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  • Athens Transformed, 404–262 BC

    From Popular Sovereignty to the Dominion of Wealth

    By Phillip Harding

    During the heady, democratic days of the fifth and fourth centuries, the poorer members of Athenian society, the lower two classes of zeugitai and thetes, enjoyed an unprecedented dominance in both domestic and foreign politics. At home, the participatory nature of the constitution required their…

    Hardback – 2015-05-13
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  • The Origins of Ancient Greek Science

    Blood—A Philosophical Study

    By Michael Boylan

    This book examines the origins of ancient Greek science using the vehicles of blood, blood vessels, and the heart. Careful attention to biomedical writers in the ancient world, as well as to the philosophical and literary work of writers prior to the Hippocratic authors, produce an interesting…

    Hardback – 2015-04-23
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  • Rome and Provincial Resistance

    By Gil Gambash

    This book demonstrates and analyzes patterns in the response of the Imperial Roman state to local resistance, focusing on decisions made within military and administrative organizations during the Principate. Through a thorough investigation of the official Roman approach towards local revolt,…

    Hardback – 2015-04-15
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  • Religious Dissent in the Roman Empire

    Violence in Judaea at the Time of Nero

    By Vasily Rudich

    Religious Dissent in the Roman Empire is the third installment in Vasily Rudich’s trilogy on the psychology of discontent in the Roman Empire at the time of Nero. Unlike his earlier books, it deals not with political dissidence, but with religious dissent, especially in its violent form. Against…

    Hardback – 2015-03-31
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  • Childhood in Ancient Athens

    Iconography and Social History

    By Lesley A. Beaumont

    Childhood in Ancient Athens offers an in-depth study of children during the heyday of the Athenian city state, thereby illuminating a significant social group largely ignored by most ancient and modern authors alike. It concentrates not only on the child's own experience, but also examines the…

    Paperback – 2015-03-27
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  • Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus

    Written in the Cosmos

    By Richard Rader

    Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus revivifies the complex question of fate and freedom in the tragedies of the famous Greek playwright. Starting with Sartre’s insights about radical existential freedom, this book shows that Aeschylus is concerned with the ethical ramifications of…

    Hardback – 2014-12-17
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  • Lucian and His Roman Voices

    Cultural Exchanges and Conflicts in the Late Roman Empire

    By Eleni Bozia

    Lucian and His Roman Voices examines cultural exchanges, political propaganda, and religious conflicts in the Early Roman Empire through the eyes of Lucian, his contemporary Roman authors, and Christian Apologists. Offering a multi-faceted analysis of the Lucianic corpus, this book explores how…

    Hardback – 2014-10-23
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  • Late Classical and Early Hellenistic Corinth

    338-196 BC

    By Michael D. Dixon

    Late Classical and Early Hellenistic Corinth, 338-196 B.C. challenges the perception that the Macedonians' advent and continued presence in Corinth amounted to a loss of significance and autonomy. Immediately after Chaironeia, Philip II and his son Alexander III established close relations with…

    Hardback – 2014-07-03
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  • Virgil's Homeric Lens

    By Edan Dekel

    Virgil’s Homeric Lens reevaluates the traditional view of the Aeneid’s relationship to Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey. Almost since the death of Virgil, there has been an assumption that the Aeneid breaks into two discrete halves: Virgil’s Odyssey, and Virgil’s Iliad. Although modified in various ways…

    Paperback – 2014-05-30
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  • Apuleius and Africa

    Edited by Benjamin Todd Lee, Ellen Finkelpearl, Luca Graverini

    The Metamorphoses or Golden Ass of Apuleius (ca. 170 CE) is a Latin novel written by a native of Madauros in Roman North Africa, roughly equal to modern Tunisia together with parts of Libya and Algeria. Apuleius’ novel is based on the model of a lost Greek novel; it narrates the adventures of a…

    Hardback – 2014-05-07
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  • Greek Magic

    Ancient, Medieval and Modern

    Edited by John Petropoulos

    Magic has always been a widespread phenomenon in Greek Society, starting from Homer’s Circe (the first ‘evil witch’ in western history) and extending to the pervasive belief in the ‘evil eye’ in the twenty-first century Greece. Indeed, magic is probably the most ancient and durable among social and…

    Paperback – 2014-01-17
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  • Menander in Contexts

    Edited by Alan H. Sommerstein

    The comedies of the Athenian dramatist Menander (c. 342-291 BC) and his contemporaries were the ultimate source of a Western tradition of light drama that has continued to the present day. Yet for over a millennium, Menander’s own plays were thought to have been completely lost. Thanks to a long…

    Hardback – 2013-12-13
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  • Consumerism in the Ancient World

    Imports and Identity Construction

    By Justin St. P. Walsh

    Greek pottery was exported around the ancient world in vast quantities over a period of several centuries. This book focuses on the Greek pottery consumed by people in the western Mediterranean and trans-Alpine Europe from 800-300 BCE, attempting to understand the distribution of vases, and…

    Hardback – 2013-12-07
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  • Displaying the Ideals of Antiquity

    The Petrified Gaze

    By Johannes Siapkas, Lena Sjögren

    Displaying the Ideals of Antiquity investigates the study and display of ancient sculpture from archaeological, art historical, and museum studies perspectives. Ancient sculptures not only give us knowledge about ancient Greek and Roman pasts, but they also mediate ideals that inform modern…

    Hardback – 2013-07-23
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  • Roman Theories of Translation

    Surpassing the Source

    By Siobhán McElduff

    For all that Cicero is often seen as the father of translation theory, his and other Roman comments on translation are often divorced from the complicated environments that produced them. The first book-length study in English of its kind, Roman Theories of Translation: Surpassing the Source…

    Hardback – 2013-05-23
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  • Roman Literature, Gender and Reception

    Domina Illustris

    Edited by Donald Lateiner, Barbara K. Gold, Judith Perkins

    This cutting-edge collection of essays offers provocative studies of ancient history, literature, gender identifications and roles, and subsequent interpretations of the republican and imperial Roman past. The prose and poetry of Cicero and Petronius, Lucretius, Virgil, and Ovid receive fresh…

    Hardback – 2013-05-01
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  • Utopia Antiqua

    Readings of the Golden Age and Decline at Rome

    By Rhiannon Evans

    Utopia Antiqua is a fresh look at narratives of the Golden Age and decline in ancient Roman literature of the late Republic and imperial period. Through the lens of utopian theory, Rhiannon Evans looks at the ways that Roman authors, such as Virgil, Ovid and Tacitus, use and reinvent Greek myths…

    Paperback – 2012-10-01
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  • Plato's Dialectic on Woman

    Equal, Therefore Inferior

    By Elena Blair

    With the birth of the feminist movement classicists, philosophers, educational experts, and psychologists, all challenged by the question of whether or not Plato was a feminist, began to examine Plato’s dialogues in search of his conception of woman. The possibility arose of a new focus affecting…

    Hardback – 2012-05-21
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  • Life and Letters in the Ancient Greek World

    By John Muir

    From the first ‘deadly signs’ scratched on a wooden tablet instructing the recipient to kill the one who delivered it, to the letters of St Paul to the early Church, this book examines the range of letter writing in the Ancient Greek world. Containing extensive translated examples from both life…

    Paperback – 2012-05-08
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  • Rome in the Pyrenees

    Lugdunum and the Convenae from the first century B.C. to the seventh century A.D.

    By Simon Esmonde-Cleary

    Rome in the Pyrenees is a unique treatment in English of the archaeological and historical evidence for an important Roman town in Gaul, Lugdunum in the French Pyrenees, and for its surrounding people the Convenae. The book opens with the creation of the Convenae by Pompey the Great in the first…

    Paperback – 2012-01-31
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  • Between Rome and Persia

    The Middle Euphrates, Mesopotamia and Palmyra Under Roman Control

    By Peter Edwell

    The conflict between the powerful Roman and Iranian empires arising from the extension of Roman power into today’s Middle East is coming into increasingly sharp focus, thanks to the amount of evidence now available. This richly illustrated book examines this evidence to reveal how Rome established…

    Paperback – 2010-11-30
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  • The Eunuch in Byzantine History and Society

    By Shaun Tougher

    The existence of eunuchs was one of the defining features of the Byzantine Empire. Covering the whole span of the history of the empire, from the fourth to the fifteenth centuries AD, Shaun Tougher presents a comprehensive survey of the history and roles of eunuchs, making use of…

    Paperback – 2010-08-18
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  • Actors and Audience in the Roman Courtroom

    By Leanne Bablitz

    What would you see if you attended a trial in a courtroom in the early Roman empire? What was the behaviour of litigants, advocates, judges and audience? It was customary for Roman individuals out of general interest to attend the various courts held in public places in the city centre and as such…

    Paperback – 2010-08-18
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  • Roman Imperial Identities in the Early Christian Era

    By Judith Perkins

    Through the close study of texts, Roman Imperial Identities in the Early Christian Era examines the overlapping emphases and themes of two cosmopolitan and multiethnic cultural identities emerging in the early centuries CE – a trans-empire alliance of the Elite and the "Christians." Exploring the…

    Paperback – 2010-08-18
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  • Passions and Moral Progress in Greco-Roman Thought

    Edited by John T. Fitzgerald

    This book contains a collection of 13 essays from leading scholars on the relationship between passionate emotions and moral advancement in Greek and Roman thought.  Recognising that emotions played a key role in whether individuals lived happily, ancient philosophers…

    Paperback – 2010-08-18
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  • Dacia

    Landscape, Colonization and Romanization

    By Ioana Oltean

    Providing a detailed consideration of previous theories of native settlement patterns and the impact of Roman colonization, Dacia offers fresh insight into the province Dacia and the nature of Romanization. It analyzes Roman-native interaction from a landscape perspective focusing on the core…

    Paperback – 2010-06-01
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  • The Roman Garden

    Space, Sense, and Society

    By Katharine T. von Stackelberg

    This innovative book is the first comprehensive study of ancient Roman gardens to combine literary and archaeological evidence with contemporary space theory. It applies a variety of interdisciplinary methods including access analysis, literary and gender theory to offer a critical framework for…

    Hardback – 2009-06-19
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