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Ancient

  • Four Days in Septemberby Jason R Abdale

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 23.97

    For twenty years, the Roman Empire conquered its way through modern-day Germany, claiming all lands from the Rhine to the Elbe. However, when at last all appeared to be under control, a catastrophe erupted that claimed the lives of 10,000 legionnaires and laid Rome’s imperial ambitions for Germania into the dust. In late September of 9 AD,... more...

  • Ancient Antiochby Andrea U. De Giorgi

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    This book offers a new narrative of the great ancient city Antioch's origins, growth, and significance. more...

  • Muhammadby Kurt Bangert

    Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden 2016; US$ 69.99

    Angesichts des derzeitigenStreits von Orientalisten und Islamwissenschaftlern über die Frage derungeklärten ? von vielen behaupteten, aber von immer mehr Forschernangezweifelten ? Historizität Muhammads und auch angesichts des Streits überdie ungeklärte Entstehung des Korans und des Islams überhaupt untersucht dieseumfangreiche Studie vier Hauptquellen... more...

  • Rethinking Roman Allianceby Bill Gladhill

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00

    Explores the vital links between social order and cosmology by examining the concept of foedus in Roman religion and literature. more...

  • Marsilio Ficinos Selbstdarstellungby Ursula Tröger

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 168.00

    Among the items in his legacy, the Florentine philosopher and humanist Marsilio Ficino (1433?1499) left an extensive collection of Latin letters, which illustrate his studies and how he viewed himself as a teacher and counselor of princes. This book provides an introduction to this letter collection, analyzing selected letters with reference to the... more...

  • Ethical Education in Plutarchby Sophia Xenophontos

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 140.00

    Bringing together a wide range of texts from both the Parallel Lives and the Moralia , this study puts the moralising agents that Plutarch considers important for ethical development at the heart of its interpretation. Ethical education in Plutarch becomes a distinctive manifestation of paideia vis-à-vis the intellectual trends of the Imperial... more...

  • Juvencus' Four Books of the Gospelsby Scott McGill

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Juvencus? Evangeliorum libri IV , or "The Four Books of the Gospels," is a verse rendering of the gospel narrative written ca. 330 CE. Consisting of around 3200 hexameter lines, it is the first of the Latin "Biblical epics" to appear in antiquity, and the first classicizing, hexameter poem on a Christian topic to appear in the western tradition.... more...

  • Athens and Spartaby Anton Powell

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 49.95

    Athens and Sparta is an essential textbook for the study of Greek history. Providing a comprehensive account of the two key Greek powers in the years after 478 BC, it charts the rise of Athens from city-state to empire after the devastation of the Persian Wars, and the increasing tensions with their rivals, Sparta, culminating in the Peloponnesian... more...

  • The Greek Historia Monachorum in Aegyptoby Andrew Cain

    OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 134.99

    A study of the Historia Monachorum in Aegypto, one of the earliest pieces of monastic hagiography to survive in Greek. more...

  • Reconstructing Ancient Korean Historyby Stella Xu

    Lexington Books 2016; US$ 89.99

    This book examines the historiography of ancient Korea and its relationship to the construction of Korean national identity through a critical and comparative analysis of Chinese and Korean primary sources. It also analyzes the ways in which Korean politics and culture have shaped and been affected by historical narratives. more...