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Alexander of Macedon 356-323 B. C.: A Historical Biography
by Peter Green
Listed under Alexander the Great

Eleusis
by Karl Kerenyi, et al
(Paperback -- August 12, 1991)

The Olympian and Pythian Odes (Greek Texts and Commentaries)
by Pindar
Listed under Ancient Olympics

The Peloponnesian War
by Donald Kagan
Listed under Greek Wars

The Genealogy of Greek Mythology: An Illustrated Family Tree Greek Myth from the First Gods to the Founders of Rome
by Vanessa James
Listed under Greek & Roman Mythology

Plutarch's Lives (Modern Library Classics)
by Plutarch, et al
(Paperback -- April 10, )

The Rise and Fall of Athens: Nine Greek Lives
by Plutarch, Ian Scott-Kilvert (Translator)
(Paperback -- September 1960)
 

Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter
Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter
by Thomas Cahill
Book Description: In the fourth volume of the acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill brings his characteristic wit and style to a fascinating tour of ancient Greece. 
The Greeks invented everything from Western warfare to mystical prayer, from logic to statecraft. Many of their achievements, particularly in art and philosophy, are widely celebrated; other important innovations and accomplishments, however, are unknown or underappreciated. In Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, Thomas Cahill explores the legacy, good and bad, of the ancient Greeks. From the origins of Greek culture in the migrations of armed Indo-European tribes into Attica and the Peloponnesian peninsula, to the formation of the city-states, to the birth of Western literature, poetry, drama, philosophy, art, and architecture, Cahill makes the distant past relevant to the present. 
Greek society is one of the two primeval influences on the Western world: While Jews gave us our value system, the Greeks set the foundation and framework for our intellectual lives. They are responsible for our vocabulary, our logic, and our entire system of categorization. They provided the intellectual tools we bring to bear on problems in philosophy, mathematics, medicine, physics, and the other sciences. Their modes of thinking, considered in classical times to be the pinnacle of human achievement, are largely responsible for the shape that the Christian religion took. But, as Cahill points out, the Greeks left a less appealing bequest as well. They created Western militarism and, in making the warrior the ultimate ideal, perpetrated the assumption that only males could be entrusted with the duties of citizenship. The consequences of their exclusion of women from the political sphere and the social segregation of the sexes continue to reverberate today. Full of surprising, often controversial, insights, Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea is a remarkable intellectual adventure—conducted by the most companionable guide imaginable. Cahill’s knowledge of his sources is so intimate that he has made his own fresh translations of the Greek lyric poets for this volume.
Hardcover from Doubleday
28 October, 2003
 
The Spartans: The World of the Warrior-Heroes of Ancient Greece, from Utopia to Crisis and Collapse
by Paul Cartledge
Hardcover from Overlook Press
 
The Art of Horsemanship
by Xenophon, Morris H. Morgan (Translator)
(Paperback -- August )

Who Killed Homer?: The Demise of Classical Education and the Recovery of Greek Wisdom
by Victor Davis Hanson, John Heath
(Paperback -- April )

Greek Art : Socrates to Sulla from the Peloponnesian Wars to the Rise of Julius Caesar (Art of Antiquity, Vol 2, Part 2)
by Cornelius Vermeule
(Paperback - June 1980)
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The Search for Ancient Greece
by Francoise Etienne and Rolan Etienne, translated by Anthony Zielonka

The Ancient Greeks
by Moses I. Finley.

Ancient Greece: A Concise History
by Peter Green

Atlas of the Greek World
by Peter Levi

The Birth of Greece
by Pierre Leveque, translated by Anthony Zielonka

Piety and Politics
by Dale Launderville

Rethinking Mycenaean Palaces: New Interpretations of an Old Idea
by Michael L. Galaty and William A. Parkinson.
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Lysimachus: A Study in Early Hellenistic Kingship
by Helen S. Lund
Although short-lived, Lysimachus' Hellespontine empire foreshadowed those of Pergamum and Byzantium. Helen Lund sets Lysimachus' actions against the background of the early Hellenistic world. Lund compares and contrasts Lysimachus' practice in warfare, kingship and government with that of his contemporaries, predecessors and successors in order to view his achievements in the context of a continuum of imperial rule in Asia Minor. Lund also places evidence for Lysimachus' rule in its literary, political and social context.
Library Binding: 304 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.25 x 8.75 x 5.50
Publisher: Routledge; ; (October 1992)
ISBN: 0415070619

King Agis of Sparta and His Campaign in Arkadia in 418 B.C.
by William J. Woodhouse

The Greek Kingdom of Bactria: From Alexander to Eurcratides the Great
by H. Sidky
 

The Landmark Thucydides: A Comprehensive Guide to the Peloponnesian War
by Robert B. Strassler, Victor Davis Hanson
Paperback from Free Press
 
Thermopylae: The Battle for the West
by Ernle Bradford
Listed under Greek Wars
 
The Oxford Companion to Classical Civilization
by Simon Hornblower, Antony Spawforth, Simon Spawforth
Hardcover from Oxford University Press
 

Handbook of Ancient Greek and Roman Coins
by Zander H. Klawans, Ken Bressett
Listed under Ancient Coins

The Ancient Olympic Games
Judith Swaddling
Listed under Ancient Olympics

Cities of Alexander the Great
by P. M. Fraser
Book Description Alexandria in Egypt is just one of many "Alexandrias"--ancient cities traditionally thought of as having been founded by Alexander the Great. In this book, one of the world's leading experts on the period unravels this fascinating tradition, explaining how it originated in a tendentious political pamphlet of the third century BC, which in turn originated in Ptolemaic Alexandria in the context of the development of the earliest version of the Alexander Romance. His work will force historians to alter radically their overall assessment of Alexander's achievement, arguing that he founded far fewer cities than usually supposed.
Hardcover: ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.85 x 8.74 x 5.66
Publisher: Clarendon Pr; (March )
ISBN: 0198150067

Handbook To Life In Ancient Greece
by Lesley Adkins
Book Description This handy reference provides comprehensive access to over three millennia of ancient Greek history and archaeology, from the beginning of the Minoan civilization to the fall of the Greek states to the Romans by 30 BC. Clear, authoritative, and highly organized, the Handbook to Life in Ancient Greece provides an engaging look at a civilization that once stretched from what is now modern Greece, to Spain, India, and beyond; a civilization that has had an enormous and lasting influence on the...

Herodotus: The Histories (Penguin Classics)
by Herodotus, et al
Since the release of the film version of Michael Ondaatje's The English Patient, there has been renewed interest in the Histories of Herodotus--the book the dying patient treasures so much. 

The writings of Herodotus are the ground zero of Western history. He lived during the fifth century B.C.E, and his Histories chronicle the events of the Persian Wars, which were within living memory when he wrote. He was the first writer to examine real, rather than mythical history, and although his work lacks the rigor of later histories, it has a breathtaking scope. Herodotus is a wonderful storyteller, and in recalling the wars with Persian invaders, he ranges across the ancient world, mixing politics with natural history and anthropology. These are traveler's tales, and a great deal of their appeal to a modern audience lies in the way Herodotus describes the cultures that influence his story. The societies of Scythians, Arabs, and Egyptians are depicted in detail, from their political structures to their dining habits. Herodotus created a sense of history for his people, and he gives us a picture of a distant past that reminds us of the vast continuum of civilization. Amazon.com
Paperback: 622 pages
Penguin USA (Paper); ISBN: 0140446389; Reprint edition

The Campaigns of Alexander
by Arrian, Flavius Arrianus, Aubrey De Selincourt
Listed under Greek Wars

The Wars of the Ancient Greeks
by Victor Davis Hanson
Listed under Greek Wars
 

The History: Herodotus
by Herodotus, David Grene
Paperback from University of Chicago Press (Trd)
1988
 
The Greek World After Alexander: 323-30 BC
by Graham Shipley
Library Binding from Routledge

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Pericles Of Athens And The Birth Of Democracy
by Donald Kagan
Paperback from Free Press
 
Xenophon: Anabasis (Loeb Classical Library, 90)
by Xenophon, Carleton L. Brownson, John Dillery
Hardcover from Harvard Univ Pr
 

The Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Greece
by Robert Morkot
This well-illustrated volume is just the thing to have on hand while working your way through the pages of Xenophon, Herodotus, and Thucydides. Robert Morkot traces the growth of Greece from a series of often conflicting city-states, each with its own colonial outposts as far from home as Spain and Tunisia, to loosely knit alliances that waged huge conflicts against the Persian empire--and, as in the case of the Peloponnesian War, against each other. The pages devoted to Alexander the Great, which show how the Greek empire came to extend from southern Egypt to the gates of China are particularly interesting. Amazon.com
Paperback: 144 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 0.46 x 9.66 x 7.20
Penguin USA (Paper); ISBN: 0140513353;
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