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Classical Studies Textbooks New Titles and Key Backlist 2017

Welcome to the Classical Studies Textbooks Catalog.

Routledge publishes key textbooks from new and established authors, for undergraduate and postgraduate courses, throughout the classical studies curriculum.

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Featured Textbooks

  • Ancient Macedonia

    By Carol J. King

    The first English-language monograph on ancient Macedonia in almost thirty years, Carol J. King's book provides a detailed narrative account of the rise and fall of Macedonian power in the Balkan Peninsula and the Aegean region during the five-hundred-year period of the Macedonian monarchy from the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-28
    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

  • 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

  • Rome in the East

    The Transformation of an Empire, 2nd Edition

    By Warwick Ball

    This new edition of Rome in the East expands on the seminal work of the first edition, and examines the lasting impact of the near Eastern influence on Rome on our understanding of the development of European culture. Warwick Ball explores modern issues as well as ancient, and overturns…

    Paperback – 2016-06-28
    Routledge

  • Athens and Sparta

    Constructing Greek Political and Social History from 478 BC, 3rd Edition

    By Anton Powell

    Athens and Sparta is an essential textbook for the study of Greek history. Providing a comprehensive account of the two key Greek powers in the years after 478 BC, it charts the rise of Athens from city-state to empire after the devastation of the Persian Wars, and the increasing tensions with…

    Paperback – 2016-05-19
    Routledge

  • Classical Mythology: The Basics

    By Richard Martin

    This is an engaging introduction which explores the latest thinking about Classical mythology, the history of interpreting myths and the role of myths in cultural tradition, from painting to opera, philosophy, politics, drama, and religion in the modern day. It answers such questions as what are…

    Paperback – 2016-05-10
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Understanding Greek Religion

    By Jennifer Larson

    Understanding Greek Religion is one of the first attempts to fully examine any religion from a cognitivist perspective, applying methods and findings from the cognitive science of religion to the ancient Greek world. In this book, Jennifer Larson shows that many of the fundamentals of Greek…

    Paperback – 2016-03-23
    Routledge
    Understanding the Ancient World