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  1. Economic Analysis of Institutional Change in Ancient Greece

    Politics, Taxation and Rational Behaviour

    By Carl Hampus Lyttkens

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    This book presents an economic analysis of the causes and consequences of institutional change in ancient Athens. Focusing on the period 800-300 BCE, it looks in particular at the development of political institutions and taxation, including a new look at the activities of individuals like Solon,...

    Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge

  2. The Birth of Western Painting (Routledge Revivals)

    A History of Colour, Form and Iconography

    By Robert Byron, David Talbot Rice

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1930, this book deals with Byzantine art, not as an isolated province, but as one intimately connected with the subsequent history of European painting. After a summary of the whole question in its relation to modern art, the second chapter opens with a novel analysis of the...

    Published November 12th 2012 by Routledge

  3. Athletics and Philosophy in the Ancient World

    Contests of Virtue

    By Heather L. Reid

    Series: Ethics and Sport

    This book examines the relationship between athletics and philosophy in ancient Greece and Rome focused on the connection between athleticism and virtue. It begins by observing that the link between athleticism and virtue is older than sport, reaching back to the athletic feats of kings and...

    Published November 12th 2012 by Routledge

  4. Ancient Medicine

    2nd Edition

    By Vivian Nutton

    Series: Sciences of Antiquity Series

    The first edition of Ancient Medicine was the most complete examination of the medicine of the ancient world for a hundred years. The new edition includes the key discoveries made since the first edition, especially from important texts discovered in recent finds of papyri and manuscripts, making...

    Published October 31st 2012 by Routledge

  5. A History of Greece

    From the Time of Solon to 403 BC

    By George Grote

    Edited by M.O.B. Caspari, J.M. Mitchell

    Grote's History of Greece is one of the classic works of historical interpretation and scholarship. George Grote - banker, MP and a founder of London University - was the first historian to give a high value to the Greek creation of democracy, and this aspect of his work is closely relevant to...

    Published September 29th 2012 by Routledge

  6. History of Greek Literature

    From Homer to the Hellenistic Period

    By Albrecht Dihle

    The most up-to-date history of Greek literature from its Homeric origins to the age of Augustus. Greek literary production throughout this period of some eight centuries is embedded in its historical and social context, and Professor Dihle sees this literature as a historical phenomenon, a...

    Published September 29th 2012 by Routledge

  7. The Shadow of Sparta

    Edited by Stephen Hodkinson, Anton Powell

    In the past twenty years the study of Sparta has come of age. Images prevalent earlier in the 20th century, of Spartans as hearty good fellows or scarlet-cloaked automata, have been superseded by more complex scholarly reactions. As interest has grown in the self-images projected by this most...

    Published September 29th 2012 by Routledge

  8. The Greek Philosophers

    from Thales to Aristotle

    By W. K. C. Guthrie

    Series: Routledge Classics

    With an new foreword by James Warren Long renowned as one of the clearest and best introductions to ancient Greek philosophy for non-specialists, W.K.C Guthrie’s The Greek Philosophers offers us a brilliant insight into the hidden foundations of Greek philosophy – foundations that underpin Western...

    Published September 2nd 2012 by Routledge

  9. Ctesias' 'History of Persia'

    Tales of the Orient

    By Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones, James Robson

    Series: Routledge Classical Translations

    Towards the end of the fifth century BC Ctesias of Cnidus wrote his 23 book History of Persia. Ctesias is a remarkable figure: he lived and worked in the Persian court and, as a doctor, tended to the world’s most powerful kings and queens. His position gave him special insight into the workings of...

    Published August 29th 2012 by Routledge

  10. Athens: Its Rise and Fall

    With Views of the Literature, Philosophy, and Social Life of the Athenian People

    By Edward Bulwer Lytton

    Edited by Oswyn Murray

    Athens: Its Rise and Fall, originally published in 1837, is the most important and readable of the Victorian histories of ancient Greece. It stands alongside Macauley and Carlyle as a great historical work of British Romanticism, and anticipates the thinking of George Grote and John Stuart Mill on...

    Published July 30th 2012 by Routledge