Classical Studies: Classical Language & Literature

  • The History and Culture of Breast Milk: From Greco-Roman Myth to Medieval Mysticism book cover

    The History and Culture of Breast Milk

    From Greco-Roman Myth to Medieval Mysticism

    By Sarah Alison Miller

    This book explores textual and visual representations of breast milk and breastfeeding across a range of literary and artistic genres, beginning with Classical mythology, moving through late-antique and medieval gynaecological texts on wet nursing, and ending with late-medieval hagiographical and…

    Hardback – 2018-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Literature

  • Juvencus' Four Books of the Gospels: Evangeliorum Libri Quattuor book cover

    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…

    Paperback – 2017-12-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Later Latin Poetry

  • Security in Roman Times: Rome, Italy and the Emperors book cover

    Security in Roman Times

    Rome, Italy and the Emperors

    By Cecilia Ricci

    Using literary, epigraphic, numismatic and iconographic sources this book investigates the safety devices that were in place for the protection of the emperor and the city of Rome in the imperial age. In the aftermath of the civil wars Augustus continued to provide for his physical safety in the…

    Hardback – 2017-12-15 
    Routledge

  • The Culture of Animals in Antiquity: A Sourcebook with Commentaries book cover

    The Culture of Animals in Antiquity

    A Sourcebook with Commentaries

    By Sian Lewis, Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

    The Culture of Animals in Antiquity provides students and researchers with well-chosen and clearly presented ancient sources in translation, some well-known, others undoubtedly unfamiliar, but all central to a key area of study in ancient history: the part played by animals in the cultures of the…

    Hardback – 2017-12-13 
    Routledge

  • Aristotle’s Political Philosophy in its Historical Context: A New Translation and Commentary on Politics Books 5 and 6 book cover

    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

  • Philostratus: Interpreters and Interpretation book cover

    Philostratus: Interpreters and Interpretation

    By Graeme Miles

    Philostratus is one of the greatest examples of the vitality and inventiveness of the Greek culture of his period, at once a one-man summation of contemporary tastes and interests and a strikingly individual re-inventor of the traditions in which he was steeped. This Roman-era engagement with the…

    Hardback – 2017-12-04 
    Routledge
    Image, Text and Culture in Classical Antiquity

  • Critical Essays on Roman Literature: Satire book cover

    Critical Essays on Roman Literature

    Satire

    Edited by J. P. Sullivan

    First published in 1963, this book is the second of two volumes which bridge the gap between the study of classics and the study of literature and attempt to reconcile the two disciplines. Focusing on satire, this collection of essays offers a critical examination of Latin literature and aims to…

    Paperback – 2017-11-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: Critical Essays on Roman Literature

  • Critical Essays on Roman Literature: Elegy and Lyric book cover

    Critical Essays on Roman Literature

    Elegy and Lyric

    Edited by J. P. Sullivan

    First published in 1962, this book is the first of two volumes which bridge the gap between the study of classics and the study of literature and attempt to reconcile the two disciplines. Focusing on elegy and lyric, this collection of essays offers a critical examination of Latin literature and…

    Paperback – 2017-11-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: Critical Essays on Roman Literature

  • Hippocratic Oratory: The Poetics of Early Greek Medical Prose book cover

    Hippocratic Oratory

    The Poetics of Early Greek Medical Prose

    By James R. Cross

    On Ancient Medicine, On the Art, On Breaths, On the Nature of Human Beings and On the Sacred Disease are among the most well-known and sophisticated works of the Hippocratic Collection. The authors of these treatises were seeking means to express their arguments that built on authoritative models…

    Hardback – 2017-11-09 
    Routledge
    Medicine and the Body in Antiquity

  • The Poetry of Thought in Late Antiquity: Essays in Imagination and Religion book cover

    The Poetry of Thought in Late Antiquity

    Essays in Imagination and Religion

    By Patricia Cox Miller

    This title was first published in 2001. These collected essays by Patricia Cox Miller identify new possibilities of meaning in the study of religion in late antiquity. The book addresses the topic of the imaginative mindset of late ancient authors from a variety of Greco-Roman religious traditions.…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Text and Tablet: Near Eastern Archaeology, the Old Testament and New Possibilities book cover

    Text and Tablet

    Near Eastern Archaeology, the Old Testament and New Possibilities

    By Arthur Gibson, Brook W.R. Pearson

    This title was first published in 2000. Text and Tablet balances a blend of logic, post-analytical philosophy, French philosophy and literary criticism to carefully introduce some of these issues to the reader. Just as writers such as Derrida and Kermode have been interested in relating religion…

    Hardback – 2017-10-31 
    Routledge

  • Future Freedoms: Intergenerational Justice, Democratic Theory, and Ancient Greek Tragedy and Comedy book cover

    Future Freedoms

    Intergenerational Justice, Democratic Theory, and Ancient Greek Tragedy and Comedy

    By Elizabeth K. Markovits

    What do present generations owe the future? In Future Freedoms, Elizabeth Markovits asks readers to consider the fact that while democracy holds out the promise of freedom and autonomy, citizens are always bound by the decisions made by previous generations. Motivated by the contemporary political…

    Paperback – 2017-10-05
    Routledge

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