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Brick Greek Myths

by Amanda Brack, Monica Sweeney & Becky Thomas Skyhorse (October 14, 2014)

Meet the Greek gods as you have never seen them—in LEGO form! Enjoy these fascinating myths, reimagined through elaborate scenes and colorful LEGO bricks in one thousand color photographs! This book shares...


Rise of an Empire: How One Man United Greece to Defeat Xerxes's Persians

by Stephen Dando-Collins Wiley (July 09, 2013)

The true story behind the events in 300: Rise of an Empire, the sequel to Zack Snyder's 300

The action-filled movie 300 focused on Ancient Greece's epic battle of Thermopylae, in which King Leonidas led 300 Spartans...


Alexander the Great

by Philip Freeman Simon & Schuster (January 04, 2011)

In the first authoritative biography of Alexander the Great written for a general audience in a generation, classicist and historian Philip Freeman tells the remarkable life of the great conqueror.

The celebrated...


History of Greek Culture

by Jacob Burckhardt Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

Monumental survey explores regional variations, virtues, and faults of city-states, discusses the fine arts, examines poesy and music, and presents perceptive accounts of enduring Greek achievements in philosophy,...


Athletics in the Ancient World

by E. Norman Gardiner Dover Publications (May 14, 2012)

Concise, convincing book emphasizes relationship between Greek and Roman athletics and religion, art, and education. Colorful descriptions of the pentathlon, foot-race, wrestling, boxing, ball playing, and more....


The Myths of Greece and Rome

by H. A. Guerber Dover Publications (March 30, 2012)

A classic of mythology, generously illustrated, long prized for its accurate retelling of the principal myths of Greece and Rome, and for its commentary on their origins and significance.


Favorite Greek Myths

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (February 01, 2012)

Adventures, calamities, and conquests abound in stirring tales about Pandora's box, King Midas and his golden touch, the dreaded Cyclops, Narcissus and Echo, and many other familiar figures.


Alexandria

by Theodore Vrettos Free Press (June 15, 2010)

Alexandria was the greatest cultural capital of the ancient world. Accomplished classicist and author Theodore Vrettos now tells its story for the first time in a single volume. His enchanting blend of literary...


The Essential Greek and Roman Anthology

by Virgil eBookIt.com (July 16, 2013)

The Essential Greek and Roman Anthology:

The Aeneid- Virgil

Meditations- Marcus Aurelius

Of The Nature of Things- Lucretius

Plato's Republic

Alcestis- Euripides

The Electra of Euripides

Hippolytus/The Bacchae-...


It's All Greek To Me: From Homer to the Hippocratic Oath, How Ancient Greece Has Shaped Our World

by Charlotte Higgins HarperCollins e-books (March 23, 2010)

Why is ancient Greece important? Because, quite simply, if we want to understand the modern Western world, we need to look back to the Greeks. Consider the way we think about ethics, about the nature of beauty...


The Oresteia

by Aeschylus eBookIt.com (March 08, 2013)

The Oresteia (-458) by Aeschylus (525bc-456bc) and translated by E.D.A. Morshead is a trilogy of ancient Greek plays including:

- AGAMEMNON

- THE CHOEPHORI (THE LIBATION BEARERS)

- EUMENIDES

This digital edition...


The Essential Plato Collection

by Plato eBookIt.com (March 27, 2013)

Compiled in one book, the essential collection of books by Plato

Apology

Charmides

Cratylus

Critias

Crito

Euthydemus

Euthyphro

Gorgias

Ion

Laches

Laws

Lysis

Menexenus

Meno

Parmenides

Phaedo

Phaedrus

Philebus...


Historical Dictionary of Ancient Greek Warfare

by Iain Spence & Jon Woronoff Scarecrow Press (May 07, 2002)

This resource strategically traces Greek warfare from 720 to 30 BC and its specific and extensive details-the wars, the troops, the armor, the military tactics, and other factors either affecting or affected...


Telling, Turning Moments in the Classical Political World

by Jan H. Blits Lexington Books (December 28, 2010)

Turning, Telling Moments in the Classical Political World examines developments in the classical political world which are both turning and telling moments. All the moments-from Theseus's founding of Athens...


The Greeks

by Diane Harris Cline & Pam Ward Blackstone Publishing (April 05, 2016)

This compelling reference presents the history of ancient Greece--the culture that brought us democracy, the Olympics, Socrates, and Alexander the Great--through gripping stories: the rise and fall of the phenomenal...


The History of the Peloponnesian War

by Thucydides, Pat Bottino & Richard Crawley Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Thucydides’ classic chronicle of the war between Athens and Sparta from 431 to 404 BCE persists as one of the most brilliant histories of all time. As one who actually participated in the conflict, Thucydides...


Alexander the Great

by Norman F. Cantor, Bronson Pinchot & Dee Ranieri Blackstone Publishing (July 08, 2008)

Alexander's behavior was conditioned along certain lines--heroism, courage, strength, superstition, bisexuality, intoxication, cruelty. He bestrode Europe and Asia like a supernatural figure.

In this succinct...


The Peloponnesian War

by Donald Kagan & Bill Wallace Blackstone Publishing (November 16, 2010)

For almost three decades at the end of the fifth century BC the ancient world was torn apart in a conflict that was, within its historical context, as dramatic, divisive, and destructive as the great world wars...


Music

by Ted Gioia & Jamie Renell Basic Books (October 15, 2019)

From the dawn of civilization to the modern-day music scene, this breathtaking global history reveals how songs have shifted societies and sparked revolutions.

Histories of music overwhelmingly suppress stories...


The Founders of the Western World

by Michael Grant & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (August 07, 2012)

Through his in-depth analysis, Michael Grant introduces us to the political, military, cultural, social, economic, and religious life of the times that were the building blocks of what we now call the Western...


The Greek Way

by Edith Hamilton & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (July 01, 2010)

The aim of this work is not a history of events but an account of the achievement and spirit of Greece.

“What the Greeks discovered, how they brought a new world to birth out of the dark confusions of an old...


The Spartans

by Paul Cartledge & John Lee Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

The Spartans of ancient Greece were a powerful and unique people, radically different from any civilization before or since. A society of warrior-heroes, they were living exemplars of self-sacrifice, community...


Thermopylae

by Paul Cartledge & John Lee Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

In 480 BC, a vast Persian army, led by the inimitable King Xerxes, entered the mountain pass of Thermopylae to march on Greece, intending to conquer the land with little difficulty. But the Greeks, led by King...


Mythos

by Stephen Fry Chronicle Books (August 27, 2019)

Mythos is a modern collection of Greek myths, stylishly retold by legendary writer, actor, and comedian Stephen Fry. Fry transforms the adventures of Zeus and the Olympians into emotionally resonant and deeply...


Marathon

by Richard A. Billows Abrams Press (October 31, 2011)

The Battle of Marathon in 490 B.C. is not only understood as the most decisive event in the struggle between the Greeks and the Persians, but can also be seen as perhaps the most significant moment in our collective...


From Democrats to Kings

by Michael Scott Abrams Press (September 15, 2010)

Michael Scott explores the dramatic and little-known story of how the ancient world was turned from a democracy into a monarchy in this superb example of popular history writing.


The Spartans

by Paul Cartledge Abrams Press (May 25, 2003)

The Spartans is a compelling narrative that explores the culture and civilization of the most famous "warrior people": the Spartans of ancient Greece, by the world's leading expert in the field. Sparta has often...


Before and After Alexander

by Richard A. Billows Abrams Press (June 11, 2018)

In the arc of western history, Ancient Greece is at the apex, owing to its grandeur, its culture, and an intellectual renaissance to rival that of Europe. So important is Greece to history that figures such...


Arcadian Nights

by John Spurling The Overlook Press (February 01, 2016)

The classical Greek intellectual tradition pervades nearly every aspect of our modern Western civilization. Our logic and science, our philosophy, politics, literature, architecture, and art are all indebted...


Pharmakon: Plato, Drug Culture, and Identity in Ancient Athens

by Michael A. Rinella Lexington Books (June 05, 2010)

Pharmakon traces the emergence of an ethical discourse in ancient Greece, one centered on states of psychological ecstasy. In the dialogues of Plato, philosophy is itself characterized as a pharmakon, one superior...


Greek Mythology Explained

by Marios Christou & David Ramenah Mango (November 15, 2018)

Greek mythology explored like never before

Fans of George R.R Martin’s A Song of Ice & Fire series and the Game of Thrones TV series will love Greek Mythology Explained, a unique retelling of Greek mythological...


Hecuba

by Euripides Dancing Unicorn Books (July 04, 2018)

Euripides was one of the three great tragedians of classical Athens, the other two being Aeschylus and Sophocles. Some ancient scholars attributed ninety-five plays to him, of these, eighteen or nineteen have...


The Politics of Socratic Humor

by John Lombardini University of California Press (August 24, 2018)

Was Socrates an ironist? Did he mock his interlocutors and, in doing so, show disdain for both them and the institutions of Athenian democracy?  These questions were debated with great seriousness by generations...


The Young Against the Old

by L. L. Welborn Fortress Academic (March 07, 2018)

The so-called First Epistle of Clement has long intrigued historians of early Christianity. It responds to a crisis in the Corinthian church by enjoining an ethic of subordination especially to the presbyteroi...


Poems of Sappho

by Sappho & John Maxwell Edmonds Dover Publications (January 10, 2018)

Plato hailed her as "the Tenth Muse," and 2,500 years later her voice remains dazzling as well as direct and honest. Sappho, a lyric poet from the Greek island of Lesbos, wrote verse that sings to both sexes...


An Archaeology of Disbelief

by Edward Jayne & Elaine Anderson Jayne Hamilton Books (December 22, 2017)

An Archaeology of Disbelief traces the origin of secular philosophy to pre-Socratic Greek philosophers who proposed a physical universe without supernatural intervention. Some mentioned the Homeric gods, but...


The Ancient World in Minutes

Public Records and Archives in Classical Athens

by James P. Sickinger The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2018)

In this book, James Sickinger explores the use and preservation of public records in the ancient Athenian democracy of the archaic and classical periods.

Athenian public records are most familiar from the survival...


Beyond the Trenches – The Social and Cultural Impact of the Great War

by Elzbieta Katarzyna Dzikowska & Agata Handley Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (October 10, 2017)

This collection of articles is the outcome of extensive investigations into archival materials, concerning the involvement of various nations in the Great War. The authors analyse the wartime experiences of...


The Mind of Thucydides

by Jacqueline de Romilly, Elizabeth Trapnell Rawlings, Jeffrey Rusten & Hunter R. Rawlings Iii Cornell University Press (December 15, 2017)

The publication of Jacqueline de Romilly's Histoire et raison chez Thucydide in 1956 virtually transformed scholarship on Thucydides. Rather than mining The Peloponnesian War to speculate on its layers of composition...


Barbarian Europe

by Karol MODZELEWSKI, Ewa Macura & Elena Rozbicka Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 31, 2015)

European culture has been greatly influenced by the Christian Church and Greek and Roman culture. However, the peoples of Europe’s remote past, whom the Greeks, Romans, and their medieval heirs called the...


Ideologies and Forms of Leisure and Recreation in Victorian Manchester

by Beata Kiersnowska Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (July 21, 2017)

This book analyses certain ideologies which governed the middle class’ hegemonic approach to leisure in Victorian Manchester. The study presents different forms of leisure, recreation and entertainment in...


Temporary Croatization of Parts of Eastern Slovenia between the Sixteenth and Nineteenth Century

by Boris Golec Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 14, 2017)

This book analyzes the reasons for the emergence and extinction of the Croatian name in four Slovene border regions. The author uses comparative methods and a broad spectrum of sources. In the early Modern Age,...


American Responses to the Holocaust

by Hans Krabbendam & Derek Rubin Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 15, 2017)

This collection puts the topic of Jewish Studies and Holocaust Studies in a new American Studies perspective. This perspective compares the similarities and differences in responses and their transatlantic interaction....


Unequal Friendship

by Antoni Maczak Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 15, 2017)

This book analyzes the patron-client relationship over both space and time. It covers such areas of the globe as Europe, Africa and Latin America, and such periods in time as ancient Rome, seventeenth- and eighteenth-century...


Leap into Modernity – Political Economy of Growth on the Periphery, 1943–1980

by Adam Leszczynski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (March 09, 2017)

This book describes struggles of different countries and their development after World War II. It presents a panorama of different ideologies of accelerated development, which dominated the world just before...


The United States Immigration Policy and Immigrants’ Responses

by Agnieszka Malek & Dorota Praszalowicz Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (April 18, 2017)

The contributions in this book focus on U.S. migration policies, receiving society, ethnic communities and return migration. The authors analyze various aspects of migratory history ranging from the nineteenth...


Through the Back Door

by Jerzy Kochanowski Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (February 01, 2017)

This book analyzes the history of the black market in Poland before the 1940s and the development of black-market phenomena in post-war Poland. The author evaluates the interrelation between black-market phenomena...


Intermarriage in Transylvania, 1895–2010

by Ioan Bolovan & Luminita Dumanescu Peter Lang GmbH, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (May 29, 2017)

This book reconstructs the perceptions about mixed marriages across generations, starting from a detailed analysis of the statistical background and a description of this phenomenon in the historical past, and...


Occupying Space in Medieval and Early Modern Britain and Ireland

by Gregory Hulsman & Caoimhe Whelan Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (June 16, 2016)

This collection offers a range of interdisciplinary viewpoints on the occupation of space and theories of place in Britain and Ireland throughout the medieval and early modern periods. It considers space in...