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Pagans and Christians in Late Antiquity: A Sourcebook

Pagans and Christians in Late Antiquity: A Sourcebook

2nd Edition

A. D. Lee
August 26, 2015

In Pagans and Christians in Late Antiquity, A.D. Lee documents the transformation of the religious landscape of the Roman world from one of enormous diversity of religious practices and creeds in the 3rd century to a situation where, by the 6th century, Christianity had become the dominant...

Ancient Rome: Social and Historical Documents from the Early Republic to the Death of Augustus

Ancient Rome: Social and Historical Documents from the Early Republic to the Death of Augustus

2nd Edition

Matthew Dillon, Lynda Garland
June 30, 2015

In this second edition, Ancient Rome presents an extensive range of material, from the early Republic to the death of Augustus, with two new chapters on the Second Triumvirate and The Age of Augustus. Dillon and Garland have also included more extensive late Republican and Augustan sources on...

Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook

Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook

2nd Edition

Alison E. Cooley, M. G. L. Cooley
October 04, 2013

The original edition of Pompeii: A Sourcebook was a crucial resource for students of the site. Now updated to include material from Herculaneum, the neighbouring town also buried in the eruption of Vesuvius, Pompeii and Herculaneum: A Sourcebook allows readers to form a richer and more diverse...

Women in the Ancient Near East: A Sourcebook

Women in the Ancient Near East: A Sourcebook

1st Edition

Mark Chavalas
September 25, 2013

Women in the Ancient Near East provides a collection of primary sources that further our understanding of women from Mesopotamian and Near Eastern civilizations, from the earliest historical and literary texts in the third millennium BC to the end of Mesopotamian political autonomy in the sixth...

The Historians of Ancient Rome: An Anthology of the Major Writings

The Historians of Ancient Rome: An Anthology of the Major Writings

3rd Edition

Ronald Mellor
September 05, 2012

The Historians of Ancient Rome is the most comprehensive collection of ancient sources for Roman history available in a single English volume. After a general introduction on Roman historical writing, extensive passages from more than a dozen Greek and Roman historians and biographers trace...

Trials from Classical Athens

Trials from Classical Athens

2nd Edition

Christopher Carey
October 31, 2011

The ancient Athenian legal system is both excitingly familiar and disturbingly alien to the modern reader. It functions within a democracy which shares many of our core values but operates in a disconcertingly different way. Trials from Classical Athens assembles a number of surviving speeches...

Animals in Greek and Roman Thought: A Sourcebook

Animals in Greek and Roman Thought: A Sourcebook

1st Edition

Stephen T. Newmyer
November 09, 2010

Although reasoned discourse on human-animal relations is often considered a late twentieth-century phenomenon, ethical debate over animals and how humans should treat them can be traced back to the philosophers and literati of the classical world. From Stoic assertions that humans owe nothing to...

Ancient Greece: Social and Historical Documents from Archaic Times to the Death of Alexander

Ancient Greece: Social and Historical Documents from Archaic Times to the Death of Alexander

3rd Edition

Matthew Dillon, Lynda Garland, Matthew Dillon, Lynda Garland
June 17, 2010

In this revised edition, Matthew Dillon and Lynda Garland have expanded the chronological range of Ancient Greece to include the Greek world of the fourth century. The sourcebook now ranges from the first lines of Greek literature to the death of Alexander the Great, covering all of the main...

Readings in Late Antiquity: A Sourcebook

Readings in Late Antiquity: A Sourcebook

2nd Edition

Michael Maas
December 08, 2009

Late Antiquity (ca. 250-650) witnessed the transition from Classical Antiquity to the Middle Ages in the Mediterranean and Near Eastern worlds. Christianity displaced polytheism over a wide area, offering new definitions of identity and community. The Roman Empire collapsed in Western Europe to be...

Roman Britain: A Sourcebook

Roman Britain: A Sourcebook

3rd Edition

Stanley Ireland
December 01, 2008

Roman Britain: A Sourcebook has established itself as the only comprehensive collection of source material on the subject. It incorporates literary, numismatic and epigraphic evidence for the history of Britain under Roman rule, as well as translations of major literary sources. This new edition...

Greek and Roman Education: A Sourcebook

Greek and Roman Education: A Sourcebook

1st Edition

Mark Joyal, J.C Yardley, Iain McDougall
August 26, 2008

Modern western education finds its origins in the practices, systems and schools of the ancient Greeks and Romans. It is in the field of education, in fact, that classical antiquity has exerted one of its clearest influences on the modern world. Yet the story of Greek and Roman education, extending...

The Republican Roman Army: A Sourcebook

The Republican Roman Army: A Sourcebook

1st Edition

Michael M. Sage
May 08, 2008

The Republican Roman Army assembles a wide range of source material and introduces the latest scholarship on the evolution of the Roman Army and the Roman experience of war. The author has carefully selected and translated key texts, many of them not previously available in English, and provided...

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