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  • The Greeks and the Irrational
    385 kr

    The Greeks and the Irrational
    av E. R. Dodds

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520242302
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    In this philosophy classic, which was first published in 1951, E.R. Dodds takes on the traditional view of Greek culture as a triumph of rationalism. Using the analytical tools of modern anthropology and psychology, Dodds asks, 'Why should we attrib…

  • Homer the Preclassic
    371 kr

    Homer the Preclassic
    av Gregory Nagy

    Häftad - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520294875
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    Homer the Preclassic considers the development of the Homeric poems - in particular the Iliad and Odyssey-during the time when they were still part of the oral tradition. Gregory Nagy traces the evolution of rival "Homers" and the different versions…

  • Homer the Preclassic
    749 kr

    Homer the Preclassic
    av Gregory Nagy

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520256927
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    "Homer the Preclassic" considers the development of the Homeric poems - in particular "The Iliad" and "Odyssey" - during the time when they were still part of the oral tradition. Gregory Nagy traces the evolution of rival 'Homers' and the different…

  • Creationism and Its Critics in Antiquity
    373 kr

    Creationism and Its Critics in Antiquity
    av David Sedley

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520260061
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    The world is configured in ways that seem systematically hospitable to life forms, especially the human race. Is this the outcome of divine planning or simply of the laws of physics? Ancient Greeks and Romans famously disagreed on whether the cosmos…

  • Laughter in Ancient Rome
    176 kr

    Laughter in Ancient Rome
    av Mary Beard

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520287587
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    What made the Romans laugh? Was ancient Rome a carnival, filled with practical jokes and hearty chuckles? Or was it a carefully regulated culture in which the uncontrollable excess of laughter was a force to fear a world of wit, irony, and knowing s…

  • Laughter in Ancient Rome
    326 kr

    Laughter in Ancient Rome
    av Mary Beard

    Inbunden - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520277168
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    What made the Romans laugh? Was ancient Rome a carnival, filled with practical jokes and hearty chuckles? Or was it a carefully regulated culture in which the uncontrollable excess of laughter was a force to fear--a world of wit, irony, and knowing…

  • The Greek and Macedonian Art of War
    230 kr

    The Greek and Macedonian Art of War
    av Frank E. Adcock

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520000056
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    This informal history traces battle tactics and military strategy from the time of the city-states' phalanxes of spearmen to the far-reaching combined operations of specialized land and sea forces in the Hellenistic Age. The author first describes t…

  • Shame and Necessity, Second Edition
    274 kr

    Shame and Necessity, Second Edition
    av Bernard Williams

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520256439
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    We tend to suppose that the ancient Greeks had primitive ideas of the self, of responsibility, freedom, and shame, and that now humanity has advanced from these to a more refined moral consciousness. Bernard Williams' original and radical book quest…

  • Caesar's Calendar
    302 kr

    Caesar's Calendar
    av Denis Feeney

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520258013
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    The ancient Romans changed more than the map of the world when they conquered so much of it; they altered the way historical time itself is marked and understood. In this brilliant, erudite, and exhilarating book Denis Feeney investigates time and i…

  • Christianity and the Rhetoric of Empire
    361 kr

    Christianity and the Rhetoric of Empire
    av Averil Cameron

    Häftad - 1994 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520089235
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    Many reasons can be given for the rise of Christianity in late antiquity and its flourishing in the medieval world. In asking how Christianity succeeded in becoming the dominant ideology in the unpromising circumstances of the Roman Empire, Averil C…

  • Myth
    349 kr

    Myth
    av G. S. Kirk

    Pocket - 1973 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520023895
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  • Lysias and the Corpus Lysiacum
    378 kr

    Lysias and the Corpus Lysiacum
    av K. J. Dover

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520302143
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    Lysias, a resident alien at Athens in the late fifth and early fourth centuries B.C.E., acted as a consultant for clients involved in litigation and put into circulation written versions of the speeches that he composed for them. In the early Hellen…

  • Sallust
    356 kr

    Sallust
    av Ronald Syme

    Häftad - 2002 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520234796
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    With this classic book, Sir Ronald Syme became the first historian of the twentieth century to place Sallust - whom Tacitus called the most brilliant Roman historian - in his social, political, and literary context. Scholars had considered Sallust t…

  • Revenge in Attic and Later Tragedy
    684 kr

    Revenge in Attic and Later Tragedy
    av Anne Pippin Burnett

    Inbunden - 1998 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520210967
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    Modern readings of ancient Athenian drama tend to view it as a presentation of social or moral problems, as if ancient drama showed the same realism seen on the present-day stage. Such views are belied by the plays themselves, in which supremely vio…

  • The Ancient Economy
    284 kr

    The Ancient Economy
    av M. I. Finley, Ian Morris, M. I. Finley

    Pocket - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520219465
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    "Technical progress, economic growth, productivity, even efficiency have not been significant goals since the beginning of time," declares M. I. Finley in his classic work. The states of the ancient Mediterranean world had no recognizable real-prope…

  • The Hidden Author
    542 kr

    The Hidden Author
    av Gian Biagio Conte

    Inbunden - 1997 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520207158
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    The Satyricon of Petronius, a comic novel written in the first century A.D., is famous today primarily for its amazing banquet tale, "Trimalchio's Feast." But this episode is only one part of the larger picture of life during Nero's rule presented i…

  • Polybius
    361 kr

    Polybius
    av F. W. Walbank

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520069817
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    As a young man, the historian Polybius was an active politician in the Achaean Confederacy of the second century B.C., and later, during his detention at Rome, became a close friend of some leading Roman families. His History is our most important s…

  • Reimagining Greek Tragedy on the American Stage
    823 kr

    Reimagining Greek Tragedy on the American Stage
    av Helene P. Foley

    Inbunden - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520272446
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    This book explores the emergence of Greek tragedy on the American stage from the nineteenth century to the present. Despite the gap separating the world of classical Greece from our own, Greek tragedy has provided a fertile source for some of the mo…

  • Reimagining Greek Tragedy on the American Stage
    373 kr

    Reimagining Greek Tragedy on the American Stage
    av Helene P. Foley

    Häftad - 2014 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520283879
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    This book explores the emergence of Greek tragedy on the American stage from the nineteenth century to the present. Despite the gap separating the world of classical Greece from our own, Greek tragedy has provided a fertile source for some of the mo…

  • Everyday Writing in the Graeco-Roman East
    782 kr

    Everyday Writing in the Graeco-Roman East
    av Roger S. Bagnall

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520267022
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    Most of the everyday writing from the ancient world - that is, informal writing not intended for a long life or wide public distribution - has perished. Reinterpreting the silences and blanks of the historical record, leading papyrologist Roger S. B…

  • Everyday Writing in the Graeco-Roman East
    316 kr

    Everyday Writing in the Graeco-Roman East
    av Roger S. Bagnall

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520275799
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    Most of the everyday writing from the ancient world - that is, informal writing not intended for a long life or wide public distribution - has perished. Reinterpreting the silences and blanks of the historical record, leading papyrologist Roger S. B…

  • Visual Power in Ancient Greece and Rome
    466 kr

    Visual Power in Ancient Greece and Rome
    av Tonio Holscher

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520294936
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    Visual culture was an essential part of ancient social, religious, and political life. Appearance and experience of beings and things was of paramount importance. In Visual Power in Ancient Greece and Rome, Tonio Hoelscher explores the fundamental p…

  • Party Politics in the Age of Caesar
    354 kr

    Party Politics in the Age of Caesar
    av Lily Ross Taylor

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520012578
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    The advice given to Cicero by his astute, campaign-conscious brother to prepare him for the consular elections of 64 B.C., has a curiously modern ring: "Avoid taking a definite stand on great public issues either in the Senate or before the people.…

  • A Free Will
    782 kr

    A Free Will
    av Michael Frede

    Inbunden - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520268487
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    Where does the notion of free will come from? How and when did it develop, and what did that development involve? In Michael Frede's radically new account of the history of this idea, the notion of a free will emerged from powerful assumptions about…

  • A Free Will
    326 kr

    A Free Will
    av Michael Frede

    Häftad - 2013 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520272668
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    Where does the notion of free will come from? How and when did it develop, and what did that development involve? In Michael Frede's radically new account of the history of this idea, the notion of a free will emerged from powerful assumptions about…

  • Greek Gods Abroad
    422 kr

    Greek Gods Abroad
    av Robert Parker

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520293946
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    From even before the time of Alexander the Great, the Greek gods spread throughout the Mediterranean, carried by settlers and largely adopted by the indigenous populations. By the third century b.c., gods bearing Greek names were worshipped everywhe…

  • An Archaeology of Greece
    361 kr

    An Archaeology of Greece
    av Anthony M. Snodgrass

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520078925
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    Classical archaeology probably enjoys a wider appeal than any other branch of classical or archaeological studies. As an intellectual and academic discipline, however, its esteem has not matched its popularity. Here, Anthony Snodgrass argues that cl…

  • A Greek Roman Empire
    373 kr

    A Greek Roman Empire
    av Fergus Millar

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520253919
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    In the first half of the fifth century, the Latin-speaking part of the Roman Empire suffered vast losses of territory to barbarian invaders. But in the Greek-speaking half of the Eastern Mediterranean, with its capital at Constantinople, there was a…

  • The Art of Living
    350 kr

    The Art of Living
    av Alexander Nehamas

    Häftad - 2000 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520224902
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    For much of its history, philosophy was not merely a theoretical discipline but a way of life, an 'art of living'. This practical aspect of philosophy has been much less dominant in modernity than it was in ancient Greece and Rome, when philosophers…

  • Dionysius and The History of Archaic Rome
    586 kr

    Dionysius and The History of Archaic Rome
    av Emilio Gabba

    Inbunden - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520073029
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    In The History of Archaic Rome, Dionysius purposely viewed Roman history as an embodiment of all that was best in Greek culture. Gabba places Dionysius's remarkable thesis in its cultural context, comparing this author with other ancient historians…

  • Fiction as History
    378 kr

    Fiction as History
    av G. W. Bowersock

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520301306
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    Using pagan fiction produced in Greek and Latin during the early Christian era, G. W. Bowersock investigates the complex relationship between "historical" and "fictional" truths. This relationship preoccupied writers of the second century, a time wh…

  • The Classical Foundations of Modern Historiography
    350 kr

    The Classical Foundations of Modern Historiography
    av Arnaldo Momigliano

    Häftad - 1993 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520078703
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    Here, at last, are the long-awaited Sather Classical Lectures of the great historian Arnaldo Momigliano, In a masterly survey of the origins of ancient historiography, Momigliano captures those features of an ancient historian's work that not only g…

  • The Heroic Temper
    350 kr

    The Heroic Temper
    av Bernard M. W. Knox

    Häftad - 1992 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520049574
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    The first two chapters of this book isolate and describe the literary phenomenon of the Sophoclean tragic hero. In all but one of the extant Sophoclean dramas, a heroic figure who is compounded of the same literary elements faced a situation which i…

  • Prayers in Stone
    640 kr

    Prayers in Stone
    av Brunilde Sismondo Ridgway

    Inbunden - 1999 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780520215566
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    The meaning of architectural sculpture is essential to our understanding of ancient Greek culture. The embellishment of buildings was common for the ancient Greeks, and often provocative. Some ornamental sculpture was placed where, when the building…