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Pythagoras
His Life, Teaching, and Influence
Christoph Riedweg
One of the most important mathematical theorems is named after Pythagoras of Samos, but this semi-mythical Greek sage has more to offer than formulas. He is said to have discovered the numerical nature of the basic consonances and transposed the...



The Greek Way of Death, Second Edition
Robert Garland
Surveying funerary rites and attitudes toward death from the time of Homer to the fourth century B.C., Robert Garland seeks to show what the ordinary Greek felt about death and the dead. The Second Edition features a substantial new prefatory essay in...



Prosopographia Militiarum Equestrium quae fuerunt ab Augusto ad Gallienum
Laterculi Alarum, Cohortium, Legionum
Hubert Devijver






The Making of a Christian Empire
Lactantius and Rome
Elizabeth DePalma Digeser
The work of the Christian scholar Lactantius provides an ideal lens through which to study how Rome became a Christian empire. Elizabeth DePalma Digeser shows how Lactantius' Divine Institutes—seditious in its time—responded to the emperor...



Writing Ancient History
Neville Morley
How do ancient historians pursue their craft? From the evidence of coins, pottery shards, remains of buildings, works of art, and, above all, literary texts—all of which have survived more or less accidentally from antiquity—they fashion works of...



Sicily Before History
An Archeological Survey from the Paleolithic to the Iron Age
Robert Leighton
Students and travelers to Sicily will welcome this inviting introduction to the archaeology of the Mediterranean's largest island. In the first English-language book on prehistoric Sicily in over forty years, Robert Leighton explores the region's rich...



A Companion to Justinian's "Institutes"
The Corpus Iuris Civilis, a distillation of the entire body of Roman law, was directed by the Emperor Justinian and published in a.d. 533. The Institutes, the briefest of the four works that make up the Corpus, is considered to be the cradle of Roman...



Ammianus Marcellinus and the Representation of Historical Reality
Timothy D. Barnes
Barnes explores the historian's biases and personal prejudices, documenting seemingly intentional distortions and demonstrating that Ammianus advanced a pessimistic and anti-Christian interpretation of the Roman Empire.



The End of Roman Britain
Michael E. Jones
Jones offers a lucid and thorough analysis of the economic, social, military, and environmental problems that contributed to the failure of the Romans, drawing on literary sources and on recent archaeological evidence.



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