Classical Studies: Collections

Classical Studies Textbooks New Titles and Key Backlist

Welcome to the Classical Studies Textbooks Collection. 

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

  • Roman Law

    An Introduction, 1st Edition

    By Rafael Domingo

    Roman Law: An Introduction offers a clear and accessible introduction to Roman law for students of any legal tradition. In the thousand years between the Law of the Twelve Tables and Justinian’s massive Codification, the Romans developed the most sophisticated and comprehensive secular legal system…

    Paperback – 2018-04-18

  • Art, Artefacts and Chronology in Classical Archaeology

    1st Edition

    By William R. Biers

    The museums of the world are full of statues and other artefacts of the Greeks and the Romans. All are given a date. But how are these dates arrived at. What is the evidence?This study provides the student with an introduction and explanation of the ways scholars date the archaeological remains of…

    Hardback – 2016-09-01
    Approaching the Ancient World

  • Understanding Roman Inscriptions

    1st Edition

    By Lawrence Keppie

    Lawrence Keppie's book offers the non-specialist a comprehensive and enjoyable guide to undestanding the texts of Roman inscriptions, as well as explaining the numerous different contexts in which they were produced.Every area of Roman life is covered, including:* the emperor * temples and altars…

    Hardback – 2016-03-31

  • The Uses of Greek Mythology

    1st Edition

    By Ken Dowden

    In an innovative sequence of topics, Ken Dowden explores the uses Greeks made of myth and the uses to which we can put myth in recovering the richness of their culture. Most aspects of Greek life and history - including war, religion and sexuality - which are discernable through myth, as well as…

    Hardback – 2015-11-02
    Approaching the Ancient World

  • The Beginnings of Rome

    Italy and Rome from the Bronze Age to the Punic Wars (c.1000–264 BC), 1st Edition

    By Tim Cornell

    Using the results of archaeological techniques, and examining methodological debates, Tim Cornell provides a lucid and authoritative account of the rise of Rome. The Beginnings of Rome offers insight on major issues such as: Rome’s relations with the Etruscans the conflict between patricians and…

    Hardback – 2015-09-04
    The Routledge History of the Ancient World

  • The Romans

    An Introduction, 3rd Edition

    By Abigail Graham, Antony Kamm

    The Romans: An Introduction, 3rd edition engages students in the study of ancient Rome by exploring specific historical events and examining the evidence. This focus enables students not only to learn history and culture but also to understand how we recreate this picture of Roman life. The…

    Paperback – 2014-11-13
    Peoples of the Ancient World

  • The Roman World 44 BC-AD 180

    2nd Edition

    By Martin Goodman

    The Roman World 44 BC – AD 180 deals with the transformation of the Mediterranean regions, northern Europe and the Near East by the military autocrats who ruled Rome during this period. The book traces the impact of imperial politics on life in the city of Rome itself and in the rest of the empire,…

    Paperback – 2011-11-10
    The Routledge History of the Ancient World

  • The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity

    AD 395-700, 2nd Edition

    By Averil Cameron

    This thoroughly revised and expanded edition of The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity, now covering the period 395-700 AD, provides both a detailed introduction to late antiquity and a direct challenge to conventional views of the end of the Roman empire. Leading scholar Averil Cameron focuses…

    Paperback – 2011-09-13
    The Routledge History of the Ancient World

  • Ancient Cities

    The Archaeology of Urban Life in the Ancient Near East and Egypt, Greece and Rome, 2nd Edition

    By Charles Gates

    Ancient Cities surveys the cities of the Ancient Near East, Egypt, and the Greek and Roman worlds from the perspectives of archaeology and architectural history, bringing to life the physical world of ancient city dwellers by concentrating on evidence recovered from archaeological excavations.…

    Paperback – 2011-03-17

  • The Greek World 479-323 BC

    4th Edition

    By Simon Hornblower

    The Greek World 479-323 BC has been an indispensable guide to classical Greek history since its first publication nearly thirty years ago. Now Simon Hornblower has comprehensively revised and partly rewritten his original text, bringing it up-to-date for yet another generation of readers. In…

    Paperback – 2011-01-28
    The Routledge History of the Ancient World

  • Aspects of Greek History 750-323BC

    A Source-Based Approach, 2nd Edition

    By Terry Buckley

    Aspects of Greek History 750- 323 BC: A Source-Based Approach offers an indispensable introduction to the central period of Greek History for all students of classics, from pre-university to undergraduate level. Chapter by chapter, the relevant historical periods from the age of colonization to…

    Paperback – 2010-02-10
    Aspects of Classical Civilization