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Antiquities & Archaeology

  • Cacus and Marsyas in Etrusco-Roman Legend. (PMAA-44)by Jocelyn Penny Small

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 29.95

    This book discusses how Greek and South Italian vase paintings of the musical contest between Apollo and Marsyas became the model for Etruscan representations of Cacus ambushed by the Vibennae brothers, two Etruscan heroes of the sixth century B.C. The study demonstrates that the Etruscans knowingly adapted Greek iconographic forms to represent their... more...

  • The Glory of Heraby Philip Elliot Slater

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 68.00

    The ancient Athenians were "quarrelsome as friends, treacherous as neighbors, brutal as masters, faithless as servants, shallow as lovers--all of which was in part redeemed by their intelligence and creativity." Thus writes Philip Slater in this classic work on narcissism and family relationships in fifth-century Athenian society. Exploring a rich... more...

  • Deep History, Secular Theoryby Luther Martin

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    Over the course of his career, Luther H. Martin has experimented with methodological approaches to the study of religion, particularly Hellenistic religions. This volume represents Martin?s shift from comparative to socio-political to scientific studies of religion, and especially to the cognitive science of religion. The 25 contributions collected... more...

  • The Case for the Jordan Lead Codicesby David Elkington; Jennifer Elkington; Margaret Barker; Philip Davies; Keith Hearne

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 9.99

    The Case For the Jordan Lead Codices presents a series of essays by eminent scholars underlining the case for proper analysis and restoration of the codices back to Jordan. For the first time, a very thorough analysis of the metal and its origins is argued by a senior analyst in the private sector. David Elkington provides a brief account of the... more...

  • The John Dominic Crossan Essential Setby John Dominic Crossan

    HarperCollins 2014; US$ 35.99

    The eBook collection of four complete works by bestselling author and leading historical Jesus scholar John Dominic Crossan, including Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography , The Birth of Christianity , The Power of Parable , and The Greatest Prayer . more...

  • The John Dominic Crossan Essential Setby John Dominic Crossan

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    The eBook collection of four complete works by bestselling author and leading historical Jesus scholar John Dominic Crossan, including Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography , The Birth of Christianity , The Power of Parable , and The Greatest Prayer . more...

  • The John Dominic Crossan Essential Setby John Dominic Crossan

    HarperCollins 2014; Not Available

    The eBook collection of four complete works by bestselling author and leading historical Jesus scholar John Dominic Crossan, including Jesus: A Revolutionary Biography , The Birth of Christianity , The Power of Parable , and The Greatest Prayer . more...

  • The Sacred and the Feminine in Ancient Greeceby Sue Blundell; Margaret Williamson; Margaret Williamson**Nfa***

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95

    In classical Greece women were almost entirely excluded from public life. Yet the feminine was accorded a central place in religious thought and ritual.This volume explores the often paradoxical centrality of the feminine in Greek culture, showing how out of sight was not out of mind. The contributors adopt perspectives from a wide range of disciplines,... more...

  • Jesus and Templeby James H. Charlesworth

    Fortress Press 2014; US$ 38.99

    The New Testament provides abundant evidence that Jesus frequented the temple, as did his followers after his death. But the Gospels also depict Jesus in conflict with temple authorities. Jesus? attitude toward the temple is at the center of current historical Jesus research, yet those discussions are often not current with the latest archaeological... more...

  • The Ark Before Noahby Irving Finkel

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2014; US$ 30.00

    The recent translation of a Babylonian tablet launches a groundbreaking investigation into one of the most famous stories in the world, challenging the way we look at ancient history.   Since the Victorian period, it has been understood that the story of Noah, iconic in the Book of Genesis, and a central motif in Judaism, Christianity and Islam,... more...