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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...


Nero: The End of a Dynasty

by Miriam T. Griffin

Nero's personality and crimes have always intrigued historians and writers of fiction. However, his reign also illuminates the nature of the Julio-Claudian Principate. Nero's suicide brought to an end the dynasty...


Roman Officers and English Gentlemen: The Imperial Origins of Roman Archaeology

by Richard Hingley

This landmark book shows how much Victorian and Edwardian Roman archaeologists were influenced by their own experience of empire in their interpretation of archaeological evidence.


Invention of Saintliness

by Anneke B. Mulder-Bakker

This volume discusses, from an historical and literary angle, the ways in which sanctification and the inscription of saintliness take place. Going beyond the traditional categories of canonization, cult, liturgical...


Scholars, Travellers and Trade: The Pioneer Years of the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden, 1818-1840

by R. B. Halbertsma

Today, the National Museum of Antiquities in Leiden is internationally known for its outstanding archaeological collections. Yet its origins lie in an insignificant assortment of artefacts used for study by...


The Romanization of Central Spain: Complexity, Diversity and Change in a Provincial Hinterland

by Leonard A Curchin

Curchin explores how, why and to what extent the peoples of Central Spain were integrated into the Roman Empire during the period from the second century BC to the second century AD.

He approaches the question...


Roman Berytus: Beirut in Late Antiquity

by Linda Jones Hall

Examining the numerous primary sources, including inscriptions, religions, histories, literary references, legal codes, and archaeological reports, Linda Jones Hall presents a composite history of late antique...


Girls and Women in Classical Greek Religion

by Matthew Dillon

It has often been thought that participation in fertility rituals was women's most important religious activity in classical Greece. Matthew Dillon's wide-ranging study makes it clear that women engaged in numerous...


Roman Britain

by David Shotter

Roman Britain offers a concise introduction to the Roman occupation of Britain, drawing on the wealth of recent scholarship to explain the progress of the Romans and their objectives in conquering Britain.


Alexander the Great: Themes and Issues

by Edward M. Anson

Alexander the Great's life and career are here examined through the major issues surrounding his reign.�What were Alexander's ultimate ambitions? Why did he pursue his own deification while alive? Did he actually...


Roman Legionary AD 69-161

by Ross Cowan & Sean O'Brogain

Between AD 69 and 161 the composition of the Roman legions was transformed. Italians were almost entirely replaced by provincial recruits, men for whom Latin was at best a second language, and yet the 'Roman-ness'...


AD 33: The Year That Changed The World

by Colin Duriez

This is a portrait of one of the great years in world history. It is a book comparable to Gavin Menzies 1421: The Year China discovered the World. AD 33 was the year when an obscure religious teacher died a...


Engineering the Ancient World

by Dick Parry

How high were the walls of Jericho? Where did Nebuchanezzar get hold of all the bitumen he needed for the millions of bricks required to build Babylon? Was the ancient Suez canal really 200km long, and did 120,000...


Enemies of Rome: Barbarians Through Roman Eyes

by Iain Ferris

The artists of Ancient Rome portrayed the barbarian enemies of the empire in sculpture, reliefs, metalwork and jewellery. Enemies of Rome shows how the study of these images can reveal a great deal about the...