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The Western Question in Greece and Turkey

by Arnold Joseph Toynbee Barakaldo Books (October 09, 2020)

Professor Toynbee's specific narrative begins with the landing of Greek troops at Smyrna in May, 1919. His account is very full and detailed, and is based largely upon personal observation. Toynbee's principal...


Classical Mythology A to Z

by Annette Giesecke & Jim Tierney Black Dog & Leventhal (October 05, 2020)

An encyclopedic A-to-Z guide, this beautifully illustrated volume offers hundreds of rich, fascinating definitions of 700 major and minor characters, creatures, and places of classical mythology.

Classical Mythology...


Continuity and Rupture in Roman Mediterranean Gaul

by Benjamin P. Luley Oxbow Books (August 31, 2020)

With the decline in popularity of the term “Romanization” as a way of analyzing the changes in the archaeological record visible throughout the conquered provinces of the Roman Empire, scholars have increasingly...


The Galatians

by John D Grainger Pen and Sword History (August 30, 2020)

The eastern Celtic tribes, known to the Greeks as Galatians, exploited the waning of Macedonian power after Alexander the Great’s death to launch increasingly ambitious raids and expeditions into the Balkans....


Aurelian and Probus

by Ilkka Syvanne Pen and Sword Military (June 24, 2020)

This is a narrative military history of the emperors Lucius Domitius Aurelianus (‘Aurelian’, reigned 270-275) and Marcus Aurelius Probus (276-282) which also includes the other reigns between the years 268...


Anna Komnene and the Alexiad

by Loulia Kolovou Pen and Sword History (May 13, 2020)

Anna Komnene is one of the most curious figures in the history of an intriguing empire. A woman of extraordinary education and intellect, she was the only Byzantine female historian and one of the first and...


Antigone Rising

by Helen Morales Bold Type Books (April 13, 2020)

A witty, inspiring reckoning with the ancient Greek and Roman myths and their legacy, from what they can illuminate about #MeToo to the radical imagery of Beyoncé.

The picture of classical antiquity most of...


Rome's Sicilian Slave Wars

by Natale Barca Pen and Sword Military (October 19, 2020)

In 136 BC, in Sicily (which was then a Roman province), some four hundred slaves of Syrian origin rebelled against their masters and seized the city of Henna with much bloodshed. Their leader, a fortune-teller...


Greece Against Rome

by Philip Matyszak Pen and Sword Military (July 30, 2020)

Towards the middle of the third century BC, the Hellenistic kingdoms (the fragments of Alexander the Great’s short-lived empire) were near their peak. In terms of population, economy and military power each...


Leading the Roman Army

by Jonathan Mark Eaton Pen and Sword Military (July 30, 2020)

The Roman imperial army represented one of the main factors in the exercise of political control by the emperors. The effective political management of the army was essential for maintaining the safety and well-being...


Varro varius

by D.J. Butterfield Cambridge Philological Society (May 31, 2020)

Rome produced no man more erudite, eclectic, and energetic than Marcus Terentius Varro (116-24 BC). Over a long and busy life, set against the backdrop of near-constant social and political upheaval, Varro studied...


The Mighty Warrior Kings

by Philip J Potter Pen and Sword History (April 30, 2020)

The Mighty Warrior Kings traces the history of early Europe through the biographies of nine kings, who had the courage, determination and martial might to establish their dominance over the fragmented remnants...


The Roman Imperial Succession

by John D Grainger Pen and Sword History (June 30, 2020)

John D Grainger analyses the Roman imperial succession, demonstrating that the empire organized by Augustus was fundamentally flawed in the method it used to find emperors. Augustus’ system was a mixture of...


Living on the Edge of Empire

by Rob Collins Pen and Sword Archaeology (May 30, 2020)

Dr Rob Collins and the curators of the remarkable collections from Hadrian's Wall present a striking new contribution to understanding the archaeology of a Roman frontier.

This highly-illustrated volume showcases...


Word and context in Latin poetry

by A. J. Woodman & J. Wisse Cambridge Philological Society (May 31, 2020)

This volume of essays is intended to commemorate the eminent Latin scholar David West, best known for his work on Lucretius, Horace, Virgil and Shakespeare. The contributors – Francis Cairns, Ian Du Quesnay,...


City Walls in Late Antiquity

by Emanuele Intagliata, Simon J. Barker & Christopher Courault Oxbow Books (June 30, 2020)

The construction of urban defences was one of the hallmarks of the late Roman and late-antique periods (300–600 AD) throughout the western and eastern empire. City walls were the most significant construction...


Beyond the Romans

by Irene Selsvold & Lewis Webb Oxbow Books (April 09, 2020)

This latest volume in the TRAC Themes in Theoretical Roman Archaeology series takes up posthuman theoretical perspectives to interpret Roman material culture. These perspectives provide novel and compelling...


Augustus and the destruction of history

by Ingo Gildenhard, Ulrich Gotter, Wolfgang Havener & Louise Hodgson Cambridge Philological Society (May 15, 2020)

Augustus and the Destruction of History explores the intense controversies over the meaning and profile of the past that accompanied the violent transformation of the Roman Republic into the Augustan principate....


The Enemies of Rome

by Stephen Kershaw Pegasus Books (January 07, 2020)

A fresh and vivid narrative history of the Roman Empire from the point of view of the “barbarian” enemies of Rome.

History is written by the victors, and Rome had some very eloquent historians. Those the...


Antigone Rising

by Helen Morales & Gabra Zackman Bold Type Books (April 14, 2020)

A witty, inspiring reckoning with the ancient Greek and Roman myths and their legacy, from what they can illuminate about #MeToo to the radical imagery of Beyoncé.

The picture of classical antiquity most of...