These books introduce students to the broad areas of study within classics and ancient history. At a time when many students may come to a subject with minimal background information, perhaps as part of a modular course, the books offer a guide to the heart of the chosen topic. The authors, all of whom take an individual approach to their subject:
* demonstrate the importance and interest of the subject
* offer a map of the terrain and its boundaries
* develop case studies in how to understand it
* provide bibliographic and other guidance for students wishing to delve more deeply.
By Eva Rystedt
August 12, 2022
This book provides an enquiry into the distinguishing traits of Greek and Roman figural imagery. A detailed analysis of a wide range of material conveys an understanding of the figural imagery of classical antiquity as a whole, counterbalancing studies conducted on single genres. Through in-depth ...
By Robert Wardy
February 15, 2006
This lively and original guidebook offers an invitation to the study of Greek philosophy and signposts to lead the student deeper. The reader is drawn in to the questions the philosophers posed. Doing Greek Philosophy conveys a vital sense of the dynamism and continuity in the Greek philosophical ...
By Mark Humphries
May 12, 2006
Examining sources and case studies, this book explores early Christianity, how it was studied, how it is studied now, and how Judaeo-Christian values came to form the ideological bedrock of modern western culture. Looking at the diverse source materials available, from the earliest New Testament ...
By Susan Treggiari
December 14, 2001
This lively and original guidebook is the first to show students new to the subject exactly what Roman social history involves, and how they can study it for themselves.After presenting a short history of the development and current position of the discipline, the author discusses the kinds of ...