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Death to Tyrants!: Ancient Greek Democracy and the Struggle against Tyranny

by David Teegarden

Death to Tyrants! is the first comprehensive study of ancient Greek tyrant-killing legislation--laws that explicitly gave individuals incentives to "kill a tyrant." David Teegarden demonstrates that the ancient...


Pliny: A Life in Roman Letters

by Rex Winsbury

Pliny the Younger who lived c. 100 AD, left a large collection of letters, thanks to which we know him better than almost any other Roman. He is best known as witness to the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 that destroyed...


Aspects of Roman History 31bc-Ad117

by Richard Alston

This book provides an invaluable introduction to Roman Imperial history, which allows students to gain an overview of the period and will be an indispensable aid to note-taking, essay preparation and examination...


Ancient Egyptian Temple Ritual: Performance, Patterns, and Practice

by Katherine Eaton

Large state temples in ancient Egypt were vast agricultural estates, with interests in mining, trading, and other economic activities. The temple itself served as the mansion or palace of the deity to whom the...


A Literary History of Persia

by E.G. Browne

Browne's famous work, first published in 1902, was the essential text on literary history in Persian studies for many years. As an overview of Persian literature from the earliest times until Firdawsi, it continues...


Sulla the Fortunate: Roman General and Dictator

by G. P. Baker

This biography provides a redemptive view of the bloody career of Roman general and consul Lucius Cornelius Sulla, a fearless commander and ruthless politician wholly devoid of inhibitions, and the direct forerunner...


Seduction and Power: Antiquity in the Visual and Performing Arts

by Silke Knippschild & Marta Garcia Morcillo

This volume focuses on the reception of antiquity in the performing and visual arts from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century. It explores the tensions and relations of gender, sexuality, eroticism and...


Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece

by Nigel Wilson

Examining every aspect of the culture from antiquity to the founding of Constantinople in the early Byzantine era, this thoroughly cross-referenced and fully indexed work is written by an international group...


Pharoah's Gateway to Eternity

by Uphill

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Canopic Equipment Of The Kings O

by Dodson

First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


A Guide to the Antiquities of Upper Egypt

by Arthur E. P. Weigall

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


Sexual Life in Ancient Greece

by Licht

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Experiencing Rome: Culture, Identity and Power in the Roman Empire

by Janet Huskinson

Unique in their broad-based coverage the twelve essays in this book provide a fresh look at some central aspects of Roman culture and society.


Hadrian

by James Morwood

The Roman emperor Hadrian, who lived from 76 to 138 AD was a hugely influential figure whose architectural legacy is obvious even today. However, he was also contradictory and mysterious: he was a Spaniard who...


Art and the Christian Apocrypha

by David R. Cartlidge & J. Keith Elliot

This book introduces the relationship between the apocryphal texts and the paintings, mosaics, and sculpture in which they are paralleled, and which have been so significant in transmitting these non-Biblical...


Kabbalah and the Art of Being: The Smithsonian Lectures

by Shimon Shokek

A new approach introducing Kabbalah as a spiritual Jewish way of living, not merely a religious phenomenon. Argues that the Kabbalistic theme of Creation is the central ingredient in the spiritual teachings...


Figuratively Speaking: Rhetoric and Culture from Quintilian to the Twin Towers

by Sarah Spence

Although rhetoric is a term often associated with lies, this book takes a polemical look at rhetoric as a purveyor of truth. Its purpose is to focus on one aspect of rhetoric, figurative speech, and to demonstrate...


Greek and Roman Calendars

by Robert Hannah

The smooth functioning of an ordered society depends on the possession of a means of regularising its activities over time. That means is a calendar, and its regularity is a function of how well it models the...


Nation, Empire, Decline: Studies in Rhetorical Continuity from the Romans to the Modern Era

by Nancy Shumate

The overlapping discourses of nationalism and imperialism, along with related ideas of social decline, have been central in 19th and 20th-century Anglo-European views. This book offers four readings of Latin...


Experiencing Byzantium: Papers from the 44th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Newcastle and Durham, April 2011

by Claire Nesbitt & Mark Jackson

From the reception of imperial ekphraseis in Hagia Sophia to the sounds and smells of the back streets of Constantinople, the sensory perception of Byzantium is an area that lends itself perfectly to an investigation...