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Studies in Ancient Greek and Roman Society


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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 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107403819

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  • This 2004 collection of papers includes some of the most innovative history written about Greece and Rome. The volume offers a convenient and enthralling guide to important issues and topics in Greek and Roman history, maps the changing interests of ancient historians and raises stimulating questions about historical method. The contributors to the volume represent many of the most exciting and influential ancient historians who have been active in the last quarter century. An introduction by the editor, which places the papers in the wider context of changing interests in Greek and Roman history, sets the scene for papers on Greek warfare, the regulation and representation of women and the nature and study of homosexual relationships in Athens, the relationship between Rome and its empire, whether Rome was democratic, the ideology of Augustan Rome, games and gaming at Rome, the lives of slaves, the ancient interpretation of dreams, the nature of religious pilgrimage, early Christian martyr stories, and bandits in the Roman empire.

    • 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 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107403819
    • length: 402 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.59kg
    • 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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