History - Greek & Roman


  • Aeschyli

    By Martin L. West

    Our Price: $56.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9783598710155
    • Publisher: De Gruyter
    • Published: June 1998
    Written primarily in Greek, 1991 edition
  • The Aesthetics of Emulation in the Visual Arts of Ancient Rome

    By Ellen Perry

    Our Price: $46.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780521283977
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
    • Published: June 2011
  • Aevil Hijo de Irdor

    By Antonio Rodriguez Hernandez

    Our Price: $17.56
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781536970524
    • Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • African Dionysus

    By Muata Ashby

    Our Price: $23.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781884564475
    • Publisher: Lightning Source Inc
    • Published: January 2006
  • After Demosthenes: The Politics of Early Hellenistic Athens

    By Andrew J. Bayliss

    Our Price: $42.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781441184962
    • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
    • Published: May 2013
  • After Thermopylae: The Oath of Plataea and the End of the Graeco-Persian Wars

    By Paul Cartledge

    Our Price: $24.95
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780199747320
    • Publisher: Oxford University Press
    • Published: June 2013
    The Battle of Plataea in 479 BCE is one of world history's unjustly neglected events. It decisively ended the threat of a Persian conquest of Greece. It involved tens of thousands of combatants, including the largest number of Greeks ever brought together in a common cause. For the Spartans, the driving force behind the Greek victory, the battle was sweet vengeance for their defeat at Thermopylae the year before. Why has this pivotal battle been so overlooked?In After Thermopylae, Paul Cartledge masterfully reopens one of the great puzzles of ancient Greece to discover, as much as possible, what happened on the field of battle and, just as important, what happened to its memory. Part of the answer to these questions, Cartledge argues, can be found in a little-known oath reputedly sworn by the leaders of Athens, Sparta, and several other Greek city-states prior to the battle-the Oath of Plataea. Through an analysis of this oath, Cartledge provides a wealth of insight into ancient Greek culture. He shows, for example, that when the Athenians and Spartans were not fighting the Persians they were fighting themselves, including a propaganda war for control of the memory of Greece's defeat of the Persians. This helps explain why today we readily remember the Athenian-led victories at Marathon and Salamis but not Sparta's victory at Plataea. Indeed, the Oath illuminates Greek anxieties over historical memory and over the Athens-Sparta rivalry, which would erupt fifty years after Plataea in the Peloponnesian War. In addition, because the Oath was ultimately a religious document, Cartledge also uses it to highlight the profound role of religion and myth in ancient Greek life. With compelling and eye-opening detective work, After Thermopylae provides a long-overdue history of the Battle of Plataea and a rich portrait of the Greek ethos during one of the most critical periods in ancient history.
  • After the War Was Over: Reconstructing the Family, Nation, and State in Greece, 1943-1960

    By Mark Mazower

    Our Price: $46.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780691058429
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: September 2000
    "This is an impressive collection of essays on a neglected subject. It is very useful to have a book that is focused in important ways on what happened at the local level. Very little attention has been devoted by historians to the themes under discussion in this collection. The essays are refreshingly free of ideological bias."--Richard Clogg, Oxford University"This collection of exciting essays discusses the tragedy of Greece in the wartime and postwar years. Its success is due to the widely recognized expertise of the editor, the excellence of contributors, the partial opening of the Greek archives, the more democratic atmosphere in Greece, and the end of the Cold War. The wide variety of authors--ranging from young to well-established historians and including at least one former participant in the civil war--is a further asset. It reads well and is a significant contribution to scholarship."--István Deák, Columbia University
  • The Afterlife of the Roman City: Architecture and Ceremony in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages

    By Hendrik W. Dey

    Our Price: $35.99
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781107686335
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Afterlives of Augustus, Ad 14-2014

    By Penelope J. Goodman

    Our Price: $120.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9781108423687
    • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • The Age of Alexander: Ten Greek Lives by Plutarch (Revised Edition)

    By Plutarch

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    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780140449358
    • Publisher: Penguin Books
    • Published: May 2012
    Provides intimate glimpses into the life of Alexander. This title helps us learn why the mild Artaxerxes forced the killer of his usurping brother to undergo the horrific 'death of two boats'; why the noble Dion repeatedly risked his life for the ungrateful mobs of Syracuse; and, more.
  • The Age of Augustus, Second Edition

    By Werner Eck

    Our Price: $39.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9781405151498
    • Publisher: Blackwell
    • Published: August 2007
    He was a great man's grand-nephew, which is insignificant until we remember his great-uncle was Julius Caesar and Julius Caesar had no sons. Augustus Caesar reaped all the benefits he could from his nephewship, including the fact his uncle was declared immortal and that he was more to Julius than merely someone one endured during the holidays. The result was a royal family, for Julius set a regal example Augustus emulated, a powerful nation that changed from republic to monarchy, and an empire. Eck (history, Cologne U.) does not shirk from closely describing Augustus, who had himself declared immortal in short order, and also the excesses of his very weird family, but also details the great building projects and urban designs, the military victories, and the administrative capabilities strong enough to create and hold a vast empire, at least for a time. Annotation ©2007 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
  • The Age of Caesar: Five Roman Lives

    By Plutarch

    Our Price: $16.15
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780393355529
    • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
    • Published: January 2018
  • The Age of Constantine the Great

    By Jacob Burckhardt

    Our Price: $36.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780520046801
    • Publisher: University of California Press
    • Published: March 1983
  • The Age of Constantine the Great

    By Jacob Burckhardt

    Our Price: $10.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780880293235
    • Publisher: Dorset Press
    • Published: August 1989
  • The Age of Justinian: The Circumstances of Imperial Power

    By J. a. S. Evans

    Our Price: $44.95
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780415237260
    • Publisher: ROUTLEDGE
    • Published: August 2000