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  • 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...

  • Eureka!by Peter Jones

    Atlantic Books Ltd 2014; US$ 16.03

    The ancient Greeks gave us our alphabet and much of our scientific, medical and cultural language; they invented democracy, atomic theory, and the rules of logic and geometry; laid the foundations of philosophy, history, tragedy and comedy; and debated everything from the good life and the role of women, to making sense of foreigners and the best... more...

  • The Greeksby Robin Sowerby

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    The Greeks has provided a concise yet wide-ranging introduction to the culture of ancient Greece. In this new and expanded third edition the best-selling volume offers a lucid survey that covers all the key elements of ancient Greek civilization from the age of Homer to the Hellenistic period. It provides detailed discussions of the main trends... more...

  • Unveiling Emotionsby Angelos Chaniotis

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 71.24

    <P>This volume presents the first results of research conducted on 'The Social and Cultural Construction of Emotions: The Greek Paradigm' by a research group in Oxford funded by the European Research Council. The project aims at contributing to a better understanding of the social and cultural factors that determine the manifestation of emotions... more...

  • Griechische Sozialgeschichteby Fritz Gschnitzer; Angelos Chaniotis; Catherine Trümpy

    Franz Steiner Verlag 2013; US$ 40.27

    <P>Fritz Gschnitzer (1929?2008) war einer der bedeutendsten Althistoriker seiner Generation. Seine <EM>Griechische Sozialgeschichte</EM>, in mehrere Sprachen übersetzt, bleibt dreißig Jahre nach der Erstauflage die maßgebliche Einleitung in dieses Thema und ein wichtiges Hilfsmittel für das Studium der griechischen Geschichte. Ihr... more...

  • The Collected Proseby Zbigniew Herbert

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 27.99

    ?One of the finest and most original writers?and one of the greatest Polish writers of [the 20th] century. [Herbert] is a figure comparable to, say, T. S. Eliot or W. H. Auden.? ?Edward Hirsch, The New Yorker   Polish essayist, poet, and spiritual leader of his nation?s anti-Communist movement, the late Zbigniew Herbert is a literary... more...

  • Growing Old Togetherby Robert W. Nero

    Dundurn 2005; US$ 8.99

    Poems in tribute to the authors wife, Ruth and to Lady Grayl, the great gray owl Nero adopted in 1984 and who lived with the couple until her death in 2005. more...

  • Paideia : The Ideals of Greek Culture, Volume IIIby Werner Jaeger; Gilbert Highet

    Oxford University Press, USA 1944; US$ 59.99

    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... more...

  • Time, Tradition and Society in Greek Archaeologyby Nigel Spencer

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    Classical archaeology is examined in the light of current theoretical archaeology and anthropology, so making it more relevant and valuable to the study of archaeology in the 1990s. An innovative and wide-ranging overview of the subject. more...

  • Griechenlandby Christoph vom Brocke

    Evangelische Verlagsanstalt 2007; US$ 17.73

    Griechenland ist seit Jahrzehnten ein beliebtes Reiseziel ? nicht nur wegen der warmen Mittelmeersonne. Es ist die Wiege der abendländischen Kultur und bietet eine Vielzahl weltberühmter kulturhistorisch bedeutsamer Stätten: die Akropolis in Athen, das alte Korinth, das Orakel von Delphi und vieles andere mehr. Den wenigsten Reisenden... more...