Classical Language & Literature Products

  • Understanding Latin Literature

    2nd Edition

    By Susanna Braund

    Understanding Latin Literature is a highly accessible, user-friendly work that provides a fresh and illuminating introduction to the most important aspects of Latin prose and poetry. This second edition is heavily revised to reflect recent developments in scholarship, especially in the area of the…

    Paperback – 2017-01-24 
    Understanding the Ancient World

  • Attic Oratory and Performance

    By Andreas Serafim

    In a society where public speech was integral to the decision-making process, and where all affairs pertaining to the community were the subject of democratic debate, the communication between the speaker and his audience in the public forum, whether the law-court or the Assembly, cannot be…

    Hardback – 2017-01-18 
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Character Evidence in the Courts of Classical Athens

    Rhetoric, Relevance and the Rule of Law

    By Vasileios Adamidis

    There has been much debate in scholarship over the factors determining the outcome of legal hearings in classical Athens. Specifically, there is divergence regarding the extent to which judicial panels were influenced by non-legal considerations in addition to, or even instead of, questions of law.…

    Hardback – 2016-12-06 

  • The Animal and the Human in Ancient and Modern Thought

    The ‘Man Alone of Animals’ Concept

    By Stephen T. Newmyer

    Ancient Greeks endeavored to define the human being vis-à-vis other animal species by isolating capacities and endowments which they considered to be unique to humans. This approach toward defining the human being still appears with surprising frequency, in modern philosophical treatises, in modern…

    Hardback – 2016-11-25 
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Truth and History in the Ancient World

    Pluralising the Past

    Edited by Lisa Hau, Ian Ruffell

    This collection of essays investigates histories in the ancient world and the extent to which the producers and consumers of those histories believed them to be true. Ancient Greek historiographers repeatedly stressed the importance of truth to history; yet they also purported to believe in myth,…

    Hardback – 2016-11-23 
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • Cultural Genealogy

    An Essay on Early Modern Myth

    By Raphael Falco

    Cultural Genealogy explores the popularization in the Renaissance of the still pervasive myth that later cultures are the hereditary descendants of ancient or older cultures. The core of this myth is the widespread belief that a numinous charismatic power can be passed down unchanged, and in…

    Hardback – 2016-11-10 

  • Love, Desire and Transcendence in French Literature

    Deciphering Eros

    By Paul Gifford

    European literature and theory of the twentieth century have been intensely preoccupied with questions of 'Desire', whereas 'love' has increasingly represented a fractured and strange, if not actually suspect, proposal: this is a prime symptom of an age of deep cultural mutation and uncertainty.…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Standard Languages and Language Standards – Greek, Past and Present

    By Michael Silk

    Edited by Alexandra Georgakopoulou

    Standard Languages and Language Standards: Greek, Past and Present is a collection of essays with a distinctive focus and an unusual range. It brings together scholars from different disciplines, with a variety of perspectives, linguistic and literary, historical and social, to address issues of…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Prometheus in Music

    Representations of the Myth in the Romantic Era

    By Paul Bertagnolli

    The ancient Greek myth of Prometheus, the primordial Titan who defied the Olympian gods by stealing fire from the heavens as a gift for humanity, enjoyed unprecedented popularity during the Romantic era. An international coterie of writers such as Goethe, Monti, Byron, the Shelleys, Sainte-Hélène,…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Travel, Communication and Geography in Late Antiquity

    Sacred and Profane

    By Linda Ellis, Frank L. Kidner

    Travel, Communication and Geography in Late Antiquity brings together a set of papers that consider anew issues of travel, communication and landscape in Late Antiquity. This period witnessed an increase in long-distance travel and the construction of large new inter-provincial communications…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • The Multilingual Experience in Egypt, from the Ptolemies to the Abbasids

    Edited by Arietta Papaconstantinou

    For over a millennium and a half, Egypt was home to at least two commonly used languages of communication. Although this situation is by no means exceptional in the ancient and medieval worlds, the wealth of documentary sources preserved by Egypt's papyri makes the country a privileged observation…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

  • Shakespeare's Erotic Mythology and Ovidian Renaissance Culture

    Edited by Agnès Lafont

    Taking cross-disciplinary and comparative approaches to the volume’s subject, this exciting collection of essays offers a reassessment of Shakespeare’s erotic and Ovidian mythology within classical and continental aesthetic contexts. Through extensive examination of mythological visual and textual…

    Paperback – 2016-10-31 

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