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Women's Life in Greece and Rome: A Source Book in Translation
Women's Life in Greece and Rome
A Source Book in Translation
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0801844754
Now in its fourth edition, this highly acclaimed sourcebook examines the public and private lives and legal status of Greek and Roman women. The texts represent women of all social classes, from public figures remembered for their deeds (or misdeeds), to priestesses, poets, and intellectuals, to working women, such as musicians, wet nurses, and prostitutes, to homemakers. The editors have selected texts from hard-to-find sources, such as inscriptions, papyri, and medical treatises, many of which have not previously been translated into English. The resulting compilation is both an invaluable aid to research and a clear guide through this complex subject. Building on the third edition’s appendix of updates, the fourth adds many new and unusual texts and images, as well as such student-friendly features as a map and chapter overviews. Many notes and explanations have been revised with the non-classicist in mind.
Thirst: Water and Power in the Ancient World
Thirst
Water and Power in the Ancient World
Hardcover      ISBN: 0674066936
Freshwater shortages will affect 75% of the world’s population by 2050. Mithen puts this crisis into context by exploring 10,000 years of water management. Thirst tells of civilizations defeated by the water challenge, and of technological ingenuity that sustained communities in hostile environments. Work with nature, not against it, he advises.
Holy Wars: 3,000 Years of Battles in the Holy Land
Holy Wars
3,000 Years of Battles in the Holy Land
Hardcover      ISBN: 1612000088
Chronicles the battles, campaigns, and invasions that have occurred in the area of modern-day Israel, ranging from the fall of Jericho to the invasion of Lebanon in 1982.
The Healing Hand: Man and Wound in the Ancient World
The Healing Hand
Man and Wound in the Ancient World
Hardcover      ISBN: 0674383303
A detailed survey of surgical and other treatments of human wounds in ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, Arabia, China, India, and Rome, based on fossil, archaeological, and historical records
La Destruccion De La Atlantida / The Destruction Of Atlantis: Convincente Evidencia De LA Precipitada Caida De LA Legendaria Civilizacion Compelling evidence of the sudden fall of the first legendary civilization
La Destruccion De La Atlantida / The Destruction Of Atlantis
Convincente Evidencia De LA Precipitada Caida De LA Legendaria Civilizacion Compelling evidence of the sudden fall of the first legendary civilization
Spanish    Paperback      ISBN: 0892811412
Presents evidence from geology, astronomy, myths, and ancient texts to prove the existence of Atlantean civilization and its catastrophic end, painting a portrait of a powerful empire corrupted by the lust for wealth and power, and offering an important lesson to our own materialistic civilization poised on the brink of ecological disaster. (New Age)
Plutarch's Lives: The Dryden Translation
Plutarch's Lives
The Dryden Translation
Paperback      ISBN: 0375756779
Offers biographies of Greek and Roman leaders and compares their personal qualities and accomplishments.
The Triumph of the Sea Gods: The War Against the Goddess Hidden in Homer's Tales
The Triumph of the Sea Gods
The War Against the Goddess Hidden in Homer's Tales
Paperback      ISBN: 159477143x
"An investigation of the geographical incongruities in Homer's epics locates Troy on the coast of Iberia, in a conflict that changed history"--Provided by publisher.
Gilgamesh: A New Rendering in English Verse
Gilgamesh
A New Rendering in English Verse
Paperback      ISBN: 0374523835
Provides a new translation of the ancient Babylonian epic poem about a powerful hero who searches for a way to escape death
Plutarch's Lives
Plutarch's Lives
Paperback      ISBN: 0375756760
Offers biographies of Greek and Roman leaders and compares their personal qualities and accomplishments.
In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great: A Journey from Greece to Asia
In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great
A Journey from Greece to Asia
Hardcover      ISBN: 0520213076
The author of In Search of the Trojan War presents an illustrated companion volume to his forthcoming PBS television documentary recreating Alexander the Great's ten-year military expedition from Greece to India. TV tie-in. UP.