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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....

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 Oxford Handbook of Thucydides

by Ryan Balot, Sarah Forsdyke & Edith Foster

The Oxford Handbook of Thucydides contains newly commissioned essays on Thucydides as an historian, thinker, and writer. It also features chapters on Thucydides' intellectual context and ancient reception. The...

The Baptized Muse

by Karla Pollmann

With the rise of Christianity in the Roman Empire increasing numbers of educated people converted to this new belief. As Christianity did not have its own educational institutions the issue of how to harmonize...

Power and Public Finance at Rome, 264-49 BCE

by James Tan

Rome's wars delivered great wealth to the conquerors, but how did this affect politics and society on the home front? In Power and Public Finance at Rome, James Tan offers the first examination of the Roman...

A Short History of Rome

by Mary Platt Parmele

A Short History of Rome Mary traces the rise and fall of Rome, its conquests, cruelty and excess, its myths and stories - from Romulus and Remus to the Rape of Lucretia.

Eureka! (Icon Science): The Birth of Science

by Andrew Gregory

An exploration of the eruption of scientific activity in the Ancient Greek world


by Edward J. Watts

A philosopher, mathematician, and martyr, Hypatia is one of antiquity's best known female intellectuals. During the sixteen centuries following her murder, by a mob of Christians, Hypatia has been remembered...

The Age of Caesar: Five Roman Lives

by Plutarch, Pamela Mensch & James Romm

A brilliant new translation of five of history’s greatest lives from Plutarch, the inventor of biography.

Pompey, Caesar, Cicero, Brutus, Antony: the names resonate across thousands of years. Major figures...

The Classical Art of Command

by Joseph Roisman

The Classical Age of Greece produced some of history's best-known generals and commanders. They include the Spartan king Leonidas, who embodied his countrymen's heroic ethos in the battle of Thermopylae; the...

Lake Trasimene 217 BC

by Nic Fields & Donato Spedaliere

Following Hannibal's crushing victory at the battle of the Trebbia, the reeling Roman Republic sent a new army under the over-confident consul Caius Flaminius to destroy the Carthaginian invaders Â? unbeknownst...

History of Ancient Egypt

by Ian MacKenzie

In the summer of 1972, TV news featured huge crowds queuing patiently on the pavements outside the British Museum to see the Tutankhamun Exhibition. So great was the clamour to see the exhibition that it had...

The Seven Against Thebes

by Aeschylus

Aeschylus was the first of the three ancient Greek tragedians whose plays can still be read or performed, the others being Sophocles and Euripides. He is often described as the father of tragedy: our knowledge...

The Plague of War

by Jennifer T. Roberts

In 431 BC, the long simmering rivalry between the city-states of Athens and Sparta erupted into open warfare, and for more than a generation the two were locked in a life-and-death struggle. The war embroiled...

Localized Law

Res Publica and the Roman Republic

Diodorus Siculus and the World of the Late Roman Republic

A Portable Cosmos

Agriculture and Industry in South-Eastern Roman Britain

by David Bird

The ancient counties surrounding the Weald in the SE corner of England have a strongly marked character of their own that has survived remarkably well in the face of ever-increasing population pressure. The...