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  • Rome, Parthia, and the Politics of Peace

    The Origins of War in the Ancient Middle East, 1st Edition

    By Jason M. Schlude

    This volume offers an informed survey of the problematic relationship between the ancient empires of Rome and Parthia from c.96/95 BCE to 224 CE. Schlude explores the rhythms of this relationship and invites its readers to reconsider the past and our relationship with it. Some have looked to this…

    Hardback – 2020-02-03 
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • The Plight of Rome in the Fifth Century AD

    1st Edition

    By Mark Merrony

    The Plight of Rome in the Fifth Century AD argues that the fall of the western Roman Empire was rooted in a significant drop in war booty, agricultural productivity, and mineral resources. Merrony proposes that a dependency on the three economic components was established with the Principate, when…

    Paperback – 2020-01-15 

  • The Age of Constantine the Great (1949)

    1st Edition

    By Jacob Burckhardt

    Republished in 1949, Jacob Burckhardt’s brilliant study, first published in Germany in 1852, has survived all its critics and presents today perhaps a more intelligible and a more valid picture of events, their nexus, and their relevance than any later study. This English version is apt to the…

    Paperback – 2020-01-01 
    Routledge Revivals

  • A History of Rome from 133 B.C. to 70 A.D. (1904)

    From the Tribunate of Tiberius Gracchus to the End of the Jugerthine War, 1st Edition

    By A.H.J. Greenidge

    First published in 1904, this volume began what was to be the magnum opus of the highly regarded Classical scholar, A.H.J. Greenidge. Though published posthumously, the work stands alone as a valuable contribution to Classical history. Beginning with a socioeconomic history which exposes the…

    Paperback – 2020-01-01 
    Routledge Revivals

  • The Mysteries of Mithra

    The Definitive Account of a Crucial Historical Moment when a Colorful Oriental Religion Swept over the Roman Empire, 1st Edition

    By Franz Cumont

    First published in 1956, this seminal study, by the great Belgian scholar Franz Cumont, remains the definitive coverage of a great ideological struggle between the West and the Orient in the first centuries of the Christian era. Mithraism, a mystery religion originating in Persia, spread rapidly…

    Paperback – 2020-01-01 
    Routledge Revivals

  • Rome, Persia, and Arabia

    Shaping the Middle East from Pompey to Muhammad, 1st Edition

    By Greg Fisher

    Rome, Persia, and Arabia traces the enormous impact that the Great Powers of antiquity exerted on Arabia and the Arabs, between the arrival of Roman forces in the Middle East in 63 bc and the death of the Prophet Muhammad in ad 632. Richly illustrated and covering a vast area from the fertile…

    Paperback – 2019-12-19 

  • Emotional Trauma in Greece and Rome

    Representations and Reactions, 1st Edition

    Edited by Andromache Karanika, Vassiliki Panoussi

    This volume examines emotional trauma in the ancient world, with material spanning literary texts from different genres (from epic and theatre to historiography) and archaeological sources, and geographically from Greece and Rome to Judaea with a chronological range from about 8th c. BCE to 1st c.…

    Hardback – 2019-12-19 
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Cultural Reflections of Medusa

    The Shadow in the Glass, 1st Edition

    By Jennifer Hedgecock

    This project studies the patterns in which the Medusa myth shapes, constructs and transforms new meanings of women today, correlating portrayals in ancient Greek myth, nineteenth century Symbolist painting and new, controversial, visions of women in contemporary art. The myth of the Medusa has long…

    Hardback – 2019-12-17 
    Interdisciplinary Research in Gender

  • Ancient Fairy and Folk Tales

    An Anthology, 1st Edition

    By Graham Anderson

    This anthology explores the multitude of evidence for recognisable fairy tales drawn from sources in the much older cultures of the ancient world, appearing much earlier than the 17th century where awareness of most fairy tales tends to begin. It presents versions of Cinderella, The Emperor’s New…

    Paperback – 2019-12-06 

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2019-11-12 
    Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World

  • 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…

    Hardback – 2019-10-07
    Scientific Writings from the Ancient and Medieval World

  • Romans at War

    Soldiers, Citizens, and Society in the Roman Republic, 1st Edition

    Edited by Jeremy Armstrong, Michael P. Fronda

    This volume addresses the fundamental importance of the army, warfare, and military service to the development of both the Roman Republic and wider Italic society in the second half of the first millennium BC. It brings together emerging and established scholars in the area of Roman military…

    Hardback – 2019-10-03
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

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