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The Life of Alcibiades
Dangerous Ambition and the Betrayal of Athens
This biography of Alcibiades, the charismatic Athenian statesman and general (c. 450–404 BC) who achieved both renown and infamy during the Peloponnesian War, is both an extraordinary adventure story and a cautionary tale that reveals the dangers that political opportunism and demagoguery pose to democracy. As Jacqueline de Romilly brilliantly...
Euripides' Revolution under Cover
In this provocative book, Pietro Pucci explores what he sees as Euripides's revolutionary literary art. While scholars have long pointed to subversive elements in Euripides’s plays, Pucci goes a step further in identifying a Euripidean program of enlightened thought enacted through carefully wrought textual...
The Space That Remains
Reading Latin Poetry in Late Antiquity
Aaron Pelttari offers the first systematic study of fourth-century Roman poets in a quarter century, giving equal attention to both Christian and Pagan poetry while also taking seriously the issue of...
Libanius the Sophist
Rhetoric, Reality, and Religion in the Fourth Century
Raffaella Cribiore draws on her unique knowledge of the entire body of Libanius’s vast literary output to offer the fullest intellectual portrait yet of this remarkable thinker.
The Mind of Thucydides
First published in France in 1956 and now available in English for the first time, this narratological analysis of Thucydides's "History of the Peloponnesian War" highlights the power and sophistication of the Greek historian's...
The Origin of Sin
An English Translation of the "Hamartigenia"
The first English translation in more than 40 years of Prudentius's "Hamartigenia," which considers the origin of sin in the universe and its consequences, culminating with a vision of judgment day.
On Greek Religion
A provocative and wide-ranging entrée into the world of ancient Greek religion.
The Care of the Dead in Late Antiquity
In this provocative book Éric Rebillard challenges many long-held assumptions about early Christian burial customs. For decades scholars of early Christianity have argued that the Church owned and operated burial grounds for Christians as early as the...
The Mourning Voice
An Essay on Greek Tragedy
Loraux presents a radical challenge to what has become the dominant view of tragedy in recent years: that tragedy is primarily a civic phenomenon.