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  • Aesop's Fablesby Aesop; Arthur Rackham

    Pan Macmillan 2017; US$ 1.34

    This timeless collection brings together three hundred of the most enduringly popular of Aesop’s fables in a volume that will delight young and old readers alike. Here are all the age-old favourites - the wily fox, the vain peacock, the predatory cat and the steady tortoise - just as endearingly vivid and relevant now as they were for their very first... more...

  • Greek Tragic Women on Shakespearean Stagesby Tanya Pollard

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 69.99

    Greek Tragic Women on Shakespearean Stages argues that ancient Greek plays reshaped early modern theatre. Through original research, the book shows both that these plays were more accessible than previously believed, and that early modern audiences responded to specific themes. more...

  • Hellenism and the Local Communities of the Eastern Mediterraneanby Boris Chrubasik; Daniel King

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 84.99

    The conquest of Alexander the Great was a catalyst for change throughout the Eastern Mediterranean, opening up new spaces for interaction between Greek and non-Greek cultures. In exploring these, this volume reassesses the concepts of 'Hellenism' and 'Hellenization' and their usefulness for understanding cultural exchange in this region and era. more...

  • Pindar's Eyesby David Fearn

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 97.99

    Pindar's Eyes is a ground-breaking interdisciplinary exploration of the interactions between Greek lyric poetry and visual and material culture in the early fifth century BCE, drawing on case studies to open up analysis of the genre to the wider theme of aesthetic experience in early classical Greece. more...

  • Aegean Interactionsby Christy Constantakopoulou

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 109.99

    The third century BC was a troubled period of ancient Greek history, not least due to the power struggles raging in the Aegean. This volume explores the history of interaction in the region, focusing on the island of Delos and drawing on material evidence to show how active networks of political, religious, and cultural interaction were formed. more...

  • Poverty, Wealth, and Well-Beingby Claire Taylor

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 104.99

    In fifth- and fourth-century BCE Athens 'poverty' encompassed not only destitution, but also the need to work for a living. This volume considers what it meant to be poor in this sense, arguing that it should be understood not just as an economic condition, but also in terms of social relations, capabilities, and well-being. more...

  • Mahabharata Nowby Arindam Chakrabarti; Sibaji Bandyopadhyay

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 52.95

    The Mahabharata is at once an archive and a living text, a sourcebook complete by itself and an open text perennially under construction. Driving home this striking contemporary relevance of the famous Indian epic, Mahabharata Now focuses on the issues of narration, aesthetics and ethics, as also their interlinkages. The cross-disciplinary essays... more...

  • The Traffic Systems of Pompeiiby Eric E. Poehler

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 84.99

    The Traffic Systems of Pompeii is the first sustained examination of the development of road infrastructure in Pompeii--from the archaic age to the eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in 79 CE--and its implications for urbanism in the Roman empire. more...

  • Unser vrouwen klage / Der Spiegelby Edgar Büttner

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 57.99

    Die ATB ist die traditionsreichste Editionsreihe der germanistischen Mediävistik. Begründet 1881 von Hermann Paul, wurde sie von führenden Fachvertretern, Georg Baesecke, Hugo Kuhn, Burghart Wachinger, betreut. Seit 2001 liegt die Verantwortung in den Händen von Christian Kiening. Die mittlerweile etwa 120 Bände verknüpfen exemplarisch... more...

  • A Hundred and One Nightsby Bruce Fudge; Robert Irwin

    NYU Press 2017; US$ 15.00

    A luminous translation of Arabic tales of enchantment and wonder Translated into English for the very first time, A Hundred and One Nights  is a marvelous example of the rich tradition of popular Arabic storytelling. Like the celebrated  Thousand and One Nights , this collection opens with the frame story of Scheherazade, the vizier’s gifted... more...