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Proclus and the Chaldean Oracles: A Study on Proclean Exegesis, with a Translation and Commentary of Proclus’ Treatise On Chaldean Philosophy

Proclus and the Chaldean Oracles: A Study on Proclean Exegesis, with a Translation and Commentary of Proclus’ Treatise On Chaldean Philosophy

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Nicola Spanu
August 01, 2020

This volume examines the discussion of the Chaldean Oracles in the work of Proclus, as well as offering a translation and Commentary of Proclus’ Treatise On Chaldean Philosophy. Spanu assesses whether Proclus’ exegesis of the Chaldean Oracles can be used by modern research to better clarify the...

Animals in Ancient Greek Religion

Animals in Ancient Greek Religion

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Julia Kindt
July 31, 2020

This book explores the role of animals in different areas of the ancient Greek religious experience, including in myth and ritual, the literary and the material evidence, the real and the imaginary. An international team of renowned contributors shows that animals had a sustained presence not only...

Classicising Crisis: The Modern Age of Revolutions and the Greco-Roman Repertoire

Classicising Crisis: The Modern Age of Revolutions and the Greco-Roman Repertoire

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Barbara Goff, Michael Simpson
July 24, 2020

Geopolitical shifts and economic shocks, from the Early Modern period to the 21st century, are frequently represented in terms of classical antecedents. In this book, an international team of contributors - working across the disciplines of Classics, History, Politics, and English - addresses a...

Robert E. Sherwood and the Classical Tradition: The Muses in America

Robert E. Sherwood and the Classical Tradition: The Muses in America

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Robert J. Rabel
July 13, 2020

This volume explores the reception of the classical past in the works of 20th century American dramatist Robert E. Sherwood and his use of the ancient world to critique key events and trends in American history.  It explores his comedies and the influence of both Greek Old and New Comedy, as well...

Epigraphic Culture in the Eastern Mediterranean in Antiquity

Epigraphic Culture in the Eastern Mediterranean in Antiquity

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Krzysztof Nawotka
July 12, 2020

This book investigates the epigraphic habit of the Eastern Mediterranean in antiquity from the inception of alphabetic writing to the seventh century CE, aiming to identify whether there was one universal epigraphic culture in this area, or a number of discrete epigraphic cultures. Chapters...

Frankness, Greek Culture, and the Roman Empire

Frankness, Greek Culture, and the Roman Empire

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Dana Fields
July 10, 2020

Frankness, Greek Culture, and the Roman Empire discusses the significance of parrhēsia (free and frank speech) in Greek culture of the Roman empire. The term parrhēsia first emerged in the context of the classical Athenian democracy and was long considered a key democratic and egalitarian value....

Text and Intertext in Greek Epic and Drama: Essays in Honor of Margalit Finkelberg

Text and Intertext in Greek Epic and Drama: Essays in Honor of Margalit Finkelberg

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Jonathan Price, Rachel Zelnick-Abramovitz
June 29, 2020

This collection presents 19 interconnected studies on the language, history, exegesis and cultural setting of Greek epic and dramatic poetic texts ("Text") and their afterlives ("Intertext") in Antiquity. Spanning texts from Hittite archives to Homer to Greek tragedy and comedy to Vergil to...

Greek and Roman Military Manuals: Genre and History

Greek and Roman Military Manuals: Genre and History

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James T. Chlup, Conor Whately
June 01, 2020

This volume explores the enigmatic primary source known as the ancient military manual. In particular, the volume explores the extent to which these diverse texts constitute a genre (sometimes unsatisfactorily classified as ‘technical literature’), and the degree to which they reflect the practice...

Un-Roman Sex: Gender, Sexuality, and Lovemaking in the Roman Provinces and Frontiers

Un-Roman Sex: Gender, Sexuality, and Lovemaking in the Roman Provinces and Frontiers

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Tatiana Ivleva, Rob Collins
May 18, 2020

Un-Roman Sex explores how gender and sex were perceived and represented outside the Mediterranean core of the Roman Empire. The volume critically explores the gender constructs and sexual behaviours in the provinces and frontiers in light of recent studies of Roman erotic experience and flux...

Intertextuality in Seneca’s Philosophical Writings

Intertextuality in Seneca’s Philosophical Writings

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Myrto Garani, Andreas N. Michalopoulos, Sophia Papaioannou
April 09, 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....

The Poetics in its Aristotelian Context

The Poetics in its Aristotelian Context

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Pierre Destrée, Malcolm Heath, Dana L. Munteanu
March 18, 2020

This volume integrates aspects of the Poetics into the broader corpus of Aristotelian philosophy. It both deals with some old problems raised by the treatise, suggesting possible solutions through contextualization, and also identifies new ways in which poetic concepts could relate to Aristotelian...

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 12, 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 worshippers derived little or no benefit from developing ongoing relationships with them....

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