of long-lived individuals... more...

  • The Common People of Ancient Romeby Frank Frost Abbott

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 2.99

    A fascinating look at the ordinary citizens and freemen in ancient Rome by eminent American classical scholar Frank Frost Abbott. more...

  • Cleopatraby Jacob Abbott

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Cleopatra, the last pharaoh of ancient Egypt, was a mysterious and beguiling figure who has fascinated historians for thousands of years. In this detailed account of her life and influence, author Jacob Abbott addresses many of the lingering questions surrounding her reign. more...

  • Four Days in Septemberby Jason R Abdale

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 23.97

    For twenty years, the Roman Empire conquered its way through modern-day Germany, claiming all lands from the Rhine to the Elbe. However, when at last all appeared to be under control, a catastrophe erupted that claimed the lives of 10,000 legionnaires and laid Rome’s imperial ambitions for Germania into the dust. In late September of 9 AD,... more...

  • Die Basilius-Übersetzung des Georg von Trapezunt in ihrem historischen Kontextby Christina Abenstein

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 123.50

    Georg von Trapezunt (1396?1472/3) ist eine der schillerndsten Gestalten des italienischen Frühhumanismus. Seine Übersetzung des dogmatischen Werkes von Basilius dem Großen, in Auftrag gegeben von Kardinal Bessarion, ist nicht nur vor dem Hintergrund des Unionskonzils von Ferrara-Florenz zu verstehen, sondern spielt auch im Rahmen der Platon-Aristoteles-Kontroverse... more...