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  • Resemblance and Reality in Greek Thoughtby Arum Park

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Resemblance and Reality in Greek Thought follows the construction of reality from Homer into the Hellenistic era and beyond. Not only in didactic poetry or philosophical works but in practically all genres from the time of Homer onwards, Greek literature has shown an awareness of the relationship between verbal art and the social, historical, or... more...

  • Paideia: The World of the Second Sophisticby Barbara E. Borg

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 39.00

    In the world of the Second Sophistic, the Roman Empire?s Greek elite turned education, paideia, and knowledge of the classical age into a vital factor in their struggle for political power. This book presents, for the first time, studies from a broad range of disciplines on various fields of life and on different media, in which this ideology became... more...

  • Reviving Roman Religionby Ailsa Hunt

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    Argues that thinking about sacred trees in Roman culture forces us to rethink how we understand Roman religion. more...

  • Revisiting Delphiby Julia Kindt

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    An innovative reading of how different authors tell stories about the Delphic Oracle, focusing on the religious views thereby conveyed. more...

  • E. E. Cummings' Modernism and the Classicsby J. Alison Rosenblitt

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 99.99 US$ 85.99

    This volume is a major, ground-breaking study of the modernist E. E. Cummings' engagement with the classics. It explores the significance of Cummings' Harvard training as a Classicist to his development as a poet and to his published work, and also contains an edition of new, previously unpublished material by Cummings himself. more...

  • Kaiserkult in den Provinzen des Römischen Reichesby Anne Kolb; Marco Vitale

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 89.80

    Die kultische Verehrung des römischen Kaiserhauses durch die Provinzbevölkerung war nicht nur eine religiöse und politische Angelegenheit; sie birgt auch relevante Aspekte im Bereich der Medien-, Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte. Vor dem Hintergrund neuer epigraphischer und numismatischer Quellen beleuchten die Beiträge des Bandes den... more...

  • Zama 202 BCby Mir Bahmanyar; Peter Dennis

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 14.99

    The battle of Zama, fought across North Africa around 202 BC, was the final large-scale clash of arms between the world's two greatest western powers of the time ? Carthage and Rome. The engagement ended the Second Punic War, waged from 218 until 201 BC. The armies were led by two of the most famous commanders of all time ? the legendary Carthaginian... more...

  • Babylonia: A Very Short Introductionby Trevor Bryce

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    The history of Ancient Babylonia in ancient Mesopatamia is epic. Trevor Bryce offers an exploration of the rich world of Babylonia, providing insight into the intricacies of this ancient civilization and its important social, historical, and cultural legacies. more...

  • Greeks, Romans, Germansby Johann Chapoutot

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 29.95 US$ 23.96

    Much has been written about the conditions that made possible Hitler's rise and the Nazi takeover of Germany, but when we tell the story of the National Socialist Party, should we not also speak of Julius Caesar and Pericles? Greeks, Romans, Germans argues that to fully understand the racist, violent end of the Nazi regime, we must examine its appropriation... more...

  • Routledge Revivals: The Collected Poems of Christopher Smart (1949)by Christopher Smart; Norman Callan

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 46.50

    First published in 1949, this book presents the collected works of Christopher Smart, the eighteenth-century poet whose life has an attraction for the curioso of literature. There is the early marriage with Anne Vane, his secret marriage, eighteenth-century Cambridge life, the intrigues of Grub Street, and, finally, insanity and confinement in an... more...