Series: The Basics
Ancient Near East: The Basics surveys the history of the ancient Middle East from the invention of writing to Alexander the Great’s conquest. The book introduces both the physical and intellectual environment of those times, the struggles of state-building and empire construction, and the dissent...
To Be Published June 16th 2013 by Routledge
An Anthology of the Major Writings, 3rd Edition
The Historians of Ancient Rome is the most comprehensive collection of ancient sources for Roman history available in a single English volume. After a general introduction on Roman historical writing, extensive passages from more than a dozen Greek and Roman historians and biographers trace...
Published September 4th 2012 by Routledge
History, Society and Economy
The Ancient Near East reveals three millennia of history (3500-500 BC) in a single work. Using the latest research from the most recent archaeological finds, and thanks to his personal odyssey of over twenty-five years, Liverani has succeeded in retracing the history of the peoples of the ancient...
To Be Published October 29th 2013 by Routledge
A Sourcebook, 2nd Edition
The original edition of Pompeii: A Sourcebook was a crucial resource for students of the site. Now updated to include material from Herculaneum, the neighbouring town also buried in the eruption of Vesuvius, Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook allows readers to form a richer and more diverse...
To Be Published September 29th 2013 by Routledge
This is the gripping story of the rise and fall of the Roman Republic: meteoric imperial expansion enriched and corrupted the ruling aristocracy, which was then unable either to rule the vast empire effectively or to resist the challenge of popular power within Rome itself. Political tensions,...
To Be Published March 31st 2014 by Routledge
The Roman Empire at Bay is the only one volume history of the critical years 180-395 AD, which saw the transformation of the Roman Empire from a unitary state centred on Rome, into a new polity with two capitals and a new religion—Christianity. The book integrates social and intellectual...
To Be Published October 27th 2013 by Routledge
Series: Routledge Worlds
The Etruscans can be shown to have made significant, and in some cases perhaps the first, technical advances in the central and northern Mediterranean. To the Etruscan people we can attribute such developments as the tie-beam truss in large wooden structures, surveying and engineering drainage and...
To Be Published June 30th 2013 by Routledge
Series: Routledge Worlds
The Sumerian World explores the archaeology, history and art of southern Mesopotamia and its relationships with its neighbours from c.3,000 - 2,000BC. Including material hitherto unpublished from recent excavations, the articles are organised thematically using evidence from archaeology, texts and...
Published November 28th 2012 by Routledge
Series: Sciences of Antiquity Series
The first edition of Ancient Medicine was the most complete examination of the medicine of the ancient world for a hundred years. The new edition includes the key discoveries made since the first edition, especially from important texts discovered in recent finds of papyri and manuscripts, making...
Published October 31st 2012 by Routledge
This new edition of Aspects of Roman History 31 BC- AD 117 provides a guide to the history of the early Roman Empire. Taking us from its foundation under Augustus to the height of its power under Trajan, the book considers the key historical events that shaped Roman history. Blending social...
To Be Published November 7th 2013 by Routledge
History and Culture from Archaic Times to the Death of Alexander
The Ancient Greeks: History and Culture from Archaic Times to the Death of Alexander offers students a comprehensive introduction to the history and culture of the ancient Greek world for the period c.800-323 BC. It provides critical background to the key historical developments of the time: the...
Published July 25th 2012 by Routledge
Women in the Ancient Near East provides a collection of primary sources from a broad range of Near Eastern civilizations, from the earliest historical and literary texts (c. 2700 BC) to the latest Hellenistic historians who comment on Near Eastern history (e.g., Berossus, c.205 BC). The book is a...
To Be Published July 29th 2013 by Routledge
Orpheus and the Bacchic Gold Tablets, 2nd Edition
Fascinating texts written on small gold tablets that were deposited in graves provide a unique source of information about what some Greeks and Romans believed regarding the fate that awaited them after death, and how they could influence it. These texts, dating from the late fifth century...
Published March 10th 2013 by Routledge
Series: Roman Imperial Biographies
The first Emperor of Rome holds a perennial fascination for anyone with an interest in the Romans and their Empire. Augustus was a truly remarkable man who brought peace after many years of civil wars and laid the foundations of an Empire that lasted for nearly five centuries. Even today the Roman...
To Be Published September 16th 2013 by Routledge
Series: Women of the Ancient World
Pliny's letters offer a significant source of information about the lives of Roman women (predominantly, though not exclusively, upper-class women) during the late first and early second centuries CE. In the 368 letters included in his ten published books of epistles, Pliny mentions over 30 women...
Published November 15th 2012 by Routledge
Archaeology and History, 2nd Edition
Series: Cities of the Ancient World
Miletos, on the coast of Asia Minor, was one of the most important Greek cities – a key economic power as well as a centre of philosophy and learning. Yet with historical sources scarce, and the mass of archaeological work done in over a century of excavations not published in English, studying the...
To Be Published November 30th 2013 by Routledge
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