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  • On the War for Greek Freedomby Herodotus; Samuel Shirley; James Romm

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 9.95

    Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language, history, and culture, this new abridgment presents those selections that comprise Herodotus’ historical narrative. These are meticulously annotated, and supplemented with a chronology of the Archaic Age, Historical Epilogue, glossary of main characters and places, index... more...

  • The Essential Homerby Homer; Sheila Murnaghan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2000; US$ 14.50

    Selections from both Iliad and Odyssey , made with an eye for those episodes that figure most prominently in the study of mythology. more...

  • The Historiesby Herodotus; Robin Waterfield; Carolyn Dewald

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 6.99 US$ 6.01

    Herodotus is not only known as the `father of history', as Cicero called him, but also the father of ethnography; as well as charting the historical background to the Persian Wars, his curiosity also prompts frequent digression on the cultures of the peoples he introduces. While much of the information he gives has proved to be astonishingly accurate,... more...

  • Euripides and the Godsby Mary Lefkowitz

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 30.99 US$ 26.65

    Many modern readers believe that in his dramas Euripides was questioning the existence of the gods. In Euripides and the Gods , eminent classicist Mary K. Lefkowitz argues that instead of seeking to undermine ancient religion, Euripides is describing with a brutal realism what the gods are like, reminding his mortal audience of the limitations of... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Homerby Robert Fowler

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 28.00 US$ 22.96

    This work examines the composition of the Iliad and the Odyssey and their subsequent reception. more...

  • Areteby Stephen G. Miller

    University of California Press 2004; US$ 15.95 US$ 12.76

    From the informal games of Homer's time to the highly organized contests of the Roman world, Miller has compileda trove of ancient sources: Plutarch on boxing, Aristotle on the pentathlon, Philostratos on the buying and selling of victories, Vitruvius on literary competitions, and Xenophon on female body building. more...

  • A History of the Archaic Greek World, ca. 1200-479 BCEby Jonathan M. Hall

    Wiley 2013; US$ 48.95 US$ 42.42

    A History of the Archaic Greek World offers a theme-based approach to the development of the Greek world in the years 1200-479 BCE. Updated and extended in this edition to include two new sections, expanded geographical coverage, a guide to electronic resources, and more illustrations Takes a critical and analytical look at evidence about... more...

  • Prehistoric Steppe Adaptation and the Horseby Marsha Levine; Colin Renfrew; Katie Boyle

    McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research 2008; US$ 40.00

    This volume examines the origins of horse husbandry and pastoralism in the Eurasian steppe, and provides a wide-ranging overview of issues surrounding the development of Central European societies from the Neolithic to the Iron Age. more...

  • The Essential Aeneidby Virgil; Stanley Lombardo; W.R. Johnsonn

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 7.50

    Stanley Lombardo's deft abridgment of his 2005 translation of the Aeneid preserves the arc and weight of Virgil's epic by presenting major books in their entirety and abridged books in extended passages seamlessly fitted together with narrative bridges. W. R. Johnson's Introduction, a shortened version of his masterly Introduction to that translation,... more...

  • On Justice, Power, and Human Natureby Thucydides; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1993; US$ 11.50

    Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language and culture, this collection of extracts from The History of the Peloponnesian War includes those passages that shed most light on Thucydides? political theory--famous as well as important but lesser-known pieces frequently overlooked by nonspecialists. Newly translated... more...