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  • Thucydides and the Philosophical Origins of Historyby Darien Shanske

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 40.00

    Darien Shanske analyzes the difficult language and structure of Thucydides' History. more...

  • Griechische Studienby Jürgen von Ungern-Sternberg

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 182.00

    In a broad sweep, the Greek Studies treat important moments in Greek history from its beginnings up to the 4th century BC. Working in collaboration with the Old Testament scholar Klaus Seybold from Basle, particular attention is paid first to the comparison with parallel developments in Israel/ Judaea in order to bring out what was characteristic of... more...

  • Gods, Heroes and Tyrantsby Emmet Sweeney

    Algora Publishing 2009; US$ 32.95

    Early Greek history as found in the textbooks leaves spurious “dark age“ gaps where the evidence fails to match historians' fixed ideas. Dramatic claims regarding everything from the Trojan War to the “Mask of Agamemnon“ are argued in detail from both an archaeological and a literary perspective, unraveling historical conundrums... more...

  • Cultural Responses to the Persian Warsby Emma Bridges; Edith Hall; P. J. Rhodes

    Oxford University Press 2007; US$ 198.99

    Cultural Responses to the Persian Wars addresses the huge impact on subsequent culture made by the wars fought between ancient Persia and Greece in the early fifth century BC. It brings together sixteen interdisciplinary essays, mostly by classical scholars, on individual trends within the reception of this period of history, extending from the wars'... more...

  • The Peloponnesian Warby Thucydides; Martin Hammond; P. J. Rhodes

    Oxford University Press 2009; US$ 8.99

    The greatest historian that ever lived'Such was Macaulay's verdict on Thucydides (c. 460-400 BC) and his history of the Peloponnesian War, the momentous struggle between Athens and Sparta as rival powers and political systems that lasted for twenty-seven years from 431 to 404 BC, involved virtually the whole of the Greek world, and ended in... more...

  • The History of the Peloponnesian Warby Thucydides

    MobileReference.com 2010; US$ 3.99

    The History of the Peloponnesian War is an account of the Peloponnesian War in Ancient Greece, fought between the Peloponnesian League (led by Sparta) and the Delian League (led by Athens). It was written by Thucydides, an Athenian general who served in the war. It is widely considered a classic and regarded as one of the earliest scholarly works of... more...

  • Greeks Bearing Giftsby Lynette G. Mitchell

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 48.00

    Examines the political role of personal relationships in classical Greece. more...

  • Spartaby Lukas Thommen

    J.B. Metzler'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2003; US$ 28.18

    Der Mythos um Sparta ist nach wie vor lebendig, doch worauf gründet er sich, und wie ist er entstanden? Dieses Studienbuch, das die Geschichte Spartas von den Anfängen bis zur Aufnahme ins römische Reich darstellt, erörtert diese Fragen und überwindet tradierte Vorstellungen. Exemplarisch wird anhand Spartas geklärt, wie eine griechische Polis zwischen... more...

  • Dividing the Spoilsby Robin Waterfield

    Oxford University Press, USA 2011; US$ 17.99

    Alexander the Great conquered an enormous empire--stretching from Greece to the Indian subcontinent--and his death triggered forty bloody years of world-changing warfare. These were years filled with high adventure, intrigue, passion, assassinations, dynastic marriages, treachery, shifting alliances, and mass slaughter on battlefield after battlefield.... 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...