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2.1.0 Geschiedenis Antieken ( Antieke Godsdiensten/ Mythologie/ Letteren)

   
In Pursuit of Invisibility. Ritual Texts from Late Roman Egypt
American Society of Papyrologists, 2009, geb, € 42.90, 9780970059192
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Adler, E.
Valorizing the Barbarians. Enemy Speeches in Roman Historiography
Texas UP, 2011, geb, 300 pp, € 73.50, 9780292726284
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Aisopos
Fabels
Vantilt, 2009, pap, 158 pp, € 19.95, 9789460040207
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Aldhouse-Green, M.
Caesars Druids. Story of an Ancient Priesthood
B2296
Yale UP, 2010, geb, 338 pp, € 34.00, 9780300124422
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Aldrete, G.S.
Gestures and Acclamations in Ancient Rome
Life in Rome was relentlessly public, and oratory was at its heart. Orations were dramatic spectacles in which the speaker deployed an arsenal of rhetorical tricks and strategies aimed at arousing the emotions of the audience, and spectators responded vigorously and vocally with massed chants of praise or condemnation. Unfortunately, many aspects of these performances have been lost. In the first in-depth study of oratorical gestures and crowd acclamations as methods of communication at public spectacles, Gregory Aldrete sets out to recreate these vital missing components and to recapture the original context of ancient spectacles as interactive, dramatic, and contentious public performances. At the most basic level, this work is a study of communication-how Roman speakers communicated with their audiences, and how audiences in turn were able to reply and convey their reactions to the speakers. Aldrete begins by investigating how orators employed an extraordinarily sophisticated system of hand and body gestures in order to enhance the persuasive power of their speeches. He then turns to the target of these orations-the audience-and examines how they responded through the mechanism of acclamations, that is, rhythmically shouted comments. Aldrete finds much in these ancient spectacles that is relevant to modern questions of political propaganda, manipulation of public image, crowd behavior, and speechmaking. Readers with an interest in rhetoric, urban culture, or communications in any period will find the book informative, as will those working in art history, archaeology, history, and philology.
Ancient Society and History, John Hopkins UP, 2003, pap, 227pp, € 24.95, 9780801877315
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Ando, C.
The Matter of the Gods: Religion and the Roman Empire
Transformation of the Classical Heritage, California UP, 2009, pap, 239 pp, € 22.00, 9780520259867
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Arnason, J. P., K. Raaflaub (eds)
The Roman Empire in Context. Historical and Comparative Perspectives
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Ancient World: Comparative Histories, Wiley-Blackwell, 2011, geb, 432 pp, € 109.90, 9780470655573
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Asmonti, L.
Athenian Democracy: A Sourcebook
Continuum, 2011, geb, 256 pp, € 84.50, 9780826420343
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Asmonti, L.
Athenian Democracy: A Sourcebook
Continuum, 2011, pap, 256 pp, € 31.50, 9781441113719
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Athanassakis, Apostolos N. , Benjamin M. Wolkow (translators)
The Orphic Hymns
At the very beginnings of the Archaic Age, the great singer Orpheus taught a new religion that centered around the immortality of the human soul and its journey after death. He felt that achieving purity by avoiding meat and refraining from committing harm further promoted the pursuit of a peaceful life. Elements of the worship of Dionysus, such as shape-shifting and ritualistic ecstasy, were fused with Orphic beliefs to produce a powerful and illuminating new religion that found expression in the mystery cults. Practitioners of this new religion composed a great body of poetry, much of which is translated in The Orphic Hymns. The hymns presented in this book were anonymously composed somewhere in Asia Minor, most likely in the middle of the third century AD. At this turbulent time, the Hellenic past was fighting for its survival, while the new Christian faith was spreading everywhere. The Orphic Hymns thus reflect a pious spirituality in the form of traditional literary conventions. The hymns themselves are devoted to specific divinities as well as to cosmic elements. Prefaced with offerings, strings of epithets invoke the various attributes of the divinity and prayers ask for peace and health to the initiate. Apostolos N. Athanassakis and Benjamin M. Wolkow have produced an accurate and elegant translation accompanied by rich commentary.
Johns Hopkins UP, 2013, pap, 255 pp, € 17.00, 9781421408828
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Athenaeus
The Learned Banqueters. Volume VI, Books 12-13.594b
Tb
Harvard UP, 2010, 310 pp, € 22.50, 9780674996397
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Aurelius, Marcus
Aan mijzelf. Filosofische overpeinzingen van een Romeinse keizer
Bert Bakker, 2006, pap, 101 pp, € 10.50, 9789035129375
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Ayad, M.
Gods Wife, Gods Servant. The Gods Wife of Amun
Routledge, 2009, geb, 240 pp, € 86.50, 9780415411707
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Bagnall, R.S.
Everyday Writing in the Graeco-Roman East
Most of the everyday writing from the ancient world - that is, informal writing not intended for a long life or wide public distribution - has perished. Reinterpreting the silences and blanks of the historical record, leading papyrologist Roger S. Bagnall convincingly argues that ordinary people - from Britain to Egypt to Afghanistan - used writing in their daily lives far more extensively than has been recognized. Marshalling new and little-known evidence, including remarkable graffiti recently discovered in Smyrna, Bagnall presents a fascinating analysis of writing in different segments of society. His book offers a new picture of literacy in the ancient world in which Aramaic rivals Greek and Latin as a great international language, and in which many other local languages develop means of written expression alongside these metropolitan tongues.
California UP, 2011, pap, 179 pp, € 28.00, 9780520275799
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Barringer, J.M.
Art, Myth and Ritual in Classical Greece
Cambridge UP, 2008, pap, 267 pp, € 24.90, 9780521646475
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Bartsch, S.
The Mirror of the Self: Sexuality, Self-Knowledge, and the Gaze in the Roman Empire
Chicago UP, 2006, geb, 325 pp, € 45.00, 0226038351 / 978226038351
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Bayliss, A. J.
After Demosthenes. The Politics of Early Hellenistic Athens
Continuum, 2011, geb, 288 pp, € 84.50, 9781441111517
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Beard, M., John North en Simon Price
Religions of Rome, Volume 1: A History
This book offers a radical new survey of more than a thousand years of religious life at Rome. It sets religion in its full cultural context, between the primitive hamlet of the eighth century BC and the cosmopolitan, multicultural society of the first centuries of the Christian era. The narrative account is structured around a series of broad themes: how to interpret the Romans' own theories of their religious system and its origins; the relationship of religion and the changing politics of Rome; the religious importance of the layout and monuments of the city itself; changing ideas of religious identity and community; religious innovation - and, ultimately, revolution.

The companion volume, Religions of Rome: A Sourcebook, sets out a wide range of documents richly illustrating the religious life in the Roman world.

Cambridge UP, 1998, pap, 454 pp, € 34.00, 9780521316828
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Beard, M., John North en Simon Price
Religions of Rome, Volume 2: A Sourcebook
Volume two reveals the extraordinary diversity of ancient Roman religion. A comprehensive sourcebook, it presents a wide range of documents illustrating religious life in the Roman world - from the foundations of the city in the eighth century BC to the Christian capital more than a thousand years later. Each document is given a full introduction, explanatory notes and bibliography, and acts as a starting point for further discussion. Through paintings, sculptures, coins and inscriptions, as well as literary texts in translation, the book explores the major themes and problems of Roman religion, such as sacrifice, the religious calendar, divination, ritual, and priesthood. Starting from the archaeological traces of the earliest cults of the city, it finishes with a series of texts in which Roman authors themselves reflect on the nature of their own religion, its history, even its funny side. Judaism and Christianity are given full coverage, as important elements in the religious world of the Roman empire.
Cambridge UP, 1998, pap, 416 pp, € 34.00, 9780521456463
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Beck, Dr. M. C.
Interpreting Sophocles Philocetes Through Aristotles Theory of Tragedy: How Do We Educate People to Be Wise?
Prijs onder voorbehoud.
Edwin Mellen Press, 2008, geb, 188 pp, € 80.00, 9780773451858
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Beck, R.
Beck on Mithraism. Collected Works with New Essays
Roger Beck, a world authority on Mithraism, brings together his major writings on the Mysteries of Mithras in the context of the culture and religions of imperial Rome. In these studies he opens new vistas on myth making, ritual, symbolism, the role of astrology in the cult, recently discovered Mithraic monuments and artefacts, and the emergence of Mithraism and Christianity concurrently in the first century. Beck offers new introductions to his thematically framed groups of writings and adds six entirely new essays published here for the first time. These essays link his research to contemporary studies in cognitive science of religion and anthropology of religion. This collection will appeal particularly to scholars exploring contemporary aspects in anthropology of religion, astronomy and astrology, cults and myths, images and symbols, as well as traditional scholars of Greco-Roman antiquity and Christian origins.
Ashgate, 2004, geb, € 84.50, 9780754640813
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Beck, R.
The Religion of the Mithras Cult in the Roman Empire. Mysteries of the Unconquered Sun
Oxford UP, 2007, pap, 285 pp, € 37.90, 9780199216130
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Bellah, Robbert N., Hans Joas
The Axial Age and its Consequences
The first classics in human history--the early works of literature, philosophy, and theology to which we have returned throughout the ages--appeared in the middle centuries of the first millennium bce. The canonical texts of the Hebrew scriptures, the philosophical writings of Plato and Aristotle, the Analects of Confucius and the Daodejing, the Bhagavad Gita and the teachings of the Buddha--all of these works came down to us from the compressed period of history that Karl Jaspers memorably named the Axial Age.

In The Axial Age and Its Consequences, Robert Bellah and Hans Joas make the bold claim that intellectual sophistication itself was born worldwide during this critical time. Across Eurasia, a new self-reflective attitude toward human existence emerged, and with it an awakening to the concept of transcendence. From Axial Age thinkers we inherited a sense of the world as a place not just to experience but to investigate, envision, and alter through human thought and action. Bellah and Joas have assembled diverse scholars to guide us through this astonishing efflorescence of religious and philosophical creativity. As they explore the varieties of theorizing that arose during the period, they consider how these in turn led to utopian visions that brought with them the possibility of both societal reform and repression. The roots of our continuing discourse on religion, secularization, inequality, education, and the environment all lie in Axial Age developments. Understanding this transitional era, the authors contend, is not just an academic project but a humanistic endeavor.

Harvard UP, 2012, geb, 548 pp, € 42.50, 9780674066496
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Bird, G. D.
Multitextuality in the Homeric Iliad. The Witness of Ptolemaic Papyri
Tb
Harvard UP, 2010, 200 pp, € 20.90, 9780674053236
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Bispham, E. & C. J. Smith (eds.)
Religion in Archaic and Republican Rome and Italy. Evidence and Experience
By order.
Edinburgh University Press, 2000, pap, 288 pp, € 34.50, 9780748614318
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Bispham, E., T. Harrison & B. A. Sparks
The Edinburgh Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome
tb
Edinburgh UP, 2010, pap, 616 pp, € 38.95, 9780748616305
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Bloomer, W.M.
The School of the Romans. Latin Studies and the Origins of Liberal Education
Martin Bloomer details the processes, exercises, claims, and contexts of liberal education from the late first century BCE to the third century CE - the epoch of rhetorical education, by order
California UP, 2011, geb, 276 pp, € 46.90, 9780520255760
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Boatwright, M.T.
The Peoples of the Roman World
In this highly-illustrated book, Mary T. Boatwright examines five of the peoples incorporated into the Roman world from the Republican through the Imperial periods: northerners, Greeks, Egyptians, Jews and Christians. She explores the tension between assimilation and distinctiveness in the Roman world over time, as well as the changes effected in Rome by its multicultural nature. Underlining the fundamental importance of diversity in Rome's self-identity, the book explores Roman tolerance of difference and community as the Romans expanded and consolidated their power and incorporated other peoples into their empire. Peoples of the Roman World provides an accessible account of Rome's social, cultural, religious and political history, exploring the rich literary, documentary and visual evidence for these peoples and Rome's reactions to them.
Cambridge Introduction to Roman Civilization, Cambridge UP, 2012, pap, 241 pp, € 26.50, 9780521549943
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Boustan, R.S. & A Y. Reed (eds)
Heavenly Realms and Earthly Realities in Late Antique Religions
Cambridge UP, 2004, geb, 335 pp, € 81.00, 0521831024
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Bowden, H.
Classical Athens and the Delphic Oracle
Cambridge UP, 2005, pap, 188 pp, € 28.00, 0521530814
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Bowden, H.
Mystery Cults in the Ancient World
Tb
Thames & Hudson, 2010, geb, 256 pp, € 38.90, 9780500251645
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Bowes, K.
Private Worship, Public Values, and Religious Change in Late Antiquity
Conventional histories of late antique Christianity tell the story of a public institution - the Christian Church. In this book, Kim Bowes relates another history, that of the Christian private. Using textual and archaeological evidence, she examines the Christian rituals of home and rural estate, which took place outside the supervision of bishops and their agents. These domestic rituals and the spaces in which they were performed were rooted in age-old religious habits. They formed a major, heretofore unrecognised force in late ancient Christian practice. The religion of home and family, however, was not easily reconciled with that of the bishop's Church. Domestic Christian practices presented challenges to episcopal authority and posed thorny questions about the relationship between individuals and the Christian collective. As Bowes suggests, the story of private Christianity reveals a watershed in changing conceptions of 'public' and 'private', one whose repercussions echo through contemporary political and religious debate.
Cambridge UP, 2011, pap, 376 pp, € 39.50, 9781107400498
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Brandt, J.R.
Greek and Roman Festivals. Content, Meaning, and Practice
Festivals were the heartbeat of Greek and Roman society and fulfilled significant roles in its social and political organization and within its institutions. Setting the rhythm of the year, festivals were a common denominator for a wide-ranging series of phenomena that concerned a large area of social relationships: social and political processes were formed, maintained, altered, and sanctioned through religious celebrations, as well as uniting the populace in common acts centred on common symbols. The study of religious festivals and the fundamental social functions which they filled can significantly expand our insights into understanding the Greco-Roman world, the social processes it went through, and the symbols it used.

Greek and Roman Festivals addresses the multi-faceted and complex nature of Greco-Roman festivals and analyses the connections that existed between them, as religious and social phenomena, and the historical dynamics that shaped them. The volume contains twelve articles which form an interdisciplinary perspective of classical scholarship, ranging from archaeology, history, and history of religions, to philology.

Oxford UP, 2012, geb, 424 pp, € 117.50, 9780199696093
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Bremmer, J.N. and A. Erskine (eds)
The Gods of Ancient Greece. Identities and Transformations
B1893
Edinburgh Leventis Studies 5, Edinburgh University Press, 2010, geb, 528 pp, € 126.90, 9780748637980
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Briquel, D.
De Etrusken
Voltaire, 2008, pap, 143 pp, € 14.90, 9789058481795
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Brody, L. R. and Gail L. Hofman (eds.)
Dura-Europos. Crossroads of Antiquity
T.B.
Chicago UP, 2011, geb, 350 pp, € 56.95, 9781892850164
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Budin, S.L.
The Myth of Sacred Prostitution in Antiquity
Cambridge, 2010, pap, 366pp, € 29.90, 9780521178044
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Bugh, G.R. (ed.)
The Cambridge Companion to the Hellenistic World
The Cambridge Companions to the Ancient Worlds Series, Cambridge UP, 2006, pap, 371 pp, € 31.00, 9780521535700
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Burgess, R. W.
Chronicles, Consuls, and Coins. Historiography and History in the Later Roman Empire
The papers collected in this volume focus on the sources for reconstructing the history of the third to fifth centuries AD. The first section, 'Historiography', looks at a small group of chronicles and breviaria whose texts are fundamental for our reconstruction of the history of the third and fourth centuries, some well known, others much less so: Eusebius of Caesarea, Jerome, the lost Kaisergeschichte, and Eutropius. In this section the goal in each case is a specific attempt to come to a better understanding of the structure, composition, date, or author of these historical texts. The second section, 'History', presents a group of historical studies, ranging in time from the death of Constantine in 337 to the vicennalia of Anastasius in 511. In these papers the keys to the conclusions offered arise from a better understanding of the literary sources - particularly chronicles and consularia -, an understanding of the evolution of historical accounts over time, or the employment of sources that are either new or unusual in these particular contexts: consular fasti, coins, papyri, and itineraries.
Variorum Collected Studies Series: CS984, Ashgate, 2011, geb, 370 pp, € 112.90, 9781409428206
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Burkert, Walter
Savage Energies. Lessons of Myth and Ritual in Ancient Greece
We often think of classical Greek society as a model of rationality and order. Yet as Walter Burkert demonstrates in these influential essays on the history of Greek religion, there were archaic, savage forces surging beneath the outwardly calm face of classical Greece, whose potentially violent and destructive energies, Burkert argues, were harnessed to constructive ends through the interlinked uses of myth and ritual.

For example, in a much-cited essay on the Athenian religious festival of the Arrephoria, Burkert uncovers deep connections between this strange nocturnal ritual, in which two virgin girls carried sacred offerings into a cave and later returned with something given to them there, and tribal puberty initiations by linking the festival with the myth of the daughters of Kekrops. Other chapters explore the origins of tragedy in blood sacrifice; the role of myth in the ritual of the new fire on Lemnos; the ties between violence, the Athenian courts, and the annual purification of the divine image; and how failed political propaganda entered the realm of myth at the time of the Persian Wars.

University of Chicago Press, 2013, pap, 110 pp, € 24.50, 9780226100432
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Burns, B. E.
Mycenaean Greece, Mediterranean Commerce, and the Formation of Identity
Tb
Cambridge UP, 2010, geb, 264 pp, € 77.00, 9780521119542
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Cameron, A.
The Byzantines
B2093
Wiley-Blackwell, 2009, pap, 275 pp, € 24.00, 9781405198332
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Carandini, A. (S.Sartarelli, transl.)
Rome. Day One
Princeton UP, 2011, geb, 184 pp, € 24.50, 9780691139227
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Cartledge, P.
Ancient Greece. A History in Eleven Cities
The contribution of the Ancient Greeks to modern western culture is incalculable. In the worlds of art, architecture, myth, literature, and philosophy, the world we live in would be unrecognizably different without the formative influence of Ancient Greek models. Ancient Greek civilization was defined by the city - in Greek, the polis, from which we derive 'politics'. It is above all this feature of Greek civilization that has formed its most enduring legacy, spawning such key terms as aristocracy, oligarchy, tyranny and - last but by no means least - democracy. This highly stimulating introduction to Ancient Greece takes the polis as its starting point. Paul Cartledge uses the history of eleven major Greek cities to illuminate the most important and informative themes in Ancient Greek history, from the first documented use of the Greek language around 1400 BCE, through the glories of the Classical and Hellenistic periods, to the foundation of the Byzantine empire in around CE 330. Covering everything from politics, trade, and travel to slavery, gender, religion, and philosophy, it provides the ideal concise introduction to the history and culture of this remarkable civilization that helped give birth to the world as we know it.
Oxford University Press, 2009, geb, 268 pp, € 18.75, 9780199233380
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Cartledge, P.
Ancient Greece: A Very Short Introduction
The contribution of the Ancient Greeks to modern western culture is incalculable. In the worlds of art, architecture, myth, literature, and philosophy, the world we live in would be unrecognizably different without the formative influence of Ancient Greek models. Ancient Greek civilization was defined by the city - in Greek, the polis, from which we derive 'politics'. It is above all this feature of Greek civilization that has formed its most enduring legacy, spawning such key terms as aristocracy, oligarchy, tyranny and - last but by no means least - democracy. This stimulating Very Short Introduction to Ancient Greece takes the polis as its starting point. Paul Cartledge uses the history of eleven major Greek cities to illuminate the most important and informative themes in Ancient Greek history, from the first documented use of the Greek language around 1400 BCE, through the glories of the Classical and Hellenistic periods, to the foundation of the Byzantine empire in around CE 330. Covering everything from politics, trade, and travel to slavery, gender, religion, and philosophy, it provides the ideal concise introduction to the history and culture of this remarkable civilization that helped give birth to the world as we know it.
A Very Short Introduction Series, Oxford UP, 2011, pap, 184 pp, € 12.00, 9780199601349
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Casadio, Giovani, Patricia A. Johnston (eds.)
Mystic Cults in Magna Graecia
In Vergil's Aeneid, the poet implies that those who have been initiated into mystery cults enjoy a blessed situation both in life and after death. This collection of essays brings new insight to the study of mystic cults in the ancient world, particularly those that flourished in Magna Graecia (essentially the area of present-day Southern Italy and Sicily). Implementing a variety of methodologies, the contributors to Mystic Cults in Magna Graecia examine an array of features associated with such "mystery religions" that were concerned with individual salvation through initiation and hidden knowledge rather than civic cults directed toward Olympian deities usually associated with Greek religion. Contributors present contemporary theories of ancient religion, field reports from recent archaeological work, and other frameworks for exploring mystic cults in general and individual deities specifically, with observations about cultural interactions throughout. Topics include Dionysos and Orpheus, the Goddess Cults, Isis in Italy, and Roman Mithras, explored by an international array of scholars including Giulia Sfameni Gasparro ("Aspects of the Cult of Demeter in Magna Graecia") and Alberto Bernabe ("Imago Inferorum Orphica"). The resulting volume illuminates this often misunderstood range of religious phenomena.
Texas UP, 2009/2010, pap, 374 pp, € 32.90, 9780292723542
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Cato
Tegen het moreel verval. Verzamelde prozafragmenten
Acb
Bibliotheca Latina Archaica, Voltaire, 2010, pap, 162 pp, € 19.90, 9789058480941
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Cawkell, G.
Cyrene to Chaeronea. Selected Essays on Ancient Greek History
Oxford UP, 2011, geb, 450 pp, € 99.95, 9780199593286
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Claes, J.
Romeinse sagen en legenden
Schatkamer van kunst en taal, Davidsfonds, 2008, pap, € 29.50, 9789077942352
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Clarke, J.R.
Art in the Lives of Ordinary Romans. Visual Representations and Non-elite Viewers in Italy, 100 b.c.-a.d. 315
A Joan Palevsky Book in Classical Literature Serie, California UP, 2003, geb, 383pp, € 62.95, 0520219767
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Clark, G.
Body and Gender, Soul and Reason in Late Antiquity
What does it mean to say that a human being is body and soul, and how does each affect the other? Late antique philosophers, Christians included, asked these central questions. The papers collected here explore their answers, and use those answers to ask further questions, reading Iamblichus, Porphyry, Augustine and others in their social and intellectual context. Among the topics dealt with are the following. Humans are mortal rational beings, so how does the mortal body affect the rational soul? The body needs food: what foods are best for the soul, and is it right to eat animal foods if animals are less rational than humans? The body is gendered for reproduction: are reason and the soul also gendered? Ascetic lifestyles may free our bodies from the limitations of gender and desire, so that our souls are free to reconnect with the divine; but this need must be balanced with the claims of family and society. Philosophers asked whether life in the body is exile for the soul; Christians defended their claim that body as well as soul would live after death, and even the smallest fragment of a martyr's body is proof of resurrection.
Variorum Collected Studies Series: CS978, Ashgate, 2011, geb, 346 pp, € 106.50, 9781409423751
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Claudius Quadrigarius & Cornelius Sisenna
De schoonheid van strijd. Verzamelde prozafragmenten
tb
Voltaire, 2010, pap, 120 pp, € 19.90, 9789058480958
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Clauss, M.
The Roman Cult of Mithras. The God and His Mysteries
Edinburgh, 2000, pap, 198 pp, € 34.00, 074861396x
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Coarelli, F.
Rome and Environs: An Archeological Guide
By Order
University of California Press, 2008, pap, 555 pp, € 22.50, 9780520079618
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Cock, M. De
De lange weg naar huis, het verhaal van Odysseus + CD hoorspel
geillustreerd door Gerda Dendooven
Reeks Kleine Klassiekers, Davidsfonds, 2008, geb, 125 pp, € 18.50, 9789059082717
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Cock, M. De
Vliegen tot de hemel, het verhaal van de Minotaurus + CD hoorspel
geillustreerd door Gerda Dendooven
Reeks Kleine Klassiekers, Davidsfonds, 2010, geb, 109 pp, € 19.95, 9789059083318
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Colaiaco, J.A.
Socrates against Athens. Philosophy on Trial
Routledge, 2001, pap, 266 pp, € 29.95, 0415926548
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Collins, D.
Magic in the Ancient Greek World
Magic in the Ancient Greek World takes the reader inside both the social imagination and the ritual reality that made magic possible in ancient Greece. It explores the widespread use of spells, drugs, curse tablets, and figurines, and the practitioners of magic in the ancient world. It uncovers how magic worked. Was it down to mere superstition? Did the subject need to believe in order for it to have an effect? Focuses on detailed case studies of individual types of magic and examines the central role of magic in Greek life.
Blackwell, 2008, pap, 207 pp, € 30.00, 9781405132398
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Connelly, J.B.
Portrait of a Priestess. Women and Ritual in Ancient Greece
Princeton UP, 2007, geb, 415 pp, € 39.00, 9780691127460
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Connelly, J.B.
Portrait of a Priestess. Women and Ritual in Ancient Greece
Princeton UP, 2007, pap, 421 pp, € 32.50, 9780691143842
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Cooley, A.E. & M.G.L. Cooley
Pompeii. A Sourcebook
by order
Routledge, 2004, pap, 254 pp, € 32.50, 0415262127
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Cooper, J.M.
Knowledge, Nature, and the Good. Essays on Ancient Philosophy
BY ORDER
Princeton UP, 2004, pap, 410 pp, € 37.95, 0691117241
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Cyrino, M.S.
Aphrodite
Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World Series, Routledge, 2010, pap, 155p, € 23.50, 9780415775236
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Davies, J.P.
Rome s Religious History: Livy, Tacitus and Ammianus on their Gods
Cambridge UP, 2004, geb, 341 pp, € 74.95, 0521834821
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Davis, M.
The Soul of the Greeks. An Inquiry
The understanding of the soul in the West has been profoundly shaped by Christianity, and its influence can be seen in certain assumptions often made about the soul: that, for example, if it does exist, it is separable from the body, free, immortal, and potentially pure. The ancient Greeks, however, conceived of the soul quite differently. In this ambitious new work, Michael Davis analyzes works by Homer, Herodotus, Euripides, Plato, and Aristotle to reveal how the ancient Greeks portrayed and understood what he calls 'the fully human soul'. Beginning with Homer's "Iliad", Davis lays out the tension within the soul of Achilles between immortality and life. He then turns to Aristotle's "De Anima" and "Nicomachean Ethics" to explore the consequences of the problem of Achilles across the whole range of the soul's activity. Moving to Herodotus and Euripides, Davis considers the former's portrayal of the two extremes of culture - one rooted in stability and tradition, the other in freedom and motion - and explores how they mark the limits of character formation. Davis then shows how Helen and Iphigeneia among the Taurians serve to provide dramatic examples of Herodotus' extreme cultures and their consequences for the soul. The book concludes with Plato's presentation of the soul of Socrates as self-aware and nontragic, even if it is necessarily alienated and divided against itself.
Chicago UP, 2011, geb, 264 pp, € 31.00, 9780226137964
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Davis, Michael
The Soul of the Greeks: An Inquiry
The understanding of the soul in the West has been profoundly shaped by Christianity, and its influence can be seen in certain assumptions often made about the soul: that, for example, if it does exist, it is separable from the body, free, immortal, and potentially pure. The ancient Greeks, however, conceived of the soul quite differently. In this ambitious new work, Michael Davis analyzes works by Homer, Herodotus, Euripides, Plato, and Aristotle to reveal how the ancient Greeks portrayed and understood what he calls "the fully human soul." Beginning with the "Iliad", Davis lays out the tension within the soul of Achilles between immortality and life. He then turns to Aristotle's work to explore the consequences of the problem of Achilles across the whole range of the soul's activity. Moving to Herodotus and Euripides, Davis considers their shared understanding of the consequences for soul of the two extremes of culture - one rooted in stability and tradition, the other in freedom and motion - and explores how these extremes mark the limits of character. The book then turns, in the final part, to several Platonic dialogues to understand the soul's imperfection in relation to law, justice, tyranny, eros, the gods, and philosophy itself. Davis concludes with Plato's presentation of the soul of Socrates as self-aware and nontragic, even if it is necessarily alienated and divided against itself.
University of Chicago Press, 2012, pap, 237 pp, € 21.50, 9780226004495
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Deacy, S.
Athena
Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World v. 7, Routledge, 2009, pap, 200 pp, € 22.50, 9780415300667
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Dewald, C. & J. Marincola (eds)
The Cambridge Companion to Herodotus
BY ORDER
Cambridge Companions Series, Cambridge UP, 2006, pap, 373 pp, € 28.50, 0521536839 / 9780521536837
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Dickinson, O.
The Aegean from Bronze Age to Iron Age. Continuity and Change between the Twelfth and Eighth Century BC
BY ORDER
Routledge, 2006, pap, 298 pp, € 31.00, 0415135907 / 9780415135900
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Dignas, B. and Trampedach, K. (eds)
Practitioners of the Divine, Greek Priests and Religious Officials from Homer to Heliodorus
Harvard UP, 2008, pap, 285 pp, € 19.95, 9780674027879
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Dignas, B. & R.R.R. Smith (ed.)
Historical and Religious Memory in the Ancient World
This book presents twelve interdisciplinary studies on memory and how ancient Mediterranean cultures configured their pasts in art, texts, and religious practices. It examinse how the past is controlled in various processes of selection, manipulation, and erasure - always with purposes specific to particular cultures and contexts.
Oxford UP, 2012, geb, 360 pp, € 96.90, 9780199572069
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Dillon, M, and Garland, L.
Ancient Greece
B2384
Routledge sourcebooks for the ancient world, Routledge, 2010, pap, 600 pp, € 35.50, 9780415473309
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Dodd, D.B. & C.A. Faraone (eds)
Initiation in Ancient Greek Rituals and Narratives. New Critical Perspectives
Print On Demand
Routledge, 2003, geb, 294 pp, € 101.50, 0415289203
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Dodds, E.R.
The Greeks and the Irrational
California UP, 1997, pap, 327 pp, € 23.00, 0520242300 / 9780520242302
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Dolen, Hein van, Charles Hupperts
Blijvende erfenis. Griekse mythen in de Nederlandse taal
De antieke Grieken hebben in hun meer dan duizendjarige geschiedenis genoten van hun vertellingen over goden, helden en mensen. De generaties na hen namen dit enthousiasme over en hebben de schat aan verhalen gekoesterd en, al dan niet in een eigen versie, doorgegeven. In alle Europese talen zijn dan ook restanten te vinden van de namen of gebeurtenissen die aan de mythen van weleer zijn ontleend.

Ook het Nederlands is rijk aan uitdrukkingen en woorden die rechtstreeks zijn af te leiden uit deze erfenis van de Grieken. Zegswijzen als 'het paard van Troje binnenhalen', 'de doos van Pandora' en 'in Morfeus' armen liggen' zijn blijvende herinneringen aan de Griekse mythen en sagen. Maar ook termen als psyche, paniek, erotisch en maniak gaan terug op min of meer bekende eigennamen uit de Griekse mythologie.

Blijvende Erfenis is opgezet als een lexicon van honderd en zestig korte essays, in alfabetische volgorde, over figuren uit de Griekse verhalentraditie die hun sporen in de Nederlandse taal hebben achtergelaten. Bij elk trefwoord is een illustratie gezocht, zowel uit de antieke beeldende kunst, als uit kunstwerken van latere eeuwen waarmee de continuiteit van dit erfgoed in de Europese cultuur wordt aangetoond. Het boek biedt een originele kijk op de nalatenschap die we aan de Griekse oudheid te danken hebben. De lezers zullen vaak verrast zijn wanneer ze gebruikelijke of bijzondere woorden aantreffen die een zeer oude herkomst blijken te hebben.

Voor taalkundigen kan dit uitputtende overzicht een aanvulling op hun kennis betekenen. Wie in kunst is geinteresseerd, krijgt een grote hoeveelheid prachtige afbeeldingen onder ogen die op een en hetzelfde thema zijn geselecteerd.

Damon, 2007, geb, 336 pp, € 34.90, 9789055737871
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Dolen, H. van
Op naar de Olympos! Verhalen over Griekse goden, helden en mensen om voor te lezen of zelf te lezen
A2070
Valkhof Pers, 2009, geb, 200 pp, € 24.00, 9789056253073
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Dros, I.
Griekse mythen
Herakles en de Augiassstal; Iason, Medeia en het Gulden Vlies; Daidalos en Ikaros; Ariadne, Theseus en het labyrint; Midas, Orfeus, Narkissos, Eros en Psyche, Orestes en Elektra, Antigone, Oidipous. Het zijn de mythologische figuren van wie iedereen heeft gehoord en van wie iedereen het verhaal nou eens precies zou willen kennen. Dat kan op een zeer ontspannen en aangename manier met de prachtige hervertellingen van Imme Dros. Dit heerlijke leesboek is tegelijk een fantastisch naslagwerk, dankzij de uitvoerige namenlijst, familiestambomen en landkaarten.
Atheneum-Polak & Van Gennep, 2004, pap, 541 pp, € 14.95, 9789025308841
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Dros, Imme
Griekse mythen
Querido Kinderboek, 2012, pap, ca 544 pp, € 17.50, 9789045113876
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Dubois, P.
Slavery. Antiquity and its Legacy
I. B. Tauris, 2009, pap, € 30.90, 9781845119263
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DuBois, P.
Out of Athens. The New Ancient Greeks
B2077
Harvard UP, 2009, geb, 238 pp, € 30.50, 9780674035867
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Dykes, A.
Reading Sin in the World. The Hamertigenia of Prudentius and the Vocation of the Responsible Reader
T.B.
Cambridge UP, 2011, geb, 300 pp, € 92.50, 9781107004535
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Edmondson, J. (ed.)
Augustus
Augustus (63 BC -- AD 14), the first Roman emperor, brought peace and stability to Rome after decades of strife and uncertainty. He put in place a new institutional framework for the Roman Empire and inspired the ideology that sustained it for the next three hundred years. This book presents a selection of the most important scholarship on Augustus and the contribution he made to the development of the Roman state in the early imperial period. The subjects of the selected papers include Augustus' dramatic rise to prominence following the death of Julius Caesar in 44 BC and the nature of his powers first as triumvir, then as Princeps; his policy regarding overseas wars and expansion, his administrative and military reforms of the Roman state; the role of his own family, his wife Livia, his son-in-law Agrippa and his adopted sons Gaius and Lucius Caesar and then Tiberius, in public life; his concern to reinforce Roman religion and family life; the development of an ideology that helped bolster his authority as ruler of an expanded Empire, including the importance of visual imagery, monuments and literature in the far-flung propagation of his image as leader; and the impact that his regime made on the communities of the Roman provinces. Jonathan Edmondson sets these papers into the general context of major trends in the study of Augustus in Britain, Europe and North America since the nineteenth century. Five are published here in English for the first time and many include illustrations of the most important visual evidence for the principate of Augustus. The book is equipped with a chronology, a glossary and a guide to further reading; all passages in Latin and Greek are translated into English.
Edinburgh Readings on the Ancient World, Edinburgh UP, 2014, pap, 384 pp, € 42.95, 9780748615957
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Edwards, C.
Death in Ancient Rome
BY ORDER
Yale UP, 2007, geb, 287 pp, € 35.00, 9780300112085
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Egelhaaf-Gaiser, U., Denis Pausch und Meike Ruhl
Kultur der Antike. Transdisziplinares Arbeiten in den Altertumswissenschaften
tb
Verlag Antike, 2010, geb, 456 pp, € 55.90, 9783938032411
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Ehrenberg, V.
From Solon to Socrates
B2384
Routledge classics, Routledge, 2011, pap, 401 pp, € 21.95, 9780415584876
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Eidinow, E.
Oracles, Curses, & Risk Among the Ancient Greeks
BY ORDER
Oxford UP, 2007, geb, 516 pp, € 130.50, 9780199277780
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Errington, R.M.
A History of the Hellenistic World: 323-30 BC
Blackwell History of the Ancient World, Blackwell, 2008, pap, 348 pp, € 31.25, 9780631233886
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Erskine, A.
Roman Imperialism
Tb
Edinburgh UP, 2010, pap, 224 pp, € 27.90, 9780748619634
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Evans, N.
Civic Rites : Democracy and Religion in Ancient Athens
B2195
California UP, 2010, pap, 272pp, € 23.50, 9780520262034
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Everitt, Anthony
Augustus. De eerste keizer
Ambo Anthos, 2007, pap, 472 pp, € 29.95, 9789026320644
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Evslin, B
Gods, Demigods and Demons. A handbook of Greek Mythology
BY ORDER
I.B. Tauris, 2006, pap, 218 pp, € 19.50, 1845113217 / 9781845113216
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Fens, M.J.
Alle 157 Romeinse Keizers
A
AristoScorpio, 2010, geb, 631 pp, € 24.90, 9789089730350
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Ferwerda, R. (vert.)
Keizer Julianus en Saloustios. Over de wereld en haar goden.
Marginalia reeks, Damon, 2003, geb, 144 pg, € 14.90, 9055734098
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Finley, M. I.
De Oude Grieken
Bijleveld, 2009, pap, 240 pp, € 12.50, 9789061318194
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Finley, M. I.
De wereld van Odysseus
Bijleveld, 2009, pap, 287 pp, € 19.50, 9789061318187
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Flower, H. I.
Roman Republics
B1964
Princeton UP, 2009, geb, 204 pp, € 26.50, 9780691140438
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Flower, M.
The Seer in Ancient Greece
California UP, 2009, pap, 305 pp, € 24.50, 9780520259935
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Flower, M.A.
The Seer in Ancient Greece
California UP, 2008, geb, 305 pp, € 36.95, 9780520252295
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Gabucci, A.
Rome
Dictionaries of Civilization, California UP, 2006, pap, 384 pp, € 24.50, 9780520252653
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Gagerin, M. (ed.)
Speeches from Athenian Law
Texas UP, 2011, pap, 416 pp, € 26.50, 9780292726383
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Gee, Emma
Aratus and the Astronomical Tradition
Why were the stars so important in Rome? Their literary presence far outweighs their role as a time-reckoning device, which was in any case superseded by the synchronization of the civil and solar years under Julius Caesar. One answer is their usefulness in symbolizing a universe built on "intelligent design." Predominantly in ancient literature, the stars are seen as the gods' graffiti in the ordered heaven. Moreover, particularly in the Roman world, divine and human governance came to be linked, with one striking manifestation of this connection being the predicted enjoyment of a celestial afterlife by emperors. Aratus' Phaenomena, which describes the layout of the heavens and their effect, through weather, on the lives of men, was an ideal text for expressing such relationships: its didactic style was both accessible and elegant, and it combined the stars with notions of divine and human order. In especially the late Republic extending until the age of Christian humanism, the impact of this poem on the literary environment is out of all proportion to its relatively modest size and the obscurity of its subject matter. It was translated into Latin many times between the first century BC and the Renaissance, and carried lasting influence outside its immediate genre.

Aratus and the Astronomical Tradition answers the question of Aratus' popularity by looking at the poem in the light of Western cosmology. It argues that the Phaenomena is the ideal vehicle for the integration of astronomical 'data' into abstract cosmology, a defining feature of the Western tradition. This book embeds Aratus' text into a close network of textual interactions, beginning with the text itself and ending in the sixteenth century, with Copernicus.

Classical Culture and Society Series, Oxford UP, 2013, geb, 299 pp, € 57.00, 9780199781683
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Gibbon, Edward
Verval en ondergang van het Romeinse Rijk , druk 6
Verval en ondergang van het Romeinse Rijk (1788) is nog altijd het standaardwerk over de geschiedenis van het Romeinse Rijk. Het heeft voor de moderne lezer nog niets aan genialiteit, eruditie en helderheid van stijl ingeboet. Gibbon behandelt meer dan veertien eeuwen klassieke geschiedenis: de verspreiding van het christendom, de volksverhuizingen van de Barbaren, de plunderingen van Rome, de kruistochten, de veroveringen door Djengis Khan en de opkomst van de islam. Beschreven worden de levens van onder anderen Attila de Hun, de profeet Mohammed, Karel de Grote en de Romeinse keizer. Of ze nou verstandig waren of dom, grootmoedig of wreed, ernstig of lichtzinnig, tot op heden spreken deze leiders tot de verbeelding.
Olympus, 2012, pap, 972 pp, € 25.00, 9789046702444
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Gimbutas, M.
The Goddesses and Gods of Old Europe. Myths and Cult Images 6500-3500 BC
New and updated edition, tb
Thames & Hudson, 1982, pap, 304pp, € 21.50, 9780500272381
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Gimbutas, Marija
The Language of the Goddess. Unearthing the Hidden Symbols of Western Civilization
Thames & Hudson, 2001, pap, 424 pp, € 26.95, 9780500282496
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Glay, M. Le (ed.)
A History of Rome. Fourth Edition
Wiley-Blackwell Publishers, 2009, pap, 639 pp, € 34.90, 9781405183277
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Goldhill, Simon
Liefde , seks en tragedie, hoe de oudheid ons heeft gevormd
De meeste mensen weten dat in Griekenland de democratie is geboren en dat daar de Olympische Spelen zijn ontstaan. Maar de erfenis van de Oudheid behelst veel meer. Deze strekt zich namelijk uit over hoe we vandaag de dag denken en leven.

Goldhills boek is een fascinerende beschrijving van de Griekse en Romeinse invloeden op heel veel dingen om ons heen. Of het nu gaat omhet perfecte lichaam, om seks en liefde, om opvattingen over het huwelijk, om religie en politiek, of om ontspanning en amusement. In Liefde, seks en tragedie voert Goldhill de lezer op onderhoudende wijze mee door de psychologische, sociale, intellectuele, artistieke en politieke erfenis van de klassieke wereld.

Helder en uitnodigend schrijft Goldhill over de humanistische waarden in de complexe geschiedenis van de klassieke Oudheid.
Verwacht 24/10/2012
Nieuw Amsterdam, 2012, pap, ca 368 pp, € 22.95, 9789046813119
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Goldsworthy, Adrian
Caesar
Caius Julius Caesar is zonder enige twijfel de beroemdste Romein die ooit heeft geleefd. Als politicus klom Caesar in korte tijd op naar de machtigste positie in de Republiek. Hij had affaires met echtgenotes van zijn opponenten en met vele andere vrouwen, inclusief de mooie en raadselachtige Cleopatra. Als militair was hij geniaal, en verantwoordelijk voor een aantal van de meest spectaculaire overwinningen in de geschiedenis: in minder dan tien jaar veroverde hij heel Gallie, viel Duitsland binnen en zette twee keer voet op Britse bodem. In dertig jaar groeide hij uit van een obscure jongeman tot een van de rijkste mannen op aarde, die eigenhandig de Republiek omverwierp. Op het moment van zijn spectaculaire dood, regeerde hij in feite als keizer over het grootste deel van de toen bekende wereld.

Classicus Adrian Goldsworthy schetst - op basis van bronnen uit de Romeinse tijd - het leven van Caesar tegen de achtergrond van de mediterrane wereld waarin hij leefde en van de rijke maar turbulente samenleving die hem voortbracht. Het resultaat is een meesterlijk boek, dat alle aspecten van Caesars persoon - de politicus, de generaal en de mens - in een band bijeenbrengt.

Ambo / Manteau, 2007, pap, 640 pp, € 29.95, 9789041411402
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Goodman, M.
The Roman World 44 BC- AD 180
By Order
Routledge, 1997, pap, 416 pp, € 29.90, 9780415049702
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Gorgias
Het woord is een machtig heerser
A2098
Historische Uitgeverij, 1996/2010, pap, 104 pp, € 18.50, 9789065540584
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Graf, F.
Apollo
Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World, Routledge, 2008, pap, 190 pp, € 25.90, 9780415317115
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Graf, F. & S.I. Johnston
Ritual Texts for the Afterlife. Orpheus and the Bacchic Gold Tablets
BY ORDER
Routledge, 2007, pap, 246 pp, € 28.50, 9780415415514
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Graziosi, Barbara
De goden van Olympus, geschiedenis van een rijke beschaving
Barbara Graziosi schrijft in De goden van Olympus over de twaalf goden die op de Griekse berg de Olympus woonden: van Aphrodite tot Zeus. Deze Griekse goden gelden als de kleurrijkste personages uit de klassieke oudheid. Graziosi (hoogleraar klassieke talen aan de Universiteit van Durham) beschrijft hun reizen en transformaties over de hele wereld: hoe de goden in het oude Egypte de gedaante van farao's aannamen, hoe ze in het Romeinse rijk als goden onder een andere naam opdoken, hoe ze het christendom en de islam overleefden en hoe ze tot op de dag van vandaag schilders, schrijvers en andere kunstenaars inspireren. Barbara Graziosi laat met De goden van Olympus zien hoezeer wij deel uitmaken van deze klassieke, rijke beschaving.
Ambo, 2014, pap, ca 304 pp, € 24.95, 9789026322648
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Grummond, N.T. de & E. Simon (eds)
The Religion of the Etruscans
Devotion to religion was the distinguishing characteristic of the Etruscan people, the most powerful civilization of Italy in the Archaic period. From a very early date, Etruscan religion spread its influence into Roman society, especially with the practice of divination. The Etruscan priest Spurinna, to give a well-known example, warned Caesar to beware the Ides of March. Yet despite the importance of religion in Etruscan life, there are relatively few modern comprehensive studies of Etruscan religion, and none in English. This volume seeks to fill that deficiency by bringing together essays by leading scholars that collectively provide a state-of-the-art overview of Etruscan religion.

The eight essays in this book cover all of the most important topics in Etruscan religion, including the Etruscan pantheon and the roles of the gods, the roles of priests and divinatory practices, votive rituals, liturgical literature, sacred spaces and temples, and burial and the afterlife.

In addition to the essays, the book contains valuable supporting materials, including the first English translation of an Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar (which guided priests in making divinations), Greek and Latin sources about Etruscan religion (in the original language and English translation), a concordance to Etruscan inscriptions, and a glossary. Nearly 150 black and white photographs and drawings illustrate surviving Etruscan artefacts and inscriptions, as well as temple floor plans and reconstructions.

Texas UP, 2006, geb, 225 pp, € 49.50, 9780292706873
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Gunderson, E. (ed)
The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Rhetoric
Cambridge UP, 2009, pap, 355 pp, € 26.95, 9780521677868
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Gwynn, D.M.
The Roman Republic. A Very Short Introduction
The rise and fall of the Roman Republic occupies a special place in the history of Western civilization. From humble beginnings on the seven hills beside the Tiber, the city of Rome grew to dominate the ancient Mediterranean. Led by her senatorial aristocracy, Republican armies defeated Carthage and the successor kingdoms of Alexander the Great, and brought the surrounding peoples to east and west into the Roman sphere. Yet the triumph of the Republic was also its tragedy.

In this Very Short Introduction, David M. Gwynn provides a fascinating introduction to the history of the Roman Republic and its literary and material sources, bringing to life the culture and society of Republican Rome and its ongoing significance within our modern world.

Very Short Introductions, Oxford UP, 2012, pap, 144 pp, € 12.50, 9780199595112
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Haas, F. de
Plato
De hele geschiedenis van de filosofie is niet meer dan een voetnoot bij Plato. Met zijn leraar Sokrates en zijn leerling Aristoteles behoorde Plato (427-347 voor Chr.) tot de grote drie van het klassieke denken. In dit college behandelt Frans de Haas niet alleen de persoon Plato en de door hem opgerichte Atheense Academie, het eerste instituut voor hoger onderwijs in de westerse cultuur, maar gaat hij ook uitgebreid in op Plato's opvattingen over de ziel, de politiek, vriendschap en liefde en hoe deze zich verspreidden in de westerse cultuur. Vooral de Ideeenleer bleek invloedrijk.

Prof.dr. Frans A.J. de Haas (1963) studeerde klassieke talen in Leiden, waar hij ook het doctoraat behaalde in de Antieke Wijsbegeerte. Hij werkte een jaar als gast onderzoeker aan het Institute of Classical Studies (London) op een beurs van de Niels Stensen Stichting. Sinds 2003 is hij hoogleraar in de Antieke- en Middeleeuwse Wijsbegeerte aan de Universiteit Leiden.

Verschijnt mei 2014

Sprekende Denkers, ISVW Uitgevers, 2012, CD, nvt, € 49.95, 9789491224171
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Hankinson, R.J. (ed.)
The Cambridge Companion to Galen
Cambridge UP, 2008, pap, 450 pp, € 26.95, 9780521525589
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Hansen, W.
Classical Mythology: A Guide to the Mythical World of the Greeks and Romans
Oxford UP, 2006, pap, 394 pp, € 19.70, 0195300351 / 9780195300352
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Hanson, V. D.
The Western Way of War: Infantry Battle in Classical Greece
University of California Press, 2009, pap, 273 pp, € 18.00, 9780520260092
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Hardie, P. (ed.)
The Cambridge Companion to Ovid
Cambridge UP, 2002, pap, 408 pp, € 29.95, 9780521775281
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Hard, R.
The Routledge Handbook of Greek Mythology
Based on H.J. Rose's Handbook of Greek Mythology. This new edition is a completely rewritten and revised version of Rose's original, seminal, text. Adding a huge amount of new material, Robin Hard incorporates the results of the latest research into his authoritative accounts of all the gods and heroes. The narrative framework of the book includes helpful signposting so that the book can be used as work of reference, and alongside the narrative chapters, it includes full documentation of the ancient sources, maps, and genealogical tables. Illustrated throughout with numerous photographs and line drawings, it will remain the definitive account of ancient Greek mythology for generations to come.
Routledge, 2009, pap, 756 pp, € 41.00, 9780415478908
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Hartman, A.
Zwischen Relikt und Reliquie. Objectbezogene Erinnerungspraktiken in antiken Gesellschaften
te bestellen
Studien zur Alten Geschichte, Verlag Antike, 2010, geb, 846 pp, € 115.00, 9783938032350
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Heitman, R.
Taking her Seriously. Penelope and the Plot of Homers Odyssey
University of Michigan Press, 2009, pap, 136pp, € 27.95, 9780472033171
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Hekster, O.
Rome and Its Empire, AD 193-284
Tb
Edinburgh UP, 2008, pap, 208 pp, € 27.90, 9780748623044
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Hengel, L. van den
Imago: Romeinse keizerbeelden en de belichaming van gender
Verloren, 2009, pap, 503 pp, € 55.00, 978908704833
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Herklotz, F.
Prinzeps und Pharao. Der Kult des Augustus in Agypten
tb
Verlag Antike, 2007, geb, 507 pp, € 77.95, 9783938032152
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Hesiod
Theogony, Works and Days, Shield
translation, introduction and notes by A.N. Athanassakis
The Johns Hopkins UP, 2004 (second edition), pap, 163 pp, € 21.00, 0801879841
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Hesiod
Works, and the Homeric Hymns, transl. By D. Hine
Works and Days, Theogony, The Homeric Hymns, The Battle of the Frogs and the Mice By order
Chicago UP, 2005, geb, 220 pp, € 34.00, 0226329658
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Hippocrates, Paul Potter (edited and translated by)
Coan Prenotions, Anatomical and Minor Clinical Writings. Volume IX
By Order
Harvard UP, 2010, geb, 416 pp, € 22.50, 9780674996403
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Holland, T
Rubicon. Het einde van de Romeinse Republiek.
TE BESTELLEN
Atheneum-Polak & van Gennep, 2006, geb, 423 pp, € 24.95, 9789025363208
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Holland,T.
Perzisch vuur: De eerste supermacht en de strijd om het westen
Athenaeum-Polak & van Gennep, 2007, geb, 438 pp, € 29.95, 9789025363154
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Holmes, Brooke
Gender: Antiquity and Its Legacy
Gender has now become a pervasive topic in the humanities and social sciences. Yet despite its familiarity within universities and colleges, some have argued that the radical debates which first characterized gender studies have become ghettoized or marginalized - so that gender no longer makes the impact on creative thinking and ideas that it once did. Brooke Holmes here rescues ancient ideas about sex and gender in order precisely to reinvigorate contemporary debate. She argues that much writing on gender in the classical age fails to place those ancient ideas within their proper historical contexts. As a result, the full transformational force of that thinking is often overlooked. In this short, lively book, the author offers a sophisticated and historically rounded reading of gender in antiquity in order to map out the future of contemporary gender studies. By re-examining ancient notions of sexual difference, bodies, culture, and identity, Holmes shows that Plato, Aristotle, the Stoics, Epicureans and others force us to reassess what is at stake in present-day discussions about gender. The ancient world thus offers a vital resource for modern gender theory.
Ancients and Moderns, I.B.Tauris, 2012, geb, 238 pp, € 19.50, 9781845119294
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Homeros (Homerus)
Ilias & Odyssee
Athenaeum-Polak & Van Gennep, 2008, pap, 680 pp, € 14.95, 9789025363895
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Homeros (Homerus)
Ilias. Wrok in Troje
Acb. Vertaling Patrick Lateur met een nawoord van Tom Holland
Athenaeum-Polak & Van Gennep, 2010, geb, 864 pp, € 32.50, 9789025367329
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Homeros (Homerus)
Ilios & Odysseus, met daarin Odysseus, een man van verhalen
Vertaling Imme Dros, met tekeningen van Harrie Geelen
Querido Kinderboek, 2001, pap, 431 pp, € 19.95, 9789021460048
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Homeros (Homerus)
Odyssee. De terugkeer van Odysseus
Vertaling H.J. de Roy van Zuydewijn, in herdruk, verwacht 1/1/2011
Arbeiderspers, 2004, pap, 407 pp, € 15.00, 9789029521642
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Homeros (Homerus)
Odysseia. De reizen van Odysseus
Vertaling Imme Dros
Athenaeum – Polak & Van Gennep, 2006, pap, 436 pp, € 14.95, 9789025320522
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Homeros (Homerus)
The Odyssey
Translated by Edward McCrorie
Johns Hopkins New Translations from Antiquity, John Hopkins UP, 2004, geb, 418 pp, € 44.90, 0801868548
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Hooff, Anton van
Marcus Aurelius , de keizer-filosoof
Marcus Aurelius (121-180) geldt, naast zijn voorgangers Augustus en Trajanus, als een modelkeizer. Hij zou de laatste 'goede' vorst zijn geweest; met het keizerschap van zijn zoon Commodus trad volgens de traditie het verval in. Dit beeld leeft tot in onze dagen voort en zien we terug in bijvoorbeeld de blockbuster Gladiator (2000). Marcus Aurelius was echter een man met twee gezichten: behalve nobele vorst was hij ook een pragmatisch heerser die verantwoordelijk was voor brute christenvervolgingen. Zijn meedogenloze optreden tegen de barbaren in Midden-Europa zou hem tegenwoordig voor het Internationaal Strafhof in Den Haag brengen.
Ambo, 2012, pap, 293 pp, € 22.95, 9789026324154
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Hooff, A. van
Nero en Seneca. De despoot en de denker
Ambo, 2010, geb, 263 pp, € 24.95, 9789026322839
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Hope, V. M.
Roman Death
Continuum, 2009, geb, 239 pp, € 33.50, 9781847250384
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Horster, M.
Landbesitz griechischer Heiligtuemer in archaischer und klassicher Zeit
Religionsgeschichtliche Versuche und Vorarbeiten, Walter de Gruyter, 2004, geb, 260 pp, € 113.50, 311018219x / 9783110182194
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Howatson, M.C. (ed.)
The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature
Oxford UP, 2005, pap, 617 pp, € 19.95, 9780198600817
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Hubner, Wolfgang
Raum, Zeit und soziales Rollenspiel der vier Kardinalpunkte in der antiken Katarchenhoroskopie
te bestellen
Beitr. z. Altertumskde (BzA) 194, Saur, K G /SVK, 2003, ca. 308 pp, geb, € 125.95, 3598778066 / 9783598778063
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Hunink, V
Bedolven door de Vesuvius: Pompeii in 1000 graffiti
te bestellen
Damon, 2007, pap, 336 pp, € 24.90, 9789055738243
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Hunink, V. & F. Meijer
Het volk aan zet. Athene`s democratie en maritieme macht geanalyseerd door Pseudo Xeonofon
Parthenon, 2011, pap, 75p, € 12.50, 9789079578269
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Hupperts, Charles
De macht van eros. Lust, liefde en moraal in Athene. Plato Symposium
In 416 voor Christus is de wereldstad Athene haar tijd in een opzicht duizenden jaren vooruit: openlijke seksualiteit tussen mannen wordt er normaal gevonden. Met de opkomst van het christendom verdwijnt de kennis hierover voor eeuwen 'in de kast'. Als die eind 19e eeuw weer op een kier opengaat, dringt de vraag zich op hoe deze 'Griekse beginselen' moeten worden verklaard. Dan wordt Plato's literaire meesterwerk Symposium herontdekt. Plato noemt hartstocht en het verlangen naar onsterfelijkheid de belangrijkste drijfveren van de mens en vat dit samen in het begrip 'eros'. Eros staat dan voornamelijk voor de homoseksuele liefde. In het kielzog van Symposium komt een reeks studies over het onderwerp op gang. Anno 2000 gelooft men alles verklaard te hebben: minderjarige jongens boden zich aan volwassen mannen aan, in ruil voor intellectuele vorming. Seks speelde vrijwel geen rol.

In De macht van Eros laat Charles Hupperts van deze wereldwijde consensus weinig heel. Hij toont aan dat homoseksualiteit in alle denkbare leeftijdcombinaties voorkwam, dat pederastie weinig met opvoeding te maken had, dat mannen openlijk samenwoonden en dat promiscuiteit van alledag was. Talloze afbeeldingen uit die tijd - voornamelijk op vazen en schalen van aardewerk - laten daarover geen enkel misverstand bestaan. Vervolgens geeft Hupperts een nieuwe vertaling van het Symposium, die meer dan andere recht doet aan de homo-erotische aspecten ervan. Ten slotte analyseert hij dit meesterwerk. Dat Plato daarin de dagelijkse liefdespraktijk van de Atheners filosofisch zou hebben onderbouwd, blijkt onzin. Integendeel, hij zet zich juist af tegen deze praktijk, niet tegen de mannenliefde zelf, die volgens hem de weg kan zijn naar een hogere vorm van bestaan, maar tegen bandeloze seks en promiscuiteit.

Van Oorschot, 2002, pap, 394, € 29.90, 9789028209794
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Hupperts, Charles
Olympische Spelen. Sport en opvoeding in de Griekse Oudheid
Sport is een sleutel tot de Griekse cultuur. Sportbeoefening was een zeer belangrijk onderdeel van de opvoeding van de Griekse jeugd, zij vormde de basis voor de militaire opleiding en was de vrijetijdsbesteding bij uitstek voor de Griekse man. Ook weerspiegelde sport waarden en normen die in het leven van de burger centraal stonden.

Sport werd in Griekenland ook beoefend in het kader van grote religieuze festivals. Het bekendste voorbeeld hiervan zijn de Olympische Spelen, die in de oudheid meer dan duizend jaar lang zijn georganiseerd. Deze Spelen waren gewijd aan de god Zeus. Een Olympische overwinning werd gezien als een geschenk van de god en de overtreding van spelregels was een vorm van heiligschennis die door de god werd gestraft. Sport was dus verbonden met sociale normen, het esthetisch ideaal en met seksuele gewoontes.

Dit rijk geillustreerde boek over sport bij de Grieken is een bronnenboek: aan de hand van vertaalde teksten uit de Griekse literatuur worden tal van aspecten van de sportbeoefening toegelicht. De informatie die deze bronnen geven is zeer verscheiden: gedetailleerde feiten over de beoefening van de afzonderlijke sporten, ongeloofwaardige, fantastische verhalen, filosofische discussies over het belang van de training, tips voor atleten, analyses van dromen over het bedrijven van sport, roddels over amoureuze contacten in de sportschool en kritische kanttekeningen bij het professionalisme in de sport. Een andere onmisbare bron is de beeldende kunst. De fascinerende afbeeldingen op de Griekse vazen, die dateren uit de zesde en vijfde eeuw voor Chr., stellen de atleten in actie voor en onthullen het belang van de lichaamscultuur.

Damon, 2009, geb, 304 pp, € 39.90, 9789055739134
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Icks, M.
Heliogabalus. Een denkbeeldige biografie
tb.
Bert Bakker, 2010, pap, 288p, € 24.95, 9789035134874
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Instone, S.
Greek Personal Religion. A Reader
BY ORDER.
Aris & Phillips, 2009, pap, € 33.90, 978085668898
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Inwood, B. (ed.)
Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy, Volume 42
Oxford Studies in Ancient Philosophy is a volume of original articles on all aspects of ancient philosophy. The articles may be of substantial length, and include critical notices of major books.

OSAP is now published twice yearly, in both hardback and paperback.

Oxford UP, 2012, pap, 392 pp, € 33.50, 9780199644391
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Jaeger, M.
Livys Written Home
University of Michigan Press, 2009, pap, 224pp, € 30.00, 9780472033614
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Jannot, J.-R.
Religion in Ancient Etruria
University of Wisconsin Press, 2005, geb, 229 pp, € 89.50, 0299208400
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Johnston, S.I.
Ancient Greek Divination
Blackwell Ancient Religions Series, Blackwell Publishers, 2008, pap, 193 pp, € 25.50, 9781405115735
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Jones, C. P.
New Heroes in Antiquity. From Achilles to Antinoos
Tb.
Revealing Antiquity 18, Harvard UP, 2010, 128 pp, € 29.50, 9780674035867
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Joshel, S. R.
Slavery in the Roman World
B2522
Cambridge Introduction to Roman Civilization, Cambridge UP, 2010, pap, 236 pp, € 22.95, 9780521535014
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Juvenalis
Satiren
Vertaald door M. D Hane-Scheltema
Athenaeum-Polak & Van Gennep, 2006, pap, 259 pp, € 12.50, 9789025322632
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Kaldellis, A.
The Christian Parthenon, Classicism and Pilgrimage in Byzantine Athens
Cambridge UP, 2009, geb, 252 pp, € 67.95, 9780521882286
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Kallendorf, C. W. (ed.)
A Companion to the Classical Tradition
Tb
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World, Wiley Blackwell, 2010, pap, 512 pp, € 39.50, 9781444334166
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Kamm, A.
The Romans, an Introduction, second ed.
Routledge, 2008, pap., 239 pp, € 26.50, 9780415458252
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Kearns, E.
Ancient Greek Religion. A Sourcebook
Blackwell Sourcebooks in Ancient History, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009, pap, 370 pp, € 32.50, 9781405149280
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Kelly, C.
Ruling the Later Roman Empire
Revealing Antiquity Series, 15, Harvard UP, 2006, pap, 341 pp, € 22.90, 9780674022447
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Kelly, C.
The Roman Empire. A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions Series 150, Oxford UP, 2006, pap, 153 pp, € 9.90, 9780192803917
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Kindt , Julia
Rethinking Greek Religion
Who marched in religious processions and why? How were blood sacrifice and communal feasting related to identities in the ancient Greek city? With questions such as these, current scholarship aims to demonstrate the ways in which religion maps on to the socio-political structures of the Greek polis ('polis religion'). In this book Dr Kindt explores a more comprehensive conception of ancient Greek religion beyond this traditional paradigm. Comparative in method and outlook, the book invites its readers to embark on an interdisciplinary journey touching upon such diverse topics as religious belief, personal religion, magic and theology. Specific examples include the transformation of tyrant property into ritual objects, the cultural practice of setting up dedications at Olympia, and a man attempting to make love to Praxiteles' famous statue of Aphrodite. The book will be valuable for all students and scholars seeking to understand the complex phenomenon of ancient Greek religion.
Cambridge UP, 2012, pap, 235 pp, € 27.95, 9780521127738
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Kinzl, K. H. (ed.)
A Companion to the Classical Greek World
Tb
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World, Wiley Blackwell, 2009, pap, 632 pp, € 39.50, 9781444334128
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Klotz, F. and Katerina Oikonomopoulou
The Philosopher`s Banquet. Plutarch`s Table Talk in the Intellectual Culture of the Roman Empire
Oxford UP, 2011, geb, 280 pp, € 62.95, 9780199588954
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Konstan, D.
The Emotions of the Ancient Greeks
University of Toronto Press, 2008, pap, 419 pp, € 35.50, 9780802095589
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Kraemer, R.S.
Unreliable Witness. Religion, Gender, and History in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean
Through case studies, Ross Shepard Kraemer expolores how rethorical uses of gender obscure our vision of women's practice of religion in antiquity and shows how religious practices in the ancient Mediterranean, wheter gender specific or nog, routinely encoded and affirmed ideas about gender.
Oxford UP, 2012, pap, 322 pp, € 26.00, 9780199916511
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Kuhrt, A.
The Persian Empire. A Corpus of Sources from the Achaemenid Period
tb
Routledge, 2009, pap, 1020 pp, € 44.50, 9780415552790
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Lancon, B.
Rome in Late Antiquity. Everyday Life and Urban Change. AD 312-609
By order.
Edinburgh University Press, 2000, pap, 186 pp, € 36.90, 9780748612406
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Landels, J.G.
Engineering in the Ancient World
revised ed.
U of California Press, 2000, pap, 238 pp, € 18.15, 9780520227828
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Leadbetter, W. L.
Galerius and the Will of Diocletian
Tb
Roman Imperial Biographies, Routledge, 2009, geb, 288 pp, € 80.90, 9780415404884
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Lear, A. & E. Cantarella
Images of Ancient Greek Pederasty. Boys Were Their Gods
by order
Routledge, 2009, pap, 288 pp, € 30.90, 9780415564045
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Levaniouk, O.
Eve of the Festival. Making Myth in Odyssey 19
Tb
Harvard UP, 2011, 200 pp, € 20.90, 9780674053359
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Llewellyn-Jones, L. & J. Robson
Ctesias History of Persia: Tales of the Orient
Tb
Routledge Classical Translations, Routledge, 2009, geb, 224 pp, € 75.90, 9780415364119
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Lloyd, G.E.R.
Magic, Reason and Experience. Studies in the Origins and Development of Greek Science
Hackett Publishing, 1979, pap, 335 pp, € 20.00, 9780872205284
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Longfellow, B.
Roman Imperialism and Civic Patronage. Form, Meaning and Ideology in Monumental Complexes
T.B.
Cambridge UP, 2010, geb, 292 pp, € 73.50, 9780521194938
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Luck, G.
Arcana Mundi. Magic and the Occult in the Greek and Roman Worlds. A Collection of Ancient Texts
Johns Hopkins UP, 2006, Second revised edition., pap, 544 pp, € 28.50, 0801883466 / 9780801883460
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Lucretius
Natuur der dingen / De rerum natura
De Romeinse dichter Lucretius (99-55 vC), die zo hartstochtelijk het voortleven na de dood ontkende, leeft nog steeds voort door zijn geesteskind: het leerdicht De Natuur van de Dingen. Een leerdicht loopt het risico voor een dichter te droog en voor een geleerde te frivool te zijn, maar als het slaagt dan valt het zowel bij dichters, denkers als geleerden in de smaak. Lucretius heeft met DE RERUM NATURA deze grote hoogte bereikt.

De rake en lyrische vertaling en de informatieve inleidingen van Piet Schrijvers brengen Lucretius' sublieme stijl en rijke geest tot in onze tijd. Het nawoord bevat bovendien een uitvoerige historie van de brede literaire en culturele invloed, die het werk van Lucretius in Nederland heeft gehad: van Vondel tot Nooteboom.

DE NATUUR VAN DE DINGEN bevat tevens de door Piet Schrijvers volledig geredigeerde en bezorgde Latijnse tekst van De rerum natura.
Historische Uitgeverij, 2008, geb, 612 pp, € 49.95, 9789065544247
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Luecke, H-K. & S.
Die Gotter der Griechen und Roemer
Das Buch ist lexikalisch aufgebaut; jede Gottheit wird unter einem eigenen Lemma von A-Z abgehandelt. Dem Text liegen in der Regel antike Quellen zugrunde, soweit unverzichtbar wurde jedoch auch Sekundarliteratur zu Rate gezogen.
Marixverlag, 2007, geb, 192 pp, € 7.50, 9783865399090
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MacLachlan, B.
Women in Ancient Greece. A Sourcebook
This is an unrivalled collection of source material on women in the ancient Greek world including literary, rhetorical, philosophical and legal sources, and papyri and inscriptions.

The study of women in the ancient Mediterranean world is a topic of growing interest among classicists and ancient historians, and also students of history, sociology and women's studies. This volume is an essential resource supplying a compilation of source material in translation, with contextual commentaries, a glossary of key terms and an annotated bibliography. Texts come from literary, rhetorical, philosophical and legal sources, as well as papyri and inscriptions, and each text will be placed into the cultural mosaic to which it belongs.

Ranging geographically from the ancient Near East through Egypt and Greece to Rome and its wider empire, the volume follows a clear chronological structure. Beginning in the eighth century BCE the coverage continues through archaic and Classical Athens, Etruscan Italy and the Roman Republic, concluding with the late Roman Empire and the advent of Christianity.

Bloomsbury Sources in Ancient History, Bloomsbury, 2012, pap, 232 pp, € 33.50, 9781441179630
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Malkin, I. (ed.)
Mediterranean Paradigms and Classical Antiquity
Print On Demand
Routledge, 2005, geb, 149 pp, € 107.95, 0415356350
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Martin, G. (ed.)
Divine Talk. Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes.
Oxford UP, 2009, geb, 520 pp, € 84.90, 9780199560226
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Martin, H.
Plutarch and Athens
By Order
Routledge, 2009, geb, 224 pp, € 74.90, 9780415299084
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Mayor, A.
The Poison King. The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Romes Deadliest Enemy
B1964
Princeton UP, 2009, geb, 448 pp, € 27.90, 9780691126838
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Mayor, A.
The Poison King. The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Romes Deadliest Enemy
by order
Princeton UP, 2011, pap, 480 pp, € 18.50, 9780691150260
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McCall Smith,A,
De droomgod. De mythe van Angus
Mythen, Bezige Bij, 2007, geb, 156 pp, € 14.90, 9789023427193
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McCants, W. F.
Founding Gods, Inventing Nations: Conquest and Culture Myths from Antiquity to Islam
From the dawn of writing in Sumer to the sunset of the Islamic empire, "Founding Gods, Inventing Nations" traces four thousand years of speculation on the origins of civilization. Investigating a vast range of primary sources, some of which are translated here for the first time, and focusing on the dynamic influence of the Greek, Roman, and Arab conquests of the Near East, William McCants looks at the ways the conquerors and those they conquered reshaped their myths of civilization's origins in response to the social and political consequences of empire. The Greek and Roman conquests brought with them a learned culture that competed with that of native elites. The conquering Arabs, in contrast, had no learned culture, which led to three hundred years of Muslim competition over the cultural orientation of Islam, a contest reflected in the culture myths of that time. What we know today as Islamic culture is the product of this contest, whose protagonists drew heavily on the lore of non-Arab and pagan antiquity. McCants argues that authors in all three periods did not write about civilization's origins solely out of pure antiquarian interest - they also sought to address the social and political tensions of the day. The strategies they employed and the postcolonial dilemmas they confronted provide invaluable context for understanding how authors today use myth and history to locate themselves in the confusing aftermath of empire.
Princeton UP, 2011, geb, 179 pp, € 34.00, 9780691151489
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McGovern, P.E.
Ancient Wine. The Search for the Origins of Viniculture
Princeton UP, 2003, geb, 365pp, € 46.50, 9780691070803
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Meijer, F.
Bejubeld en verguisd. Helden en heldinnen in de oudheid
Athenaeum Polak & van Gennep, 2008, pap, 391 pp, € 12.50, 9789025364069
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Meijer, F.
De Middellandse Zee. Een persoonlijke geschiedenis
Athenaeum - Polak & van Gennep, 2010, pap, 440p, € 19.95, 9789025368098
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Meijer, F.
De Middellandse Zee. Een persoonlijke geschiedenis
Athenaeum - Polak, 2010, geb, 440p, € 29.95, 9789025368081
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Meijer, F.
De Oudheid is nog niet voorbij
Athenaeum - Polak & Van Gennep, 2007, pap, 279 pp, € 19.95, 9789025363383
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Meijer, F.
Lessen uit Rome. Vreemdelingen in het Romeinse Rijk en in de Europese Unie
In Lessen uit Rome vraagt Fik Meijer zich af of de oplossingen die de oude Romeinen bedachten voor de vreemdelingenproblematiek ons vandaag de dag nog van pas komen. Kunnen de ingezetenen van de Europese Unie lering trekken uit de wijze waarop de opname van nieuwkomers in de grote metropool Rome verliep? Zijn de negatieve uitlatingen van elitaire Romeinen over de grote aantallen immigranten vergelijkbaar met de harde woorden van sommige moderne politici? Kan de onverdraagzame opstelling van de Romeinen tegenover het opkomende christendom ons nog lessen leren in onze omgang met de islam? En staan we aan de vooravond van een ongekende instroom van vreemdelingen, vergelijkbaar met de volksverhuizingen die het Romeinse rijk ontwrichtten?
Veen, 2011, pap, 127 pp, € 4.95, 9789085710547
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Meijer, F.
Opkomst en val van het Romeinse Rijk
Een klein stadje aan de Tiber gaf zijn naam aan een van de grootste wereldrijken uit de geschiedenis: het Imperium Romanum. De opkomst van dit wereldrijk is een boeiend verhaal, waarin een verlangen naar de wereldheerschappij en defensieve overwegingen elkaar afwisselden. In de eerste eeuw van onze jaartelling was het rijk min of meer voltooid en brak er een bloeiperiode aan. In de derde eeuw traden de zwakheden van Rome aan het licht. Het rijk was te complex geworden en dreigde onder zijn eigen gewicht te bezwijken.

Historicus Fik Meijer bespreekt op zijn kenmerkende meeslepende wijze het verloop van deze geschiedenis. Hij legt uit hoe de rommelige Romeinse economie was 'georganiseerd', hoe het politieke systeem in elkaar zat en waarom de republiek moest wijken voor het principaat. Ten slotte staat hij uitgebreid stil bij de invloed van de Grieken op de Romeinen.

>Prof.dr. F.J.A.M. (Fik) Meijer (1942) is emeritushoogleraar oude geschiedenis aan de Universiteitvan Amsterdam. Hij is de auteur van talloze artikelen en boeken over de Oudheid, waaronder Keizerssterven niet in bed, Macht zonder grenzen en De Middellandse Zee. In 2005 ontving hij de Oikospublieksprijs, de onderscheiding voor een classicus die op voortreffelijke wijze de Oudheid onder de aandacht van een groot publiek heeft gebracht. Eerder dit jaar kwam zijn succesvolle cd-box: Athene en Sparta: een permanente rivaliteit uit.

6 cd's - totale luisterduur ca 360 min.

ISVW Uitgevers, 2012, CD, nvt, € 49.95, 9789491224157
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Meijer, Fik
Athene en Sparta, een peramanente rivaliteit
Athene is in de vijfde eeuw voor Christus een centrum van cultuur en wetenschap. Sparta is een militaristisch bolwerk. In deze zes colleges hoort u hoe deze twee machtige stadstaten elkaar eeuwenlang beconcurreren. Het mondt uit in een uitputtende, bloedige oorlog, die dertig jaar duurt. Op meeslepende wijze beschrijft classicus en historicus prof. Dr. Fik Meijer tot in detail de aanleiding, de oorzaak en het verloop van deze Peloponnesische Oorlog. Hij spreekt over de ontwikkeling van beide stadstaten en gaat daarbij terug naar de achtste eeuw v.Chr.

Athene, een zeemacht met een democratische staatsvorm, komt in de vijfde eeuw lijnrecht te staan tegenover Sparta, een landmacht met een 'gemengde constitutie'. Ook de rol van de politiek leiders, de sociale en economische achtergronden, de godsdienst, de orakels, de cultuur en wijsbegeerte en de houding tegenover vreemdelingen komen uitgebreid aan bod. Aanvankelijk moet Athene buigen voor de militaire macht van Sparta, maar uiteindelijk blijken de Atheense cultuur en wetenschap sterker dan alle legers bij elkaar en overwint Athene. Een overwinning cruciaal voor de verdere ontwikkeling van Europa.

Inhoud: 6 cd's, totale luisterduur: ca. 460 minuten

ISVW Uitgevers / LuisterWijs, 2012, CD, nvt, € 49.95, 9789491224089
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Meijer, Fik
Vreemd volk. Integratie en discriminatie in de Griekse en Romeinse wereld
Athenaeum, 2007, pap, 331 pp, € 19.95, 9789025334277
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Mieroop, M. van de (ed.)
The Eastern Mediterranean in the Age of Ramesses II
Tb
Wiley, 2010, pap, 312 pp, € 33.50, 9781444332209
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Migeotte, L.
The Economy of the Greek Cities. From the Archaic Period to the Early Roman Empire
University of California Press, 2009, pap, 216 pp, € 19.90, 9780520253667
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Mikalson, J.D.
Ancient Greek Religion 2nd revised edition
Blackwell Ancient Religions, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009, pap, 236pp, € 27.50, 9781405181778
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Mitchell, S. & P. van Nuffelen (eds)
One God. Pagan Monotheism in the Roman Empire
Cambridge UP, 2010, geb, 239p, € 71.90, 9780521194167
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Morales, H.
Classical Mythology, A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions, Oxford UP, 2007, pap, 139 pp, € 13.90, 9780192804761
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Morris, I. (ed.)
The Dark Ages of Greece
Edinburgh Readings on the Ancient World, Edinburgh University Press, 2009, pap, 352 pp, € 23.50, 9780748615735
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Murray, T. & C. Evans (eds.)
Histories of Archaeology: A Reader in the History of Archaeology
Oxford UP, 2008, pap, 496 pp, € 49.50, 9780199550081
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Nagy, Gregory
The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours
The ancient Greeks' concept of "the hero" was very different from what we understand by the term today, Gregory Nagy argues--and it is only through analyzing their historical contexts that we can truly understand Achilles, Odysseus, Oedipus, and Herakles. In Greek tradition, a hero was a human, male or female, of the remote past, who was endowed with superhuman abilities by virtue of being descended from an immortal god. Despite their mortality, heroes, like the gods, were objects of cult worship. Nagy examines this distinctively religious notion of the hero in its many dimensions, in texts spanning the eighth to fourth centuries bce: the Homeric Iliad and Odyssey; tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides; songs of Sappho and Pindar; and dialogues of Plato. All works are presented in English translation, with attention to the subtleties of the original Greek, and are often further illuminated by illustrations taken from Athenian vase paintings. The fifth-century bce historian Herodotus said that to read Homer is to be a civilized person. In twenty-four installments, based on the Harvard University course Nagy has taught and refined since the late 1970s, The Ancient Greek Hero in 24 Hours offers an exploration of civilization's roots in the Homeric epics and other Classical literature, a lineage that continues to challenge and inspire us today.
Belknap / Harvard UP, 2013, geb, 727 pp, € 33.00, 9780674073401
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Nouwen, R.
De erfenis van de Oudheid voor de mens van nu
De geschiedenis herhaalt zichzelf voortdurend. Terugkijken naar het verleden is dus ook een manier om onze geest kritisch te houden tegenover het heden en in het licht daarvan na te denken over de maatschappij waarin we leven. Maar er is meer. De vragen waarmee mensen vandaag worstelen, zijn dikwijls dezelfde als die waar de antieke mensen van wakker lagen. Er zijn opvallende parallellen tussen de antieke grootmachten Athene en Rome en het hedendaagse Amerika. Op vraagstukken over vrijheid, mensenrechten, democratie, globalisering en vrede zoeken wij al sinds de Klassieke Oudheid een antwoord. Historicus Robert Nouwen gaat in vijf themas na wat we nog kunnen leren uit de wereld van de oude Grieken en Romeinen.
Davidsfonds, 2011, pap, 238 pp, € 27.50, 9789058267665
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Nouwen, R.
Keizer Augustus en de Lage Landen
Davidsfonds, 2011, pap, 176 pp, € 27.50, 9789058265890
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Nutton, V.
Ancient Medicine
By Order
Routledge, 2005, pap, € 28.90, 9780415368483
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Ogden, D.
A Companion to Greek Religion
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World, Blackwell, 2007, geb, 520 pp, € 140.00, 9781405120548
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Ogden, D.
Night`s Black Agents.Witches, Wizards and the Dead in the Ancient World
Hambledon Continuum, 2008, geb, 230 pp, € 37.00, 9781847252302
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Ogden, D. (ed.)
A companion to Greek Religion
B2263
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World, Wiley Blackwell, 2007/ 2010, pap, 496pp, € 39.95, 9781444334173
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Oppenheim, A. L.
The Interpretation of Dreams in the Ancient Near East
BY ORDER.
Gorgias Press, 2009, geb, € 122.50, 9781593337339
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Opper, T.
Hadrian
This book presents the proceedings of the 2009 conference relating to the 2008 exhibition at the British Museum entitled 'Hadrian: Empire and Conflict' and complements and expands upon the exhibition catalogue. It covers such subjects as architecture, sculpture, archaeology, economics, numismatics and philhellenism and ranges over the Roman Empire from Britain and Spain in the West to Turkey and Georgia in the East. The original contributions by international scholars present the latest state of research and the first publication of some new material. Thorsten Opper is a curator of Greek and Roman sculpture at the British Museum. He organised the internationally acclaimed 2008 exhibition 'Hadrian: Empire and Conflict' and authored the accompanying catalogue (British Museum Press 2008). He currently directs a fieldwork project at Hadrian's Villa, near Rome.
British Museum Research Publication No. 175, The British Museum Press, 2011, pap, 260 pp, € 53.50, 9780861591756
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Osborne, R.
Greece in the Making 1200-479 BC
Prijs onder voorbehoud.
The Routledge History of the Ancient World, Routledge, 2009, pap, 448 pp, € 30.00, 9780415469920
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Ovidius
Lessen in liefde - Ars amandi & Remedia amoris
Vertaald door M. D Hane-Scheltema
Athenaeum - Polak & Van Gennep, 2005, pap, 208 pp, € 14.95, 9789025336837
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Ovidius
Metamorphosen
tb. Vertaald door M. D Hane-Scheltema
Athenaeum-Polak & Van Gennep, 2011, pap, 464p, € 12.50, 9789025368487
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Palagia, O. (ed)
Greek Sculpture, Function, Materials and Techniques in the Archaic and Classical Periods
Cambridge UP, 2008, pap, 326 pp, € 26.00, 9780521738378
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Parker, R.
On Greek Religion
Cornell UP, 2011, geb, 328 pp, € 61.50, 9780801449482
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Parker, R.
On Greek Religion
Cornell UP, 2011, pap, 309p, € 27.50, 9780801477355
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Parkin, T. and Pomeroy, A. (ed.)
Roman Social History
By Order
Routledge, 2007, pap, 408 pp, € 27.50, 9780415426756
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Parkin, T.G. & A.J.Pomeroy
Roman Social History, A Sourcebook
Routledge Sourcebooks for the Ancient World, Routledge, 2007, pap, 388 pp, € 34.95, 9780415426756
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Partenheimer, D.
An English Translation of Bachofens Mutterrecht (Mother Right) 1861. A Study of the Religious and Juridical Aspects of Gynecocracy in the Ancient World Volume I Lycia, Crete and Athens
Prijs onder voorbehoud: By Order
Edwin Melllen Press, 2007, geb, 116 pp, € 79.00, 9780773451865
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Paterculus, Velleius
Van Troje tot Tiberius. Een geschiedenis van Rome
Athenaeum - Polak & van Gennep, 2011, pap, 250p, € 19.95, 9789025368494
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Pelevin,V.
De helm der verschrikking: De mythe van Theseus een de Minotaurus
Mythen, De bezige bij, 2008, geb, 260 pp, € 16.50, 9789023427674
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Petropoulos, J.C.B. (ed.)
Greek Magic. Ancient, Medieval and Modern
Magic has always been a widespread phenomenon in Greek Society, starting from Homer's Circe (the first 'evil witch' in western history) and extending to the pervasive belief in the 'evil eye' in the twenty-first century Greece. Indeed, magic is probably the most ancient and durable among social and religious phenomena known to classical and other scholars, and it can be traced over a span of some three millennia in sources in the Greek language as well as in an impressive range of visual and other media. For instance, curse tablets from fourth-century B.C. Athens, the medico-magical gems of late antiquity, early Christian amulets, and various exorcism prayers from the medieval and later periods.

Organised chronologically, the intriguing panorama offered by this book guides the reader through the ancient, medieval, modern and even contemporary periods, highlighting the traditions, ideologies and methods of magic in each period of Greek history. It brings together the latest insights from a range of experts from various disciplines: classicists, art historians, archaeologists, legal historians and social anthropologists amongst others.

Routledge, 2008, geb, 196 pp, € 111.50, 9780415282321
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Petropoulos, John (ed)
Greek Magic, Ancient, Medieval and Modern
Magic has always been a widespread phenomenon in Greek Society, starting from Homer's Circe (the first 'evil witch' in western history) and extending to the pervasive belief in the 'evil eye' in the twenty-first century Greece. Indeed, magic is probably the most ancient and durable among social and religious phenomena known to classical and other scholars, and it can be traced over a span of some three millennia in sources in the Greek language as well as in an impressive range of visual and other media. For instance, curse tablets from fourth-century B.C. Athens, the medico-magical gems of late antiquity, early Christian amulets, and various exorcism prayers from the medieval and later periods.

Organised chronologically, the intriguing panorama offered by this book guides the reader through the ancient, medieval, modern and even contemporary periods, highlighting the traditions, ideologies and methods of magic in each period of Greek history. It brings together the latest insights from a range of experts from various disciplines: classicists, art historians, archaeologists, legal historians and social anthropologists amongst others.

Routledge Monographs in Classical Studies, Routledge, 2014, pap, 208 pp, € 38.50, 9780415518413
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Pfeijffer, I.J.
De Griekse Mythen
In De Griekse mythen keert Pfeijffer terug naar zijn oude liefde. In zijn meesterlijke stijl beschrijft hij de grootse verhalen van het oude Griekenland voor de lezer van nu. Hij verhaalt over de goden Zeus en Hera, de helden Heracles en Theseus, de Argonauten en de strijd om Troje, en de bovenmenselijke figuren Orpheus, Perseus en natuurlijk Prometheus. De overvloed aan mythen wordt gepresenteerd als een groot, meeslepend epos van de schepping van hemel en aarde tot aan de terugkeer van Odysseus.
Goden, mensen en andere aardbewoners: Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer vertelt een verhaal dat de mensheid al 3000 jaar aanspreekt. Zowel de liefhebbende gymnasiast als de onwetende nieuwsgierige lezer zal De Griekse mythen omhelzen en koesteren.
Prometheus, 2010, pap, 243 pp, € 19.95, 9789044615562
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Pfeijffer, I.L.
De Griekse mythen
In De Griekse mythen keert Pfeijffer terug naar zijn oude liefde. In zijn meesterlijke stijl beschrijft hij de grootse verhalen van het oude Griekenland voor de lezer van nu. Hij verhaalt over de goden Zeus en Hera, de helden Heracles en Theseus, de Argonauten en de strijd om Troje, en de bovenmenselijke figuren Orpheus, Perseus en natuurlijk Prometheus. De overvloed aan mythen wordt gepresenteerd als een groot, meeslepend epos van de schepping van hemel en aarde tot aan de terugkeer van Odysseus.
Goden, mensen en andere aardbewoners: Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer vertelt een verhaal dat de mensheid al 3000 jaar aanspreekt. Zowel de liefhebbende gymnasiast als de onwetende nieuwsgierige lezer zal De Griekse mythen omhelzen en koesteren.
Prometheus, 2010/2012, pap, 245 pp, € 15.00, 9789044620467
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Philostratus
Apollonius of Tyana. Letters of Apollonius. Ancient Testimonia. Eusebiuss Reply to Hierocles
Loeb Classical Library 458, Harvard UP, 2006, geb, 264 pp, € 25.15, 0674996178 / 9780674996175
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Philostratus
Apollonius of Tyana vol 1 Books I-IV
Loeb Classical Library 16, Harvard UP, 2005, geb, 423 pp, € 25.75, 0674996135
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Philostratus
Apollonius of Tyana, Vol 2 books V-VIII
Loeb Classical Library, Harvard UP, 2005, geb, 440 pp, € 24.50, 0674996143
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Platt, V.
Facing the Gods. Epiphany and Representation in Graeco-Roman Art, Literature and Religion
Greek Culture in the Roman World, Cambridge UP, 2011, geb, 482 pp, € 98.50, 9780521861717
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Ploutarchos
Beroemde Grieken
Atheneum-Polak&Van Gennep, 2007, geb, 495 pp, € 45.00, 9789025363338
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Plutarchus
Stoïsche tegenstrijdigheden
Ingeleid, vertaald en toegelicht door P.A. Meijer
Vator-reeks, Klement, 2003, geb, 144pp, € 21.90, 9789077070475
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Polybius
The Histories. Volume I, Books 1-2
Loeb Classical Library 128, Harvard UP, 2010, 420 pp, € 22.50, 9780674996373
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Polybius
The Histories. Volume II, Books 3-4
Tb
Loeb Classical Library 137, Harvard UP, 2010, 520 pp, € 22.50, 9780674996380
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Porter, J.I. (ed.)
Classical Pasts: The Classical Traditions of Greece and Rome
BY ORDER
Princeton UP, 2006, pap, 450 pp, € 38.95, 0691089426 / 9780691089423
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Potter, D. S. (ed.)
A Companion to the Roman Empire
B2093
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009, pap, 691 pp, € 43.50, 9781405199186
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Prudentius (transl. & intr. M. A. Malamud)
The Origin of Sin. An English Translation of the Hamartigentia
Prudentius' (348 - ca. 406) Hamartigenia, consisting of a 63 line preface followed by 966 lines of dactylic hexameter verse, considers the origin of sin in the universe and its consequences, culminating with a vision of judgment day: the damned are condemned to torture, worms, and flames, while the saved return to a heaven filled with delights, one of which is the pleasure of watching the torments of the damned.

As Martha A. Malamud shows in the interpretive essay that accompanies her lapidary translation, the first new English translation in more than forty years, Hamartigenia is critical for understanding late antique ideas about sin, justice, gender, violence, and the afterlife. Its radical exploration of and experimentation with language have inspired generations of thinkers and poets since, most notably John Milton, whose Paradise Lost owes much of its conception of language and its strikingly visual imagery to Prudentius's poem.

Cornell Studies in Classical Philology, Vol 61, Cornell UP, 2011, pap, 235 pp, € 22.50, 9780801488726
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Quignard, P.
Sex and Terror
The fascinus, or phallus, was at the heart of classical Roman art and life. No god was more represented in ancient Rome than the phallic deity Priapus, and the fescennine verses, one of the earliest forms of Roman poetry, accompanied the celebrations of Priapus, the harvest, and fertility. But with this emphasis on virility also came an emphasis on power and ideas of possession and protection. In "Sex and Terror", Pascal Quignard looks closely at this delicate interplay of celebration and terror. In startling and original readings of myths, satires, memoirs, and works of ancient philosophy and visual art, Quignard locates moments of both playful, aesthetic commemoration and outward cruelty. Through these examples, he describes a colossal cultural shift within Western civilization that occurred two millennia ago, as Augustus shaped the Roman world into an empire and the joyous, precise eroticism of the Greeks turned into a terror-stricken melancholy. The details of this revolution in thinking are revealed through Quignard's astute analysis of classical literary sources and Roman art. This powerful transformation from celebration to fear is a change whose consequences, Quignard argues, we are still dealing with today, making "Sex and Terror" an intriguing reconsideration of ancient Rome that transcends its history.
Chicago U.P., 2012, geb, 320 pp, € 27.50, 9781906497866
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Raaflaub, K.A. & H. van Wees
A Companion to Archaic Greece
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World, Wiley Blackwell, 2009, geb, 750 pp, € 131.90, 9780631230458
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Rebillard, E.
The Care of the Dead in Late Antiquity
Cornell UP, 2009, geb, 224 pp, € 34.00, 9780801446771
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Rees, R.
Diocletian and the Tetrarchy
Edinburgh UP, 2004, pap, 220 pp, € 31.90, 9780748616619
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Reydams-Schils, G.
The Roman Stoics. Self Responsibility, and Affection
Chicago UP, 2005, geb, 210 pp, € 41.00, 0226308375 / 9780226308371
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Richter, D. S.
Cosmopolis. Imagining Community in Late Capital Athens and the Early Roman Empire
Oxford UP, 2011, geb, 368 pp, € 57.50, 9780199772681
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Rigoglioso, M.
Virgin Mother Goddesses of Antiquity
Various goddesses of the ancient Mediterranean world were once understood to be Virgin Mothers - creators who birthed the entire cosmos without need of a male consort. This is the first book to explore evidence of the original parthenogenetic power of deities such as Athena, Hera, Artemis, Gaia, Demeter, Persephone, and the Gnostic Sophia. It provides stunning feminist insights about the deeper meaning of related stories, such as the judgment of Paris, the labors of Heracles, and the exploits of the Amazons. It also roots the Thesmophoria and Eleusinian Mysteries in female parthenogenetic power, thereby providing what is at long last a coherent understanding of these mysterious rites.
Palgrave MacMillan, 2012, pap, 267 pp, € 27.95, 9781137293428
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Rives, J.B.
Religion in the Roman Empire
Blackwell Ancient Religions, Blackwell, 2006, pap, 256 pp, € 28.50, 9781405106566
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Roberts, J. (ed)
The Oxford Dictionary of the Classical World
Oxford Paperback Reference Series, Oxford UP, 2007, pap, 858 pp, € 21.90, 9780192801463
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Roberts, J. T.
Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction
Herodotus has come to be respected by most scholars as a responsible and important historian. Herodotus was both a critical thinker and a lively storyteller, a traveller who was both tourist and anthropologist. Like Homer, he set out to memorialize great deeds in words; more narrowly, he determined to discover the causes of the wars between Greece and Persia and to explain them to his fellow Greeks. In his hands, the Greeks' unforeseeable defeat of the Persian kings Darius and Xerxes, with their vast hosts, made for fascinating storytelling. Influenced by the work of the natural scientists and philosophers of his own and earlier eras, Herodotus also brought his literary talents to bear on a vast, unruly mass of information gathered from many interviews throughout his travels and left behind him the longest work that had ever been written in Greek - the first work of history, and one which continues to be read with enjoyment today. Herodotus: A Very Short Introduction introduces readers to what little is known of Herodotus's life and goes on to discuss all aspects of his work, including his fascination with his origins; his travels; his view of the world in relation to boundaries and their transgressions; and his interest in seeing the world and learning about non-Greek civilizations. We also explore the recurring themes of his work, his beliefs in dreams, oracles, and omens, the prominence of women in his work, and his account of the battles of the Persian Wars.
Oxford Very Short Introduction, Oxford UP, 2011, pap, € 12.90, 9780199575992
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Rogers, G.M.
The Mysteries of Artemis of Ephesos. Cult, Polis, and Change in the Graeco-Roman World
Artemis of Ephesos was one of the most widely worshiped deities of the Greco-Roman world. Her temple, the Artemision, was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, and for more than half a millennium people flocked to Ephesos to learn the great secret of the mysteries and sacrifices that were celebrated every year on her birthday. In this work Guy MacLean Rogers sets out the evidence for the celebration of Artemis' mysteries against the background of the remarkable urban development of the city during the Roman Empire and then proposes an entirely new theory about the great secret that was revealed to initiates into Artemis' mysteries. The revelation of that secret helps to explain not only the success of Artemis' cult and polytheism itself but, more surprisingly, the demise of both and the success of Christianity. Contrary to many anthropological and scientific theories, the history of polytheism, including the celebration of Artemis' mysteries, is best understood as a Darwinian tale of adaptation, competition, and change.
Yale UP, 2013, geb, 500 pp, € 38.95, 9780300178630
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Rose, H.J.
A Handbook of Latin Literature. From the Earliest Times to the Death of St. Augustine (Augustinus)
Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers, 1996, pap, 582 pp, € 34.95, 9780865163171
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Rosenstein, N. & R. Morstein-Marx (eds.)
A Companion to the Roman Republic
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World, Wiley Blackwell, 2011, pap, 776 pp, € 39.50, 9781444334135
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Rousseau, P. (ed)
A Companion to Late Antiquity
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World, Wiley - Blackwell, 2009, geb, 709 pp, € 122.50, 9781405119801
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Rousseau, P. & M. Papoutsakis (eds.)
Transformations of Late Antiquity. Essays for Peter Brown
Tb
Ashgate, 2009, geb, 366 pp, € 82.50, 9780754665533
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Rupke, J.
A Companion to Roman Religion
BY ORDER
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World, Blackwell, 2007, geb, 541 pp, € 155.50, 9781405129435
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Rupke, J.
Fasti Sacerdotum: A Prosopography of Pagan, Jewish, and Christian Religious Officials in the City of Rome, 300 BC to AD 499
by order
Oxford UP, 2008, geb, 1120 pp, € 443.50, 9780199291137
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Rupke, J. (ed.)
A Companion to Roman Religion
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World Series, Wiley-Blackwell, 2011, pap, 542p, € 39.00, 9781444339246
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Rutgers, L.V.
Ziel en zaligheid
Rede bij de aanvaarding van het ambt van bijzonder hoogleraar Late Oudheid
KNAW, 2005, pap, 22 pp, € 7.42, 9069844079
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Sascha, S.
Calendars in Antiquity. Empires, States, and Societies
Calendars were at the heart of ancient culture and society, and were far more than just technical, time-keeping devices. Calendars in Antiquity offers a comprehensive study of the calendars of ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt, Persia, Greece, Rome, Gaul, and all other parts of the Mediterranean and the Near East, from the origins up to and including Jewish and Christian calendars in late Antiquity. In this volume, Stern sheds light on the political context in which ancient calendars were designed and managed. Set and controlled by political rulers, calendars served as expressions of political power, as mechanisms of social control, and sometimes as assertions of political independence, or even of sub-culture and dissidence.

While ancient calendars varied widely, they all shared a common history, evolving on the whole from flexible, lunar calendars to fixed, solar schemes. The Egyptian calendar played an important role in this process, leading most notably to the institution of the Julian calendar in Rome, the forerunner of our modern Gregorian calendar. Stern argues that this common, evolutionary trajectory was not the result of scientific or technical progress. It was rather the result of major political and social changes that transformed the ancient world, with the formation of the great Near Eastern empires and then the Hellenistic and Roman Empires from the first millennium BC to late Antiquity. The institution of standard, fixed calendars served the administrative needs of these great empires but also contributed to their cultural cohesion.

Oxford UP, 2012, geb, 472 pp, € 135.90, 9780199589449
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Scarborough, J.
Pharmacy and Drug Lore in Antiquity
Tb
Variorum Collected Studies Series: CS904, Ashgate, 2009, geb, 384 pp, € 93.90, 9780754659549
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Scheer, T. S.
Tempelprostitution im Altertum. Fakten und Fiktionen
tb
Verlag Antike, 2009, geb, 415 pp, € 64.95, 9783938032268
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Scheid, J.
An introduction to Roman Religion.
BY ORDER
Edinburgh UP, 2003, pap, 232 pg, € 37.95, 074861608x / 9780748616084
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Schmid, A.
Augustus und die Macht der Sterne. Antike Astrologie und die Etablierung der Monarchie in Rom
Boehlau Verlag, 2005, geb, 469 pp, € 54.90, 3412102059
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Schwab, G.
Griekse en Romeinse sagen
Holland, 2005, pap, 525 pp, € 19.90, 9789025109554
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Scott, M.
Delphi and Olympia. The Spatial Politics of Panhellenism in the Archaic and the Classical Periods
Cambridge UP, 2010, geb, 356 pp, € 72.50, 9780521191265
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Scott, M.
Het wrede ontwaken van een nieuwe wereld. Ondergang en herrijzenis van het antieke Griekenland
Acb
Bert Bakker, 2010, geb, 351 pp, € 19.95, 9789035134560
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Scullard, H.H.
From the Gracchi to Nero
B2384
Routledge classics, Routledge, 2011, pap, 410 pp, € 21.95, 9780415584883
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Scullard, H.H.
From the Gracchi to Nero. A History of Rome 133 BC to AD68
By Order
Routledge, 1982, pap, 528 pp, € 26.50, 9780415025270
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Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
Dialogues and Essays
Oxford World's Classics, Oxford University Press, 2007, pap, 263 pp, € 14.50, 9780199552405
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Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
Medea, Phaedra, Trojaanse vrouwen
Lucius Annaeus Seneca speelt een centrale rol in de Romeinse literatuur en politiek. Als auteur van veel gelezen en vertaalde filosofische brieven en psychologische traktaten is hij een vermaard pleitbezorger van stoicijnse deugden als gelijkmoedigheid, mildheid en gemoedsrust. Tot in de huidige eeuw staat hij te boek als de filosoof van de redelijkheid, op wie emoties geen enkel vat hebben. Maar de tragedies van Seneca verbeelden juist het tegengestelde: ze zijn doordesemd van de politieke werkelijkheid en waanzin van het keizerlijke Rome in de eerste eeuw. De uitzinnige wreedheid van keizer Nero, wiens politiek adviseur hij was, is symbool geworden van Seneca's tragedies: een kolkende poel van onbeheerste emoties in het decor van een absurde en redeloze wereld. De woede van Medea, de gekweldheid van Phaedra, de vernedering van de Trojaanse vrouwen: 'Medea', 'Phaedra' en 'Trojaanse vrouwen' vormen een klassiek theater van de wreedheid. Wrok, wraakzucht en misbruik worden in een overrompelende beeldenrijkdom over het gruwende publiek uitgestort. In de traditie keren de tragedies van Seneca in wisselende gedaantes weer: bij Shakespeare en Sarah Kane, bij Vondel en Hugo Claus, bij Sylvia Plath en Antonin Artaud. Weinig anderen dan Piet Schrijvers kunnen zich met zoveel dichterlijk vermogen wagen aan het vertalen van Seneca's tragedies, als geen ander beheerst hij de vele registers van de Latijnse poezie. Tatijn - nederlands.
Tragedies van Seneca, Historische Uitgeverij, 2013, geb, 304 pp, € 38.50, 9789065540126
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Shapiro, H.A. (ed)
The Cambridge Companion to Archaic Greece
By Order
Cambridge Companion Series, Cambridge UP, 2008, pap, 303 pp, € 24.50, 9780521529297
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Shipley, G.
The Greek World After Alexander 323-30 BC
By Order
Routledge, 1999, pap, 600 pp, € 31.50, 9780415046183
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Shipley, G., L. Foxhall, J. Vanderspoel & D. Mattingly (eds)
The Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization
Cambridge UP, 2008, pap, 1010 pp, € 28.00, 9780521731508
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Sicherl, M.
Die handschriftliche Uberlieferung der Gedichte Gregors von Nazianz. 3. Die epischen und eligische Gruppen
Ferdinand Schoningh Verlag, 2010, geb, 280 pp, € 48.50, 9783506717559
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Singor, Henk
Constantijn. De christelijke revolutie in het Romeinse Rijk
Op 29 oktober van het jaar 312 trok keizer Constantijn de Grote als overwinnaar in een burgeroorlog de stad Rome binnen en liet hij het gebruikelijke dankoffer aan Jupiter achterwege. Zo gaf hij te kennen dat hij zich als een aanhanger van het christendom beschouwde. Voor wie het zien wilde was dit een omwenteling van wereldhistorische betekenis. Christelijke legenden spraken algauw van een miraculeuze bekering. Voor de meesten van Constantijns tijdgenoten bleef die omwenteling overigens nog lang onduidelijk, maar toen hij vijfentwintig jaar later stierf, was de revolutie overal zichtbaar geworden: de klassiek Grieks-Romeinse cultuur veranderde in een christelijke, en de nieuwe en christelijke hoofdstad Constantinopel was gesticht.
Ambo, 2014, pap, 256 pp, € 29.99, 9789026324796
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Singor, Henk
Sicilie in de Oudheid. De Griekse periode
Het grootste eiland in de Middellandse Zee, ongeveer halverwege het oostelijk en het westelijk bekken, is ongeveer tweeeneenhalfduizend jaar een brug tussen volken en beschavingen geweest. Tegen het einde van het tweede millennium v.Chr. moet die brugfunctie begonnen zijn, om pas tegen het einde van de Middeleeuwen te eindigen. Grieken uit de Myceense wereld, Feniciers, opnieuw Grieken, Carthagers, Romeinen en andere Italiers, daarna Goten en Vandalen, Byzantijnen en Arabieren en later in de Middeleeuwen nog eens Normandiers, Fransen en Spanjaarden - ze hebben allen hun sporen op het eiland achtergelaten. In de eenwording van het Middellandse Zeegebied, culminerend in het Romeinse Rijk, speelde Sicilie een cruciale rol als doorgeefluik van politieke organisatievormen en economische concepten, van literatuur en beeldende kunst, van religieuze en filosofische ideeen, zodat deze geschiedenis van het eiland in de Oudheid als een compendium van de hele antieke geschiedenis valt te lezen.
Zenobia, Verloren, 2013, pap, 144 pp, € 15.00, 9789087043865
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Sofokles
Vier tragedies. Ajax, Meisjes uit Trachis, Elektra, Filoktetes
te bestellen
SUN, 2004, geb, 255pp, € 34.90, 9058751074 / 9789058751072
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Sophocles, Ben Schomakers (vert)
Oedipus heerst, een nieuwe vertaling, gevolgd door essays van Marc De Kesel, Dirk De Schutter en Ben Schomakers
Aristoteles wist het al: geen Griekse tragedie was mooier dan de Oidipous Turannos van Sophocles. Het stuk geldt dan ook als een van de grootste literaire meesterwerken aller tijden.

De te vondeling gelegde koningszoon die het raadsel van de Sfinx oplost, weldadig over Thebe heerst maar geleidelijk aan begint te beseffen dat hij op weg daarheen ongewild zijn vader doodde en met zijn moeder trouwde, heeft diepe sporen nagelaten in de westerse geschiedenis van kunst, literatuur, filosofie en wetenschap. Ook schrijvers uit de moderne tijd zijn erdoor geraakt, zoals Voltaire, Holderlin, Freud, Gide, Deleuze en Guattari, en zonder weerga is de verfilming Edipo Re van Pasolini. Oedipus is geen personage dat ver van ons af staat, maar een dat ons als een spiegel iets over onszelf vertelt.

Deze nieuwe, even zorgvuldige als leesbare (en speelbare!) vertaling van Sophocles' meesterwerk wordt gevolgd door drie boeiende en actualiserende filosofische interpretaties van de hand van Ben Schomakers, Marc De Kesel en Dirk De Schutter.

Viator reeks, Klement, 2013, geb, 288 pp, € 27.95, 9789086871155
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Sowerby, R.
The Greeks. An Introduction to Their Culture
Routledge, 2009, pap, 224 pp, € 24.90, 9780415469371
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Spivey, N. & M. Squere
Panorama van de klassieke wereld
Ludion / Athenaeum-Polak & Van Gennep, 2005, geb, 367 pp, € 44.90, 905544586x
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Stafford, E.
Herakles
Collating research over the past thirty years, Emma Stafford examines the various aspects of Herakles' myth, representations in literature and art, monographs and articles, and presents a hugely accessible account of this legendary figure. By highlighting areas of consensus and dissent in the theories and discussion on Herakles, the book is easy to read and perfectly suited to students of classics and related disciplines.
Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World Series, Routledge, 2011, pap, 176 pp, € 28.50, 9780415300681
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Stambaugh, J.E.
The Ancient Roman City
To walk through Rome today is to find the past made present at nearly every corner. For John Stambaugh, this continuity of fabric, form, and function affords an extraordinary view of the ancient city, the experience of its inhabitants, and the Roman way of life. Exploring ancient Rome as both a physical and social environment, he has written the first extended survey of its development in English - and a vivid "guidebook into the living past of one of the most emphatically urban cities the world has ever known."
Johns Hopkins University Press, 1988, pap, 395 pp, € 25.95, 9780801836923
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Statius
Thebiad. A Song of Thebes
Translated, with Introductions, Commentary, and a Glossary by J. Wilson Joyce
Masters of Latin Literature, Cornell UP, 2008, pap, 502 pp, € 19.00, 9780801482854
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Stoneman, R.
Alexander the Great: A Life in Legend
Yale UP, 2008, geb, 314 pp, € 29.90, 9780300112030
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Stoneman, R.
Alexander the Great. A Life in Legend
Yale UP, 2010, pap, 314 pp, € 17.90, 9780300164015
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Stoneman, R.
The Ancient Oracles. Making the Gods Speak
Yale UP, 2011, geb, 270p, € 33.50, 9780300140422
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Swain, S. & M. Edwards
Approaching Late Antiquity. The Transformation from Early to Late Empire
Oxford, 2006, pap, 504 pp, € 49.50, 0199297371 / 9780199297375
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Swift, E.
Style and Function in Roman Decoration. Living with Objects and Interiors
Tb
Ashgate, 2009, geb, 264 pp, € 69.90, 9780754665632
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Tacitus
Historien
A2475
Athenaeum - Polak & van Gennep, 2010, pap, 308p, € 19.95, 9789025367954
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Tacitus (vert. V. Hunink)
Historien
Atheneum-Polak & Van Gennep, 2010, geb, 307pp, € 29.95, 97890253671
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Taylor, J.
Petra and the Lost Kingdom of the Nabataeans
The Nabataean Arabs, one of the most gifted peoples of the ancient world, are today known only for their hauntingly beautiful rock-carved capital - Petra, a magnificent city carved out of the mountains, and one of the most breath-taking achievements of the ancient world. Yet they were famous in their day - Herod the Great and his sons, and a kaleidoscope of Roman emperors and generals were keenly aware of this powerful and wealthy trading kingdom. The Nabateans became inspired patrons of the arts, creating some of the most sublime and perfectly individual architecture of the time, not only at Petra, but over much of the Middle East. This richly illustrated book recounts the story of a remarkable but lost civilization. It tells of their nomadic origins, the development of their rich culture in Jordan, Syria, Arabia, Sinai and the Negev, their relations with their more famous neighbours and the demise of their kingdom at the hands of the Romans.
I.B.Tauris, 2012, pap, 224 pp, € 25.50, 9781848850200
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Tetlow, E.M.
Women, Crime, and Punishment in Ancient Law and Society, vol 2: Ancient Greece
T&T Clark, 2005, geb, 300 pp, € 44.50, 9780826416292
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Thalmann, W.G.
Apollonius of Rhodes and the Spaces of Hellenism
Although Apollonius of Rhodes' extraordinary epic poem on the Argonauts' quest for the Golden Fleece has begun to get the attention it deserves, it still is not well known to many readers and scholars. This book explores the poem's relation to the conditions of its writing in third century BCE Alexandria, where a multicultural environment transformed the Greeks' understanding of themselves and the world. Apollonius uses the resources of the imagination - the myth of the Argonauts' voyage and their encounters with other peoples - to probe the expanded possibilities and the anxieties opened up when definitions of Hellenism and boundaries between Greeks and others were exposed to question. Central to this concern with definitions is the poem's representation of space. Thalmann uses spatial theories from cultural geography and anthropology to argue that the Argo's itinerary defines space from a Greek perspective that is at the same time qualified. Its limits are exposed, and the signs with which the Argonauts mark space by their passage preserve the stories of their complex interactions with non-Greeks. The book closely considers many episodes in the narrative with regard to the Argonauts' redefinition of space and the implications of their actions for the Greeks' situation in Egypt, and it ends by considering Alexandria itself as a space that accommodated both Greek and Egyptian cultures.
University of Southern California, 2011, geb, 288 pp, € 54.50, 9780199731572
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Thucydides
De laatste eer. Pericles` grafrede
Historische Uitgeverij, 2005, geb, 64 pp, € 19.95, 906554092x / 9789065540928
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Thucydides
De Peloponnesische oorlog
Athenaeum-Polak & Van Gennep, 2013, geb, 528 pp, € 54.95, 9789025300647
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Tougher, S.
Julian the Apostate
Debates & Documents in Ancient History, Edingburgh UP, 2007, pap, 224 pp, € 34.00, 9780748618873
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Traina, Giusto
428 AD. An Ordinary Year at the End of the Roman Empire
Princeton UP, 2009 / 2011, pap, 232 pp, € 18.95, 9780691150253
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Turcan, R.
The Gods of Ancient Rome. Religion in Everyday Life from Archaic to Imperial Times
Edinburgh University Press, 2000, pap, 180 pp, € 36.90, 9780748613908
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Veenman, Rene
De klassieke traditie in de Lage Landen
Homerus, Vergilius, Sophocles, Ovidius en de vele andere klassieke schrijvers hebben een belangrijk stempel gedrukt op de westerse cultuur. Ze speelden door de eeuwen heen een grote rol in het onderwijs en hun werken verschenen in tal van edities en vertalingen. Maar vooral vormden de klassieke mythen, toneelstukken en gedichten een voorbeeld dat Nederlandse schilders, theatermakers en schrijvers uitdaagde tot navolging. Ook is de invloed van de klassieke schrijvers te traceren in de politieke theorie, de filosofie, ideeengeschiedenis en massamedia. In De klassieke traditie in de Lage Landen schetst classicus Rene Veenman een veelomvattend beeld van de receptiegeschiedenis van de klassieken in Nederland en Belgie. Wie een geschiedenis van uitsluitend lofuitingen en bewondering verwacht, komt bedrogen uit; met regelmaat viel de klassieke schrijvers stevige spot en kritiek ten deel. De klassieke traditie in de Lage Landen laat zich, ook zonder klassieke opleiding, lezen als een dwarsdoorsnede van de Nederlandse cultuur van de middeleeuwen tot nu en is tevens goed te gebruiken als naslagwerk.

Rene Veenman (1962) studeerde Griekse en Latijnse taal en cultuur. Hij werkt als docent in het voortgezet onderwijs en is webmaster van www.oudheid.nl. Over de receptie van de klassieke literatuur in Nederland publiceerde hij in diverse vakbladen.

Vantilt, 2009, pap, 400 pp, € 24.95, 9789460040375
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Vergilius
Aeneas
Piet Schrijvers is alom geprezen als vertaler van de grote Latijnse epische dichters Lucretius (DE NATUUR VAN DE DINGEN), Horatius (VERZAMELDE GEDICHTEN) en Vergilius (LANDLEVEN). Aan zijn fenomenale oeuvre voegt hij nu het heldenepos toe over AENEAS, de vertaling van Vergilius' AENEIS, in een kloeke, tweetalige uitgave, waarmee het epos van 'de strijd en de man die uit Troje gevlucht is' eindelijk in één band compleet is.
Historische Uitgeverij, 2011, geb, 680 pp, € 49.95, 9789065542427
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Vernant, J.-P.
Myth and Thought among the Greeks
BY ORDER
Zone Books, 2006, pap, 506 pp, € 31.00, 1890951609 / 9781890951603
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Vickers, M.
Sophocles and Alcibiades. Athenian Politics in Ancient Greek Literature
Prijs onder voorbehoud.
Acumen, 2008, geb, 224 pp, € 38.95, 9781844651238
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Visser, A. de (red)
De Romeinen
OP BESTELLING
Uit de eerste hand, Damon, 2004, geb, 255 pp, € 19.90, 9055735574 / 9789055735570
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Vlassopoulos, K.
Politics. Antiquity and its Legacy
I. B. Tauris, 2009, pap, € 19.90, 9781845118457
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Vliet, E.Ch.L. van der
De geschiedenis van de Oudheid 1100 v .Chr. -580 n. Chr.
Dit boek vertelt de geschiedenis van de Oudheid in het perspectief van de geografie van het Middellandse Zeegebied. De opkomst van Rome en de ontwikkeling van het Romeinse rijk vormen daarvoor het kader. Het accent in dit boek ligt op een viertal onderwerpen: de klassieke stadstaten en hun burgerschap, wetgeving en recht, het Romeinse rijk, en de opkomst van het christendom. Speciaal voor de Bataafse lezer heeft de auteur een apart hoofdstuk gewijd aan de Nederlanden in het Romeinse rijk
Bert Bakker, 2011, geb, 555 pp, € 39.95, 9789035131255
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Vogt, K.M.
Law, Reason, and the Cosmic City. Political Philosophy in the Early Stoa
The notions of the cosmic city and the common law are central to early Stoic political thought. As Vogt shows, together they make up one complex theory. A city is a place governed by the law. Yet on the law pervading the cosmos can be considered a true law, and thus the cosmos is the only real city. A city is also a dwelling-place--in the case of the cosmos, the dwelling-place of all human beings. Further, a city demarcates who belongs together as fellow-citizens. The thought that we should view all other human beings as belonging to us constitutes the core of Stoic cosmopolitanism. All human beings are citizens of the cosmic city in the sense of living in the world. But the demanding task of acquiring wisdom allows a person to become a citizen in the strict sense: someone who lives according to the law, as the gods do. The sage is the only citizen, relative, friend and free person; via these notions, the Stoics explore the political dimensions of the Stoic idea of wisdom. Vogt argues against two widespread interpretations of the common law--that it consists of rules, and that lawful action is what right reason prescribes. While she rejects the rules-interpretation, she argues that the prescriptive reason-interpretation correctly captures key ideas of the Stoics' theory, but misses the substantive side of their conception of the law. The sage fully understands what is valuable for human beings, and this makes her actions lawful. The Stoics emphasize the revisionary nature of their theory; whatever course of action perfect deliberation commands, even if it be cutting off one's limb and eating it, we should act on its command, and not be held back by conventional judgments.
Oxford UP, 2012, pap, 256 pp, € 28.75, 9780199922246
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Volk, K.
Manilius & His Intellectual Background
Oxford UP, 2009, geb, 314 pp, € 89.90, 9780799265220
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Warrior, V.
Roman Religion
Cambridge Introduction to Roman Civilization, Cambridge UP, 2006, pap, 184 pp, € 21.75, 9780521532129
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Weber, G.
Alexandreia und das ptolemaische Agypten. Kulturbegegnungen in hellinistischer Zeit
tb
Verlag Antike, 2010, geb, 232 pp, € 49.90, 9783938032374
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Wijnendaele, J.
Romeinen en Barbaren. De ondergang van het Romeinse Rijk in het Westen
In het jaar 400 strekte het Romeinse Rijk zich nog uit van de Ierse zee tot de Arabische woestijn, en van de straat van Gibraltar tot aan de Kaukasus. Amper een eeuw later was dit rijk in het Westen volledig van de kaart verdwenen en vervangen door een dozijn barbaarse vorstendommen.

Hoe kon zo'n bolwerk van macht en beschaving zo snel ten onder gaan? Het is een vraag die historici al eeuwen voor een raadsel stelt omdat er nauwelijks bronnenmateriaal is. Toch slaagt Jeroen Wijnendaele erin om een beeld te schetsen van de turbulente vierde en vijfde eeuw. Van de dood van Valentinianus (375) en het uiteengaan van het West-Romeinse en Oost-Romeinse Rijk tot de verovering van Italie door de Ostrogoten (493). De lezer wordt meegenomen op een rondreis door het rijk in het voetspoor van spraakmakende figuren zoals Attila, St. Augustinus en Clovis.

Davidsfonds, 2013, pap, 208 pp, € 27.50, 9789058269157
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Wildfang, R.L.
Romes Vestal Virgins. A Study of RomesVestal Priestesses in the Late Republic and Early Empire
BY ORDER
Routledge, 2006, pap, 158 pp, € 36.00, 0415397960 / 9780415397964
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Wilson, N. (ed.)
Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece
Examining every aspect of the culture from antiquity to the founding of Constantinople in the early Byzantine era, this thoroughly cross-referenced and fully indexed work is written by an international group of scholars.
Routledge, 2009, pap, 832 pp, € 48.50, 9780415873963
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Wiseman, T.P.
Remembering the Roman People. Essays on Late-Republican Politics and Literature
Oxford UP, 2011, geb, 288 pp, € 79.95, 9780199239764
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Wiseman, T.P.
The Myths of Rome
Exeter UP, 2008, pap, 390 pp, € 36.75, 9780859897044
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Witts, P.
Mosaics in Roman Britain: Stories in Stone
Tempus, 2005, pap, 192 pp, € 30.75, 0752434217
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Woolf, G. (ed)
The Cambridge Illustrated History of the Roman World.
From its mythical foundation in 753 BC to its sack in the fifth century AD, the city of Rome had an impact on the world that it would be hard to overestimate. At its height the empire which it built up stretched from northern Britain to the deserts of Arabia. In this new history an international team of historians, archaeologists and classicists presents a vision of the world's most famous imperial power based on the most up-to-date research and discoveries. Chapters and box-features present gripping accounts of Roman history and literature and deal with themes ranging from medicine to warfare. They are supported by a rich set of illustrations of sites, monuments and works of art from across the Empire. Read together, these build up a fascinating picture of a civilization permeated by its imperial role, and of the colossal costs as well as the gains of empire.
Cambridge Illustrated Histories, Cambridge UP, 2003, geb, 384 pp, € 22.50, 9780521827751
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Wright Knust, J. & Z. Varhelyi
Ancient Mediterranean Sacrifice
Examining the diverse religious texts and practices of the late Hellenistic and Roman periods, this collection of essays investigates the many meanings and functions of ritual sacrifice in the ancient world. The essays survey sacrificial acts, ancient theories, and literary as well as artistic depictions of sacrifice, showing that any attempt to identify a single underlying significance of sacrifice is futile. Sacrifice cannot be defined merely as a primal expression of violence, despite the frequent equation of sacrifice to religion and sacrifice to violence in many modern scholarly works; nor is it sufficient to argue that all sacrifice can be explained by guilt, by the need to prepare and distribute animal flesh, or by the communal function of both the sacrificial ritual and the meal. As the authors of these essays demonstrate, sacrifice may be invested with all of these meanings, or none of them. The killing of the animal, for example, may take place offstage rather than in sight, and the practical, day-to-day routine of plant and animal offerings may have been invested with meaning, too. Yet sacrificial acts, or discourses about these acts, did offer an important site of contestation for many ancient writers, even when the religions they were defending no longer participated in sacrifice. Negotiations over the meaning of sacrifice remained central to the competitive machinations of the literate elite, and their sophisticated theological arguments did not so much undermine sacrificial practice as continue to assume its essential validity. Ancient Mediterranean Sacrifice offers new insight into the connections and differences among the Greek and Roman, Jewish and Christian religions.
Oxford UP, 2012, geb, 330 pp, € 61.50, 9780199738960
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Wyke, M.
Caesar. A Life in Western Culture
Chicago UP, 2008, geb, 287 pp, € 19.90, 9780226921532
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Xenofon
De tocht van de tienduizend - Anabasis
Vertaald door G. Koolschijn en N. Matsier
Athenaeum - Polak & Van Gennep, 2001, pap, 246 pp, € 14.95, 9025360912 / 9789025360917
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Zimmerman, B.
Handbuch der griechischen Literatur der Antike. Erster Band Die Literatur der archaischen und klassischen Zeit
Nach fast einhundert Jahren gibt es nun ein neues, dreibandiges Handbuch der griechischen Literatur. Bernhard Zimmermann, der Herausgeber des Gesamtwerks, legt den ersten Band vor, den er mit einer internationalen Forschergruppe erarbeitet hat; er umfasst die Werkgattungen epische Dichtung, Lyrik, Philosophie, Fachliteratur, Fabel, Geschichtsschreibung, Rhetorik und Drama bis einschliesslich der attischen Komodie und die Autoren von Homer bis Aristophanes.

Das neue Handbuch tragt der Methodendiskussion der letzten 50 Jahre Rechnung. Berucksichtigt werden beispielsweise Entwicklungen in der Erforschung von oral poetry und oral history, in der Frage nach dem Sitz einzelner Literaturformen und Werke im Leben, nach Intertextualitat, Rezeption und Narratologie. Die philosophische Literatur und die Fachliteratur werden als Literatur in ihrer Funktion wahrgenommen.

Alle Artikel sind in einen Gattungsteil und einen Autorenteil gegliedert; im ersten werden jeweils die gattungskonstituierenden Merkmale und die Gattungsgeschichte untersucht, im zweiten die Autoren im Rahmen der Gattung vorgestellt. Stets werden Inhaltsangaben der Werke und, soweit es sich um fragmentarische Texte handelt, auch ein Rekonstruktionsversuch geboten.

C. H. Beck, 2012, geb, 864 pp, € 149.50, 9783406576737
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