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Rhetoric in Cicero's Pro Balbo

Rhetoric in Cicero's Pro Balbo

Kimberly A. Barber
July 18, 2016

This book offers an examination of Cicero's speech, the Pro Balbo, which was delivered during a momentous period of Roman history, in defence of a highly influential political advisor of Caesar who was charged under the lex Papia for an illegal grant of citizenship....

Singular Dedications: Founders and Innovators of Private Cults in Classical Greece

Singular Dedications: Founders and Innovators of Private Cults in Classical Greece

Andrea Purvis
June 08, 2015

First published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Sex and the Second-Best City: Sex and Society in the Laws of Plato

Sex and the Second-Best City: Sex and Society in the Laws of Plato

Kenneth Royce Moore
December 22, 2014

Sex and the Second-Best City deals with the topics of sex and society in the Laws of Plato with recourse to historical context and modern critical theory. It examines reconstructions of ancient "sexuality" with a view to increased clarification. The text of the Laws is considered, along with many...

A Linguistic Commentary on Livius Andronicus

A Linguistic Commentary on Livius Andronicus

Ivy Livingston
September 11, 2014

As the oldest literary Latin preserved in any quantity, the language of Livius shows many features of linguistic interest and raises intriguing questions of phonolgy, morphology and syntax....

Augustan Egypt: The Creation of a Roman Province

Augustan Egypt: The Creation of a Roman Province

Livia Capponi
August 12, 2014

With updated documents including papyri, inscriptions and ostraka, this book casts fresh and original light on the administration and economy issues faced with the transition of Egypt from an allied kingdom of Rome to a province of the Roman Empire...

Empedocles: An Interpretation

Empedocles: An Interpretation

Simon Trepanier
May 01, 2013

Offers the first complete reinterpretation of Empedocles – one of the founding figures of Western philosophy – since the publication of the Strasbourg papyrus in 1999 brought new fragments of his lost work to light.  ...

Aristoxenus of Tarentum and the Birth of Musicology

Aristoxenus of Tarentum and the Birth of Musicology

Sophie Gibson
November 14, 2012

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company....

Consensus, Concordia and the Formation of Roman Imperial Ideology

Consensus, Concordia and the Formation of Roman Imperial Ideology

John Alexander Lobur
October 10, 2012

This book concerns the relationship between ideas and power in the genesis of the Roman empire. The self-justification of the first emperor through the consensus of the citizen body constrained him to adhere to ‘legitimate’ and ‘traditional’ forms of self-presentation. Lobur explores how these...

Simonides on the Persian Wars: A Study of the Elegiac Verses of the

Simonides on the Persian Wars: A Study of the Elegiac Verses of the "New Simonides"

Lawrence M. Kowerski
June 28, 2012

This book considers what evidence the "new Simonides" fragments offer for Simonides' elegiac compositions on the Persian Wars. The current orthodoxy is that they represent three separate elegies on individual battles, one on Artemisium, one on Salamis, and one on Plataea. Kowerski evaluates what...

Empedocles Redivivus: Poetry and Analogy in Lucretius

Empedocles Redivivus: Poetry and Analogy in Lucretius

Myrto Garani
February 23, 2012

Despite the general scholarly consensus about Lucretius’ debt to Empedocles as the father of the genre of cosmological didactic epic, there is a major disagreement regarding Lucretius’ applause for his Presocratic predecessor’s praeclara reperta (DRN 1.732). In the present study, Garani suggests...

Ambitiosa Mors: Suicide and the Self in Roman Thought and Literature

Ambitiosa Mors: Suicide and the Self in Roman Thought and Literature

T. D. Hill
January 06, 2011

Although the distinctive - and sometimes bizarre - means by which Roman aristocrats often chose to end their lives has attracted some scholarly attention in the past, most writers on the subject have been content to view this a s an irrational and inexplicable aspect of Roman culture. In this book,...

Aphrodite and Eros: The Development of Erotic Mythology in Early Greek Poetry and Cult

Aphrodite and Eros: The Development of Erotic Mythology in Early Greek Poetry and Cult

Barbara Breitenberger
December 15, 2010

An interdisciplinary analysis of the Archaic period--using literary, iconographical, and cultic evidence--shows the distinct concept behind the two deities of love. Aphrodite's character, sphere of influence, and function feature in her traditional myths and are well reflected in cult....

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