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  • American Arcadiaby Peter J. Holliday

    Oxford University Press 2016; US$ 30.99

    American Arcadia explores the innumerable ways Californians shaped their visual and social culture using models and ideals from the classical tradition more...

  • The Crucible of Christian Moralityby J. Ian H. McDonald

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 41.95

    The Crucible of Christian Morality explores the notion of Christian ethics and discusses its roots in the teachings of Jesus and also Hellenistic philosophy. Its significance in developing moral standards throughout the world and its stability in the modern world. The Crucible of Christian Morality uses new critical perspectives including: * the... more...

  • The First Punic Warby John Lazenby

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 45.95

    First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Ekphrasis, Imagination and Persuasion in Ancient Rhetorical Theory and Practiceby Ruth Webb

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    This is a study of ekphrasis, the art of making listeners and readers 'see' in their imagination through words alone, as taught in ancient rhetorical schools and as used by Greek writers of the Imperial period (2nd-6th centuries CE). The author places the practice of ekphrasis within its cultural context, emphasizing the importance of the visual imagination... more...

  • Myth, Metaphysics and Dialectic in Plato's Statesmanby David A. White

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 149.95

    Plato's dialogue The Statesman has often been found structurally puzzling by commentators because of its apparent diffuseness and disjointed transitions. In this book David White interprets the dialogue in ways which account for this problematic structure, and which also connect the primary themes of the dialogue with two subsequent dialogues The Philebus... more...

  • The Routledge Atlas of Classical Historyby Michael Grant

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 43.95

    Covering an enormous range of topics in 97 clear and detailed maps,this Routledge Historical Atlas includes: Politics: from ancient Egypt and the growth of the Greek city-states, to the rise and fall of the Roman Empire Religion: from the spread of Judaism and Christianity to the persecution of the Christians Military History: from Salamis... more...

  • The Life and Times Of Cleopatraby Arthur E. P. Brome Weigall

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    This comprehensive treatment of Cleopatra and the political and social world in which she lived will be an indispensable resource for anyone interested in Cleopatra or in ancient Egypt. Laying bare the "injustice, the adverse partiality, of the attitude assumed by classical authors," the author offers the reader a new, more balanced look at the life... more...

  • Sex and the Second-Best Cityby Kenneth Royce Moore

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 54.95

    Sex and the Second-Best City deals with the topics of sex and society in the Laws of Plato with recourse to historical context and modern critical theory. It examines reconstructions of ancient "sexuality" with a view to increased clarification. The text of the Laws is considered, along with many of its literary qualities, its influences and... more...

  • Classical Mythology: The Basicsby Richard Martin

    Taylor and Francis 2016; US$ 24.95

    This is an engaging introduction which explores the latest thinking about Classical mythology, the history of interpreting myths and the role of myths in cultural tradition, from painting to opera, philosophy, politics, drama, and religion in the modern day. It answers such questions as what are ancient myths and who invented them where do... more...

  • Incorruptible Bodiesby Yonatan Moss

    University of California Press 2016; US$ 95.00

    In the early sixth-century eastern Roman empire, anti-Chalcedonian leaders Severus of Antioch and Julian of Halicarnassus debated the nature of Jesus's body: Was it corruptible prior to its resurrection from the dead? Viewing the controversy in light of late antiquity?s multiple images of the ?body of Christ,? Yonatan Moss reveals the underlying political,... more...