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Ancient Greek History and Contemporary Social Science

Ancient Greek History and Contemporary Social Science

Mirko Canevaro, Andrew Erskine, Benjamin Gray, and Josiah Ober (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474421775
eISBN:
9781474449519
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474421775.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

Social scientists and political theorists have recently come to realize the potential importance of the classical Greek world and its legacy for testing social theories. Meanwhile, some Hellenists ... More

Sasanian PersiaBetween Rome and the Steppes of Eurasia

Sasanian Persia: Between Rome and the Steppes of Eurasia

Eberhard Sauer (ed.)

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781474401012
eISBN:
9781474435277
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474401012.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The Sasanian Empire (third-seventh centuries) was one of the largest empires of antiquity, stretching from Mesopotamia to modern Pakistan and from Central Asia to the Arabian Peninsula. This ... More

Semiramis' LegacyThe History of Persia According to Diodorus of Sicily

Semiramis' Legacy: The History of Persia According to Diodorus of Sicily

Jan Stronk

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474414258
eISBN:
9781474430975
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474414258.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

In Semiramis’ Legacy, the history of Persia (in its widest sense) is followed as it has been described by the Greek author Diodorus of Sicily (first century bc) as a part of his Historical Library. ... More

STARZ SpartacusReimagining an Icon on Screen

STARZ Spartacus: Reimagining an Icon on Screen

Antony Augoustakis and Monica Cyrino (eds)

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781474407847
eISBN:
9781474430982
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474407847.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, World History: BCE to 500CE

The figure of Spartacus often serves as an icon of resistance against oppression in modern political movements, while his legend has inspired numerous receptions over the centuries in many different ... More

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