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History of the Greco-Roman world

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  • Classical Archaeologyby Susan E. Alcock; Robin Osborne

    Wiley 2012; US$ 46.95

    The fully revised second edition of this successful volume includes updates on the latest archaeological research in all chapters, and two new essays on Greek and Roman art.  It retains its unique, paired essay format, as well as key contributions from leading archaeologists and historians of the classical world. Second edition is updated and... more...

  • Confronting the Classicsby Mary Beard

    Profile Books 2013; US$ 13.31

    Mary Beard is one of the world's best-known classicists - a brilliant academic, with a rare gift for communicating with a wide audience both though her books and TV presenting. In a series of sparkling essays, she explores our rich classical heritage - from Greek drama to Roman jokes, introducing some larger-than-life characters of classical... more...

  • Eastern Mediterranean Metallurgy in the Second Millennium BCby Vasiliki Kassianidou; George Papasavvas

    Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 60.00

    James D. Muhly is a distinguished scholar with a special interest in ancient metallurgy who has dedicated much of his research to Cypriot archaeology. His work on the metallurgy of ancient Cyprus endorses the true importance of the island as a copper producing region, as well as a pioneer in the development and spread of metallurgy and metalwork in... more...

  • The Mediterraneanby Russell King; Lindsay Proudfoot; Bernard Smith

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 48.95

    This book addresses contemporary geographical issues in the Mediterranean Basin from a perspective that recognizes the physical characteristics and cultural interactions which link the different Mediterranean states as a recognisable geographic entity. Sixteen chapters each deal with a major geographical issue currently facing the Mediterranean, each... more...

  • The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquityby Averil Cameron

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 39.95

    This book provides both a detailed introduction to the vivid and exciting period of `late antiquity' and a direct challenge to conventional views of the end of the Empire. more...

  • The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans, Volume Iby Plutarch

    Random House Publishing Group 2000; US$ 24.95

    Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives,' written at the beginning of the second century A.D., form a brilliant social history of the ancient world. They were originally presented in a series of books that gave an account of one Greek and one Roman life, followed by a comparison of the two: Theseus and Romulus, Alcibiades and Coriolanus, Demosthenes and Cicero,... more...

  • Ancient West & East, Volume 3, No 1by Gocha Tsetskhladze

    BRILL 2004; US$ 136.00

    ' This new journal from Brill makes many important promises to all scholars interested in the cultures of the ancient Mediterranean and the Near East and the interactions between them. ... By opening a regular avenue for cooperation and conversation among scholars from many disciplines and countries, AWE has a real potential for fulfilling the promises... more...

  • Use and Appreciation of Mycenaean Pottery in the Levant, Cyprus and Italyby Gert Jan van Wijngaarden

    Amsterdam University Press 2002; US$ 83.25

    New insights into the significance of context through this meticulous interpretation of findings of Mycenaean pottery. more...

  • Attica, Central Greece, Macedonia, Thraceby John S. Kloppenborg; Richard S. Ascough

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 182.00

    Private associations organized around a common cult, profession, ethnic identity, neighbourhood or family were common throughout the Greco-Roman antiquity, offering opportunities for sociability, cultic activities, mutual support and a context in which to display and recognize virtuous achievement. This volume collects a representative selection of... more...

  • Greek Livesby Plutarch; Robin Waterfield; Philip A. Stadter

    Oxford University Press, UK 1998; US$ 8.99

    The nine lives in this selection include those of Lycurgus, Pericles, Solon, Nicias, Themistocles, Alcibiades, Cimon, Agesilaus, and Alexander. Portraying virtues to be emulated and vices to be avoided, Plutarch explores with great insight the interplay of character and political action. This new translation is accompanied by a lucid introduction,... more...