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  1. Mysteries of the Oracles

    Mysteries of the Oracles [Paperback]

    Philipp Vandenberg (Author)

    Regular Price: £11.99

    Special Price: £3.95

    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
  2. 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

    Special Price: £19.95

    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
  3. Religion and Mystery

    Religion and Mystery [Paperback]

    Apostolos Pierris (Author)

    £35.00

    ISBN: 9789608818323
    Published by : Institute for Philosophical Research
    This volume - the first in a new series on The Emergence of Reason from the Spirit of Mystery - addresses the question of the logic of religious awareness, specifically the logic of mystery, the purpose being to try to explain what makes a rel... .... Learn More
  4. 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
  5. Cultic Theatres & Ritual Drama

    Cultic Theatres & Ritual Drama: Regional Development & Religious Interchange Between East & West in Antiquity [Hardback]

    Inge Nielsen (Author)

    £30.50

    ISBN: 9788772888798
    Published by : Aarhus University Press
    Series: (Aarhus Studies in Mediterranean Antiquity)
    Volume: 4
    This well-illustrated book thoroughly investigates the relations between East and West in the Ancient world as seen through the lens of ancient religious practices. The author has concentrated on one aspect of the cult, the ritual drama, and its s... .... Learn More
  6. Athlone History of Witchcraft and Magic in Europe Volume 2

    Athlone History of Witchcraft and Magic in Europe Volume 2: Ancient Greece and Rome [Paperback]

    Valerie I. J. Flint (Author); Richard Gordon (Author); Georg Luck (Author); Daniel Ogden (Author)

    Regular Price: £59.99

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    ISBN: 9780485891027
    Published by : Athlone Press
    Evidence for witchcraft and magic in the Greek and Roman worlds comes from a variety of largely written sources including fictional literature, historical narratives, philosophical and scientific works, religious texts and performative sources.... .... Learn More
  7. Consolatory Rhetoric

    Consolatory Rhetoric: Grief, Symbol and Ritual in the Greco-Roman Era [Hardback]

    Donovan J. Ochs (Author)

    Regular Price: £38.50

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    ISBN: 9780872498853
    Published by : University of South Carolina Press
    Consolatory Rhetoric explores Greco-Roman funeral rituals to reveal how opposing symbols functioned rhetorically to comfort communities afflicted by the death of one of their members. While the bulk of rhetorical criticism interprets written te... .... Learn More
  8. Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece

    Gods and Heroes of Ancient Greece [Paperback]

    Robert A. Brooks (Author)

    Regular Price: £36.95

    Special Price: £7.95

    ISBN: 9780807865002
    Published by : University of North Carolina Press
    A wallchart describing the Gods and Heroes of Greek mythology, set out in the style of a genealogical table, with concise descriptions and illustrations taken from scenes on vases. Printed in red, black and gold; packed flat, unfolds to 48 by 3... .... Learn More
  9. On Pagans, Jews, and Christians

    On Pagans, Jews, and Christians [Paperback]

    Arnaldo Momigliano (Author)

    £27.00

    ISBN: 9780819562180
    Published by : Wesleyan University Press
    Arnaldo Momigliano is the greatest contemporary scholar of the history and historiography of classical civilization. M.I. Finley has written in the New Statesman that "there is no one alive today who knows the subject as he does." On Pagans, Jews... .... Learn More
  10. A Sanctuary of Zeus on Mount Hymettos

    A Sanctuary of Zeus on Mount Hymettos [Paperback]

    Merle K. Langdon (Author)

    £45.00

    ISBN: 9780876615164
    Published by : American School of Classical Studies at Athens
    Series: Hesperia Supplement
    Volume: 16
    This is the final publication of a small open-air sanctuary of Zeus on Mt. Hymettos above Athens, excavated between the World Wars by Carl Blegen and Rodney Young. The finds reflect two periods of activity: from 950 to 575 B.C. (many domestic cups... .... Learn More

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