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Mythology

by Edith Hamilton, Aphrodite Trust & Apollo Trust

Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the world and established itself as a perennial bestseller in its various...


Now That You Asked: Ancient Athens

by William Sterns Davis

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go back in time? Have you ever wanted to ask an expert what it would be like to walk the streets of ancient Athens or Rome, or live in medieval Europe, or serve...


Periklean Athens and Its Legacy: Problems and Perspectives

by Judith M. Barringer & Jeffrey M. Hurwit

The late fifth century BC was the golden age of ancient Athens. Under the leadership of the renowned soldier-statesman Perikles, Athenians began rebuilding the Akropolis, where they created the still awe-inspiring...


The Essential Greek and Roman Anthology

by Virgil

The Essential Greek and Roman Anthology:

The Aeneid- Virgil

Meditations- Marcus Aurelius

Of The Nature of Things- Lucretius

Plato's Republic

Alcestis- Euripides

The Electra of Euripides

Hippolytus/The Bacchae-...


Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity

by Sarah Pomeroy

"The first general treatment of women in the ancient world to reflect the critical insights of modern feminism. Though much debated, its position as the basic textbook on women's history in Greece and Rome has...


Aesopic Conversations: Popular Tradition, Cultural Dialogue, and the Invention of Greek Prose

by Leslie Kurke

Examining the figure of Aesop and the traditions surrounding him, Aesopic Conversations offers a portrait of what Greek popular culture might have looked like in the ancient world. What has survived from the...


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...


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....


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 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...


"When You Were Gentiles": Specters of Ethnicity in Roman Corinth and Paul's Corinthian Correspondence

by Cavan W Concannon

Cavan W. Concannon makes a significant contribution to Pauline studies by imagining the responses of the Corinthians to Paul's letters. Based on surviving written materials and archaeological research, this...


Sophists, Socratics and Cynics

by David Rankin

The Sophists, the Socratics and the Cynics had one important characteristic in common: they mainly used spoken natural language as their instrument of investigation, and they were more concerned to discover...


Ancient Fiction: The Novel in the Graeco-Roman World: The Novel in the Graeco-Roman World

by Graham Anderson

A number of ancient novelists were skilful storytellers and resourceful literary artists, and their works are often carefully individualised presentations of an ancient and distinguished heritage.

Ancient Fiction,...


Phocion the Good

by Lawrence A. Tritle

Plutarch's Life of Phocion has not been closely analysed since 1840. Laurence Trittle's study, first published in 1988, offers a new assessment of this significant and complex personality, whilst illuminating...


Dreaming in Byzantium and Beyond

by Christine Angelidi & George T. Calofonos

This book - the first collection of studies on Byzantine dreams to be published - aims to demonstrate the importance of closely examining dreams in Byzantium in their wider historical and cultural, as well as...


Intellectuals in Politics in the Greek World: From Early Times to the Hellenistic Age: From Early Times to the Hellenistic Age

by Frank Vatai

Intellectuals in Politics in the Greek World, first published in 1984, was the first comprehensive study of this recurrent theme in political sociology with specific reference to antiquity, and led to significant...


A History of Seafaring in the Classical World

by Fik Meijer

A History of Seafaring in the Classical World, first published in 1986, presents a complete treatment of all aspects of the maritime history of the Classical world, designed for the use of students as well as...


Argos and the Argolid: From the End of the Bronze Age to the Roman Occupation

by Richard A Tomlinson

Argos and the Argolid, first published in 1972, presents a study of the history and achievements of the Argives, who have hitherto been largely neglected: partly because Classical Argos is overshadowed by the...


Athens After the Peloponnesian War: Class, Faction and Policy 403-386 B.C.

by Barry Strauss

Historians are used to studying the origins of war. The rebuilding in the aftermath of war is a subject that - at least in the case of Athens - has received far less attention. Along with the problems of reconstructing...