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  1. Wine in Ancient Greece and Cyprus: Production, Trade and Social Significance

    Wine in Ancient Greece and Cyprus: Production, Trade and Social Significance [Hardback]

    Evi Margaritis (Editor); Jane M Renfrew (Editor); Martin K Jones (Editor); Sherry Fox (Editor)

    £81.99

    ISBN: 9783110462067
    Published by : Walter de Gruyter
    Not yet published - available for pre-order
    This volume investigates diverse aspects pertaining to the historic, social, and economic value of wine, from the prehistory through to modern times. It focuses on the Aegean and Cyprus, two key areas for the history of the vine and the devel... .... Learn More
  2. Medicine: Antiquity and Its Legacy

    Medicine: Antiquity and Its Legacy [Paperback]

    Caroline Petit (Author)

    £12.99

    ISBN: 9781845118471
    Published by : I.B. Tauris
    Series: Ancients and Moderns
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    The extent to which classical theories about, and practices of, medical knowledge have shaped and continue to define medicine today is remarkable: but not always widely appreciated. Caroline Petit here offers a concise yet comprehensive account of... .... Learn More
  3. Greek Laughter and Tears: Antiquity and After

    Greek Laughter and Tears: Antiquity and After [Hardback]

    Margaret Alexiou (Editor); Douglas Cairns (Editor)

    £95.00

    ISBN: 9781474403795
    Published by : Edinburgh University Press
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    What makes us laugh and cry, sometimes at the same time? How do these two primal, seemingly discrete and non-verbal modes of expression intersect in everyday life and ritual, and what range of emotions do they evoke? How may they be voiced, shaped... .... Learn More
  4. Citizenship in Classical Athens

    Citizenship in Classical Athens [Hardback]

    Josine Blok (Author)

    £75.00

    ISBN: 9780521191456
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
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    What did citizenship really mean in classical Athens? It is conventionally understood as characterised by holding political office. Since only men could do so, only they were considered to be citizens, and the community (polis) has appeared p... .... Learn More
  5. From Bedroom to Courtroom

    From Bedroom to Courtroom: Law and Justice in the Greek Novel [Hardback]

    Saundra Schwartz (Author)

    £90.00

    ISBN: 9789492444080
    Published by : Barkhuis
    Series: Ancient Narrative Supplements
    Volume: 21
    From Bedroom to Courtroom argues that the fictional trial scenes in the Greek ideal romances reflect Roman legal institutions and ideas, particularly relating to family and sexuality. Given the genre's emphasis on love and chastity, ... .... Learn More
  6. The Horse in the Ancient World

    The Horse in the Ancient World: From Bucephalus to the Hippodrome [Hardback]

    Carolyn Willekes (Author)

    £64.00

    ISBN: 9781784533663
    Published by : I.B. Tauris
    The domestication of the horse in the fourth millennium BC altered the course of mankind's future. Formerly a source only of meat, horses now became the prime mode of fast transport as well as a versatile weapon of war. Carolyn Willekes trace... .... Learn More
  7. Womens Life in Greece and Rome: A Source Book in Translation

    Womens Life in Greece and Rome: A Source Book in Translation [Paperback]

    Mary R. Lefkowitz (Editor); Maureen B. Fant (Editor)

    £28.99

    ISBN: 9781472578471
    Published by : Bloomsbury
    This highly acclaimed collection, the first sourcebook on ancient women and now in its fourth edition, provides a unique look into the public and private lives and legal status of Greek and Roman women. The texts represent women of all social... .... Learn More
  8. Law and Order in Ancient Athens

    Law and Order in Ancient Athens [Hardback]

    Adriaan Lanni (Author)

    £80.00

    ISBN: 9780521198806
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    The classical Athenian 'state' had almost no formal coercive apparatus to ensure order or compliance with law: there was no professional police force or public prosecutor, and nearly every step in the legal process depended on private initiat... .... Learn More
  9. Ancient Libraries

    Ancient Libraries [Paperback]

    Jason Konig (Editor); Katerina Oikonomopoulou (Editor); Greg Woolf (Editor)

    £24.99

    ISBN: 9781316628843
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
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    The circulation of books was the motor of classical civilization. However, books were both expensive and rare, and so libraries - private and public, royal and civic - played key roles in articulating intellectual life. This collection, writt... .... Learn More
  10. A Portable Cosmos

    A Portable Cosmos: Revealing the Antikythera Mechanism, Scientific Wonder of the Ancient World [Hardback]

    Alexander Jones (Author)

    £22.99

    ISBN: 9780199739349
    Published by : Oxford University Press
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    In 1901 divers salvaging antiquities from a Hellenistic shipwreck serendipitously recovered the shattered and corroded remains of an ancient Greek gear-driven device, now known as the Antikythera Mechanism. Since its discovery, scholars relyi... .... Learn More

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