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Figuratively Speaking: Rhetoric and Culture from Quintilian to the Twin Towers

by Sarah Spence

Although rhetoric is a term often associated with lies, this book takes a polemical look at rhetoric as a purveyor of truth. Its purpose is to focus on one aspect of rhetoric, figurative speech, and to demonstrate...


Greek and Roman Calendars

by Robert Hannah

The smooth functioning of an ordered society depends on the possession of a means of regularising its activities over time. That means is a calendar, and its regularity is a function of how well it models the...


Nation, Empire, Decline: Studies in Rhetorical Continuity from the Romans to the Modern Era

by Nancy Shumate

The overlapping discourses of nationalism and imperialism, along with related ideas of social decline, have been central in 19th and 20th-century Anglo-European views. This book offers four readings of Latin...


Experiencing Byzantium: Papers from the 44th Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Newcastle and Durham, April 2011

by Claire Nesbitt & Mark Jackson

From the reception of imperial ekphraseis in Hagia Sophia to the sounds and smells of the back streets of Constantinople, the sensory perception of Byzantium is an area that lends itself perfectly to an investigation...


Power and Subversion in Byzantium: Papers from the 43rd Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies, Birmingham, March 2010

by Dimiter Angelov & Michael Saxby

The 43rd Spring Symposium of Byzantine Studies in 2010 drew together historians, art historians, and scholars of literature, religion and philosophy, who discussed shared and discipline-specific approaches to...


The One-Sex Body on Trial: The Classical and Early Modern Evidence

by Helen King

By far the most influential work on the history of the body, across a wide range of academic disciplines, remains that of Thomas Laqueur. This book puts on trial the one-sex/two-sex model of Laqueur's Making...


Hannibal

by G. P. Baker

Hannibal forged a career of daring exploits and stunning victories that came perilously close to annihilating Rome.


Cicero: Selected Political Speeches

The Later Roman Empire

by Ammianus Marcellinus & Walter Hamilton

Considered to be the last great Roman historian, Ammianus Marcellinus continues the histories of Tacitus, describing the reigns of the emperors Constantius, Julian, Jovian, Valentinian, and Valens.


The Civil Wars

by Appian & John Carter

For the events between 133 and 70 BC he is the only surviving continuous narrative source. The subsequent books vividly describe Catiline's conspiracy, the rise and fall of the First Triumvirate, and Caesar's...


Egyptomania

by Bob Brier

The world has always been fascinated with ancient Egypt. When the Romans conquered Egypt, it was really Egypt that conquered the Romans. Cleopatra captivated both Caesar and Marc Antony and soon Roman ladies...


Imperialism, Power, and Identity: Experiencing the Roman Empire

by David J. Mattingly

Despite what history has taught us about imperialism's destructive effects on colonial societies, many classicists continue to emphasize disproportionately the civilizing and assimilative nature of the Roman...


Space and Time in Mediterranean Prehistory

by Stella Souvatzi & Athena Hadji

Space and Time in Mediterranean Prehistory addresses these two concepts as interrelated, rather than as separate categories, and as a means for understanding past social relations at different scales. The need...


Women in the Ancient Near East: A Sourcebook

by Mark Chavalas

Women in the Ancient Near East provides a collection of primary sources that further our understanding of women from Mesopotamian and Near Eastern civilizations, from the earliest historical and literary texts...


Epicurean Tradition

by Howard Jones

First published in 1992. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Roman Imperial Texts: A Sourcebook

by Mark Reasoner

A selection of the most important sources for the cultural and political context of the early Roman Empire and the New Testament writings, Roman Imperial Texts includes freshly translated public speeches, official...


Ancient Egyptians (2 Vols)

by J. Gardner Wilkinson

Written in 1836, this two-volume study has enduring importance in the field of Egyptology. Covering topics including Egyptian homes, ceremonies, hunting, religious rites, and castes, it provides a comprehensive...


A History of Egypt: In the Middle Ages

by Stanley Lane-Poole

When originally published in 1901, this volume related for the first time the History of Egypt in the Middle Ages, from its conquest by the Saracens in 640 to its annexation by the Ottoman Turks in 1517 in a...


The Greek World in the Fourth Century: From the Fall of the Athenian Empire to the Successors of Alexander

by Lawrence A. Tritle

Will provide the reader with a clearly drawn and vivid picture of the main events and leading personalities in this decisive period of Greek history.


Cosmology in Antiquity

by Rosemary Wright

Examines the cosmological theories of the `natural philosophers' from Thales, Anaximander and Anaximenes to Plato, the Stoics and the NeoPlatonists. Also discusses and emphasizes the importance of Babylonian...