Greek History & Culture Products

  • Women in Antiquity

    Real Women across the Ancient World

    Edited by Stephanie Lynn Budin, Jean Macintosh Turfa

    This volume gathers brand new essays from some of the most respected scholars of ancient history, archaeology, and physical anthropology to create an engaging overview of the lives of women in antiquity. The book is divided into ten sections, nine focusing on a particular area, and also includes…

    Hardback – 2016-08-19 
    Routledge
    Rewriting Antiquity

  • Torture and Truth (Routledge Revivals)

    By Page duBois

    First published in 1991, this book — through the examination of ancient Greek literary, philosophical and legal texts — analyses how the Athenian torture of slaves emerged from and reinforced the concept of truth as something hidden in the human body. It discusses the tradition of…

    Hardback – 2016-08-01 
    Routledge

  • Understanding Greek Tragic Theatre

    2nd Edition

    By Rush Rehm

    Understanding Greek Tragic Theatre, a revised edition of Greek Tragic Theatre (1992), is intended for those interested in how Greek tragedy works. By analysing the way the plays were performed in fifth-century Athens, Rush Rehm encourages classicists, actors, and directors to approach Greek tragedy…

    Paperback – 2016-07-29 
    Routledge
    Understanding the Ancient World

  • Alexander's Marshals

    A Study of the Makedonian Aristocracy and the Politics of Military Leadership, 2nd Edition

    By Waldemar Heckel

    This substantially revised and updated second edition of The Marshals of Alexander’s Empire (1992) examines Alexander’s most important officers, who commanded army units and were involved in military and political deliberations. Chapters on these men have been expanded, giving greater attention to…

    Hardback – 2016-07-29 
    Routledge

  • Athens

    The City as University

    By Niall Livingstone

    The citizens of ancient Athens were directly responsible for the development and power of its democracy; but how did they learn about politics and what their roles were within it? In this volume Livingstone argues that learning about political praxis (how to be a citizen) was an integral part of…

    Hardback – 2016-07-22 
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • A Re-Assessment of Aristotle’s Economic Thought

    By Ricardo F. Crespo

    The world has seen several financial and economic crises in the past few years. Psychological, ethical and philosophical levels of causal analysis have been discussed, and in this context, an interest in classical thinkers has emerged. The work of Aristotle has influenced writers from Marx and…

    Paperback – 2016-06-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the History of Economics

  • Aristophanes and Women (Routledge Revivals)

    By Lauren K. Taaffe

    Aristophanes and Women, first published in 1993, investigates the workings of the great Athenian comedian’s ‘women plays’ in an attempt to discern why they were in fact probably quite funny to their original audiences. It is argued that modern students, scholars, and dramatists need to consider…

    Paperback – 2016-06-16 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Athens and Sparta

    Constructing Greek Political and Social History from 478 BC, 3rd Edition

    By Anton Powell

    Athens and Sparta is an essential textbook for the study of Greek history. Providing a comprehensive account of the two key Greek powers in the years after 478 BC, it charts the rise of Athens from city-state to empire after the devastation of the Persian Wars, and the increasing tensions with…

    Paperback – 2016-05-30 
    Routledge

  • 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 are…

    Paperback – 2016-05-18 
    Routledge
    The Basics

  • On the Greek Origins of Biopolitics

    A Reinterpretation of the History of Biopower

    By Mika Ojakangas

    This book explores the origins of western biopolitics in ancient Greek political thought. Ojakangas’s argues that the conception of politics as the regulation of the quantity and quality of population in the name of the security and happiness of the state and its inhabitants is as old as…

    Hardback – 2016-05-17 
    Routledge
    Interventions

  • Trade, Transport and Society in the Ancient World (Routledge Revivals)

    A Sourcebook

    By Onno Van Nijf, Fik Meijer

    This book, first published in 1992, presents an introduction to the nature of trade and transport in antiquity through a selection of translated literary, papyrological, epigraphical and legal sources. These texts illustrate a range of aspects of ancient trade and transport: from the role of the…

    Paperback – 2016-04-07
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Understanding Greek Religion

    By Jennifer Larson

    Understanding Greek Religion is one of the first attempts to fully examine any religion from a cognitivist perspective, applying methods and findings from the cognitive science of religion to the ancient Greek world. In this book, Jennifer Larson shows that many of the fundamentals of Greek…

    Paperback – 2016-03-23
    Routledge
    Understanding the Ancient World

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