ANCIENT STUDIES 2020
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Greece 4 Translations from Antiquity 6 The Ancient World
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
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
Approaches to Greek Myth Johns Hopkins University Press press.jhu.edu 4
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
Famed translator David Slavitt lends his distinctly contemporary voice to four lesserknown plays of Sophocles.
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
Gary B. Ferngren and Ekaterina N. Lomperis
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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