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  • Performing Interpersonal Violenceby Werner Riess

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 196.00

    This book offers the first attempt at understanding interpersonal violence in ancient Athens. While the archaic desire for revenge persisted into the classical period, it was channeled by the civil discourse of the democracy. Performances such as the staging of trials and comedies ritually defined the meaning of violence and its appropriate... more...

  • A Culture of Freedomby Christian Meier

    OUP Oxford 2011; US$ 19.99 US$ 17.19

    Looking at the rich spectrum of ancient Greek society and culture, Christian Meier seeks to identify the key to what made ancient Greece so special, both in the ancient world and for us today. more...

  • Myth and Memory in the Mediterraneanby Dr Nicholas Doumanis

    Palgrave Macmillan 1997; US$ 176.00

    This book examines the relationship between coloniser and colonised among the Italian-held Dodecanese Islands between 1912 and 1943, and is based on an oral history project conducted between 1990 and 1995. Italian power is described as having been negotiated, resisted and modified by locals, who admired many aspects of Italian rule without according... more...

  • Business of Some Heatby Francis Henn

    Pen and Sword 2004; US$ 5.99

    The island of Cyprus, long troubled by inter-communal strife, exploded onto the world stage with the Athens-inspired coup against President Makarios and Turkey's invasion that followed. This resulted in the partition of the Island, which was policed by UNFICYP under the most testing conditions. These dramatic events are described here for the first... more...

  • Law and Society in Classical Athens (Routledge Revivals)by Richard Garner

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Law and Society in Classical Athens , first published in 1987, traces the development of legal thought and its relation to Athenian values. Previously Athens? courts have been regarded as chaotic, isolated from the rest of society and even bizarre. The importance of rhetoric and the mischief made by Aristophanes have devalued the legal process in... more...

  • Greek Mercenariesby Matthew Trundle

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 54.95

    This book provides a detailed picture of the life of these Greek mercenaries, analyzing who they were and from what section of society they came. It explores their motivations, their relationships and connections, both with each other and those with whom they served, and shows how mercenaries were recruited, paid and maintained. Matthew Trundle reviews... more...

  • The Withered Vineby Charles Shrader

    Greenwood Publishing Group 1999; US$ 125.00

    Aiming to explain the failure of the Communist insurgency in Greece, this text studies the fate of an armed revolutionary movement which lacks adequate manpower and logistical resources, and is divided on such basic matters as foreign policy and the employment of its military capabilities. more...

  • Greece and the Cold Warby Evanthis Hatzivassiliou

    Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 54.95

    This is the first study to present a comprehensive analysis of Greek foreign and internal policy during the Cold War, covering the key period from the country?s accession to NATO in 1952 until the imposition of the colonels? dictatorship in 1967. Clearly divided into three parts: 1952-55, 1955-63 and 1963-67, this book deals with Greek foreign... more...

  • War in the Hellenistic Worldby Angelos Chaniotis

    Wiley 2008; US$ 160.95 US$ 139.49

    Exploiting the abundant primary sources available, this book examines the diverse ways in which war shaped the Hellenistic world. An overview of war and society in the Hellenistic world. Highlights the interdependence of warfare and social phenomena. Covers a wide range of topics, including social conditions as causes of war, the... more...

  • The Nation and its Ruinsby Yannis Hamilakis

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 54.99 US$ 47.29

    An innovative, extensively illustrated study examining how classical antiquities and archaeology contributed to the production of the modern Greek nation and its national imagination, and how, in return, national imagination has created and shaped classical antiquities and archaeological practice from the nineteenth century to the present. more...