Classical Studies: Ancient Religions

  • Asklepios book cover

    Asklepios

    By Matthew Dillon

    By the end of the fifth century BC, Asklepios was established and flourishing as the main healing deity of the Greeks. However, just a few centuries earlier, he featured in the Iliad as a mortal doctor, not a god. The Greeks had to wait until the classical period before they could seek individual,…

    Hardback – 2019-01-01 
    Routledge
    Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World

  • Lettres Choisies: The Correspondence of Richard Simon book cover

    Lettres Choisies: The Correspondence of Richard Simon

    Edited by Justin Champion, Nicholas Keene

    This is the first modern critical edition of the correspondence of the early modern French biblical critic Richard Simon (1638-1712), priest of the Catholic Oratorian Order. Simon is widely regarded by theologians and historians of religion as the father of modern biblical criticism. He was the…

    Hardback – 2018-12-28 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Handbook of Classics and Cognitive Theory book cover

    The Routledge Handbook of Classics and Cognitive Theory

    Edited by Peter Meineck, William Michael Short, Jennifer Devereaux

    The Routledge Handbook of Classics and Cognitive Theory is an interdisciplinary volume that examines the application of cognitive theory to the study of the classical world, across several interrelated areas including linguistics, literary theory, social practices, performance, artificial…

    Hardback – 2018-11-09 
    Routledge

  • The Dynamics of Rhetorical Performances in Late Antiquity book cover

    The Dynamics of Rhetorical Performances in Late Antiquity

    By Alberto J. Quiroga Puertas

    This book argues that narrations of rhetorical performances in late antique literature can be interpreted as a reflection of the ongoing debates of the time. Competition among cultural elites, strategies of self-presentation and the making of religious orthodoxy often took the shape of narrations…

    Hardback – 2018-10-29 
    Routledge

  • The Gnostic World book cover

    The Gnostic World

    Edited by Garry W. Trompf, Gunner B. Mikkelsen, Jay Johnston

    The Gnostic World is an outstanding guide to Gnosticism, designed as a collection of critical studies by experts to both widen and deepen study in Gnostic movements and strands of speculation as a discrete "World" of human socio-spiritual life from the distant past until today. An international…

    Hardback – 2018-10-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Worlds

  • In Search of First-Century Christianity book cover

    In Search of First-Century Christianity

    By Joe E. Barnhart, Linda T. Kraeger

    In Search of First Century Christianity contends that Christianity in the first century had no founder but rather evolved as a convergence of many forces: political disillusionment, cultural mutations, religious and theological motifs, psychosocial losses and new expectations. Moving on from an…

    Hardback – 2018-09-30 
    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 – 2018-09-30 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Imagining the Afterlife in the Ancient World book cover

    Imagining the Afterlife in the Ancient World

    Edited by Juliette Harrisson

    Human beings have speculated about whether or not there is life after death, and if so, what form that life might take, for centuries. What did people in the ancient world think the next life would hold, and did they imagine there was a chance for a relationship between the living and the dead? How…

    Hardback – 2018-09-10 
    Routledge

  • Artemis book cover

    Artemis

    By Stephanie Lynn Budin

    Artemis is a literary, iconographic, and archaeological study of the ancient Greek goddess of the hunt, who presided over the transitions and mediations between the wild and the civilized, youth and maturity, life and death. Beginning with a study of the early origins of Artemis and her cult in the…

    Paperback – 2018-08-01 
    Routledge

  • Critical Theory and the Classical World book cover

    Critical Theory and the Classical World

    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…

    Hardback – 2018-07-23 
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • Revealing the History of Ancient Palestine: Changing Perspectives 8 book cover

    Revealing the History of Ancient Palestine

    Changing Perspectives 8

    By Keith W. Whitelam

    This volume is part of the Changing Perspectives sub-series, which is constituted by anthologies of articles by world-renowned biblical scholars and historians that have made an impact on the field and changed its course during the last decades. This volume offers a collection of seminal essays by…

    Hardback – 2018-07-16
    Routledge
    Copenhagen International Seminar

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    Hermes

    By Arlene Allan

    Hermes redresses the gap in modern English scholarship on this fascinating and complex god, presenting its readers with an introduction to Hermes’ social, religious and political importance through discussions of his myths, iconography and worship. It also brings together in one place an integrated…

    Hardback – 2018-06-11
    Routledge
    Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World

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