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  • The Bible, Homer, and the Search for Meaning in Ancient Myths

    Why We Would Be Better Off With Homer’s Gods, 1st Edition

    By John Heath

    The Bible, Homer, and the Search for Meaning in Ancient Myths explores and compares the most influential sets of divine myths in Western Culture: the Homeric pantheon and Yahweh, the God of the Old Testament. Heath argues that not only does the God of the Old Testament bear a striking resemblance…

    Hardback – 2019-05-21 
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Gilgamesh

    1st Edition

    By Louise M. Pryke

    Gilgamesh focuses on the eponymous hero of the world’s oldest epic and his legendary adventures. However, it also goes further and examines the significance of the story’s Ancient Near Eastern context, and what it tells us about notions of kingship, animality, and the natures of mortality and…

    Hardback – 2019-03-19
    Routledge
    Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World

  • Aristotle and Early Christian Thought

    1st Edition

    By Mark Edwards

    In studies of early Christian thought, ‘philosophy’ is often a synonym for ‘Platonism’, or at most for ‘Platonism and Stoicism’. Nevertheless, it was Aristotle who, from the sixth century AD to the Italian Renaissance, was the dominant Greek voice in Christian, Muslim and Jewish philosophy.…

    Hardback – 2019-03-08
    Routledge
    Studies in Philosophy and Theology in Late Antiquity

  • Ecclesiastes and the Riddle of Authorship

    1st Edition

    By Thomas M. Bolin

    In Ecclesiastes, the authorial voice of Qohelet presents an identity that has challenged readers for centuries. This book offers a reception history of the different ways readers have constructed Qohelet as an author. Previous reception histories of Ecclesiastes group readings into "premodern" and…

    Paperback – 2019-03-05
    Routledge

  • Beyond Orality

    Biblical Poetry on its Own Terms, 1st Edition

    By Jacqueline Vayntrub

    Central to understanding the prophecy and prayer of the Hebrew Bible are the unspoken assumptions that shaped them—their genres. Modern scholars describe these works as “poetry,” but there was no corresponding ancient Hebrew term or concept. Scholars also typically assume it began as “oral…

    Hardback – 2019-03-01
    Routledge
    The Ancient Word

  • The Afterlife in Early Christian Carthage

    Near-Death Experiences, Ancestor Cult, and the Archaeology of Paradise, 1st Edition

    By Stephen E. Potthoff

    The Afterlife in Early Christian Carthage explores how the visionary experiences of early Christian martyrs shaped and informed early Christian ancestor cult and the construction of the cemetery as paradise. Taking the early Christian cemeteries in Carthage as a case study, the volume broadens our…

    Paperback – 2019-01-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Studies in the Early Christian World

  • The Routledge Handbook of Classics and Cognitive Theory

    1st Edition

    Edited by Peter Meineck, William Michael Short, Jennifer Devereaux

    The Routledge Handbook of Classics and Cognitive Theory is an interdisciplinary volume that examines the application of cognitive theory to the study of the classical world, across several interrelated areas including linguistics, literary theory, social practices, performance, artificial…

    Hardback – 2018-12-19
    Routledge

  • An Introduction to the History of Medicine

    From the Time of the Pharaohs to the End of the XVIIIth Century, 1st Edition

    By Charles Greene Cumston

    Originally published in 1926, An Introduction to the History of Medicine is a compilation of reliable and essential contributions to the subject of the history of medicine. The book looks at the evolution of medicine from the practices in Ancient Egypt, to the medicine of the 16th century, and…

    Hardback – 2018-12-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: History of Medicine

  • A History of Medicine

    1st Edition

    By Arturo Castiglioni

    Originally published in 1941, A History of Medicine provides a detailed and comprehensive guide to the advancement of medicine, from Ancient Egypt, and Ancient Babylonia, all the way up to the 20th century. The book looks at the close relationship between the progress of medicine and its…

    Hardback – 2018-12-17
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: History of Medicine

  • The Early Seleukids, their Gods and their Coins

    1st Edition

    By Kyle Erickson

    Before Alexander, the Near East was ruled by dynasts who could draw on the significant resources and power base of their homeland, but this was not the case for the Seleukids who never controlled their original homeland of Macedon. The Early Seleukids, their Gods and their Coins argues that rather…

    Hardback – 2018-11-15
    Routledge

  • The Dynamics of Rhetorical Performances in Late Antiquity

    1st Edition

    By Alberto J. Quiroga Puertas

    This book argues that narrations of rhetorical performances in late antique literature can be interpreted as a reflection of the ongoing debates of the time. Competition among cultural elites, strategies of self-presentation and the making of religious orthodoxy often took the shape of narrations…

    Hardback – 2018-10-30
    Routledge

  • The Gnostic World

    1st Edition

    Edited by Garry W. Trompf, Gunner B. Mikkelsen, Jay Johnston

    The Gnostic World is an outstanding guide to Gnosticism, written by a distinguished international team of experts to explore Gnostic movements from the distant past until today. These themes are examined across sixty-seven chapters in a variety of contexts, from the ancient pre-Christian to the…

    Hardback – 2018-10-11
    Routledge
    Routledge Worlds

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