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  • Technical Ekphrasis in Greek and Roman Science and Literatureby Courtney Roby

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 96.00

    Analyzes the rhetorical and visual strategies used in technical texts and non-technical literature to describe technological artifacts. more...

  • The Origins of Civilization in Greek and Roman Thought (Routledge Revivals)by Sue Blundell

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    It has been much disputed to what extent thinkers in Greek and Roman antiquity adhered to ideas of evolution and progress in human affairs. Did they lack any conception of process in time, or did they anticipate Darwinian and Lamarckian hypotheses? The Origins of Civilization in Greek and Roman Thought , first published in1986, comprehensively... more...

  • Landscape, Nature, and the Sacred in Byzantiumby Veronica della Dora

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    Explores Byzantine perceptions of creation and different types of natural environments, and the principles underpinning such perceptions. more...

  • Battling the Godsby Tim Whitmarsh

    Faber & Faber 2016; US$ 21.86

    <p>How new is atheism?</p><p>In <i>Battling the Gods</i>, Tim Whitmarsh journeys into the ancient Mediterranean to recover the stories of those who first refused the divinities.</p><p>Long before the Enlightenment sowed the seeds of disbelief in a deeply... more...

  • An Oasis Cityby Roger S. Bagnall; Nicola Aravecchia; Raffaella Cribiore; Paola Davoli; Olaf E. Kaper; Susanna McFadden

    NYU Press 2016; US$ 44.00

    Scattered through the vast expanse of stone and sand that makes up Egypt?s Western Desert are several oases. These islands of green in the midst of the Sahara owe their existence to springs and wells drawing on ancient aquifers. In antiquity, as today, they supported agricultural communities, going back to Neolithic times but expanding greatly in... more...

  • Biblical Interpretation Beyond Historicityby Ingrid Hjelm; Thomas L. Thompson

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Biblical Interpretation beyond Historicity evaluates the new perspectives that have emerged since the crisis over historicity in the 1970s and 80s in the field of biblical scholarship. Several new studies in the field, as well as the ?deconstructive? side of literary criticism that emerged from writers such as Derrida and Wittgenstein, among others,... more...

  • Egyptian Myth: by Ann Kramer

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 158.00

    This in-depth study compares and contrasts how manufacturing and technology have been employed by both major powers and the "Newly Industrialized Countries" since 1945 as an effective tool for sustained economic growth. more...

  • The Neolithic Settlementby Elizabeth C. Banks

    American School of Classical Studies at Athens 2016; US$ 75.00

    This volume complements Lerna V: The Neolithic Pottery of Lerna, by K. D. Vitelli, and completes the primary publication of the results of the Neolithic remains retrieved during the excavations conducted by the American School of Classical Studies at Athens from 1952 through 1958 at Lerna in the Argolid. It presents the buildings and other features... more...

  • Fortune and Gloryby David McIntee; Hauke Kock

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2016; Not Available

    So you?ve decided to give up the rat race for the life of an international treasure hunter, but you?re not quite sure where to start? Well then, this book is for you! Fortune & Glory holds all the knowledge you need to become the pistol-toting, fedora-wearing international tomb raider you?ve always dreamt of being! Discover lost locations such as... more...

  • Imperial Roman Warships 27 BC?193 ADby Raffaele D?Amato

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2016; US$ 13.95

    The Roman Empire was not only built by the strength of the legions but also by a Navy that was the most powerful maritime force ever to have existed. It was only the existence of the fleet that secured the trade routes and maintained the communications within the huge Empire. At the height of its power the Roman Navy employed tens of thousands of... more...