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Ancient

  • Migrating Talesby Richard Kalmin

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 65.00

    Migrating Tales situates the Babylonian Talmud, or Bavli, in its cultural context by reading several rich rabbinic stories against the background of Greek, Syriac, Arabic, Persian, and Mesopotamian literature of late antiquity and the early Middle Ages, much of it Christian in origin. In this nuanced work, Richard Kalmin argues that non-Jewish literature... more...

  • The Roman Guide to Slave Managementby Jerry Toner; Mary Beard

    Overlook 2014; US$ 12.99

    Marcus Sidonius Falx is an average Roman citizen. Born of a relatively well-off noble family, he lives on a palatial estate in Campania, dines with senators and generals, and, like all of his ancestors before him, owns countless slaves. Having spent most of his life managing his servants?many of them prisoners from Rome?s military conquests?he decided... more...

  • Wortverdreher, Sonderlinge, Gottloseby Jan Dreßler

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    Philosophy and rhetoric became integral elements of Athenian culture. This development was accompanied by a critical discourse that questioned their educational use and warned of its dire consequences for peaceful coexistence in the polis. This study provides the first detailed examination of this critical discourse. more...

  • Learning Latin and Greek from Antiquity to the Presentby Elizabeth P. Archibald; William Brockliss; Jonathan Gnoza

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 76.00

    Provides a unique overview of the complete histories of Latin and Greek as second languages. more...

  • Jewish War under Trajan and Hadrianby William Horbury

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 88.00

    A new history of the two major Jewish risings against Rome in the years following the destruction of Jerusalem. more...

  • Tacitus: Agricolaby Tacitus; A. J. Woodman; C. S. Kraus

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 30.00

    First commentary in English on the Agricola for almost half a century, with particular attention paid to the Latin itself. more...

  • Peri hermeneiasby

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 112.00

    The work Peri hermeneias, is presented here in a newly-revised third edition with German translation and detailed commentary. This volume is the result of a thorough revision of the previous edition and includes many changes in translation and improvements to the commentary. more...

  • Die Westliche Kugelamphorenkulturby Manfred Woidich

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    The Western globular amphora culture represents a heterogeneous cultural complex, marked by the juxtaposition of regional and trans-regional elements. This study uses an innovative approach for spatiotemporal differentiation, combining statistical with GIS-based analysis. The ability to assign dates to regional influences in a transregional developmental... more...

  • Verwandtschaft, Name und soziale Ordnung (300-1000)by Karl Ubl; Steffen Patzold

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 154.00

    The social transformation of the Roman world is a highly topical and much-discussed subject among historians. The importance of kinship in this epochal process has been largely neglected until now. This compendium seeks to close this gap by examining the role of kinship in transforming the social order. It significantly expands our perspective on the... more...

  • Gesammelte Aufsätze zu Platonby Hans Krämer; Dagmar Mirbach

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 210.00

    This collection of essays presents the history of the ?Tübingen School of Plato?, including all the central works by its principal exponents. It includes detailed descriptions of the succession of theoretical principles that characterized Platonism from pre-Socratic philosophy to Neo-Platonism. The elucidation of interconnections within the broad realm... more...