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The Spartans: A Very Short Introduction


Andrew J. Bayliss

26 May 2022

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Famous throughout history for their doomed stand at Thermopylae, and immortalised by contemporary Athenian writers who viewed them as the exotic other, the Spartans, and their brutality and bravery, both fascinate and appal us. Andrew Bayliss reveals the best and the worst of this harsh society, separating myth from reality.

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Estate Management and Symposium


Xenophon, Emily Baragwanath, Anthony Verity

28 April 2022

Oxford World's Classics

Xenophon recounted several Socratic dialogues which included his Symposium and Oeconomicus and both are concerned with Athenian private life. They are literary creations that reveal Xenophon as a skilled literary artist, an innovative thinker, and far from merely reflecting the conventional thinking of the world around him.

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Zenobia: Shooting Star of Palmyra


Nathanael Andrade

22 October 2021

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The Classical Art of Command: Eight Greek Generals Who Shaped the History of Warfare


Joseph Roisman

12 October 2021

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Ancient Greek Athletics: Primary Sources in Translation


Charles H. Stocking, Susan A. Stephens

25 August 2021

This work presents a collection of texts in translation on ancient athletics in Greek and Roman history, including a wide range of topics from the Olympics to ancient conceptions of health and wellness.

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Socrates: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition


C.C.W. Taylor

22 August 2019

Very Short Introductions

Christopher Taylor introduces the life and philosophy of Socrates, whose work has played a central role in shaping Western philosophical thinking for centuries. Examining what we can deduce about Socrates from the writings of his contemporaries (as he himself left none), Taylor traces the reception and influence of his thought to the modern day.

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The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction


Peter Thonemann

22 February 2018

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The three centuries following the conquests of Alexander were perhaps the most thrilling of all periods of ancient history. Culture, ideas, and individuals travelled freely over vast areas from the Rhone to the Indus, whilst dynasts battled for dominion over Alexander's great empire. Thonemann presents a brief history of this globalized world.

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The Trojan War: A Very Short Introduction


Eric H. Cline

30 May 2013

Very Short Introductions

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Greek Lives


Plutarch, Robin Waterfield, Philip A. Stadter

14 August 2008

Oxford World's Classics

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