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  • Greeks and Pre-Greeksby Margalit Finkelberg

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 37.00

    Margalit Finkelberg proposes a multidisciplinary assessment of the ethnic, linguistic and cultural situation in Greece in the second millennium BC. more...

  • Genres of Recollectionby Penelope Papailias

    Palgrave Macmillan 2005; US$ 43.00

    Genres of Recollection is an ethnography of popular historical practice in Greece. more...

  • Imagining Men: Ideals of Masculinity in Ancient Greek Cultureby Thomas Van Nortwick

    ABC-CLIO 2008; US$ 64.00

    Exploring models for masculinity as they appear in major works of Greek literature, this book combines literary, historical, and psychological insights to examine how the ancient Greeks understood the meaning of a man's life. The thoughts and actions of Achilles, Odysseus, Oedipus, and other enduring characters from Greek literature reflect the imperatives... more...

  • Hellas und der Orientby Albrecht Dihle; Reinhard Feldmeier

    De Gruyter 2009; US$ 42.23

    This lecture addresses the question of when and under what conditions the reception of Oriental traditions took place in ancient Greek culture. As a result of spectacular theories about the Oriental origins of Homer's epics, the question has once again become an issue of current interest, arousing controversial debate. Albrecht Dihle covers... more...

  • The Nomads of Mykonosby Pola Bousiou

    Berghahn Books 2008; US$ 34.95

    This is the ethnography of the Mykoniots d'élection , a 'gang' of romantic adventurers who have been visiting the island of Mykonos for the last thirty-five years and have formed a community of dispersed friends. Their constant return to and insistence on working, acting and creating in a tourist space, offers them an extreme identity, which in turn... more...

  • Land of Lost Godsby Richard Stoneman

    I.B.Tauris 2010; US$ 14.95

    The glories of classical Greece are an essential part of our heritage and are echoed every day in the buildings and institutions we see around us. But who were the visitors from afar who first appreciated the riches of the archaeological past of Greece and the Greek lands; who opened up the culture and its ancient remains? From as early as 1420 a... more...

  • Anglo-Greek Attitudesby Richard Clogg

    Palgrave Macmillan 2000; US$ 165.00

    The relationship between Britain and Greece, situated at the opposite ends of Europe has been close and troubled, especially since the emergence of Greece as an independent state in the 1830s. The essays in this book, some previously unpublished, focus on aspects of British-Greek relations, military, diplomatic and academic, during the twentieth-century.... more...

  • Performing Interpersonal Violenceby Werner Riess

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 147.92

    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

    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...