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2017 Classical Studies Titles for Review

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  • The Etruscans and the History of Dentistry

    The Golden Smile through the Ages

    By Marshall Joseph Becker, Jean MacIntosh Turfa

    The Etruscans and the History of Dentistry offers a study of the construction and use of gold dental appliances in ancient Etruscan culture, and their place within the framework of a general history of dentistry, with special emphasis on appliances, from Bronze Age Mesopotamia and Egypt to modern…

    Hardback – 2017-03-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Tertullian and the Unborn Child

    Christian and Pagan Attitudes in Historical Perspective

    By Julian Barr

    Tertullian of Carthage was the earliest Christian writer to argue against abortion at length, and the first surviving Latin author to consider the unborn child in detail. This book is the first comprehensive analysis of Tertullian’s attitude towards the foetus and embryo. Examining Tertullian’s…

    Hardback – 2017-02-23
    Routledge
    Medicine and the Body in Antiquity

  • Mass and Elite in the Greek and Roman Worlds

    From Sparta to Late Antiquity

    Edited by Richard Evans

    This volume has its origin in the 14th University of South Africa Classics Colloquium in which the topic and title of the event were inspired by Josiah Ober’s seminal work Mass and Elite in Democratic Athens (1989). Indeed the influence this work has had on later research in all aspects of the…

    Hardback – 2017-02-16
    Routledge

  • Excavating Pilgrimage

    Archaeological Approaches to Sacred Travel and Movement in the Ancient World

    Edited by Troels Myrup Kristensen, Wiebke Friese

    This volume sheds new light on the significance and meaning of material culture for the study of pilgrimage in the ancient world, focusing in particular on Classical and Hellenistic Greece, the Roman Empire and Late Antiquity. It thus discusses how archaeological evidence can be used to advance our…

    Hardback – 2017-02-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Pilgrimage, Religious Travel and Tourism

  • Aeschylus and War

    Comparative Perspectives on Seven Against Thebes

    Edited by Isabelle Torrance

    This volume brings together a group of interdisciplinary experts who demonstrate that Aeschylus’ Seven Against Thebes is a text of continuing relevance and value for exploring ancient, contemporary and comparative issues of war and its attendant trauma. The volume features contributions from an…

    Hardback – 2017-02-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Plato's Dialectic on Woman

    Equal, Therefore Inferior

    By Elena Blair

    With the birth of the feminist movement classicists, philosophers, educational experts, and psychologists, all challenged by the question of whether or not Plato was a feminist, began to examine Plato’s dialogues in search of his conception of woman. The possibility arose of a new focus affecting…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • TransAntiquity

    Cross-Dressing and Transgender Dynamics in the Ancient World

    Edited by Domitilla Campanile, Filippo Carlà-Uhink, Margherita Facella

    TransAntiquity explores transgender practices, in particular cross-dressing, and their literary and figurative representations in antiquity. It offers a ground-breaking study of cross-dressing, both the social practice and its conceptualization, and its interaction with normative prescriptions on…

    Hardback – 2017-02-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • The Family Romance of Martyrdom in Second Maccabees

    By Naomi Janowitz

    Centering on the first extant martyr story (2 Maccabees 7), this study explores the "autonomous value" of martyrdom. The story of a mother and her seven sons who die under the torture of the Greek king Antiochus displaces the long-problematic Temple sacrificial cult with new cultic practices, and…

    Hardback – 2017-02-01
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Biblical Studies

  • Understanding Latin Literature

    2nd Edition

    By Susanna Morton Braund

    Understanding Latin Literature is a highly accessible, user-friendly work that provides a fresh and illuminating introduction to the most important aspects of Latin prose and poetry. This second edition is heavily revised to reflect recent developments in scholarship, especially in the area of the…

    Paperback – 2017-01-23
    Routledge
    Understanding the Ancient World

  • Attic Oratory and Performance

    By Andreas Serafim

    In a society where public speech was integral to the decision-making process, and where all affairs pertaining to the community were the subject of democratic debate, the communication between the speaker and his audience in the public forum, whether the law-court or the Assembly, cannot be…

    Hardback – 2017-01-18
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Constantine: Religious Faith and Imperial Policy

    Edited by A. Edward Siecienski

    Constantine: Religious Faith and Imperial Policy brings together some of the English-speaking world’s leading Constantinian scholars for an interdisciplinary study of the life and legacy of the first Christian emperor. For many, he remains a "sign of contradiction" (Luke 2:34) whose life and legacy…

    Hardback – 2017-01-12
    Routledge

  • The Emperor and the Army in the Later Roman Empire, AD 235–395

    By Mark Hebblewhite

    With The Emperor and the Army in the Later Roman Empire, AD 235–395 Mark Hebblewhite offers the first study solely dedicated to examining the nature of the relationship between the emperor and his army in the politically and militarily volatile later Roman Empire. Bringing together a wide range of…

    Hardback – 2017-01-05
    Routledge

  • The Peripatetics

    Aristotle's Heirs 322 BCE - 200 CE

    By Han Baltussen

    The Peripatetics explores the development of Peripatetic thought from Theophrastus and Strato to the work of the commentator Alexander of Aphrodisias. The book examines whether the internal dynamics of this philosophical school allowed for a unity of Peripatetic thought, or whether there was a…

    Paperback – 2016-12-21
    Routledge
    Ancient Philosophies

  • An Ancient Theory of Religion

    Euhemerism from Antiquity to the Present

    By Nickolas P. Roubekas

    An Ancient Theory of Religion examines a theory of religion put forward by Euhemerus of Messene (late 4th—early 3rd century BCE) in his lost work Sacred Inscription, and shows not only how and why euhemerism came about but also how it was— and still is—used. By studying the utilization of the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-19
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Imperial Identities in the Roman World

    Edited by Wouter Vanacker, Arjan Zuiderhoek

    In recent years, the debate on Romanisation has often been framed in terms of identity. Discussions have concentrated on how the expansion of empire impacted on the constructed or self-ascribed sense of belonging of its inhabitants, and just how the interaction between local identities and Roman…

    Hardback – 2016-12-14
    Routledge

  • Rome and Judaea

    International Law Relations, 162-100 BCE

    By Linda Zollschan

    Rome and Judaea explores the nature of Judaea’s first diplomatic mission to Rome during the Maccabean revolt: did it result in a sanctioned treaty or was it founded instead on amity? This book breaks new ground in this debate by bringing to light the "Roman-Jewish Friendship tablet," a newly…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • The Legacy of Demetrius of Alexandria 189-232 CE

    The Form and Function of Hagiography in Late Antique and Islamic Egypt

    By Maged S. A. Mikhail

    This is the first full-length study of Demetrius of Alexandria (189–232 ce), who generated a neglected, yet remarkable hagiographic program that secured him a positive legacy throughout the Middle Ages and the modern era. Drawing upon Patristic, Coptic, and Arabic sources spanning a millennium, the…

    Hardback – 2016-12-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • Truth and History in the Ancient World

    Pluralising the Past

    Edited by Lisa Hau, Ian Ruffell

    This collection of essays investigates histories in the ancient world and the extent to which the producers and consumers of those histories believed them to be true. Ancient Greek historiographers repeatedly stressed the importance of truth to history; yet they also purported to believe in myth,…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • The Afterlife in Early Christian Carthage

    Near-Death Experiences, Ancestor Cult, and the Archaeology of Paradise

    By Stephen E. Potthoff

    The Afterlife in Early Christian Carthage explores how the visionary experiences of early Christian martyrs shaped and informed early Christian ancestor cult and the construction of the cemetery as paradise. Taking the early Christian cemeteries in Carthage as a case study, the volume broadens our…

    Hardback – 2016-12-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • Official Power and Local Elites in the Roman Provinces

    Edited by Rada Varga, Viorica Rusu-Bolindeț

    Presenting a new and revealing overview of the ruling classes of the Roman Empire, this volume explores aspects of the relations between the official state structures of Rome and local provincial elites. The central objective of the volume is to present as complex a picture as possible of the…

    Hardback – 2016-11-29
    Routledge

  • Character Evidence in the Courts of Classical Athens

    Rhetoric, Relevance and the Rule of Law

    By Vasileios Adamidis

    There has been much debate in scholarship over the factors determining the outcome of legal hearings in classical Athens. Specifically, there is divergence regarding the extent to which judicial panels were influenced by non-legal considerations in addition to, or even instead of, questions of law.…

    Hardback – 2016-11-29
    Routledge

  • The Animal and the Human in Ancient and Modern Thought

    The ‘Man Alone of Animals’ Concept

    By Stephen T. Newmyer

    Ancient Greeks endeavored to define the human being vis-à-vis other animal species by isolating capacities and endowments which they considered to be unique to humans. This approach toward defining the human being still appears with surprising frequency, in modern philosophical treatises, in modern…

    Hardback – 2016-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Great Power Diplomacy in the Hellenistic World

    By John D Grainger

    Diplomacy is a neglected aspect of Hellenistic history, despite the fact that war and peace were the major preoccupations of the rulers of the kingdoms of the time. It becomes clear that it is possible to discern a set of accepted practices which were generally followed by the kings from the time…

    Hardback – 2016-11-22
    Routledge

  • The Foundations of Celestial Reckoning

    Three Ancient Chinese Astronomical Systems

    By Christopher Cullen

    The Foundations of Celestial Reckoning gives the reader direct access to the foundational documents of the tradition of calculation created by astronomers of the early Chinese empire between the late second century BCE and the third century CE. The paradigm they established was to shape East Asian…

    Hardback – 2016-11-21
    Routledge
    Scientific Writings from the Ancient and Medieval World