Classical Literature Products

  • Homicide in the Attic Orators

    Rhetoric, Ideology, and Context, 1st Edition

    By Christine Plastow

    This study identifies specific features in the legal procedure and social perception of homicide in Athens in the time of the orators, and examines how these features affected and were represented and utilised in forensic rhetoric. The socially transgressive nature of the crime in Athens resulted…

    Hardback – 2020-02-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • A People's History of Classics

    Class and Greco-Roman Antiquity in Britain and Ireland 1689 to 1939, 1st Edition

    By Edith Hall, Henry Stead

    A People’s History of Classics explores the influence of the classical past on the lives of working-class people, whose voices have been almost completely excluded from previous histories of classical scholarship and pedagogy, in Britain and Ireland from the late 17th to the earlier 20th century.…

    Paperback – 2020-02-01 
    Routledge

  • Critical Theory and the Classical World

    1st Edition

    By Martyn Hudson

    This book radically re-examines Europe’s imaginaries of its origin in the ancient Greek world. Extracting central concepts of critical theory in its widest sense - beyond the Frankfurt School - like the human, force, spirit and domination, it allies them to characters, mythologies and motifs in…

    Paperback – 2020-01-17 
    Routledge
    Classical and Contemporary Social Theory

  • The Characters of Theophrastos. The Mimes of Herodas. The Tablet of Kebes. (1909)

    1st Edition

    By R. Thomson Clark

    First published in 1909, in an era of receding interest in Classical authors, this volume aimed to encourage a renewed interest in the Classics through shared emotion, humanity and the everyday. Attributing the disinterest to a lack of familiarity and a public difficulty for empathising with…

    Paperback – 2020-01-01 
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

  • Journey through Utopia

    1st Edition

    By Marie Louise Berneri

    In this title, originally published in 1950, the author has set out to give a description and a critical assessment of the most important (not necessarily the most famous) Utopian writings since Plato first gave, in his Republic, a literary form to the dreams of a Golden Age and of ideal societies…

    Hardback – 2019-12-20 
    Routledge
    Routledge Library Editions: Utopias

  • The Representation of Slavery in the Greek Novel

    Resistance and Appropriation, 1st Edition

    By William M. Owens

    This volume offers the first comprehensive treatment of how five of the canonical Greek novels represent slaves and slavery. In each novel, one or both elite protagonists are enslaved, and Owens explores the significance of the genre’s regular social degradation of these members of the elite.…

    Hardback – 2019-12-17 
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • Ancient Fairy and Folk Tales

    An Anthology, 1st Edition

    By Graham Anderson

    This anthology explores the multitude of evidence for recognisable fairy tales drawn from sources in the much older cultures of the ancient world, appearing much earlier than the 17th century where awareness of most fairy tales tends to begin. It presents versions of Cinderella, The Emperor’s New…

    Paperback – 2019-12-06 
    Routledge

  • A Quest for Remembrance

    The Underworld in Classical and Modern Literature, 1st Edition

    Edited by Rachel Falconer, Madeleine Scherer

    A Quest for Remembrance: The Underworld in Classical and Modern literature brings together a range of arguments exploring connections between the descent into the underworld, also known as katabasis, and various forms of memory. Its chapters investigate the uses of the descent topos both in…

    Hardback – 2019-12-05 
    Routledge
    Warwick Series in the Humanities

  • Ea’s Duplicity in the Gilgamesh Flood Story

    1st Edition

    By Martin Worthington

    This volume opens up new perspectives on Babylonian and Assyrian literature, through the lens of a pivotal passage in the Gilgamesh Flood story. It shows how, using a nine-line message where not all was as it seemed, the god Ea inveigled humans into building the Ark.   The volume argues that Ea…

    Hardback – 2019-11-15 
    Routledge
    The Ancient Word

  • The Ocean of Mirth

    Reading Hāsyārṇava-Prahasanaṁ of Jagadēśvara Bhaṭṭāchārya, A Political Satire for All Times, 1st Edition

    By Jyotirmaya Sharma

    The Ocean of Mirth brings together an English translation and an analytical interpretation of a singularly crucial, but obscure, Sanskrit medieval text, the Hāsyārṇava-Prahasanaṁ of Jagadēśvara Bhaṭṭāchārya. As a political satire, the volume finds significant resonances among contemporary questions…

    Paperback – 2019-09-12
    Routledge India

  • Fantasy in Greek and Roman Literature

    1st Edition

    By Graham Anderson

    Fantasy in Greek and Roman Literature offers an overview of Greek and Roman excursions into fantasy, including imaginary voyages, dream-worlds, talking animals and similar impossibilities. This is a territory seldom explored and extends to rarely read texts such as the Aesop Romance, The Battle of…

    Hardback – 2019-07-02
    Routledge
    Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

  • The Fool of Quality

    Volume 1, 1st Edition

    By Henry Brooke

    First published in 1906, The Fool of Quality; a picaresque and sentimental novel by the Irish writer Henry Brooke, is the only one of his works which has enjoyed any great reputation. The somewhat shapeless plot is an account of the doings of young Harry Clinton, who, rejected by his decadent and…

    Hardback – 2019-06-05
    Routledge
    Routledge Revivals

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