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New and Published Books

  1. Humanist Essays (Routledge Revivals)

    By Gilbert Murray

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1964, this is a short collection of both literary and philosophical essays. Whilst two essays consider Greek literature written at the point at which the Athenian empire was breaking apart, another group explore the background from which Christianity arose, considering Paganism...

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  2. The Arbitration (Routledge Revivals)

    The Epitrepontes of Menander

    By Gilbert Murray

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Gilbert Murray translated and made available to modern readers The Epitrepontes of Menander or The Arbitration for the first time in 1945. The Arbitration is among the most frequently quoted and most famous of Menander’s plays and – being less farcical than others - belongs to his mature style....

    Published February 9th 2015 by Routledge

  3. Imagining Ancient Cities in Film

    From Babylon to Cinecittà

    Edited by Marta Garcia Morcillo, Pauline Hanesworth, Óscar Lapeña Marchena

    Series: Routledge Studies in Ancient History

    In film imagery, urban spaces show up not only as spatial settings of a story, but also as projected ideas and forms that aim to recreate and capture the spirit of cultures, societies and epochs. Some cinematic cities have even managed to transcend fiction to become part of modern collective memory...

    Published January 28th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Sex in Antiquity

    Exploring Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World

    Edited by Mark Masterson, Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz, James Robson

    Series: Rewriting Antiquity

    Looking at sex and sexuality from a variety of historical, sociological and theoretical perspectives, as represented in a variety of media, Sex in Antiquity represents a vibrant picture of the discipline of ancient gender and sexuality studies, showcasing the work of leading international scholars...

    Published December 18th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Theology and Existentialism in Aeschylus

    Written in the Cosmos

    By Richard Rader

    Series: Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

    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

  6. Smell and the Ancient Senses

    Edited by Mark Bradley

    Series: The Senses in Antiquity

    From flowers and perfumes to urban sanitation and personal hygiene, smell—a sense that is simultaneously sublime and animalistic—has played a pivotal role in western culture and thought. Greek and Roman writers and thinkers lost no opportunity to connect the smells that bombarded their senses to...

    Published December 12th 2014 by Routledge

  7. The ‘Hippocratic’ Corpus

    Content and Context

    By Elizabeth M. Craik

    The Hippocratic Corpus comprises some sixty medical works of varying length, style and content. Collectively, this is the largest surviving body of early Greek prose. As such, it is an invaluable resource for scholars and students not only of ancient medicine but also of Greek life in general....

    Published December 9th 2014 by Routledge

  8. The Greeks

    An Introduction to Their Culture, 3rd Edition

    By Robin Sowerby

    Series: Peoples of the Ancient World

    The Greeks has provided a concise yet wide-ranging introduction to the culture of ancient Greece. In this new and expanded third edition the best-selling volume offers a lucid survey that covers all the key elements of ancient Greek civilization from the age of Homer to the Hellenistic period. It...

    Published November 24th 2014 by Routledge

  9. Trade, Transport and Society in the Ancient World (Routledge Revivals)

    A Sourcebook

    By Onno Van Nijf, Fik Meijer

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This book, first published in 1992, presents an introduction to the nature of trade and transport in antiquity through a selection of translated literary, papyrological, epigraphical and legal sources. These texts illustrate a range of aspects of ancient trade and transport: from the role of the...

    Published October 24th 2014 by Routledge

  10. Politics and Philosophy in Plato's Menexenus

    By Nickolas Pappas, Mark Zelcer

    Menexenus is one of the least studied among Plato's works, mostly because of the puzzling nature of the text, which has led many scholars either to reject the dialogue as spurious or to consider it as a mocking parody of Athenian funeral rhetoric. In this book, Pappas and Zelcer provide a...

    Published September 25th 2014 by Routledge