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New and Published Books

  1. Julian (Routledge Revivals)

    An Intellectual Biography

    By Polymnia Athanassiadi

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Julian: An Intellectual Biography, first published in 1981, presents a penetrating and scholarly analysis of Julian’s intellectual development against the background of philosophy and religion in the late Roman Empire. Professor Polymnia Athanassiadi tells the story of Julian’s transformation from...

    Published January 21st 2014 by Routledge

  2. Hellenism and Christianity (Routledge Revivals)

    By Edwyn Bevan

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    First published in 1921, this title examines the relationship between what the author labels the ‘rationalist’ element in Western culture on the one hand, derived from the ancient Greeks, and Christianity, on the other. Bevan contends that these two traditions are distinct, but not mutually...

    Published January 14th 2014 by Routledge

  3. 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

  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. Roman Stoicism (Routledge Revivals)

    By Edward Vernon Arnold

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    Roman Stoicism, first published in 1911, offers an authoritative introduction to this fascinating chapter in the history of Western philosophy, which throughout the 20th century has been rediscovered and rehabilitated among philosophers, theologians and intellectual historians. Stoicism played a...

    Published November 17th 2013 by Routledge

  6. Christians and Pagans in Roman Britain (Routledge Revivals)

    By Dorothy Watts

    Series: Routledge Revivals

    In Christians and Pagans in Roman Britain, first published in 1991, Professor Dorothy Watts sets out to distinguish possible Pagan features in Romano-British Christianity in the period leading up to and immediately following the withdrawal of Roman forces in AD 410. Watts argues that British...

    Published November 6th 2013 by Routledge

  7. 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

  8. 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 August 18th 2013 by Routledge

  9. Nefer

    The Aesthetic Ideal in Classical Egypt

    By Willie Cannon-Brown

    Series: African Studies

    This book provides an original treatment of the concept of good and beauty in ancient Egypt. It seeks to examine the dimensions of nefer, the term used to describe the good and the beautiful, within the context of ordinary life. Because the book is based upon original research on ancient Egypt...

    Published July 7th 2013 by Routledge

  10. Roman Literature, Gender and Reception

    Domina Illustris

    Edited by Donald Lateiner, Barbara K. Gold, Judith Perkins

    Series: Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies

    This cutting-edge collection of essays offers provocative studies of ancient history, literature, gender identifications and roles, and subsequent interpretations of the republican and imperial Roman past. The prose and poetry of Cicero and Petronius, Lucretius, Virgil, and Ovid receive fresh...

    Published April 30th 2013 by Routledge