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  • The Plight of Rome in the Fifth Century AD

    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…

    Hardback – 2017-07-05 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • Ovid's Heroides

    A New Translation and Critical Essays

    By Paul Murgatroyd, Bridget Reeves, Sarah Parker

    This volume offers up-to-date translations of all 21 epistles of Ovid’s Heroides. Each letter is accompanied by a preface explaining the mythological background, and an essay offering critical remarks on the poem, and discussion of the heroine and her treatment elsewhere in Classical literature.…

    Paperback – 2017-06-16 
    Routledge

  • Masculinity and Dress in Roman Antiquity

    By Kelly Olson

    In Masculinity and Dress in Roman Antiquity, Olson argues that clothing functioned as part of the process of communication by which elite male influence, masculinity, and sexuality were made known and acknowledged, and furthermore that these concepts interconnected in socially significant ways.…

    Hardback – 2017-05-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Ausonius

    Moselle, Epigrams, and Other Poems

    By Deborah Warren

    Ausonius provides translations of the key works of Ausonius, an important later Latin poet whose poems detail the social and cultural life of Gaul and its environment. His often difficult and playful Latin is presented in English by the award winning poet Deborah Warren, enabling a new generation…

    Hardback – 2017-05-02 
    Routledge
    Routledge Later Latin Poetry

  • Imperial Inquisitions

    Prosecutors and Informants from Tiberius to Domitian

    By Steven H. Rutledge

    Delatores (political informants) and accusatores (malicious prosecutors) were a major part of life in imperial Rome. Contemporary sources depict them as cruel and heartless mercenaries, who bore the main responsibility for institutionalising and enforcing the 'tyranny' of the infamous rulers of the…

    Paperback – 2017-04-30 
    Routledge

  • The Routledge Companion to Strabo

    Edited by Daniela Dueck

    The Routledge Companion to Strabo explores the works of Strabo of Amasia (c. 64 BCE – c. CE 24), a Greek author writing at the prime of Roman expansion and political empowerment. While his earlier historiographical composition is almost entirely lost, his major opus of the Geography includes an…

    Hardback – 2017-04-06 
    Routledge

  • The Ludi Saeculares of Septimius Severus

    The Ideologies of a New Roman Empire

    By Jussi Rantala

    This is the first monograph to examine in detail the Ludi Saeculares (Secular Games) of Septimius Severus and argues that the games represented a radical shift from Antonine imperial ideology. To garner popular support and to legitimise his power, Severus conducted an intensive propaganda campaign,…

    Hardback – 2017-03-09
    Routledge

  • Renaissance Porticoes and Painted Pergolas

    Nature and Culture in Early Modern Italy

    By Natsumi Nonaka

    This book is the first study of the portico and its decorative program as a cultural phenomenon in Renaissance Italy. Focusing on a largely neglected group of porticoes decorated with painted pergolas that appeared in Rome and environs in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, it tells the…

    Hardback – 2017-03-02
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • The Roman Garden

    Space, Sense, and Society

    By Katharine T. von Stackelberg

    This innovative book is the first comprehensive study of ancient Roman gardens to combine literary and archaeological evidence with contemporary space theory. It applies a variety of interdisciplinary methods including access analysis, literary and gender theory to offer a critical framework for…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Roman Theories of Translation

    Surpassing the Source

    By Siobhán McElduff

    For all that Cicero is often seen as the father of translation theory, his and other Roman comments on translation are often divorced from the complicated environments that produced them. The first book-length study in English of its kind, Roman Theories of Translation: Surpassing the Source…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Roman Literature, Gender and Reception

    Domina Illustris

    Edited by Donald Lateiner, Barbara K. Gold, Judith Perkins

    This cutting-edge collection of essays offers provocative studies of ancient history, literature, gender identifications and roles, and subsequent interpretations of the republican and imperial Roman past. The prose and poetry of Cicero and Petronius, Lucretius, Virgil, and Ovid receive fresh…

    Paperback – 2017-02-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • TransAntiquity

    Cross-Dressing and Transgender Dynamics in the Ancient World

    Edited by Domitilla Campanile, Filippo Carlà-Uhink, Margherita Facella

    TransAntiquity explores transgender practices, in particular cross-dressing, and their literary and figurative representations in antiquity. It offers a ground-breaking study of cross-dressing, both the social practice and its conceptualization, and its interaction with normative prescriptions on…

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

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