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  • Theban Playsby Sophocles; Paul Woodruff; Peter Meineck

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2003; US$ 11.50

    This volume offers the fruits of Peter Meineck and Paul Woodruff's dynamic collaboration on the plays of Sophocles' Theban cycle, presenting the translators' Oedipus Tyrannus (2000) along with Woodruff's Antigone (2001) and a muscular new Oedipus at Colonus by Meineck. Grippingly readable, all three translations combine fidelity to the Greek... more...

  • Europe before Romeby T. Douglas Price

    Oxford University Press 2013; US$ 34.99

    Europe before Rome uses the extraordinary archaeology of prehistoric Europe to explore questions about the origins and evolution of human society more...

  • Classical Philosophyby Peter Adamson

    OUP Oxford 2014; US$ 19.99

    In 43 lively chapters Peter Adamson tells the story of philosophy from its beginnings to Plato and Aristotle. Most histories jump from one famous name to another, but Adamson shows that the people and ideas in between, usually overlooked, are fascinating and significant. Based on his popular podcasts, this is serious history with a light touch. more...

  • The Naked Olympicsby Tony Perrottet

    Random House Publishing Group 2004; US$ 17.00

    What was it like to attend the ancient Olympic Games? With the summer Olympics’ return to Athens, Tony Perrottet delves into the ancient world and lets the Greek Games begin again. The acclaimed author of Pagan Holiday brings attitude, erudition, and humor to the fascinating story of the original Olympic festival, tracking the event day by day... more...

  • The Grain Market in the Roman Empireby Paul Erdkamp

    Cambridge University Press 2005; US$ 46.00

    This book offers a contemporary approach to the crucial issue of the supply of grain in the Roman Empire. more...

  • Medeaby Euripides; Diane Arnson Svarlien; Robin Mitchell-Boyask

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2008; US$ 6.95

    This is the Medea we have been waiting for. It offers clarity without banality, eloquence without pretension, meter without doggerel, accuracy without clumsiness. No English Medea can ever be Euripides', but this is as close as anyone has come so far, and a good deal closer than I thought anyone would ever come. Arnson Svarlien has shown herself... more...

  • The Archaeology of Chinaby Li Liu; Xingcan Chen

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 32.00

    This book explores the roles of agricultural development and advancing social complexity in the processes of state formation in China. more...

  • Republicby Plato

    Penguin Books Ltd 2012; US$ 14.09

    An authoritative new translation of Plato's The Republic by Christopher Rowe, with notes and an introduction. 'We set about founding the best city we could, because we could be confident that if it was good we would find justice in it' The Republic , Plato's masterwork, was first enjoyed 2,400 years ago and remains one of the... more...

  • The Geography of Straboby Duane W. Roller

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 165.00

    First serviceable English translation in nearly a century of the most important geographical text surviving from classical antiquity. more...

  • Statius' Silvae and the Poetics of Empireby Carole E. Newlands

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 46.00

    A study of the poems of Statius' Silvae, exploring their insights into the culture of the Flavian period. more...