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Caesars' Wives: Sex, Power, and Politics in the Roman Empire

by Annelise Freisenbruch

In scandals and power struggles obscured by time and legend, the wives, mistresses, mothers, sisters, and daughters of the Caesars have been popularly characterized as heartless murderers, shameless adulteresses,...


Sacred Enigmas: Literary Religion in the Hebrew Bible

by Stephen Geller

Sacred Enigmas assesses the religious and intellectual significance of the Hebrew Bible both as a document of its time and as an important step in the development of thought. It presents the major aspects of...


From Fetish to God Ancient Egypt

by Budge

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Seneca's Tragedies and the Aesthetics of Pantomime

by Alessandra Zanobi

Pantomime was arguably the most popular dramatic genre during the Roman Empire, but has been relatively neglected by literary critics.

Seneca�s Tragedies and the Aesthetics of Pantomime adds to our understanding...


The Long Shadow of Antiquity: What Have the Greeks and Romans Done for Us?

by Gregory S Aldrete & Alicia Aldrete

Democracy? Mathematics? The Calendar? Hospitals? This book is an enlightening look at the myriad ways that the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome have fundamentally influenced and shaped our modern world....


Families in the Greco-Roman World

by Ray Laurence & Agneta Stromberg

The family has been recognised in the ancient world as the key social institution on which both society and the state are based. However, in the pre-Classical and Classical world the family was constructed in...


Republicanism during the Early Roman Empire

by Sam Wilkinson

Exploring the political ideology of Republicanism under the Roman emperors of the first century AD, Sam Wilkinson puts forward the hypothesis that there was indeed opposition to the political structure and ideology...


Antiquity: Greeks and Romans in Context

by Frederick G. Naerebout & Henk W. Singor

Antiquity: Greeks and Romans in Context provides a chronological introduction to the history of ancient Mediterranean civilizations within the larger context of its contemporary Eurasian world.

  • Innovative approach...


The Bible Unearthed: Archaeology's New Vision of Ancient Isreal and the Origin of Sacred Texts

by Israel Finkelstein & Neil Asher Silberman

In this groundbreaking work that sets apart fact and legend, authors Finkelstein and Silberman use significant archeological discoveries to provide historical information about biblical Israel and its neighbors....


Sage, Saint and Sophist: Holy Men and Their Associates in the Early Roman Empire

by Graham Anderson

Holy men, both pagan and Christian are persistent and puzzling figures in the religious life of the Roman Empire. In this first historical study of Holy Men for more than half a century, Dr Anderson applies...


Martial

by Peter Howell

Martial (Marcus Valerius Martialis) was a Spanish writer who lived in Rome in the second half of the first century AD. He wrote only in the genre of epigram, invented by the Greeks, which he chose because of...


Belief and Religion in Barbarian Europe c. 350-700

by Marilyn Dunn

Challenging the accepted historical belief that they were mere passive recipients of Christian doctrine and providing insights into the way they would initially have apprehended a very different type of religion...


Band of Angels: The Forgotten World of Early Christian Women

by Kate Cooper

In this inspiring new history of the early Christian movement, award-winning historian Kate Cooper reveals a vivid picture of the triumphs and hardships of the first mothers of the infant church. As far as recorded...


Anglo-Saxon Reader

by Sweet

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Parthenon Enigma

by Joan Breton Connelly

Built in the fifth century b.c., the Parthenon has been venerated for more than two millennia as the West’s ultimate paragon of beauty and proportion. Since the Enlightenment, it has also come to represent...


The Trojan War: A New History

by Barry Strauss

The Trojan War is the most famous conflict in history, the subject of Homer's Iliad, one of the cornerstones of Western literature. Although many readers know that this literary masterwork is based on actual...


The Roman Empire at Bay, Ad 180 395

by David S. Potter

The Roman Empire at Bay is the only one volume history of the critical years 180-395 AD, which saw the transformation of the Roman Empire from a unitary state centred on Rome, into a new polity with two capitals...


Egyptian Magic

by Budge

First published in 2002. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Students Catullus: Third Edition

by Daniel H. Garrison

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Hellenistic World

by Daniel Ogden

The history of the hellenistic world has long been more popular than has widely been realized. This volume seeks to contribute to that popularity. Here are fourteen new perspectives on the period from a distinguished...