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Ancient

  • The Birth of the Athenian Communityby Sviatoslav Dmitriev

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 53.95

    The Birth of the Athenian Community elucidates the social and political development of Athens in the sixth century, when, as a result of reforms by Solon and Cleisthenes (at the beginning and end of the sixth century, respectively), Athens turned into the most advanced and famous city, or polis , of the entire ancient Greek civilization. Undermining... more...

  • The Storm Before the Stormby Mike Duncan

    PublicAffairs 2017; US$ 32.00

    The creator of the award-winning podcast series The History of Rome and Revolutions brings to life the bloody battles, political machinations, and human drama that set the stage for the fall of the Roman Republic. The Roman Republic was one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of civilization. Beginning as a small city-state in... more...

  • The Story of the Jews Volume Twoby Simon Schama

    HarperCollins 2017; US$ 29.99

    In the second of two volumes of this magnificently illustrated cultural history—the tie-in to the PBS and BBC series The Story of the Jews —Simon Schama details the story of the Jewish people, spanning from their expulsion from Spain during the Inquisition across six hundred years to the present day. It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance... more...

  • Touch and the Ancient Sensesby Alex Purves

    Taylor and Francis 2017; US$ 39.95

    Unlike the other senses, touch ranges beyond a single sense organ, encompassing not only the skin but also the interior of the body. It mediates almost every aspect of interpersonal relations in antiquity, from the everyday to the erotic, just as it also provides a primary point of contact between the individual and the outside world.?The essays in... more...

  • Recht und Kultur im frühmittelalterlichen Alemannienby Sebastian Brather

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 126.99

    Dieser Band bietet eine aktuelle Bestandsaufnahme der Forschung zu den frühmittelalterlichen Lebenswelten in der Alamannia. Angesichts erheblicher Fortschritte und gewandelter Perspektiven in Rechtsgeschichte, Archäologie und Geschichtswissenschaft wird damit ein Desiderat erfüllt. Die Beiträge zeichnen anhand von Text- und Sprachzeugnissen... more...

  • Rome: A History in Seven Sackingsby Matthew Kneale

    Atlantic Books 2017; US$ 13.99

    No city on earth has preserved its past as Rome has. Visitors can cross bridges that were crossed by Cicero and Julius Caesar, explore temples visited by Roman emperors, and step into churches that have hardly changed since popes celebrated mass in them sixteen centuries ago. These architectural survivals are all the more remarkable considering the... more...

  • Space, Time and Language in Plutarchby Aristoula Georgiadou; Katerina Oikonomopoulou

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 126.99

    Die Millennium-Studien wollen Grenzen überschreiten, Grenzen zwischen den Epochen und regionalen Räumen wie auch Grenzen zwischen den Disziplinen. Millennium ist international, transdisziplinär und epochenübergreifend ausgerichtet. Das Herausgebergremium und der Beirat repräsentieren ein breites Spektrum von Fächern: Kunst- und literaturwissenschaftliche... more...

  • The winnowing oar - New Perspectives in Homeric Studiesby Christos Tsagalis; Andreas Markantonatos

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 103.99

    In the wake of recent advances in the treatment of longstanding problems pertaining to the interpretation of Homeric poetry, this volume brings together cutting-edge research from a cohort of acclaimed scholars on Homer and the Homeric Hymns. The variety of topics covered spans the entire field of Homeric philology: the methods and solutions provided... more...

  • Die Perserkriegeby Raimund Schulz

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 28.99

    Raimund Schulz eröffnet Studierenden mit seiner Darstellung der Perserkriege einen konzisen Überblick über ein zentrales Thema der griechischen Geschichte. Er führt dabei grundlegend über ausgewählte Quellen in die Quellenarbeit sowie in geschichtswissenschaftliche Methoden und Fragestellungen ein. Er vermittelt prüfungsrelevantes Basiswissen und... more...

  • Homer und die frühen Griechenby Barbara Patzek

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 28.99

    Barbara Patzek eröffnet Studierenden mit ihrem Band einen konzisen Überblick über ein zentrales Thema der griechischen Geschichte. Sie führt dabei grundlegend über ausgewählte Quellen in die Quellenarbeit sowie in geschichtswissenschaftliche Methoden und Fragestellungen ein. Sie vermittelt prüfungsrelevantes Basiswissen und regt über Aufgaben und... more...