Classical Studies: Roman History & Culture

  • 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 – 2017-11-06 
    Routledge

  • Prophets, Prophecy, and Oracles in the Roman Empire: Jewish, Christian, and Greco-Roman Cultures book cover

    Prophets, Prophecy, and Oracles in the Roman Empire

    Jewish, Christian, and Greco-Roman Cultures

    By Leslie Kelly

    Hardback – 2017-11-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Classical Studies

  • 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 – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • Arius Didymus on Peripatetic Ethics, Household Management, and Politics: Text, Translation, and Discussion book cover

    Arius Didymus on Peripatetic Ethics, Household Management, and Politics

    Text, Translation, and Discussion

    Edited by William W. Fortenbaugh

    This volume features a unique epitome (original summation) of Aristotelian practical philosophy. It is often attributed to Arius Didymus who composed a survey of Peripatetic thought on three closely related areas: ethics, household management, and politics. The quality of the epitome, which draws…

    Hardback – 2017-09-26 
    Routledge
    Rutgers University Studies in Classical Humanities

  • Virgin Sacrifice in Classical Art: Women, Agency, and the Trojan War book cover

    Virgin Sacrifice in Classical Art

    Women, Agency, and the Trojan War

    By Anthony F. Mangieri

    The Trojan War begins and ends with the sacrifice of a virgin princess. The gruesome killing of a woman must have captivated ancient people because the myth of the sacrificial virgin resonates powerfully in the arts of ancient Greece and Rome. Most scholars agree that the Greeks and Romans did not…

    Hardback – 2017-09-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and Art

  • Prophets and Profits: Ancient Divination and Its Reception book cover

    Prophets and Profits

    Ancient Divination and Its Reception

    Edited by Richard Evans

    This volume examines the ways in which divination, often through oracular utterances and other mechanisms, linked mortals with the gods, and places the practice within the ancient sociopolitical and religious environment. Whether humans sought knowledge by applying to an oracle through which the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-19 
    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.…

    Hardback – 2017-09-12 
    Routledge
    Routledge Ancient Biographies

  • 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 – 2017-09-04 
    Routledge

  • The Etruscan World book cover

    The Etruscan World

    Edited by Jean MacIntosh Turfa

    The Etruscans can be shown to have made significant, and in some cases perhaps the first, technical advances in the central and northern Mediterranean. To the Etruscan people we can attribute such developments as the tie-beam truss in large wooden structures, surveying and engineering drainage and…

    Paperback – 2017-08-14
    Routledge
    Routledge Worlds

  • Juvenal’s Global Awareness: Circulation, Connectivity, and Empire book cover

    Juvenal’s Global Awareness

    Circulation, Connectivity, and Empire

    By Osman Umurhan

    In Juvenal’s Global Awareness Osman Umurhan applies theories of globalization to an investigation of Juvenal’s articulation and understanding of empire, imperialism and identity. Umurhan explains how the increased interconnectivity between different localities, ethnic and political, shapes Juvenal’…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • The Plight of Rome in the Fifth Century AD book cover

    The Plight of Rome in the Fifth Century AD

    By Mark Merrony

    The Plight of Rome in the Fifth Century AD argues that the fall of the western Roman Empire was rooted in a significant drop in war booty, agricultural productivity, and mineral resources. Merrony proposes that a dependency on the three economic components was established with the Principate, when…

    Hardback – 2017-07-27
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • Ancient Macedonia book cover

    Ancient Macedonia

    By Carol J. King

    The first English-language monograph on ancient Macedonia in almost thirty years, Carol J. King's book provides a detailed narrative account of the rise and fall of Macedonian power in the Balkan Peninsula and the Aegean region during the five-hundred-year period of the Macedonian monarchy from the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-18
    Routledge

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