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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 rhetoric.
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.
Platonic Ethics, Old and New
Julia Annas here offers a fundamental reexamination of Plato's ethical thought by investigating the Middle Platonist perspective, which emerged at the end of Plato's own school, the Academy.
Ammianus Marcellinus and the Representation of Historical Reality
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.
Animal Minds and Human Morals
The Origins of the Western Debate
Sorabji surveys a vast range of Greek philosophical texts and considers how classical discussions of animals' capacities intersect with central questions, not only in ethics but in the definition of human rationality as well.
Hesiod and Aeschylus
This book, first published in 1949, has long been recognized as the standard work on Hesiod's influence on other Athenian poets, particularly Aeschylus.