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Published 2005
Xerxes' Greek adventure : the naval perspective /

: This volume deals with Xerxes' invasion of Greece (480 B.C.), particularly as a naval operation. It examines the traditions preserved by Aischylos, Herodotos, and others against the background of the revolutionary naval developments in the period preceding Xerxes' decision to attack. Among the subjects discussed are: the naval pressure on Persian foreign policy; the strength in numbers of the Persian navy in 480; its deployment in the waters of Salamis related to the physical features of the battlefield and the position of the Greeks; Themistokles' legendary message as a key to the Persian plan of attack; the quality of the opposing ships and their tactical capabilities; the battle of Salamis itself and its outcome. The book includes maps and a photograph of the area discussed.
: 1 online resource (x, 174 pages) : maps. : Includes bibliographical references (p. 160-162) and indexes. : 9789047406549 : 0169-8958 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2018
Brill's companion to military defeat in ancient Mediterranean society /

: In Brill's Companion to Military Defeat in Ancient Mediterranean Society , Jessica H. Clark and Brian Turner lead a re-examination of how Near Eastern, Greek, and Roman societies addressed - or failed to address - their military defeats and casualties of war. Original case studies illuminate not only how political and military leaders managed the political and strategic consequences of military defeats, but also the challenges facing defeated soldiers, citizens, and other classes, who were left to negotiate the meaning of defeat for themselves and their societies. By focusing on the connections between war and society, history and memory, the chapters collected in this volume contribute to our understanding of the ubiquity and significance of war losses in the ancient world.
: 1 online resource (xviii, 382 pages) : illustrations, maps. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004355774 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2011
Brill's companion to Lucan /

: Although it was labeled an anti-epic for trumping the celebratory scope of the Roman national epos, Lucan's Bellum Civile is a hymn to lost republican liberty composed under Nero's tyrannical empire. Lucan lost his life in a foiled conspiracy to replace the emperor, but his poem survived the wreckage of antiquity and enjoyed uninterrupted readership. The present collection samples the most current approaches to Lucan's poem, its themes, its dialogue with other texts, its reception in medieval and early modern literature, and its relevance to audiences of all times.
: 1 online resource (xxi, 625 pages) : Includes bibliographical references and indexes. : 9789004217096 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2002
Oikistes : studies in constitutions, colonies, and military power in the ancient world, offered in honor of A.J. Graham /

: This Festschrift includes a range of essays, mirroring the diverse abilities of the honoree, A. J. Graham, in ancient Greek and Roman constitutional history, military history, and colonization. The articles feature discussions of individual problems in politics, epigraphy, historiography, numismatics, and archaeology, including topics such as the Battle of Actium, the Senatus Consultum de Bacchanalibus, the Spartan constitution, democracy in Camarina, Persian coinage, mercenary soldiers, the origins of both Greek and Roman historical writing, cult practice at Berezan, the Athenian Long Walls, the Peloponnesian War, and various aspects of Greek colonization and Roman provincial policy.
: 1 online resource (xvii, 396 pages) : illustrations, maps. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004350908 : 0169-8958 ; : Available to subscribing member institutions only.

Published 2010
Brill's companion to Silius Italicus /

: Only recently have scholars turned their attention to Silius Italicus' Punica , a poem the reputation of which was eclipsed by the emergence of Virgil's Aeneid as the canonical Latin epos of Augustan Rome. This collection of essays aims at examining the importance of Silius' historical epic in Flavian, Domitianic Rome by offering a detailed overview of the poem's context and intertext, its themes and images, and its reception from antiquity through Renaissance and modern philological criticism. This pioneering volume is the first comprehensive, collaborative study on the longest epic poem in Latin literature.
: 1 online resource (xxi, 512 pages) : Includes bibliographical references (p. 449-472) and indexes. : 9789004217119 : Available to subscribing member institutions only.