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July 2015
The first of its kind, A Companion to Ancient Aesthetics presents a synoptic view of the arts, which crosses traditional boundaries and explores the...
May 2015
Excerpted from Princeton UP:
Ober argues that Greece’s rise was no miracle but rather the result of political breakthroughs and economic development...
May 2015
 
Oxford UP: "Callimachus was arguably the most important poet of the Hellenistic age, for two reasons: his engagement with previous theorists of...
April 2015
From Cambridge University Press: 
"Inspired by the New Fiscal History, this book represents the first global survey of taxation in the premodern...
March 2015
From Princeton University Press:
"Most people in the world today think democracy and gender equality are good, and that violence and wealth...
January 2015
Identifies and seeks to explain similarities and differences in the character of the largest ancient empires.
Brings together separate areas of...
Grant Parker, James Osborne
November 2014
Monumentality is a human phenomenon that has occurred in nearly all times and places. Because of its ubiquity, monumentality is something that has...
July 2014
Amazons, fierce warrior women dwelling on the fringes of the known world, were the mythic archenemies of the ancient Greeks. Heracles and Achilles...
Grant Parker, Laura Jansen
May 2014
What is a paratext, and where can we find it in a Roman text? What kind of space does a paratext occupy, and how does this space relate to the text...
April 2014
From Farrar, Straus and Giroux : “War! . . . . / What is it good for? / Absolutely nothing,” says the famous song—but archaeology, history, and...
June 2013
Why should Greek tragedy matter now? This book opens a dialogue between the tragic theatre in ancient Athens and the multiple performances of the...
May 2013
This volume is dedicated to an intriguing Platonic work, the Laws. Probably the last dialogue Plato wrote, the Laws represents the philosopher's most...
Walter Scheidel, Peter Fibiger Bang
February 2013
This Handbook offers a comprehensive survey of ancient state formation in western Eurasia and North Africa. Eighteen experts introduce readers to a...
January 2013
In the last thirty years, there have been fierce debates over how civilizations develop and why the West became so powerful. The Measure of...
Andrew Devine, L.D. Stephens
January 2013
The advent of the new discipline of Formal Semantics around forty years ago has resulted in a vast expansion in our knowledge and theoretical...
Michael Shanks, Bill Rathje, Chris Witmore
January 2013
Archaeology in the Making is a collection of bold statements about archaeology, its history, how it works, and why it is more important than...
December 2012
The Cambridge Companion to the Roman Economy offers readers a comprehensive and innovative introduction to the economy of the Roman Empire. Focusing...
Michael Shanks, Bjornar Olsen, Timothy Webmoor, Christopher Witmore
November 2012
Archaeology has always been marked by its particular care, obligation, and loyalty to things. While archaeologists may not share similar perspectives...
August 2012
Frontiers of Pleasure calls into question a number of influential modern notions regarding aesthetics by going back to the very beginnings of...
Christopher B. Krebs, Jonas Grethlein, eds
May 2012
Historians often refer to past events which took place prior to their narrative’s proper past– that is, they refer to a 'plupast'. This past embedded...

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