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The Chemical Muse

by D. C.A. Ph.D. Hillman

"The last wild frontier of classical studies." ---The Times (UK)

The Chemical Muse uncovers decades of misdirection and obfuscation to reveal the history of widespread drug use in Ancient Rome and Greece. In...


Rise of an Empire: How One Man United Greece to Defeat Xerxes's Persians

by Stephen Dando-Collins

The true story behind the events in 300: Rise of an Empire, the sequel to Zack Snyder's 300

The action-filled movie 300 focused on Ancient Greece's epic battle of Thermopylae, in which King Leonidas led 300 Spartans...


The Gods of Olympus

by Barbara Graziosi

An elegant and entertaining account of the transformations of the Greek gods across the ages, from antiquity to the Renaissance and the present day

The gods of Olympus are the most colorful characters of Greek...


History of Greek Culture

by Jacob Burckhardt

Monumental survey explores regional variations, virtues, and faults of city-states, discusses the fine arts, examines poesy and music, and presents perceptive accounts of enduring Greek achievements in philosophy,...


Athletics in the Ancient World

by E. Norman Gardiner

Concise, convincing book emphasizes relationship between Greek and Roman athletics and religion, art, and education. Colorful descriptions of the pentathlon, foot-race, wrestling, boxing, ball playing, and more....


The Myths of Greece and Rome

by H. A. Guerber

A classic of mythology, generously illustrated, long prized for its accurate retelling of the principal myths of Greece and Rome, and for its commentary on their origins and significance.


Favorite Greek Myths

by Bob Blaisdell

Adventures, calamities, and conquests abound in stirring tales about Pandora's box, King Midas and his golden touch, the dreaded Cyclops, Narcissus and Echo, and many other familiar figures.


Ritual and Communication in the Graeco-Roman World

by Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge, Angelos Chaniotis, Walter Burkert & Irene Berti et al.

The analysis of the dynamic nature of rituals has become a heuristic tool for the investigation not only of religious behaviour and beliefs, but also for the study of social practice and communication in ancient...


The Sacrificial Rituals of Greek Hero-Cults in the Archaic to the Early Hellenistic Period

by Gunnel Ekroth

This study questions the traditional view of sacrifices in hero-cults during the Archaic to the early Hellenistic periods. The analysis of the epigraphical and literary evidence for sacrifices to heroes in these...


The Essential Greek and Roman Anthology

by Virgil

The Essential Greek and Roman Anthology:

The Aeneid- Virgil

Meditations- Marcus Aurelius

Of The Nature of Things- Lucretius

Plato's Republic

Alcestis- Euripides

The Electra of Euripides

Hippolytus/The Bacchae-...


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...


The Oresteia

by Aeschylus

The Oresteia (-458) by Aeschylus (525bc-456bc) and translated by E.D.A. Morshead is a trilogy of ancient Greek plays including:

- AGAMEMNON

- THE CHOEPHORI (THE LIBATION BEARERS)

- EUMENIDES

This digital edition...


The Essential Plato Collection

by Plato

Compiled in one book, the essential collection of books by Plato

Apology

Charmides

Cratylus

Critias

Crito

Euthydemus

Euthyphro

Gorgias

Ion

Laches

Laws

Lysis

Menexenus

Meno

Parmenides

Phaedo

Phaedrus

Philebus...


Historical Dictionary of Ancient Greek Warfare

by Iain Spence & Jon Woronoff

This resource strategically traces Greek warfare from 720 to 30 BC and its specific and extensive details-the wars, the troops, the armor, the military tactics, and other factors either affecting or affected...


Fragments of the Lost Writings of Proclus

by Thomas Taylor

First published in 1825, "Fragments of the Lost Writings of Proclus" is a short book of translations of fragments of Proclus by Thomas Taylor, the English Neoplatonist and translator of Aristotle, Plato and...


Areopagitica

by John Milton

In 1644, poet and prose-writer John Milton wrote his polemic "Areopagitica" to address British Parliament and its 1643 licensing order that required the censorship of all printed materials. 

Although the complete...


The Hymns of Orpheus

by Thomas Taylor

At the very beginnings of the Archaic Age, the great singer Orpheus taught a new religion that centred around the immortality of the human soul and its journey after death. He felt that achieving purity by avoiding...


The History of Alexander the Great

by Jacob Abbott

Alexander III of Macedon, commonly known as Alexander the Great, was an ancient Macedonian ruler and one of history’s greatest military minds. As King of Macedonia and Persia, Alexander established the largest...


Troilus and Cressida

by William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare’s "Troilus and Cressida", written in 1602, is frequently cited as one of his most complex plays, as its tone varies wildly, and the characters are presented in an opaque manner, rendering...


The Kybalion

by The Three Initiates

First published by the Yogi Publication Society in 1908, "The Kybalion" is a summary of hermetic philosophy of Ancient Egypt and Greece (a philosophy named for Hermes Trismegistus) by the Three Initiates

There...