HELLENISM, ROME & LATE ANTIQUITY



Egypt From Alexander the Great to the Arab Conquest. H. I. Bell.

This book is intended for the instructed general reader. Based on the author's studies of Greek documentary papyri during more than forty years, it begins with an account of the physical peculiarities of Egypt, the nature of papyrus, methods of preparing it, the chief discoveries of Greek papyri and the science of papyrology. In the other three chapters is given a summary review of the economic, administrative and social evolution of Egypt during the Greco- Roman period. It is a study of Hellenism in its Egyptian setting, of the unstable amalgam resulting from the blend of Greek and Roman influences, the gradual weakening of the Greek element, and the eventual submergence of Egypt in an Oriental culture, radically changed, however, by the mingling of Europe and Asia in the Hellenistic period. ISBN 0-89005-354-4. xi + 168pp Pb. $15.00

The House of Ptolemy. A History of Egypt Under the Ptolemaic Dynasty. E. R. Bevan.

Universally accepted as the reference work on the history of Hellenistic Egypt under Alexander the Great and the Ptolemaic dynasty (323-30 BC). Bevan's book has been quoted, copied and translated into nearly every European language.

Beginning with the liberation of Egypt from Persian rule by Alexander, the author proceeds to the rise of the Macedonian general, Ptolemy, to the throne. The dynasty established by Ptolemy I Soter lasted 275 years. The history of his successors is a fascinating story documented by archeological finds, coins, portraits and architectural monuments. From the establishment of the greatest Mediterranean sea power by Ptolemy II Philadelphus through the suicide of Cleopatra marking the fall of the dynasty, the reader will discover the excitement of ancient history in this masterly work. ISBN 0-89005-536-X. 434pp + illus. Pb. $30.00

House of Seleucus. 2 vols. in one. E. R. Bevan

The fundamental reference for the Hellenistic history of the ancient Near East, Syria, Iran and Eastern Mediterranean basin. The Seleucid Empire, during its rise, expanded from the Mediterranean coast to the Indus River. During the rule of Seleucus I it was the most important Near Eastern power. ISBN 0-89005-537-8. 2 vols. in 1. lxii + 330/vi + 333pp Hb. $35.00

Hellenistic Athens. W. S. Ferguson.

Ferguson's monumental work remains the most important reference work for the student of Hellenistic Athens, its art, thought, culture and persistent influence on the civilized world. ISBN 0-89005-021-X. 512 pp. Pb. $30.00

Topography and Population of Ancient Boiotia. 2 vols. in one. John M. Fossey.

The Topography and Population of Ancient Boiotia is a product of nearly 25 years of field work in Central Greece by the author. Throughout the book the archeological evidence is combined with the literary and epigraphic testimonia and with the indications of modern toponyms to present a full picture of what has been obtained by this extensive survey.

Recurrent seasons of extensive survey permitted Professor Fossey to discover or re-examine all the major settlement sites of the area, as well as many minor ones, and to establish a fairly complete picture of their history of occupation. It is this material, the basic data for the whole study, which constitutes the second, and largest, section of the book, following immediately after an introductory presentation of the physical geography of Boiotia. In the main section of data presentation the whole region is divided into geographic units which correspond essentially to the territories of the historical federation's constituent cities. ISBN 0-89005-482-7. 552pp. + maps Pb. $50.00

Plutarch's Themistocles: An Historical Commentary. Frank J. Frost.

This is a revised edition of Frost's 19xx work initially published by . The book considers the life of the great Athenian statesman with special attention to the original texts. ISBN 0-89005-556-4. Pb. $30.00

Primitive Athens as Described by Thucydides. J. Ellen Harrison.

Following the author's earlier monograph, Mythology and Monuments of Ancient Athens, Primitive Athens brings together the results of the excavations of Professor Dörpfeld of the German Archaeological Institute in a concise, coherent, and convenient account. ISBN 0-89005-104-6. xii + 168 pp. Pb. $20.00

Athens in the Fifth Century BC. Essays by A. J. Holladay, edited by A. J. Podlecki.

A collection of articles and reviews by A. J. Holladay and various co-authors. The materials deal with the social, political and religious history of Athens in the 5th c. Special attention is devoted to the famous plague which devastated the city and deprived Athens of Perikles. ISBN 0-89005-526-2. ca. 300 pp. Pb. $25.00

The Acropolis of Athens as Described by Pausanias and Other Writers. Otto Jahn & Adolf Michaelis.

The best collection of testimonia for an archaeological site ever published. Jahn collected all the known references to the Acropolis of Athens and its monuments from the ancient Greek and Latin writers and all the inscriptions and any other texts relative to its long and interesting history.

In the forty plates which form the section edited by Michaelis, all the important plans, drawings and attempted restorations of buildings and monuments are illustrated, as well as line illustrations of important ancient sculpture, terracottas and coins related to the ancient cults and deities honored on Athena's hill.

This fourth edition with eleven new plates illustrating restorations of the Acropolis as a monumental group (by E. Thiersch, G. Ph. Stevens, A. Oikonomides). The work is indispensable for every scholar interested in Athenian archaeology. ISBN 0-89005-078-3. viii + 143pp. + 40pll. Hb. $35.00

Alexander the Great and the Hellenistic World. Pierre Jouguet.

Sometime Member of the French School at Athens, Professor at the University of Paris, Correspondent of the Institute of France, Jouguet begins with Alexander's campaign against the Persian Empire. The author proceeds to the establishment of the Empire of Asia, which, after the Indian campaign, was transformed to a world empire. Jouguet examines carefully the character of the Macedonian hegemony, its administrative ability and the new Greek cities which sprang up in the new territories. The dismemberment of the Empire after Alexander's death, and the rivalry of the powers, precede the examination of the Hellenistic world with emphasis on the Hellenization of Egypt and the birth of the Greco-Oriental kingdoms. Extensive bibliography, notes and many maps. ISBN 0-89005-256-5. 2 vols. in 1. 440pp Pb. $25.00

Topographie von Athen. Walther Judeich.

First published in 1905 and reissued in a third edition in 1931 with corrections and additions, Judeich's work has become the standard reference text regarding the topography and archeology of the ancient city of Athens. As J. Travlos remarked "This book is a classic and will always remain a valuable aid to study because of the accuracy of its observations and the rich bibliography it contains" (Pictorial Dictionary of Ancient Athens, Introduction, ix). ISBN 0-89005-511-4. xii + 473pp + illus. Hb. $50.00

Successors of Alexander the Great. C. A. Kincaid.

Following the example of W. W. Tarn, the author examines the history of the Hellenistic age in consecutive circles formed around four major historical figures of the period -- Ptolemy I, Pyrrhus of Epirus, Hiero of Syracuse and Antiochus III the Great. The result is the most concise, readable and well interpreted history of the ancient world for the period of the successors and the epigonoi of Alexander the Great. ISBN 8244-0084-4. 192pp + 4 genealogical charts Pb. $15.00

Hellenistic Queens. Grace H. Macurdy.

From the latter part of the fourth century B.C. for about three hundred years before the Christian era women of Macedonian blood in the Hellenistic kingdoms established by the Successors of Alexander the Great showed a remarkable capacity for ruling in the manner of the kings of whom they were wives and daughters. They possessed "greater than the measure of women," as is said of them in ancient historians, the qualities of energy, political foresight, daring and courage which distinguished the men who took the world in their hands after Alexander's death. These women had great prestige and influence, and in some cases great political power.

This book examines the question of woman-power from the time of the early royal women in Macedonia, down to the last queen, Laodice wife of Perseus. It discusses the position of the queens of Seleucid Syria and of Ptolemaic Egypt, from the founding of those dynasties to the last Seleucid and Ptolemaic queens, whose position and power were reflected in the vassal queens of Pontus and Mauretania under the Roman Empire. ISBN 0-89005-542-4. xv + 250pp + 11 pll. Pb. $20.00

Vassal Queens and Portraits of Royal Ladies on Greek Coins. Grace H. Macurdy and L. Forrer.

Macurdy's work is a sequel to Hellenistic Queens. Vassal Queens is a story of how powerful women in the Greco-Roman world wielded authority while contending with the confines of Roman rule.

Forrer has provided a catalog of coins struck in the Greek world during the Hellenistic and Roman Colonial periods, bearing the effigies of queens of royal houses. ISBN 0-89005-543-2. 230pp + illus. of 99 coins. Pb. $25.00

Les Rapports des Grecs avec l'Egypt. M. Dominique Mallet.

In the 7th and 6th c. B.C., the relations of the Greek world with Egypt were exclusively commercial. When the Persians conquered Egypt, however, the relations became more frequent and important because the Greek city-states became concerned with the future of their trade with the valley of the Nile. Prof. Mallet has collected all the available literary, epigraphical, papyrological and archeological testimonia on the relations of the Greek world and Egypt from the conquest by Cambyses to its liberation from Persian rule by Alexander the Great. Particularly interesting is the history of the Egyptian revolutions against the Persians with Greek support, the rise of Naucratis and the history of the restoration of Pharaonic Egypt (29th and 30th dynasties). The campaigns of Chabrias and king Agesilaus are discussed in detail in a whole chapter. (In French). ISBN 0-89005-299-9. vii+ 218 pp. Hb. $30.00

Athenae Christianae. Augustus Mommsen.

Mommsen's Athenae Christianae (Christian Athens) is the primary source for the study of the Christian monuments of Athens. Originally published in 1868 and accompanied by two invaluable maps which indicate the locations of all the churches and chapels mentioned in it, this work preserved for later generations of topographers and archaeologists the names and locations of a great number of buildings that were subsequently destroyed. Reference to many of those monuments no longer in existence can be found in no other work or map of the city of Athens.

Athenae Christianae has been used as a fundamental reference by all the ancient writers and scholars who wrote about the monuments of early Christian and Byzantine Athens. Unhappily, copies have been unavailable for a long time and so are conspicuously absent from the shelves of university reference libraries. ISBN 0-89005-216-8. viii + 168pp + maps. Pb. $25.00

Asianic Elements in Greek Civilization. Sir William Ramsay.

An examination of the formative influence of Asiatic civilization on that of Greece, in all its aspects. Includes chapters on "The Iliad and the War of Troy," "The Four Ionian Tribes," "The Moon-Goddess in Anatolia," "Brother-hoods and Phratrai," "The Phrygian Dirge," and "The Law of Landownership in Western Asia." A pioneering work. ISBN 0-89005-173-9. 304pp Pb. $20.00

Athens in the Age of Alexander. Cynthia J. Schwenk.

The course of Athenian history during the fifteen or twenty years after the battle at Chaironeia was strongly influenced by the dominating spirits of two men, one of whom was ever presented the other far away. The latter, of course, is Alexander, whose departure from Europe with the major portion of Macedon's fighting strength afforded the opportunity for the Greek states to develop resistance and opposition to Macedonian control which the fiery young king, had he been present, would hardly have tolerated. The former is Lykourgos son of Lykophron, the only Athenian after Perikles who so successfully dominated his city's policies that his 12-year period of influence rightly bears his name. Furthermore, so many of the things that were accomplished or attempted during this period seem to have been initiated in conscious imitation of the Golden Age, that we are justified in calling it the Silver Age of Lykourgos.

Schwenk has provided an epigraphical sourcebook for the study of the Lykourgan Era. The work included the ninety-one laws and decrees dated to a specific year within this Era. For each inscription, which is treated chronologically, She provides the Greek text, the results of examination of the stone, an up-to-date bibliography and a commentary which includes specific problems as well as the historical context. ISBN 0-89005-437-1. xvii + 510pp Pb. $35.00

On Alexander's Track to the Indus. Sir Aurel Stein.

A discovery narrative by the legendary explorer and military expert of his findings on the northwest frontiers of India. Stein gives a graphic description of the wild frontier country traversed by Alexander the Great during his Indian campaigns tracing the history of the area and its unknown topography and monuments from Hellenistic times onwards. ISBN 0-89005-036-8. 198pp + illus. + 2 maps Pb. $25.00

Alexander the Great. 2 vols. in one. W. W. Tarn.

Volume I of this book gives a narrative in compendious form Volume II, which is the main part of the work, contains a number of special studies. The narrative in volume I consists in main of the author's chapters XII and XIII in volume VI of the Cambridge Ancient History, but the text has been carefully corrected and brought up to date. Although a considerable amount has been rewritten, making the present narrative rather longer, the author's general view of Alexander remains unchanged.

Volume II contains 25 studies. They do not claim to cover all the problems raised by the Alexander story; they only deal with matters on which the author thought he had something to say which needed saying. ISBN 0-89005-388-X. x + 166pp/xiv + 480pp Pb. $40.00

The Greeks in Bactria and India. 3rd revised ed. W. W. Tarn.

This third edition of Tarn's indispensable study of Bactrian history should appeal to a wide range of readers. It is, first of all, an unchanged reprint of the second edition (published in 1951 and reprinted in 1966 by Cambridge University Press). This will allow yet another generation of students and scholars to treasure Tarn's own engaging text and to enjoy the story of "a very great adventure". Beyond that, however, readers might wonder about the fresh discoveries and re-searches which have emerged in more recent years. The appearance of new evidence and interpretations requires an updated edition, not merely a reprint. This edition fulfills that need in the form of an "Introduction to Modern Bactrian Studies" and extensive "Bibliography of Recent Research". These additions permit new readers to improve their understanding and perhaps, as Tarn hoped, lead to further interest and progress in the field. ISBN 0-89005-524-6. 628pp Hb. $40.00

Food in Early Greece. K. F. Vickery.

The title of this study requires, perhaps, some explanation. The expression "Early Greece" refers geographically to mainland Greece, Macedonia, the Troad, Crete, and the other Aegean islands. In the almost complete absence of literary records, the study is based largely on archeological evidence, and to a lesser extent on that of language.

The original reports of all archeological research coming within the scope of the plan, and many other studies based on them, are carefully excerpted, making note of all references to the discovery of the remains of, or pictorial representations of, edible plant products and animals, wild and domestic. The facts so gathered are systematically presented: (1) what food produces were known to the peoples of the various regions of the Aegean in each period of prehistory; (2) what was the relative importance of each sort of food in the diet of those peoples; (3) to what extent food products were articles of trade and transport; and (4) how food was prepared.

This work, is intended as the first of a series of studies on food among the peoples of the ancient Mediterranean. ISBN 0-89005-339-1. 97pp Pb. $15.00

Thessaly in the Fourth Century BC. H. D. Westlake.

The author, who actually walked the plains of Thessaly, offers a first-hand account of the geographic background of the country as well as a political history of the land from the close of the Peloponnesian War to the accession of Alexander the Great. ISBN 0-89005-527-0. viii + 248pp Hb. $20.00

Hospitality in Antiquity (previously Hospitality in Early Rome). L. J. Bolchazy, revised edition.

An original and pioneering study of the step-by-step development of the law of hospitality -- an ethical concept that played an important humanizing role in antiquity and one with which the historian Livy was particularly pre-occupied. Bolchazy's thesis, resulting from comparative studies of ancient and modern primitive societies and of classical mythology and literature, is a significant contribution to the fields of ethics, history of religion, and Livian studies. ISBN 0-89005-212-3. 200pp Pb. $20.00

Egypt Under Roman Rule. J. G. Milne.

The standard reference work on the arrival of the Romans in Egypt and the development of the country into one the most important provinces of the Roman Empire. ISBN 0-89005-510-6. 331pp Hb. $35.00

A Supplement to the History of the Later Roman Empire (976-1057 AD). J. B. Bury.

This little-known work on Byzantine history from 976 to 1057 by the great medieval historian, J.B. Bury, is published for the first time as an independent volume. It is still one of the best written and reliable reference works available on the period. Included as an appendix is:

The Patriarchs of Constantinople. V. Cobham.

The only complete list of all the Patriarchs of Constantinople with pontifical dates is contained in this short work by Cobham. Names are given in both Greek and English. This work features a brief history of the Patriarchate from its earliest times until this century. Combined with Bury's Supplement to the History of the Later Roman Empire in one volume, both source works are a valuable addition to every library of Byzantine and early Christian history. ISBN 0-89005-028-7. 254pp Pb. $20.00

Helena: Empress and Saint. Hans A. Pohlsander.

This is an investigation into the reality and myth surrounding the life of the Emperor Constantine's mother, St. Helena (covering a span of 1600 years). The work is the culmination of the author's lifelong research. Many of sites and artifacts mentioned in the book have received the author's personal scrutiny. Copiously cited and illustrated. ISBN 0-89005-562-9. 500pp + illus. Hb. $40.00

 


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