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In Search of the Immortals

by Howard Reid

Everyone knows that the ancient Egyptians were great mummifiers, and their sarcophagi and bandage-wrapped corpses are familiar images to us all. Yet across the vast sweep of history, we find many other great...


Roman Gaul (Routledge Revivals): The Three Provinces, 58 BC-AD 260

by John Drinkwater

Roman Gaul, first published in 1983, makes use of a wealth of archaeological discoveries and modern methods of interpretation to give an account of the Roman presence in Gaul, from the time of Caesar's conquests...


Emperors of Rome: The Story of Imperial Rome from Julius Caesar to the Last Emperor

by David Potter

The Emperors of Rome charts the rise and fall of the Roman Empire through profiles of the greatest and most notorious of the emperors, from the autocratic Augustus to the feeble Claudius, the vicious Nero to...


Law and Society in Classical Athens (Routledge Revivals)

by Richard Garner

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...


Interpretations of Greek Mythology (Routledge Revivals)

by Jan N. Bremmer

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...


Christians and Pagans in Roman Britain (Routledge Revivals)

by Dorothy Watts

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...


Later Roman Britain (Routledge Revivals)

by Stephen Johnson

Later Roman Britain, first published in 1980, charts the end of Roman rule in Britain and gives an overall impression of the beginning of the so-called 'Dark Ages' of British history, the transitional period...


Pompey the Great (Routledge Revivals)

by John Leach

To Romans of later generations the three decades between the dictatorships of Sulla and of Caesar were the age of Pompey the Great. In spite of the central role he played in Roman history, he remains a shadowy...


Mycenaean Greece (Routledge Revivals)

by John T Hooker

Mycenaean Greece, first published in 1976, investigates from an historical point of view some of the crucial periods in the Greek Bronze Age. The principal subject is the so-called 'Mycenaean' culture which...


Death and the Maiden (Routledge Revivals): Girls' Initiation Rites in Greek Mythology

by Ken Dowden

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...


Adults and Children in the Roman Empire (Routledge Revivals)

by Thomas Wiedemann

There is little evidence to enable us to reconstruct what it felt like to be a child in the Roman world. We do, however, have ample evidence about the feelings and expectations that adults had for children over...


The Greek World After Alexander 323-30 BC

by Graham Shipley

The Greek World After Alexander 323-30 BC examines social changes in the old and new cities of the Greek world and in the new post-Alexandrian kingdoms.

An appraisal of the momentous military and political changes...


The Ashgate Research Companion to Byzantine Hagiography: Volume II: Genres and Contexts

by Stephanos Efthymiadis

For an entire millennium, Byzantine hagiography, inspired by the veneration of many saints, exhibited literary dynamism and a capacity to vary its basic forms. The subgenres into which it branched out after...


Individuality in Late Antiquity

by Alexis Torrance & Johannes Zachhuber

Late antiquity is increasingly recognised as a period of important cultural transformation. One of its crucial aspects is the emergence of a new awareness of human individuality. In this book, the authors assess...


Symphosius the Aenigmata: An Introduction, Text and Commentary

by Tim J. Leary

The post-classical compilation known to modern scholarship as the Latin Anthology contains a collection of a hundred riddles, each consisting of three hexameters and preceded by a lemma. It would seem from the...


Dionysius I of Syracuse and Greek Tyranny

by Lionel Jehuda Sanders

Professor Sanders' full-length study of Dionysius I, one of the most powerful figures of fourth-century BC Greece, is the first to appear in English, and marks an important reassessment of the 'tyrant' of Syracuse....


Historical Dictionary of Ancient Israel

by Niels Peter Lemche

This reference examines sources in the Old Testament and surveys the findings of recent archaeological research. It includes entries on the significant persons, places and events; covers the Kingdoms of Israel...


Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero

by James Romm

From acclaimed classical historian, author of Ghost on the Throne (“Gripping . . . the narrative verve of a born writer and the erudition of a scholar” —Daniel  Mendelsohn) and editor of The Landmark...


Courtesans at Table: Gender and Greek Literary Culture in Athenaeus

by Laura McClure

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


China: Ancient Culture, Modern Society

by Peter Xiaoming Yu & G. Wright Doyle

Synopsis: As the authors point out, China has arrived, big time. To ignore the Chinese is foolish. Yet, where does one begin? Getting a handle on China, with its sweeping history and vast cultural diversity,...