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Status in Classical Athens

by Deborah Kamen

Ancient Greek literature, Athenian civic ideology, and modern classical scholarship have all worked together to reinforce the idea that there were three neatly defined status groups in classical Athens--citizens,...


The Portland Vase

by Robin Brooks

For thousands of years an enigmatic and astonishingly beautiful piece of Roman art has captivated those who have come in contact with it.Made before the birth of Christ, the Portland Vase, as it is called, is...


Money, Power and Politics in Early Islamic Syria: A Review of Current Debates

by John Haldon

The transformation of the eastern provinces of the Roman empire from the middle of the seventh century CE under the impact of Islam has attracted a good deal of scholarly attention in recent years, and as more...


Standard Languages and Language Standards - Greek, Past and Present

by Alexandra Georgakopoulou & Michael Silk

This volume brings together scholars from different disciplines, with a variety of perspectives, linguistic and literary, historical and social, to address issues of control, prescription, planning and perceptions...


Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece

by Donald Kagan & Gregory F. Viggiano

Men of Bronze takes up one of the most important and fiercely debated subjects in ancient history and classics: how did archaic Greek hoplites fight, and what role, if any, did hoplite warfare play in shaping...


Roman Building: Materials and Techniques

by Jean-Pierre Adam

With over 750 illustrations, Roman Buildings is a thorough and systematic examination of Roman architecture and building practice, looking at large-scale public buildings as well as more modest homes and shops....


Early Aegean Warrior 5000-1450 BC

by Raffaele D'Amato & Giuseppe Rava

The civilisations of the Greece in the Ancient World have inspired and fascinated throughout European history. The stories of Homer, later reinforced by the pioneering archaeological work carried out by men...


Temples, Tombs, and Hieroglyphs

by Barbara Mertz

World-renowned Egyptologist Barbara Mertz explores the reality behind the bestselling fiction she writes (as Elizabeth Peters) and casts a dazzling light on a remarkable civilization.

Afascinating chronicle of...


The Invisible Sex

by J. M. Adovasio, Olga Soffer & Jake Page

Shaped by cartoons and museum dioramas, our vision of Paleolithic times tends to feature fur-clad male hunters fearlessly attacking mammoths while timid women hover fearfully behind a boulder. In fact, recent...


European Paganism

by Mr Ken Dowden & Ken Dowden

European Paganism provides a comprehensive and accessible overview of ancient pagan religions throughout the European continent.

Before there where Christians, the peoples of Europe were pagans. Were they bloodthirsty...


Literary Texts and the Roman Historian

by David Potter

Literary Texts and the Roman Historian looks at literary texts from the Roman Empire which depict actual events. It examines the ways in which these texts were created, disseminated and read.

Beside covering...


Trade, Traders and the Ancient City

by Helen Parkins & Christopher Smith

Trade, exchange and commerce touched the lives of everyone in antiquity, especially those who lived in urban areas. Trade, Traders and the Ancient City addresses the nature of exchange and commerce and the effects...


Caesar's Legion: The Epic Saga of Julius Caesar's Elite Tenth Legion and the Armies of Rome

by Stephen Dando-Collins

"A unique and splendidly researched story, following the trials and triumphs of Julius Caesar's Legio X-arguably the most famous legion of its day-from its activation to the slogging battle of Munda and from...


Rome and the Western Greeks, 350 BC - Ad 200: Conquest and Acculturation in Southern Italy

by Dr Kathryn Lomas & Kathryn Lomas

The history of the Greek cities of Italy during the period of Roman conquest and under Roman rule form a fascinating case study of the processes of Roman expansion and assimilation and of Greek reactions to...


Dissidence and Literature Under Nero: The Price of Rhetoricization

by Vasily Rudich

This work inquires into the impact of dissident sensibilities on the writings of the major Neronian authors. It offers a detailed and innovative analysis of essays, poetry and fiction written by Seneca, Lucan...


A Brief History of the Roman Empire

by Stephen Kershaw

In this lively and very readable history of the Roman Empire from its establishment in 27 BC to the barbarian incursions and the fall of Rome in AD 476, Kershaw draws on a range of evidence, from Juvenal's Satires...


Chedworth: Life in a Roman Villa

by Simon Esmonde Cleary

Chedworth is one of the few Roman villas in Britain whose remains are open to the public, and this book seeks to explain what these remains mean. The fourth century in Britain was a 'golden age' and at the time...


Aphrodite and Eros: The Development of Greek Erotic Mythology

by Barbara Breitenberger

This book offers a groundbreaking revision of the popular image of Aphrodite and Eros that lives on in Roman poetry (Venus and Cupid) and has inspired artists for centuries. An interdisciplinary analysis of...


Tragic Seneca: An Essay in the Theatrical Tradition

by A. J. Boyle

Tragic Seneca undertakes a radical re-evaluation of Seneca's plays, their relationship to Roman imperial culture and their instrumental role in the evolution of the European theatrical tradition.

Following an...


The Roman House in Britain

by Dominic Perring

This authoritative and original work sets the results of recent archaeological research in the context of classical scholarship, as it explores three main aspects of Romano-British buildings:

* general characteristics...