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Routledge has an illustrious history in research and reference publishing. You can explore this area of the site to learn more about our featured research, reference, monographs, handbooks and major works in Classical Studies. In addition, you can visit one of following areas for broad representation of our reference publishing program:

Recent Research & Reference Articles

  1. From the Socratics to the Socratic Schools

    Classical Ethics, Metaphysics and Epistemology

    "Ugo Zilioli has put together an inspiring, dialogical collection of papers, which explore routes traced by the evidence for the ‘other’ (let’s stop saying ‘minor’) Socratics and their heirs through many of the blank spaces left on our historical map between Plato and the Hellenistic age." – George Boys-Stones, Durham University, UK

    Click here to read more. 

  2. The Classics and Byzantium: Redesigning our cultural genealogy

    Anthony Kaldellis, author of  Byzantine Readings of Ancient Historians: Texts in Translation, with Introductions and Notes, discusses the construction of historical  genealogies

    Click here to read the full article. 

  3. Caligula: The Abuse of Power, 2nd Edition

    By Anthony A. Barrett

    Caligula remains the only full length and detailed scholarly analysis in English of this emperor's reign. However, since publication of the original there have been considerable scholarly advances in what we know about this emperor specifically, and also about the general period in which he functioned, while newly discovered inscriptions and major archaeological projects have necessitated a rethinking of many of our earlier conclusions about early imperial history. This new edition constitutes a major revision of the original text. Embodying the latest discoveries and thinking it seeks to make more lucid and comprehensible those aspects of the reign that are particularly daunting to the non-specialist.

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  4. Religious Dissent in the Roman Empire

     Violence in Judaea at the Time of Nero

     By Vasily Rudich

    Religious Dissent in the Roman Empire is an important study for people interested in Roman and Jewish history, religious psychology and religious extremism, cultural interaction and the roots of violence.

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  5. Imagining Ancient Cities in Film: From Babylon to Cinecittà

    "Charting a century and more of film and television, this adventurous and timely critical survey will be an invaluable companion for anyone interested in how, and why, modern cultures represent the ancient world in the ways that they do." – Gideon Nisbet, University of Birmingham, UK

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  6. Sex in Antiquity

    Exploring Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World 

    Edited by  Mark Masterson, Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz, and James Robson

    Looking at sex and sexuality from a variety of historical, sociological and theoretical perspectives, as represented in a variety of media, Sex in Antiquity represents a vibrant picture of the discipline of ancient gender and sexuality studies, showcasing the work of leading international scholars as well as that of emerging talents and new voices.

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  7. Free to View: Special Issue of Mediterranean Historical Review

    Routledge is delighted to announce that Greek and Roman Networks in the Mediterranean, a special issue of Mediterranean Historical Review, is free to view in its entirety for the month of September. 

  8. Routledge Library Editions: Homer

    Reissuing works originally published between 1958 and 1993, this five-volume set offers a selection of scholarship on the greatest classical poet, whose two monumental epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, remain foundational to the Western cultural tradition. 

    Find out more about the collection here

  9. Two Recent Classics Titles Highly Recommended by CHOICE

    We are pleased to announce that two outstanding Routledge titles have recently been named "highly recommended" by CHOICE. Click through to view excerpts from the reviews and learn more about these fantastic books!

  10. Now Available - The Etruscan World

    In the past fifteen years striking advances have been made in scholarship and research techniques for Etruscan Studies. Lavishly illustrated, this new volume from Routledge and editor Jean MacIntosh Turfa brings to life the culture and material past of the Etruscans and highlights key points of development in research, making it essential reading for researchers, academics and students of this fascinating civilization. Phil Perkins of the Open University, UK has called The Etruscan World a "massive contribution... It will be indispensable to everyone with a passion to know more about the Etruscans." Don't miss it!

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