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Ancient

  • The Great Inka Roadby Ramiro Matos; Jose Barreiro; David Penney; John Oschendorf

    Smithsonian 2015; US$ 40.00

    This compelling collection of essays explores the Qhapaq nan (or Great Inca Road), an extensive network of trails reaching modern-day Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina. These roads and the accompanying agricultural terraces and structures that have survived for more than six centuries are a testament to the advanced engineering... more...

  • Translation as Museby Elizabeth Marie Young

    University of Chicago Press 2015; US$ 40.00

    Poetry is often said to resist translation, its integration of form and meaning rendering even the best translations problematic. Elizabeth Marie Young disagrees, and with  Translation as Muse , she uses the work of the celebrated Roman poet Catullus to mount a powerful argument that translation can be an engine of poetic invention. Catullus... more...

  • How to Win a Roman Chariot Raceby Jane Hood

    Icon Books 2015; US$ 9.99

    Who first thought of atoms? How much can you learn about archaeology from an oil lamp? Who came up with the theory of the ?wandering womb?? Oxford Classicist Jane Hood delves into the history, culture, literature, mythology and philosophy of ancient Greece, Rome and Egypt, using her expert eye to unearth unexpected gems, glittering fragments and... more...

  • Sacred Foundersby Diliana N. Angelova

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 75.00

    Diliana Angelova argues that from the time of Augustus through early Byzantium, a discourse of "sacred founders"?articulated in artwork, literature, imperial honors, and the built environment?helped legitimize the authority of the emperor and his family. The discourse coalesced around the central idea, bound to a myth of origins, that imperial men... more...

  • A State of Mixtureby Richard E. Payne

    University of California Press 2015; US$ 95.00

    Christian communities flourished during late antiquity in a Zoroastrian political system, known as the Iranian Empire, that integrated culturally and geographically disparate territories from Arabia to Afghanistan into its institutions and networks. Whereas previous studies have regarded Christians as marginal, insular, and often persecuted participants... more...

  • The Kaska and the Northern Frontier of Hattiby N. Ilgi Gerçek

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This book focuses on the Kaska people of the central Black Sea and their interactions with the Hittite Empire's contested northern frontier (c. 1450-1200 BCE). Comprising comprehensive examinations of the textual and archaeological source material pertaining to the Kaska, the volume explores the administration and social dynamics of the state's frontiers,... more...

  • Dokumentarische Texte der Berliner Papyrussammlung aus byzantinischer Zeitby Fabian Reiter

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 112.00

    In celebration of the reopening of the permanent exhibition ofthe Egyptian Museum and Papyrus Collection at the ?Neues Museum?, this volume presents editions of previously unpublished Greek documents of the Berlin papyrus collection. Numerous papyrologists from all over the world provide valuable insights into the administration, everyday life and... more...

  • Ancient China and the Yueby Erica Fox Brindley

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 80.00

    A richly empirical discussion of ethnic identity formation in the ancient world, presenting the peoples of China's southern frontier. more...

  • Communication and Materialityby Susanne Enderwitz; Rebecca Sauer

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 0.00

    This volume reconsiders literacy and communication in pre-modern societies, focusing especially on how material form affects the way textual artefacts are understood and interpreted. By bringing together scholars from diverse disciplines such as archaeology, medieval studies, and Islamic studies, this volume provides the specialist and non-specialist... more...

  • The Ancient World: Ideas in Profileby Jerry Toner

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 9.31

    Ideas in Profile: Small Introductions to Big Topics This introduction to the ancient world, part of the Ideas in Profile series, covers all its different cultures, from the million people crammed into Rome to the Jews and Syrians who refused to be Romanised. Jerry Toner shows what can be learnt from new approaches to ancient history, from... more...