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  • The Parthenonby Mary Beard

    Profile Books 2010; US$ 11.98

    The ruined silhouette of the Parthenon on its hill above Athens is one of the world's most famous images. Its 'looted' Elgin Marbles are a global cause celebre. But what actually are they? In a revised and updated edition, Mary Beard, award winning writer, reviewer and leading Cambridge classicist, tells the history and explains the significance of... more...

  • The Varangians of Byzantiumby Benedict Benedikz

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 37.00

    This book examines how the Norsemen came to be drawn into the Imperial service. more...

  • Byzantium and the Early Islamic Conquestsby Walter E. Kaegi

    Cambridge University Press 1995; US$ 37.00

    This book examines how the Byzantine Empire came to lose so much of its territory to Islamic conquerors in the seventh century. more...

  • The Greek-Turkish Conflict in the Aegeanby Professor Alexis Heraclides

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 110.00

    This study of the Greek-Turkish Aegean dispute book shows that the dispute is resolvable and that the crux of the problem is not the incompatibility of interests but the mutual fears and suspicions, which are deeply rooted in historical memories, real or imagined.   more...

  • Paideia: The Ideals of Greek Cultureby Werner Jaeger; Gilbert Highet

    Oxford University Press 1986; US$ 64.99

    Werner Jaeger's classic three-volume work, originally published in 1939, is now available in paperback. Paideia, the shaping of Greek character through a union of civilization, tradition, literature, and philosophy is the basis for Jaeger's evaluation of Hellenic culture.Volume I describes the foundation, growth, and crisis of Greek culture during... more...

  • Cult and Koinon in Hellenistic Thessalyby Denver Graninger

    BRILL 2011; US$ 127.00

    This book explores the territorial expansion of the Thessalian League ca. 196-27 BCE, the development of the state religion of the League, and the tension between regional political identity and local cult tradition. more...

  • Warfare in Late Byzantium, 1204-1453by Savvas Kyriakidis

    BRILL 2011; US$ 144.00

    This book examines Byzantine attitudes towards warfare at a time of crisis when the empire ceased to be a first rate power in the Mediterranean. It investigates the correspondence between official rhetoric and propaganda, on the one hand, and military realities, on the other. It explores the military ethos of the late Byzantine aristocracy and examines... more...

  • In the Footsteps of the Godsby David Constantine

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    Gladiators and goddesses, philosophers and poets, epic battles and romantic landscapes? the classical world has for centuries captivated and inspired the west. But what provoked the shift from the western world's love-affair with classical Rome and its manifestation in the Renaissance, to the Hellenic world? The decisive switch in focus and taste... more...

  • Byzantium and Bulgaria, 775-831by Panos Sophoulis

    BRILL 2011; US$ 212.00

    Drawing on written and material sources, the book offers a comprehensive analysis of Byzantium's relations with Bulgaria during the late eighth and early ninth centuries, one of the most crucial and formative periods in the history of both medieval states. more...

  • Athensby John Gill

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 11.49

    Athens is an historical anomaly. Excavations date its first settlement to over seven thousand years ago, yet it only became the capital of Greece in 1834. During the intervening centuries it was occupied by almost every mobile culture in Europe: from its earliest likely settlers, tribes from what is now Albania, to Nazi forces during the second World... more...