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  1. Sophists, Socratics and Cynics (Routledge Revivals)

    By David Rankin

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The Sophists, the Socratics and the Cynics had one important characteristic in common: they mainly used spoken natural language as their instrument of investigation, and they were more concerned to discover human nature in its various practical manifestations than the facts of the physical world....

    Published March 19th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Augustus to Nero (Routledge Revivals)

    A Sourcebook on Roman History, 31 BC-AD 68

    By David Braund

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The years from the battle of Actium to the death of Nero stand at the very heart of Roman history. Yet the sources of this key period, particularly the inscriptions, papyri and coins, are not readily accessible. Crucial new discoveries remain buried in learned periodicals, and now that the study of...

    Published March 19th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Herodotus and Greek History (Routledge Revivals)

    By John Hart

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Herodotus has shaped our knowledge of life, religion, war and politics in ancient Greece immeasurably, as well as being one of the most entertaining of all Classical Greek authors: fascinating, perceptive, accessible and not at all pretentious. Herodotus and Greek History, first published in 1982,...

    Published January 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Phocion the Good (Routledge Revivals)

    By Lawrence A. Tritle

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Plutarch’s Life of Phocion has not been closely analysed since 1840. Laurence Trittle’s study, first published in 1988, offers a new assessment of this significant and complex personality, whilst illuminating the political climate in which he thrived. Though often thought to be of humble origin,...

    Published January 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Philostratus (Routledge Revivals)

    Biography and Belles Lettres in the Third Century A.D.

    By Graham Anderson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This study of Philostratus , first published in 1986, presents the Greek biographer’s treatment of both sophists and holy men in the social and intellectual life of the early Roman Empire, which also displays his own distinctive literary personality as a superficial dilettante and an engrossing...

    Published January 15th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Latin Explorations (Routledge Revivals)

    Critical Studies in Roman Literature

    By Kenneth Quinn

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Latin Explorations, first published in 1963, offers a fresh approach to Roman poetry from Catullus to Ovid. Traditionally, the period is divided for specialist studies – Lyric, Epic and Elegy. In each of them, techniques of interpretation prevail, isolated from contemporary ideas about poetry and...

    Published January 15th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Mediterranean Heritage (Routledge Revivals)

    By David Scott Fox

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Mediterranean Heritage, first published in 1978, offers a wide-ranging and perceptive discussion of the often concealed links between English culture and the common heritage of Western Europe: the Graeco-Roman legacy of the Mediterranean. There seems to have been no time when England has not been...

    Published January 15th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Thucydides Mythistoricus (Routledge Revivals)

    By F. M. Cornford

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1907 and reissued in 1965, this is a fascinating study of Thucydides’s History. Thucydides set out to write a truthful account of the Pelopennesian war, but his work reflects his Athenian fourth-century B.C. context, which was of a particular interest to Cornford. In this...

    Published January 15th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Menander in Contexts

    Edited by Alan H. Sommerstein

    Series: Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

    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

  10. Greek Tragedy and the Emotions (Routledge Revivals)

    An Introductory Study

    By W. B. Stanford

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    According to Aristotle the main purpose of tragedy is the manipulation of emotions, and yet there are relatively few accessible studies of the precise dynamics of emotion in the Athenian theatre. In Greek Tragedy and the Emotions, first published in 1993, W.B. Stanford reviews the evidence for ‘...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge