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Crossing the PomeriumThe Boundaries of Political, Religious, and Military Institutions from Caesar to Constantine

Crossing the Pomerium: The Boundaries of Political, Religious, and Military Institutions from Caesar to Constantine

Michael Koortbojian

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691195032
eISBN:
9780691197494
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195032.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

The ancient Romans famously distinguished between civic life in Rome and military matters outside the city—a division marked by the pomerium, an abstract religious and legal boundary that was central ... More

The Rise of CopticEgyptian versus Greek in Late Antiquity

The Rise of Coptic: Egyptian versus Greek in Late Antiquity

Jean-Luc Fournet

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780691198347
eISBN:
9780691201733
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691198347.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

Coptic emerged as the written form of the Egyptian language in the third century, when Greek was still the official language in Egypt. By the time of the Arab conquest of Egypt in 641, Coptic had ... More

Horace's Ars PoeticaFamily, Friendship, and the Art of Living

Horace's Ars Poetica: Family, Friendship, and the Art of Living

Jennifer Ferriss-Hill

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195025
eISBN:
9780691197432
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195025.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

For two millennia, the Ars Poetica (Art of Poetry), the 476-line literary treatise in verse with which Horace closed his career, has served as a paradigmatic manual for writers. Rarely has it been ... More

The Science of Roman HistoryBiology, Climate, and the Future of the Past

The Science of Roman History: Biology, Climate, and the Future of the Past

Walter Scheidel (ed.)

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691195988
eISBN:
9781400889730
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691195988.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book provides the first comprehensive look at how the latest advances in the sciences are transforming our understanding of ancient Roman history. The book explores novel types of evidence that ... More

Trade in the Ancient MediterraneanPrivate Order and Public Institutions

Trade in the Ancient Mediterranean: Private Order and Public Institutions

Taco Terpstra

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780691172088
eISBN:
9780691189703
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172088.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

From around 700 BCE until the first centuries CE, the Mediterranean enjoyed steady economic growth through trade, reaching a level not to be regained until the early modern era. This process of ... More

The Making of the Ancient Greek EconomyInstitutions, Markets, and Growth in the City-States

The Making of the Ancient Greek Economy: Institutions, Markets, and Growth in the City-States

Alain Bresson

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183411
eISBN:
9781400852451
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183411.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This comprehensive introduction to the ancient Greek economy revolutionizes our understanding of the subject and its possibilities. The book combines a thorough knowledge of ancient sources with ... More

Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

John Boardman

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780691181752
eISBN:
9780691184043
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691181752.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

This book looks beyond the life of Alexander the Great in order to examine the astonishing range of Alexanders created by generations of authors, historians, and artists throughout the world, from ... More

Failing in the FieldWhat We Can Learn When Field Research Goes Wrong

Failing in the Field: What We Can Learn When Field Research Goes Wrong

Dean Karlan and Jacob Appel

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780691183138
eISBN:
9781400883615
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691183138.001.0001
Subject:
History, Ancient History / Archaeology

All across the social sciences, from development economics to political science departments, researchers are going into the field to collect data and learn about the world. While much has been gained ... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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