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  • Moral Values in the Ancient World

    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 – 2018-07-26 
    Routledge Library Editions: Ancient Philosophy

  • Socrates II

    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 – 2018-03-28 
    Critical Assessments of Leading Philosophers

  • Rutilius Namatianus' Going Home

    De Reditu Suo

    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 Later Latin Poetry

  • Juvencus' Four Books of the Gospels

    Evangeliorum Libri Quattuor

    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 Later Latin Poetry

  • Achilles

    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
    Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World

  • Profane Egyptologists

    The Modern Revival of Ancient Egyptian Religion

    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
    UCL Institute of Archaeology Critical Cultural Heritage Series

  • Prophets, Prophecy, and Oracles in the Roman Empire

    Jewish, Christian, and Greco-Roman Cultures

    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 Focus on Classical Studies

  • Divine Mania

    Alteration of Consciousness in Ancient Greece

    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

  • 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 – 2017-10-03
    Routledge Research in Gender and Art

  • 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 – 2017-09-20

  • The Origins of Religion

    By Rafael Karsten

    This book, first published in 1935, collects together material on the origins of religion from two very different sources. South America, where the author spent six years studying the religious beliefs and customs of several Indian tribes representing different stages of culture; and the…

    Paperback – 2017-09-13
    Routledge Library Editions: Anthropology of Religion

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