E-books: Classical Studies

  • Arjuna–Odysseus: Shared Heritage in Indian and Greek Epic book cover

    Arjuna–Odysseus

    Shared Heritage in Indian and Greek Epic, 1st Edition

    By N. J. Allen

    Bringing together the study of the Greek classics and Indology, Arjuna–Odysseus provides a comparative analysis of the shared heritage of the Mahābhārata and early Greek traditions presented in the texts of Homer and Hesiod. Building on the ethnographic theories of Durkheim, Mauss, and Dumont,…

    eBook – 2019-11-07
    Routledge India

  • Law and Gender in the Ancient Near East and the Hebrew Bible book cover

    Law and Gender in the Ancient Near East and the Hebrew Bible

    1st Edition

    By Ilan Peled

    This volume examines how gender relations were regulated in ancient Near Eastern and biblical law. The textual corpus examined includes the various pertinent law collections, royal decrees and instructions from Mesopotamia and Hatti, and the three biblical legal collections. Peled explores issues…

    eBook – 2019-11-04
    Routledge

  • The Authorship of the Pseudo-Dionysian Corpus: A Deliberate Forgery or Clever Literary Ploy? book cover

    The Authorship of the Pseudo-Dionysian Corpus

    A Deliberate Forgery or Clever Literary Ploy?, 1st Edition

    By Vladimir Kharlamov

    This monograph revisits one of the most debated aspects of Dionysian scholarship: the enigma of its authorship. To establish the identity of the author remains impossible. However, the legitimacy of the attribution of the corpus to Dionysius the Areopagite should not be seen as an intended forgery…

    eBook – 2019-11-04
    Routledge

  • Ea’s Duplicity in the Gilgamesh Flood Story book cover

    Ea’s Duplicity in the Gilgamesh Flood Story

    1st Edition

    By Martin Worthington

    This volume opens up new perspectives on Babylonian and Assyrian literature, through the lens of a pivotal passage in the Gilgamesh Flood story. It shows how, using a nine-line message where not all was as it seemed, the god Ea inveigled humans into building the Ark.   The volume argues that Ea…

    eBook – 2019-10-29
    Routledge
    The Ancient Word

  • Greek and Roman Technology: A Sourcebook of Translated Greek and Roman Texts book cover

    Greek and Roman Technology

    A Sourcebook of Translated Greek and Roman Texts, 2nd Edition

    By Andrew N. Sherwood, Milorad Nikolic, John W. Humphrey, John P. Oleson

    In this new edition of Greek and Roman Technology, the authors translate and annotate key passages from ancient texts to provide a history and analysis of the origins and development of technology in the classical world. Sherwood and Nikolic, with Humphrey and Oleson, provide a comprehensive and…

    eBook – 2019-10-23
    Routledge
    Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World

  • Rape Myths, the Bible, and #MeToo book cover

    Rape Myths, the Bible, and #MeToo

    1st Edition

    By Johanna Stiebert

    Biblical studies is increasingly interdisciplinary and frequently focuses on how the Bible is read, received, and represented in the contemporary world, including in politics, news media, and popular culture. Rape Myths, the Bible and #MeToo illustrates this with particular and critical assessment…

    eBook – 2019-10-22
    Routledge
    Rape Culture, Religion and the Bible

  • Byzantium in the Eleventh Century: Being in Between book cover

    Byzantium in the Eleventh Century

    Being in Between, 1st Edition

    Edited by Marc D. Lauxtermann, Mark Whittow

    The eleventh century in Byzantium is all about being in between, whether this is between Basil II and Alexios Komnenos, between the forces of the Normans, the Pechenegs and the Turks, or between different social groupings, cultural identities and religious persuasions. It is a period of fundamental…

    eBook – 2019-10-18
    Routledge
    Publications of the Society for the Promotion of Byzantine Studies

  • Heirs of Roman Persecution: Studies on a Christian and Para-Christian Discourse in Late Antiquity book cover

    Heirs of Roman Persecution

    Studies on a Christian and Para-Christian Discourse in Late Antiquity, 1st Edition

    Edited by Éric Fournier, Wendy Mayer

    The subject of this book is the discourse of persecution used by Christians in Late Antiquity (c. 300–700 CE). Through a series of detailed case studies covering the full chronological and geographical span of the period, this book investigates how the conversion of the Roman Empire to Christianity…

    eBook – 2019-10-10
    Routledge

  • Early Greek Thought: Three Studies book cover

    Early Greek Thought

    Three Studies, 1st Edition

    By E. Hofmann, J. W. Beardslee, O. Johrens

    Originally compiled and published in 1922, this volume contains three studies on Early Greek Thought: E. Hofmann's Qua Ratione; J. W. Beardslee's Fifth-Century Greek Literature; and O. JOhrens's Die Fragmente des Anaxagoras.…

    eBook – 2019-10-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Travel, Pilgrimage and Social Interaction from Antiquity to the Middle Ages book cover

    Travel, Pilgrimage and Social Interaction from Antiquity to the Middle Ages

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jenni Kuuliala, Jussi Rantala

    Mobility and travel have always been key characteristics of human societies, having various cultural, social and religious aims and purposes. Travels shaped religions and societies and were a way for people to understand themselves, this world and the transcendent. This book analyses travelling in…

    eBook – 2019-10-10
    Routledge
    Studies in Medieval History and Culture

  • Jeremiah in History and Tradition book cover

    Jeremiah in History and Tradition

    1st Edition

    Edited by Jim West, Niels Peter Lemche

    Jeremiah in History and Tradition examines aspects of the Book of Jeremiah from a variety of perspectives including historical, textual, redaction, and feminist criticism, as well as the history of its reception. The book looks afresh at the Book of Jeremiah through the lens of intertextuality…

    eBook – 2019-10-08
    Routledge
    Copenhagen International Seminar

  • The Medicina Plinii: Latin Text, Translation, and Commentary book cover

    The Medicina Plinii

    Latin Text, Translation, and Commentary, 1st Edition

    By Yvette Hunt

    This book presents the first ever English translation of the Medicina Plinii, one of the most influential books of applied medicine and self-medication in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. The work, which predates AD 400, was created as a quick reference work for travellers, and became and…

    eBook – 2019-10-01
    Routledge
    Scientific Writings from the Ancient and Medieval World

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