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The books selected for our 'We Recommend' section are chosen by our expert booksellers without any external interference. They are titles that we genuinely believe will be of most interest to people serious about Classics and Ancient History.
ISBN: 9781849164771 - The Landmark Xenophon's HellenikaThe Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika

Quercus Publishing Plc
£35.00
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The maps are comprehensive and clear. The black and white illustrations complement the text, and the annotations are helpful without being intrusive. Most importantly, Marincola's recent translation is solid, accessible, and faithful to the Greek. All in all, a superb way to experience Xenophon for all levels of reader.  
ISBN: 9780715636688 - The Myth of PaganismThe Myth of Paganism
Robert Shorrock
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
£19.99
£19.99
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Robert Shorrock makes a welcome contribution to late antique scholarship, arguing the case for a reassessment of traditional views on pagan culture. This long-awaited book will encourage readers to reassess their views on the relationship between established religious practices in the Roman Empire and the new Christian faith.  
ISBN: 9780199573929 - Dividing the SpoilsDividing the Spoils
Robin Waterfield
Oxford University Press
£29.99
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Alexander died in Babylon as conqueror of all lands and peoples from Greece to India. Within half a century of his death this vast empire was lost, broken up in the fighting between heirs and pretenders. In this book Waterfield tells the story of that tumultuous period, the outcomes of which endure as Alexander's true legacy.  
ISBN: 9780521763653 - The Aurelian Wall and the Refashioning of Imperial Rome, AD 271-855The Aurelian Wall and the Refashioning of Imperial Rome, AD 271-855
Hendrik W. Dey
Cambridge University Press
£71.00
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Hendrik Dey's latest publication is an account (long-overdue in Roman scholarship) of the physical, psychological, and spiritual effects of The Aurelian Wall on the inhabitants of Rome, spanning six centuries. How and why the wall came to shape Rome - literally, and symbolically - is the question which drives the work.  
ISBN: 9780199600519 - The Wars of the RomansThe Wars of the Romans
Alberico Gentili
Oxford University Press
£84.00
£84.00
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The key question of international law - what makes a war legal, and who decides - is as relevant today as it has ever been. How appropriate then that Alberico Gentili's seminal 'De armis Romanis' is finally available in English. This dual-language, critical edition enrichens and extends the literature pertaining to Roman imperialism and its enduring influence. **Special Blackwell price, £70.00  
ISBN: 9780199554188 - Musa PedestrisMusa Pedestris
Llewelyn Morgan
Oxford University Press
£87.00
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Metre is playing less and less of a part in literary criticism of ancient poetry. However, Llewelyn Morgan, University Lecturer in Classical Language and Literature at Oxford University, argues that metre was central to Roman literature and should be restored to its proper position in interpretation of that poetry. He offers an accessible account of some of the most common metres and explains how the poets can exploit them to support, supplement, and drive the meaning of the poems they carry. Special Blackwell Price £65.00  
ISBN: 9780199592074 - Athenian Myths and FestivalsAthenian Myths and Festivals
Christiane Sourvinou-Inwood
Oxford University Press
£92.00
£92.00
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Sourvinou-Inwood focusses her renowned erudition and attention-to-detail on a few Athenian festivals and their myth cults, and in the process explores and illuminates the wider mythology of early Athens. **Blackwell's Special Price £70.00**  
ISBN: 9780199595167 - Rome's Imperial EconomyRome's Imperial Economy
W. V. Harris
Oxford University Press
£93.00
£93.00
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Twelve essays by W. V. Harris provide an eminent scholar's conclusions on hotly-debated issues concerning the Roman economy. Suitable for Roman historians, economic historians and archaeologists, the book covers the whole Roman Empire rather than just Rome itself. **Blackwell's Special Price £75.00**  
ISBN: 9780521535014 - Slavery in the Roman WorldSlavery in the Roman World
Sandra R. Joshel
Cambridge University Press
£17.99
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A comprehensive overview of slaves in the Roman world that will be ideal for undergraduates. Sandra Joshel illustrates the pervasive influence of slavery across Roman society.  
ISBN: 9780199563814 - Xenophon's Mirror of PrincesXenophon's Mirror of Princes
Vivienne J. Gray
Oxford University Press
£92.00
£92.00
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A detailed look at how Xenophon tended to portray leadership. Gray examines Xenophon's narrative techniques and allusions to his forebears, as well as his use of irony.  
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