By the end of the fifth century BC, Asklepios was established and flourishing as the main healing deity of the Greeks. However, just a few centuries earlier, he featured in the Iliad as a mortal doctor, not a god. The Greeks had to wait until the classical period before they could seek individual,...
To Be Published November 30th 2015 by Routledge
A Social and Political History from the Early Republic to the Death of Augustus
The Ancient Romans provides comprehensive coverage of the political, military and social history of ancient Rome from the earliest days of the Republic to its collapse, and the subsequent foundations of the empire laid by Augustus before his death in 14 BC. Interspersed through the discussion of...
To Be Published October 31st 2015 by Routledge
Social and Historical Documents from the Early Republic to the Death of Augustus, 2nd Edition
In this second edition, Ancient Rome presents an extensive range of material, from the early Republic to the death of Augustus, with two new chapters on the Second Triumvirate and Age of Augustus. Dillon and Garland have also included more extensive late Republican and Augustan sources on social...
To Be Published May 12th 2015 by Routledge
History and Culture from Archaic Times to the Death of Alexander
The Ancient Greeks: History and Culture from Archaic Times to the Death of Alexander offers students a comprehensive introduction to the history and culture of the ancient Greek world for the period c.800-323 BC. It provides critical background to the key historical developments of the time: the...
Published July 30th 2012 by Routledge
This volume explores the religious motivations for pilgrimage and reveals the main preoccupations of worshippers in Ancient Greece.Dillon examines the main sanctuaries of Delphi, Epidauros and Olympia, as well as the less well-known oracle of Didyma in Asia Minor and the festivals at the Isthmus of...
Published May 29th 2012 by Routledge
Social and Historical Documents from Archaic Times to the Death of Alexander, 3rd Edition
In this revised edition, Matthew Dillon and Lynda Garland have expanded the chronological range of Ancient Greece to include the Greek world of the fourth century. The sourcebook now ranges from the first lines of Greek literature to the death of Alexander the Great, covering all of the main...
Published June 17th 2010 by Routledge
From the early Republic to the assassination of Julius Caesar
A companion volume to the highly successful and widely used Ancient Greece, this Sourcebook is a valuable resource for students at all levels studying ancient Rome. Lynda Garland and Matthew Dillon present an extensive range of material, from the early Republic to the assassination of...
Published December 1st 2005 by Routledge
It has often been thought that participation in fertility rituals was women's most important religious activity in classical Greece. Matthew Dillon's wide-ranging study makes it clear that women engaged in numerous other rites and cults, and that their role in Greek religion was actually more...
Published May 1st 2003 by Routledge