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  • Classical Mythology: The Basics

    By Richard Martin

    This is an engaging introduction which explores the latest thinking about Classical Mythology, the history of interpreting myths and the role of myths in cultural tradition, from painting to opera, philosophy, politics, drama, and religion in the modern day. It answers such questions as, what…

    Paperback – 2016-05-18 
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • Juvencus' Four Books of the Gospels

    Evangeliorum libri IV

    By Scott McGill

    Juvencus’ Evangeliorum libri IV, or "The Four Books of the Gospels," is a verse rendering of the gospel narrative written ca. 330 CE. Consisting of around 3200 hexameter lines, it is the first of the Latin "Biblical epics" to appear in antiquity, and the first classicizing, hexameter poem on a…

    Hardback – 2016-05-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Later Latin Poetry

  • Rewriting Ancient Jewish History

    The History of the Jews in Roman Times and the New Historical Method

    By Amram Tropper

    Half a century ago, the primary contours of the history of the Jews in Roman times were not subject to much debate. This standard account collapsed, however, when a handful of insights undermined the traditional historical method, the method long enlisted by historians for eliciting facts from…

    Hardback – 2016-04-28 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • Rutilius Namatianus' Going Home

    De Reditu Suo

    By Martha Malamud

    Martha Malamud provides the only scholarly English translation of De Reditu Suo with significant notes and commentary that explore historical, literary, cultural, and mythical references, as well as commenting on literary allusions, the structure, diction, and style of the poem, and textual issues.…

    Hardback – 2016-04-25 
    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 – 2016-02-29 
    Routledge

  • Roman Poetry

    By E.E. Sikes

    Originally published in 1923, this study outlines the aims and methods of roman poets as well as focussing on technique and subject. Sikes’ critique of the subject delves into the general character of roman poetry with the belief that it provides an insight into roman life and ideals by commenting…

    Hardback – 2016-01-25
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Prudentius' Hymns for Hours and Seasons

    Liber Cathemerinon

    By Nicholas Richardson

    Combining faithfulness to the Latin with sensitivity to Prudentius’ poetic qualities, Nicholas Richardson offers a precise yet creative verse translation of a major work by one of the most important Christian Latin poets of late antiquity. Prudentius’ Hymns for Hours and Seasons also provides…

    Hardback – 2015-12-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Later Latin Poetry

  • The Routledge Handbook of Identity and the Environment in the Classical and Medieval Worlds

    Edited by Rebecca Futo Kennedy, Molly Jones-Lewis

    The Routledge Handbook of Identity and the Environment in the Classical and Medieval Worlds explores how environment was thought to shape ethnicity and identity, discussing developments in early natural philosophy and historical ethnographies. Defining ‘environment’ broadly to include not only…

    Hardback – 2015-12-07
    Routledge

  • The Huns

    By Hyun Jin Kim

    This volume is a concise introduction to the history and culture of the Huns. This ancient people had a famous reputation in Eurasian Late Antiquity. However, their history has often been evaluated as a footnote in the histories of the later Roman Empire and early Germanic peoples. Kim addresses…

    Paperback – 2015-11-23
    Routledge
    Peoples of the Ancient World

  • 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 – 2015-11-04
    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 – 2015-10-15
    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 – 2015-10-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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