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  • Alien Wisdomby Arnaldo Momigliano

    Cambridge University Press 1975; US$ 38.00

    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$ 19.00

    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...

  • A Culture of Freedomby Christian Meier

    Oxford University Press 2011; US$ 19.99

    Historians and President of the German Academy for Language and Literature in Darmstadt and in 2003 received thee prestigious Jacob Grimm prize for German literature. culture so special? A Culture of Freedom attempts to answer this question - to find the key to the 'miracle' of ancient Greece.The book takes us on a tour through the rich spectrum... more...

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

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 28.00

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

  • The Greeksby Robin Sowerby

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 36.95

    The Greeks has provided a concise yet wide-ranging introduction to the culture of ancient Greece since its first publication. This new and expanded edition of the best selling volume covers literature, drama, philosophy, art and architecture, and provides political, social and historical context. It includes new material on religion, as well as... 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...

  • All Aboutby P S. Quick

    Andrews UK 2013; US$ 6.99

    This book, filled with amazing facts and photographs, describes what life was like for ancient Greeks. It gives an in-depth account of all aspects of life and people of the time - including sections about the Olympics, Gods, heroes, the Trojan War, city-states, famous people and much more! The ‘All About’ series is an educational collection... more...

  • Andreas Papandreouby Draenos Stan

    I.B.Tauris 2012; US$ 40.00

    A generation after his death and still no monument adorns Andreas Papandreou?s grave at the First Cemetery of Athens. This puzzling absence exemplifies the enigma surrounding the man who was arguably the most remarkable, and certainly the most controversial Greek politician of the post-World War II era. Venerated by his admirers and despised by his... more...

  • Mercenaries in the Classical Worldby Stephen English

    Frontline Books 2012; US$ 10.99

    Mercenaries were a significant factor in many of the wars of the Classical world, being employed in large numbers by many states. By far the most famous were Xenophon's 'Ten Thousand', who had to cut their way out of the Persian Empire after the death of their employer and such Greek infantry were for long the most dominant type (even a Spartan king... more...