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ANCIENT STUDIES 2020

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Greece 4 Translations from Antiquity 6 The Ancient World

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ROME

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Killing for the Republic

The Ruler’s House

Citizen-Soldiers and the Roman Way of War

Contesting Power and Privacy in Julio-Claudian Rome

Steele Brand How Rome’s citizen-soldiers conquered the world—and why this militaristic ideal still has a place in America today. 2019 392 pp., 13 line drawings 978-1-4214-2986-1 $34.95 hardcover Also available as an e-book

Harriet Fertik How Romans used the world of the house to interpret and interrogate the role of the emperor. 2019 256 pp., 9 b&w illus. 978-1-4214-3289-2 $54.95 hardcover Also available as an e-book

Witness to Ancient History, Gregory S. Aldrete, Series Editor The Great Fire of Rome

A Monument to Dynasty and Death

The Year of Julius and Caesar

Life and Death in the Ancient City

The Story of Rome’s Colosseum and the Emperors Who Built It

59 BC and the Transformation of the Roman Republic

Nathan T. Elkins

Stefan G. Chrissanthos

Go behind the scenes to discover why the Colosseum was the king of amphitheaters in the Roman world—a paragon of Roman engineering prowess.

How Caesar’s attack on Bibulus marked the beginning of the end of the Roman free state and the descent of the Republic into violence and civil war.

2019 184 pp., 49 b&w illus. 978-1-4214-3255-7 $19.95 paperback Also available as an e-book

2019 200 pp., 7 b&w illus. 978-1-4214-2970-0 $24.95 paperback Also available as an e-book

Joseph J. Walsh A thrilling and momentous account of the Great Fire of Rome and how a modern city arose from its embers.

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2019 192 pp. 4 b&w photos, 4 maps 978-1-4214-3371-4 $19.95 paperback Also available as an e-book


ROME Brides, Mourners, Bacchae Women’s Rituals in Roman Literature

Vassiliki Panoussi How does the treatment of women’s rituals in Latin poetry and prose reveal Roman ideas of female agency? 2019 320 pp. 978-1-4214-2891-8 $54.95 hardcover Also available as an e-book

Northern Italy in the Roman World From the Bronze Age to Late Antiquity

Carolynn E. Roncaglia An in-depth study of how the Roman Empire influenced life, culture, and politics in northern Italy. 2018 256 pp., 10 halftones, 4 maps 978-1-4214-2519-1 $44.95 hardcover Also available as an e-book

The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire From the First Century CE to the Third revised and updated edition

Edward N. Luttwak A newly updated edition of this classic, hugely influential account of how the Romans defended their vast empire. 2016 296 pp., 10 line drawings, 15 maps 978-1-4214-1945-9 $29.95 paperback 978-1-4214-1944-2 $69.95 hardcover Also available as an e-book

Patients and Healers in the High Roman Empire Ido Israelowich “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

Rome’s Christian Empress Galla Placidia Rules at the Twilight of the Empire

Joyce E. Salisbury 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 hardcover Also available as an e-book

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2015 208 pp., 3 halftones 978-1-4214-1628-1 $59.95 hardcover Also available as an e-book


GREECE New

Persian Interventions

Pindar, Song, and Space

The Achaemenid Empire, Athens, and Sparta, 450–386 BCE

Towards a Lyric Archaeology

John O. Hyland

Richard Neer and Leslie Kurke

Persia’s relations with Greek city-states provide a fascinating case study in ancient imperialism.

A groundbreaking study of the interaction of poetry, performance, and the built environment in ancient Greece.

Cultural Histories of the Ancient World James Ker and Emily Mackil 2019 480 pp., 74 color illus., 31 b&w illus. 978-1-4214-2978-6 $54.95 hardcover Also available as an e-book

2017 272 pp., 4 maps 978-1-4214-2370-8 $54.95 hardcover Also available as an e-book

The Birth of Comedy 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 comprehensive look at all aspects of classical Greek comedy. 2016 816 pp., 42 halftones, 1 line drawing 978-1-4214-2118-6 $49.95 paperback Also available as an e-book

Children and Childhood in Classical Athens second edition

Mark Golden A thoroughly revised and updated edition of Mark Golden’s groundbreaking study of childhood in ancient Greece.

Ancient Society and History 2015 272 pp., 17 halftones 978-1-4214-1686-1 $24.95 paperback 978-1-4214-1685-4 $50.00 hardcover Also available as an e-book

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second edition

edited by Lowell Edmunds Now thoroughly revised and updated, this volume offers a variety of historical, comparative, and theoretical perspectives on Greek myth. 2014 480 pp. 2 line drawings, 3 maps, 10 plates 978-1-4214-1419-5 $29.95 paperback 978-1-4214-1418-8 $69.95 hardcover Also available as an e-book


GREECE Witness to Ancient History Gregory S. Aldrete, Series Editor

Athens Burning The Persian Invasion of Greece and the Evacuation of Attica

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

Voices at Work Women, Performance, and Labor in Ancient Greece

Andromache Karanika The songs of working women are reflected in Greek poetry and poetics. 2014 320 pp., 6 b&w photos 978-1-4214-1255-9 $59.95 hardcover Also available as an e-book

Outstanding Academic Title, Choice 2016 184 pp., 8 halftones, 6 maps 978-1-4214-2196-4 $19.95 paperback 978-1-4214-2195-7 $50.00 hardcover Also available as an e-book

Reconstructing Ancient Linen Body Armor

The Battle of Arginusae

Gregory S. Aldrete, Scott Bartell, and Alicia Aldrete

Victory at Sea and Its Tragic Aftermath in the Final Years of the Peloponnesian War

Debra Hamel A harrowing, immersive introduction to a violent turning point in the conflict between Sparta and Athens. 2015 152 pp., 4 halftones, 4 line drawings, 4 maps 978-1-4214-1681-6 $19.95 paperback 978-1-4214-1680-9 $45.00 hardcover Also available as an e-book

Unraveling the Linothorax Mystery

A thorough and original study of the linothorax, the linen armor worn by Alexander the Great. 2013 304 pp. 21 b&w illus., 16 line drawings, 8 color plates 978-1-4214-0819-4 $32.95 hardcover Also available as an e-book

The Poetics of Consent Collective Decision Making and the Iliad

David F. Elmer The Iliad’s depiction of politics reveals that the poem is the product of a broad consensus of performers and audiences across generations.

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2012 336 pp. 978-1-4214-0826-2 $58.00 hardcover Also available as an e-book


TRANSLATIONS FROM ANTIQUITY The Other Four Plays of Sophocles Ajax, Women of Trachis, Electra, and Philoctetes

Johns Hopkins New Translations from Antiquity

Sophocles translated by David R. Slavitt

The Iliad

Famed translator David Slavitt lends his distinctly contemporary voice to four lesserknown plays of Sophocles.

Homer

2013 272 pp. 978-1-4214-1137-8 $22.95 paperback 978-1-4214-1136-1 $52.95 hardcover 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.

The Orphic Hymns translation, introduction, and notes by Apostolos N. Athanassakis and Benjamin M. Wolkow The best-selling English translation of the mysterious and cosmic Greek poetry known as the Orphic Hymns. 2013 280 pp. 978-1-4214-0882-8 $25.95 paperback 978-1-4214-0881-1 $43.00 hardcover Also available as an e-book

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

2012 552 pp., 1 line drawing 978-1-4214-0642-8 $28.00 paperback 978-1-4214-0641-1 $59.00 hardcover Also available as an e-book

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

A bold new translation that preserves the swiftness, austerity, and clarity of the original. 2004 472 pp. 978-0-8018-8267-8 $24.00 paperback Also available as an e-book

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THE ANCIENT WORLD Essential Readings in Medicine and Religion

Comic Democracies

Gary B. Ferngren and Ekaterina N. Lomperis

Angus Fletcher

An indispensible collection of sources chronicling the relationship between medicine and religion from ancient to modern times.

The forgotten history of comedy’s contribution to world democracy.

2017 296 pp. 978-1-4214-2290-9 $32.95 paperback Also available as an e-book

From Ancient Athens to the American Republic

2016 224 pp. 978-1-4214-1934-3 $49.95 hardcover Also available as an e-book

Creatures Born of Mud and Slime The Wonder and Complexity of Spontaneous Generation

Daryn Lehoux How did the concept of spontaneous generation survive for so long?

Singleton Center Books in Premodern Europe 2017 192 pp., 1 halftone 978-1-4214-2381-4 $44.95 hardcover Also available as an e-book

Women’s Life in Greece and Rome A Source Book in Translation 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 paperback

The Mediterranean World From the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Napoleon

Monique O’Connell and Eric R Dursteler An interdisciplinary approach to the Mediterranean’s rich, multicultural history.

Cults and Conspiracies A Literary History

Theodore Ziolkowski Explore 2,000 years of conspiracy in literature. Outstanding Academic Title, Choice 2016 248 pp. 978-1-4214-2243-5 $24.95 paperback Also available as an e-book

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2016 352 pp., 68 b&w photos, 4 b&w illus. 978-1-4214-1901-5 $34.95 paperback Also available as an e-book


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