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The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece (Princeton History of the Ancient World)
The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece (Princeton History of the Ancient World)
by Josiah Ober.
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"In this exemplary book, Josiah Ober, one of the foremost international authorities on ancient Greek political, economic, and intellectual history, persuasively explains why and how ancient Greek communities and individuals managed--and sometimes failed--... (read more)

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Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter
Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter
by Thomas Cahill
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THOMAS CAHILL is the author of the three previous volumes in the Hinges of History series: How the Irish Saved Civilization, The Gifts of the Jews, and Desire of the Everlasting Hills. They have been bestsellers, not only in the United States but also in... (read more)

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Ancient Greece: A Political, Social and Cultural History
Ancient Greece: A Political, Social and Cultural History
by Sarah Pomeroy
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Written by four leading authorities on the classical world, Ancient Greece, Second Edition, introduces students to the history and civilization of ancient Greece in all its complexity and variety. A comprehensive history, this captivating study covers... (read more)

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Helen of Troy: Beauty, Myth, Devastation
Helen of Troy: Beauty, Myth, Devastation
by Ruby Blondell
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The story of Helen of Troy has its origins in ancient Greek epic and didactic poetry, more than 2500 years ago, but it remains one of the world's most galvanizing myths about the destructive power of beauty. Much like the ancient Greeks, our own... (read more)

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Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter
Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter
by Thomas Cahill
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US“A triumph 0f popularization: extraordinarily knowledgeable, informal in tone, amusing, wide ranging, smartly paced.” —The New York Times Book Review “The best introduction to classical Greek culture yet written... (read more)

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Who's Who in the Greek World (Who's Who)
Who's Who in the Greek World (Who's Who)
by John Hazel
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Was there such a person as Homer? Who were the key figures in the first democracy of the Western World? Who is the father of tragedy? Who is the father of history? Of all the world's ancient civilisations, it is perhaps the Ancient Greece that has the... (read more)

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Alexander the Great: Murder in Babylon
Alexander the Great: Murder in Babylon
by Graham Phillips
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This real-life historical detective story is a true tale of murder and mystery that has remained untold for more than 2,000 years. Recreating the scene of the crime to reveal eight suspects, each with the motive and opportunity to have assassinated the... (read more)

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Ancient Greece: Everyday Life in the Birthplace of Western Civilization (Everyday Life)
Ancient Greece: Everyday Life in the Birthplace of Western Civilization (Everyday Life)
by Robert Garland
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 Ancient Greece comes alive in this vibrant portrait of the daily lives of ordinary people—men and women, children and the elderly, slaves and foreigners, rich and poor. Robert Garland presents a wealth of fascinating, sometimes surprising... (read more)

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Murder of Herodes: And Other Trials from the Athenian Law Courts
Murder of Herodes: And Other Trials from the Athenian Law Courts
by Kathleen Freeman
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These remarkable documents of Greek social and cultural history include masterpieces of lively narrative and subtle argument prepared by such orators as Lysias, Antiphon, and Demosthenes. The fifteen cases presented represent the first recorded instances... (read more)

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The Greek Way
The Greek Way
by Edith Hamilton
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"Five hundred years before Christ in a little town on the far western border of the settled and civilizaed world, a strange new power was at work. . . . Athens had entered upon her brief and magnificent flowering of genius which so molded the world of... (read more)

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Alexander the Great: Journey to the End of the Earth
Alexander the Great: Journey to the End of the Earth
by Norman F Cantor
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Norman F. Cantor was Emeritus Professor of History, Sociology, and Comparative Literature at New York University. His many books include In the Wake of the Plague, Inventing the Middle Ages, and The Civilization of the Middle Ages, the most widely read... (read more)

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Thermopylae: The Battle for the West
Thermopylae: The Battle for the West
by Ernle Bradford
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Ancient Warfare, Vol VII, Issue 5 “Accessible to a wider audience.”... (read more)

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Alexander's Tomb: The Two Thousand Year Obsession to Find the Lost Conqueror
Alexander's Tomb: The Two Thousand Year Obsession to Find the Lost Conqueror
by Nicholas Saunders
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Alexander the Great is a towering figure in world history, but despite our long-held fascination with him, his burial site is unknown. The search for Alexander's tomb began soon after his untimely death in 323 B.C. and continues even today. The epic... (read more)

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The First Clash: The Miraculous Greek Victory at Marathon and Its Impact on Western Civilization
The First Clash: The Miraculous Greek Victory at Marathon and Its Impact on Western Civilization
by Jim Lacey
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Marathon—one of history’s most pivotal battles. Its very name evokes images of almost superhuman courage, endurance, and fighting spirit. But until now, the story of what happened at Marathon has been told exclusively through the narrow... (read more)

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The Trojan War: A New History
The Trojan War: A New History
by Barry Strauss
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"A must-read for anyone interested in war, history, or ancient times."andlt;BRandgt; -- Max Boot, senior fellow in national security studies, The Council on Foreign Relations, and author of andlt;iandgt;War Made New: Technology, Warfare, and the Course... (read more)

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Myth and Society in Ancient Greece
Myth and Society in Ancient Greece
by Jean Pierre Vernant
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Jean-Pierre Vernant delineates a compelling new vision of ancient Greece that takes us far from the calm and familiar images of Polykleitos and the Parthenon, and reveals a culture of slavery, of blood sacrifice, of perpetual and ritualized warfare, of... (read more)

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The Conquests of Alexander the Great (Key Conflicts of Classical Antiquity)
The Conquests of Alexander the Great (Key Conflicts of Classical Antiquity)
by Waldemar Heckel
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In this book, Waldemar Heckel provides a revisionist overview of the conquests of Alexander the Great. Emphasizing the aims and impact of his military expeditions, the political consequences of military action, and the use of propaganda, both for... (read more)

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The World of Athens: An Introduction to Classical Athenian Culture (Reading Greek)
The World of Athens: An Introduction to Classical Athenian Culture (Reading Greek)
by Joint Association Of Classical Teacers
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Classical Athens boasted one of the most impressive flowerings of civilisation ever known, with original and influential achievements in literature, art, philosophy, medicine and politics. This second edition of the best-selling textbook provides a... (read more)

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Delphi: A History of the Center of the Ancient World
Delphi: A History of the Center of the Ancient World
by Michael Scott
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"Like the two eagles released by Zeus from opposite ends of the world who then met in Delphi, Michael Scott gets to the heart of antiquity's most celebrated and enigmatic oracle. A vivid and lucid study that reanimates the mentality of those who... (read more)

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Alexander the Great: The Invisible Enemy
Alexander the Great: The Invisible Enemy
by John Maxwel Obrien
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Despite Alexander the Great's unprecedented accomplishments, during the last seven years of his life, this indomitable warrior became increasingly unpredictable, sporadically violent, megalomaniacal, and suspicious of friends as well as enemies. What... (read more)

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