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  • The Social History of Rome (Routledge Revivals)

    By Dr Geza Alfoldy

    This study, first published in German in 1975, addresses the need for a comprehensive account of Roman social history in a single volume. Specifically, Alföldy attempts to answer three questions: What is the meaning of Roman social history? What is entailed in Roman social history? How is it to be…

    Paperback – 2015-11-11 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Prophet and the Age of the Caliphates

    The Islamic Near East from the 6th to the 11th Century, 3rd Edition

    By Hugh Kennedy

    The Prophet and the Age of Caliphates is an accessible history of the Near East from c.600-1050AD, the period in which Islamic society was formed. Beginning with the life of Muhammad and the birth of Islam, Hugh Kennedy goes on to explore the great Arab conquests of the seventh century and the…

    Paperback – 2015-11-09 
    Routledge
    A History of the Near East

  • Rewriting Peter as an Intertextual Character in the Canonical Gospels

    By Finn Damgaard

    Peter is a fascinating character in all four canonical gospels, not only as a literary figure in each of the gospels respectively, but also when looked at from an intertextual perspective. This book examines how Peter is rewritten for each of the gospels, positing that the differing portrayals of…

    Hardback – 2015-10-28 
    Routledge
    Copenhagen International Seminar

  • The Age of Agade

    Inventing Empire in Ancient Mesopotamia

    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 over a century of extraordinary political, social, and cultural innovation. It draws together over 40 years of research by one of the world’…

    Paperback – 2015-10-27 
    Routledge

  • The People of Aristophanes (Routledge Revivals)

    A Sociology of Old Attic Comedy

    By Victor Ehrenberg

    First published in 1951, The People of Aristophanes provides a sociological account of Athens in the period of its greatest glory. Drawing upon Old Attic Comedy and the plays of Aristophanes, the author recreates, for the reader, the life of Athens at that time. He writes extensively about social…

    Paperback – 2015-10-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Routledge Philosophy GuideBook to Aristotle and the Poetics

    By Angela Curran

    Aristotle’s Poetics is the first philosophical account of an art form and is the foundational text in the history of aesthetics. The Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Aristotle and the Poetics is an accessible guide to this often dense and cryptic work. Angela Curran introduces and assesses:…

    Paperback – 2015-10-15 
    Routledge
    Routledge Philosophy GuideBooks

  • Ancient Botany

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-10-11 
    Routledge
    Sciences of Antiquity Series

  • Sophists, Socratics and Cynics (Routledge Revivals)

    By David Rankin

    The Sophists, the Socratics and the Cynics had one important characteristic in common: they mainly used spoken natural language as their instrument of investigation, and they were more concerned to discover human nature in its various practical manifestations than the facts of the physical world.…

    Paperback – 2015-10-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Augustus to Nero (Routledge Revivals)

    A Sourcebook on Roman History, 31 BC-AD 68

    By David Braund

    The years from the battle of Actium to the death of Nero stand at the very heart of Roman history. Yet the sources of this key period, particularly the inscriptions, papyri and coins, are not readily accessible. Crucial new discoveries remain buried in learned periodicals, and now that the study of…

    Paperback – 2015-10-10 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Personal Enmity in Roman Politics (Routledge Revivals)

    218-43 BC

    By David Epstein

    The Roman Republic was governed by a small group of men who agreed far more than they disagreed on the fundamental questions facing the state. The details of their public behaviour can thus only be understood in relation to the idiosyncrasies deeply embedded in Roman political culture, one of the…

    Paperback – 2015-10-04 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Greek Education (Routledge Revivals)

    450-350 B.C.

    By Frederick G.A. Beck

    This study, first published in 1964, presents a highly readable but scholarly account of Greek education as exemplified by Athenian practise in the period 450-350 B.C. In a substantial introductory chapter the story of Greek education is traced from its origins in Mycenaean times down to the…

    Paperback – 2015-09-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Herodotus and Greek History (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Hart

    Herodotus has shaped our knowledge of life, religion, war and politics in ancient Greece immeasurably, as well as being one of the most entertaining of all Classical Greek authors: fascinating, perceptive, accessible and not at all pretentious. Herodotus and Greek History, first published in 1982,…

    Paperback – 2015-09-26 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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