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  • The Routledge Research Companion to Shakespeare and Classical Literature

    Edited by Sean Keilen, Nick Moschovakis

    In this wide-ranging and ambitiously conceived Research Companion, contributors explore Shakespeare’s relationship to the classic in two broad senses. The essays analyze Shakespeare’s specific debts to classical works and weigh his classicism’s likeness and unlikeness to that of others in his time;…

    Hardback – 2017-03-23 
    Routledge

  • The Greek View of Life

    By G. Lowes Dickinson

    First published in 1896 (this twenty-third edition in 1957), this book provides a general introduction to Greek literature and thought. Among the subjects dealt with are the Greek view of religion, the state and its relation to the citizen, law, artisans and slaves, manual labour, trade and art.…

    Paperback – 2017-03-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals: Collected Works of G. Lowes Dickinson

  • Mass and Elite in the Greek and Roman Worlds

    From Sparta to Late Antiquity

    Edited by Richard Evans

    This volume has its origin in the 14th University of South Africa Classics Colloquium in which the topic and title of the event were inspired by Josiah Ober’s seminal work Mass and Elite in Democratic Athens (1989). Indeed the influence this work has had on later research in all aspects of the…

    Hardback – 2017-03-07 
    Routledge

  • Tertullian and the Unborn Child

    Christian and Pagan Attitudes in Historical Perspective

    By Julian Barr

    Tertullian of Carthage was the earliest Christian writer to argue against abortion at length, and the first surviving Latin author to consider the unborn child in detail. This book is the first comprehensive analysis of Tertullian’s attitude towards the foetus and embryo. Examining Tertullian’s…

    Hardback – 2017-03-01 
    Routledge
    Medicine and the Body in Antiquity

  • Aeschylus and War

    Comparative Perspectives on Seven Against Thebes

    Edited by Isabelle Torrance

    This volume brings together a group of interdisciplinary experts who demonstrate that Aeschylus’ Seven Against Thebes is a text of continuing relevance and value for exploring ancient, contemporary and comparative issues of war and its attendant trauma. The volume features contributions from an…

    Hardback – 2017-02-24 
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Understanding Latin Literature

    2nd Edition

    By Susanna Morton 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 – 2017-01-21 
    Routledge
    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 – 2017-01-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • 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 – 2016-12-11 
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-12-06
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • 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 – 2016-11-30
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-11-29
    Routledge

  • 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 – 2016-11-28
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

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