Classical Studies: Greek History & Culture

  • Homicide in the Attic Orators: Rhetoric, Ideology, and Context book cover

    Homicide in the Attic Orators

    Rhetoric, Ideology, and Context, 1st Edition

    By Christine Plastow

    This study identifies specific features in the legal procedure and social perception of homicide in Athens in the time of the orators, and examines how these features affected and were represented and utilised in forensic rhetoric. The socially transgressive nature of the crime in Athens resulted…

    Hardback – 2020-02-20 
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    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Underworld Gods in Ancient Greek Religion: Death and Reciprocity book cover

    Underworld Gods in Ancient Greek Religion

    Death and Reciprocity, 1st Edition

    By Ellie Mackin Roberts

    This volume presents a case for how and why people in archaic and classical Greece worshipped Underworld gods. These gods are often portrayed as malevolent and transgressive, giving an impression that ancient worshipers derived little or no benefits from developing ongoing relationships with them.…

    Hardback – 2020-02-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Critical Theory and the Classical World book cover

    Critical Theory and the Classical World

    1st Edition

    By Martyn Hudson

    This book radically re-examines Europe’s imaginaries of its origin in the ancient Greek world. Extracting central concepts of critical theory in its widest sense - beyond the Frankfurt School - like the human, force, spirit and domination, it allies them to characters, mythologies and motifs in…

    Paperback – 2020-01-17 
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    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • The Age of Constantine the Great (1949) book cover

    The Age of Constantine the Great (1949)

    1st Edition

    By Jacob Burckhardt

    Republished in 1949, Jacob Burckhardt’s brilliant study, first published in Germany in 1852, has survived all its critics and presents today perhaps a more intelligible and a more valid picture of events, their nexus, and their relevance than any later study. This English version is apt to the…

    Paperback – 2020-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Characters of Theophrastos. The Mimes of Herodas. The Tablet of Kebes. (1909) book cover

    The Characters of Theophrastos. The Mimes of Herodas. The Tablet of Kebes. (1909)

    1st Edition

    By R. Thomson Clark

    First published in 1909, in an era of receding interest in Classical authors, this volume aimed to encourage a renewed interest in the Classics through shared emotion, humanity and the everyday. Attributing the disinterest to a lack of familiarity and a public difficulty for empathising with…

    Paperback – 2020-01-01 
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    Routledge Revivals

  • The Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology

    8th Edition

    By Robin Hard

    Now in its 8th edition, this magisterial work offers a comprehensive survey of the stories of Greek myth, from the Olympian gods, through the lesser gods and deities, to the heroes, adventures, and foundation myths of the ancient Greek world. The Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology sets…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge

  • The Making of Identities in Athenian Oratory book cover

    The Making of Identities in Athenian Oratory

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jakub Filonik, Brenda Griffith-Williams, Janek Kucharski

    Focusing on extant speeches from the Athenian Assembly, law-courts, and Council in the fifth–fourth centuries BCE, these essays explore how speakers constructed or deconstructed identities for themselves and their opponents as part of a rhetorical strategy designed to persuade or manipulate the…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Emotional Trauma in Greece and Rome: Representations and Reactions book cover

    Emotional Trauma in Greece and Rome

    Representations and Reactions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andromache Karanika, Vassiliki Panoussi

    This volume examines emotional trauma in the ancient world, with material spanning literary texts from different genres (from epic and theatre to historiography) and archaeological sources, and geographically from Greece and Rome to Judaea with a chronological range from about 8th c. BCE to 1st c.…

    Hardback – 2019-12-19 
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    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Ethnicity and Identity in Herodotus book cover

    Ethnicity and Identity in Herodotus

    1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas Figueira, Carmen Soares

    Herodotus is the epochal authority who inaugurated the European and Western consciousness of collective identity, whether in an awareness of other societies and of the nature of cultural variation itself or in the fashioning of Greek self-awareness - and necessarily that of later civilizations…

    Hardback – 2019-12-17 
    Routledge

  • Cultural Reflections of Medusa: The Shadow in the Glass book cover

    Cultural Reflections of Medusa

    The Shadow in the Glass, 1st Edition

    By Jennifer Hedgecock

    This project studies the patterns in which the Medusa myth shapes, constructs and transforms new meanings of women today, correlating portrayals in ancient Greek myth, nineteenth century Symbolist painting and new, controversial, visions of women in contemporary art. The myth of the Medusa has long…

    Hardback – 2019-12-17 
    Routledge
    Interdisciplinary Research in Gender

  • The Representation of Slavery in the Greek Novel: Resistance and Appropriation book cover

    The Representation of Slavery in the Greek Novel

    Resistance and Appropriation, 1st Edition

    By William M. Owens

    This volume offers the first comprehensive treatment of how five of the canonical Greek novels represent slaves and slavery. In each novel, one or both elite protagonists are enslaved, and Owens explores the significance of the genre’s regular social degradation of these members of the elite.…

    Hardback – 2019-12-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Ancient Fairy and Folk Tales: An Anthology book cover

    Ancient Fairy and Folk Tales

    An Anthology, 1st Edition

    By Graham Anderson

    This anthology explores the multitude of evidence for recognisable fairy tales drawn from sources in the much older cultures of the ancient world, appearing much earlier than the 17th century where awareness of most fairy tales tends to begin. It presents versions of Cinderella, The Emperor’s New…

    Paperback – 2019-11-26 
    Routledge

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