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Ancient, Classical & Medieval

  • The Rise of Romeby Plutarch; Jeffrey Tatum

    Penguin Books Ltd 2017; US$ 18.32

    The biographies collected in this volume bring together Plutarch's Lives of those great men who established the city of Rome and consolidated its supremacy, and his Comparisons with their notable Greek counterparts. Here he pairs Romulus, mythical founder of Rome, with Theseus, who brought Athens to power, and compares the admirable Numa and Lycurgus... more...

  • Pax and the Politics of Peaceby Hannah Cornwell

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 94.99

    The concept of Roman peace (pax) did not just denote the absence of war but formed part of a much greater discourse on how Rome conceptualized herself. This volume explores its changing meaning from Republic to Principate, arguing that it is fundamental to understanding the shifting balance of power and the creation of the Roman Empire. more...

  • Minoan Architecture and Urbanismby Quentin Letesson; Carl Knappett

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 129.99

    Nearly 4,000 years ago some of the very earliest towns of Europe appeared on the Mediterranean island of Crete. In this book we offer new insights into these ancient palaces and towns, as a contribution to a broader understanding of the diverse ways in which humans have made and used ancient built environments. more...

  • Pietro Bembo on Etnaby Gareth D. Williams

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 21.95

    This book is centered on the Venetian humanist Pietro Bembo (1470-1547), on his ascent of Mount Etna in 1493, and above all on the striking artistic originality of the elegant Latin work that he wrote about his climb after his return to Venice in 1494: his De Aetna , published at the Aldine press in Venice in 1496. more...

  • Aeli Donati quod fertur Commentum ad Andriam Terentiby Aelius Donatus; Carmela Cioffi

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 112.00

    Die Bibliotheca Teubneriana , gegründet 1849, ist die weltweit älteste, traditionsreichste und umfangreichste Editionsreihe griechischer und lateinischer Literatur von der Antike bis zur Neuzeit. Pro Jahr erscheinen 4-5 neue Editionen. Sämtliche Ausgaben werden durch eine lateinische Praefatio ergänzt. more...

  • Device and Composition in the Greek Epic Cycleby Benjamin Sammons

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 84.99

    Benjamin Sammons argues that the poems of the so-called "Epic Cycle" were constructed using the same traditional devices as the Homeric epics. From this insight he sheds new light on the overall form of these lost poems and offers fresh interpretation of the few remaining fragments. more...

  • Greek Tragedy on the Moveby Edmund Stewart

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 94.99

    What made Greek tragedy 'Greek'? Tragic theatre is often seen primarily as a cultural product of one city: Athens. By contrast, this volume argues that it was a panhellenic phenomenon, born out of travel in the fifth century BC, in which audiences, poets, actors, and the heroes they played were continually on the move across the Greek world. more...

  • Housing the New Romansby Katharine T. von Stackelberg; Elizabeth Macaulay-Lewis

    Oxford University Press 2017; US$ 72.99

    This volume of scholarly essays investigates how the reception of Classical Greece and Rome and ancient Egypt redeployed Classicizing and Egyptianizing tropes in the 19th and 20th Centuries to create a new cultural hybrid: the Neo-Antique "dwelling." more...

  • Origins of the Colonnaded Streets in the Cities of the Roman Eastby Ross Burns

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 139.99

    This book seeks to provide a comprehensive overview of the visual impact of the rows of colonnades defining the great avenues of numerous Eastern cities of the Roman Empire. The book will offer an explanation for this extraordinary development in town planning as a tool of empire-building. more...

  • Myths on the Mapby Greta Hawes

    OUP Oxford 2017; US$ 104.99

    Myths on the Map brings together contributions from leading scholars of Greek myth, literature, history, and archaeology to explore the intricate ways in which myth interacted with the physical and conceptual landscapes of antiquity. It highlights in particular the plurality and pervasiveness of such interactions. more...