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Michael Shanks, Gabriella Giannachi, Nick Kaye, eds
April 2012
Archaeologies of Presence is a brilliant exploration of how the performance of presence can be understood through the relationships between...
March 2012
Archaeology is a way of acting and thinking—about what is left of the past, about the temporality of what remains, about material and temporal...
Susan Stephens, Benjamin Acosta-Hughes
March 2012
Scholarly reception has bequeathed two Callimachuses: the Roman version is a poet of elegant non-heroic poetry (usually erotic elegy), represented by...
February 2012
Italy's Lost Greece is the untold story of the modern engagement with the ancient Greek settlements of South Italy--an area known since antiquity as...
Reviel Netz, William Noel, Nigel Wilson, Natalie Tchernetska
December 2011
The Archimedes Palimpsest is the name given to a Byzantine prayer-book which was written over a number of earlier manuscripts, including three unique...
October 2011
Why did Roman portrait statues, famed for their individuality, repeatedly employ the same body forms? The complex issue of the Roman copying of Greek...
Richard P. Martin, translated by Richard Lattimore
October 2011
This long-awaited new edition of Lattimore's Iliad is designed to bring the book into the twenty-first century—while leaving the poem as firmly...
Susan Stephens, Benjamin Acosta-Hughes, and Luigi Lehnus, eds
September 2011
Few figures from Greco-Roman antiquity have undergone as much reassessment in recent decades as Callimachus of Cyrene, who was active at the...
May 2011
The riveting story of the Germania and its incarnations and exploitations through the ages. The pope wanted it, Montesquieu used it, and the Nazis...
May 2011
Once Out of Nature offers an original interpretation of Augustine’s theory of time and embodiment. Andrea Nightingale draws on philosophy, sociology...
December 2010
From Cambridge University Press:
"How does god think? How, ideally, does a human mind function? Must a gap remain between these two paradigms of...
October 2010
Sometime around 1750, English entrepreneurs unleashed the astounding energies of steam and coal, and the world was forever changed. The emergence of...
August 2010
Co-edited by Susan A. Stephens and Phiroze Vasunia (Univ. of Reading). Numerous nations have in one way or another engaged with the cultures of...
June 2010
The Oxford Handbook of Roman Studies is an indispensable guide to the latest scholarship in this area. Over fifty distinguished scholars elucidate...
November 2009
Machiavelli praised his military genius. European royalty sought out his secret elixir against poison. His life inspired Mozart's first opera, while...
Ian Morris, Barry B. Powell
July 2009
Organized chronologically, this book presents a complete picture of Greek civilization as a history. It features sections on the art, architecture,...
May 2009
This book represents a new departure in science studies: an analysis of a scientific style of writing, situating it within the context of the...
February 2009
Two thousand years ago, up to one-half of the human species was contained within two political systems, the Roman empire in western Eurasia (centered...
January 2009
The world's first known empires took shape in Mesopotamia between the eastern shores of the Mediterranean Sea and the Persian Gulf, beginning around...
Josiah Ober, Kurt A. Raaflaub, Robert Wallace
October 2008
This book presents a state-of-the-art debate about the origins of Athenian democracy by five eminent scholars. The result is a stimulating, critical...

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