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2017 Classical Studies Titles for Review

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  • Syrian Influences in the Roman Empire to AD 300

    By John D. Grainger

    The study of Syria as a Roman province has been neglected by comparison with equivalent geographical regions such as Italy, Egypt, Greece and even Gaul. It was, however, one of the economic powerhouses of the empire from its annexation until after the empire’s dissolution. As such it clearly…

    Hardback – 2017-09-20
    Routledge

  • Prophets and Profits

    Ancient Divination and Its Reception

    Edited by Richard Evans

    This volume examines the ways in which divination, often through oracular utterances and other mechanisms, linked mortals with the gods, and places the practice within the ancient sociopolitical and religious environment. Whether humans sought knowledge by applying to an oracle through which the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-05
    Routledge

  • Herod

    King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans, 2nd Edition

    By Peter Richardson, Amy Marie Fisher

    Herod: King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans examines the life, work, and influence of this controversial figure, who remains the most highly visible of the Roman client kings under Augustus. Herod’s rule shaped the world in which Christianity arose and his influence can still be seen today.…

    Hardback – 2017-09-04
    Routledge
    Routledge Ancient Biographies

  • Ancient Near Eastern History and Culture

    3rd Edition

    By William H. Stiebing Jr., Susan N. Helft

    Organized by the periods, kingdoms, and empires generally used in ancient Near Eastern political history, Ancient Near Eastern History and Culture interlaces social and cultural history with a political narrative. Charts, figures, maps, and historical documents introduce the reader to the material…

    Paperback – 2017-09-01
    Routledge

  • Registers and Modes of Communication in the Ancient Near East

    Getting the Message Across

    Edited by Kyle H. Keimer, Gillan Davis

    It is the quintessential nature of humans to communicate with each other. Good communications, bad communications, miscommunications, or no communications at all have driven everything from world events to the most mundane of interactions. At the broadest level, communication entails many registers…

    Hardback – 2017-08-31
    Routledge

  • Erotic Geographies in Ancient Greek Literature and Culture

    By Kate Gilhuly

    Erotic Geographies in Ancient Greek Literature and Culture addresses the following question: how does a place "get a reputation?" The Athenians associated sexual behaviors with particular places and their inhabitants, and this book decodes the meaning of the sexualization of place and traces the…

    Hardback – 2017-08-31
    Routledge

  • Taste and the Ancient Senses

    Edited by Kelli C. Rudolph

    Olives, bread, meat and wine: it is deceptively easy to evoke ancient Greece and Rome through a few items of food and drink. But how were their tastes different from ours? How did they understand the sense of taste itself, in relation to their own bodies and to other modes of sensory experience?…

    Paperback – 2017-08-08
    Routledge
    The Senses in Antiquity

  • Ancient Macedonia

    By Carol J. King

    The first English-language monograph on ancient Macedonia in almost thirty years, Carol J. King's book provides a detailed narrative account of the rise and fall of Macedonian power in the Balkan Peninsula and the Aegean region during the five-hundred-year period of the Macedonian monarchy from the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-28
    Routledge

  • Elis

    Internal Politics and External Policy in Ancient Greece

    By Graeme Bourke

    Elis examines the city of Elis from its earliest history, through the Archaic period and the Classical period where it reached its zenith, to its decline in the Hellenistic, Roman and later periods. Through examining this prominent city-state, its role in contemporary politics and the place of…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge
    Cities of the Ancient World

  • Juvenal’s Global Awareness

    Circulation, Connectivity, and Empire

    By Osman Umurhan

    In Juvenal’s Global Awareness Osman Umurhan applies theories of globalization to an investigation of Juvenal’s articulation and understanding of empire, imperialism and identity. Umurhan explains how the increased interconnectivity between different localities, ethnic and political, shapes Juvenal’…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Borderline Virginities

    Sacred and Secular Virgins in Late Antiquity

    By Sissel Undheim

    How and why did virginity come to play such a crucial part in the Christian Church in the formative and defining period of Late Antiquity? Sissel Undheim analyzes the negotiations over what constituted virginity and assesses its socio-religious value in fourth-century Rome by looking at those at…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge

  • The Plight of Rome in the Fifth Century AD

    By Mark Merrony

    The Plight of Rome in the Fifth Century AD argues that the fall of the western Roman Empire was rooted in a significant drop in war booty, agricultural productivity, and mineral resources. Merrony proposes that a dependency on the three economic components was established with the Principate, when…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • The Early Christian World

    2nd Edition

    Edited by Philip F. Esler

    Since its publication in 2000, The Early Christian World has come to be regarded by scholars, students and the general reader as one of the most informative and accessible works in English on the origins, development, character and major figures of early Christianity. In this new edition, the…

    Hardback – 2017-07-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Worlds

  • Epicurus on the Self

    By Attila Németh

    Epicurus on the Self reconstructs a part of Epicurean ethics which only survives on the fragmentary papyrus rolls excavated from an ancient library in Herculaneum, On Nature XXV. The aim of this book is to contribute to a deeper understanding of Epicurus’ moral psychology, ethics and of its robust…

    Hardback – 2017-06-29
    Routledge
    Issues in Ancient Philosophy

  • Theatrocracy

    Greek Drama, Cognition, and the Imperative for Theatre

    By Peter Meineck

    Theatrocracy is a book about the power of the theatre, how it can affect the people who experience it, and the societies within which it is embedded. It takes as its model the earliest theatrical form we possess complete plays from, the classical Greek theatre of the fifth century BCE, and offers a…

    Hardback – 2017-06-26
    Routledge

  • Chromatius of Aquileia and the Making of a Christian City

    By Robert McEachnie

    Chromatius of Aquileia and the Making of a Christian City examines how the increasing authority of institutionalized churches changed late antique urban environments. Aquileia, the third largest city in Italy during late antiquity, presents a case study in the transformation of elite Roman…

    Hardback – 2017-06-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • Omens and Oracles: Divination in Ancient Greece

    By Matthew Dillon

    Addressing the role which divination played in ancient Greek society, this volume deals with various forms of prophecy and how each was utilised and for what purpose. Chapters bring together key types of divining, such as from birds, celestial phenomena, the entrails of sacrificed animals and…

    Hardback – 2017-06-20
    Routledge

  • The Unbound God

    Slavery and the Formation of Early Christian Thought

    By Chris L. de Wet

    This volume examines the prevalence, function, and socio-political effects of slavery discourse in the major theological formulations of the late third to early fifth centuries AD, arguably the most formative period of early Christian doctrine. The question the book poses is this: in what way did…

    Hardback – 2017-06-20
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • Ishtar

    By Louise M. Pryke

    Ishtar is the first book dedicated to providing an accessible analysis of the mythology and image of this complex goddess. The polarity of her nature is reflected in her role as goddess of sexual love and war, and has made her difficult to characterise in modern scholarship. By exploring this…

    Hardback – 2017-06-16
    Routledge
    Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World

  • A Commentary on Numbers

    Narrative, Ritual, and Colonialism

    By Pekka Pitkänen

    This book provides a new reading of the biblical book of Numbers in a commentary form. Mainstream readings have tended to see the book as a haphazard junkyard of material that connects Genesis–Leviticus with Deuteronomy (and Joshua), composed at a late stage in the history of ancient Israel.&…

    Hardback – 2017-05-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Biblical World

  • Thebes

    A History

    By Nicholas Rockwell

    Thebes offers a scholarly survey of the history and archaeology of the city, from 1600 BCE – 476 CE. Discussions of major developments in politics, war, society and culture form the basis of a chronological examination of one of Greece’s most powerful and dynamic cities. By taking a broad view, the…

    Hardback – 2017-05-23
    Routledge
    Cities of the Ancient World

  • Greek Art in Context

    Archaeological and Art Historical Perspectives

    Edited by Diana Rodriguez Perez

    This volume gathers together selected contributions which were originally presented at the conference ‘Greek Art in Context’ at the University of Edinburgh in 2014. Its aim is to introduce the reader to the broad and multifaceted notion of context in relation to Greek art and, more specifically, to…

    Hardback – 2017-05-23
    Routledge

  • Ovid's Heroides

    A New Translation and Critical Essays

    By Paul Murgatroyd, Bridget Reeves, Sarah Parker

    This volume offers up-to-date translations of all 21 epistles of Ovid’s Heroides. Each letter is accompanied by a preface explaining the mythological background, an essay offering critical remarks on the poem, and discussion of the heroine and her treatment elsewhere in Classical literature. Where…

    Paperback – 2017-05-23
    Routledge

  • Masculinity and Dress in Roman Antiquity

    By Kelly Olson

    In Masculinity and Dress in Roman Antiquity, Olson argues that clothing functioned as part of the process of communication by which elite male influence, masculinity, and sexuality were made known and acknowledged, and furthermore that these concepts interconnected in socially significant ways.…

    Hardback – 2017-05-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies