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  • The Marriage Of Cadmus And Harmonyby Roberto Calasso

    Random House 2011; US$ 15.50

    THE MARRIAGE OF CADMUS AND HARMONY is a book without any modern parallel. Forming an active link in a chain that reaches back through Ovid's METAMORPHOSES directly to Homer, Roberto Calasso's re-exploration of the fantastic fables and mysteries we may only think we know explodes the entire world of Greek mythology, pieces it back together, and presents... more...

  • Discovering Eveby Carol Meyers

    Oxford University Press 1991; US$ 34.99 US$ 30.09

    This groundbreaking study looks beyond biblical texts, which have had a powerful influence over our views of women's roles and worth, in order to reconstruct the typical everyday lives of women in ancient Israel. Meyers argues that biblical sources alone do not give a true picture of ancient Israelite women because urban elite males wrote the vast... more...

  • Truly Beyond Wondersby Alexia Petsalis-Diomidis

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 164.99 US$ 141.89

    A fully illustrated study of healing pilgrimage in the Roman empire during the second century AD. The focus is upon one particular pilgrim, the famous orator Aelius Aristides, whose Sacred Tales is examined in the context of the sanctuary of Asklepios at Pergamon, where the author spent two years in search of healing. more...

  • The Story of the Scrollsby Geza Vermes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 14.09

    The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Qumran, Palestine, in 1947 was one of the greatest archaeological finds of all time. Written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, and hidden in caves by an ancient Jewish sect, these mysterious manuscripts revolutionized our understanding of the Bible, of Judaism and the early Christian world. Geza Vermes is the... more...

  • The Egyptian Book of the Deadby John Romer; E.A. Wallis Budge

    Penguin Books Ltd 2008; US$ 28.19

    The Book of the Dead is a unique collection of funerary texts from a wide variety of sources, dating from the fifteenth to the fourth century BC. Consisting of spells, prayers and incantations, each section contains the words of power to overcome obstacles in the afterlife. The papyruses were often left in sarcophagi for the dead to use as passports... more...

  • The Penguin Handbook of Ancient Religionsby John Hinnells; Various contributors

    Penguin Books Ltd 2009; US$ 28.19

    This overview of the religious customs of ancient cultures boasts an international selection of contributors, all of whom are leading scholars in their field. The cultural practices of popular as well as formal religion are explored in detail, giving an impression of all, not only elite societies. Every topic is placed in its own cultural context,... more...

  • Civic Priestsby Marietta Horster; Anja Klöckner

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 182.00

    Images and inscriptions indicate how priests and cult personnel saw themselves and were viewed by others. Cultural records like dedications, honorific statues and decrees are central to understanding how the roles of priests and priestesses were constructed in social and political terms in post-classical Athens. The approaches in this... more...

  • Tracing Orpheusby Miguel Herrero de Jáuregui; Ana Isabel Jiménez San Cristóbal; Eugenio R. Luján Martínez; Raquel Martín Hernández; Marco Antonio Santamaría Álvarez; Sofía Torallas Tovar

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 196.00

    This volume sheds light on the most relevant pieces of evidence for ancient Orphism, collected in the recent edition by Alberto Bernabé. It contains 65 short new studies on Orphic fragments by leading international scholars who comment one of the most controversial phenomena in Antiquity from a plurality of perspectives. Readers will... more...

  • Talmuda de-Eretz Israelby Steven Fine; Aaron Koller

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    This book brings together historians, literature scholars, and archaeologists to explore how the integrated study of rabbinic texts and material culture increases our understanding of the complex nature of rabbinic culture. Steering away from 20th-century trends stressing disjunction between archaeology and rabbinic literature, this book... more...