Classical Studies: Roman History & Culture

  • On the Edge of the Empires: Northern Mesopotamia in the Roman Period book cover

    On the Edge of the Empires

    Northern Mesopotamia in the Roman Period

    By Rocco Palermo

    In antiquity, North Mesopotamia was the centre of the confrontation between different imperial entities. Rome, the Parthians, the Sasanians and the nomads of the region were all agents of a complex series of dynamics that impacted on the area: Rome found the most serious threat to its territorial…

    Hardback – 2018-07-01 
    Routledge
    Studies in the History of the Ancient Near East

  • Imperial Inquisitions: Prosecutors and Informants from Tiberius to Domitian book cover

    Imperial Inquisitions

    Prosecutors and Informants from Tiberius to Domitian

    By Steven H. Rutledge

    Delatores (political informants) and accusatores (malicious prosecutors) were a major part of life in imperial Rome. Contemporary sources depict them as cruel and heartless mercenaries, who bore the main responsibility for institutionalising and enforcing the 'tyranny' of the infamous rulers of the…

    Paperback – 2018-04-30 
    Routledge

  • Roman Law: An Introduction book cover

    Roman Law

    An Introduction

    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 – 2018-04-23 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2018-04-20 
    Routledge

  • Radical Marble: Architectural Innovation from Antiquity to the Present book cover

    Radical Marble

    Architectural Innovation from Antiquity to the Present

    Edited by J. Nicholas Napoli, William Tronzo

    Marble is one of the great veins through the architectural tradition and fundamental building block of the Mediterranean world, from the Parthenon of mid-fifth century Athens, which was constructed of pentelic marble, to Justinian’s Hagia Sophia in Constantinople and the Renaissance and Baroque…

    Hardback – 2018-04-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Art History

  • The Greek and Roman Trophy: From Battlefield Marker to Icon of Power book cover

    The Greek and Roman Trophy

    From Battlefield Marker to Icon of Power

    By Lauren Kinnee

    In The Greek and Roman Trophy: From Battlefield Marker to Icon of Power, Kinnee presents the first monographic treatment of ancient trophies in sixty years. The study spans Archaic Greece through the Augustan Principate. Kinnee aims to create a holistic view of this complex monument-type by…

    Hardback – 2018-04-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Reconceiving Religious Conflict: New Views from the Formative Centuries of Christianity book cover

    Reconceiving Religious Conflict

    New Views from the Formative Centuries of Christianity

    Edited by Wendy Mayer, Chris L. de Wet

    Reconceiving Religious Conflict deconstructs instances of religious conflict within the formative centuries of Christianity, the first six centuries CE. It explores the theoretical foundations of religious conflict; the dynamics of religious conflict within the context of persecution and martyrdom;…

    Hardback – 2018-02-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • Sex in Antiquity: Exploring Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World book cover

    Sex in Antiquity

    Exploring Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World

    Edited by Mark Masterson, Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz, James Robson

    Looking at sex and sexuality from a variety of historical, sociological and theoretical perspectives, as represented in a variety of media, Sex in Antiquity represents a vibrant picture of the discipline of ancient gender and sexuality studies, showcasing the work of leading international scholars…

    Paperback – 2018-01-29 
    Routledge
    Rewriting Antiquity

  • 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 – 2018-01-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Later Latin Poetry

  • A Social-Political History of Monotheism: From Judah to the Byzantines book cover

    A Social-Political History of Monotheism

    From Judah to the Byzantines

    By Jeremiah W. Cataldo

    In A Social-Political History of Monotheism, Cataldo shows how political concerns were fundamental to the development of Judeo-Christian monotheism. Beginning with the disruptive and devastating historical events that shook early Israelite culture and ending with the seemingly victorious emergence…

    Hardback – 2018-01-11
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2018-01-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Later Latin Poetry

  • Religious Dissent in the Roman Empire: Violence in Judaea at the Time of Nero book cover

    Religious Dissent in the Roman Empire

    Violence in Judaea at the Time of Nero

    By Vasily Rudich

    Religious Dissent in the Roman Empire is the third installment in Vasily Rudich’s trilogy on the psychology of discontent in the Roman Empire at the time of Nero. Unlike his earlier books, it deals not with political dissidence, but with religious dissent, especially in its violent form. Against…

    Paperback – 2018-01-08
    Routledge

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