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Studies in Ancient Greek and Roman Society

Studies in Ancient Greek and Roman Society

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Part of Past and Present Publications

Robin Osborne, W. R. Connor, David Cohen, James Davidson, Fergus Millar, John North, Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, Nicholas Purcell, Keith Hopkins, S. R. F. Price, Ja´s Elsner, Brent D. Shaw
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  • Date Published: August 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9780521837699

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  • Originally published in Past and Present, this collection of papers includes some of the most innovative history written about Greece and Rome over twenty years. It offers a convenient guide to current issues and topics in Greek and Roman history. The volume's contributors are among the most influential ancient historians active over the last twenty-five years. An introduction by the editor prefaces papers ranging from Greek warfare to early Christian martyr stories.

    • Covers both Greek and Roman history
    • Includes papers which are required reading, written by many leading scholars in the field
    • Addresses the hottest issues in Greek and Roman history - representation of women, homosexuality, slavery, democracy, imperialism, martyrdom of women, gambling, dreams
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    Product details

    • Date Published: August 2004
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9780521837699
    • length: 402 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm
    • weight: 0.71kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction Robin Osborne
    1. Early Greek warfare as symbolic expression W. R. Connor
    2. Law, the democratic citizen and the representation of women in classical Athens Robin Osborne
    3. Law, society and homosexuality in classical Athens David Cohen
    4. Translating Greek homosexuality: reticence and the truth of sex James Davidson
    5. The Mediterranean and the Roman revolution: politics, war and the economy Fergus Millar
    6. Democratic politics in Republican Rome John North
    7. The golden age and sin in Augustan ideology Andrew Wallace-Hadrill
    8. Literate games: Roman urban society and the game of alea Nicholas Purcell
    9. Novel evidence for Roman slavery Keith Hopkins
    10. The future of dreams: from Freud to Artemidorus S. R. F. Price
    11. Pausanias: a Greek pilgrim in the Roman world Jas Elsner
    12. The passion of Perpetua Brent D. Shaw
    13. Bandits in the Roman empire Brent D. Shaw.

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    Robin Osborne, University of Cambridge


    Robin Osborne, W. R. Connor, David Cohen, James Davidson, Fergus Millar, John North, Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, Nicholas Purcell, Keith Hopkins, S. R. F. Price, Ja´s Elsner, Brent D. Shaw

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