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The Trojan War in Ancient Art
Susan Woodford
The legendary characters of the Trojan War captured the imaginations not only of Greek and Roman writers, but of countless visual artists as well. A vibrant retelling of the Trojan myths, this handsomely illustrated book brings to life for today's...



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...



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...



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 diverse texts which crystallized Greek oral tradition, nine chapters by a multidisciplinary...



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 Devil
Perceptions of Evil from Antiquity to Primitive Christianity
Jeffrey Burton Russell
This lively and learned book traces the history of the concept of evil and its personification as the Devil from ancient times to the period of the New Testament and across cultures and...



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