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New and Published Books

  1. Late Classical and Early Hellenistic Corinth

    338-196 BC

    By Michael D. Dixon

    Series: 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

  2. Thebes in the Fifth Century (Routledge Revivals)

    Heracles Resurgent

    By Nancy Demand

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In the fifth century BC Thebes, faced with the challenges presented by defeat and disgrace in the Persian Wars – it had sided with the invaders – succeeded not only in regaining its former prominence, but also in laying the groundwork for its hegemony of Greece in the early part of the fourth...

    Published June 23rd 2014 by Routledge

  3. The Birth of Western Painting (Routledge Revivals)

    A History of Colour, Form and Iconography

    By Robert Byron, David Talbot Rice

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1930, this book deals with Byzantine art, not as an isolated province, but as one intimately connected with the subsequent history of European painting. After a summary of the whole question in its relation to modern art, the second chapter opens with a novel analysis of the...

    Published June 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  4. Graffiti in Antiquity

    By Peter Keegan

    Ancient graffiti - hundreds of thousands of informal, ephemeral texts spanning millennia - offer a patchwork of fragmentary conversations in a variety of languages spread across the Mediterranean world. Cut, painted, inked or traced in charcoal, the surviving graffiti present a layer of lived...

    Published June 13th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Experience of Tragic Judgment

    By Julen Etxabe

    Adjudication between conflicting normative universes that do not share the same vocabulary, standards of rationality, and moral commitments cannot be resolved by recourse to traditional principles. Such cases are always in a sense tragic. And what is called for, in our pluralistic and conflictual...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  6. The Dorian Aegean (Routledge Revivals)

    By Elizabeth M. Craik

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This wide-ranging yet detailed study describes and assesses the many-faceted cultural achievement of an area remote from Athens, the Dorian islands. Elizabeth Craik’s scholarship sets this lively outlying region of the ancient Greek world – which included Rhodes, Kos, Karpathos, Melos, and Thera –...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The Origins of Civilization in Greek and Roman Thought (Routledge Revivals)

    By Sue Blundell

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    It has been much disputed to what extent thinkers in Greek and Roman antiquity adhered to ideas of evolution and progress in human affairs. Did they lack any conception of process in time, or did they anticipate Darwinian and Lamarckian hypotheses? The Origins of Civilization in Greek and Roman...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  8. Economy and Economics of Ancient Greece

    By Takeshi Amemiya

    Series: Routledge Explorations in Economic History

    Addressing the dearth of literature that has been written on this key aspect of economic history, Takeshi Amemiya, a well known leading economist based at Stanford University, analyzes the two diametrically opposed views about the exact nature of the ancient Greek economy, putting together a broad...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Aristophanes and Women (Routledge Revivals)

    By Lauren K. Taaffe

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Aristophanes and Women, first published in 1993, investigates the workings of the great Athenian comedian’s ‘women plays’ in an attempt to discern why they were in fact probably quite funny to their original audiences. It is argued that modern students, scholars, and dramatists need to consider...

    Published May 30th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Greek History: The Basics

    By Robin Osborne

    Series: The Basics

    Greek History: The Basics is a concise and compelling introduction to the study of Ancient Greece from the end of the Bronze Age to rule by Rome. With a chapter on each crucial period of Greece’s ancient history, the book covers the key topics, approaches and issues at the heart of Greek History,...

    Published May 28th 2014 by Routledge