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  1. Fear and Loathing in Ancient Athens

    Religion and Politics During the Peloponnesian War

    By Alexander Rubel, Michael Vickers

    Athens at the time of the Peloponnesian war was the arena for a dramatic battle between politics and religion in the hearts and minds of the people. 'Fear and Loathing in Ancient Athens', originally published in German but now available for the first time in an expanded and revised English edition,...

    Published August 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Athens: Its Rise and Fall

    With Views of the Literature, Philosophy, and Social Life of the Athenian People

    By Edward Bulwer Lytton

    Edited by Oswyn Murray

    Athens: Its Rise and Fall, originally published in 1837, is the most important and readable of the Victorian histories of ancient Greece. It stands alongside Macauley and Carlyle as a great historical work of British Romanticism, and anticipates the thinking of George Grote and John Stuart Mill on...

    Published August 14th 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 August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Ancient Crete

    From Early Times Until the Roman Occupation

    First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

    Published August 14th 2014 by Routledge

  5. The Myth of Persephone in Girls' Fantasy Literature

    By Holly Blackford

    Series: Children's Literature and Culture

    In this book, Blackford historicizes the appeal of the Persephone myth in the nineteenth century and traces figurations of Persephone, Demeter, and Hades throughout girls’ literature of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She illuminates developmental patterns and anxieties in E. T. A. Hoffmann...

    Published July 16th 2014 by Routledge

  6. 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 2nd 2014 by Routledge

  7. 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 22nd 2014 by Routledge

  8. 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 12th 2014 by Routledge

  9. 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 29th 2014 by Routledge

  10. 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 29th 2014 by Routledge