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Ancient

  • The Dawn of Christianityby Robert C. Knapp

    Profile Books 2017; US$ 33.33

    Exploring the origins of Christianity, this book looks at why it was that people first in Judea and then in the Roman and Greek Mediterrean world became susceptible to the new religion. Robert Knapp looks for answers in a wide-ranging exploration of religion and everyday life from 200 BC to the end of the first century. Survival, honour and wellbeing... more...

  • Lake Trasimene 217 BCby Nic Fields; Donato Spedaliere

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2017; US$ 14.99

    Following Hannibal's crushing victory at the battle of the Trebbia, the reeling Roman Republic sent a new army under the over-confident consul Caius Flaminius to destroy the Carthaginian invaders ? unbeknownst to him they were ready and waiting. The destruction of the Roman force at Lake Trasimene firmly established Hannibal as one of the Ancient World's... more...

  • Dialogues and Debates from Late Antiquity to Late Byzantiumby Averil Cameron; Niels Gaul

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Dialogues and Debates from Late Antiquity to Late Byzantium offers the first overall discussion of the literary and philosophical dialogue tradition in Greek from imperial Rome to the end of the Byzantine empire and beyond. Sixteen case studies combine theoretical approaches with in-depth analysis and include comparisons with the neighbouring Syriac,... more...

  • History of Ancient Egyptby Ian Mackenzie

    G2 Rights Ltd 2017; US$ 5.99

    In the summer of 1972, TV news featured huge crowds queuing patiently on the pavements outside the British Museum to see the Tutankhamun Exhibition. So great was the clamour to see the exhibition that it had to be extended from the planned six months to nine months to accommodate total visitors of almost 1.7 million. But the world?s interest in Ancient... more...

  • Word of Mouthby Gianni Guastella

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 134.99

    Word of Mouth offers an interdisciplinary exploration of the evolving personifications of the ancient concept of fama in ancient and medieval literature and in European figurative art between the end of the fourteenth and the beginning of the sixteenth centuries. more...

  • The Seven Against Thebesby Aeschylus

    Dancing Unicorn Books 2017; US$ 0.99

    Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: our knowledge of the genre begins with his work and our understanding of earlier tragedies is largely based on inferences from his surviving plays. Only seven... more...

  • Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaftenby Peter Kuhlmann; Helmuth Schneider

    J.B. Metzler 2017; US$ 125.95

    Die Geschichte der Altertumswissenschaften in 750 Gelehrtenviten seit dem 14. Jahrhundert. Sie haben unsere Kenntnis der Antike entscheidend geprägt: Gelehrte aus Philologie, Archäologie und Alter Geschichte, Vertreter der Epigraphik, Numismatik, Papyrologie, Ägyptologie und Altorientalistik, Philosophen, Ethnologen, Sozialwissenschaftler, Kunsthistoriker,... more...

  • Constantine: Religious Faith and Imperial Policyby A. Edward Siecienski

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    Constantine: Religious Faith and Imperial Policy brings together some of the English-speaking world?s leading Constantinian scholars for an interdisciplinary study of the life and legacy of the first Christian emperor. For many, he remains a "sign of contradiction" (Luke 2:34) whose life and legacy generate intense debate. He was the first Christian... more...

  • Attic Oratory and Performanceby Andreas Serafim

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 54.95

    In a society where public speech was integral to the decision-making process, and where all affairs pertaining to the community were the subject of democratic debate, the communication between the speaker and his audience in the public forum, whether the law-court or the Assembly, cannot be separated from the notion of performance. Attic Oratory... more...