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Body Behaviour and Identity Construction in Ancient Greek and Roman Literature

Body Behaviour and Identity Construction in Ancient Greek and Roman Literature

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By Andreas Serafim
October 07, 2024

This book offers the first systematic, up-to-date, cross-cultural, and detailed study of “semi-volitional bodily behaviour” (sneezing, spitting, coughing, burping, vomiting, defecating, etc.) in the classical world. Examining verse and prose texts, fragments, and scholia from the age of Homer to ...

Generic Enrichment in Plutarch’s Lives

Generic Enrichment in Plutarch’s Lives

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Edited By Chrysanthos S. Chrysanthou, Timothy Duff
September 16, 2024

This volume addresses the important literary phenomenon of ‘generic enrichment’ in Plutarch’s Parallel Lives, examining the ways in which features of other genres are deployed and incorporated in Plutarch’s biographies and the effects of this on the texts themselves and readers’ responses to them. ...

Poetics and Religion in Pindar Ambits of Performance and Cult

Poetics and Religion in Pindar: Ambits of Performance and Cult

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By Agis Marinis
August 13, 2024

This book delves into the intricate and, as argued, essential relationship between poetics and religion in Pindar. It explores how performance, cult, and religious attitudes intersect, offering readers a nuanced approach to Pindaric poetry concerning the relationship between mortals and the divine....

Visions of the Future in Roman Frontier Kingdoms 100BCE - 100CE

Visions of the Future in Roman Frontier Kingdoms 100BCE - 100CE

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By Richard Teverson
August 12, 2024

This is the first book-length exploration of the ways art from the edges of the Roman Empire represented the future, examining visual representations of time and the role of artwork in Roman imperial systems. This book focuses on four kingdoms from across the empire: Cottius’s alpine kingdom in the...

Time and Chronology in Creation Narratives

Time and Chronology in Creation Narratives

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Edited By Silvie Kilgallon, Fiona Mitchell
August 06, 2024

This book explores the ways in which the origins of time, of the gods, and processes associated with time were conceptualised in antiquity, examining a variety of ancient sources from across the ancient world and addressing issues surrounding the sources themselves. Time is a key framework through ...

Exploring the Mid-Republican Origins of Roman Military Administration With Stylus and Spear

Exploring the Mid-Republican Origins of Roman Military Administration: With Stylus and Spear

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By Elizabeth H. Pearson
May 27, 2024

This volume demonstrates the development of Roman military bureaucracy during the Middle Republic, expanding on recent research to examine these administrative systems that made possible Rome’s expansion in this period. Bringing together literary works, epigraphy, archaeology, topography and ...

Poverty in Ancient Greece and Rome Realities and Discourses

Poverty in Ancient Greece and Rome: Realities and Discourses

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Edited By Filippo Carlà-Uhink, Lucia Cecchet, Carlos Machado
May 27, 2024

This volume presents an innovative picture of the ancient Mediterranean world. Approaching poverty as a multifaceted condition, it examines how different groups were affected by the lack of access to symbolic, cultural and social – as well as economic – capital. Collecting a wide range of studies ...

The Pharos Lighthouse In Alexandria Second Sun and Seventh Wonder of Antiquity

The Pharos Lighthouse In Alexandria: Second Sun and Seventh Wonder of Antiquity

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By Andrew Michael Chugg
March 07, 2024

This comprehensive and insightful book brings scientific rigor to the problems of reconstructing the Pharos Lighthouse, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and understanding how it functioned as the archetypal lighthouse in antiquity, when it was described as a “second Sun”. Conceived by...

Antonio Gramsci and the Ancient World

Antonio Gramsci and the Ancient World

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Edited By Emilio Zucchetti, Anna Maria Cimino
January 29, 2024

Antonio Gramsci and the Ancient World explores the relationship between the work of the Italian Marxist thinker Antonio Gramsci and the study of classical antiquity. The collection of essays engages with Greek and Roman history, literature, society, and culture, offering a range of perspectives ...

Dionysus and Politics Constructing Authority in the Graeco-Roman World

Dionysus and Politics: Constructing Authority in the Graeco-Roman World

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Edited By Filip Doroszewski, Dariusz Karłowicz
January 29, 2024

This volume presents an essential but underestimated role that Dionysus played in Greek and Roman political thought. Written by an interdisciplinary team of scholars, the volume covers the period from archaic Greece to the late Roman Empire. The reader can observe how ideas and political themes ...

Making and Unmaking Ancient Memory

Making and Unmaking Ancient Memory

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Edited By Martine De Marre, Rajiv Bhola
January 29, 2024

Making and Unmaking Ancient Memory explores the way in which ancient Greeks and Romans represented their past, and in turn how modern literature and scholarship has approached the reception and transmission of some aspects of ancient culture. The contributions, organised into three sections – ...

Married Life in Greco-Roman Antiquity

Married Life in Greco-Roman Antiquity

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Edited By Claude-Emmanuelle Centlivres Challet
January 29, 2024

Beyond the institution of marriage, its norms, and rules, what was life like for married couples in Greco-Roman antiquity? This volume explores a wide range of sources over seven centuries to uncover possible answers to this question. On tombstones, curse or oracular tablets, in contracts, ...

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