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  • The Story of the Bodmer Papyriby James M. Robinson

    James Clarke & Co 2014; US$ 33.00

    The United Nations Educational and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) entrusted author James Robinson with tracking down the place where the Nag Hammadi Codices had been discovered. Priests whom the author interviewed in the region told Robinson that the codices had once been in the possession of a priest in the town of Dishna, a bit further upstream than... more...

  • Teaching Big Historyby Richard B. Simon

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 34.95

    Big History is a new field on a grand scale: it tells the story of the universe over time through a diverse range of disciplines that spans cosmology, physics, chemistry, astronomy, geology, evolutionary biology, anthropology, and archaeology, thereby reconciling traditional human history with environmental geography and natural history. Weaving... more...

  • Stephanos nomismatikosby Ulrike Peter

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 133.00

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  • Leges et decreta annorum 300/299 ? 230/29by Michael J. Osborne; Sean G. Byrne

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 419.00

    The fascicle includes 291 laws and decrees from between 300/299 and 229/8 BCE, which was as really turbulent period in the history of Athens. As literary sources are largely missing for thee years, the inscriptions are of particular importance. They witness the interior disposition of the city, its dependence on the Hellenistic kings, and its struggle... more...

  • Mirage of the Saracenby Walter D. Ward

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    Mirage of the Saracen analyzes the growth of monasticism and Christian settlements in the Sinai Peninsula through the early seventh century C.E. Walter D. Ward examines the ways in which Christian monks justified occupying the Sinai through creating associations between Biblical narratives and Sinai sites while assigning uncivilized, negative, and... more...

  • Der Tod und die Mädchenby Christian Russenberger

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    Why was the bloody struggle between the Amazons and Greeks among the most popular subjects for depiction on Roman sarcophagi? This study uses the extensive corpus of Amazon sarcophageal imagery as a source for examining key aspects of the history of bodies and the history of representations of violence. It provides insight into the radical transformation... more...

  • Vom Denken der Natur zur Natur des Denkensby David Wirmer

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 210.00

    The present study relies on a greatly improved re-edited text of Ibn B???a?s (d. 1139) commentary on De anima, Kit?b al-nafs.Here, the author showsthat in keeping with the Aristotelian model, Ibn B???a conceptualizes psychology as a natural science, but at the same time, ultimately turns his understanding of natural science into fundamental science. more...

  • EUSTATHII THESSALONICENSIS EXEGESIS IN CANONEM IAMBICUM PENTECOSTALEMby Paolo Cesaretti; Silvia Ronchey

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 252.00

    This book is the first critical edition of the Commentary on the Iambic Canon by Eustathius, archbishop of Thessalonica, the celebrated Byzantine scholar and writer. The text is accompanied by a critical apparatus, three additional apparatus, a complete range of indices and an exhaustive introductory essay. more...

  • Skythen in der lateinischen Literaturby Nadine Quenouille; Andreas Gerstacker; Anne Kuhnert; Fritz Oldemeier

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    This sourcebook compiles the first complete collection and translation of Latin texts through the Constantinian period about the Scythians and other nomadic peoples in the Scythian cultural group, such as the Massagetians, Essedonians, Daheans, and Sakas. It provides extensive insight into the ways that the Romans viewed nomadic culture and the nomadic... more...

  • Hippolytosby Euripides; Peter Roth

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 70.00

    In Euripides? drama, Hippolytus angers Aphrodite, the goddess of love, so much by worshiping the hunting goddess Artemis that she makes his stepmother, Phaedra fall in love with him. Peter Roth presents a bilingual version of Hippolytus with a new prose translation. The extensive commentary requires no prior knowledge of Greek, providing information... more...