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Lessons of Tragedy Statecraft and World Order
ISBN: HB: 9780300238242, Yale University Press, April 2019
216 pp., 21x14 cm
The ancient Greeks hard-wired a tragic sensibility into their culture. By looking disaster squarely in the face, by understanding just how badly things could spiral out of control, they sought to create a communal sense of responsibility and courage...
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£18,99
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Art of the Hellenistic Kingdoms From Pergamon to Rome
ISBN: PB: 9781588396587, Metropolitan Museum of Art, March 2019
256 pp., 25.4x21.6 cm, 200 colour and black&white illus.
Authored by internationally renowned scholars, the 20 essays written for this volume explore topics ranging from the influence of Hellenistic art in the ancient Roman world to the ongoing excavations at Pergamon. All aspects of Hellenistic art are di...
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Enraged Why Violent Times Need Ancient Greek Myths
ISBN: PB: 9780300239966, ISBN: HB: 9780300217377, Yale University Press, October 2018
288 pp., 21x14 cm
Millennia ago, Greek myths exposed the dangers of violent rage and the need for empathy and self-restraint. Homer's "Iliad", Euripides' "Hecuba", and Sophocles' "Ajax" show that anger and vengeance destroy perpetrators and victims alike. Composed bef...
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Story of Greece and Rome
ISBN: HB: 9780300217117, Yale University Press, October 2018
392 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 27 colour illus., 5 maps
The magnificent civilization created by the ancient Greeks and Romans is the greatest legacy of the classical world. However, narratives about the "civilized" Greek and Roman empires resisting the barbarians at the gate are far from accurate. Tony Sp...
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£20,00
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Domina The Women Who Made Imperial Rome
ISBN: HB: 9780300230307, Yale University Press, September 2018
408 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 32 colour illus., 3 maps
Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, and Nero – these are the names history associates with the early Roman Empire. Yet, not a single one of these emperors was the blood son of his predecessor. In this captivating history, a prominent scholar of t...
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Hannibal A Hellenistic Life
ISBN: PB: 9780300240306, ISBN: HB: 9780300152043, Yale University Press, August 2018
320 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm, 12 black&white illus.
Hannibal lived a life of incredible feats of daring and survival, massive military engagements, and ultimate defeat. A citizen of Carthage and military commander in Punic Spain, he famously marched his war elephants and huge army over the Alps into R...
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Praetorian The Rise and Fall of Rome's Imperial Bodyguard
ISBN: PB: 9780300234381, ISBN: HB: 9780300218954, Yale University Press, April 2018
344 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm, 32 colour illus.
A riveting account of ancient Rome's imperial bodyguard, the select band of soldiers who wielded the power to make – or destroy – the emperors they served Founded by Augustus around 27 B.C., the elite Praetorian Guard was tasked with the protection...
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Art of Libation in Classical Athens
ISBN: HB: 9780300192278, Yale University Press, March 2018
196 pp., 27.9x21.6 cm, 127 colour illus., 5 black&white illus.
This handsome volume presents an innovative look at the imagery of libations, the most commonly depicted ritual in ancient Greece, and how it engaged viewers in religious performance. In a libation, liquid – water, wine, milk, oil, or honey – was pou...
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Regulating Sex in the Roman Empire Ideology, the Bible, and the Early Christians
ISBN: HB: 9780300227727, Yale University Press, March 2018
208 pp., 23.5x15.6 cm
Challenging the long-held assumption that American values – be they Christian or secular – are based on "Judeo-Christian" norms, this provocative study compares ancient Christian discourses on marriage and sexuality with contemporary ones, maintainin...
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Philo of Alexandria An Intellectual Biography
ISBN: HB: 9780300175233, Yale University Press, March 2018
344 pp., 23.4x15.6 cm
Philo was a Hellenistic Jewish philosopher who left behind one of the richest bodies of work from antiquity, yet his personality and intellectual development have remained a riddle. Maren Niehoff presents the first biography of Philo, arguing that hi...
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