Roman History & Culture Products

  • Herod

    King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans, 2nd Edition

    By Peter Richardson, Amy Marie Fisher

    Herod: King of the Jews and Friend of the Romans examines the life, work, and influence of this controversial figure, who remains the most highly visible of the Roman client kings under Augustus. Herod’s rule shaped the world in which Christianity arose and his influence can still be seen today.…

    Hardback – 2017-10-03 
    Routledge
    Routledge Ancient Biographies

  • Reconceiving Religious Conflict

    New Views from the Formative Centuries of Christianity

    Edited by Wendy Mayer, Chris L. De Wet

    This book deconstructs instances of religious conflict within the formative centuries of Christianity, the first six centuries CE. It explores the theoretical foundations of religious conflict; the dynamics of religious conflict within the context of persecution and martyrdom; the social and moral…

    Hardback – 2017-10-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • 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 – 2017-09-30 
    Routledge

  • The Culture of Animals in Antiquity

    A Sourcebook with Commentaries

    By Sian Lewis, Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

    The Culture of Animals in Antiquity provides students and researchers with well-chosen and clearly-presented ancient sources in translation, some well-known, others undoubtedly unfamiliar, but all central to a key area of study in ancient history – the part played by animals in the cultures of the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-27 
    Routledge

  • Arius Didymus on Peripatetic Ethics, Household Management, and Politics

    Text, Translation, and Discussion

    Edited by William W. Fortenbaugh

    This volume features a unique epitome (original summation) of Aristotelian practical philosophy. It is often attributed to Arius Didymus who composed a survey of Peripatetic thought on three closely related areas: ethics, household management, and politics. The quality of the epitome, which draws…

    Hardback – 2017-09-26 
    Routledge
    Rutgers University Studies in Classical Humanities

  • Virgin Sacrifice in Classical Art

    Women, Agency, and the Trojan War

    By Anthony F. Mangieri

    The Trojan War begins and ends with the sacrifice of a virgin princess. The gruesome killing of a woman must have captivated ancient people because the myth of the sacrificial virgin resonates powerfully in the arts of ancient Greece and Rome. Most scholars agree that the Greeks and Romans did not…

    Hardback – 2017-09-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Research in Gender and Art

  • Prophets and Profits

    Ancient Divination and Its Reception

    Edited by Richard Evans

    This volume examines the ways in which divination, often through oracular utterances and other mechanisms, linked mortals with the gods, and places the practice within the ancient sociopolitical and religious environment. Whether humans sought knowledge by applying to an oracle through which the…

    Hardback – 2017-09-19 
    Routledge

  • Syrian Influences in the Roman Empire to AD 300

    By John D. Grainger

    The study of Syria as a Roman province has been neglected by comparison with equivalent geographical regions such as Italy, Egypt, Greece and even Gaul. It was, however, one of the economic powerhouses of the empire from its annexation until after the empire’s dissolution. As such it clearly…

    Hardback – 2017-08-25 
    Routledge

  • The Etruscan World

    Edited by Jean MacIntosh Turfa

    The Etruscans can be shown to have made significant, and in some cases perhaps the first, technical advances in the central and northern Mediterranean. To the Etruscan people we can attribute such developments as the tie-beam truss in large wooden structures, surveying and engineering drainage and…

    Paperback – 2017-08-14 
    Routledge
    Routledge Worlds

  • Juvenal’s Global Awareness

    Circulation, Connectivity, and Empire

    By Osman Umurhan

    In Juvenal’s Global Awareness Osman Umurhan applies theories of globalization to an investigation of Juvenal’s articulation and understanding of empire, imperialism and identity. Umurhan explains how the increased interconnectivity between different localities, ethnic and political, shapes Juvenal’…

    Hardback – 2017-07-21
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Ancient Macedonia

    By Carol J. King

    The first English-language monograph on ancient Macedonia in almost thirty years, Carol J. King's book provides a detailed narrative account of the rise and fall of Macedonian power in the Balkan Peninsula and the Aegean region during the five-hundred-year period of the Macedonian monarchy from the…

    Paperback – 2017-07-18
    Routledge

  • 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…

    Paperback – 2017-07-13
    Routledge
    Routledge Later Latin Poetry

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