Satyr Drama: Tragedy at play
edited by George W.M. Harrison

ISBN-13 978-1-905125-03-6, hardback, 300 pp., 2005,  

The esteem in which satyr drama was held in antiquity still arouses curiosity and controversy. [More details]


The Seleukid Empire, 281-222 BC. War within the Family.
Edited by Kyle Erickson

ISBN-13 9781910589717 ISBN-10 1910589713, hardback, vii 315pp, 2018,

The Seleukids, the easternmost of the Greekspeaking dynasties which succeeded Alexander the Great, were long portrayed by historians as inherently weak and doomed to decline after the passing of their remarkable first king, Seleukos (died 281 BC). And yet they succeeded in ruling much of the Near and Middle East for over two centuries, overcoming problems of a multi-ethnic empire..[More Details]

  Seneca in Performance
edited by George W.M. Harrison

ISBN-13 978-0-7156-2831-4, hardback, xi+260 pp., 2000,

The plays of Seneca the Younger, minister and philosopher under Nero, are today increasingly studied, appreciated and performed. [More details]


Sex and Gender in Ancient Egypt. "Don your wig for a joyful hour"
edited by Carolyn Graves-Brown

ISBN: 978-1-905125-24-1, 245 pp, 2008,

Eleven new essays deploying Egyptology's traditional strengths, philological and iconographic, with reflections on material culture and on the discipline of Egyptology itself. [More details]

  Sextus Pompeius
edited by Anton Powell and Kathryn Welch

ISBN-13 978-0-7156-3127-0, hardback, xvii+285 pp., 2002

The son of Pompey the Great cast a long shadow. Acclaimed by the Roman populace in his lifetime, his traditional virtues and military successes put to shame his civil-war rival Octavian. [More details]


In Search of the Sorcerer's Apprentice. The traditional tales of Lucian's Lover of Lies
by Daniel Ogden

ISBN-13: 978-1-905125-16-6 ISBN-10: 1-905125-16-X, hardback, 230pp, 2007,

In Search of the Sorcerer's Apprentice is the first book in English to be devoted to Lucian's Philopseudes or Lover of Lies (c. 170s AD). It comprises an extensive discussion, with full translation, of this engaging and satirical Greek text with its ten tales of magic and ghosts. One of these is the famous story of The Sorcerer's Apprentice, and this conveys the flavour of the rest. In other tales a plague of snakes is blasted with a miraculous scorching breath, a woman is drawn to her admirer by an animated cupid doll, and a haunted house is cleansed of its monstrous ghost. [More details]


Sociable Man: Essays on Ancient Greek Social Behaviour in Honour of Nick Fisher
edited by S.D. Lambert

ISBN-13: 978-1-905125-51-7 ISBN-10: 1-905125-51-8, hardback, 350pp, 10 b&w illus, 2011,

Sociable Man, which celebrates the work of Nick Fisher, Emeritus Professor of Ancient History at Cardiff University, contains essays by leading classicists, ancient historians and archaeologists on the theme of ancient Greek social behaviour. [More details]


Sparta in Plutarch's Lives.

edited by Philip Davies & Judith Mossman

In this volume, eight scholars from around the world come together to consider Plutarch’s understanding and presentation of Sparta, his flaws and significance as an historical source, and his development of Sparta as a resonant subject and theme within his bestknown work, the Parallel Lives.


Sparta and War
edited by Stephen Hodkinson and Anton Powell

ISBN-13: 978-1-905125-11-1, hardback. 300pp, 2006,

Nine new essays from a distinguished international cast treat Sparta's most famous area of activity. The results are challenging. [More details]

  Sparta. Beyond the mirage
edited by Anton Powell and Stephen Hodkinson

ISBN-13 978-0-7156-3183-6, hardback, xx+354 pp., 2002

The study of the Spartans is now pursued more widely and intensively than ever. Indeed, no longer is Sparta the 'second city' of ancient Greece. [More details]

  Sparta: Comparative Approaches
edited by Stephen Hodkinson

ISBN: 978-1-905125-38-8, hardback, 502pp, 2009,

Both in antiquity and in modern scholarship, classical Sparta has typically been viewed as an exceptional society, different in many respects from other Greek city-states. This view has recently come under challenge from revisionist historians, led by Stephen Hodkinson. [More details]

Sparta in Modern Thought
edited by Stephen Hodkinson and Ian Macgregor Morris

ISBN-13: 978-1-905125-47-0 ISBN-10: 1-905125-47-X, 400pp, 2012,

Images of ancient Sparta have had a major impact on Western thought. This is the first book in over 40 years to examine this important subject. [More details]

  Sparta. New perspectives
edited by Stephen Hodkinson and Anton Powell

ISBN 978-1-905125-31-9, paperback, xxvi+427 pp., 2009,

The history of Sparta is increasingly seen as important, not only for its own sake, but also for understanding Athenian literature and the political history of numerous Greek states. [More details]


Spartan Education
by Jean Ducat

SBN-13: 978-1-905125-07-4, hardback. 350pp, 2006,

JEAN DUCAT is the leading French authority on classical Sparta. Here is what is likely to be seen as his magnum opus. Ducat systematically collects, translates and evaluates the sources - famous and obscure alike - for Spartan education. He deploys his familiar combination of good judgement and uncompromising recognition of the limits to our knowledge, while drawing at times on aspects of French structuralism. [More details]


Sparta's German Children:
The ideal of ancient Sparta in the Royal Prussian Cadet-Corps, 1818-1920, and in National-Socialist elite schools (the Napolas), 1933-1945.
By Helen Roche

ISBN 13: 9781905125555, hardback, 320pp, 2013,

From the eighteenth century until 1945, German children were taught to model themselves on the young of an Ancient Greek city-state: Sparta. Helen Roche is the first to examine this still sensitive topic systematically and in depth. She collects and analyses official and published German evocations of Sparta but also, and remarkably, reconstructs the experiences of German children taught to be `little Spartans’ in the Prussian Cadet Corps and National Socialist elite schools, the Napolas.

  Spartan Society
edited by Thomas J. Figueira

ISBN-13 978-0-9543845-7-9, hardback, xv+389 pp., 2004

This is the latest volume from the International Sparta Seminar, in the series founded by Anton Powell and Stephen Hodkinson. Figueira is here the editor of sixteen papers; among the authors are most of the world's leading authorities on the history of Sparta. [More details]

  Sparta: The Body Politic
edited by Anton Powell and Stephen Hodkinson

ISBN-13: 978-1-905125-26-5 ISBN-10: 1-905125-26-7, hardback, 300pp, 2008,

This is the 7th volume from the International Sparta Seminar, in the series begun in 1989 by Anton Powell with Stephen Hodkinson. The volume is both thematic and eclectic. [More details]
  Sport and Festival in the Ancient Greek World
edited by David Phillips and David Pritchard

ISBN-13 978-0-9543-845-1-7, hardback, xxxi+416 pp., b/w pls., 2003

How did sport and festival affect the ancient Greek city? How did the values of athletics pervade Greek culture? [More details]


Texts and Culture in Late Antiquity. Inheritance, authority, and change
edited by J H D Scourfield

ISBN-13: 978-1-905125-17-3 ISBN-10: 1-905125-17-8, hardback, 350pp, 2007,

Late Antiquity has increasingly been viewed as a period of transformation and dynamic change in its literature as in society and politics. In this volume, thirteen scholars focus on the intellectual and literary culture of the time, investigating complex relationships between late-Antique authors and the texts which they had inherited through the classical ('pagan') and Christian traditions. [More details]


Through A Glass Darkly: Magic, Dreams and Prophecy in Ancient Eygpt
by Kasia Szpakowska

ISBN-13: 978-1-905125-08-1 , hardback, 250p, 2006,

Magic, dreams, and prophecy played important roles in ancient Egypt, as recent scholarship has increasingly made clear. In this volume eminent international Egyptologists come together to explore such divination across a wide period. [More details]

  Thucydides. Man's place in history
by Hans-Peter Stahl

ISBN 978-1-905125-32-6, paperback, v+248 pp., 2009,

Stahl's book is widely recognised as one of the defining studies of Thucydides from the 20th century. [More details]


Thucydides and Sparta
Edited by Anton Powell and Paula Debnar

ISBN-13 9781910589755 Hardback ppxiv,285 2021

Thucydides is widely seen as the most dispassionate and reliable contemporary source for the history of classical Sparta. But, compared with partisan authors such as Xenophon and Plutarch, his information on the subject is more scattered and implicit. Scholars in recent decades have made progress in teasing out the sense of Thucydides’ often lapidary remarks on Sparta. This book takes the process further. Its eight new studies by international specialists aim to reveal coherent structures both in Thucydidean thought and in Spartan reality. [More details]


Tragedy and Archaic Greek Thought
D.L. Cairns (ed)

ISBN 13: 9781905125579, hardback, 320pp, 2013,

Eight leading contemporary interpreters of Classical Greek tragedy here explore its relation to the thought of the Archaic Period. Prominent topics are the nature and possibility of divine justice; the influence of the gods on humans; fate and human responsibility; the instability of fortune and the principle of alternation; hybris and ate; and the inheritance of guilt and suffering. [More details]

  Velleius Paterculus: Making History
edited by Eleanor Cowa

ISBN-13: 978-1-905125-45-6 ISBN-10: 1-905125-45-3, hardback, 308pp, 2010,

Velleius Paterculus' short work is the earliest surviving attempt on the part of a post-Augustan historian to survey the history of the res publica from its origins to his own times. [More details]
  Vergil's Aeneid. Augustan epic and political context
edited by Hans-Peter Stahl

ISBN 978-1-905125-33-3, paperback, xxxiii+ 234 pp., 2009,

The Aeneid may be considered a test case for diverging modern methods of criticism. [More details]


Virgil the Partisan. A study in the re-integration of Classics
by Anton Powell

ISBN: 978-1-905125-21-0, paperback, 310 pp, 2008,

A purpose of all three of Virgil's works was lavish apologia for the failings of Octavian-Augustus. A carefully-argued dismantling of current near-orthodoxy, which portrays Virgil as subtly protesting against his ruler's behaviour. [More details]

  War and Violence in Ancient Greece
edited by Hans van Wees

ISBN 978-1-905125-34-0, paperback, x+389 pp., 2009,

The study of Greek warfare should involve much more than reconstructing the experience of combat or revisiting the great wars of the classical period. [More details]


What Catullus Wrote: Problems in Textual Criticism, Editing and the Manuscript Tradition
edited by Daniel Kiss

ISBN-9781905125999, 2015, ppxxx + 194,

The poems of Catullus barely managed to survive the Middle Ages. All surviving copies of the collection derive from an extremely corrupt manuscript, and scholars have been working since the Renaissance to reconstruct the original text. This volume aims to contribute to this effort. [More details]


What's in a Name?: The Significance of Proper Names in Classical Latin Literature
edited by Joan Booth and Robert Maltby

ISBN-13: 978-1-905125-09-8 , hardback. 250pp, 2006,

Latin poets and prose writers of the classical period and later used - and withheld - names subtly and to important effect. Here, in eleven new essays, an eminent international cast explore themes which include `speaking' names, often involving bilingual Latin/Greek play; the ways in which persons and objects are named in contexts of invective or endearment; the significant suppression or changing of names; the religious and historical significances of names; the uses of names in literary catalogues; names as devices to structure a group of shorter poems. [More details]

  What is a God? Studies in the Nature of Greek Divinity
edited by Alan B. Lloyd

ISBN 978-1-905125-35-7, paperback, vii+187 pp., 2009,

This collection of eleven original essays examines the earliest traces of religious thought in the Minoan and Mycenaean cultures, and explores the resemblances between the religious ideas of the Greeks and of non-Greek areas of Asia. [More details]

  Women's Dress in the Ancient Greek World
edited by Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones

ISBN-13 978-0-7156-3130-0, hardback, xv+260 pp., b/w pls., figs., 2001

The clothing and ornament of Greek women signalled much about the status and the morality assigned to them. [More details]


Words and Ideas. The roots of Plato's philosophy
by Fritz-Gregor Herrmann

ISBN: 978-1-905125-20-3, hardback, 368 pp, 2007,

Tracing the origins, and thus the meaning, of Plato's philosophical language as it drew on poetic and prose genres of his literary predecessors over four centuries. [More details]

  Worshipping Virtues. Personification and the divine in ancient Greece
by Emma Stafford

ISBN-13 978-0-7156-3044-0, hardback, xiv+ 274 pp., 27 b/w pls., figs., 2000,

The Greeks, in Dr Johnston's phrase, 'shock the mind by ascribing effects to non-entity'. The culture of ancient Greece was thronged with personifications. [More details]


Xenophon and the Graces of Power. A Greek Guide to Political Manipulation.
by Vincent Azoulay. Translated by Angela Krieger

ISBN-13 9781910589694 ISBN-10 1910589691, hardback, 440pp, 2018

\One of classical Greece’s most worldly and lucid writers, Xenophon across his many works gave a restless criticism of power: democratic, oligarchic and autocratic. In this work a leading French Hellenist, Vincent Azoulay, analyses across Xenophon’s diverse texts the techniques by which the Greek writer recommends that leaders should manipulate. [More Details]


Xenophon and Sparta.
Edited by Anton Powell and Nicolas Richer

Xenophon has long been identified as a chief contemporary source, if not the chief source, for the history of classical Sparta.In this volume, 12 internationally-recognised experts on Sparta examine the quality of Xenophon’s information on central topics of Laconian history, in the light of the author’s political, literary and intellectual characteristics. [More Details]