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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.
On Greek Religion
A provocative and wide-ranging entrée into the world of ancient Greek religion.
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.
Culture and National Identity in Republican Rome
A compelling account of the assimilation and adaptation of Greek culture by the Romans during the middle and later Republic.