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  • Rome in the East

    The Transformation of an Empire, 2nd Edition

    By Warwick Ball

    This new edition of Rome in the East expands on the seminal work of the first edition, and examines the lasting impact of the near Eastern influence on Rome on our understanding of the development of European culture. Warwick Ball explores modern issues as well as ancient, and overturns…

    Hardback – 2016-06-28
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  • Understanding Greek Religion

    1st Edition

    By Jennifer Larson

    Understanding Greek Religion is one of the first attempts to fully examine any religion from a cognitivist perspective, applying methods and findings from the cognitive science of religion to the ancient Greek world. In this book, Jennifer Larson shows that many of the fundamentals of Greek…

    Hardback – 2016-03-28
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    Understanding the Ancient World

  • The Age of Agade

    Inventing Empire in Ancient Mesopotamia, 1st Edition

    By Benjamin R. Foster

    The Age of Agade is the first book-length study of the Akkadian period of Mesopotamian history, which saw the rise and fall of the world’s first empire during more than a century of extraordinary political, social, and cultural innovation. It draws together more than 40 years of research by one of…

    Hardback – 2015-12-07
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  • The Huns

    1st Edition

    By Hyun Jin Kim

    This volume is a concise introduction to the history and culture of the Huns. This ancient people had a famous reputation in Eurasian Late Antiquity. However, their history has often been evaluated as a footnote in the histories of the later Roman Empire and early Germanic peoples. Kim addresses…

    Hardback – 2015-11-30
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    Peoples of the Ancient World

  • Ancient Botany

    1st Edition

    By Gavin Hardy, Laurence Totelin

    Gavin Hardy and Laurence Totelin have brought together their botanical and historical knowledge to produce this unique overview of ancient botany. It examines all the founding texts of botanical science, such as Theophrastus' Enquiry into Plants, Dioscorides' Materia Medica, Pliny the Elder's…

    Hardback – 2015-10-05
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    Sciences of Antiquity

  • Pagans and Christians in Late Antiquity

    A Sourcebook, 2nd Edition

    By A. D. Lee

    In Pagans and Christians in Late Antiquity, A.D. Lee documents the transformation of the religious landscape of the Roman world from one of enormous diversity of religious practices and creeds in the 3rd century to a situation where, by the 6th century, Christianity had become the dominant…

    Hardback – 2015-08-24
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    Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World

  • Artemis

    1st Edition

    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…

    Hardback – 2015-07-02
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    Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World

  • Caligula

    The Abuse of Power, 2nd Edition

    By Anthony A. Barrett

    The Roman Empire has always exercised a considerable fascination. Among its numerous colourful personalities, no emperor, with the possible exception of Nero, has attracted more popular attention than Caligula, who has a reputation, whether deserved or not, as the quintessential mad and dangerous…

    Hardback – 2015-03-12
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    Roman Imperial Biographies

  • Cicero

    The Philosophy of a Roman Sceptic, 1st Edition

    By Raphael Woolf

    Cicero’s philosophical works introduced Latin audiences to the ideas of the Stoics, Epicureans and other schools and figures of the post-Aristotelian period, thus influencing the transmission of those ideas through later history. While Cicero’s value as documentary evidence for the Hellenistic…

    Paperback – 2015-02-19
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    Philosophy in the Roman World

  • Sex in Antiquity

    Exploring Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World, 1st Edition

    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…

    Hardback – 2014-12-18
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    Rewriting Antiquity

  • Smell and the Ancient Senses

    1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Bradley

    From flowers and perfumes to urban sanitation and personal hygiene, smell—a sense that is simultaneously sublime and animalistic—has played a pivotal role in western culture and thought. Greek and Roman writers and thinkers lost no opportunity to connect the smells that bombarded their senses to…

    Paperback – 2014-12-12
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    The Senses in Antiquity

  • Julius Caesar and the Transformation of the Roman Republic

    1st Edition

    By Tom Stevenson

    Julius Caesar and the Transformation of the Roman Republic provides an accessible introduction to Caesar’s life and public career. It outlines the main phases of his career with reference to prominent social and political concepts of the time. This approach helps to explain his aims, ideals, and…

    Paperback – 2014-11-10
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  • Graffiti in Antiquity

    1st Edition

    By Peter Keegan

    Ancient graffiti - hundreds of thousands of informal, ephemeral texts spanning millennia - offer a patchwork of fragmentary conversations in a variety of languages spread across the Mediterranean world. Cut, painted, inked or traced in charcoal, the surviving graffiti present a layer of lived…

    Hardback – 2014-06-13
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  • Apuleius and Africa

    1st Edition

    Edited by Benjamin Todd Lee, Ellen Finkelpearl, Luca Graverini

    The Metamorphoses or Golden Ass of Apuleius (ca. 170 CE) is a Latin novel written by a native of Madauros in Roman North Africa, roughly equal to modern Tunisia together with parts of Libya and Algeria. Apuleius’ novel is based on the model of a lost Greek novel; it narrates the adventures of a…

    Hardback – 2014-05-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • The Roman Empire at Bay, AD 180-395

    2nd Edition

    By David S. Potter

    The Roman Empire at Bay is the only one volume history of the critical years 180-395 AD, which saw the transformation of the Roman Empire from a unitary state centred on Rome, into a new polity with two capitals and a new religion—Christianity. The book integrates social and intellectual…

    Paperback – 2013-12-24
    Routledge
    The Routledge History of the Ancient World

  • Aspects of Roman History 31 BC-AD 117

    2nd Edition

    By Richard Alston

    This new edition of Aspects of Roman History 31 BC- AD 117 provides an easily accessible guide to the history of the early Roman Empire. Taking the reader through the major political events of the crucial first 150 years of Roman imperial history, from the Empire’s foundation under Augustus to the…

    Paperback – 2013-11-11
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    Aspects of Classical Civilization

  • Animals in the Ancient World from A to Z

    1st Edition

    By Kenneth F. Kitchell Jr.

    The ancient Greeks and Romans lived in a world teeming with animals. Animals were integral to ancient commerce, war, love, literature and art. Inside the city they were found as pets, pests, and parasites. They could be sacred, sacrificed, liminal, workers, or intruders from the wild. Beyond the…

    Hardback – 2013-10-10
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    The Ancient World from A to Z

  • Pompeii and Herculaneum

    A Sourcebook, 2nd Edition

    By Alison E. Cooley, M. G. L. Cooley

    The original edition of Pompeii: A Sourcebook was a crucial resource for students of the site. Now updated to include material from Herculaneum, the neighbouring town also buried in the eruption of Vesuvius, Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook allows readers to form a richer and more diverse…

    Paperback – 2013-10-04
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    Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World

  • Women in the Ancient Near East

    A Sourcebook, 1st Edition

    Edited by Mark Chavalas

    Women in the Ancient Near East provides a collection of primary sources that further our understanding of women from Mesopotamian and Near Eastern civilizations, from the earliest historical and literary texts in the third millennium BC to the end of Mesopotamian political autonomy in the sixth…

    Paperback – 2013-09-25
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    Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World

  • Augustus

    2nd Edition

    By Patricia Southern

    The first Emperor of Rome holds a perennial fascination for anyone with an interest in the Romans and their Empire. Augustus was a truly remarkable man who brought peace after many years of civil wars and laid the foundations of an Empire that lasted for nearly five centuries. Even today the Roman…

    Hardback – 2013-09-23
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    Roman Imperial Biographies

  • Displaying the Ideals of Antiquity

    The Petrified Gaze, 1st Edition

    By Johannes Siapkas, Lena Sjögren

    Displaying the Ideals of Antiquity investigates the study and display of ancient sculpture from archaeological, art historical, and museum studies perspectives. Ancient sculptures not only give us knowledge about ancient Greek and Roman pasts, but they also mediate ideals that inform modern…

    Hardback – 2013-07-23
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    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • The Etruscan World

    1st Edition

    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…

    Hardback – 2013-06-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Worlds

  • Roman Theories of Translation

    Surpassing the Source, 1st Edition

    By Siobhán McElduff

    For all that Cicero is often seen as the father of translation theory, his and other Roman comments on translation are often divorced from the complicated environments that produced them. The first book-length study in English of its kind, Roman Theories of Translation: Surpassing the Source…

    Hardback – 2013-05-23
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    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Roman Literature, Gender and Reception

    Domina Illustris, 1st Edition

    Edited by Donald Lateiner, Barbara K. Gold, Judith Perkins

    This cutting-edge collection of essays offers provocative studies of ancient history, literature, gender identifications and roles, and subsequent interpretations of the republican and imperial Roman past. The prose and poetry of Cicero and Petronius, Lucretius, Virgil, and Ovid receive fresh…

    Hardback – 2013-05-01
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    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • The Women of Pliny's Letters

    1st Edition

    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…

    Hardback – 2012-11-16
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    Women of the Ancient World

  • Collected Papers on Alexander the Great

    1st Edition

    By Ernst Badian

    Professor Ernst Badian (1925-2011) was one of the most influential Alexander historians of the twentieth century. His first articles on the subject appeared in 1958, and he continued for a full fifty years to reshape scholarly perception of the reign of Alexander the Great. A steady output of…

    Hardback – 2012-03-06
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  • Herakles

    1st Edition

    By Emma Stafford

    There is more material available on Herakles than any other Greek god or hero. His story has many more episodes than those of other heroes, concerning his life and death as well as his battles with myriad monsters and other opponents. In literature, he appears in our earliest Greek epic…

    Paperback – 2011-11-28
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    Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World

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