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Sailing the Wine Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter

By: Cahill, Thomas

Price: $5.00

Publisher: ANCHOR: 2/7/2014

Seller ID: 9780385495547

ISBN: 0385495544

Condition: USED


In Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, his fourth volume to explore " the hinges of history, " Thomas Cahill escorts the reader on another entertaining-- and historically unassailable-- journey through the landmarks of art and bloodshed that defined Greek culture nearly three millennia ago. In the city-states of Athens and Sparta and throughout the Greek islands, honors could be won in making love and war, and lives were rife with contradictions. By developing the alphabet, the Greeks empowered the reader, demystified experience, and opened the way for civil discussion and experimentation-- yet the... View more info

Gift of the Jews

By: Cahill, Thomas

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Seller ID: 9780385482493DD

ISBN: 9780385482493DD

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Rome Day One

By: Carandini, Andrea

Price: $6.50

Publisher: PRINCETON UNIV PR: 12/5/2014

Seller ID: 9780691139227

ISBN: 0691139229

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Andrea Carandini's archaeological discoveries and controversial theories about ancient Rome have made international headlines over the past few decades. In this book, he presents his most important findings and ideas, including the argument that there really was a Romulus--a first king of Rome--who founded the city in the mid-eighth century BC, making it the world's first city-state, as well as its most influential. "Rome: Day One" makes a powerful and provocative case that Rome was established in a one-day ceremony, and that Rome's first day was also Western civilization's. Historians t... View more info

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Trials from Classical Athens

By: Carey, Christopher

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Publisher: 9/15/2016

Seller ID: 9780415107617

ISBN: 041510761X

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Trials from Classical Athens presents a selection of key forensic speeches with new translations and lucid explanatory notes, detailing the strengths and weaknesses of the arguments and a discussion of the legal issues raised. Carey offers a diverse repertory of legal case studies which deal with different aspects of Athenian law. The volume provides a unique and accessible introduction to the Athenian legal system and how the system reveals the values and social life of Classical Athens. This comprehensive book will be a fundamental resource for students of Ancient Greek history and anyone in... View more info

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Spartans: The World of Warrior Heroes of Ancient Greece

By: Cartledge, Paul

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Publisher: OVERLOOK:

Seller ID: 9781585674022

ISBN: 1585674028

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Sparta has often been described as the original Utopia-a remarkably evolved society whose warrior heroes were forbidden any other trade, profession, or business. As a people, the Spartans were the living exemplars of such core values as duty, discipline, the nobility of arms in a cause worth dying for, sacrificing the individual for the greater good of the community (symbolized in the tale of Thermopylae), and the triumph of will over seemingly insuperable obstacles-qualities that today are frequently believed to signify the ultimate heroism. In a work that resounds with the battle cries ... View more info

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Ancient Mariners, The

By: Casson, Lionel

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Publisher: PRINCETON UNIV PR:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780691014777

ISBN: 0691014779

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Written by the renowned authority on ancient ships and seafaring Lionel Casson, The Ancient Mariners has long served the needs of all who are interested in the sea, from the casual reader to the professional historian. This completely revised edition takes into account the fresh information that has appeared since the book was first published in 1959, especially that from archaeology's newest branch, marine archaeology. Casson does what no other author has done: he has put in a single volume the story of all that the ancients accomplished on the sea from the earliest times to the end of the... View more info

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Everyday Life in Ancient Rome

By: Casson, Lionel

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Publisher: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PR:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780801859922

ISBN: 0801859921

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In "Everyday Life in Ancient Rome, " Lionel Casson offers a lively introduction to the society of the times. Instead of following the standard procedure of social history, he presents a series of vignettes focusing on the "ways of life" of various members of that society, from the slave to the emperor. The book opens with a description of the historical context and includes examination of topics such as the family, religion, urban and rural life, and leisure activities. This revised edition of Casson's engaging work, originally published in 1975 as "Daily Life in Ancient Rome," includes two... View more info

First American, The: A Story of North American Archaeology

By: Ceram, C.W.

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Publisher: 5/19/2016

Seller ID: 73139460

ISBN: 73139460

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Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician

By: Cicero/Everitt

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Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC: 2/17/2016

Seller ID: 9780375758959

ISBN: 037575895X

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"All ages of the world have not produced a greater statesman and philosopher combined."--John Adams He squared off against Caesar and was friends with young Brutus. He advised the legendary Pompey on his somewhat botched transition from military hero to politician. He lambasted Mark Antony and was master of the smear campaign, as feared for his wit as he was for exposing his opponents' sexual peccadilloes. Brilliant, voluble, cranky, a genius of political manipulation but also a true patriot and idealist, Cicero was Rome's most feared politician, one of the greatest lawyers and statesm... View more info

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Cleopatra: A Life

By: Cleopatra/Schiff

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Publisher: BACK BAY BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780316001946

ISBN: 0316001945

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Her palace shimmered with onyx and gold but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Above all else, Cleopatra was a shrewd strategist and an ingenious negotiator. She was married twice, each time to a brother. She waged a brutal civil war against the first and poisoned the second; incest and assassination were family specialties. She had children by Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, two of the most prominent Romans of the day. With Antony she would attempt to forge a new empire, in an alliance that spelled both their ends. Famous long before she was notorious, Cleopatra has gone down i... View more info

Analects

By: Confucius/Lau, D.C.

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Seller ID: 9780140443486D

ISBN: 9780140443486D

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From the Holy Mountain: A Journey among the Christians of the Middle East

By: Dalrymple, William

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Publisher: PICADOR:

Seller ID: 9780805061772

ISBN: 0805061770

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In 587 a.d., two monks set off on an extraordinary journey that would take them in an arc across the entire Byzantine world, from the shores of the Bosphorus to the sand dunes of Egypt. On the way John Moschos and his pupil Sophronius the Sophist stayed in caves, monasteries, and remote hermitages, collecting the wisdom of the stylites and the desert fathers before their fragile world finally shattered under the great eruption of Islam. More than a thousand years later, using Moschos's writings as his guide, William Dalrymple sets off to retrace their footsteps and composes "an evensong for a ... View more info

Democracy and Classical Greece

By: Davies, J.K.

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Publisher: 3/26/2013

Seller ID: 0804712263

ISBN: 0804712263

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Golden Legend

By: De Voragine, Jacobus

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780140446487

ISBN: 0140446486

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By creating a single-volume sourcebook of all the core Christian stories, Jacobus de Voragine attracted a huge audience across Europe, including Geoffrey Chaucer. This selection of more than seventy biographies ranges from the first Apostles and Roman martyrs to near-contemporaries like St. Dominic, St. Francis of Assisi, and St. Elizabeth of Hungary. The Golden Legend is essential reading for anyone who wants to understand medieval imagery, art, and thought. View more info

Art and Beauty in the Middle Ages

By: Eco, Umberto

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Seller ID: 9780300042078

ISBN: 0300042078

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Two Lives of Charlemagne (Penguin Classics)

By: Einhard and Notker the Stammer

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780140455052

ISBN: 0140455051

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Two revealingly different accounts of the life of the most important figure of the Roman Empire Charlemage ?known as the father of Europe?was one of the most powerful and dynamic of all medieval rulers. The biographies brought together here provide a rich and varied portrait of the king from two perspectives: that of Einhard, a close friend and adviser, and of Notker, a monastic scholar and musician writing fifty years after Charlemagne's death. View more info

Pompeii The Day a City Died

By: Etienne, Robert

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Publisher: 4/4/2013

Seller ID: 9780810928558

ISBN: 0810928558

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Well-written, loaded with information, and with a rich assortment of illustrations, each Discoveries "RM" volume is a look at one facet of art, archaeology, music, history, philosophy, popular culture, science, or nature. These innovatively designed, affordably priced, compact paperbacks bring ideas to life and amplify our understanding of civilization in a new way. View more info

Medea and OTher Plays

By: Euripides

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Seller ID: 9780140441291D

ISBN: 9780140441291D

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Augustus: The Life of Rome's First Emperor

By: Europe/Augustus/Everitt, A

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Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC: 10/1/2016

Seller ID: 9780812970586

ISBN: 0812970586

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He found Rome made of clay and left it made of marble. As Rome's first emperor, Augustus transformed the unruly Republic into the greatest empire the world had ever seen. His consolidation and expansion of Roman power two thousand years ago laid the foundations, for all of Western history to follow. Yet, despite Augustus's accomplishments, very few biographers have concentrated on the man himself, instead choosing to chronicle the age in which he lived. Here, Anthony Everitt, the bestselling author of Cicero, gives a spellbinding and intimate account of his illustrious subject. Augustus be... View more info

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Seventy Great Inventions Of The Ancient World

By: Fagan, Brian M.

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Publisher: THAMES & HUDSON:

Seller ID: 9780500051306

ISBN: 0500051305

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Stone choppers, eyed needles, camel saddles, chariots, and contraceptives: the past is paved with remarkable inventions. The latest book in this popular series takes us on an eye-opening and unusual journey through early human innovations--some fundamental and others intriguing or bizarre. An international team of scientists, archaeologists, and historians reveals seventy of the most extraordinary inventions, from two-and-a-half million years ago up to the early medieval period. The book begins with the basic technologies of stone, fire, woodworking, ceramics, metallurgy, glass, and weaving. W... View more info