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  • Meaning and Identity in a Greek Landscapeby Hamish Forbes

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 50.00

    An interdisciplinary study exploring how Greek villagers understood and reacted to their landscapes. more...

  • Founding Gods, Inventing Nationsby William F. McCants

    Princeton University Press 2011; US$ 45.00 US$ 40.95

    From the dawn of writing in Sumer to the sunset of the Islamic empire, Founding Gods, Inventing Nations traces four thousand years of speculation on the origins of civilization. Investigating a vast range of primary sources, some of which are translated here for the first time, and focusing on the dynamic influence of the Greek, Roman, and Arab... more...

  • Children of the Greek Civil Warby Loring M. Danforth; Riki Van Boeschoten

    University of Chicago Press 2011; US$ 25.00

    At the height of the Greek Civil War in 1948, thirty-eight thousand children were evacuated from their homes in the mountains of northern Greece. The Greek Communist Party relocated half of them to orphanages in Eastern Europe, while their adversaries in the national government placed the rest in children?s homes elsewhere in Greece. A point of contention... more...

  • The Xenophobe's Guide to the Greeksby Alexandra Fiada

    Oval Projects 2010; US$ 5.99

    A guide to understanding the Greeks which takes an insightful, irreverent look at their character and attitudes. more...

  • The Ionian Islands and Epirusby Jim Potts

    Andrews UK 2012; US$ 14.49

    Scattered off the west coast of mainland Greece are the seven Ionian Islands, celebrated for their spectacular landscapes, olive groves and classical associations. Together with the mountainous mainland region of Epirus, the combined populations of Corfu, Paxos, Lefkas, Ithaca, Kefalonia, Zakynthos and Kythira constitute less than a twentieth of the... more...

  • Alien Wisdomby Arnaldo Momigliano

    Cambridge University Press 1990; US$ 37.00

    In this classic study of cultural confrontation Professor Arnaldo Momigliano looks at the attitude of the Greeks to four different civilizations - the Roman, Celtic, Jewish and Persian - and analyses their cultural and intellectual interactions from the fourth to the first centuries BC. He argues that in the Hellenistic period the Greeks, Romans and... more...

  • Falling for Icarusby Rory MacLean

    I.B.Tauris 2011; US$ 14.95

    On a windy spring morning in an ancient Cretan village, Rory MacLean fell to earth. His mother had died a few months earlier and a single obsession had risen from his grief: the notion to build a feather-light flying machine. And so, on the island where Daedalus and Icarus had made mankind's maiden flight, MacLean journeyed back to beginnings, back... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Archaic Greeceby H. A. Shapiro

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

    This Companion provides a synthesis of history, society, and culture during the formative period of Ancient Greece. more...

  • The Constraints of Desireby John J. Winkler

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 41.95

    For centuries, classical scholars have intensely debated the "position of women" in classical Athens. Did women have a vast but informal power, or were they little better than slaves? Using methods developed from feminist anthropology, Winkler steps back from this narrowly framed question and puts it in the larger context of how sex and gender in ancient... more...