• Studies on Greek Law, Oratory and Comedy book cover

    Studies on Greek Law, Oratory and Comedy

    Edited by Konstantinos Kapparis, Ilias Arnaoutoglou, Dimos Spatharas, Authored by Douglas M. MacDowell

    Douglas M. MacDowell (1931 – 2010) was a scholar of international renown and the articles included here cover a significant area of classical scholarship, discussing Athenian law, law-making and legal procedure, Old Comedy, comedy and law, politics and lexicography. All of these articles, published…

    Hardback – 2017-09-06 
    Routledge

  • Herod: King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans book cover

    Herod

    King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans, 2nd Edition

    By Peter Richardson, Amy Marie Fisher

    Herod: King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans examines the life, work, and influence of this controversial figure, who remains the most highly visible of the Roman client kings under Augustus. Herod’s rule shaped the world in which Christianity arose and his influence can still be seen today. In…

    Hardback – 2017-09-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Ancient Biographies

  • Imperial Spheres and the Adriatic: Byzantium, the Carolingians and the Treaty of Aachen (812) book cover

    Imperial Spheres and the Adriatic

    Byzantium, the Carolingians and the Treaty of Aachen (812)

    Edited by Mladen Ančić, Jonathan Shepard, Trpimir Vedriš

    Although often mentioned in textbooks about the Carolingian and Byzantine empires, the Treaty of Aachen has not received much close attention. This volume attempts not just to fill the gap, but to view the episode through both micro- and macro-lenses. Introductory chapters review the state of…

    Hardback – 2017-08-29 
    Routledge

  • Syrian Influences in the Roman Empire to AD 300 book cover

    Syrian Influences in the Roman Empire to AD 300

    By John D. Grainger

    The study of Syria as a Roman province has been neglected by comparison with equivalent geographical regions such as Italy, Egypt, Greece and even Gaul. It was, however, one of the economic powerhouses of the empire from its annexation until after the empire’s dissolution. As such it clearly…

    Hardback – 2017-08-28 
    Routledge

  • Erotic Geographies in Ancient Greek Literature and Culture book cover

    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 – 2017-08-21 
    Routledge

  • Personhood in the Byzantine Christian Tradition: Early, Medieval, and Modern Perspectives book cover

    Personhood in the Byzantine Christian Tradition

    Early, Medieval, and Modern Perspectives

    By Alexis Torrance, Symeon Paschalidis

    Bringing together international scholars from across a range of linked disciplines (theology, history, Byzantine studies and philosophy) to examine the concept of the person in the Greek Christian East, Personhood in the Byzantine Christian Tradition stretches in its scope from the New Testament to…

    Hardback – 2017-08-15 
    Routledge

  • Elis: Internal Politics and External Policy in Ancient Greece book cover

    Elis

    Internal Politics and External Policy in Ancient Greece

    By Graeme Bourke

    Elis examines the city of Elis from its earliest history, through the Archaic period and the Classical period where it reached its zenith, to its decline in the Hellenistic, Roman and later periods. Through examining this prominent city-state, its role in contemporary politics and the place of…

    Hardback – 2017-08-11 
    Routledge
    Cities of the Ancient World

  • Celibate and Childless Men in Power: Ruling Eunuchs and Bishops in the Pre-Modern World book cover

    Celibate and Childless Men in Power

    Ruling Eunuchs and Bishops in the Pre-Modern World

    Edited by Almut Höfert, Matthew M. Mesley, Serena Tolino

    This book explores a striking common feature of pre-modern ruling systems on a global scale: the participation of childless and celibate men as integral parts of the elites. In bringing these two different groups of ruling men together, this collection shows that the integration of men who were…

    Hardback – 2017-08-10 
    Routledge

  • Procopius of Caesarea: Literary and Historical Interpretations book cover

    Procopius of Caesarea: Literary and Historical Interpretations

    Edited by Christopher Lillington-Martin

    Presenting new literary and historical interpretations of the sixth-century writer Procopius of Caesarea, the major historian of Justinian’s reign, this volume aims to encourage dialogue and collaboration between international scholars. Although scholarship on Procopius has flourished since 2004,…

    Hardback – 2017-08-08 
    Routledge

  • Taste and the Ancient Senses book cover

    Taste and the Ancient Senses

    Edited by Kelli C. Rudolph

    Olives, bread, meat and wine: it is deceptively easy to evoke ancient Greece and Rome through a few items of food and drink. But how were their tastes different from ours? How did they understand the sense of taste itself, in relation to their own bodies and to other modes of sensory experience?…

    Paperback – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge
    The Senses in Antiquity

  • Borderline Virginities: Sacred and Secular Virgins in Late Antiquity book cover

    Borderline Virginities

    Sacred and Secular Virgins in Late Antiquity

    By Sissel Undheim

    How and why did virginity come to play such a crucial part in the Christian Church in the formative and defining period of Late Antiquity? Sissel Undheim analyzes the negotiations over what constituted virginity, and assesses its socio-religious value, in fourth-century Rome by looking at those at…

    Hardback – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge

  • Prudentius' Hymns for Hours and Seasons: Liber Cathemerinon book cover

    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 – 2017-08-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Later Latin Poetry

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