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Published 2008
Ptolemy II Philadelphus and his world /

: xiv, 488 pages ; 25 cm. : Includes bibliographical references (pages [409]-454) and indexes. : 9004170898 (hardback : alk. paper)
9789004170896 (hardback : alk. paper)

Published 2022
Shipwrecks, Legal Landscapes and Mediterranean Paradigms : Gone Under Sea /

: This book changes our understanding of the Roman conceptions about the sea by placing the focus on shipwrecks as events that act as bridges between the sea and the land. The study explores the different Roman legal definitions of these spaces, and how individuals of divergent legal statuses interacted within these areas. Its main purpose is to chart and analyse the Roman conception of the maritime landscape from the Late Republican until the Severan period. This book integrates maritime history and ethnography with the physical remains of past maritime systems, such as shipwrecks, ports, villages, fortifications, and documented legal rulings.
: This book challenges the Roman conceptions about the sea and maritime landscapes by placing the focus on shipwrecks as events that act as bridges between sea and land. It studies legal literature through the lens of the maritime cultural landscape theory.
Based on author's thesis (doctoral - Universidad de Alicante, 2014) issued under title: El edicto de incendio ruina naufragio rate nave expugnata (D. 47, 9, 1) : responsabilidad penal por cuestión de naufragio, : 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004515802
9789004514980

Published 2020
People and Institutions in the Roman Empire : Essays in Memory of Garrett G. Fagan /

: In People and Institutions in the Roman Empire colleagues honor Garrett Fagan for his contributions to our understanding and appreciation of Roman history and culture. In addition to reviewing and contextualizing Fagan's works and legacy, contributing authors pursue in their chapters topics and methodologies that interested Fagan - the experiences of individuals within Roman state and social institutions from the end of the Republic through the Empire and into Late Antiquity. Part One contextualizes Fagan's scholarship, demonstrating the diversity of his interests and his impact. Part Two considers the intersection between people and core state institutions: army, law, and religion. Part Three examines Roman social and cultural institutions such as the baths, arena, historiography, and provincial elite society.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004441378
9789004441132

Published 2021
Eastern Wines on Western Tables : Consumption, Trade and Economy in Ancient Italy /

: Eastern Wines on Western Tables: Consumption, Trade and Economy in Ancient Italy is an interdisciplinary and multifaceted study concerning wine commerce and the Roman economy during Classical antiquity. Wine was one of the main consumption goods in the Mediterranean during antiquity, and the average Roman adult male probably consumed between 0,5 - 1 litre of it per day. It is therefore clear that the production and trading of wine was essential for the Roman economy. This book demonstrates that wines from the Eastern Mediterranean and the Aegean region in particular, played a crucial part in wine commerce. Moreover, it sheds new light on economic dilemmas that have long puzzled scholars, such as growth and market integration during antiquity.
: 1 online resource. : 9789004433762
9789004433700

Published 2022
Teaching through Images : Imagery in Greco-Roman Didactic Poetry /

: In ancient didactic poetry, poets frequently make use of imagery - similes, metaphors, acoustic images, models, exempla, fables, allegory, personifications, and other tropes - as a means to elucidate and convey their didactic message. In this volume, which arose from an international conference held at the University of Heidelberg in 2016, we investigate such phenomena and explore how they make the unseen visible, the unheard audible, and the unknown comprehensible. By exploring didactic poets from Hesiod to pseudo-Oppian and from Vergil and Lucretius to Grattius and Ovid, the authors in this collective volume show how imagery can clarify and illuminate, but also complicate and even undermine or obfuscate the overt didactic message. The presence of a real or implied addressee invites our engagement and ultimately our scrutiny of language and meaning.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004501584
9789004373488

Published 2022
Visualizing the Poetry of a Statius : An Intertextual Approach /

: Scholars have long noted the strikingly visual aspects of Statius' poetry. This book advances our understanding of how these visual aspects work through intertextual analysis. In the Thebaid , for instance, Statius repeatedly presents "visual narratives" in the form of linked descriptive (or ekphrastic) passages. These narratives are subject to multiple forms visual interpretation inflected by the intertextual background. Similarly, the Achilleid activates particularly Roman conceptions of masculinity through repeated evocations of Achilles' blush. The Silvae offer a diversity of modes of viewing that evoke Roman conceptions of gender and class.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004498860
9789004498853

Published 2022
Virgil, Aeneid 4 : Text, Translation, Commentary /

: This volume provides a new critical text, translation, and exhaustive commentary on one of Virgil's most famous books.
The fourth book of Virgil's Aeneid is the shortest of his epic, and yet it has had an inestimable influence. The tragedy of Dido is replete with allusions to the Medeas of Euripides, Apollonius, and Ennius, as well as to Catullus' Ariadne and the historical Cleopatra of Virgil's Augustan Age. The book has intratextual connections to the poet's own fourth Georgic (as he revisits the topic of apian regeneration and the loss of Eurydice), even as it confronts the reality of Rome's bloody history with Carthage. The present volume offers the first full-scale commentary on the book in over eighty years, together with a new critical text that reflects recent scholarship on significant difficulties.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004521445
9789004521438

Published 2022
Ambiguities of War: A Narratological Commentary on Silius Italicus' Battle of Ticinus (Sil. 4.1-479) /

: The book lays bare the narrative form of Silius' text. It focuses on the phenomenon of ambiguity due to the epic's constant oscillation between fact and fiction, highlighting Roman triumph in defeat and defeat through triumph.
This Narratological Commentary on Silius' Battle of Ticinus lays bare the narrative form of the text by addressing numerous narratological aspects, including plot-development, focalization, space, and intertextuality. The book also focuses on the phenomenon of ambiguity with its dynamic processes of (un-)strategic production, perception, and resolution. Ambiguity is a central feature of the Punica because of the epic's constant oscillation between fact and fiction: it treats the changing fortunes of war and the tension between Rome and Carthage, which Silius translates into a moment of poetical equilibrium by his paradoxical problematization of triumph in defeat and defeat through triumph.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004522671
9789004522664

Published 2022
Animal Encounters in Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica /

: This first in-depth study of Valerius Flaccus' animals reveals their role in his poetic programme and the manifold ways in which he establishes their subjectivity. In one encounter, a trapped bird becomes a tragic victim, while the trapper is dehumanized. Elsewhere there are touching portrayals of animal/human camaraderie and friendship. Furthermore, Valerius' provocative consideration of the 'monstrous' challenges simplistic definitions of any being's nature, or the nature of relationships across species. His challenge entails profound ethical implications for his Roman readership, which resonate with us as we assess our own relationship to animals and the natural world today.
: We reveal Latin epic poet Valerius' empathetic portrayal of animals, and his challenge to assumptions about human dominion. The analysis ranges from animal experience and subjectivity, to the role of animals in Valerius' poetics, to "what makes a monster". : 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004519619
9789004519602

Published 2022
Silius Italicus and the Tradition of the Roman Historical Epos /

: The aim of this volume is to study Silius' poem as an important step in the development of the Roman historical epic tradition. The Punica is analyzed as transitional segment between the beginnings of Roman literature in the Republican age (Naevius and Ennius) and Claudian's panegyrical epic in late antiquity, shedding light on its 'inclusiveness' and its peculiar, internal dialectic between antiquarian taste and problematic actualization. This is an innovative attempt to connect epic poems and authors belonging to different ages, to frame the development of the literary genre, according to its specific aims and interests throughout the centuries.
: This book is an innovative attempt to analyse Silius' poem as an important step in the development of the Roman historical epic tradition and by connecting epic poems and authors belonging to different ages, to frame the development of the literary genre, according to its specific aims and interests throughout the centuries. : 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004518513
9789004518490

Published 2020
The Values of Nighttime in Classical Antiquity : Between Dusk and Dawn /

: In ancient Greece and Rome, nighttime encompassed a distinctive array of cultural values that went far beyond the inversion of daytime. Night was a mythological figure, a locus of specialized knowledge, a socially significant semantic space in various literary genres, and a setting for unique experiences. These facets of night are explored here through fifteen case-studies, that range from Hesiod to imperial Roman painting and cultural history. The contributors took part in a conference on this theme at the University of Pennsylvania in 2018, where they pursued a common goal: to consider how nighttime was employed in the ascription of specific values-in determining what values a thing or a person might have, or lack, in a nocturnal context.
: 1 online resource. : 9789004436367
9789004435575

Published 2021
The Myth of Lycurgus in Aeschylus, Naevius, and beyond /

: Lycurgus, the king of the Thracian tribe of the Edonians, is the hero of the first attested Greek myth about the resistance against the god Dionysus. According to many scholars, Lycurgus was worshipped as a god among the Thracians, Phrygians, and Syrians. His myth might have been used as a hieros logos in the initiations into the 'Bacchic' and 'Orphic' mysteries in Greece and Rome. This book focuses on Aeschylus' tragic tetralogy Lycurgeia and Naevius' tragedy Lycurgus , the two most important texts that shaped the tradition of the Lycurgus myth, and offers a new and, at times, radically different interpretation of these fragmentary plays and related cultural texts.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004463035
9789004463028

Published 2021
Repetition, Communication, and Meaning in the Ancient World : Orality and Literacy in the Ancient World, vol. 13 /

: This edited volume, arising from the 2019 conference "Orality and Literacy: Repetition," explores some of the many forms and uses of repetition, in poetry, philosophy, and inscriptions, from Homeric epic through the Latin novel and the Gospels to reception in the twentieth century. All human communication depends on repeating signs that are comprehensible to the speaker and the addressee. Yet "repetition" takes many specific forms, in different performance contexts, time periods, and literary genres. Repetition may operate within one utterance, or across several times, places, and artists. The relationship between two repeated utterances cannot always be determined with certainty. But repetition offers exciting ways to understand the communicative process in oral and literate contexts across the ancient world.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004466661
9789004466623

Published 2022
Kypriōn Politeia, the Political and Administrative Systems of the Classical Cypriot City-Kingdoms /

: Through new readings and interpretation of Cypriot inscriptions - written in Cypriot-syllabic Greek, Eteocypriot, Phoenician, and alphabetic Greek - Kypriōn Politeia, the Political and Administrative Systems of the Classical Cypriot City-Kingdoms is the first book which reconstructs in detail the political and administrative systems of the Classical city-kingdoms of Cyprus. The book investigates the bodies of government beyond the Cypriot kings and the roles played by magistrates and officials in local governments, it analyses accounts of the headquarters of the main administrative and economic activities - such as palace archives, and tax collection hubs -, and demonstrates that these systems were similar in all the city-kingdoms.
: What kind of society would you face if you travelled to Cyprus in the 5th-4th cent. BC? This is the first book which analyses in detail the politico-administrative system of Classical Cyprus through the study of inscriptions written in different languages. : 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004520431
9789004520332

Published 2022
Communal Dining in the Roman West : Private Munificence Towards Cities and Associations in the First Three Centuries AD /

: Communal Dining in in the Roman West explores why the practice of privately sponsored communal dining gained popularity in certain parts of the Western Roman Empire for almost 300 years. This book brings together 350 Latin inscriptions to examine the benefactors and beneficiaries, the geographical and chronological distributions, and the relationship between public and collegial dining practices. It argues that food-related euergetism was a region-specific phenomenon which was rooted in specific social and political cultures in the communities of Italy, Baetica and Africa Proconsularis. The region-specific differences in political cultures and long-term changes in these cultures are key to understanding not only the long persistence of this practice but also its ultimate disappearance.
: An investigation of the practice of privately sponsored communal dining in the Western Roman Empire and new insights into the regional variations and transformations of imperial society. : 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004516878
9789004516861

Published 2022
Animal Encounters in Valerius Flaccus' Argonautica /

: This first in-depth study of Valerius Flaccus' animals reveals their role in his poetic programme and the manifold ways in which he establishes their subjectivity. In one encounter, a trapped bird becomes a tragic victim, while the trapper is dehumanized. Elsewhere there are touching portrayals of animal/human camaraderie and friendship. Furthermore, Valerius' provocative consideration of the 'monstrous' challenges simplistic definitions of any being's nature, or the nature of relationships across species. His challenge entails profound ethical implications for his Roman readership, which resonate with us as we assess our own relationship to animals and the natural world today.
: We reveal Latin epic poet Valerius' empathetic portrayal of animals, and his challenge to assumptions about human dominion. The analysis ranges from animal experience and subjectivity, to the role of animals in Valerius' poetics, to "what makes a monster". : 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004519619
9789004519602

Published 2022
Kypriōn Politeia, the Political and Administrative Systems of the Classical Cypriot City-Kingdoms /

: Through new readings and interpretation of Cypriot inscriptions - written in Cypriot-syllabic Greek, Eteocypriot, Phoenician, and alphabetic Greek - Kypriōn Politeia, the Political and Administrative Systems of the Classical Cypriot City-Kingdoms is the first book which reconstructs in detail the political and administrative systems of the Classical city-kingdoms of Cyprus. The book investigates the bodies of government beyond the Cypriot kings and the roles played by magistrates and officials in local governments, it analyses accounts of the headquarters of the main administrative and economic activities - such as palace archives, and tax collection hubs -, and demonstrates that these systems were similar in all the city-kingdoms.
: What kind of society would you face if you travelled to Cyprus in the 5th-4th cent. BC? This is the first book which analyses in detail the politico-administrative system of Classical Cyprus through the study of inscriptions written in different languages. : 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004520431
9789004520332

Published 2022
Virgil, Aeneid 4 : Text, Translation, Commentary /

: This volume provides a new critical text, translation, and exhaustive commentary on one of Virgil's most famous books.
The fourth book of Virgil's Aeneid is the shortest of his epic, and yet it has had an inestimable influence. The tragedy of Dido is replete with allusions to the Medeas of Euripides, Apollonius, and Ennius, as well as to Catullus' Ariadne and the historical Cleopatra of Virgil's Augustan Age. The book has intratextual connections to the poet's own fourth Georgic (as he revisits the topic of apian regeneration and the loss of Eurydice), even as it confronts the reality of Rome's bloody history with Carthage. The present volume offers the first full-scale commentary on the book in over eighty years, together with a new critical text that reflects recent scholarship on significant difficulties.
: 1 online resource. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004521445
9789004521438

Published 2023
Philosophia Translata: The Development of Latin Philosophical Vocabulary through Translation from Greek : A Case Study Approach /

: How Latin philosophical vocabulary developed through the translation of Greek sources, the varieties of translation practices Roman philosophers favoured, and how these practices evolved over time are the overarching themes of this monograph. A first of its kind, this comparative study analyzes the creation of philosophical vocabulary in Lucretius, Cicero, Apuleius, Calcidius, and Boethius. It highlights a Latin literary tradition in which the dominance of Greek philosophical expression was challenged and renovated over time through the individual translation choices of different Latin authors. Included are full glossaries of Latin and Greek philosophical terms with explanatory notes for the reader.
: 1 online resource (384 pages) : illustrations. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004677968

Published 2023
Searching for the Cinaedus in Ancient Rome /

: The cryptic figure of the cinaedus recurs in both the literature and daily life of the Roman world. His afterlife - the equally cryptic catamite - appears to be well and alive as late as Victorian England. But who was the cinaedus ? Should we think of a real group of individuals, or is the term but a scare name to keep at bay any form of threating otherness? This book, the first coherent collection of essays on the topic, addresses the matter and fleshes out the complexity of a debate that concerns not only Roman cinaedi but the foundations of our theoretical approach to the study of ancient sexuality.
: 1 online resource (326 pages) : illustrations. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9789004548381