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Ancient

  • Introducing the Ancient Greeksby Edith Hall

    Random House 2015; US$ 31.98

    Who were the ancient Greeks? They gave us democracy, philosophy, poetry, rational science, the joke. But what was it that enabled them to achieve so much? The ancient Greeks were a geographically disparate people whose civilization lasted over twenty centuries ? and that made us who we are today. And here Edith Hall gives us a revelatory... more...

  • Soziale Elite und Christentumby Alexander Weiß

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    The notion that early Christianity was a ?lower class religion? is surely outdated. Yet the extent to which members of the social elites turned to the new faith remains a matter of intense scholarly dispute. Many researchers argued against the idea that the social elites were already represented among early Christians. However, the sources give extensive... more...

  • Pompeii's Ashesby Eric Moormann

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 126.00

    Pompeii?s Ashes focuses on the many ways Pompeii and Herculaneum feature in fiction, drama, music, and cinema and shows how interest in the oldest running archaeological projects in the world continue until now. It begins with an analysis of their excavation history, and continues with discussions of travelers? reports and their depiction in historical... more...

  • Genghis Khan and the Mongol War Machineby Chris Peers

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 18.50

    As a soldier and general, statesman and empire-builder, Genghis Khan is an almost legendary figure. His remarkable achievements and his ruthless methods have given rise to a sinister reputation. As Chris Peers shows, in this concise and authoritative study, he possessed exceptional gifts as a leader and manager of men - he ranks among the greatest... more...

  • The Seleukid Empire of Antiochus III: 223-187 BCby John D Grainger

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 18.99

    The second volume in John Grainger's history of the Seleukid Empire is devoted to the reign of Antiochus III. Too often remembered only as the man who lost to the Romans at Magnesia, Antiochus is here revealed as one of the most powerful and capable rulers of the age. Having emerged from civil war in 223 as the sole survivor of the Seleukid dynasty,... more...

  • Meine Taten / Res gestae divi Augustiby Augustus; Ekkehard Weber

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 56.00

    The Res Gestae Divi Augusti, a funerary inscription recounting the deeds of Augustus, was originally displayed on two bronze pillars in Rome. While the originals have been lost, a Latin and Greek copy were found in 1555 in today?s Ankara. Augustus lays stress not only on his foreign policy successes, but also emphasizes his care of the people. He proudly... more...

  • Religion and Ideology in Assyriaby Beate Pongratz-Leisten

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 154.00

    Addressing the relationship between religion and ideology, and drawing on a range of literary, ritual, and visual sources, Beate Pongratz-Leisten argues that Assyria as a polity was as much exposed to (and influenced by) Babylonia in the south as it was to the Hittite and Hurrian cultural horizon in the north, and that this exposure was clearly reflected... more...

  • The Madness of Alexander the Greatby Richard A. Gabriel

    Pen and Sword 2015; US$ 18.99

    Over the years, some 20,000 books and articles have been written about Alexander the Great, the vast majority hailing him as possibly the greatest general that ever lived. Richard A. Gabriel, however, argues that, while Alexander was clearly a succesful soldier-adventurer, the evidence of real greatness is simply not there. 
The author presents... more...

  • Egypt in Italyby Molly Swetnam-Burland

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 88.00

    This book examines the appetite for Egyptian and Egyptian-looking artwork in Italy during the century following Rome's annexation of Aegyptus. more...

  • Livy's Political Philosophyby Ann Vasaly

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 72.00

    This book explores the political implications of stories that Livy recounts in the first pentad of his history of Rome. more...