Classical Studies: Classical Language & Literature

  • Landscapes of Dread in Classical Antiquity: Negative Emotion in Natural and Constructed Spaces book cover

    Landscapes of Dread in Classical Antiquity

    Negative Emotion in Natural and Constructed Spaces

    Edited by Debbie Felton

    Over the last two decades, research in cultural geography and landscape studies has influenced many humanities fields, including Classics, and has increasingly drawn our attention to the importance of spaces and their contexts, both geographical and social: how spaces are described by language,…

    Hardback – 2018-05-01 
    Routledge

  • Performing Homer: The Voyage of Ulysses from Epic to Opera book cover

    Performing Homer: The Voyage of Ulysses from Epic to Opera

    By Eleonora Stoppino

    Edited by Wendy Heller

    The epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey, attributed to Homer, are among the oldest surviving works of literature derived from oral performance. Deeply embedded in these works is the notion that they were intended to be heard: there is something musical about Homer's use of language and a vivid…

    Hardback – 2018-04-28 
    Routledge
    Ashgate Interdisciplinary Studies in Opera

  • 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

  • Rutilius Namatianus' Going Home: De Reditu Suo book cover

    Rutilius Namatianus' Going Home

    De Reditu Suo

    By Martha Malamud

    Martha Malamud provides the only scholarly English translation of De Reditu Suo with significant notes and commentary that explore historical, literary, cultural, and mythical references, as well as commenting on literary allusions, the structure, diction, and style of the poem, and textual issues.…

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

  • 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 – 2017-12-18 
    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 – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-12-15
    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 – 2017-12-15
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2017-12-04
    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 – 2017-11-27
    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

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