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Greek Gods Abroad

by Robert Parker

From even before the time of Alexander the Great, the Greek gods spread throughout the Mediterranean, carried by settlers and largely adopted by the indigenous populations. By the third century BC, gods bearing...


Resurrection of the Dead in Early Judaism, 200 BCE-CE 200

by C. D. Elledge

Resurrection of the dead represents one of the more enigmatic beliefs of Western religions to many modern readers. In this volume, C. D. Elledge offers an interpretation of some of the earliest literature within...


La Gre?ce antique en 30 secondes

by Matthew Nicholls & Catherine Vaudrey

La Grèce antique évoque le berceau de la démocratie et le terreau fertile des premiers philosophes. Mais que savons-nous de la vie quotidienne dans la cité-État grecque ? Qui pouvait voter aux élections...


A History of Egypt from the Earliest Times to the Persian Conquest

by James Henry Breasted

James Henry Breasted (1865-1935) was an American archaeologist, Egyptologist, and historian. After completing his PhD at the University of Berlin in 1894, he joined the faculty of the University of Chicago.

In...


The Aeneid

by Virgil

Filled with drama, passion, and the universal pathos that only a masterpiece can express. The Aeneid is a book for all the time and all people.

Fleeing the ashes of Troy, Aeneas, Achilles' mighty foe in the Iliad,...


Mercury's Wings

by Richard J. A. Talbert & Fred S. Naiden

Mercury's Wings: Exploring Modes of Communication in the Ancient World is the first-ever volume of essays devoted to ancient communications. Comparable previous work has been mainly confined to articles on aspects...


ROMAN EMPIRE The Final Days of Marcus Aurelius

by K.C. Squire

ROME. Inspired by true events and the facts as we know them, The Final Days of Marcus Aurelius is the dramatic story of one of Rome’s great emperors and philosophers—a seamless blend of fact and fiction...


The Peace of the Gods

by Craige B. Champion

The Peace of the Gods takes a new approach to the study of Roman elites' religious practices and beliefs, using current theories in psychology, sociology, and anthropology, as well as cultural and literary studies....


Pompey, Cato, and the Governance of the Roman Empire

by Kit Morrell

Provincial governance under the Roman republic has long been notorious for its corrupt officials and greedy tax-farmers, though this is far from being the whole story. This book challenges the traditional picture,...


The Satyricon — Complete

by Petronius Arbiter

The Satyricon is a Roman work of fiction believed to have been written by Gaius Petronius or Petronius Arbiter, as he is more commonly known. The book is an example of Menippean satire, which is very different...


Thucydides on the Outbreak of War

by S. N. Jaffe

The cause of great power war is a perennial issue for the student of politics. Some 2,400 years ago, in his monumental History of the Peloponnesian War, Thucydides wrote that it was the growth of Athenian power...


Orality and Performance in Classical Attic Prose

by Alessandro Vatri

This study discusses the question of whether there is a linguistic difference between classical Attic prose texts intended for public oral delivery and those intended for written circulation and private performance....


Arrian of Nicomedia

by Philip A. Stadter

A comprehensive picture of the life and work of a major figure among the Greek-speaking authors of the Roman Empire. Arrian is our most reliable source for Alexander the Great and the author of three other major...


The Caesars

by Thomas de Quincey

 In his landmark study The Caesars, Thomas de Quincey traces the rise and fall of Rome's first emperors.


The Rhetoric of Seeing in Attic Forensic Oratory

by Peter A. O'Connell

In ancient Athenian courts of law, litigants presented their cases before juries of several hundred citizens. Their speeches effectively constituted performances that used the speakers' appearances, gestures,...


Archaeozoology of the Near East

by Marjan Mashkour & Mark Beech

This two part volume brings together over 60 specialists to present 31 papers on the latest research into archaeozoology of the Near East. The papers are wide-ranging in terms of period and geographical coverage:...


On Life and Death

by Cicero, John Davie & Miriam T. Griffin

'any service I may have rendered my countrymen in my active life I may also extend to them... now that I am at leisure' Marcus Tullius Cicero (106-43 BC), Rome's greatest orator, had a career of intense activity...


Babatha's Orchard

by Philip F. Esler

Babatha's Orchard tells a story that has gone untold for nearly two thousand years. It is a story that would have perished with the last person familiar with its details-the Jewish woman Babatha, daughter of...


Following Osiris

by Mark Smith

Osiris, god of the dead, was one of ancient Egypt's most important deities. The earliest secure evidence for belief in him dates back to the fifth dynasty (c.2494-2345BC), but he continued to be worshipped until...


The Shape of the Roman Order

by Daniel J. Gargola

In recent years, a long-established view of the Roman Empire during its great age of expansion has been called into question by scholars who contend that this model has made Rome appear too much like a modern...