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  1. The Ancient Near East: History, Society and Economy - Mario Liverani

    "...a wonderful book, which will make readers fall in love with the wonders of the ancient Near East..."

    Using the latest research from the most recent archaeological finds, and thanks to his personal odyssey of over twenty-five years, Mario Liverani has succeeded in retracing the history of the peoples of the ancient Near East such as the Sumerians, Hittites, Assyrians and Babylonians.

    Never before available in English, The Ancient Near East reveals three millennia of history (3500-500 BC) in one single work, representing one of the greatest books ever written on the subject. Read more.

    Instructors - request your complimentary exam copy.

  2. Book Launch for Roman Literature, Gender and Reception: Domina Illustris

    Co-sponsored by the University of Maryland Classics Department and the Center for Literary and Comparative Studies, the book launch for Roman Literature, Gender and Reception: Domina Illustris will include a panel of speakers about the book and its nineteen essays followed by a celebratory reception.

    Find out more about the event.

  3. Now Available - The Etruscan World

    In the past fifteen years striking advances have been made in scholarship and research techniques for Etruscan Studies. Lavishly illustrated, this new volume from Routledge and editor Jean MacIntosh Turfa brings to life the culture and material past of the Etruscans and highlights key points of development in research, making it essential reading for researchers, academics and students of this fascinating civilization. Phil Perkins of the Open University, UK has called The Etruscan World a "massive contribution... It will be indispensable to everyone with a passion to know more about the Etruscans." Don't miss it!

  4. Now in Paperback: Collected Papers on Alexander the Great

    Professor Ernst Badian (1925-2011) was one of the most influential Alexander historians of the twentieth century. His first articles on the subject appeared in 1958, and he continued for a full fifty years to reshape scholarly perception of the reign of Alexander the Great. The essays and articles gathered here provide a new layer in the interpretation of a figure who has not ceased to fascinate since his death in 323 BC. No one who works on Alexander the Great can afford to be without this book.

  5. Ancient Near East: The Basics

    Ancient Near East: The Basics surveys the history of the ancient Middle East from the invention of writing to Alexander the Great’s conquest. The book introduces both the physical and intellectual environment of those times, the struggles of state-building and empire construction, and the dissent from those efforts. Featuring a glossary, chronology and suggestions for further reading, this book has all the tools the reader needs to understand the history and study of the Ancient Near East.

  6. Out Now - New Edition of Ritual Texts for the Afterlife

    Praise for the first edition: "Graf and Johnston have put togetheran exciting study, one that will illuminate the shadowy darkness, not just for the initiate, but also for the uninitiated venturing for the first time into the world of the Bacchic gold tablets." - Bryn Mawr Classical Review

    Fascinating texts written on small gold tablets that were deposited in graves provide a unique source of information about what some Greeks and Romans believed regarding the fate that awaited them after death, and how they could influence it. Providing the first book-length edition and discussion of these enigmatic texts in English, and their first English translation, this book is essential to the study of ancient Greek religion.

    Click here to learn more!

  7. Review of Roman Elections in the Age of Cicero in BMCR

    Routledge is pleased to announce a new review of Roman Elections in the Age of Cicero in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review

    Read more...

  8. Pompeii & Herculaneum - Are you going?

    Are you planning on visiting the British Museum's latest exhibition 'Life and Death in Pompeii and Herculaneum'?

    For this article we've brought together a selection of our books about these Ancient sites, including Alison Cooley and M.G.L Cooley's upcoming title Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook (2nd Edtion)

  9. 2013 Classical Studies Catalog - Now Available Online

    Click here to browse our new Classical Studies Catalog, including new and key titles for 2013. Remember that many of our titles are available as complimentary exam copies for instructors, just look for the blue button to order.

  10. Routledge Revivals reissue the popular art book – ‘The Birth of Western Painting’

    First published in 1930, this book deals with Byzantine art. The book considers not just the movement itself, but the significant impact it had on the subsequent history of European painting. Until now, this popular book has been out of reach and difficult to obtain.

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