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Theme of the Month: Translations

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Our range of classical translations explore a variety of ancient texts, in various formats. From collections of translated sources for students, to translations and commentaries of lesser known texts, including our series of Later Latin Poetry, these volumes offer a range of high quality English translations and analysis of ancient literature from Greece to Byzantium. Also featured is the first book from our new series, Scientific Writings from the Ancient and Medieval World, which offers an invaluable resource for anyone working on ancient science, covering texts on astronomy, mathematics, medicine, biology and physics, in a range of ancient languages including Akkadian, Arabic, Chinese, Greek, Latin, and Sanskrit.

Translations

  • Taurus of Beirut

    The Other Side of Middle Platonism

    By Federico M. Petrucci

    This book is the first monograph devoted to the philosophy of Taurus of Beirut, and will provide a long-awaited analysis of his texts and their first English translation. Through close examination of the extant witnesses, Petrucci gives a new account of Middle Platonism based on a fresh approach to…

    Hardback – 2018-04-05 
    Routledge
    Issues in Ancient Philosophy

  • 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 – 2017-12-11 
    Routledge

  • Prudentius' Hymns for Hours and Seasons

    Liber Cathemerinon

    By Nicholas Richardson

    Combining faithfulness to the Latin with sensitivity to Prudentius’ poetic qualities, Nicholas Richardson offers a precise yet creative verse translation of a major work by one of the most important Christian Latin poets of late antiquity. Prudentius’ Hymns for Hours and Seasons also provides…

    Paperback – 2017-07-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Later Latin Poetry

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Lost History of Peter the Patrician

    An Account of Rome’s Imperial Past from the Age of Justinian

    By Thomas M. Banchich

    The Lost History of Peter the Patrician is an annotated translation from the Greek of the fragments of Peter’s History, including additional fragments which are now more often considered the work of the Roman historian Cassius Dio's so-called Anonymous Continuer. Banchich’s annotation helps clarify…

    Hardback – 2015-05-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Classical Translations

  • Byzantine Readings of Ancient Historians

    Texts in Translation, with Introductions and Notes

    By Anthony Kaldellis

    The survival of ancient Greek historiography is largely due to its preservation by Byzantine copyists and scholars. This process entailed selection, adaptation, and commentary, which shaped the corpus of Greek historiography in its transmission. By investigating those choices, Kaldellis enables a…

    Hardback – 2015-03-16
    Routledge
    Routledge Classical Translations

  • The Historians of Ancient Rome

    An Anthology of the Major Writings, 3rd Edition

    Edited by Ronald Mellor

    The Historians of Ancient Rome is the most comprehensive collection of ancient sources for Roman history available in a single English volume. After a general introduction on Roman historical writing, extensive passages from more than a dozen Greek and Roman historians and biographers trace…

    Paperback – 2012-09-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World

  • Ctesias' 'History of Persia'

    Tales of the Orient

    By Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones, James Robson

    Towards the end of the fifth century BC Ctesias of Cnidus wrote his 23 book History of Persia. Ctesias is a remarkable figure: he lived and worked in the Persian court and, as a doctor, tended to the world’s most powerful kings and queens. His position gave him special insight into the workings of…

    Paperback – 2012-08-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Classical Translations

  • The History of Zonaras

    From Alexander Severus to the Death of Theodosius the Great

    By Thomas Banchich, Eugene Lane

    While an exile from Constantinople, the twelfth-century Byzantine functionary and canonist John Zonaras culled earlier chronicles and histories to compose an account of events from creation to the reign of Alexius Comnenus. For topics where his sources are lost or appear elsewhere in more…

    Paperback – 2011-09-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Classical Translations

  • Readings in Late Antiquity

    A Sourcebook, 2nd Edition

    Edited by Michael Maas

    Late Antiquity (ca. 250-650) witnessed the transition from Classical Antiquity to the Middle Ages in the Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds. Christianity displaced polytheism over a wide area, offering new definitions of identity and community. The Roman Empire collapsed in Western Europe to be…

    Paperback – 2009-12-08
    Routledge
    Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World

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