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Engaging Early Christian History: Reading Acts in the Second Century

by Ruben R. Dupertuis & Todd Penner

First published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Bible and Hellenism: Greek Influence on Jewish and Early Christian Literature

by Thomas L. Thompson & Philippe Wajdenbaum

Did the Bible only take its definitive form after Alexander conquered the Near East, after the Hellenisation of the Samaritans and Jews, and after the founding of the great library of Alexandria? The Bible and...


Pericles on Stage: Political Comedy in Aristophanes' Early Plays

by Michael Vickers

Since the eighteenth century, classical scholars have generally agreed that the Greek playwright Aristophanes did not as a matter of course write "political" plays. Yet, according to an anonymous Life of Aristophanes,...


Disputes and Democracy: The Consequences of Litigation in Ancient Athens

by Steven Johnstone

Athenians performed democracy daily in their law courts. Without lawyers or judges, private citizens, acting as accusers and defendants, argued their own cases directly to juries composed typically of 201 to...


Emperors and Gladiators

by Thomas Wiedemann

Of all aspects of Roman culture, the gladiatorial contests for which the Romans built their amphitheatres are at once the most fascinating and the most difficult for us to come to terms with. They have been...


James

by Richard Bauckham

Richard Bauckham explores the historical and literary contexts of the Epistle of James, discussing the significance of James as the brother of Jesus and leader of the early Jerusalem church. He gives special...


Music in Ancient Greece and Rome

by John G Landels

Music in Ancient Greece and Rome provides a comprehensive introduction to the history of music from Homeric times to the Roman emperor Hadrian, presented in a concise and user-friendly way. Chapters include:...


The Decrees of Memphis and Canopus: Vol. II (Routledge Revivals): The Rosetta Stone

by E. A. Wallis Budge

This is the second of three volumes exploring some of the most remarkable insights into Ancient Egypt to have come to light in modern times. The first two volumes deal with the Rosetta Stone, an outstanding...


Cleopatra

by Jacob Abbott

Cleopatra, the last pharaoh of ancient Egypt, was a mysterious and beguiling figure who has fascinated historians for thousands of years. In this detailed account of her life and influence, author Jacob Abbott...


Pylos and Sphacteria 425 BC: Sparta's Island of Disaster

by William Shepherd & Peter Dennis

In the seventh year of the Second Peloponnesian or 'Archidamian' War the Athenians occupied the promontory of Pylos on the west coast of the Peloponnese as a counterstroke to Sparta's repeated invasions of Attica....


Early Britain: Anglo-Saxon Britain

by Grant Allen

Though he got his start in the field of higher education, Grant Allen later found his niche as a writer of popular fiction and nonfiction. Allen's series of history texts presents the highlights of important...


Hereditas: Seven Essays on the Modern Experience of the Classical

by Frederic Will

Is Ancient Greece still meaningful to the twenty-first-century world? The vitality of the classical tradition, which has been a long-enduring and important element in our culture, is the concern of the seven...


The Emerald Tablets of Thoth-The-Atlantean

by Doreal

The history of the Emerald Tablets is strange and beyond the belief of modern scientists. Their antiquity is stupendous, dating back some 36,000 years B.C. The author is Thoth, an Atlantean Priest-King who founded...


Theodoret's People: Social Networks and Religious Conflict in Late Roman Syria

by Adam M. Schor

Theodoret's People sheds new light on religious clashes of the mid-fifth century regarding the nature (or natures) of Christ. Adam M. Schor focuses on Theodoret, bishop of Cyrrhus, his Syrian allies, and his...


The Sacred Identity of Ephesos: Foundation Myths of a Roman City: Foundation Myths of a Roman City

by Guy Maclean Rogers

The Sacred Identity of Ephesos offers a full-length interpretation of one of the largest known bequests in the Classical world, made to the city of Ephesos in AD 104 by a wealthy Roman equestrian, and challenges...


The Spaniards in Rome: From Marius to Domitian: From Marius to Domitian

by Ernest Weinrib

The Spaniards in Rome: From Marius to Domitian, first published in 1990, examines the expansion and revitalisation of the Roman aristocracy in the later Republic and early Empire, focusing specifically on the...


A History of Egypt under the Ptolemaic Dynasty

by Edwyn Bevan

First published in 1927, this title presents a well-regarded study of this intriguing and often over-looked period of Egyptian history, both for the general reader and the student of Hellenism.

Edwyn Bevan describes...


A Hieroglyphic Vocabulary to the Theban Recension of the Book of the Dead

by E. A. Wallis Budge

Containing a comprehensive dictionary of hieroglyphs to all the texts of the Theban Recension of the Book of the Dead, and also to most of the supplementary Chapters of the Saïte and Graeco-Roman period that...


The Book of the Opening of the Mouth: Vol. I: The Egyptian Texts with English Translations

by E. A. Wallis Budge

The recital of The Book of Opening the Mouth and the Liturgy of Funerary Offerings were in use among the Predynastic Egyptians of the later part of the Neolithic Period, before the art of writing had evolved,...


The Return of the Buddha: Ancient Symbols for a New Nation: Ancient Symbols for a New Nation

by Himanshu Prabha Ray

The Return of the Buddha traces the development of Buddhist archaeology in colonial India, examines its impact on the reconstruction of India's Buddhist past, and the making of a public and academic discourse...