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Ritual and Communication in the Graeco-Roman World

by Eftychia Stavrianopoulou

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 Greek Polis and the Invention of Democracy: A Politico-Cultural Transformation and Its Interpretations

by Johann P. Arnason, Kurt A. Raaflaub & Peter Wagner

The Greek Polis and the Invention of Democracy presents a series of essays that trace the Greeks? path to democracy and examine the connection between the Greek polis as a citizen state and democracy as well...


The Extant Odes of Pindar

by Ernest Myers & Francis Storr

First published in 1874, ?The Extant Odes of Pindar? contains a complete collection of all known odes written by Ancient Greek lyric poet Pindar. Pindar numbers amongst the nine canonical lyric poets of ancient...


The Histories

by Polybius

Written in the 2nd century by the Greek historian Polybius, ?The Histories? is a multi-volume work detailing many of the events, people, and ideas of the Hellenistic Period. While his focus is the space of time...


Ascent to the Beautiful

by William H. F. Altman

With Ascent to the Beautiful, William H. F. Altman completes his five-volume reconstruction of the Reading Order of the Platonic dialogues. This book covers Plato’s elementary dialogues, grappling from the...


Textualization of Experience

by Pawel Majewski

The book is an analysis of Greek Hellenistic literature with the help of conceptual tools of cultural studies and media theory. Its main aim is to describe the cultural process during which Greek authors in...


Messengers of the Free Word

by Bartosz Kaliski & Yelizaveta Crofts

The book presents an important and well known but so far not described episode in the history of banned books in the communist Poland ? the activity of the so-called Tatra climbers. They were students and scholars...


Border Identities in the Early Modern Period

by Neva Makuc

This book discusses early-modern collective identities related to territory, language, cultural milieu, state, and alleged "ethnic" origins in the border and multilingual areas of Friuli and the County of Gorizia...


The Philosophy of Epicurus

by Epicurus & George K. Strodach

Despite its modern-day connotations of hedonism, "Epicureanism" has more to do with living a mindful, uncomplicated life. Epicurus ? who was born at Samos, Greece, in 341 BC and died at Athens in 270 BC ? founded...


The Tragedy of the Athenian Ideal in Thucydides and Plato

by John T. Hogan

John T. Hogan’s The Tragedy of the Athenian Ideal in Thucydides and Plato assesses the roles of Pericles, Alcibiades, and Nicias in Athens’ defeat in Thucydides’ Peloponnesian War. Comparing Thucydides’...


Greek Athletic Sports and Festivals

by Gardiner & Francis Storr

First published in 1910, this book explores the subject of athletics festivals in ancient Greece, looking in detail at its history as well as the exercises commonly seen at such occasions. ?Greek Athletic Sports...


Telling Hands and Teaching Feet

by Carole Ferch-Johnson

This book represents an extensive examination of human hands and feet and their functions as media of nonverbal communication in the transmission of the mission and message of Jesus by the early church. Research...


Earning Heavenly Salvation

by Tomasz Wislicz

The book offers a comprehensive model of religious culture of peasants of the Lesser Poland in the early modern times. Its principal research topic is the influence of religion on the life and attitudes of peasants...


Lwów or Lviv?

by Damian Markowski & Jerzy Giebultowski

In the Fall of 1918 it became clear the Polish-Ukrainian ethnic borderlands would become a battlefield for the two nations. Both wanted to incorporate the disputed territory.

On November 1st 1918, Ukrainian conspirators...


Lwów or Lviv?

by Damian Markowski & Jerzy Giebultowski

In the Fall of 1918 it became clear the Polish-Ukrainian ethnic borderlands would become a battlefield for the two nations. Both wanted to incorporate the disputed territory.

On November 1st 1918, Ukrainian conspirators...


Family, Taboo and Communism in Poland, 1956-1989

by Barbara Klich-Kluczewska, Soren Gauger & Jan Burzynski

The book answers fundamental questions about the processes of social negotiation of mentality shifts in communist Poland. Taking divorce, single motherhood, domestic violence and abortion as examples, it analyzes...


Family, Taboo and Communism in Poland, 1956-1989

by Barbara Klich-Kluczewska, Soren Gauger & Jan Burzynski

The book answers fundamental questions about the processes of social negotiation of mentality shifts in communist Poland. Taking divorce, single motherhood, domestic violence and abortion as examples, it analyzes...


The Polish Reason of State in Austria

by Dorota Litwin-Lewandowska & Jan Burzynski

The monograph describes the history of the Polish diaspora in the Habsburg monarchy in the historical, institutional, legal, political, and organizational context. In the period of the Dual Monarchy (1867?1918),...


Prometheus Bound

by Aeschylus

Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: our knowledge...