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  1. Poverty, Wealth, and Well-Being: Experiencing Penia in Democratic Athens

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

    Claire Taylor (Author)

    Regular Price: £75.00

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    ISBN: 9780198786931
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    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
  2. The Topography of Violence in the Greco-Roman World

    The Topography of Violence in the Greco-Roman World [Hardback]

    Werner Riess (Editor); Garret G. Fagan (Editor)

    Regular Price: £69.95

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    ISBN: 9780472119820
    Published by : University of Michigan Press
    What soldiers do on the battlefield or boxers do in the ring would be treated as criminal acts if carried out in an everyday setting. Perpetrators of violence in the classical world knew this and chose their venues and targets with care: killing J... .... Learn More
  3. On the Greek Origins of Biopolitics: A Reinterpretation of the History of Biopower

    On the Greek Origins of Biopolitics: A Reinterpretation of the History of Biopower [Hardback]

    Mika Ojakangas (Author)

    Regular Price: £120.00

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    ISBN: 9781138659438
    Published by : Routledge
    This book explores the origins of western biopolitics in ancient Greek political thought. Ojakangas’s argues that the conception of politics as the regulation of the quantity and quality of population in the name of the security and happiness of t... .... Learn More
  4. Graeco-Egyptian Interactions: Literature Translation and Culture 500 BC-AD 300

    Graeco-Egyptian Interactions: Literature Translation and Culture 500 BC-AD 300 [Hardback]

    Ian Rutherford (Editor)

    Regular Price: £88.00

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    ISBN: 9780199656127
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    Contact and interaction between Greek and Egyptian culture can be traced in different forms over more than a millennium: from the sixth century BC, when Greeks visited Egypt for the sake of tourism or trade, through to the Hellenistic period, when... .... Learn More
  5. Envy Poison and Death: Women on Trial in Classical Athens

    Envy Poison and Death: Women on Trial in Classical Athens [Hardback]

    Esther Eidinow (Author)

    Regular Price: £77.00

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    ISBN: 9780199562602
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    At the heart of this volume are three trials held in Athens in the fourth century BCE. The defendants were all women and in each case the charges involved a combination of ritual activities. Two were condemned to death. Because of the brevity of t... .... Learn More
  6. Enmity and Feuding in Classical Athens

    Enmity and Feuding in Classical Athens [Hardback]

    Andrew Alwine (Author)

    Regular Price: £45.00

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    ISBN: 9781477302484
    Published by : University of Texas Press
    Much has been written about the world's first democracy, but no book so far has been dedicated solely to the study of enmity in ancient Athens. "Enmity and Feuding in Classical Athens" is a long-overdue analysis of the competitive power dynamics o... .... Learn More
  7. Athenian Prostitution: The Business of Sex

    Athenian Prostitution: The Business of Sex [Hardback]

    Edward E. Cohen (Author)

    Regular Price: £62.00

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    ISBN: 9780190275921
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    This is a pioneering study that examines the sale of sex in classical Athens from a commercial (rather than from a cultural or moral) perspective. Following the author's earlier book on Athenian banking, Athenian Prostitution analyzes erotic busin... .... Learn More
  8. Kinesis: The Ancient Depiction of Gesture Motion and Emotion

    Kinesis: The Ancient Depiction of Gesture Motion and Emotion [Hardback]

    Judith P. Hallett (Editor); Edith Foster (Editor); Christina Clark (Editor)

    Regular Price: £72.50

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    ISBN: 9780472119592
    Published by : University of Michigan Press
    Kinesis: The Ancient Depiction of Gesture, Motion, and Emotion analyzes the depiction of emotions, gestures, and nonverbal behaviors in ancient Greek and Roman texts, and considers the precise language depicting them. Individual contributors exami... .... Learn More
  9. Epideictic Rhetoric

    Epideictic Rhetoric: Questioning the Stakes of Ancient Praise [Hardback]

    Laurent Pernot (Author)

    Regular Price: £41.00

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    ISBN: 9780292768208
    Published by : University of North Carolina Press
    Speeches of praise and blame constituted a form of oratory put to brilliant and creative use in the classical Greek period (fifth to fourth century BC) and the Roman imperial period (first to fourth century AD), and they have influenced public spe... .... Learn More
  10. Egypt and the Limits of Hellenism

    Egypt and the Limits of Hellenism [Paperback]

    Ian S. Moyer (Author)

    Regular Price: £29.99

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    ISBN: 9781107542891
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    In a series of studies, Ian Moyer explores the ancient history and modern historiography of relations between Egypt and Greece from the fifth century BCE to the early Roman empire. Beginning with Herodotus, he analyzes key encounters between Greek... .... Learn More

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