The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization

Author: Simon Hornblower
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780198706779
Release Date: 2014
Genre: History

Illustrated with full-color plates and 140 black-and-white pictures, an encyclopedic, exhaustive, and up-to-date guide contains finely detailed articles and short reference notes on the people, places, and events that shaped ancient Western civilization. UP.

Rome Polybius and the East

Author: Peter Derow
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199640904
Release Date: 2014-02
Genre: History

This volume offers a collection of seventeen of the more important papers written by the late Peter Derow during the course of his career. With a detailed introduction by the editors, it is essential reading for anyone interested in Roman imperialism or Polybius, and Rome's rise to Mediterranean power.

OCR Ancient History GCSE Component 2

Author: Paul Fowler
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 9781350015210
Release Date: 2017-07-13
Genre: History

This textbook is endorsed by OCR and supports the specification for GCSE Ancient History (first teaching September 2017). It covers the whole of Component 2, both the compulsory longer Period Study and the three optional Depth Studies: Longer Period Study: The Foundations of Rome: From Kingship to Republic, 753–440 BC by Paul Fowler Depth Study: Hannibal and the Second Punic War, 218–201 BC by Paul Fowler Depth Study: Cleopatra: Rome And Egypt, 69–30 BC by James Melville Depth Study: Britannia: From Conquest to Province, AD 43–c. 84 by Christopher Grocock How did reactions to the exploitation of women and the poor make Rome great? How did Rome survive a fourteen-year invasion? Was Cleopatra a great queen? What was the impact of Roman invasion on Britain's diverse and prosperous culture? This book raises these and other key questions. GCSE students and their teachers will explore the foundation of Rome, the rise of its empire, and its interactions with neighbouring cultures, through the eyes of its historians and archaeology. This book invites us to look at Ancient Rome and the modern world in a new light. The ideal preparation for the final examinations, all content is presented by experts and experienced teachers in a clear and accessible narrative. Ancient literary and visual sources are described and analysed, with supporting images. Helpful student features include study questions, further reading, and boxes focusing in on key people, events and terms. Practice questions and exam guidance prepare students for assessment. A Companion Website is available at

Die wahre Geschichte der Schokolade

Author: Sophie D. Coe
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 9783105616147
Release Date: 2017-02-24
Genre: History

Dieses Buch entführt uns in die uralte, wechselhafte und überaus spannende Geschichte der Schokolade, die vor dreitausend Jahren in den Hochkulturen der Maya und Azteken begann. Unser »Schokoladenriegel für zwischendurch« verrät nur noch wenig von dieser atemberaubenden und wahren Geschichte, die hier wie in einem Roman nachzulesen ist und Aufschluß gibt über Mentalitäten und Alltagsleben von den mittelamerikanischen Hochkulturen bis heute. (Dieser Text bezieht sich auf eine frühere Ausgabe.)

Vorbilder Werte Normen in den homerischen Epen

Author: Carl Joachim Classen
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110211566
Release Date: 2008-01-01
Genre: Poetry

The subject of this volume are the role models, values and norms to be found in Homer’s epics, and their manifold representation in terms of content and language. First of all the representations of a number of exceptional heroes and their most important characteristics and actions are analysed, before the description of the whole range and richness of important qualities and abilities such as enterprise, courage, insight, inventiveness, sense of justice, prudence, respect, truthfulness, reliability, friendliness, concern for others and sympathy are documented and discussed at length. Finally, the use of such concepts as ‘necessary’, ‘right’, ‘appropriate’, ‘desirable’ and ‘useful’ is considered, as well as the meaning of recognition and fame. The aim of the book is to reveal in detail the ideals, as well as the moral attitudes and values, that have led to Homer’s epics having such an effect not only on the literature of the Greeks, but also on their views on educational ideals and ethical norms over the centuries.

Pleasure Mind and Soul

Author: Christopher Charles Whiston Taylor
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: STANFORD:36105124012779
Release Date: 2008-03-20
Genre: Philosophy

C. C. W. Taylor presents a selection of his writings on a set of important topics in the work of some of the greatest ancient philosophers. The central theme of the volume is the moral psychology of Plato and Aristotle,with a special focus on pleasure and related concepts, an area central to Greek ethical thought.


ISBN: UCSC:32106017384774
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Academic libraries

Tradition und Erneuerung

Author: Norbert Kramer
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 9783110247152
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: History

Following the confusion that accompanied the demise of the Julio-Claudian dynasty, the Flavians succeeded in restoring stability to Rome. This volume of papers deals with the media strategies which were employed to help overcome a difficult initial situation and to master the crisis, thus establishing prosperous conditions in Rome and the Empire. 18 contributions from classical philology, archaeology and ancient history examine the new aesthetical orientation of literature and art in the Flavian period as well as the self-representation of the Flavian dynasty.