Egyptology in the Present: Experiential and Experimental Methods in Archaeology
edited by Carolyn Graves-Brown

ISBN-9781910589021, 2015, pp xxxviii + 207, GB £58

This volume gives, for the first time a critical and careful definition of the experiential in relation to the experimental. The two are seen as points on a continuum with much common ground. This claim is borne out by succeeding chapters, which cover such topics as textiles, woodworking and stoneworking. :-)

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Emperor and Author:
The Writings of Julian 'the Apostate'
By Nicholas J. Baker-Brian and Shaun Tougher (Eds.)

ISBN 13: 9781905125500, hardback, 380pp, 2012, GB £55

This volume offers the first comprehensive analysis in English of all the writings of Julian (r. AD 361-363), the last pagan emperor of Rome, noted for his frontal and self-conscious challenge to Christianity. The book also contains treatments of Julian's laws, inscriptions, coinage, as well as his artistic programme. [More details]

 

Epic Facework. Self-presentation and social interaction in Homer
by Ruth Scodel

ISBN: 978-1-905125-22-7, hardback, 190 pp, 2008, GB £45.00

Homeric characters negotiated with impressive delicacy, often seeking to protect the `face' of the other. Homer's audience was expected to appreciate psychology and self-control of a high order. [More details]

  Ethnicity and Culture in Late Antiquity
edited by Stephen Mitchell and Geoffrey Greatrex

ISBN-13 978-0-7156-3143-3, hardback, xvii+343 pp., maps, illustns, 2000, GB £50.00

The period AD 300-600 saw huge changes. The Graeco-Roman city-state was first transformed then eclipsed. [More details]

  Eunuchs in Antiquity and Beyond
edited by Shaun Tougher

ISBN-13 978-0-7156-3129-4, hardback, xiii+269 pp., 2002, GB £45.00

Eunuchism was a subject which both intrigued and embarrassed the ancient world. [More details]

 

The Eyesore of the Aigina
Edited by Anton Powell and Katerina Meidani

ISBN: 9781905125593, pp275, Hardback GB £64

Our ideas about ancient Athens are constructed very largely from the writings of Athenian authors. Relatively rare are our sources for how others - whether Greeks, Asiatics or Romans - saw Athens from the outside. [More details]

  Foreigners at Rome. Citizens and strangers
by David Noy

ISBN-13 978-0-7156-2952-9, hardback, xiii+360 pp., 2000, GB £45.00

'The Tiber has been joined by the Orontes'. So wrote the Roman satirist Juvenal in a complaint about immigration to the Empire's capital. [More details]

 

Greek and Roman Colonisation. Origins, ideologies and interactions
edited by G. J. Bradley

ISBN-13: 978-1-905125-06-7 ISBN-10: 1-905125-06-2, hardback, 190 pp., 2005, £45.00

The term 'colonisation' encompasses much diversity, from the settlement of the western Mediterranean and the Black sea by Greeks in the archaic period to the foundation of Roman colonies in mainland Italy during the Republic. Contributors build on recent research in Greek and Roman history to show how ideologies of colonisation develop and come to dominate the historical record. [More details]

 

Greek History and Epigraphy: Essays in honour of P.J. Rhodes
edited by Lynette Mitchell & Lene Rubinstein

ISBN-13: 978-1-905125-23-4 ISBN-10: 1-905125-23-2, hardback, 350pp, 2009, GB£55

This important volume collects essays on topics in Greek history and epigraphy by an international cast of highly respected historians and epigraphers. [More details]

 

The Hellenistic Court
Ediited by Andrew Erskine, LLoyd Llewellyn-Jones and Shane Wallace

ISBN 9781910589625, Hardback GB £64

Hellenistic courts were centres of monarchic power, social prestige and high culture in the kingdoms that emerged after the death of Alexander. [More details]

 

The Hellenistic Peloponnese
by Ioanna Kralli

ISBN 9781910589601 Hardback GBP £75

Modern treatments of Peloponnesian history are often fragmented by poleis and period. This book offers a comprehensive narrative of the political history of the entire Peloponnese from 371 to 146 bc, using both literary and epigraphic evidence. [More details]

  The Hellenistic World. New perspectives
edited by Daniel Ogden

ISBN-13 978-0-7156-3180-5, hardback, xxv+318 pp., b/w pls., figs., maps, 2002, GB £50.00

The history of the hellenistic world has long been more popular than has widely been realized. This volume seeks to contribute to that popularity. [More details]

  Herakles and Hercules
edited by Louis Rawlings and Hugh Bowden

ISBN-13 978-1-905125-05-0, hardback, 270 pp., 2005, GB £45.00

Herakles and Hercules: two names for a figure of pervasive appeal in Antiquity.  [More details]

 

Hindsight in Greek and Roman History
edited by Anton Powell

ISBN 13: 9781905125586, hardback, 300pp, 2013, GB £50

Nine new studies here explore, and reconstruct, determinant episodes of Greek, Hellenistic and Roman history. The authors argue that hindsight especially in modern works has falsified the past...More details]

  Julius Caesar as Artful Reporter
edited by Kathryn Welch and Anton Powell

ISBN 978-1-905125-28-9, paperback, xii+225 pp, 2009, GB £20.00

The writings of Julius Caesar have beguiled by their apparent simplicity. Generations of readers have been encouraged to see them as a limpid record of positive achievement. The contributors to this volume demonstrate that the appearance of simplicity is achieved by devious and accomplished art. [More details]

 

 

King and Court in Ancient Macedonia: Rivalry, Treason and Conspiracy
by Elizabeth Carney

ISBN-9781905125982, hardback, pp xxvi + 326, 2015, GB £68

The Hellenistic courts and monarchies have in recent years become one of the most intensively studied areas of ancient history. Among the most influential pioneers in this process has been the American historian Elizabeth Carney. The present book collects for the first time in a single volume her most influential articles. [More details]

  Latin Epic and Didactic Poetry
edited by Monica Gale

ISBN-13 978-0-9543845-6-2, hardback, xxiv+264 pp., 2004 GB £45.00

How is it possible for a poet writing in a tradition so venerable and so constrained by convention as Roman epic to find his own individual voice?' [More details]

  Law, Rhetoric and Comedy in Classical Athens. Essays in honour of Douglas M. MacDowell
edited by D.L. Cairns and R.A. Knox

ISBN-13 978-0-9543845-5-5, hardback, xxiii+296 pp., 2004, GB £45.00

An international cast of distinguished scholars here offers seventeen new contributions on the detail and development of Athenian law; the life, work, and political background of the Attic orators; and the intersection of Attic Comedy with Athenian law, politics, and society. [More details]

 

The Limits of Ancient Biography
edited by Brian McGing and Judith Mossman

ISBN-13: 978-1-905125-12-8 ISBN-10: 1-905125-12-7, hardback, 450pp, 2007, GB£55.00

The genre of biography in the ancient world is interestingly diverse and permeable and deserves intensive study, bearing as it does on ideas of characterization and the individual. This volume considers both the form and the content of biography across the ancient world, and is particularly interested in the frontiers with other related genres, such as history.
The papers range from the Old Testament to the Arab world, from the New Testament to the Lives of Saints, from the classic Greek and Roman biographers to less well known practitioners of the art. [More details]

 

The Lost Memoirs of Augustus
edited by Christopher Smith and Anton Powell

ISBN-13: 978-1-905125-25-8 ISBN-10: 1-905125-25-9, hardback, 230pp, 2008, GB£50

Augustus' Memoirs, written probably in the mid 20s BC, might have been one of the most revealing texts of Roman history - had they survived. Far longer than his surviving Res Gestae, the Memoirs seem to date from a period at which the wounds of Rome's civil wars were fresh, and the emperor's partisan past might be recalled with discomfort. [More details]

 

Magnus Pius:
Sextus Pompeius and the Transformation of the Roman Republic [Hardback]
By Kathryn Welch

ISBN 13: 9781905125449, hardback, 350pp. 2012, GB £

Sextus Pompeius Magnus Pius, son of Pompey the Great, fits uneasily - or not at all - into the grand narrative of the civil war of 49-31BC. Modern scholars tend to exclude him or mention him without asking what or whom he represented. Welch argues that, far from being a 'side-show' or a 'bit player', Sextus Pompeius was integral to the fight for the res publica. She solves the 'problem' by placing him at the centre of the story of Rome's transition from Republic to Empire and so reveals a very different landscape that emerges as a result. [More details]

 

Misery and Forgiveness in Euripides: Meaning and Structure in the 'Hippolytus'
by Boris Nikolsky Translated by: Mikhail Nikolsky

ISBN: 9781910589038 hardback, 2015, GB £58.00

The tragedies of Euripides are among the most admired works of Greek literature. They are valued especially in our own day for their sceptical attitude to authority and divinity, for their psychological complexity and for their sympathetic but unsentimental portrayal of assertive women. In this striking new monograph, Boris Nikolsky reinterprets a Euripidean tragedy which combines these qualities to the highest degree, the Hippolytus. [More details]

 

New Essays on Plato: Language and Thought in Fourth-Century Greek Philosophy
edited by Fritz-Gregor Herrmann

ISBN-13: 978-1-905125-10-4, hardback, pp240, 2006, GB 45.00

New Essays on Plato assembles nine original papers on the language and thought of the Athenian philosopher.[More details]

  Organised Crime in Antiquity
edited by Keith Hopwood

ISBN 978-1-905125-29-6, paperback, xv+278 pp., 2009, GB £20.00

'What are states but large bandit-bands, and what are bandit bands but small states?' So asked St Augustine, reflecting on the late Roman world. [More details]