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1-10 of 21 results in Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies
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 3rd 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 30th 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 7th 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 17th 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 13th 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 7th 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 23rd 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 23rd 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 May 1st 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 October 1st 2012 by Routledge
Lucian and His Roman Voices: Cultural Exchanges and Conflicts in the Late Roman Empire
To Be Published October 20th 2014
Religious Dissent in the Roman Empire: Violence in Judaea at the Time of Nero
To Be Published November 11th 2014
Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus: Written in the Cosmos
To Be Published December 14th 2014
Rome and Provincial Resistance
To Be Published January 31st 2015
Athens Transformed, 404-262 BC: From Popular Soveriegnty to the Dominion of Wealth
To Be Published March 31st 2015
The Animal and the Human in Ancient Thought
To Be Published April 30th 2015
The Origins of Ancient Greek Science: A Philosophical Study of Blood
To Be Published May 30th 2015
Metafiction in Classical Literature: The Invention of Self-Conscious Fiction
To Be Published June 30th 2015