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  • Thucydides Mythistoricus (Routledge Revivals)by F. M. Cornford

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    First published in 1907 and reissued in 1965, this is a fascinating study of Thucydides?s History . Thucydides set out to write a truthful account of the Pelopennesian war, but his work reflects his Athenian fourth-century B.C. context, which was of a particular interest to Cornford. In this fascinating title, Cornford analyses the causes of the... more...

  • Alexandria: City of Gifts and Sorrowsby A. J. Polyzoides

    Sussex Academic Press 2014; US$ 24.99

    Alexandria: City of Gifts and Sorrows is a historical journey from the third century to the multiethnic metropolis of the 20th century, bringing together two diverse histories of the city. Ancient Alexandria was built by the Greek Ptolemies who completed the grand library and museum, which functioned as a university with the emphasis on science.... more...

  • Greece since 1945by David H. Close

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 64.95

    The book draws extensively on research on modern Greece in recent decades, and on the many perceptive commentaries on recent events in the Greek press. It adopts both an analytical and chronological approach and shows how Greece has both converged with western Europe and remained distinctively Balkan. David Close writes clearly and forcefully, and... more...

  • The War of the Three Godsby Peter Crawford

    Skyhorse Publishing 2014; US$ 24.95

    The War of the Three Gods is a military history of the Near and Middle East in the seventh century?with its chief focus on the reign of the Eastern Roman Emperor Heraclius (AD 610?641)?a pivotal and dramatic time in world history. The Eastern Roman Empire was brought to the very brink of extinction by the Sassanid Persians before Heraclius managed... more...

  • A Companion to Livyby Bernard Mineo

    Wiley 2014; US$ 195.00

    A Companion to Livy features a collection of essays representing the most up-to-date international scholarship on the life and works of the Roman historian Livy. Features contributions from top Livian scholars from around the world Presents for the first time a new interpretation of Livy's historical philosophy, which represents a key to an overall... more...

  • Cultural Practices and Material Culture in Archaic and Classical Creteby Oliver Pilz; Gunnar Seelentag

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    Crete offers rich material for investigating questions at the heart of research on social organization in ancient Greece. The essays in these proceedings use archeological and historical approaches to analyze the processes of structural change that took place in the cities of Crete during the Archaic and Classical periods, bringing together for the... more...

  • The Wars of Justinianby Prokopios; H. B. Dewing; Anthony Kaldellis

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 25.50

    A fully-outfitted edition of Prokopios' late Antique masterpiece of military history and ethnography--for the 21st-century reader. "At last . . . the translation that we have needed for so long: a fresh, lively, readable, and faithful rendering of Prokopios' Wars , which in a single volume will make this fundamental work of late ancient history-writing... more...

  • Roots of Ancient Greek Civilizationby Harald Haarmann

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 55.00

    Contrary to a prevalent belief of the Western world, that democracy, agriculture, theater and the arts were the attainments of Classical Greek civilization, these were actually a Bronze Age fusion of earlier European concepts and Hellenic ingenuity. This work considers both the multicultural wellspring from which these ideas flowed and their ready... more...

  • La ?descrizione dei tempi? all?alba dell?espansione islamicaby Maria Conterno

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    The 7-8th centuries are commonly believed tohave beena stagnant phase of Byzantine historiography. This book investigates the writing of history in Greek and Syriacduring this period through the study of four later chronicles which used lost 7-8th-century sources. The materials shared by these texts shed light on the sources themselves and on the practice... more...

  • Greeceby Carol G. Thomas

    Wiley 2014; US$ 74.95

    Greece: A Short History of a Long Story presents a comprehensive overview of the history of Greece by exploring the continuity of Greek culture from its Neolithic origins to the modern era. Tells the story of Greece through individual personalities that inhabited various periods in the lengthy sweep of Greek history Uses an approach based on... more...