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Piracy, Pillage, and Plunder in Antiquity: Appropriation and the Ancient World

Piracy, Pillage, and Plunder in Antiquity: Appropriation and the Ancient World

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Richard Evans, Martine De Marre
August 16, 2019

Piracy, Pillage, and Plunder in Antiquity explores appropriation in its broadest terns in the ancient world, from brigands, mercenaries and state-sponsored "piracy", to literary appropriation and the modern plundering of antiquities. The chronological extent of the studies in this volume, written...

Fantasy in Greek and Roman Literature

Fantasy in Greek and Roman Literature

1st Edition

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Graham Anderson
July 18, 2019

Fantasy in Greek and Roman Literature offers an overview of Greek and Roman excursions into fantasy, including imaginary voyages, dream-worlds, talking animals and similar impossibilities. This is a territory seldom explored and extends to rarely read texts such as the Aesop Romance, The Battle of...

The Bible, Homer, and the Search for Meaning in Ancient Myths: Why We Would Be Better Off With Homer’s Gods

The Bible, Homer, and the Search for Meaning in Ancient Myths: Why We Would Be Better Off With Homer’s Gods

1st Edition

John Heath
May 03, 2019

The Bible, Homer, and the Search for Meaning in Ancient Myths explores and compares the most influential sets of divine myths in Western culture: the Homeric pantheon and Yahweh, the God of the Old Testament. Heath argues that not only does the God of the Old Testament bear a striking resemblance...

The Extramercantile Economies of Greek and Roman Cities: New Perspectives on the Economic History of Classical Antiquity

The Extramercantile Economies of Greek and Roman Cities: New Perspectives on the Economic History of Classical Antiquity

1st Edition

David B. Hollander, Thomas R. Blanton IV, John T. Fitzgerald
April 18, 2019

Recent work on the ancient economy has tended to concentrate on market exchange, but other forces also caused goods to change hands. Such nonmarket transfers ranged from small private gifts to the wholesale confiscation of cities, lands, and their peoples. The papers presented in this volume...

Power Couples in Antiquity: Transversal Perspectives

Power Couples in Antiquity: Transversal Perspectives

1st Edition

Anne Bielman Sánchez
April 10, 2019

Everyone can name a couple made up of famous, rich, or powerful partners, who cultivate a joint media image which is stronger than either of their individual identities. Since the 1980s they have been known as "power couples". Yet while the term is recent, the concept is not. More than 2,000...

Combined Arms Warfare in Ancient Greece: From Homer to Alexander the Great and his Successors

Combined Arms Warfare in Ancient Greece: From Homer to Alexander the Great and his Successors

1st Edition

Graham Wrightson
March 18, 2019

Combined Arms Warfare in Ancient Greece examines the timelines of military developments that led from the hoplite-based armies of the ancient Greeks to the hugely successful and multi-faceted armies of Philip II, Alexander the Great, and his Successors. It concentrates on the introduction and...

Pushing the Boundaries of Historia

Pushing the Boundaries of Historia

1st Edition

Mary C English, Lee M Fratantuono
November 19, 2018

Pushing the Boundaries of Historia collects together 20 chapters, whose coverage extends from the prehistory of Greece through early Christianity in the Roman Empire to the reception of classical texts by contemporary playwrights and poets. The essays range beyond Greece and Rome to the ancient...

Greek Myth and the Bible

Greek Myth and the Bible

1st Edition

Bruce Louden
November 15, 2018

Since the nineteenth-century rediscovery of the Gilgamesh epic, we have known that the Bible imports narratives from outside of Israelite culture, refiguring them for its own audience. Only more recently, however, has come the realization that Greek culture is also a prominent source of...

Thinking the Greeks: A Volume in Honor of James M. Redfield

Thinking the Greeks: A Volume in Honor of James M. Redfield

1st Edition

Bruce M. King, Lillian Doherty
August 02, 2018

This volume, from an international and interdisciplinary cohort of scholars, offers independent-minded essays about central Greek texts and about the relation of social theory and comparative method to the study of archaic and classical Greek literature. It is in honour of James M. Redfield, whose...

Rethinking ‘Authority’ in Late Antiquity: Authorship, Law, and Transmission in Jewish and Christian Tradition

Rethinking ‘Authority’ in Late Antiquity: Authorship, Law, and Transmission in Jewish and Christian Tradition

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A.J. Berkovitz, Mark Letteney
June 14, 2018

The historian’s task involves unmasking the systems of power that underlie our sources. A historian must not only analyze the content and context of ancient sources, but also the structures of power, authority, and political contingency that account for their transmission, preservation, and...

The Greek and Roman Trophy: From Battlefield Marker to Icon of Power

The Greek and Roman Trophy: From Battlefield Marker to Icon of Power

1st Edition

Lauren Kinnee
March 15, 2018

In The Greek and Roman Trophy: From Battlefield Marker to Icon of Power, Kinnee presents the first monographic treatment of ancient trophies in sixty years. The study spans Archaic Greece through the Augustan Principate. Kinnee aims to create a holistic view of this complex monument-type by...

Athens Transformed, 404–262 BC: From Popular Sovereignty to the Dominion of Wealth

Athens Transformed, 404–262 BC: From Popular Sovereignty to the Dominion of Wealth

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Phillip Harding
January 08, 2018

During the heady, democratic days of the fifth and fourth centuries, the poorer members of Athenian society, the lower two classes of zeugitai and thetes, enjoyed an unprecedented dominance in both domestic and foreign politics. At home, the participatory nature of the constitution required their...

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