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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

  • When the Soul Remembers Itself

    Ancient Greece, Modern Psyche, 1st Edition

    Edited by Thomas Singer, Jules Cashford, Craig San Roque

    Do the ancient Greek poets, playwrights, philosophers and mythologies have anything to say to modern human beings? Is their time finished, or do their insights have as much relevance about the human condition as they did 2,500 years ago? When the Soul Remembers Itself continues the exploration of…

    Paperback – 2019-05-14 
    Routledge

  • Greek Myth and the Bible

    1st Edition

    By Bruce Louden

    Since the nineteenth-century rediscovery of the Gilgamesh epic, we have known that the Bible imports narratives from outside of Israelite culture, refiguring them for its own audience. Only more recently, however, has come the realization that Greek culture is also a prominent source of…

    Hardback – 2018-11-15
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Moral Values in the Ancient World

    1st Edition

    By John Ferguson

    This book studies the pilgrimage of the Ancient World in its search for moral truth. After a brief examination of the values which dominated Homeric society and the subsequent aristocracies, the central portion of the book is an account and analysis of the moral ideas which illuminated the Greek,…

    Paperback – 2018-07-24
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Ancient Philosophy

  • Clans and Religion in Ancient Japan

    The mythology of Mt. Miwa, 1st Edition

    By Masanobu Suzuki

    Clans and Religion in Ancient Japan presents the latest research on the origin of Japanese religion and the clans in charge of religious services in ancient Japan. This book is written from a new analytical perspective and it utilizes not only well-known historical manuscripts which previous…

    Paperback – 2018-06-28
    Routledge

  • Socrates II

    1st Edition

    Edited by William Prior

    Socrates is perhaps the most famous philosopher in the Western intellectual tradition. He raised fundamental questions, such as ‘what is justice?’ and ‘does virtue produce happiness?’. Although he wrote nothing himself, he is the source of a vast literature, beginning with Plato, Xenophon, and…

    Hardback – 2018-03-23
    Routledge
    Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers

  • Rutilius Namatianus' Going Home

    De Reditu Suo, 1st Edition

    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.…

    Paperback – 2018-01-12
    Routledge
    Routledge Later Latin Poetry

  • Juvencus' Four Books of the Gospels

    Evangeliorum Libri Quattuor, 1st Edition

    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…

    Paperback – 2018-01-10
    Routledge
    Routledge Later Latin Poetry

  • Achilles

    1st Edition

    By Marta González González

    Achilles is the quintessential Greek hero, but that does not mean that he is a conventional hero. His uniqueness is dictated by his birth, as the son of a sea goddess, and his education at the hands of a centaur. The hero’s exceptional nature also forms part of the tension that both unites and…

    Hardback – 2018-01-05
    Routledge
    Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World

  • Profane Egyptologists

    The Modern Revival of Ancient Egyptian Religion, 1st Edition

    By Paul Harrison

    It is widely believed that the practice of ancient Egyptian religion ceased with the end of pharaonic culture and the rise of Christianity. However, an organised reconstruction and revival of the authentic practice of Egyptian, or Kemetic religion has been growing, almost undocumented, for…

    Hardback – 2017-12-18
    Routledge
    UCL Institute of Archaeology Critical Cultural Heritage Series

  • Prophets, Prophecy, and Oracles in the Roman Empire

    Jewish, Christian, and Greco-Roman Cultures, 1st Edition

    By Leslie Kelly

    This book surveys the uses and function of prophecy, prophets, and oracles among Jews, Christians, and pagans in the first three centuries of the Roman Empire and explores how prophecy and prophetic texts functioned as a common language that enabled religious discourse to develop between these…

    Hardback – 2017-11-30
    Routledge
    Routledge Focus on Classical Studies

  • Divine Mania

    Alteration of Consciousness in Ancient Greece, 1st Edition

    By Yulia Ustinova

    ‘Our greatest blessings come to us by way of mania, provided it is given us by divine gift,’ – says Socrates in Plato’s Phaedrus. Certain forms of alteration of consciousness, considered to be inspired by supernatural forces, were actively sought in ancient Greece. Divine mania comprises a…

    Hardback – 2017-10-19
    Routledge

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