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  • Marathonby Richard Billows

    Gerald Duckworth & Co 2011; US$ 11.99

    The Battle of Marathon in 490B.C. is not only the most decisive event in the struggle between the Greeks and the Persians but, arguably a defining event for Western civilisation. John Stuart Mill famously proposed "the Battle of Marathon, even as an event in British history, is more important than the Battle of Hastings." Richard A. Billows starts... more...

  • Athens Transformed, 404–262 BCby Phillip Harding

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    During the heady, democratic days of the fifth and fourth centuries, the poorer members of Athenian society, the lower two classes of zeugitai and thetes, enjoyed an unprecedented dominance in both domestic and foreign politics. At home, the participatory nature of the constitution required their presence not only in the lawcourts and assembly,... more...

  • Die Römische Republikby Jochen Bleicken

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 42.00

    Wer sich für antike Geschichte interessiert, greift zu dieser knappen und gut lesbaren Geschichte der Römischen Republik, geschrieben von einem der bekanntesten Althistoriker Deutschlands. Jochen Bleicken (1926–2005) führt den Leser von der Zeit der Etrusker bis zum Ende der Republik, das die Herrschaft Caesars besiegelte. Alle wichtigen... more...

  • Geschichte als Element antiker Kulturby Hans-Joachim Gehrke

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 0.00

    Geschichtsvorstellungen, die für die Herausbildung politischer Gemeinschaften bedeutsam sind, könnte man als „intentionale Geschichte“ bezeichnen. In dem Buch wird zunächst dieses Konzept vorgestellt. Im Anschluss daran werden Träger, Medien und Formen dieser Art von Geschichte in der griechischen Kultur systematisch dargelegt. Dabei wird... more...

  • The Greek Worldby Anton Powell

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 98.95

    Studying from the Mycenean to the late Hellenistic period, this work includes new articles by twenty-seven specialists of ancient Greece, and presents an examination of the Greek cultures of mainland Greece, Asia Minor, Egypt and Italy. With the chapters sharing the theme of social history, this fascinating book focuses on women, the poor, and... more...

  • A History of Greeceby George Grote; M.O.B. Caspari; J.M. Mitchell

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 54.95

    Grote's History of Greece is one of the classic works of historical interpretation and scholarship. George Grote - banker, MP and a founder of London University - was the first historian to give a high value to the Greek creation of democracy, and this aspect of his work is closely relevant to current debates about democracy in our times. This abridgement... more...

  • Athens, Attica and the Megaridby Hans Rupprecht Goette

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 54.95

    This exciting new guide is the ideal companion to Greece if you are a traveller with historical and archaeological interests, as it combines practical information with impeccable scholarly research. Written by an expert on Greece's landscape and archaeology, the guide is unique in exploring a wide range of sites off the beaten track. It also tours... more...

  • Lysimachusby Dr Helen S Lund; Helen S. Lund

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Although shortlived, Lysimachus' Hellespontine empire foreshadowed those of Pergamum and Byzantium. Lund's book sets his actions significantly within the context of the volatile early Hellenistic world and views them as part of a continuum of imperial rule in Asia minor. She challenges the assumption that he was a vicious, but ultimately incompetent... more...

  • Early Greek States Beyond the Polisby Catherine Morgan

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 54.95

    Clear and direct in style, and with more than eighty photographs, maps and plans, Early Greek States Beyond the Polis is a widely relevant  study of Greek history, archaeology and society. Catherine Morgan addresses the different forms of association experienced by early Iron-Age and Archaic Greeks by exploring the archaeological, literary and... more...

  • The Greek Historiansby T. James Luce

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 41.95

    The Greeks invented history as a literary genre in the fifth century B.C. The first historians owed much to Homer and adopted his vivid and direct style in narrating historical events. Yet, despite the influence of Homer the birth of history was basically a reaction against mythical accounts of the past. Homer wrote about war and travel in foreign... more...