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  • 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 – 2017-03-15 
    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 – 2017-03-08 
    Routledge
    Visual Culture in Early Modernity

  • 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 – 2017-02-28 
    Routledge

  • 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 comprehensive study of cross-dressing, both the social practice and its conceptualization, and its interaction with normative prescriptions on…

    Hardback – 2017-01-25 
    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

  • Women in the Classical World CC 4V

    Edited by Sheila Dillon, Sharon L. James

    The study of women in Graeco-Roman antiquity has a long history but many recent developments—prominent among which are the rise of feminist theory and theoretical and interpretive work in material culture—have transformed approaches to the study of women’s lived experiences in antiquity. This…

    Hardback – 2017-01-11 
    Routledge
    Critical Concepts in Classical Studies

  • The Emperor and the Army in the Later Roman Empire, AD 235–395

    By Mark Hebblewhite

    With The Emperor and the Army in the Later Roman Empire, AD 235–395 Mark Hebblewhite offers the first study solely dedicated to examining the nature of the relationship between the emperor and his army in the politically and militarily volatile later Roman Empire. Bringing together a wide range of…

    Hardback – 2017-01-10 
    Routledge

  • Graffiti in Antiquity

    By Peter Keegan

    Ancient graffiti - hundreds of thousands of informal, ephemeral texts spanning millennia - offer a patchwork of fragmentary conversations in a variety of languages spread across the Mediterranean world. Cut, painted, inked or traced in charcoal, the surviving graffiti present a layer of lived…

    Paperback – 2016-12-30 
    Routledge

  • Rome and Judaea

    International Law Relations, 162-100 BCE

    By Linda Zollschan

    Rome and Judaea explores the nature of Judaea’s first diplomatic mission to Rome during the Maccabean revolt: did it result in a sanctioned treaty or was it founded instead on amity? This book breaks new ground in this debate by bringing to light the "Roman-Jewish Friendship tablet," a newly…

    Hardback – 2016-12-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in Ancient History

  • Great Power Diplomacy in the Hellenistic World

    By John D Grainger

    Diplomacy is a neglected aspect of Hellenistic history, despite the fact that war and peace were the major preoccupations of the rulers of the kingdoms of the time. It becomes clear that it is possible to discern a set of accepted practices which were generally followed by the kings from the time…

    Hardback – 2016-11-22
    Routledge

  • Disability in Antiquity

    Edited by Christian Laes

    This volume is a major contribution to the field of disability history in the ancient world. Contributions from leading international scholars examine deformity and disability from a variety of historical, sociological and theoretical perspectives, as represented in various media. The volume is not…

    Hardback – 2016-09-30
    Routledge
    Rewriting Antiquity

  • Vespasian

    2nd Edition

    By Barbara Levick

    From a pre-eminent biographer in the field, this volume examines the life and times of the emperor Vespasian and challenges the validity of his perennial good reputation and universally acknowledged achievements. Levick examines how this plebeian and uncharismatic Emperor restored peace and…

    Hardback – 2016-09-29
    Routledge
    Roman Imperial Biographies

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