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A Short History of the Ancient World
A Short History of the Ancient World
By Nicholas K.Rauh with Heidi E. Kraus
A Short History of the Ancient World examines the emergence of urban civilizations on the continents of Africa, Europe, and Asia.
Available Nov 2017
Paraphrase on Luke 1 to 10
Paraphrase on Luke 1 to 10
By Desiderius Erasmus, Translated and Annotated by Jane E. Phillips

Paraphrase on Luke 1–10 contains the first half of Erasmus’s Paraphrase on Luke the second half of which appeared in this series in 2003 – and completes the set of translations of the Paraphrasesinto English.

Published Mar 2016
Roman Social Imaginaries: Language and Thought in the Context of Empire
Roman Social Imaginaries: Language and Thought in the Context of Empire
By Clifford Ando

Lucid, insightful, and innovative, the essays in Roman Social Imaginaries constitute some of today’s most original thinking about the power of language in the ancient world.

Published Apr 2015
Bringing in the Sheaves: Economy and Metaphor in the Roman World
Bringing in the Sheaves: Economy and Metaphor in the Roman World
By Brent D. Shaw

The work features an edition of the reaper inscription, and a commentary on it. It is also lavishly illustrated to demonstrate the important iconic and pictorial dimensions of the story.

Published Apr 2015
Theodahad: A Platonic King at the Collapse of Ostrogothic Italy
Theodahad: A Platonic King at the Collapse of Ostrogothic Italy
By Massimiliano Vitiello

Painting a picture of an unlikely king whose reign helped spell the end of Ostrogothic Italy, Vitiello’s book not only illuminates Theodahad’s own life but also offers new insight into the sixth-century Mediterranean world.

Published Jul 2014
Stymphalos, Volume One: The Acropolis Sanctuary
Stymphalos, Volume One: The Acropolis Sanctuary
Edited by Gerald P. Schaus

The buildings and artifacts uncovered by Canadian excavations at Stymphalos (1994–2001) shed light on the history and cult of a small sanctuary on the acropolis of the ancient city. The thirteen detailed studies collected here illuminate a variety of aspects of the site.

Published May 2014
Belonging and Isolation in the Hellenistic World
Belonging and Isolation in the Hellenistic World
Edited by Sheila L. Ager and Riemer A. Faber

With a range of social, artistic, economic, political, and literary perspectives, the contributors provide a lively exploration of  the tensions and opportunities of life in the Hellenistic Mediterranean.

Published Apr 2013
Roman Slavery and Roman Material Culture
Roman Slavery and Roman Material Culture
Edited by Michele George

The contributors engage with questions concerning the slave trade, manumission, slave education, containment and movement, and the use of slaves in the Roman army.

Published Mar 2013
Apuleius and Antonine Rome: Historical Essays
Apuleius and Antonine Rome: Historical Essays
by Keith Bradley
Apuleius and Antonine Rome effectively illustrates how socio-cultural history can be recovered from works of literature.

Published Apr 2012
Roman Dress and the  Fabrics of  Roman Culture
Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture
Edited by Jonathan Edmondson and Alison Keith

Roman Dress and the Fabrics of Roman Culture investigates the social symbolism and cultural poetics of dress in the ancient Roman world in the period from 200 BCE-400 CE.

Published Nov 2009