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Ancient, Medieval and Modern
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...
Published December 5th 2013 by Routledge
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...
Published December 3rd 2013 by Routledge
Imports and Identity Construction
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...
Published November 25th 2013 by Routledge
The Petrified Gaze
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...
Published July 22nd 2013 by Routledge
Surpassing the Source
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...
Published May 22nd 2013 by Routledge
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...
Published April 30th 2013 by Routledge
Readings of the Golden Age and Decline at Rome
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...
Published September 30th 2012 by Routledge
Iconography and Social History
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...
Published July 26th 2012 by Routledge
Equal, Therefore Inferior
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...
Published May 20th 2012 by Routledge
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...
Published May 7th 2012 by Routledge
Consumerism in the Ancient World: Imports and Identity Construction
To Be Published December 12th 2013
Menander in Contexts
To Be Published December 15th 2013
Metafiction in Classical Literature: The Invention of Self-Conscious Fiction
To Be Published December 31st 2013
Religious Dissent in the Roman Empire: Violence in Judaea at the Time of Nero
To Be Published February 27th 2014
Apuleius and Africa
To Be Published April 27th 2014
Late Classical and Early Hellenistic Corinth: 338-196 BC
To Be Published June 24th 2014
Athens Transformed, 404-262 BC: From Popular Soveriegnty to the Dominion of Wealth
To Be Published November 30th 2014