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Roman Tragedy

by Anthony J. Boyle

The first detailed cultural and theatrical history of a major literary form, this landmark introduction examines Roman tragedy and its place at the centre of Rome's cultural and political life.

Analyzing the...


The Histories

by Herodotus, Tom Holland & Paul Cartledge

One of Western history's greatest books springs to life in Tom Holland's vibrant new translation

Herodotus of Halicarnassus-who was hailed by Cicero as "the father of history"-wrote his histories around 440...


Armana Age

by James Baikie

When we consider the Cretans and Hittites, the powers of Babylonia and Assyria, and the internal conditions in Syria and Palestine, it can hardly be doubted that the reign of Akhetaten marks a turning point,...


Apuleius and Africa

by Benjamin Todd Lee, Ellen Finkelpearl & Luca Graverini

The Metamorphoses or Golden Ass of Apuleius (ca. 170 CE) is a Latin novel written by a native of Madauros in Roman North Africa, roughly equal to modern Tunisia together with parts of Libya and Algeria. Apuleius'...


The Sons of Caesar: Imperial Rome's First Dynasty

by Philip Matyszak

The story of one of the most colorful dynasties in history, from Caesar's rise to power in the first century BC to Nero's death in AD 68 This engaging new study reviews the long history of the Julian and Claudian...


The Greek and Roman Myths: A Guide to the Classical Stories

by Philip Matyszak

Full of intriguing facts and diverting stories—the ideal introduction to the myths and tales that lie at the heart of Western culture. Who was Pandora and what was in her famous box? How did Achilles get his...


The Neoplatonists

by John Gregory

First published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

by Paul Jordan

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and all sorts of mysteries attaching to them, have intrigued people since the second century BCE. Why were these particular creations chosen and when? And why did the...


Studies in World History Volume 3 (Student): The Modern Age to Present (1900 Ad to Present)

by James P. Stobaugh

The Modern Age to Present (1900 AD to Present)

  • Chronologically based, but focused more on skill development
  • Meant to be a 30 to 45 minute experience every day
  • World history is combined with social studies in...


Laughter in Ancient Rome: On Joking, Tickling, and Cracking Up

by Mary Beard

What made the Romans laugh? Was ancient Rome a carnival, filled with practical jokes and hearty chuckles? Or was it a carefully regulated culture in which the uncontrollable excess of laughter was a force to...


Butrint 4: The Archaeology and Histories of an Ionian Town

by Inge Lyse Hansen, Richard Hodges & Sarah Leppard

This richly illustrated volume discusses the histories of the port city of Butrint, and its intimate connection to the wider conditions of the Adriatic. In so doing it is a reading, and re-reading, of the site...


Alexander's Heirs: The Age of the Successors

by Edward M. Anson

Alexander’s Heirs offers a narrative account of the approximately forty years following the death of Alexander the Great, during which his generals vied for control of his vast empire, and through their conflicts...


The Arbitration (Routledge Revivals): The Epitrepontes of Menander

by Gilbert Murray

Gilbert Murray translated and made available to modern readers The Epitrepontes of Menander or The Arbitration for the first time in 1945. The Arbitration is among the most frequently quoted and most famous...


Wandering Greeks: The Ancient Greek Diaspora from the Age of Homer to the Death of Alexander the Great

by Robert Garland

Most classical authors and modern historians depict the ancient Greek world as essentially stable and even static, once the so-called colonization movement came to an end. But Robert Garland argues that the...


The Search for Cleopatra: The True Story of History's Most Intriguing Woman

by Michael Foss

Cleopatra is wreathed by so many outsized myths that it is sometimes difficult to tell the woman from the legend. For centuries, historians have scarcely deviated from the occidental, Horatian portrayal of an...


Immigrant Women in Athens: Gender, Ethnicity, and Citizenship in the Classical City

by Rebecca Kennedy

Many of the women whose names are known to history from Classical Athens were metics or immigrants, linked in the literature with assumptions of being 'sexually exploitable.' Despite recent scholarship on women...


The Roman Search for Wisdom

by Michael K. Kellogg

The Roman "philosophy of life" as mirrored in the literature of ten outstanding representative authors

Though Rome conquered much of the world and established an empire that lasted more than a millennium, its...


The King of Infinite Space: Euclid and His Elements

by David Berlinski

Geometry defines the world around us, helping us make sense of everything from architecture to military science to fashion. And for over two thousand years, geometry has been equated with Euclid’s Elements...


Constantine: Dynasty, Religion and Power in the Later Roman Empire

by Timothy Barnes

Drawing on recent scholarly advances and new evidence, Timothy Barnes offers a fresh and exciting study of Constantine and his life.

  • First study of Constantine to make use of Kevin Wilkinson's re-dating of the...


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...