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  1. Greek Magic

    Ancient, Medieval and Modern

    Edited by John Petropoulos

    Series: Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

    Magic has always been a widespread phenomenon in Greek Society, starting from Homer’s Circe (the first ‘evil witch’ in western history) and extending to the pervasive belief in the ‘evil eye’ in the twenty-first century Greece. Indeed, magic is probably the most ancient and durable among social and...

    Published January 17th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Phocion the Good (Routledge Revivals)

    By Lawrence A. Tritle

    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 January 15th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Intellectuals in Politics in the Greek World (Routledge Revivals)

    From Early Times to the Hellenistic Age

    By Frank Vatai

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Intellectuals in Politics in the Greek World, first published in 1984, was the first comprehensive study of this recurrent theme in political sociology with specific reference to antiquity, and led to significant revaluation of the role of intellectuals in everyday political life. The term ‘...

    Published January 15th 2014 by Routledge

  4. Philostratus (Routledge Revivals)

    Biography and Belles Lettres in the Third Century A.D.

    By Graham Anderson

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    This study of Philostratus , first published in 1986, presents the Greek biographer’s treatment of both sophists and holy men in the social and intellectual life of the early Roman Empire, which also displays his own distinctive literary personality as a superficial dilettante and an engrossing...

    Published January 15th 2014 by Routledge

  5. Mediterranean Heritage (Routledge Revivals)

    By David Scott Fox

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Mediterranean Heritage, first published in 1978, offers a wide-ranging and perceptive discussion of the often concealed links between English culture and the common heritage of Western Europe: the Graeco-Roman legacy of the Mediterranean. There seems to have been no time when England has not been...

    Published January 15th 2014 by Routledge

  6. Thucydides Mythistoricus (Routledge Revivals)

    By F. M. Cornford

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1907 and reissued in 1965, this is a fascinating study of Thucydides’s History. Thucydides set out to write a truthful account of the Pelopennesian war, but his work reflects his Athenian fourth-century B.C. context, which was of a particular interest to Cornford. In this...

    Published January 15th 2014 by Routledge

  7. Menander in Contexts

    Edited by Alan H. Sommerstein

    Series: Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

    The comedies of the Athenian dramatist Menander (c. 342-291 BC) and his contemporaries were the ultimate source of a Western tradition of light drama that has continued to the present day. Yet for over a millennium, Menander’s own plays were thought to have been completely lost. Thanks to a long...

    Published December 13th 2013 by Routledge

  8. Greek Tragedy and the Emotions (Routledge Revivals)

    An Introductory Study

    By W. B. Stanford

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    According to Aristotle the main purpose of tragedy is the manipulation of emotions, and yet there are relatively few accessible studies of the precise dynamics of emotion in the Athenian theatre. In Greek Tragedy and the Emotions, first published in 1993, W.B. Stanford reviews the evidence for ‘...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Athens after the Peloponnesian War (Routledge Revivals)

    Class, Faction and Policy 403-386 B.C.

    By Barry Strauss

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Historians are used to studying the origins of war. The rebuilding in the aftermath of war is a subject that – at least in the case of Athens – has received far less attention. Along with the problems of reconstructing the economy and replenishing the population, the problem of renegotiating...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Violence, Civil Strife and Revolution in the Classical City (Routledge Revivals)

    750-330 BC

    By Andrew Lintott

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Violent conflict between individuals and groups was as common in the ancient world as it has been in more recent history. Detested in theory, it nevertheless became as frequent as war between sovereign states. The importance of such ‘stasis’ was recognised by political thinkers of the time,...

    Published December 12th 2013 by Routledge