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  1. 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 November 17th 2013 by Routledge

  2. Greek Oracles (Routledge Revivals)

    By H. W. Parke

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    H.W. Parke’s Greek Oracles, first published in 1967, presents an illuminating introduction to a fascinating and often under-acknowledged aspect of the ancient world: its religion. The Homeric epics have sometimes been regarded as the scriptures of antiquity. But to the Greeks who sought guidance...

    Published November 17th 2013 by Routledge

  3. The Oracles of Apollo in Asia Minor (Routledge Revivals)

    By H. W. Parke

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Delphi, although by far the most prestigious, was not the only oracular site dedicated to the god of prophecy. The Oracles of Apollo in Asia Minor, first published in 1985, presents the first unified account of these lesser-known religious establishments: at Didyma, Claros, Gryneion and Patara....

    Published November 17th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Sibyls and Sibylline Prophecy in Classical Antiquity (Routledge Revivals)

    By H. W. Parke

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Sibyls and Sibylline Prophecy in Classical Antiquity, first published in 1988, is an authoritative account of a subject rarely treated in recent decades and difficult to access for non-specialists. A considerable number of books of prophecies went under the generic title of Sibylline Oracles,...

    Published November 17th 2013 by Routledge

  5. Outsiders in the Greek Cities in the Fourth Century BC (Routledge Revivals)

    By Paul Mckechnie

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    During the fourth century BC the number of Greeks who did not live as citizens in the city-states of southern mainland Greece increased considerably: mercenaries, pirates, itinerant artisans and traders, their origins differed widely. It has been argued that this increase was caused by the...

    Published November 6th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Classical Sparta (Routledge Revivals)

    Techniques Behind Her Success

    By Anton Powell

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This collection, first published in 1989, investigates aspects of the Spartan polity which have often been overlooked or underestimated. Viewed at least until the Renaissance as the epitome of classical virtues, Sparta has in the last two centuries suffered a rapid decline in reputation among...

    Published November 6th 2013 by Routledge

  7. Seleukos Nikator (Routledge Revivals)

    Constructing a Hellenistic Kingdom

    By John D Grainger

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Following the death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC, one of his commanders, Seleukos Nikator, rose over a period of forty years from being a landless refugee to the most successful of the Successor kings. This biography, first published in 1990, makes use of both historical and archaeological...

    Published November 6th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Law and Society in Classical Athens (Routledge Revivals)

    By Richard Garner

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Law and Society in Classical Athens, first published in 1987, traces the development of legal thought and its relation to Athenian values. Previously Athens’ courts have been regarded as chaotic, isolated from the rest of society and even bizarre. The importance of rhetoric and the mischief made by...

    Published November 6th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Interpretations of Greek Mythology (Routledge Revivals)

    By Jan N. Bremmer

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Interpretations of Greek Mythology, first published in1987, builds on the innovative work of Walter Burkert and the ‘Paris school’ of Jean-Pierre Vernant, and represents a renewal of interpretation of Greek mythology. The contributors to this volume present a variety of approaches to the Greek...

    Published November 6th 2013 by Routledge

  10. 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 November 6th 2013 by Routledge