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  • Code-switching with the Godsby Edward O. D. Love

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 164.83

    This volume provides the first comprehensive text edition of the bilingual spells of the Papyrus Bibliothèque Nationale Supplément Grec. 574 (PGM IV). Encompassing the disciplines of Egyptology, Coptology, Papyrology, and Late Antique studies, this treatment includes also an analysis of their content, ritual mechanics, context, and practitioners,... more...

  • The Leadership Genius of Julius Caesarby Phillip Barlag

    Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2016; US$ 24.95

    The Leadership Genius of Julius Caesar Modern Lessons from the Man Who Built an Empire ?Brilliantly crafted to draw leadership lessons from history, this is one of the finest leadership books I have read.? ?Doris Kearns Goodwin, bestselling author of  Team of Rivals  and  The Bully Pulpit Leaders are always trying to get better, which... more...

  • Socrates Mystagogosby Don Adams

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    For Socrates, philosophy is not like Christian conversion from error to truth, but rather it is like the pagan process whereby a young man is initiated into cult mysteries by a more experienced man - the mystagogos - who prepares him and leads him to the sacred precinct. In Greek cult religion, the mystagogos prepared the initiate for the esoteric... more...

  • Women's Ritual Competence in the Greco-Roman Mediterraneanby Matthew Dillon; Esther Eidinow; Lisa Maurizio

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Contributions in this volume demonstrate how, across the ancient Mediterranean and over hundreds of years, women?s rituals intersected with the political, economic, cultural, or religious spheres of their communities in a way that has only recently started to gain sustained academic attention. The volume aims to tease out a number of different approaches... more...

  • Herrscherchronologien der antiken Weltby Walter Eder; Manfred Landfester; Johannes Renger; Brigitte Egger

    J.B. Metzler 2016; US$ 92.33

    Herrscher und Herrschaftsformen drücken allen Zeiten ihren Stempel auf. Doch wer waren die Mächtigen des Altertums? Wann regierten die Ptolemäer? Wer führte die iranischen Großreiche an, und wer Kleinasien und seine Nachbarn? Wer lenkte wann die Geschicke der Städte und Provinzen Griechenlands und Roms? Von den mesopotamischen Fürsten im 3. Jahrtausend... more...

  • Great Battles of the Classical Greek Worldby Owen Rees

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 19.09

    This book presents a selection of eighteen land battles and sieges that span the Classical Greek period, from the Persian invasions to the eclipse of the traditional hoplite heavy infantry at the hands of the Macedonians. This of course is the golden age of the hoplite phalanx but Owen Rees is keen to cover all aspects of battle, including mercenary... more...

  • M. I. Finleyby Daniel Jew; Robin Osborne; Michael Scott

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    An assessment of how the most famous ancient historian of the twentieth century achieved his impact. more...

  • Inner Purity and Pollution in Greek Religionby Andrej Petrovic; Ivana Petrovic

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 99.99 US$ 85.99

    Was Ancient Greek religion really 'mere ritualism'? Early Christians denounced the pagans for the disorderly plurality of their cults, and reduced Greek religion to ritual and idolatry. This book argues that there was an important place for belief in Greek rituals, examining notions of inner purity and pollution as a manifestation of such belief. more...

  • Homer's Allusive Artby Bruno Currie

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 109.99 US$ 94.59

    Homer's Allusive Art argues for a new understanding of Homeric allusion and its place in literary history through a series of interlocking case studies, exploring whether there can have been historical continuity in a poetics of allusion stretching from the Mesopotamian epic of Gilgamesh through to the Aeneid and Metamorphoses. more...

  • Magical Hymns from Roman Egyptby Ljuba Merlina Bortolani

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 104.00 US$ 85.28

    This study analyses the so-called magical hymns from Graeco-Roman Egypt to re-examine questions of cultural identity and religious plurality. more...