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2017 Classical Studies Titles for Review

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December

  • The Book of Zechariah and its Influence

    By Christopher Tuckett

    Edited by Christopher Tuckett

    This title was first published in 2003. The book bearing the title of 'Zechariah' is, in its present form, an amalgam of oracles and prophecies stemming from Zechariah himself as well as others. It became part of Jewish scripture, was revered and valued, and was a partiuclar favourite of a number…

    Hardback – 2017-12-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Losing One's Head in the Ancient Near East

    Interpretation and Meaning of Decapitation

    By Rita Dolce

    In the Ancient Near East, cutting off someone’s head was a unique act, not comparable to other types of mutilation, and therefore charged with a special symbolic and communicative significance. This book examines representations of decapitation in both images and texts, particularly in the context…

    Hardback – 2017-12-20
    Routledge
    Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East

  • The Culture of Animals in Antiquity

    A Sourcebook with Commentaries

    By Sian Lewis, Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

    The Culture of Animals in Antiquity provides students and researchers with well-chosen and clearly presented ancient sources in translation, some well-known, others undoubtedly unfamiliar, but all central to a key area of study in ancient history: the part played by animals in the cultures of the…

    Hardback – 2017-12-19
    Routledge

  • Aleppo

    A History

    By Ross Burns

    Aleppo is one of the longest-surviving cities of the ancient and Islamic Middle East. Until recently it enjoyed a thriving urban life—in particular an active traditional suq, with a continuous tradition going back centuries. Its tangle of streets still follow the Hellenistic grid and…

    Paperback – 2017-12-19
    Routledge
    Cities of the Ancient World

  • Aristotle’s Political Philosophy in its Historical Context

    A New Translation and Commentary on Politics Books 5 and 6

    By Andrew Lintott

    This book offers new translations of Aristotle’s Politics 5 and 6, accompanied by an introduction and commentary, targeted at historians and those who like to read political science in the context in which it was produced. Philosophical analysis remains essential and there is no intention to…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • Ancient Philosophy

    Textual Paths and Historical Explorations

    Edited by Lorenzo Perilli, Daniela P. Taormina

    ‘We are all Greeks. Our laws, our literature, our religion, our arts, have their root in Greece’, the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley once wrote. It is in Greek that the questions which shaped the destiny of Western culture were asked, and so were the first attempts at an answer, and the search for a…

    Paperback – 2017-12-07
    Routledge

  • Palmyra

    A History

    By Michael Sommer

    Palmyra: A History examines Palmyra, the city in the Syrian oasis of Tadmur, from its beginnings in the Bronze Age, through the classical period and its discovery and excavation, to the present day. It aims at reconstructing Palmyra’s past from literary accounts – classical and post-classical – as…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04
    Routledge
    Cities of the Ancient World

  • Prophets, Prophecy, and Oracles in the Roman Empire

    Jewish, Christian, and Greco-Roman Cultures

    By Leslie Kelly

    This book surveys the uses and function of prophecy, prophets, and oracles among Jews, Christians, and pagans in the first three centuries of the Roman Empire and explores how prophecy and prophetic texts functioned as a common language that enabled religious discourse to develop between these…

    Hardback – 2017-11-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Classical Studies

  • Juvencus' Four Books of the Gospels

    Evangeliorum Libri Quattuor

    By Scott McGill

    Juvencus’ Evangeliorum libri IV, or "The Four Books of the Gospels," is a verse rendering of the gospel narrative written ca. 330 CE. Consisting of around 3200 hexameter lines, it is the first of the Latin "Biblical epics" to appear in antiquity, and the first classicizing, hexameter poem on a…

    Hardback – 2016-05-31
    Routledge
    Routledge Later Latin Poetry

  • Rutilius Namatianus' Going Home

    De Reditu Suo

    By Martha Malamud

    Martha Malamud provides the only scholarly English translation of De Reditu Suo with significant notes and commentary that explore historical, literary, cultural, and mythical references, as well as commenting on literary allusions, the structure, diction, and style of the poem, and textual issues.…

    Hardback – 2016-04-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Later Latin Poetry