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Ancient

  • The Annals of Tacitusby Tacitus; A. J. Woodman

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 112.00

    A full commentary on Tacitus' vivid account of the last years of the emperor Tiberius. more...

  • The Letters of Psellosby Michael Jeffreys; Marc D. Lauxtermann

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 139.99 US$ 125.99

    The Letters of Psellos is the first detailed study of the correspondence of Michael Psellos, a preeminent Byzantine intellectual, politician, and writer. Structured in two parts, it juxtaposes five essays offering detailed historical and literary analyses of selected letters with annotated summaries of the entirety of Psellos' correspondence. more...

  • The Rise of Athensby Anthony Everitt

    Random House Publishing Group 2016; US$ 21.00

    A magisterial account of how a tiny city-state in ancient Greece became history?s most influential civilization, from the bestselling author of acclaimed biographies of Cicero, Augustus, and Hadrian Filled with tales of adventure and astounding reversals of fortune, The Rise of Athens celebrates the city-state that transformed the world?from... more...

  • The Foundations of Celestial Reckoningby Christopher Cullen

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The Foundations of Celestial Reckoning gives the reader direct access to the foundational documents of the tradition of calculation created by astronomers of the early Chinese empire between the late second century BCE and the third century CE. The paradigm they established was to shape East Asian thought and practice in the field of mathematical... more...

  • The Afterlife in Early Christian Carthageby Stephen E. Potthoff

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    The Afterlife in Early Christian Carthage explores how the visionary experiences of early Christian martyrs shaped and informed early Christian ancestor cult and the construction of the cemetery as paradise. Taking the early Christian cemeteries in Carthage as a case study, the volume broadens our understanding of the historical and cultural origins... more...

  • The Legacy of Demetrius of Alexandria 189-232 CEby Maged S. A. Mikhail

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This is the first full-length study of Demetrius of Alexandria (189?232 ce), who generated a neglected, yet remarkable hagiographic program that secured him a positive legacy throughout the Middle Ages and the modern era. Drawing upon Patristic, Coptic, and Arabic sources spanning a millennium, the analysis contextualizes the Demetrian corpus at its... more...

  • The Animal and the Human in Ancient and Modern Thoughtby Stephen T. Newmyer

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Ancient Greeks endeavored to define the human being vis--vis other animal species by isolating capacities and endowments which they considered to be unique to humans. This approach toward defining the human being still appears with surprising frequency, in modern philosophical treatises, in modern animal behavioral studies, and in animal rights... more...

  • A History of Ancient Egypt, Volume 2by John Romer

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 42.29

    This definitive, multi-volume history of the world's first known state reveals that much of what we have been taught about Ancient Egypt is the product of narrow-minded visions of the past Drawing on a lifetime of research, John Romer chronicles the history of Ancient Egypt from the building of the Great Pyramid through the rise and fall of the... more...

  • A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiositiesby J.C. McKeown

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 12.99 US$ 11.69

    A light-hearted portrait of the origins of modern medicine in the ancient world more...

  • The World of Ancient Egypt: A Daily Life Encyclopedia [2 volumes]by Peter Lacovara

    ABC-CLIO 2016; US$ 198.00

    The mysteries surrounding ancient Egypt continue to pique interest and prompt study thousands of years later. Intriguing questions?such as "Why were certain Egyptians mummified after death, while others were not?", "How were the pyramids constructed?", and "Were sexuality and courtship accurately portrayed in movies about the period?"?incite curiosity... more...