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Underworld Gods in Ancient Greek Religion: Death and Reciprocity

Underworld Gods in Ancient Greek Religion: Death and Reciprocity

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Ellie Mackin Roberts
March 25, 2020

This volume presents a case for how and why people in archaic and classical Greece worshipped Underworld gods. These gods are often portrayed as malevolent and transgressive, giving an impression that ancient worshipers derived little or no benefits from developing ongoing relationships with them....

Bride of Hades to Bride of Christ: The Virgin and the Otherwordly Bridegroom in Ancient Greece and Early Christian Rome

Bride of Hades to Bride of Christ: The Virgin and the Otherwordly Bridegroom in Ancient Greece and Early Christian Rome

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Abbe Lind Walker
March 12, 2020

This volume argues that ancient Greek girls and early Christian virgins and their families made use of rhetorically similar traditions of marriage to an otherworldly bridegroom in order to handle the problem of a girl’s denied or disrupted transition into adulthood. In both ancient Greece and...

Intertextuality in Seneca’s Philosophical Writings

Intertextuality in Seneca’s Philosophical Writings

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Myrto Garani, Andreas N. Michalopoulos, Sophia Papaioannou
February 28, 2020

This volume is the first systematic study of Seneca’s interaction with earlier literature of a variety of genres and traditions. It examines this interaction and engagement in his prose works, offering interpretative readings that are at once groundbreaking and stimulating to further study....

Homicide in the Attic Orators: Rhetoric, Ideology, and Context

Homicide in the Attic Orators: Rhetoric, Ideology, and Context

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Christine Plastow
February 19, 2020

This study identifies specific features in the legal procedure and social perception of homicide in Athens in the time of the orators, and examines how these features affected and were represented and utilised in forensic rhetoric. The socially transgressive nature of the crime in Athens resulted...

Emotional Trauma in Greece and Rome: Representations and Reactions

Emotional Trauma in Greece and Rome: Representations and Reactions

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Andromache Karanika, Vassiliki Panoussi
December 20, 2019

This volume examines emotional trauma in the ancient world, focusing on literary texts from different genres (epic, theatre, lyric poetry, philosophy, historiography) and archaeological evidence. The material covered spans geographically from Greece and Rome to Judaea, with a chronological range...

Memories of Utopia: The Revision of Histories and Landscapes in Late Antiquity

Memories of Utopia: The Revision of Histories and Landscapes in Late Antiquity

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Bronwen Neil, Kosta Simic
December 20, 2019

These essays examine how various communities remembered and commemorated their shared past through the lens of utopia and its corollary, dystopia, providing a framework for the reinterpretation of rapidly changing religious, cultural and political realities of the turbulent period from 300 to 750...

The Making of Identities in Athenian Oratory

The Making of Identities in Athenian Oratory

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Jakub Filonik, Brenda Griffith-Williams, Janek Kucharski
December 20, 2019

Focusing on extant speeches from the Athenian Assembly, law-courts, and Council in the fifth–fourth centuries BCE, these essays explore how speakers constructed or deconstructed identities for themselves and their opponents as part of a rhetorical strategy designed to persuade or manipulate the...

The Representation of Slavery in the Greek Novel: Resistance and Appropriation

The Representation of Slavery in the Greek Novel: Resistance and Appropriation

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William M. Owens
December 17, 2019

This volume offers the first comprehensive treatment of how five of the canonical Greek novels represent slaves and slavery. In each novel, one or both elite protagonists are enslaved, and Owens explores the significance of the genre’s regular social degradation of these members of the elite....

The Discourse of Kingship in Classical Greece

The Discourse of Kingship in Classical Greece

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Carol Atack
October 28, 2019

This book examines how ancient authors explored ideas of kingship as a political role fundamental to the construction of civic unity, the use of kingship stories to explain the past and present unity of the polis and the distinctive function or status attributed to kings in such accounts. It...

Romans at War: Soldiers, Citizens, and Society in the Roman Republic

Romans at War: Soldiers, Citizens, and Society in the Roman Republic

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Jeremy Armstrong, Michael P. Fronda
October 03, 2019

This volume addresses the fundamental importance of the army, warfare, and military service to the development of both the Roman Republic and wider Italic society in the second half of the first millennium BC. It brings together emerging and established scholars in the area of Roman military...

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

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

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Richard Evans, Martine De Marre
August 07, 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

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Graham Anderson
July 02, 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...

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