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  1. A Bestiary of Monsters in Greek Mythology

    A Bestiary of Monsters in Greek Mythology [Paperback]

    Spyros Syropoulos(Author)


    ISBN: 9781784919504
    Published by : Archaeopress Archaeology
    Greek myths abound in images of beauty and perfection: charming gods, attractive goddesses, and handsome heroes, all of them standards of physical and spiritual flawlessness. However, the ancient Greeks were not fond of absolutes. ... .... Learn More
  2. Word and context in Latin poetry

    Word and context in Latin poetry: Studies in memory of David West [Hardback]

    A. J. Woodman (Editor); J. Wisse (Editor)


    ISBN: 9780956838155
    Published by : Cambridge Philological Society
    Series: Cambridge Classical Journal Supplements
    Volume: 40
    This volume of essays is intended to commemorate the eminent Latin scholar David West, best known for his work on Lucretius, Horace, Virgil, and Shakespeare. The contributors – Francis Cairns, Ian Du Quesnay, Bruce Gibson, Alex Hardie, Stephen Har... .... Learn More
  3. El Sur de la Península Ibérica y el Mediterráneo Occidental

    El Sur de la Península Ibérica y el Mediterráneo Occidental: relaciones culturales en la segunda mitad del II milenio a.C. [Paperback]

    Juan Manuel Garrido Anguita (Author)


    ISBN: 9781784916442
    Published by : Archaeopress Access Archaeology
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    In ancient times, the first communities, societies, and civilizations in the Iberian peninsula, according to archaeological evidence, began to develop following a progressive local evolution tempered by the... .... Learn More
  4. Xenophon’s Ephesiaca

    Xenophon’s Ephesiaca: A Paraliterary Love-Story from the Ancient World [Hardback]

    Aldo Tagliabue (Author)


    ISBN: 9789492444127
    Published by : Barkhuis
    Series: Ancient Narrative Supplements
    Volume: 22
    After many decades of neglect, the last forty years have seen a renewed scholarly appreciation of the literary value of the Greek novel. Within this renaissance of interest, four monographs have been published to date which focus on individual nov... .... Learn More
  5. Understanding Relations Between Scripts

    Understanding Relations Between Scripts: The Aegean Writing Systems [Paperback]

    Philippa Steele (Editor)


    ISBN: 9781785706448
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Understanding Relations Between Scripts examines the writing systems of the ancient Aegean and Cyprus in the second and first millennia BC, principally Cretan ‘Hieroglyphic’, Linear A, Linear B, Cypro-Minoan and the Cy... .... Learn More
  6. Gestures

    Gestures: Essays in Ancient History, Literature, and Philosophy presented to Alan L Boegehold [Paperback]

    Geoffrey W. Bakewell (Author); James P. Sickinger (Author)


    ISBN: 9781785707834
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    These thirty essays were presented to Alan L Boegehold, a distinguished philologist and an inspirational teacher, on the occasion of his retirement and his seventy-fifth birthday. The contributions fall into two categories, each o... .... Learn More
  7. Archaeology and the Homeric Epic

    Archaeology and the Homeric Epic [Paperback]

    Susan Sherratt (Editor); John Bennet (Editor)


    ISBN: 9781785702952
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Series: Sheffield Studies in Aegean Archaeology
    The relationship between the Homeric epics and archaeology has long suffered mixed fortunes, swinging between 'fundamentalist' attempts to use archaeology in order to demonstrate the essential historicity of the epics and their background, and out... .... Learn More
  8. Ancient Historiography on War and Empire

    Ancient Historiography on War and Empire [Hardback]

    Timothy Howe (Editor); Sabine Müller (Editor); Richard Stoneman (Editor)


    ISBN: 9781785702990
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    In the ancient Greek-speaking world, writing about the past meant balancing the reporting of facts with shaping and guiding the political interests and behaviours of the present. Ancient Historiography on War and Empire shows the ways in which the... .... Learn More
  9. Spinning Fates and the Song of the Loom

    Spinning Fates and the Song of the Loom: The Use of Textiles, Clothing and Cloth Production as Metaphor, Symbol and Narrative Device in Greek and Latin Literature [Hardback]

    Giovanni Fanfani (Editor); Mary Harlow (Editor); Marie Louise Nosch (Editor)


    ISBN: 9781785701603
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    Series: Ancient Textiles Series
    Volume: 24
    Textile imagery is pervasive in classical literature. An awareness of the craft and technology of weaving and spinning, of the production and consumption of clothing items, and of the social and religious significance of garments is key to the ap... .... Learn More
  10. Splendide Mendax

    Splendide Mendax: Rethinking Fakes and Forgeries in Classical, Late Antique, and Early Christian Literature [Hardback]

    Edmund P. Cueva (Editor); Javier Martínez (Editor)


    ISBN: 9789491431982
    Published by : Barkhuis
    Scholars for centuries have regarded fakes and forgeries chiefly as an opportunity for exposing and denouncing deceit, rather than appreciating the creative activity necessary for such textual imposture. But should we not be more curious about wha... .... Learn More

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