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1-10 of 23 results in Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies
Written in the Cosmos
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...
Published December 17th 2014 by Routledge
Cultural Exchanges and Conflicts in the Late Roman Empire
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...
Published October 22nd 2014 by Routledge
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...
Published July 2nd 2014 by Routledge
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...
Published May 29th 2014 by Routledge
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...
Published May 6th 2014 by Routledge
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 January 16th 2014 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 12th 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 December 6th 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
Religious Dissent in the Roman Empire: Violence in Judaea at the Time of Nero
To Be Published March 16th 2015
Athens Transformed, 404-262 BC: From Popular Sovereignty to the Dominion of Wealth
To Be Published April 1st 2015
Rome and Provincial Resistance
To Be Published April 23rd 2015
The Origins of Ancient Greek Science: Blood—A Philosophical Study
To Be Published May 4th 2015
Metafiction in Classical Literature: The Invention of Self-Conscious Fiction
To Be Published July 1st 2015
The Animal and the Human in Ancient Thought
To Be Published October 1st 2015
The Getae: Changing Landscapes of Colonization, Imperialism, and Memory
To Be Published November 1st 2015
Athens: A University City
To Be Published November 30th 2015