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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
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    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
    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. Experiencing Pain in Imperial Greek Culture

    Experiencing Pain in Imperial Greek Culture [Hardback]

    Daniel King (Author)

    £65.00

    ISBN: 9780198810513
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    Series: Oxford Classical Monographs
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    This volume investigates the history and nature of pain in Greek culture under the Roman Empire (50-250 CE). Traditional accounts of pain in this society have focused either on philosophical or medical theories of pain or on Christian notions of '... .... Learn More
  4. Ancient Greek and Roman Slavery

    Ancient Greek and Roman Slavery [Hardback]

    P. Hunt (Author)

    £60.00

    ISBN: 9781405188050
    Published by : Wiley-Blackwell
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    Classical slavery provides fascinating, complex, and engaging, albeit sometimes grim, topics for the historian. Over the last generation, these have attracted the attention of many of the best minds in ancient social history. The issues involved h... .... Learn More
  5. Hellenism and the Local Communities of the Eastern Mediterranean: 400 BCE-250 CE

    Hellenism and the Local Communities of the Eastern Mediterranean: 400 BCE-250 CE [Hardback]

    Boris Chrubasik (Editor); Daniel King (Editor)

    £60.00

    ISBN: 9780198805663
    Published by : Oxford University Press
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    Hellenism and the Local Communities of the Eastern Mediterranean offers a timely re-examination of the relationship between Greek and non-Greek cultures in this region between 400 BCE and 250 CE. The conquests of Alexander the Great and his Succes... .... Learn More
  6. Poverty, Wealth, and Well-Being: Experiencing Penia in Democratic Athens

    Poverty, Wealth, and Well-Being: Experiencing Penia in Democratic Athens [Hardback]

    Claire Taylor (Author)

    £75.00

    ISBN: 9780198786931
    Published by : Oxford University Press
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    Poverty in fifth- and fourth-century BCE Athens was a markedly different concept to that with which we are familiar today. Reflecting contemporary ideas about labour, leisure, and good citizenship, the 'poor' were considered to be not only those w... .... Learn More
  7. 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
  8. Citizenship in Classical Athens

    Citizenship in Classical Athens [Hardback]

    Josine Blok (Author)

    £75.00

    ISBN: 9780521191456
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    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 primar... .... Learn More
  9. The Death of the Maiden in Classical Athens

    The Death of the Maiden in Classical Athens [Paperback]

    Katia Margariti (Author)

    £110.00

    ISBN: 9781784915469
    Published by : Archaeopress Archaeology
    The present study examines the death of maidens in classical Athens, combining the study of Attic funerary iconography with research on classical Attic maiden burials, funerary inscriptions, tragic plays, as well as the relevant Attic myths. The i... .... 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
    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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