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Roman Frontiers in Britain

by David J. Breeze

Hadrian's Wall and the Antonine Wall defined the edge of the Roman Empire in Britain. Today, the spectacular remains of these great frontier works stand as mute testimony to one of the greatest empires the world...


Early Greek Lawgivers

by John Lewis

Designed for students and teachers of Ancient History or Classical Civilisation at school and in early university years, this series provides a valuable collection of guides to the history, art, literature,...


Silent Eloquence: Lucian and Pantomime Dancing

by Ismene Lada-Richards

One of the greatest aesthetic attractions in the ancient world was pantomime dancing, a ballet-style entertainment in which a silent, solo dancer incarnated a series of mythological characters to the accompaniment...


Ancient Ethnography: New Approaches

by Bloomsbury Publishing

Ethnographic writing has become all but ubiquitous in recent years. Although now considered a thoroughly modern and increasingly indispensable field of study, Ethnography's roots go all the way back to antiquity....


Western Perspectives on the Mediterranean: Cultural Transfer in Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages, 400-800 AD

by Bloomsbury Publishing

Based on close analyses of contemporary texts, and backed by an examination of the origins of the elements transferred and of the process of transmission, the contributors to this volume focus on the perception...


Lawmaking and Adjudication in Archaic Greece

by Zinon Papakonstantinou

"Lawmaking and Adjudication in Archaic Greece" re-evaluates central aspects of the genesis and application of laws in the communities of archaic Greece, including the structure and function of legislative bodies,...


Apocolocyntosis: The Pumpkinification of Claudius

by Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Lucius Annaeus Seneca, also known as Seneca, or Seneca the Younger, was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman and dramatist, who also acted as a tutor and adviser to emperor Nero. Attributed to Seneca is this...


The Nile: A Journey Downriver Through Egypt's Past and Present

by Toby Wilkinson

A hypnotic journey in the company of one of the world's most acclaimed Egyptologists over the fabled river telling how the Nile continually brought life to an ancient civilization now dead and how it sustained...


The Chemical Choir: A History of Alchemy

by P. G. Maxwell-Stuart

P.G. Maxwell-Stuart presents the history of alchemy traced from its earliest roots through to its influence in modern-day science.


Women in Ancient Rome: A Sourcebook

by Bonnie MacLachlan

This sourcebook includes a rich and accessible selection of Roman original sources in translation ranging from the Etruscan period through Republican and Imperial Rome to the late Empire and the coming of Christianity....


Written Space in the Latin West, 200 BC to AD 300

by Gareth Sears, Peter Keegan & Ray Laurence

This volume explores the creation of 'written spaces' through the accretion of monumental inscriptions and non-official graffiti in the Latin-speaking West between c.200 BC and AD 300. The shift to an epigraphic...


Souvenirs and New Ideas

by Diane Fortenberry

Early travellers to Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, Turkey and the Levant recorded and remembered their journeys by collecting or creating mementos of places they visited. This natural inclination took many guises,...


Feeding the Roman Army: The Archaeology of Production and Supply in NW Europe

by Richard Thomas & Sue Stallibrass

These ten papers from two Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference (2007) sessions bring together a growing body of new archaeological evidence in an attempt to reconsider the way in which the Roman army was...


Euphrates River Valley Settlement: The Carchemish Sector in the Third Millennium BC

by Edgar Peltenberg

Pre-state ceremonial monuments, rich mortuary arrangements, forts, walled settlements and temples: all these occur in a narrow stretch of the Euphrates River valley prior to the rise of Carchemish, one of the...


Cult in Context: Reconsidering Ritual in Archaeology

by Caroline Malone & David Barrowclough

Gods, deities, symbolism, deposition, cosmology and intentionality are all features of the study of early ritual and cult. Archaeology has great difficulties in providing satisfactory interpretation or recognition...


Calendars and Years: Astronomy and Time in the Ancient Near East

by John M. Steele

Dates form the backbone of written history. But where do these dates come from? Many different calendars were used in the ancient world. Some of these calendars were based upon observations or calculations of...


Ancient Rome: The Archaeology of the Eternal City

by J. C. Coulston & Hazel Dodge

A major new book on the archaeology of Rome. The chapters, by an impressive list of contributors, are written to be as up-to-date and useful as possible, detailing lots of new research. There are new maps for...


Escaping the Labyrinth: The Cretan Neolithic in Context

by Valasia Isaakidou & P. Tomkins

Beneath the Bronze Age 'Palace of Minos', Neolithic Knossos is one of the earliest known farming settlements in Europe and perhaps the longest-lived. For 3000 years, Neolithic Knossos was also perhaps one of...


Anatolian Interfaces: Hittites, Greeks and their Neighbours

by Billie Jean Collins, Mary R. Bachvarova & Ian Rutherford

The papers in this collection are the product of the conference "Hittites, Greeks and Their Neighbors in Ancient Anatolia: An International Conference on Cross-Cultural Interaction," hosted by Emory University...


Archaeology Meets Science: Biomolecular Investigations in Bronze Age Greece

by Holley Martlew, Martin Jones & Yannis Tzedakis

The 'Archaeology meets Science' project is currently transforming our understanding of the Minoan and Mycenaean civilisations, through the in-depth application of state of the art scientific analyses to ceramic...