Classical Studies

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Beyond the River, Under the Eye of Rome

Explores how Roman perceptions of Danubian peoples influenced some of the most politically and socially significant events of Roman antiquity

Classical Myth

An Introduction

2nd Edition

An overview of the history, theory, and stories of myths

Garden of Egypt

Irrigation, Society, and the State in the Premodern Fayyum

Examining how relationships with water flow through Egyptian history

Constructing Communities in Vergil's Aeneid

Cultural Memory, Identity, and Ideology

A new take on the Aeneid, drawing previously unexplored connections between Vergil’s fictional world and its political context

The Reputation of the Roman Merchant

Defying a reputation for deceit and greed, Roman merchants strategized to present their good traits and successes

Between Sahara and Sea

Africa in the Roman Empire

David Mattingly’s long-awaited book on North Africa and the Romans

Writing Imperial History

Tacitus from Agricola to Annales

Analyzes how Tacitus contributed to our current understanding of history and reveals the themes that permeated his writing

Reciprocity, Truth, and Gender in Pindar and Aeschylus

How Pindar and Aeschylus—in distinct but complementary ways—treat the concepts of reciprocity, truth, and gender as interlocked and intertwined

Images and Translations

The Etruscans Abroad

A lively journey to meet the Etruscans, one of Europe’s most enigmatic societies, by world-renowned archaeologist Larissa Bonfante

Comparing Roman Hellenisms in Italy

Examines in detail the local, historical, and material circumstances that distinguish different types of Roman Hellenism

Lucian’s Laughing Gods

Religion, Philosophy, and Popular Culture in the Roman East

The first English-language monograph about religion and Lucian of Samosata

Accustomed to Obedience?

Classical Ionia and the Aegean World, 480–294 BCE

A dedicated study of Classical Ionia

Stock Characters Speaking

Eight Libanian Declamations Introduced and Translated

A translation of eight declamations written by or ascribed to Libanius, fourth-century CE sophist of Antioch

The Greco-Egyptian Magical Formularies

Libraries, Books, and Individual Recipes

Essays on the magical handbooks of Greco-Roman Egypt

Confiscation or Coexistence

Egyptian Temples in the Age of Augustus

A new interpretation of the administrative restructuring of lands held by temples in Roman Egypt

Golden Cynthia

Essays on Propertius

Edited by Sharon L. James
Subjects: Classical Studies, Roman

New approaches to the poetry of Propertius

Tales of Dionysus

The Dionysiaca of Nonnus of Panopolis

The first English verse translation of the Dionysiaca of Nonnus of Panopolis

Discourse, Knowledge, and Power in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses

The first in-depth examination of speech and discourse as tools of characterization in Apuleius’ Metamorphoses

The Scent of Ancient Magic

Examines the complex association of the sense of smell and the supernatural in classical antiquity

Contested Pasts

A Determinist History of Alexander the Great in the Roman Empire

A fresh approach to the Roman imperial tradition on Alexander the Great

Amor Belli

Love and Strife in Lucan's Bellum Civile

Examines Lucan's literary adaptation of the cosmological dialectic of Love and Strife

Quantifying Mentalities

The Use of Numbers by Ancient Greek Historians

Groundbreaking study of numbers in the works of five major ancient Greek historians