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CLASSICAL STUDIES TITLE CATALOG

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CONTENTS FEATURED TITLES

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A TIMELINE OF WESTERN DRAMA Scripts from the Classic Period to the 21st Century Alan D. Ernstein and R. Andrew White

© 2018 This text presents plays ranging from ancient to contemporary. Each play not only tells a story, but offers a glimpse into its historic period. Students explore the work of Sophocles, Christopher Marlowe, and William Shakespeare, among others. The book is designed for introductory courses in theatre and drama.

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MYTHS FOR ALL TIME Selected Greek Stories Retold Patrick Hunt

© 2018

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In this book, author Patrick Hunt retells twelve of the most well-known Greek myths, ranging from Midas’ golden touch to the dreaded opening of Pandora’s Box, bringing to life ancient stories of old.

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PERSPECTIVES ON HUMANITY IN THE FINE ARTS Gary Towne

Š 2018

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This text takes a historical approach to western art and helps readers envision times and places by studying their unique forms of artistic expression. Areas covered include prehistory, the Byzantine Empire, Gothic, Renaissance, baroque, neoclassical, and others. Rooted in the idea that collective arts are expressions of unique cultures, this book is intended for survey courses that cover the fine arts for nonmajors.

THE EARLY CHURCH HISTORIANS The Works of Eusebius, Socrates, and Evagrius David Miano

Š 2018 This text introduces readers to English translations of what may be the three most important histories of the early Church: those of Eusebius Pamphilus of Caesarea, Socrates Scholasticus of Constantinople, and Evagrius Scholasticus of Antioch. The book includes explanatory footnotes, maps, and a glossary of important names and terms to provide important background information and enhance comprehension.

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DESCENDANTS OF TROY READINGS IN THE HUMANITIES Sergio La Porta © 2016 REQUEST a Review Copy

As an introduction to the classics, this anthology is both challenging and accessible. It provides a unique introduction to major texts of Western literature from classical antiquity to the Middle Ages. The readings are used to explore the costs of war, the function of memory, and the quest for self-knowledge.

THE CLASSICAL FOUNDATION

ANCIENT WESTERN PRIMARY SOURCES THAT SHAPED OUR CULTURE David Lincoln © 2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text introduces students to the western tradition through quality recent translations of primary sources. The contemporary language of the translations makes the classical works relatable. It pairs these with later western sources to show how the Classical Age relates to the Early Modern and Modern Ages.

THE AMERICAN FOUNDERS AND THE CLASSICS Justin DePlato © 2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text analyzes theories of democracy from America’s founders and connects them with the ideas of classical and Renaissance political philosophy. It explores classical thinkers from Ancient Greece, political writing from the Enlightenment, and America’s founders. The anthology includes the entirety of all original documents paired with commentary, analysis, and imagery to enhance both interest and comprehension.

WINDOWS INTO WESTERN CIVILIZATION DOCUMENTS AND ESSAYS

Ginger Lee Smoak © 2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

Windows into Western Civilization combines primary sources with supporting secondary material to create a window into pre-modern Western civilizations. Works by Thucydides, Suetonius, Boccaccio, and others are paired with outstanding pieces of modern scholarship to give students a well-rounded understanding of past events.

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THE IMPACT OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION ON WORLD HISTORY Scott Parkinson © 2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

The Impact of Western Civilization on World History is a succinct outline of Western history and its affect on the world from the time of the ancient Greeks and Romans to the present. Specific topics include Western Christendom, empire building, the Russian Revolution, and the role of the West in a globalized world.

THE BIBLE IN CONTEXT Paul Mirecki © 2015 REQUEST a Review Copy

An anthology of 142 important political and religious writings from the ancient Mediterranean and Near East, these works provide historical, political, cultural and religious context for the writings in the Bible, and help students better understand the time and the world that produced the biblical texts. The carefully selected readings represent literary genres that complement those in the Bible.

IDEAS IN THE MAKING

A SOURCEBOOK FOR WORLD INTELLECTUAL HISTORY TO 1300 David Miano © 2014 REQUEST a Review Copy

The selected readings explore questions of ethics, morality, justice, community, political philosophy, and the understanding of self and humanity. Examining the way the ancients approached these issues gives students a sense of how thoughts trigger events, and teaches them that there have been, and continue to be, many different ways to look at an issue.

MYTH AND ART IN EKPHRASIS Patrick Hunt © 2013 REQUEST a Review Copy

Whether ancient or modern in its applications, Ekphrasis is an ancient Greek word that essentially has to do with literary versions inspiring visual artistic versions, or vice versa. Visual literacy can be as important as verbal literacy, and tracing these symbiotic influences and looking at their backgrounds are some of the primary foci of Myth and Art in Ekphrasis.

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WRITTEN TEXTS FROM THE EARLIEST CIVILIZATIONS Joseph W. Ball and Jennifer T. Taschek © 2013 REQUEST a Review Copy

This volume provides a sampling of original readings drawn from the earliest civilizations or their firsthand observers from throughout the ancient Old World. It is intended to give the student a sense of how ancient peoples actually saw and thought about themselves and their world to complement the interpretations of their lifeways created by archaeologists and art historians.

75 CLASSICAL MYTHS CONDENSED FROM THEIR PRIMARY SOURCES David Mulroy © 2012 REQUEST a Review Copy

This text provides condensed versions of the essential myths and legends of the Greeks and Romans, as told by their primary sources. The streamlined stories, which retain much of the drama, irony, and pathos of the originals, include Homeric epics, Greek tragedies, Vergil’s Aeneid, and more.

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