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  • Greek Religion and Culture, the Bible and the Ancient Near Eastby Jan Bremmer

    BRILL 2008; US$ 196.00

    In the last decades there has been an increasing interest in the relationship between Greek religion & culture and the Ancient Near East. This challenging book contributes greatly to this interest by studying the Near Eastern background of important Greek myths, such as those of the creation of the world and the first woman, the Flood, the Golden Fleece,... more...

  • The Rise and Fall of the Afterlifeby Jan N. Bremmer

    Taylor and Francis 2003; US$ 45.95

    Belief in the afterlife is still very much alive in Western civilisation, even though the truth of its existence is no longer universally accepted. Surprisingly, however, heaven, hell and the immortal soul were all ideas which arrived relatively late in the ancient world. Originally Greece and Israel - the cultures that gave us Christianity - had only... more...

  • Interpretations of Greek Mythology (Routledge Revivals)by Jan N. Bremmer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    Interpretations of Greek Mythology , first published in1987, builds on the innovative work of Walter Burkert and the ‘Paris school’ of Jean-Pierre Vernant, and represents a renewal of interpretation of Greek mythology. The contributors to this volume present a variety of approaches to the Greek myths, all of which eschew a monolithic or exclusively... more...

  • From Sappho to De Sade (Routledge Revivals)by Jan N. Bremmer

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    The history of sexuality has been the subject of increased interest in recent years and more widely acknowledged importance in the interpretation of past mentalités . Yet historians have only recently begun to study sexual practices in any depth, establishing that sexuality is not a biological constant but an ever-changing phenomenon, continuously... more...

  • Initiation into the Mysteries of the Ancient Worldby Jan N. Bremmer

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 0.00

    Das Münchner Zentrum für Antike Welten verfügt über eine ständige Gastprofessur für antike Kulturgeschichte. Auf sie werden im jährlichen Wechsel namhafte Gelehrte aus den Altertumswissenschaften berufen, die in einer Vortragsreihe ein interdisziplinär bedeutsames Thema behandeln. Zudem veranstaltet das MZAW Kolloquien und Fachtagungen. Die Reihe... more...

  • Perpetua's Passionsby Jan N. Bremmer; Marco Formisano

    OUP Oxford 2012; US$ 149.99

    A collection of studies about the Passion of Perpetua, the diary written by the young Christian martyr Perpetua. This intriguing text is edited and translated before a team of distinguished scholars examine it from a wide range of perspectives: literary, narratological, historical, religious, psychological, and philosophical. more...

  • Between Poverty and the Pyreby Jan Bremmer; Lourens Van Den Bosch

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 54.95

    Between Poverty and the Pyre examines the history of the experience of widowhood across different cultures. It brings together a collection of essays by historians, anthropologists and philologists. The book shows how difficult it is to define the 'typical' widow, as the experiences of these women have differed so widely, not simply because of their... more...

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