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Sparta and Lakonia: A Regional History 1300-362 BC

by Paul Cartledge

In this fully revised and updated edition of his groundbreaking study, Paul Cartledge uncovers the realities behind the potent myth of Sparta.

The book explores both the city-state of Sparta and the territory...

Latin Erotic Elegy: An Anthology and Reader

by Paul Allen Miller

This indispensable volume provides a complete course on Latin erotic elegy, allowing students to trace a coherent narrative of the genre's rise and fall, and to understand its relationship to the changes that...

The Roman Remains of Northern and Eastern France: A Guidebook

by James Bromwich

This book provides a thorough, area by area companion to the region's wealth of monuments, excavations and artefacts, from Paris and Boulogne-sur-Mer to Strasbourg and Lyon. Over ninety sites are treated in...

Pilgrims and Pilgrimage in Ancient Greece

by Matthew Dillon

This volume explores the religious motivations for pilgrimage and reveals the main preoccupations of worshippers in Ancient Greece.

Dillon examines the main sanctuaries of Delphi, Epidauros and Olympia, as well...

Pliny on Art and Society: The Elder Pliny's Chapters on the History of Art

by Jacob Isager

Pliny sketches a theory of advancing moral decline and extravagance, in the course of which he gives a detailed account of six centuries of classical art and a fascinating sketch of the world of the rich Roman...

The Jews Among Pagans and Christians in the Roman Empire

by Judith Lieu, John North & Tessa Rajak

An interdisciplinary study of the important question of the place of Judaism in the religious changes and development within the Roman Empire, as part of the setting of the emergence of Christianity.

Epic Lessons: An Introduction to Ancient Didactic Poetry

by Peter Toohey

Didactic Epic was enormously popular in the ancient world. It was used to teach Greeks and Romans technical and scientific subjects, but in verse. Epic Lessons shows how this scientific poetry was intended not...

Theatre in Ancient Greek Society

by J. R. Green

In Theatre in Ancient Greek Society the author examines the social setting and function of ancient Greek theatre through the thousand years of its performance history. Instead of using written sources, which...

Ancient History from Coins

by Christopher Howgego

Like other volumes in this series, Ancient History from Coins demystifies a specialism, introducing students (from first year upwards) to the techniques, methods, problems and advantages of using coins to do...

Roman Pompeii: Space and Society

by Ray Laurence

Including new chapters that reveal how the young learnt the culture of the city, this fully revised and updated edition of Roman Pompeii looks at the latest archaeological and literary evidence relating to...

Latin Fiction

by Heinz Hofmann

Latin Fiction provides a chronological study of the Roman novel from the Classical period to the Middle Ages, exploring the development of the novel and the continuity of Latin culture.

Frontiers of the Roman Empire

by Hugh Elton

With its succinct analysis of the overriding issues and detailed case-studies based on the latest archaeological research, this social and economic study of Roman Imperial frontiers is essential reading.


Ancient History: Key Themes and Approaches

by Neville Morley

Ancient History is a sourcebook of writings on ancient history. It offers an invaluable introduction to the most important ideas, theories and controversies, and a thought-provoking survey of the range of views...

Fifty Key Classical Authors

by Rhiannon Ash & Alison Sharrock

A chronological guide to influential Greek and Roman writers, Fifty Key Classical Authors is an invaluable introduction to the literature, philosophy and history of the ancient world.

When Men Were Men: Masculinity, Power and Identity in Classical Antiquity

by Lin Foxhall & John Salmon

When Men Were Men questions the deep-set assumption that men's history speaks and has always spoken for all of us, by exploring the history of classical antiquity as an explicitly masculine story.

With a preface...

Thinking Men: Masculinity and Its Self-Representation in the Classical Tradition

by Lin Foxhall & John Salmon

Thinking Men provides a thought-provoking and stimulating insight into the representations of men in classical culture.

Philo's Alexandria

by Dorothy I. Sly

First-century Alexandria vied with Rome to be the greatest city of the Roman empire. More than half a million people lived in its cosmopolitan four square miles. It was a major centre for international trade...

Julian's Gods: Religion and Philosophy in the Thought and Action of Julian the Apostate

by Rowland B. E. Smith

Julian's brief reign (360-363 AD) had a profound impact on his contemporaries, as he worked fervently for a pagan restoration in the Roman Empire, which was rapidly becoming Christian.

Julian's Gods focuses...

Ruling Roman Britain: Kings, Queens, Governors and Emperors from Julius Caesar to Agricola

by David Braund

Ruling Roman Britain locates the island in the broader context of Roman imperial thought and action from the late republic and Julius Caesar to the end of the first century AD.

The Historians of Late Antiquity

by David Rohrbacher

The fourth and fifth centuries AD were an era of religious conflict, political change and military conflict. The responses of contemporary historians to these turbulent times reflect their diverse backgrounds...