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Book Review: A History Of The Hellenistic World

A History Of The Hellenistic World, 323-30 BC, by R. Malcolm Errington One of the more lamentable aspects of reading a history like this is knowing that while the historian responsible for this work is surely competent at what he … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Hellenistic Age: A Short History

The Hellenistic Age: A Short History, by Peter Green This is a book whose existence is a case of recognized irony. The Hellenistic Age became notorious for the proliferation of short extract histories whose ease of reading kept many larger … Continue reading

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Book Review: The First Philosophers: The Presocratics And The Sophists

The First Philosophers: The Presocratics And The Sophists, a new translation by Robin Waterfield To call this book a translation is a bit misleading. To be sure, there are translations to be found here. But the general gist of a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Greek Warriors

Greek Warriors: Hoplites and Heroes, by Carolyn Willekes This book was not what I expected at all. The book’s title promises a strong interest in hoplite warfare, but the end result of the book is more a narrative history of … Continue reading

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Book Review: Great Battles Of The Hellenistic World

Great Battles of the Hellenistic World, by Joseph Pietrykowski One of the more consistent aspects of the Hellenistic World was the continual fighting that took place between the various successor states to Alexander the Great. Some empires bring periods of … Continue reading

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The Ancient City

The Ancient City: A Study Of The Religion, Laws, And Institutions Of Greece And Rome, by Numa Denis Fustel De Coulanges There are several essential problems that make this book a less successful study of ancient Greek and Roman culture … Continue reading

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Book Review: Ancient Slavery And Modern Ideology

Ancient Slavery and Modern Ideology, by M.I. Finley While this book does contain a lot of information about both ancient slavery and modern ideology, it regrettably contains more information than one would want about the latter and not as much … Continue reading

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Cyprus: A Case Study On The Problems Of Trust

According to the UNDP, solid majorities of both Greek and Turkish Cypriots do not believe that the other side is willing to make the compromises that would be necessary for both to live in the same country in peace.  As … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Aegean Bronze Age

The Aegean Bronze Age, by Oliver Dickinson It should be noted at the outset that I greatly prefer the historical approach to the archaeological approach when it comes to providing insight on the past.  To be sure, I have a … Continue reading

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Book Review: Early Greece: The Bronze And Archaic Ages

Early Greece:  The Bronze And Archaic Ages, by M. I. Finley This particular book is an interesting one, and it sets out a goal that is simultaneously modest and ambitious and manages to succeed with it.  That goal, of course, … Continue reading

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