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Phrasikleia
An Anthropology of Reading in Ancient Greece
Jesper Svenbro
First published in French in 1988, this extraordinary book traces the meaning and function of reading from its very beginnings in Greek oral culture through the development of silent reading. One of the most haunting early examples of Greek...



The Fall of the Athenian Empire
Donald Kagan
In the fourth and final volume of his magisterial history of the Peloponnesian War, Donald Kagan examines the period from the destruction of Athens' Sicilian expedition in September of 413 B.C. to the Athenian surrender to Sparta in the spring of 404 B.C.



Myth and the Polis
This fresh and thought-provoking book deepens our understanding of the dynamic relationship between the creation of myth and the development of the ancient Greek polis, or city-state, during crucial periods in archaic and classical Greece. Examining...



The Peace of Nicias and the Sicilian Expedition
Donald Kagan
In the third volume of his four-volume history of the Peloponnesian War, Donald Kagan examines the years between the signing of the peace treaty and the destruction of the Athenian expedition to Sicily in 413 B.C.



The Ecology of the Ancient Greek World
Robert Sallares
A pioneering study in historical population biology, this book offers the first comprehensive ecological history of the ancient Greek world. It proposes a new model for treating the relationship between the population and the land, centering on the...



The Archidamian War
Donald Kagan
This book, the second volume in Donald Kagan's tetralogy about the Peloponnesian War, is a provocative and tightly argued history of the first ten years of the war. Taking a chronological approach that allows him to present at each stage the choices...



The Class Struggle in the Ancient Greek World
From the Archaic Age to the Arab Conquests
Geoffrey E. Maurice Ste. Croix






The Art and Culture of Early Greece, 1100-480 B.C.
Jeffrey M. Hurwit
This handsomely illustrated book offers a broad synthesis of Archaic Greek culture. Unlike other books dealing with the art and architecture of the Archaic period, it places these subjects in their historical, social, literary, and intellectual...



The Family in Ancient Rome
New Perspectives
The family is a subject of central importance to political as well as social history of ancient Rome. This book provides an overview of the state of research by presenting some of the most important work being done in this area.



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