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Before and After MuhammadThe First Millennium Refocused

Before and After Muhammad: The First Millennium Refocused

Garth Fowden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691158532
eISBN:
9781400848164
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691158532.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Islam emerged amid flourishing Christian and Jewish cultures, yet students of antiquity and the Middle Ages mostly ignore it. Despite intensive study of late antiquity over the last fifty years, even ... More

The Dancing Lares and the Serpent in the GardenReligion at the Roman Street Corner

The Dancing Lares and the Serpent in the Garden: Religion at the Roman Street Corner

Harriet I. Flower

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175003
eISBN:
9781400888016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175003.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The most pervasive gods in ancient Rome had no traditional mythology attached to them, nor was their worship organized by elites. Throughout the Roman world featured small shrines to the beloved ... More

Death to Tyrants!Ancient Greek Democracy and the Struggle against Tyranny

Death to Tyrants!: Ancient Greek Democracy and the Struggle against Tyranny

David A. Teegarden

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156903
eISBN:
9781400848539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156903.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This is the first comprehensive study of ancient Greek tyrant-killing legislation—laws that explicitly gave individuals incentives to “kill a tyrant.” The book demonstrates that the ancient Greeks ... More

The Devil's TabernacleThe Pagan Oracles in Early Modern Thought

The Devil's Tabernacle: The Pagan Oracles in Early Modern Thought

Anthony Ossa-Richardson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157115
eISBN:
9781400846597
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157115.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This is the first book to examine in depth the intellectual and cultural impact of the oracles of pagan antiquity on modern European thought. The book shows how the study of the oracles influenced, ... More

Dining Posture in Ancient RomeBodies, Values, and Status

Dining Posture in Ancient Rome: Bodies, Values, and Status

Matthew B. Roller

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691178004
eISBN:
9781400888245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178004.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

What was really going on at Roman banquets? This book looks at a little-explored feature of Roman culture: dining posture. In ancient Rome, where dining was an indicator of social position as well as ... More

Euripides and the Politics of Form

Euripides and the Politics of Form

Victoria Wohl

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691166506
eISBN:
9781400866403
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691166506.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

How can we make sense of the innovative structure of Euripidean drama? And what political role did tragedy play in the democracy of classical Athens? These questions are usually considered to be ... More

Founding Gods, Inventing NationsConquest and Culture Myths from Antiquity to Islam

Founding Gods, Inventing Nations: Conquest and Culture Myths from Antiquity to Islam

William F. McCants

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691151489
eISBN:
9781400840069
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691151489.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

From the dawn of writing in Sumer to the sunset of the Islamic empire, this book traces four thousand years of speculation on the origins of civilization. Investigating a vast range of primary ... More

Greek BuddhaPyrrho's Encounter with Early Buddhism in Central Asia

Greek Buddha: Pyrrho's Encounter with Early Buddhism in Central Asia

Christopher I. Beckwith

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691176321
eISBN:
9781400866328
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691176321.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Pyrrho of Elis went with Alexander the Great to Central Asia and India during the Greek invasion and conquest of the Persian Empire in 334–324 BC. There he met with early Buddhist masters. This book ... More

Imperialism, Power, and IdentityExperiencing the Roman Empire

Imperialism, Power, and Identity: Experiencing the Roman Empire

David J. Mattingly

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691160177
eISBN:
9781400848270
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691160177.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Despite what history has taught us about imperialism's destructive effects on colonial societies, many classicists continue to emphasize disproportionately the civilizing and assimilative nature of ... More

The Life of Roman Republicanism

The Life of Roman Republicanism

Joy Connolly

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691162591
eISBN:
9781400852475
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691162591.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

In recent years, Roman political thought has attracted increased attention as intellectual historians and political theorists have explored the influence of the Roman republic on major thinkers from ... More

Men of BronzeHoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece

Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece

Donald Kagan and Gregory F. Viggiano (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691143019
eISBN:
9781400846306
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691143019.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book takes up one of the most important and fiercely debated subjects in ancient history and classics: how did archaic Greek hoplites fight, and what role, if any, did hoplite warfare play in ... More

The Peace of the GodsElite Religious Practices in the Middle Roman Republic

The Peace of the Gods: Elite Religious Practices in the Middle Roman Republic

Craige B. Champion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691174853
eISBN:
9781400885152
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691174853.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book takes a new approach to the study of Roman elites' religious practices and beliefs, using current theories in psychology, sociology, and anthropology, as well as cultural and literary ... More

Pericles of Athens

Pericles of Athens

Vincent Azoulay

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691154596
eISBN:
9781400851171
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691154596.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Pericles has had the rare distinction of giving his name to an entire period of history, embodying what has often been taken as the golden age of the ancient Greek world. “Periclean” Athens witnessed ... More

Philosophy before the GreeksThe Pursuit of Truth in Ancient Babylonia

Philosophy before the Greeks: The Pursuit of Truth in Ancient Babylonia

Marc Van De Mieroop

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691157184
eISBN:
9781400874118
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691157184.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

There is a growing recognition that philosophy isn’t unique to the West, that it didn’t begin only with the classical Greeks, and that Greek philosophy was influenced by Near Eastern traditions. Yet ... More

The Political MachineAssembling Sovereignty in the Bronze Age Caucasus

The Political Machine: Assembling Sovereignty in the Bronze Age Caucasus

Adam T. Smith

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163239
eISBN:
9781400866502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163239.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book investigates the essential role that material culture plays in the practices and maintenance of political sovereignty. Through an archaeological exploration of the Bronze Age Caucasus, the ... More

The Roman Market Economy

The Roman Market Economy

Peter Temin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691147680
eISBN:
9781400845422
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691147680.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The quality of life for ordinary Roman citizens at the height of the Roman Empire probably was better than that of any other large group of people living before the Industrial Revolution. This book ... More

Sexing the WorldGrammatical Gender and Biological Sex in Ancient Rome

Sexing the World: Grammatical Gender and Biological Sex in Ancient Rome

Anthony Corbeill

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691163222
eISBN:
9781400852468
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691163222.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

From the moment a child in ancient Rome began to speak Latin, the surrounding world became populated with objects possessing grammatical gender—masculine eyes (oculi), feminine trees (arbores), ... More

Status in Classical Athens

Status in Classical Athens

Deborah Kamen

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691138138
eISBN:
9781400846535
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691138138.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Ancient Greek literature, Athenian civic ideology, and modern classical scholarship have all worked together to reinforce the idea that there were three neatly defined status groups in classical ... More

Wandering GreeksThe Ancient Greek Diaspora from the Age of Homer to the Death of Alexander the Great

Wandering Greeks: The Ancient Greek Diaspora from the Age of Homer to the Death of Alexander the Great

Robert Garland

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691161051
eISBN:
9781400850259
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691161051.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Most classical authors and modern historians depict the ancient Greek world as essentially stable and even static, once the so-called colonization movement came to an end. But this book argues that ... More

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