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- De Gruyter 2016; US$ 182.00
Dedicated to Getzel M. Cohen, a leading expert in Seleucid history, this volume gathers contributions on Seleucid history, archaeology, numismatics, political relations, policy toward the Jews, Greek cities, non-Greek populations, peripheral and neighboring regions, imperial administration, economy and public finances, and ancient descriptions of the... more...
- OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 89.99 US$ 77.39
This volume considers the phenomenon of mimetic contagion, whereby works of art draw viewers into direct imitation of themselves, and how it operates within specific historical contexts. Terence's Eunuch is used as a case study, situating the motif within the peculiarities of mid-second-century BC Rome and its anxieties about the power of art. more...
- Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2016; US$ 24.95
The Leadership Genius of Julius Caesar Modern Lessons from the Man Who Built an Empire ?Brilliantly crafted to draw leadership lessons from history, this is one of the finest leadership books I have read.? ?Doris Kearns Goodwin, bestselling author of Team of Rivals and The Bully Pulpit Leaders are always trying to get better, which... more...
- Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 45.00 US$ 36.00
A Place at the Altar illuminates a previously underappreciated dimension of religion in ancient Rome: the role of priestesses in civic cult. Demonstrating that priestesses had a central place in public rituals and institutions, Meghan DiLuzio emphasizes the complex, gender-inclusive nature of Roman priesthood. In ancient Rome, priestly service was... more...
- Atlantic Books 2016; US$ 5.99
In this original and highly accessible book, Peter Jones takes the reader on a fascinating journey along the highways and byways of Roman life and culture, telling the amazing stories behind the original Latin meanings and uses of hundreds of our everyday words. Taking in every aspect of the ancient world, including science, religion, military matters,... more...
- Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 84.99 US$ 73.09
Disgust is an essential human emotion that has remained mostly neglected, even in modern, "emotional turn" scholarship. Fifteen essays by historians and literary scholars examine disgust in theory and practice, with topics ranging from medicine, drama, oratory, historiography, fiction, biography, to the status of witches, eunuch priests, and theatrical... more...
- Pitchstone Publishing 2016; US$ 9.99
Throughout the Roman Empire Cities held public speeches and lectures, had libraries, and teachers and professors in the sciences and the humanities, some subsidized by the state. There even existed something equivalent to universities, and medical and engineering schools. What were they like? What did they teach? Who got to attend them? In the first... more...
- OUP Oxford 2016; US$ 109.99 US$ 94.59
This is the first English translation of André Tchernia's latest work Les Romains et le commerce (Centre Jean Berard, 2012). It consists of two parts: the first is an introduction and five chapters giving a new synthesis of Roman commerce; the second is a collection of previously published articles, updated and revised. more...
- De Gruyter 2016; US$ 87.04
Die kultische Verehrung des römischen Kaiserhauses durch die Provinzbevölkerung war nicht nur eine religiöse und politische Angelegenheit; sie birgt auch relevante Aspekte im Bereich der Medien-, Sozial- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte. Vor dem Hintergrund neuer epigraphischer und numismatischer Quellen beleuchten die Beiträge des Bandes den... more...