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Books in

Ancient Studies

2016 – 2017


The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire

Patients and Healers in the High Roman Empire

From the First Century CE to the Third

Ido Israelowich

revised and updated edition Edward N. Luttwak “Lucidly and vigorously written. It is a long time since I have read so important a contribution to Roman history.” — Times Literary Supplement 2016 296 pp. 10 line drawings, 15 maps 978-1-4214-1945-9 $29.95 pb Also available as an e-book

“An original, innovative, and provocative history of ancient medicine in the High Roman Empire from the patient’s point of view.”  —  Manfred Horstmanshoff, Leiden University 2015 208 pp., 3 halftones 978-1-4214-1628-1 $59.95 hc Also available as an e-book

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Rome’s Christian Empress The Day Commodus Killed a Rhino Galla Placidia Rules

Maternal Megalomania

at the Twilight of the Empire

Understanding the Roman Games

Julia Domna and the Imperial Politics of Motherhood

Joyce E. Salisbury

Jerry Toner

Julie Langford

The page-turning account of Galla Placidia, a remarkable ruler at the twilight of the Roman Empire. 2015 248 pp. 11 halftones, 1 line drawing, 7 maps 978-1-4214-1700-4 $34.95 hc Also available as an e-book

“Provocative and original . . . Langford’s conclusions are daring and . . . mark out significant new territory in the study of the political culture Witness to Ancient History, of the High Empire.” — Bryn Gregory S. Aldrete, Series Editor Mawr Classical Review 2014 144 pp. 2013 232 pp., 30 b&w illus. 6 halftones, 2 line drawings 978-1-4214-0847-7 $58.00 hc 978-1-4214-1586-4 $19.95 pb Also available as an e-book Also available as an e-book

“Toner’s excellent new book provides the historical context for Ridley Scott’s emperorgladiator.” — History Today


Roman Literary Culture


The Annals of Quintus Ennius and the Italic Tradition

second edition

Fik Meijer

A Living Portrait of an Ancient City

Jay Fisher

Elaine Fantham

translated by Liz Waters

Stephen L. Dyson

“A fascinating study of the language of the first hexametric epic in Rome . . . I enjoyed and learned much in reading this fine monograph.” — Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2014 224 pp. 978-1-4214-1129-3 $69.95 hc Also available as an e-book

From Plautus to Macrobius

Chariot Racing in the Roman Empire

“An important work, full of “Readers will find an excellent learning, which serves sioverview of our knowledge multaneously to deepen our of ancient Roman chariot appreciation of Latin literature racing in this fairly short and in its social context, to provoke readable book.” — Bryn Mawr further exploration of the ques- Classical Review tions the author raises, and to 2010 208 pp. continue debate concerning 19 halftones, 3 line drawings, 2 maps certain of the answers.”  978-0-8018-9697-2 $32.00 hc — New England Classical Journal 2013 368 pp., 1 b&w illus. 978-1-4214-0836-1 $33.00 pb Also available as an e-book

The Latin Inscriptions of Rome A Walking Guide

Tyler Lansford “This exploration of Rome and “If this book is not slipped what happened there seeks into many a Rome-bound not only to examine the physisuitcase, there is no justice in cal and structural evolution of the world. I can think of few the city from earliest times more enjoyable companions until the early Christian era, on a prowl through the but also to explore its social city.” — Times Literary and cultural history.” — Oxbow Supplement Book News 2009 600 pp., 15 b&w illus., 2010 488 pp. 1 line drawing, 16 maps 28 halftones, 16 line drawings 978-0-8018-9150-2 $32.95 pb 978-0-8018-9254-7 $38.00 pb Also available as an e-book Also available as an e-book Johns Hopkins University Press  3


Athens Burning

Children and Childhood in Classical Athens

The Persian Invasion of Greece and the Evacuation of Attica

second edition

Robert Garland

Mark Golden

The gripping story of how the Athenians survived the Persian invasion of their homeland — one of the central events in ancient Greek history.

“A superb book, an important substantive and methodological contribution to the social history of ancient Athens and a model for comparable Witness to Ancient History, studies.” — American Historical Review Gregory S. Aldrete, Series Editor

2017 184 pp., 8 halftones, 6 maps 978-1-4214-2196-4 $19.95 pb Also available as an e-book

2015 272 pp., 17 halftones 978-1-4214-1686-1 $24.95 pb Also available as an e-book

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The Battle of Arginusae Victory at Sea and Its Tragic Aftermath in the Final Years of the Peloponnesian War Debra Hamel

Approaches to Greek Myth second edition

Women, Performance, and Labor in Ancient Greece

edited by Lowell Edmunds

Andromache Karanika

“Well organized, edited, and arranged, this text is of unquestioned value to all teachers of mythology, to the advanced student of the classics, and to the research Witness to Ancient History, scholar, a welcome resource Gregory S. Aldrete, Series Editor volume.”— Classical World

“A captivating account of the battle of Arginusae. A gripping read.” — Lawrence A. Tritle, author of A New History of the Peloponnesian War

2015 152 pp. 4 halftones, 4 line drawings, 4 maps 978-1-4214-1681-6 $19.95 pb Also available as an e-book

Voices at Work

2014 480 pp. 2 line drawings, 3 maps, 10 plates 978-1-4214-1419-5 $29.95 pb Also available as an e-book

“Drawing from a wealth of ancient and comparative sources, and harnessing a range of theoretical approaches, Karanika offers a landmark study of female labour and Greek poetics.” — Times Higher Education 2014 320 pp., 6 b&w photos 978-1-4214-1255-9 $59.95 hc Also available as an e-book


Reconstructing Ancient Linen Body Armor Unraveling the Linothorax Mystery Gregory S. Aldrete, Scott Bartell, and Alicia Aldrete “Essential for anyone interested in ancient warfare and/ or experimental archaeology, from academic to layman . . . a defining and valuable contribution to our understanding of the ancient world.” — Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2013 304 pp., 21 b&w illus., 16 line drawings, 8 color plates 978-1-4214-0819-4 $32.95 hc Also available as an e-book

The Poetics of Consent

Reading Herodotus

Collective Decision Making and the Iliad

A Guided Tour through the Wild Boars, Dancing Suitors, and Crazy Tyrants of The History

David F. Elmer “The book is exemplary in approaching large poetic and cultural issues through details of language and patterns of formulaic usage.” — American Journal of Philology 2012 336 pp. 978-1-4214-0826-2 $58.00 hc Also available as an e-book

Debra Hamel “Provides an accessible introduction both to Herodotus and to an exciting period of Greek history, which culminates in the Persian Wars.” — Timothy E. Duff, University of Reading 2012 360 pp. 5 halftones, 9 line drawings 978-1-4214-0656-5 $32.95 pb Also available as an e-book

The Lives of the Greek Poets

New in Paperback

The Birth of Comedy

second edition Mary R. Lefkowitz “A major book which aims at demolishing the underpinnings of much that has passed for Greek literary criticism . . . its proper application to classical studies will have a very positive effect.” — American Journal of Philology 2012 240 pp. 978-1-4214-0464-6 $28.00 pb

Texts, Documents, and Art from Athenian Comic Competitions, 486 –280 edited by Jeffrey Rusten translated by Jeffrey Henderson, David Konstan, Ralph Rosen, Jeffrey Rusten, and Niall W. Slater “A singularly ambitious and very welcome work.” — Times Literary Supplement 2011 816 pp. 42 halftones, 1 line drawing 978-1-4214-2118-6 $49.95 pb Also available as an e-book

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Translations from Antiquity

The Other Four Plays of Sophocles

Cut These Words into My Stone

Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, and Philoctetes

Ancient Greek Epitaphs


foreword by Richard P. Martin

translated by David R. Slavitt Famed translator David Slavitt lends his distinctly contemporary voice to four lesser-known plays of Sophocles. 2013 272 pp. 978-1-4214-1137-8 $22.95 pb Also available as an e-book

translated by Michael Wolfe “As you turn the pages of this modest-seeming book you begin to succumb to magic.” — The Anglo-Hellenic Review 2012 208 pp. 978-1-4214-0804-0 $27.95 pb Also available as an e-book

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The Orphic Hymns

The Iliad

translation, introduction, and notes by Apostolos N. Athanassakis and Benjamin M. Wolkow



translated by Edward McCrorie with an introduction and notes by Erwin F. Cook

translated by Edward McCrorie with an introduction and notes by Richard P. Martin

The only English translation of the mysterious and cosmic Greek poetry known as the Orphic Hymns. 2013 280 pp. 978-1-4214-0882-8 $29.95 pb Also available as an e-book

Edward McCrorie offers a new verse translation of the Iliad, capturing the meaning and music of Homer’s original Greek. Johns Hopkins New Translations from Antiquity 2012 552 pp., 1 line drawing 978-1-4214-0642-8 $28.00 pb Also available as an e-book

The Odyssey

“[As] close to the original as is possible without reading the original Greek. It is refreshing, accurate, and direct.”  — Bloomsbury Review Johns Hopkins New Translations from Antiquity 2004 472 pp. 978-0-8018-8267-8 $24.00 pb Also available as an e-book

The Ancient World

Women’s Life in Greece and Rome

The Mediterranean World

Comic Democracies

A Source Book in Translation

From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Napoleon

From Ancient Athens to the American Republic

fourth edition Mary R. Lefkowitz and Maureen B. Fant The essential collection of source materials on the lives of women in the ancient world. 2016 496 pp., 40 b&w illus. 978-1-4214-2113-1 $32.00 pb

Women and War in Antiquity edited by Jacqueline Fabre-Serris and Alison Keith Women in ancient Greece and Rome played a much more active role in battle than previously assumed. 2015 360 pp., 13 halftones 978-1-4214-1762-2 $55.00 hc Also available as an e-book

Monique O’Connell and Eric R Dursteler “A magisterial book.” — Scott K. Taylor, University of Kentucky 2016 352 pp., 25 color illus., 68 halftones, 8 maps 978-1-4214-1901-5 $34.95 pb Also available as an e-book

New in Paperback

Cults and Conspiracies A Literary History Theodore Ziolkowski “Ziolkowski has read everything, taking even a 3,000page German novel in his stride, and summarizes and analyses his material fascinatingly for lesser mortals.” — Times Literary Supplement 2016 248 pp. 978-1-4214-2243-5 $24.95 pb Also available as an e-book

Angus Fletcher The forgotten history of comedy’s contribution to world democracy. 2016 224 pp. 978-1-4214-1934-3 $49.95 hc Also available as an e-book

Therapoetics after Actium Narrative, Medicine, and Authority in Augustan Epic Julia Nelson Hawkins A sophisticated account of the relationship between poetry and medical knowledge in the ancient world. 2015 352 pp., 2 halftones 978-1-4214-1730-1 $59.95 hc Also available as an e-book

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Forthcoming Series SOCIAL STRUCTURES OF THE GRECO-ROMAN WORLD James Ker and Emily Mackil, Series Editors

Think Like a Roman Studies in Cognitive History

Judicial Review and Athenian Democracy

Andrew Riggsby

Edwin Carawan

Pindar’s Material Imaginary

Empire of Eloquence

Things, Territories, Politics

Roman Rhetoric from the Death of Cicero to Late Antiquity

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