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  1. Dressing the Dead in Classical Antiquity

    Dressing the Dead in Classical Antiquity [Paperback]

    Maureen Carroll (Editor); John Peter Wild (Editor)

    £25.00

    ISBN: 9781445603001
    Published by : Amberley Publishing
    Naked we come into the world, but we are extraordinarily unlucky if naked we leave it. It is a human reaction to cover the dead with textiles. This volume presents the results of new and ground-breaking research in the UK and abroad on clothing an... .... Learn More
  2. Classical Mythology

    Classical Mythology [Paperback]

    M. P. O. Morford (Author)

    Regular Price: £34.99

    Special Price: £12.95

    ISBN: 9780195397703
    Published by : Oxford University Press
    A good introduction to Greek and Roman mythology based largely on literary works, although with some mention of art and architecture. The authors divide their subject according to the myths of creation, the Greek sagas, the nature of Roman myth... .... Learn More
  3. Cult Places and Cultural Change in Republican Italy

    Cult Places and Cultural Change in Republican Italy [Hardback]

    Tesse Stek (Author)

    Regular Price: £70.00

    Special Price: £30.00

    ISBN: 9789089641779
    Published by : Amsterdam University Press
    Cult places had a pivotal function among the various 'Italic' tribes known to us from the ancient sources, which had been gradually conquered and subsequently controlled by Rome. Through an analysis of archaeological, literary and epigraphic ev... .... Learn More
  4. Power of Sacrifice

    Power of Sacrifice: Roman and Christian Discourses in Conflict [Hardback]

    George Heyman (Author)

    Regular Price: £63.50

    Special Price: £14.95

    ISBN: 9780813214894
    Published by : Catholic University of America Press
    Oxbow says: In his study of Roman and Christian thinking on the practice of public sacrifice, George Heyman argues that sacrifice was used in similar ways as both a ritual practice and a mode of social discourse. Through ancient writers such as... .... Learn More
  5. Religion in Republican Italy

    Religion in Republican Italy [Hardback]

    Celia Schultz (Editor); Paul B. Harvey Jr. (Editor)

    Regular Price: £72.00

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    ISBN: 9780521863667
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    Using archaeological and epigraphic evidence as well as the literary sources the 10 essays presented here aim to shed light on the 'Romanisation' of religion in the Italian penninsula in the mid to late republic. Attempts are made to define pre... .... Learn More
  6. The World of Roman Song

    The World of Roman Song: From Ritualized Speech to Social Order [Hardback]

    thomas Habinek (Author)

    Regular Price: £42.00

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    ISBN: 9780801881053
    Published by : Johns Hopkins University Press
    The Roman word carmen , usually translated as song, Thomas Habinek argues, encompasses a rang of practices including ritualized speech, poetry and storytelling. In this study he seeks to explore the world of verbal production and its significan... .... Learn More
  7. Jewish Martyrs in the Pagan and Christian Worlds

    Jewish Martyrs in the Pagan and Christian Worlds [Hardback]

    Shmuel Shepkaru (Author)

    Regular Price: £77.00

    Special Price: £9.95

    ISBN: 9780521842815
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    This book presents a linear history of Jewish martyrdom, from the Hellenistic period to the high Middle Ages. Following the chronology of sources, the study challenges the general consensus that martyrdom was an original Hellenistic Jewish idea. I... .... Learn More
  8. Romans and Christians

    Romans and Christians [Paperback]

    Dominic Janes (Author)

    Regular Price: £17.99

    Special Price: £3.95

    ISBN: 9780752419541
    Published by : Tempus Publishing Ltd
    Images, both artistic and architectural, were an integral part of the ways in which Romans and Christians spread their message across the empire. Initially, this `visual history' discusses how Rome's power was projected through the construction... .... Learn More
  9. Cultic Theatres & Ritual Drama

    Cultic Theatres & Ritual Drama: Regional Development & Religious Interchange Between East & West in Antiquity [Hardback]

    Inge Nielsen (Author)

    £30.50

    ISBN: 9788772888798
    Published by : Aarhus University Press
    Series: (Aarhus Studies in Mediterranean Antiquity)
    Volume: 4
    This well-illustrated book thoroughly investigates the relations between East and West in the Ancient world as seen through the lens of ancient religious practices. The author has concentrated on one aspect of the cult, the ritual drama, and its s... .... Learn More
  10. Athlone History of Witchcraft and Magic in Europe Volume 2

    Athlone History of Witchcraft and Magic in Europe Volume 2: Ancient Greece and Rome [Paperback]

    Valerie I. J. Flint (Author); Richard Gordon (Author); Georg Luck (Author); Daniel Ogden (Author)

    Regular Price: £59.99

    Special Price: £7.95

    ISBN: 9780485891027
    Published by : Athlone Press
    Evidence for witchcraft and magic in the Greek and Roman worlds comes from a variety of largely written sources including fictional literature, historical narratives, philosophical and scientific works, religious texts and performative sources.... .... Learn More

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