Classical Studies: Roman History & Culture

  • 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

    This book 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; the social and moral…

    Hardback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • The Women of Pliny's Letters book cover

    The Women of Pliny's Letters

    By Jo-Ann Shelton

    Pliny's letters offer a significant source of information about the lives of Roman women (predominantly, though not exclusively, upper-class women) during the late first and early second centuries CE. In the 368 letters included in his ten published books of epistles, Pliny mentions over 30 women…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    Women of the Ancient World

  • The Popes and the Church of Rome in Late Antiquity book cover

    The Popes and the Church of Rome in Late Antiquity

    By John Moorhead

    In the past few decades there has been an explosion of interest in the period of late antiquity. Rather than being viewed within a paradigm of the fall of the Roman Empire, these centuries have come to be seen as a time of immense creativity and significance in western history. Popes and the Church…

    Paperback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • Arius Didymus on Peripatetic Ethics, Household Management, and Politics book cover

    Arius Didymus on Peripatetic Ethics, Household Management, and Politics

    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 – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge
    Rutgers University Studies in Classical Humanities

  • 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 – 2017-09-27 
    Routledge

  • 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. In…

    Hardback – 2017-09-01 
    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 – 2017-08-25 
    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 – 2017-08-18 
    Routledge
    Routledge Worlds

  • 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

  • Roman Poetry book cover

    Roman Poetry

    By E.E. Sikes

    Originally published in 1923, this study outlines the aims and methods of roman poets as well as focussing on technique and subject. Sikes’ critique of the subject delves into the general character of roman poetry with the belief that it provides an insight into roman life and ideals by commenting…

    Paperback – 2017-07-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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