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Private Devotion in Ancient Greece and Rome
Daily religious devotion in the Greek and Roman worlds centered on the family and the home. Besides official worship in rural sacred areas and at temples in towns, the ancients kept household shrines with statuettes of different deities that could ha...
Cultural Memories in the Roman Empire
Memory studies one of the most vibrant research fields of the present day brings together such diverse disciplines as art and archaeology, history, religion, literature, sociology, media studies, and neuroscience. In scholarship on ancient Rome, stud...
Art of the Storyteller
This richly illustrated volume offers a fascinating introduction to ancient Greek vases for the general reader. It presents vases not merely as beautiful vessels to hold water and wine, but also as instruments of storytelling and bearers of meaning....
Art and Invention Between Greece and Rome
ISBN: HB: 9781606061336,
15x25 cm, 144 colour illus., 23 black&white illus., 1 map
This is a richly illustrated volume that demonstrates Sicily's essential role in the development of the ancient Mediterranean world. Ancient Sicily, a prosperous island at the crossroads of the Mediterranean, occupied a pivotal place in the region. I...
Amber and the Ancient World
ISBN: PB: 9781606060827,
17.4x22.4 cm, 63 colour illus., 5 black&white illus.
This title offers a fascinating look at the one of the ancient world's most prized substances. Amber has fascinated mankind since the Palaeolithic era. Through exquisite visual examples and vivid classical texts, this book examines the myths and lege...
In the Ancient Mediterranean
ISBN: PB: 9780892369690,
18x25.2 cm, 97 black&white illus.
This is an illuminating collection of essays that explore the idea of cultural identity in the ancient Mediterranean. Cultural identity is a slippery and elusive concept. When applied to the collective self-consciousness among people or nations, it b...
Art of Ancient Greek Theater
ISBN: HB: 9781606060377,
24.6x28.7 cm, 75 colour illus., 67 black&white illus.
This is an exploration of Greek theatre as seen through its many depictions in classical art. "The Art of Ancient Greek Theater" addresses the vibrant imprint that ancient Greek tragedy and comedy left on the visual arts of classical Greece. Theatric...
Secrets of Pompeii
Everyday Life in Ancient Rome
ISBN: HB: 9780892369416,
24.1x27.9 cm, 170 colour illus., maps
This title presents a lavishly illustrated and fascinating exploration of the art, architecture, and archaeology of one of the world's best preserved Roman cities. The remains of the ancient city of Pompeii, frozen in time following the tragic erupti...
The Letters of Pliny the Younger on the Eruption of Vesuvius
ISBN: HB: 9780892369003,
19x21.5 cm, 16 detailed relief engravings
Pliny the Younger (61-112 AD) was a Roman official and writer. He has become famous for his two letters to the historian Tacitus, which detail his eye-witness account of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in 79 AD which took the life of his uncle, Pliny...
Pots and Plays
Interactions Between Tragedy Vase-Painting of the Fourth Century B.C.
ISBN: HB: 9780892368075,
28x28 cm, 76 colour illus., 48 black&white illus.
Greek painted pottery from the fourth century BC is one of the largest and most remarkable bodies of theatrically informed material that still survives. "Pots and Plays" is a thorough and insightful re-evaluation of over 100 Greek vases – mostly from...