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American Journal of Ancient History 9.2

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0679-6
The historic American Journal of Ancient History. This volume contains 8 articles: Sarah B. Pomeroy, 'The Persian King and the Queen Bee', R.T. Scott, 'A Note on the City and the Camp in Tacitus, Histories 3.71', Robert Drews, 'The Lacuna in Tacitus' Annales Book Five in the Light of Christian Traditions', Duncan Fishwick, 'Pliny and the Christians', Duncan Fishwick, 'The Temple of Caesar at Alexandria', Arthur M. Eckstein, 'Review-Discussion: Two Interpretations of Caesar', Michael Peachin, 'A Note on the Early Days of Diocletian's Reign', Lee E. Reams, 'Sulla's Alleged Early Poverty and Roman Rent'.
$50.00

American Journal of Ancient History 7.2

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0675-8
The historic American Journal of Ancient History. This volume contains 5 articles: Edward Champlin, 'The Suburbium of Rome', Robert A. Moysey, 'Isokrates' On the Peace: Rhetorical Exercise or Political Advice?', N.G.L. Hammond and M.B. Hatzopoulos, 'The Via Egnatia in Western Macedonia I', Arthur Keaveney, 'Sulla Augur', M.H. Hansen, 'Demographic Reflections on the Number of Athenian Citizens 451-309 BC'.
$50.00

The Mystery of Anointing: Hippolytus' Commentary on the Song of Songs in Social and Critical Contexts

Texts, Translations, and Comprehensive Study
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0218-7
The first English translation and study of St. Hippolytus' fascinating, early third-century commentary 'On the Song of Songs'. Important for the history of biblical interpretation, rival identities of early Christians, liturgy, and mystagogy in the pre-Constantinian church.
$102.00

The Sleeper's Dream

Asclepius Ritual and Early Christian Discourse
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0256-9
This analysis probes into the nature and use of bodily healing and dreams in antiquity, examining literary and archaeological evidence in order to gain a sense of how the Greco-Roman world understood each through the Asclepius cult, and to understand references to bodily healings and dreams by early Christian cults and groups.
$57.00

Who is afraid of the rhētōr?

An analysis and exegesis of Socrates and Gorgias' conversation in Plato's Gorgias
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0258-3
This book concentrates on the conversation between Socrates and Gorgias which takes place in the first part of Plato's Gorgias. Scholars have tended to concentrate on the following two conversations held by Socrates with Polus and, especially, with Callicles. This first, relatively short, conversation is usually taken to be a kind of preface coming before Plato's 'real' philosophy. The present study challenges this assumption, arguing that the conversation between Socrates and Gorgias actually anticipates the message of the whole dialogue, which concerns the essence of rhetoric and its implications.
$101.40

"Epistolarity" in the First Book of Horace's Epistles

ISBN: 978-1-4632-0393-1
De Pretis’s book focuses on the epistolary features of Horace’s First Book of Epistles, reading them from points of view related to the epistolary form: the weight of the addressee; the dialogue between literary genres; the poet's self-representation; temporality; and the power of the author. These issues also pertain to literature as such, since all literature can be regarded, to a certain degree, as "epistolary." But the extent and consistency with which the Epistles explore epistolary aspects, can only be explained in terms of their generic affiliation.
$75.14

Negotiating Island Identities

The Active Use of Pottery in the Middle and Late Bronze Age Cyclades
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0392-4
Negotiating Island Identities explores the history of interaction between Crete and the Cycladic islands from the late Middle to Late Bronze II periods when Minoan influence was at its peak. Based on a thorough investigation of pottery assemblages from key sites, the book advocates a rethink of established acculturation scenarios (such as “Minoanisation”) in relation to the Cycladic islands. Openness or closure towards outside influences was not predetermined by cultural, geographical or ecological variables but was socially constructed. Island communities could consciously fashion their worlds and make choices about the nature and degree of interaction with their neighbours.
$40.11

Color-Terms in Social and Cultural Context in Ancient Rome

ISBN: 978-1-61143-914-4
Romans attached nuanced implications to color-terms which went beyond their literal meaning, using these terms as a form of cultural assessment, defining their social values and order. By analyzing the use and color words in specific contexts, we can gain greater insight into the Roman mind.
$57.00

Cicero 'Haruspex'

Political Prognostication and the Viscera of a Deceased Body Politic
ISBN: 978-1-59333-094-1
This monograph explores Marcus Tullius Cicero's awareness and interpretation of contemporary political events as reflected in his private correspondence during the last years of both the Roman republic and his own life. Cicero's correspondence gives a detailed view of current political events in Rome and constitutes, together with Caesar's writings, our major contemporary evidence for the circumstances of the civil war of 49 BC. The theoretical input of Cicero's predecessors, their perceptions of constitutional development (in particular of Roman politics) as well as Cicero's perception of their political theories are scrutinized to determine the extent of Cicero's awareness of a larger pattern of political events.
$57.00

Eros and Ritual in Ancient Literature

Singing of Atalanta, Daphnis, and Orpheus
ISBN: 978-1-931956-72-7
This book examines popular erotic myths with regard to their origins and literary treatment throughout antiquity. The relation of ritual to certain mythic patterns that reflect initiation rites is also considered. These myths reinforce the association between cult and mythology in literature. Initiation patterns were employed as literary metaphors for falling in love or even for holding a philosophical argument on human progress. The myths are chosen in order to form a narrative sequence, but also as an example of how mythic patterns can be variously manipulated in literature.
$57.00

Hannibal's Odyssey

The Environmental Background to the Alpine Invasion of Italia
ISBN: 978-1-59333-951-7
Hannibal's invasion of Italia in 218 BC is depicted from the standpoint of environmental evidence elicited from ancient texts, and analyzed against present-day Earth Science databases. The conclusion is that the Punic Army followed the southern route over the Alps; a proposal first made by Sir Gavin de Beer in the 1960's.
$57.00

Lucullus, A Life

ISBN: 978-1-60724-078-5
While Lucullus is one of the great figures of the late Roman republic, his achievements have been overshadowed by a reputation for luxurious living. This book explodes the legend and restores Lucullus to his true position as soldier, politician and aesthete.
$45.00

The Dreams and Visions of Aelius Aristides

A Case-Study in the History of Religions
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0232-3
An analysis of the religious experiences of the Greco-Roman sophist, Aelius Aristides. As a member of the cult of Asclepius, Aristides recorded his nocturnal dreams, waking visions and spiritual healings in a diary entitled the Sacred Tales. A study of this diary sheds light on the spiritual environment of the Roman world in the first and second century CE.
$57.00

The Struggle for Roman Citizenship

Romans, Allies, and the Wars of 91–77 BCE
ISBN: 978-1-61143-487-3
Between 91 and 77 BCE a series of wars were fought in Italy which left the Roman commonwealth in shambles and involved efforts on the part of Rome’s non-citizen Italian allies to obtain the rights of Roman citizenship. This is a survey of the allies' quest for citizenship in the Republic, the reasons it was sought, the often violent measures they took to acquire it, and the impact this quest had on the Roman state.
$90.00

The Petra Pool-Complex: A Hellenistic Paradeisos in the Nabataean Capital

Results from the Petra "Lower Market" Survey and Excavation, 1998
ISBN: 978-1-59333-120-7
Excavations in the Lower Market in Petra (Jordan), capital of the ancient kingdom of Nabsataea, uncovered the remnants of a monumental pool-complex at the heart of the ancient city. It played an important role in the socio-political life of Petra during the Nabataean and Roman periods. The mere presence of a paradeidos in Petra symbolized the Nabataean king's power and helped to legitimize his place among contemporary rulers. The paradeisos is an example of a gratuitous display of conspicuous consumption, a symbol of the flourishing status of Petra during its Classical era.
$59.40

The Small Temple

A Roman Imperial Cult Building in Petra, Jordan
ISBN: 978-1-4632-0234-7
Excavation of the Small Temple of Petra, Jordan has revealed a Roman building likely dedicated to the imperial cult. Constructed in the wake of Roman annexation of Nabataea in 106 CE, the temple would have helped to solidify Roman control. Reid systematically examines the evidence used to support the identification of the Small Temple as an imperial cult building through the discussion of its prominent use of marble, a material with Roman imperial associations and almost entirely monopolized by the bureaucracy of the Roman Empire. The analysis of architectural evidence, as well as the placement of the Small Temple within the city, also support this identification.
$59.40

Terms for Eternity: Aiônios and Aïdios in Classical and Christian Texts

ISBN: 978-1-61143-970-0
What is truly timeless? This book explores two ancient Greek terms for eternity, aiônios and aïdios. It traces these terms from their earliest occurrence in Pre-Socratic philosophy and Plato and through their interaction with Jewish thought and down into the patristic fathers, where they play a crucial role in debates over eternal punishment vs. universal salvation.
$28.80

Homer and the Bronze Age

The Reflection of Humanistic Ideals in Diplomatic Practices
ISBN: 978-1-59333-985-2
Peter Karavites presents a revisionist overview of Homeric scholarship, whose purpose is to bridge the gap between the “positivist” and “negativist” theories dominant in the greater part of the twentieth century. His investigation derives new insights from Homer’s text and solves the age old question of the relationship between Homer and the Mycenaean age.
$59.40

Archaeologies of Water in the Roman Near East

63 BC – AD 636
ISBN: 978-1-61143-421-7
Water is one of the most benign, and destructive, powers in the lives of all people, in particular in arid areas such as the Near East. This book provides an alternative way of thinking about the Roman Near East by exploring how its inhabitants managed and lived with their water supplies, especially in the wake of the Roman conquest. Through geographical, hydrological, and anthropological perspectives, this study aims to see how water can inform us about the nature of Roman Imperialism, the Roman economy, change and transformation in Late Antiquity.
$59.40

The Sentences of the Syriac Menander

Introduction, Text and Translation, and Commentary
ISBN: 978-1-61143-488-0
The Sentences of the Syriac Menander appears in two Syriac manuscripts in the British Library, a full version in one codex, and a far shorter version, only a small fraction thereof, in another. This book presents a commentary on the text in its complete version focusing on parallels from both Jewish tradition and the Greco-Roman world, showing that the text is not, as it claims, the work of the Greek author Menander, but rather a work of Jewish Wisdom Literature composed in Syriac, possibly in the ancient city of Edessa itself, and preserved within Christian monastic circles.
$59.40

The Portrayal and Role of Anger in the Res Gestae of Ammianus Marcellinus

ISBN: 978-1-60724-128-7
Ammianus’ treatment of the emotion of anger reveals as much, if not more, about his education, values, beliefs, personality, than it does about the people he writes about. This research contributes to a greater depth of understanding of the role of the key emotion of anger within the individual and collective lives of the characters as portrayed by Ammianus Marcellinus and how he uses them to influence the reader and colour his narrative.
$59.40

Hearsay, History, and Heresy

Collected Essays on the Roman Republic by Richard E. Mitchell
Edited with an Introduction by Randall Howarth
ISBN: 978-1-59333-642-4
A collection of articles by Richard E. Mitchell presenting all the major historiographical problems scholars encounter in reconstructing the early Republic. Mitchell was one of the first scholars to question the practice of taking the broad outlines of the accounts handed down by Roman historians (writing hundreds of years later) at face value in writing modern accounts of the period.
$59.40

The Military Consilium in Republican Rome

ISBN: 978-1-59333-373-7
The consilium, or advisory council, played an important role in the everyday activities of the Roman magistrate in his role as military commander. This work is an in-depth look at the commander's consilium from its first depicted appearances in the accounts of the legendary period to 31 BC. The concilium adapted to meet changing needs and serves to illustrate how Romans felt about their own society. The role of the commander's consilium can be seen as a pragmatic compromise between the desire for competent leadership and personal ambition on the one hand, and the Romans' ever-present fear of tyrannical behavior on the other.
$59.40

American Journal of Ancient History (New Series 6-8): The Roman Empire during the Severan Dynasty

Case Studies in History, Art, Architecture, Economy and Literature
Guest Editor Eric C. De Sena
ISBN: 978-1-59333-838-1
This volume contains 20 peer-reviewed papers highlighting historical, social and cultural episodes, conditions, and trends of the Empire during the reign of Septimius Severus, the last great emperor to lead the Romans prior to the third century crisis.
$225.00

The Latest Expansions of the Iliad

Series: Analecta Gorgiana 741
ISBN: 978-1-61143-051-6
In this article, George Melville Bolling examines the disagreements among the manuscripts of Homer's Iliad and the papyri. Through a comparison of these he shows that lines have not disappeared, but have rather been added to the manuscript tradition.
$19.58