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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...


"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 (Routledge Revivals)

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 (Routledge Revivals): 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 (Routledge Revivals)

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...


Intellectuals in Politics in the Greek World (Routledge Revivals): 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 (Routledge Revivals)

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 (Routledge Revivals): 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 (Routledge Revivals): 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...


Violence, Civil Strife and Revolution in the Classical City (Routledge Revivals): 750-330 BC

by Andrew Lintott

Violent conflict between individuals and groups was as common in the ancient world as it has been in more recent history. Detested in theory, it nevertheless became as frequent as war between sovereign states....


Early Greek Lawgivers

by John Lewis

Designed for students and teachers of Ancient History or Classical Civilisation at school and in early university years, this series provides a valuable collection of guides to the history, art, literature,...


Silent Eloquence: Lucian and Pantomime Dancing

by Ismene Lada-Richards

One of the greatest aesthetic attractions in the ancient world was pantomime dancing, a ballet-style entertainment in which a silent, solo dancer incarnated a series of mythological characters to the accompaniment...


Lawmaking and Adjudication in Archaic Greece

by Zinon Papakonstantinou

"Lawmaking and Adjudication in Archaic Greece" re-evaluates central aspects of the genesis and application of laws in the communities of archaic Greece, including the structure and function of legislative bodies,...


Sport, Bodily Culture and Classical Antiquity in Modern Greece

by Eleni Fournaraki & Zinon Papakonstantinou

Ancient Greece was the model that guided the emergence of many facets of the modern sports movement, including most notably the Olympics. Yet the process whereby aspects of the ancient world were appropriated...


Greek History: The Basics

by Robin Osborne

Greek History: The Basics is a concise and compelling introduction to the study of Ancient Greece from the end of the Bronze Age to rule by Rome.

With a chapter on each crucial period of Greece's ancient history,...