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Ancient

  • Shamelessby Cristiana Franco

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 60.00

    The figure of the dog is a paradox. As in so many cultures, past and present, the dog in ancient Greece was seen as the animal closest to humans, even as it elicited from them the most negative representations. Still a loaded term today, the word bitch not only signified shamelessness and a lack of self-control but was also exclusively figured as... more...

  • Rethinking Constantineby Edward L. Smither

    James Clarke & Co 2014; US$ 26.00

    On the eve of his battle against Maxentius at Milvian Bridge in 312, Flavius Valerius Constantinus (ca. 273/74-337) reportedly saw a symbol in the sky, which played a role in his conversion to faith in the Christian God and began a new chapter in the relationship between church and state.What happens to the church when the emperor becomes a Christian?... more...

  • 1,001 Erotic Nights, Part 3: Siren of Gaulby Lisa Cach

    Pocket Star 2014; Not Available

    National bestselling author Lisa Cach continues the erotic, passionate story of a young Roman Empire slave with a prophetic gift, whose sexual adventures lead her to love, heartache, power, and loss?ever hoping for true love. Beautiful Nimia is sent by the King of Gaul to the court of King Alaric II, to seduce him into handing over Sygarius?her first... more...

  • The Amazonsby Adrienne Mayor

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    Amazons?fierce warrior women dwelling on the fringes of the known world?were the mythic archenemies of the ancient Greeks. Heracles and Achilles displayed their valor in duels with Amazon queens, and the Athenians reveled in their victory over a powerful Amazon army. In historical times, Cyrus of Persia, Alexander the Great, and the Roman general... more...

  • 1,001 Erotic Nights, Part 3: Siren of Gaulby Lisa Cach

    Pocket Star 2014; Not Available

    National bestselling author Lisa Cach continues the erotic, passionate story of a young Roman Empire slave with a prophetic gift, whose sexual adventures lead her to love, heartache, power, and loss?ever hoping for true love. Beautiful Nimia is sent by the King of Gaul to the court of King Alaric II, to seduce him into handing over Sygarius?her first... more...

  • 1,001 Erotic Nights, Part 3: Siren of Gaulby Lisa Cach

    Pocket Star 2014; US$ 2.99

    National bestselling author Lisa Cach continues the erotic, passionate story of a young Roman Empire slave with a prophetic gift, whose sexual adventures lead her to love, heartache, power, and loss?ever hoping for true love. Beautiful Nimia is sent by the King of Gaul to the court of King Alaric II, to seduce him into handing over Sygarius?her first... more...

  • The Musical Structure of Plato's Dialoguesby J.B. Kennedy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    J. B. Kennedy argues that Plato's dialogues have an unsuspected musical structure and use symbols to encode Pythagorean doctrines. The followers of Pythagoras famously thought that the cosmos had a hidden musical structure and that wise philosophers would be able to hear this harmony of the spheres. Kennedy shows that Plato gave his dialogues a similar,... more...

  • Argonauts of the Desertby Philippe Wajdenbaum

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    'Argonauts of the Desert' presents a revolutionary new commentary on the Bible and its origins, arguing that most biblical stories and laws were inspired by Greek literature. From Genesis to Kings, the books of the Bible may have been written by a single author, a Hellenized Judean scholar who used Plato's ideal state in The Laws as a primary source.... more...

  • Biblical Studies and the Failure of Historyby Niels Peter Lemche

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 99.95

    First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...