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  • Peace in the Ancient Worldby Kurt A. Raaflaub

    Wiley 2016; US$ 54.95 US$ 49.45

    Peace in the Ancient World: Concepts and Theories conducts a comparative investigation of why certain ancient societies produced explicit concepts and theories of peace and others did not. Explores the idea that concepts of peace in antiquity occurred only in periods that experienced exceptional rates of warfare Utilizes case studies of civilizations... more...

  • The Hunsby Hyun Jin Kim

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 44.95

    This volume is a concise introduction to the history and culture of the Huns. This ancient people had a famous reputation in Eurasian Late Antiquity. However, their history has often been evaluated as a footnote in the histories of the later Roman Empire and early Germanic peoples. Kim addresses this imbalance and challenges the commonly held assumption... more...

  • The Classics Magpieby Jane Hood

    Icon Books Ltd 2014; US$ 11.99

    Who first thought of atoms? How much can you learn about archaeology from an oil lamp? Who came up with the theory of the ‘wandering womb’? Oxford Classicist Jane Hood delves into the history, culture, literature, mythology and philosophy of ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt, using her expert eye to unearth unexpected gems, glittering fragments and quotable... more...

  • Classical Catsby Donald W. Engels

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 38.95

    This is the definitive book on classical cats. The cat has played a significant role in history from the earliest times. Well known is its role in the religion and art of ancient Egypt, no less than its association with witchcraft in the Middle Ages. But when did the cat become a domestic companion and worker as well? There has been much debate about... more...

  • The Age of Agadeby Benjamin R Foster

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 59.95

    The Age of Agade is the first book-length study of the Akkadian period of Mesopotamian history, which saw the rise and fall of the world’s first empire during more than a century of extraordinary political, social, and cultural innovation. It draws together more than 40 years of research by one of the world’s leading experts in Assyriology to offer... more...

  • Prudentius' Hymns for Hours and Seasonsby Nicholas Richardson

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 54.95

    Combining faithfulness to the Latin with sensitivity to Prudentius’ poetic qualities, Nicholas Richardson offers a precise yet creative verse translation of a major work by one of the most important Christian Latin poets of late antiquity. Prudentius’ Hymns for Hours and Seasons also provides readers with a wealth of supporting material which... more...

  • Sight and the Ancient Sensesby Michael Squire

    Taylor and Francis 2015; US$ 49.95

    It is to Greek critical thinking about seeing that we owe our conceptual framework for theorizing the senses, and it is also to such thinking that we owe the lasting legacy of Greco-Roman imagery. Sight and the Ancient Senses is the first thorough introduction to the conceptualization of sight in the history, visual culture, literature and philosophy... more...

  • A Companion to Assyriaby Eckart Frahm

    Wiley 2017; US$ 54.50 US$ 49.05

    A Companion to Assyria is a collection of original essays on ancient Assyria written by key international scholars. These new scholarly contributions have substantially reshaped contemporary understanding of society and life in this ancient civilization. The only detailed up-to-date introduction providing a scholarly overview of ancient Assyria... more...

  • Black Athena Revisitedby Mary R. Lefkowitz; Guy MacLean Rogers

    The University of North Carolina Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    Was Western civilization founded by ancient Egyptians and Phoenicians? Can the ancient Egyptians usefully be called black? Did the ancient Greeks borrow religion, science, and philosophy from the Egyptians and Phoenicians? Have scholars ignored the Afroasiatic roots of Western civilization as a result of racism and anti-Semitism? In this... more...

  • Truthfulness, Realism, Historicityby Peter Turner

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Were holy men historical figures or figments of the theological imagination? Did the biographies devoted to them reflect facts or only the ideological commitments of their authors? For decades, scholars of late antiquity have wrestled with these questions when analysing such issues as the Christianization of Europe, the decline of paganism, and the... more...