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Theme of the Month: Ancient Literature

Welcome to Routledge Classical Studies Theme of the Month collection!

Ancient literature is a large and vital area of interest in Classical Studies, and our publications reflect the diversity of ancient Greek and Roman literature, and of the many differences in approach to these texts in modern scholarship. Our analyses of ancient literature range from theatre and literature in Greek and Roman society, to reception studies and translations of both key texts for students and lesser known works.

Ancient Literature

  • 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

  • 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

  • The Women of Pliny's Letters

    By Jo-Ann Shelton

    Pliny's letters offer a significant source of information about the lives of Roman women (predominantly, though not exclusively, upper-class women) during the late first and early second centuries CE. In the 368 letters included in his ten published books of epistles, Pliny mentions over 30 women…

    Paperback – 2017-07-13
    Routledge
    Women of the Ancient World

  • 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

  • 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 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

  • 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

  • Roman Theories of Translation

    Surpassing the Source

    By Siobhán McElduff

    For all that Cicero is often seen as the father of translation theory, his and other Roman comments on translation are often divorced from the complicated environments that produced them. The first book-length study in English of its kind, Roman Theories of Translation: Surpassing the Source…

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

  • Roman Literature, Gender and Reception

    Domina Illustris

    Edited by Donald Lateiner, Barbara K. Gold, Judith Perkins

    This cutting-edge collection of essays offers provocative studies of ancient history, literature, gender identifications and roles, and subsequent interpretations of the republican and imperial Roman past. The prose and poetry of Cicero and Petronius, Lucretius, Virgil, and Ovid receive fresh…

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

  • 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 – 2017-01-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical 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

  • Vergiliana

    Critical Studies on the Texts of Publius Vergilius Maro

    By Egil Kraggerud

    In Vergiliana Egil Kraggerud collects together over 100 new, revised, and previously published discussions of textual issues in Vergil’s Eclogues, Georgics, and the Aeneid. Through these and in his Introduction, the author argues for a less conservative approach to these texts than has been…

    Hardback – 2016-09-29
    Routledge

  • Understanding Greek Tragic Theatre

    2nd Edition

    By Rush Rehm

    Understanding Greek Tragic Theatre, a revised edition of Greek Tragic Theatre (1992), is intended for those interested in how Greek tragedy works. By analysing the way the plays were performed in fifth-century Athens, Rush Rehm encourages classicists, actors, and directors to approach Greek tragedy…

    Paperback – 2016-07-13
    Routledge
    Understanding the Ancient World

  • Translating Classical Plays

    Collected Papers

    By J. Michael Walton

    Translating Classical Plays is a selection of edited papers by J. Michael Walton published and delivered between 1997 and 2014. Of the four sections, each with a new introduction, the first two cover the history of translating classical drama into English and specific issues relating to translation…

    Hardback – 2016-04-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus

    Written in the Cosmos

    By Richard Rader

    Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus revivifies the complex question of fate and freedom in the tragedies of the famous Greek playwright. Starting with Sartre’s insights about radical existential freedom, this book shows that Aeschylus is concerned with the ethical ramifications of…

    Hardback – 2014-12-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Virgil's Homeric Lens

    By Edan Dekel

    Virgil’s Homeric Lens reevaluates the traditional view of the Aeneid’s relationship to Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey. Almost since the death of Virgil, there has been an assumption that the Aeneid breaks into two discrete halves: Virgil’s Odyssey, and Virgil’s Iliad. Although modified in various ways…

    Paperback – 2014-05-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Three Plays by Aristophanes

    Staging Women, 2nd Edition

    By Jeffrey Henderson

    These three plays by the great comic playwright Aristophanes (c. 446-386 BCE), the well-known Lysistrata, and the less familiar Women at the Thesmophoria and Assemblywomen, are the earliest surviving portrayals of contemporary women in the European literary tradition. These plays provide a unique…

    Paperback – 2010-02-04
    Routledge
    The New Classical Canon

  • Sexuality in Greek and Roman Literature and Society

    A Sourcebook

    By Marguerite Johnson, Terry Ryan

    This Sourcebook contains numerous original translations of ancient poetry, inscriptions and documents, all of which illuminate the multifaceted nature of sexuality in antiquity.The detailed introduction provides full social and historical context for the sources, and guides students on how to use…

    Paperback – 2004-12-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World

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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.

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