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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...


Greek History The Basics

by Robin Osborne

Greek History: The Basics is a concise and compelling introduction to the study of Ancient Greece from the end of the Bronze Age to rule by Rome.

With a chapter on each crucial period of Greece's ancient history,...


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...


Food for the Gods: New Light on the Ancient Incense Trade

by D. P. S. Peacock, A. C. S. Peacock & David Williams

The story of incense is one of the most intriguing in both eastern and western culture. From the first millennium BC to the present day it has been sought after and valued on a par with precious metals or gems....


Current Research in Egyptology 2005: Proceedings of the Sixth Annual Symposium

by Rachel Mairs & Alice Stevenson

The sixth annual Current Research in Egyptology symposium took place from 6th-8th January 2005 at the University of Cambridge. Although the topics covered by the papers were many and varied, if there is a general...


Land, Power and Prestige: Bronze Age Field Systems in Southern England

by David T. Yates

A major phase of economic expansion occurred in southern England during the second and early first millennium BC, accompanied by a fundamental shift in regional power and wealth towards the eastern lowlands....


Saddling the Dogs: Journeys Through Egypt and the Near East

by Deborah Manley & Diane Fortenberry

In the absence of horses, saddle the dogs. This Arab proverb, suggesting the uncompromising determination of nomads to keep moving, whatever the obstacles, epitomizes also the travelling ethos of many early...


Athenian Potters and Painters Volume II

by John H. Oakley, Olga Palagia & Francis Oakley

This volume presents the proceedings of the second Athenian Potters and Painters conference, which was held at the American School of Classical Studies, Athens 2007. Together with the 1994 conference (Volume...


Inside the City in the Greek World

by Laura Preston & Sara Owen

The publication of the papers presented in this volume marks an important step in the study of ancient cities. Despite having long been a focus of archaeological investigation and analysis, until relatively...


TRAC 2008: Proceedings of the Eighteenth Annual Theoretical Roman Archaeology Conference, Amsterdam 2008

by Joep Hendriks

A larger than usual selection of papers from the annual TRAC conference. Sessions included Supplying the Army, Imperial communication, The role of the deceased in Roman society, Military identities and Experiencing...


Structure, Image, Ornament: Architectural Sculpture in the Greek World

by Ralf Von den Hoff & Peter Schultz

This volume presents the proceedings of a conference hosted by the American School of Classical Studies, Athens and the Deutsches Archäologisches Institut, Athens in 2004. There are additional contributions...