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  1. Artemis

    By Stephanie Lynn Budin

    Series: Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World

    Artemis is a literary, iconographic, and archaeological study of the ancient Greek goddess of the hunt, who presided over the transitions and mediations between the wild and the civilized, youth and maturity, life and death. Beginning with a study of the early origins of Artemis and her cult in the...

    Published July 2nd 2015 by Routledge

  2. Death and the Maiden (Routledge Revivals)

    Girls' Initiation Rites in Greek Mythology

    By Ken Dowden

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    A remarkable number of Greek myths concern the plight of virgins – slaughtered, sacrificed, hanged, transformed into birds, cows, dear, bears, trees, and punished in Hades. Death and the Maiden, first published in 1989, contextualises this mythology in terms of geography, history and culture, and...

    Published July 1st 2015 by Routledge

  3. Herodotos the Historian (Routledge Revivals)

    His Problems, Methods and Originality

    By K H WATERS

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    The work of Herodotos of Halikarnassos, ‘the father of history’, differs in many ways from that of modern historians, and it poses special problems to the student. Herodotos’ history of the Persian Wars, written in the second half of the fifth century BC, was both the first attempt at a...

    Published June 12th 2015 by Routledge

  4. Athens in Decline (Routledge Revivals)

    404-86 B.C.

    By Claude Mossé

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Athens has, at different times and from different points of view, been cited as a model of moderate democracy and triumphant humanism, or, on the contrary, as an illustration of the disorders due to demagoguery and misguided imperialism. Professor Mossé looks beyond these judgments to discuss the...

    Published June 12th 2015 by Routledge

  5. Aristocratic Society in Ancient Crete (Routledge Revivals)

    By R. F. Willetts

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Aristocratic Society in Ancient Crete, first published in 1955, investigates the emergence and progress of Dorian society on Crete from the 8th century BC onwards. The major contribution of Cretan culture in this period was in the field of law – law and order are traditionally linked, and Dorian...

    Published June 12th 2015 by Routledge

  6. Mycenaean Greece (Routledge Revivals)

    By John T Hooker

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Mycenaean Greece, first published in 1976, investigates from an historical point of view some of the crucial periods in the Greek Bronze Age. The principal subject is the so-called ‘Mycenaean’ culture which arose during the sixteenth century BC, as assimilation of the previous ‘Helladic’ culture of...

    Published June 12th 2015 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 June 12th 2015 by Routledge

  8. Phocion the Good (Routledge Revivals)

    By Laurence A. Trittle

    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 June 12th 2015 by Routledge

  9. Poetry and Criticism before Plato (Routledge Revivals)

    By Rosemary Harriott

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Aristotle is justly famed as the founder of literary criticism, but he was not its inventor: his approach was shaped, not only by the ideas newly current in the fourth century, but also by the literature, critical attitudes and language which he inherited. It is this inheritance which concerns the...

    Published June 12th 2015 by Routledge

  10. Aristophanes (Routledge Revivals)

    Poet and Dramatist

    By Rosemary Harriott

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    To many people Aristophanes is the most immediately attractive and enjoyable of the Greek dramatists. No other comedies from the great age of Attic drama survive in a complete state, and the vigour of his fictions and the brilliance of his humour maintain their power to stimulate and entertain even...

    Published June 12th 2015 by Routledge