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Interpreting the Bible and Aristotle in Late Antiquity: The Alexandrian Commentary Tradition between Rome and Baghdad

by Josef Lössl & John W. Watt

This book brings together sixteen studies by international scholars on the origins and early development of the Latin and Syriac biblical and philosophical commentary traditions. With its breadth and ground-breaking...


A Cretan Healer's Handbook in the Byzantine Tradition: Text, Translation and Commentary

by Patricia Ann Clark

This is an edition and translation of a traditional healer's notebook from Crete. It belongs to the genre of iatrosophia: practical manuals of collected healing wisdom with admixtures of agricultural and household...


Marino Sanudo Torsello, The Book of the Secrets of the Faithful of the Cross: Liber Secretorum Fidelium Crucis

by Peter Lock

This is the first full English translation of Marino Sanudo Torsello's Secreta fidelium Crucis, a piece of crusading propaganda following the fall of Acre in 1291, written between 1300 and 1321 and based on...


Romans, Barbarians, and the Transformation of the Roman World: Cultural Interaction and the Creation of Identity in Late Antiquity

by Ralph W. Mathisen & Danuta Shanzer

One of the most significant transformations of the Roman world between the fourth and seventh centuries C.E. was the integration and impact of barbarian peoples into the social, cultural, religious and political...


Health and Disease in Byzantine Crete (7th-12th centuries AD)

by Chryssi Bourbou

This book is a pioneering publication on Greek Byzantine populations, opening a window on health status and dietary patterns through the lens of bioarchaeological research. Drawing on a diversity of disciplines...


Meditations

by Marcus Aurelius & Meric Casaubon

Dive into a collection of thought-provoking essays from one of the most remarkable figures in history, Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius. In Meditations, Marcus Aurelius lays out his personal philosophy of stoicism,...


A Critical History of Greek Philosophy

by W. T. Stace

Virtually every aspect of the modern Western worldview has its roots in the remarkably diverse body of philosophy that emerged from a small patch of land in the Mediterranean thousands of years ago. This volume...


Apology

by Plato & Benjamin Jowett

This historically renowned oration was presented by Socrates in his own defense after he had been formally accused of corrupting the youth of Athens. It is not an apology in the traditional sense of expressing...


The Last Roman: Romulus Augustulus and the Decline of the West

by Adrian Murdoch

A story of an empire breathing its last, this work is a biography about Romulus Augustulus. It focuses on the personalities behind this story and reveals the world into which Romulus was born - an empire that...


It's All Greek To Me: From Homer to the Hippocratic Oath, How Ancient Greece Has Shaped Our World

by Charlotte Higgins

Why is ancient Greece important? Because, quite simply, if we want to understand the modern Western world, we need to look back to the Greeks. Consider the way we think about ethics, about the nature of beauty...


Status in Classical Athens

by Deborah Kamen

Ancient Greek literature, Athenian civic ideology, and modern classical scholarship have all worked together to reinforce the idea that there were three neatly defined status groups in classical Athens--citizens,...


The Portland Vase

by Robin Brooks

For thousands of years an enigmatic and astonishingly beautiful piece of Roman art has captivated those who have come in contact with it.Made before the birth of Christ, the Portland Vase, as it is called, is...


Money, Power and Politics in Early Islamic Syria: A Review of Current Debates

by John Haldon

The transformation of the eastern provinces of the Roman empire from the middle of the seventh century CE under the impact of Islam has attracted a good deal of scholarly attention in recent years, and as more...


Standard Languages and Language Standards - Greek, Past and Present

by Alexandra Georgakopoulou & Michael Silk

This volume brings together scholars from different disciplines, with a variety of perspectives, linguistic and literary, historical and social, to address issues of control, prescription, planning and perceptions...


Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece

by Donald Kagan & Gregory F. Viggiano

Men of Bronze takes up one of the most important and fiercely debated subjects in ancient history and classics: how did archaic Greek hoplites fight, and what role, if any, did hoplite warfare play in shaping...


Roman Building: Materials and Techniques

by Jean-Pierre Adam

With over 750 illustrations, Roman Buildings is a thorough and systematic examination of Roman architecture and building practice, looking at large-scale public buildings as well as more modest homes and shops....


Early Aegean Warrior 5000-1450 BC

by Raffaele D'Amato & Giuseppe Rava

The civilisations of the Greece in the Ancient World have inspired and fascinated throughout European history. The stories of Homer, later reinforced by the pioneering archaeological work carried out by men...


Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs

by Barbara Mertz

World-renowned Egyptologist Barbara Mertz explores the reality behind the bestselling fiction she writes (as Elizabeth Peters) and casts a dazzling light on a remarkable civilization.

Afascinating chronicle of...


The Invisible Sex

by J. M. Adovasio, Olga Soffer & Jake Page

Shaped by cartoons and museum dioramas, our vision of Paleolithic times tends to feature fur-clad male hunters fearlessly attacking mammoths while timid women hover fearfully behind a boulder. In fact, recent...


European Paganism

by Mr Ken Dowden & Ken Dowden

European Paganism provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of ancient pagan religions throughout the European continent.

Before there where Christians, the peoples of Europe were pagans. Were they bloodthirsty...