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2017 Classical Studies Titles for Review

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  • 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

  • Violence and Community

    Law, Space and Identity in the Ancient Eastern Mediterranean World

    Edited by Ioannis K. Xydopoulos, Kostas Vlassopoulos, Eleni Tounta

    Violence and community were intimately linked in the ancient world. While various aspects of violence have been long studied on their own (warfare, revolution, murder, theft, piracy), there has been little effort so far to study violence as a unified field and explore its role in community…

    Hardback – 2017-05-04
    Routledge

  • Ausonius

    Moselle, Epigrams, and Other Poems

    By Deborah Warren

    Ausonius provides translations of the key works of Ausonius, an important later Latin poet whose poems detail the social and cultural life of Gaul and its environment. His often difficult and playful Latin is presented in English by the award winning poet Deborah Warren, enabling a new generation…

    Hardback – 2017-04-26
    Routledge
    Routledge Later Latin Poetry

  • Cultural Perceptions of Violence in the Hellenistic World

    Edited by Michael Champion, Lara O'Sullivan

    Violence had long been central to the experience of Hellenistic Greek cities and to their civic discourses. This volume asks how these discourses were shaped and how they functioned within the particular cultural constructs of the Hellenistic world. It was a period in which warfare became more…

    Hardback – 2017-04-25
    Routledge

  • Ancient Monuments and Modern Identities

    A Critical History of Archaeology in 19th and 20th Century Greece

    Edited by Sofia Voutsaki, Paul Cartledge

    Ancient Monuments and Modern Identities sets out to examine the role of archaeology in the creation of ethnic, national and social identities in 19th and 20th century Greece. The essays included in this volume examine the development of interpretative and methodological principles guiding the…

    Hardback – 2017-04-13
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Strabo

    Edited by Daniela Dueck

    The Routledge Companion to Strabo explores the works of Strabo of Amasia (c. 64 BCE – c. CE 24), a Greek author writing at the prime of Roman expansion and political empowerment. While his earlier historiographical composition is almost entirely lost, his major opus of the Geography includes an…

    Hardback – 2017-03-27
    Routledge

  • 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

  • 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