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  1. The Individual in the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean

    The Individual in the Religions of the Ancient Mediterranean [Hardback]

    Jörg Rupke (Editor)

    Regular Price: £132.50

    Special Price: £34.95

    ISBN: 9780199674503
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    Ancient religions are usually treated as collective and political phenomena and, apart from a few towering figures, the individual religious agent has fallen out of view. Addressing this gap, the essays in this volume focus on the individual and i... .... Learn More
  2. Sibyls

    Sibyls: Prophecy and Power in the Ancient World [Hardback]

    Jorge Guillermo (Author)

    Regular Price: £18.99

    Special Price: £7.95

    ISBN: 9781468306842
    Published by : Overlook Press
    From myth to myth, and over thousands of years, few archetypes have so captured the imaginations of readers as that of the Sibyl. Sibyls—from the Greek word for prophetess—commanded a remarkable amount of respect and devotion in the ancient world ... .... Learn More
  3. Dressing the Dead in Classical Antiquity

    Dressing the Dead in Classical Antiquity [Paperback]

    Maureen Carroll (Editor); John Peter Wild (Editor)

    £25.00

    ISBN: 9781445603001
    Published by : Amberley Publishing
    Naked we come into the world, but we are extraordinarily unlucky if naked we leave it. It is a human reaction to cover the dead with textiles. This volume presents the results of new and ground-breaking research in the UK and abroad on clothing an... .... Learn More
  4. Ancient Oracles

    Ancient Oracles [Hardback]

    Richard Stoneman (Author)

    Regular Price: £25.00

    Special Price: £9.95

    ISBN: 9780300140422
    Published by : Yale University Press
    Herodotus tells us that when Croesus, the king of Lydia, asked the Delphic Oracle whether he should attack the Persians, he was told that if he did so he would destroy a great empire. Delighted, he proceeded with the invasion, but the empire th... .... Learn More
  5. Classical Mythology

    Classical Mythology [Paperback]

    M. P. O. Morford (Author)

    Regular Price: £34.99

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    ISBN: 9780195397703
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    A good introduction to Greek and Roman mythology based largely on literary works, although with some mention of art and architecture. The authors divide their subject according to the myths of creation, the Greek sagas, the nature of Roman myth... .... Learn More
  6. Civic Rites

    Civic Rites: Democracy and Religion in Ancient Athens [Paperback]

    Nancy Evans (Author)

    Regular Price: £21.95

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    ISBN: 9780520262034
    Published by : University of California Press
    This book makes a strong case for the importance of religious practices in Classical Athens, showing how thoroughly ritual was integrated into the city's democratic institutions and civic life. To this end Nancy Evans takes an in depth look at ... .... Learn More
  7. Aspects of Ancient Greek Cult

    Aspects of Ancient Greek Cult: Context, Ritual & Iconography [Hardback]

    Jesper Jensen (Author)

    £32.00

    ISBN: 9788779342538
    Published by : Aarhus University Press
    Series: (Aarhus Studies in Mediterranean Antiquity)
    The papers in this volume illustrate the interplay between the studies of classical archaeology, religion, history, and musicology. The eight papers by the young scholars and their Nestor, Richard Hamilton, offer a fresh look at various aspects of... .... Learn More
  8. Mysteries of the Oracles

    Mysteries of the Oracles [Paperback]

    Philipp Vandenberg (Author)

    Regular Price: £11.99

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    ISBN: 9781845114022
    Published by : I.B. Tauris
    In a first person narrative Philipp Vandenberg recounts his travels to the sites of the fifteen ancient oracles, and explores the history of archaeological research, as well as how the oracles functioned and how they were perceived by contemporaries. .... Learn More
  9. Plague and the Athenian Imagination

    Plague and the Athenian Imagination: Drama, History and the Cult of Asclepius [Hardback]

    Robin Mitchell-Boyask (Author)

    Regular Price: £67.00

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    ISBN: 9780521873451
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    The great plague of Athens that began in 430 BCE had an enormous effect on the imagination of its literary artists and on the social imagination of the city as a whole. In this 2007 book, Professor Mitchell-Boyask studies the impa... .... Learn More
  10. Baby and Child Heroes in Ancient Greece

    Baby and Child Heroes in Ancient Greece [Hardback]

    Corinne Ondine Pache (Author)

    Regular Price: £36.00

    Special Price: £12.95

    ISBN: 9780252029295
    Published by : University of Illinois Press
    Babies and children may seem the most unlikely heroes but they frequently appear in ancient Greek literature, iconography and religious practices from the 5th century BC onwards. This book explores why this was so. In studying literary, pictori... .... Learn More

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