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The Province of Achaea in the Second Century CE The Past Present

The Province of Achaea in the Second Century CE: The Past Present

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Anna Kouremenos
February 25, 2022

The Province of Achaea in the 2nd Century CE explores the conception and utilization of the Greek past in the Roman province of Achaea in the 2nd century CE, and the reception of the artistic, cultural, and intellectual outputs of this century in later periods. Achaea, often defined by ...

Aristotle and the Animals The Logos of Life Itself

Aristotle and the Animals: The Logos of Life Itself

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Claudia Zatta
December 31, 2021

With a novel approach to Aristotle’s zoology, this study looks at animals as creatures of nature (physis) and reveals a scientific discourse that, in response to his predecessors, exiles logos as reason and pursues the logos intrinsic to animals’ bodies empowering them to sense the world and live. ...

Married Life in Greco-Roman Antiquity

Married Life in Greco-Roman Antiquity

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edited By Claude-Emmanuelle Centlivres Challet
November 30, 2021

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

Thornton Wilder, Classical Reception, and American Literature

Thornton Wilder, Classical Reception, and American Literature

1st Edition

Forthcoming

By Stephen J. Rojcewicz, Jr.
November 26, 2021

This book delineates how Thornton Wilder (1897–1975), a learned playwright and novelist, embeds himself within the classical tradition, integrating Greek and Roman motifs with a wide range of sources to produce heart-breaking masterpieces such as Our Town and comedy sensations such as Dolly Levi. ...

Ancient History from Below Subaltern Experiences and Actions in Context

Ancient History from Below: Subaltern Experiences and Actions in Context

1st Edition

Edited By Cyril Courrier, Julio Cesar Magalhães de Oliveira
September 30, 2021

If ancient history is particularly susceptible to a top-down approach, due to the nature of our evidence and its traditional exploitation by modern scholars, another ancient history—‘from below’—is actually possible. This volume examines the possibilities and challenges involved in writing it. ...

Ideal Themes in the Greek and Roman Novel

Ideal Themes in the Greek and Roman Novel

1st Edition

By Jean Alvares
September 30, 2021

This book explores the areas in which novels such as Chariton’s Callirhoe and Heliodorus’s Aithiopika are ideal beyond the ideal love relationship and considers how concepts of the ideal connect to archetypal and literary patterns as well as reflecting contemporary ideological and cultural elements...

Travel, Geography, and Empire in Latin Poetry

Travel, Geography, and Empire in Latin Poetry

1st Edition

Edited By Micah Young Myers, Erika Zimmermann Damer
September 30, 2021

This volume considers representations of space and movement in sources ranging from Roman comedy to late antique verse, exploring how poetry in the Roman world is fundamentally shaped by its relationship to travel within the geography of Rome’s far-reaching empire. The volume surveys Roman poetics ...

Holders of Extraordinary imperium under Augustus and Tiberius A Study into the Beginnings of the Principate

Holders of Extraordinary imperium under Augustus and Tiberius: A Study into the Beginnings of the Principate

1st Edition

By Paweł Sawiński
July 29, 2021

This volume focuses on special military and diplomatic missions in various provinces of the Empire that Augustus and Tiberius entrusted to selected members of the domus Augusta, granting them special prerogatives (imperia extraordinaria). Sawiński compares and analyses various primary and ...

Divination and Knowledge in Greco-Roman Antiquity

Divination and Knowledge in Greco-Roman Antiquity

1st Edition

Edited By Crystal Addey
July 16, 2021

Addressing the close connections between ancient divination and knowledge, this volume offers an interlinked and detailed set of case studies which examine the epistemic value and significance of divination in ancient Greek and Roman cultures. Focusing on diverse types of divination, including ...

Antonio Gramsci and the Ancient World

Antonio Gramsci and the Ancient World

1st Edition

Edited By Emilio Zucchetti, Anna Maria Cimino
June 15, 2021

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

1st Edition

Edited By Filip Doroszewski, Dariusz Karłowicz
May 31, 2021

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 ...

Monsters in Greek Literature Aberrant Bodies in Ancient Greek Cosmogony, Ethnography, and Biology

Monsters in Greek Literature: Aberrant Bodies in Ancient Greek Cosmogony, Ethnography, and Biology

1st Edition

By Fiona Mitchell
May 31, 2021

Monsters in Greek literature are often thought of as creatures which exist in mythological narratives, however, as this book shows, they appear in a much broader range of ancient sources and are used in creation narratives, ethnographic texts, and biology to explore the limits of the human ...

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