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Historical Dictionary of Ancient Israel

by Niels Peter Lemche

This reference examines sources in the Old Testament and surveys the findings of recent archaeological research. It includes entries on the significant persons, places and events; covers the Kingdoms of Israel...


Troy - Last War of the Heroic Age

by Si Sheppard & Jose Pena

Homer's Iliad, read by college underclassmen everywhere, tells the story of Helen, 'the face that launched a thousand ships', the trojan horse, and Achilles' heel. The Iliad provides the basis for this modern...


Dying Every Day: Seneca at the Court of Nero

by James Romm

From acclaimed classical historian, author of Ghost on the Throne (“Gripping . . . the narrative verve of a born writer and the erudition of a scholar” —Daniel  Mendelsohn) and editor of The Landmark...


Courtesans at Table: Gender and Greek Literary Culture in Athenaeus

by Laura McClure

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


China: Ancient Culture, Modern Society

by Peter Xiaoming Yu & G. Wright Doyle

Synopsis: As the authors point out, China has arrived, big time. To ignore the Chinese is foolish. Yet, where does one begin? Getting a handle on China, with its sweeping history and vast cultural diversity,...


Lost Tombs

by Manniche

First published in 1988. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Augustus: Image and Substance

by Barbara Levick

Throughout a long and spectacularly successful political life, the Emperor Augustus (63BC-AD14) was a master of spin.  Barbara Levick exposes the techniques which he used to disguise the ruthlessness of his...


Contact and Conflict in Frankish Greece and the Aegean, 1204-1453: Crusade, Religion and Trade between Latins, Greeks and Turks

by Nikolaos G. Chrissis & Mike Carr

The conquest of Constantinople by the Fourth Crusade shattered irreversibly the political and cultural unity of the Byzantine world in the Greek peninsula, the Aegean and western Asia Minor. This volume brings...


John Moschos' Spiritual Meadow: Authority and Autonomy at the End of the Antique World

by Brenda Llewellyn Ihssen

John Moschos' Spiritual Meadow is one of the most important sources for late sixth-early seventh century Palestinian, Syrian and Egyptian monasticism. Introducing appropriate historical and theological background...


Murder Was Not a Crime: Homicide and Power in the Roman Republic

by Judy E. Gaughan

Embarking on a unique study of Roman criminal law, Judy Gaughan has developed a novel understanding of the nature of social and political power dynamics in republican government. Revealing the significant relationship...


History and Silence: Purge and Rehabilitation of Memory in Late Antiquity

by Charles W., Jr. Hedrick

"It is so rare and refreshing to read a Roman history book which recognizes and celebrates the sheer difficulty of writing history, and the vulnerability of each solution." -Times Literary Supplement "This is...


Baetica Felix: People and Prosperity in Southern Spain from Caesar to Septimius Severus

by Evan W. Haley

Baetica, the present-day region of Andalusia in southern Spain, was the wealthiest province of the Roman Empire. Its society was dynamic and marked by upward social and economic mobility, as the imperial peace...


Diodorus Siculus, the Persian Wars to the Fall of Athens: Books 11-14.34 (480-401 Bce)

by Peter Green

Only one surviving source provides a continuous narrative of Greek history from Xerxes' invasion to the Wars of the Successors following the death of Alexander the Great-the Bibliotheke, or "Library," produced...


Diodorus Siculus, Books 11-12.37.1: Greek History, 480-431 BC--The Alternative Version

by Peter Green

Sicilian historian Diodorus Siculus (ca. 100-30 BCE) is our only surviving source for a continuous narrative of Greek history from Xerxes' invasion to the Wars of the Successors following the death of Alexander...


Heraldry for the Dead: Memory, Identity, and the Engraved Stone Plaques of Neolithic Iberia

by Katina T. Lillios

In the late 1800s, archaeologists began discovering engraved stone plaques in Neolithic (3500-2500 BC) graves in southern Portugal and Spain. About the size of one's palm, usually made of slate, and incised...


Caesar in Gaul and Rome: War in Words

by Andrew M. Riggsby

Anyone who has even a passing acquaintance with Latin knows "Gallia est omnis divisa in partes tres" ("All Gaul is divided into three parts"), the opening line of De Bello Gallico, Julius Caesar's famous commentary...


Among Women: From the Homosocial to the Homoerotic in the Ancient World

by Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz & Lisa Auanger

Women's and men's worlds were largely separate in ancient Mediterranean societies, and, in consequence, many women's deepest personal relationships were with other women. Yet relatively little scholarly or popular...


Treason in Roman and Germanic Law: Collected Papers

by Floyd Seyward Lear

"Treason" is a word with many connotations, a word applied to a host of varied offenses throughout the history of humanity. These essays by Floyd Seyward Lear analyze the development of the political theory...


Isocrates and Civic Education

by Takis Poulakos & David Depew

Civic virtue and the type of education that produces publicly minded citizens became a topic of debate in American political discourse of the 1980s, as it once was among the intelligentsia of Classical Athens....


Conspiracy Narratives in Roman History

by Victoria Emma Pagan

Conspiracy is a thread that runs throughout the tapestry of Roman history. From the earliest days of the Republic to the waning of the Empire, conspiracies and intrigues created shadow worlds that undermined...