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Latin Poetry and Its Reception Essays for Susanna Braund

Latin Poetry and Its Reception: Essays for Susanna Braund

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C. W. Marshall
March 23, 2021

This volume offers 18 new studies reflecting the latest scholarship on Latin verse, explored both in its original context and in subsequent contexts as it has been translated and re-imagined. All chapters reflect the wide research interests of Prof. Susanna Braund, to whom the volume is dedicated. ...

Roman Masculinity and Politics from Republic to Empire

Roman Masculinity and Politics from Republic to Empire

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Charles Goldberg
December 31, 2020

This volume explores the role that republican political participation played in forging elite Roman masculinity. It situates familiarly "manly" traits like militarism, aggressive sexuality, and the pursuit of power within a political system based on power sharing and cooperation.   In deliberations...

Illiterate Geography in Classical Athens and Rome

Illiterate Geography in Classical Athens and Rome

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Daniela Dueck
November 27, 2020

This study is devoted to the channels through which geographic knowledge circulated in classical societies outside of textual transmission. It explores understanding of geography among the non-elites, as opposed to scholarly and scientific geography solely in written form which was the province of ...

Religious Discourse in Attic Oratory and Politics

Religious Discourse in Attic Oratory and Politics

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Andreas Serafim
October 30, 2020

The book offers a critical investigation of a wide range of features of religious discourse in the transmitted forensic, symbouleutic and epideictic orations of the Ten Attic Orators, a body of 151 speeches which represents the mature flourishing of the ancient art of public speaking and persuasion...

Epigraphic Culture in the Eastern Mediterranean in Antiquity

Epigraphic Culture in the Eastern Mediterranean in Antiquity

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Krzysztof Nawotka
September 22, 2020

This book investigates the epigraphic habit of the Eastern Mediterranean in antiquity, from the inception of alphabetic writing to the seventh c. CE, aiming to identify whether there was one universal epigraphic culture in this area or a number of discrete epigraphic cultures. Chapters examine ...

Greek and Roman Military Manuals Genre and History

Greek and Roman Military Manuals: Genre and History

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James T. Chlup, Conor Whately
September 08, 2020

This volume explores the enigmatic primary source known as the ancient military manual. In particular, the volume explores the extent to which these diverse texts constitute a genre (sometimes unsatisfactorily classified as ‘technical literature’), and the degree to which they reflect the practice ...

Text and Intertext in Greek Epic and Drama Essays in Honor of Margalit Finkelberg

Text and Intertext in Greek Epic and Drama: Essays in Honor of Margalit Finkelberg

1st Edition

Jonathan J. Price, Rachel Zelnick-Abramovitz
August 12, 2020

This collection presents 19 interconnected studies on the language, history, exegesis, and cultural setting of Greek epic and dramatic poetic texts ("Text") and their afterlives ("Intertext") in Antiquity. Spanning texts from Hittite archives to Homer to Greek tragedy and comedy to Vergil to ...

Proclus and the Chaldean Oracles A Study on Proclean Exegesis, with a Translation and Commentary of Proclus’ Treatise On Chaldean Philosophy

Proclus and the Chaldean Oracles: A Study on Proclean Exegesis, with a Translation and Commentary of Proclus’ Treatise On Chaldean Philosophy

1st Edition

Nicola Spanu
August 05, 2020

This volume examines the discussion of the Chaldean Oracles in the work of Proclus, as well as offering a translation and commentary of Proclus’ Treatise On Chaldean Philosophy. Spanu assesses whether Proclus’ exegesis of the Chaldean Oracles can be used by modern research to better clarify the ...

Animals in Ancient Greek Religion

Animals in Ancient Greek Religion

1st Edition

Julia Kindt
July 30, 2020

This book provides the first systematic study of the role of animals in different areas of the ancient Greek religious experience, including in myth and ritual, the literary and the material evidence, the real and the imaginary. An international team of renowned contributors shows that animals had ...

Classicising Crisis The Modern Age of Revolutions and the Greco-Roman Repertoire

Classicising Crisis: The Modern Age of Revolutions and the Greco-Roman Repertoire

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Barbara Goff, Michael Simpson
July 30, 2020

Geopolitical shifts and economic shocks, from the Early Modern period to the 21st century, are frequently represented in terms of classical antecedents. In this book, an international team of contributors - working across the disciplines of Classics, History, Politics, and English - addresses a ...

Frankness, Greek Culture, and the Roman Empire

Frankness, Greek Culture, and the Roman Empire

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Dana Fields
July 30, 2020

Frankness, Greek Culture, and the Roman Empire discusses the significance of parrhēsia (free and frank speech) in Greek culture of the Roman empire. The term parrhēsia first emerged in the context of the classical Athenian democracy and was long considered a key democratic and egalitarian value. ...

Robert E. Sherwood and the Classical Tradition The Muses in America

Robert E. Sherwood and the Classical Tradition: The Muses in America

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Robert J. Rabel
July 10, 2020

This volume explores the reception of the classical past in the works of twentieth-century American dramatist Robert E. Sherwood and his use of the ancient world to critique key events and trends in American history.  It explores his comedies and the influence of both Greek Old and New Comedy, as ...

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