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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
Wie is wie in de klassieke wereld
Kok, 2007, geb, 223 pp, € 13.90, 9789059772229
Adler, E.
Valorizing the Barbarians. Enemy Speeches in Roman Historiography
Texas UP, 2011, geb, 300 pp, € 73.50, 9780292726284
Vantilt, 2009, pap, 158 pp, € 19.95, 9789460040207
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
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
Arnason, J. P., K. Raaflaub (eds)
The Roman Empire in Context. Historical and Comparative Perspectives
Ancient World: Comparative Histories, Wiley-Blackwell, 2011, geb, 432 pp, € 109.90, 9780470655573
Asmonti, L.
Athenian Democracy: A Sourcebook
Continuum, 2011, pap, 256 pp, € 31.50, 9781441113719
Asmonti, L.
Athenian Democracy: A Sourcebook
Continuum, 2011, geb, 256 pp, € 84.50, 9780826420343
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
The Learned Banqueters. Volume VI, Books 12-13.594b
Harvard UP, 2010, 310 pp, € 22.50, 9780674996397
Ayad, M.
Gods Wife, Gods Servant. The Gods Wife of Amun
Routledge, 2009, geb, 240 pp, € 86.50, 9780415411707
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
Barringer, J.M.
Art, Myth and Ritual in Classical Greece
Cambridge UP, 2008, pap, 267 pp, € 24.90, 9780521646475
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
Bayliss, A. J.
After Demosthenes. The Politics of Early Hellenistic Athens
Continuum, 2011, geb, 288 pp, € 84.50, 9781441111517
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, € 44.95, 9780521316828
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, € 44.50, 9780521456463
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
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
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
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
Bird, G. D.
Multitextuality in the Homeric Iliad. The Witness of Ptolemaic Papyri
Harvard UP, 2010, 200 pp, € 20.90, 9780674053236
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
Bispham, E., T. Harrison & B. A. Sparks
The Edinburgh Companion to Ancient Greece and Rome
Edinburgh UP, 2010, pap, 616 pp, € 38.95, 9780748616305
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
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
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
Bowden, H.
Classical Athens and the Delphic Oracle
Cambridge UP, 2005, pap, 188 pp, € 28.00, 0521530814
Bowden, H.
Mystery Cults in the Ancient World
Thames & Hudson, 2010, geb, 256 pp, € 38.90, 9780500251645
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
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
Bremmer, J.N. and A. Erskine (eds)
The Gods of Ancient Greece. Identities and Transformations
Edinburgh Leventis Studies 5, Edinburgh University Press, 2010, geb, 528 pp, € 126.90, 9780748637980
Brody, L. R. and Gail L. Hofman (eds.)
Dura-Europos. Crossroads of Antiquity
Chicago UP, 2011, geb, 350 pp, € 56.95, 9781892850164
Budin, S.L.
The Myth of Sacred Prostitution in Antiquity
Cambridge, 2010, pap, 366pp, € 29.90, 9780521178044
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
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
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, € 29.50, 9780226100432
Burns, B. E.
Mycenaean Greece, Mediterranean Commerce, and the Formation of Identity
Cambridge UP, 2010, geb, 264 pp, € 77.00, 9780521119542
Calame. Claude
Myth and History in Ancient Greece. The Symbolic Creation of a Colony.
Princeton UP, 2003, geb, 178 pg, € 52.50, 9780691114583
Cantor, Norman
Antiquity. The Civilization of the Ancient World.
A history of ancient civilization by the author of In the Wake of the Plague surveys such topics as Classical Greece, Judaism, the founding of Christianity, and the rise and fall of Rome, explaining leading themes in religion, philosophy, environment, health, and other areas.
Harper Collins, 2003, geb, 240 pg, € 22.50, 9780060174095
Carandini, A. (S.Sartarelli, transl.)
Rome. Day One
Princeton UP, 2011, geb, 184 pp, € 24.50, 9780691139227
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
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
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
Cawkell, G.
Cyrene to Chaeronea. Selected Essays on Ancient Greek History
Oxford UP, 2011, geb, 450 pp, € 99.95, 9780199593286
Claes, J.
Romeinse sagen en legenden
Schatkamer van kunst en taal, Davidsfonds, 2008, pap, € 29.50, 9789077942352
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
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
Claudius Quadrigarius & Cornelius Sisenna
De schoonheid van strijd. Verzamelde prozafragmenten
Voltaire, 2010, pap, 120 pp, € 19.90, 9789058480958
Clauss, M.
The Roman Cult of Mithras. The God and His Mysteries
Edinburgh, 2000, pap, 198 pp, € 34.00, 074861396x
Coarelli, F.
Rome and Environs: An Archeological Guide
By Order
University of California Press, 2008, pap, 555 pp, € 22.50, 9780520079618
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
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
Colaiaco, J.A.
Socrates against Athens. Philosophy on Trial
Routledge, 2001, pap, 266 pp, € 29.95, 0415926548
Coleman, Kathleen M. (ed)
Images for Classicists
Expected nov. 2014 Does the wine god ever drink? Why do artistic depictions of ancient myths sometimes 'contradict' the textual versions that we think of as canonical? What caused the Romans to be anxious about decorated ceilings? Can numismatic images solve problems in Augustan politics or explain the provenance of the Warren Cup? How are the curators of ancient artifacts to supply the high-quality digital images that scholars need in order to answer these questions? And how are text-based scholars to make productive use of them?

Images have their own semantic language, and their survival, usually divorced from their original context, makes it hard to interpret them with nuance and sophistication.

Images for Classicists starts from the premise that the visual and textual records from antiquity are indispensable complements to one another and demonstrates some of the ways in which text and image, taken together, can complicate and enrich our understanding of ancient culture. While attempting to dissolve the distinctions between text- and artifact-based scholars, it also tries to bridge the gap between academy and museum by exploring the challenges that the digital revolution poses to curators and sketching some of the ways in which image-based collections may be deployed in the future.

Harvard UP, 2014, geb, 184 pp, € 21.00, 9780674428362
Connelly, Joan Breton
Portrait of a Priestess. Women and Ritual in Ancient Greece
This is the first comprehensive cultural history of priestesses in the ancient Greek world. Connelly presents the fullest and most vivid picture yet of how priestesses lived and worked, from the most famous and sacred of them - the Delphic Oracle and the priestess of Athena Polias - to basket bearers and handmaidens. Along the way, she challenges long-held beliefs to show that priestesses played far more significant public roles in ancient Greece than previously acknowledged.

Connelly builds this history through a pioneering examination of archaeological evidence in the broader context of literary sources, inscriptions, sculpture, and vase painting. Ranging from southern Italy to Asia Minor, and from the late Bronze Age to the fifth century A.D., she brings the priestesses to life - their social origins, how they progressed through many sacred roles on the path to priesthood, and even how they dressed. She sheds light on the rituals they performed, the political power they wielded, their systems of patronage and compensation, and how they were honored, including in death.

Connelly shows that understanding the complexity of priestesses' lives requires us to look past the simple lines we draw today between public and private, sacred and secular. The remarkable picture that emerges reveals that women in religious office were not as secluded and marginalized as we have thought - that religious office was one arena in ancient Greece where women enjoyed privileges and authority comparable to that of men.

Connelly concludes by examining women's roles in early Christianity, taking on the larger issue of the exclusion of women from the Christian priesthood.

Princeton UP, 2007, pap, 421 pp, € 59.95, 9780691143842
Cooley, A.E. & M.G.L. Cooley
Pompeii. A Sourcebook
by order
Routledge, 2004, pap, 254 pp, € 32.50, 0415262127
Cooper, J.M.
Knowledge, Nature, and the Good. Essays on Ancient Philosophy
Princeton UP, 2004, pap, 410 pp, € 37.95, 0691117241
Cyrino, M.S.
Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World Series, Routledge, 2010, pap, 155p, € 23.50, 9780415775236
Davies, Jason P.
Rome's Religious History: Livy, Tacitus and Ammianus on their Gods
This book explores the way in which three ancient historians, writing in Latin, embedded the gods into their accounts of the past. Although previous scholarship has generally portrayed these writers as somewhat dismissive of traditional Roman religion, it is argued here that Livy, Tacitus and Ammianus saw themselves as being very close to the centre of those traditions. The gods are presented as a potent historical force, and a close reading of the historians' texts easily bears out this conclusion. Their treatment of the gods is not limited to portraying the role and power of the divine in the unfolding of the past: equally prominent is the negotiation with the reader concerning what constituted a 'proper' religious system. Priests and other religious experts function as an index of the decline (or restoration) of Rome and each writer formulates a sophisticated position on the practical and social aspects of Roman religion.
Cambridge UP, 2004, geb, 341 pp, € 79.95, 9780521834827
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
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
Deacy, S.
Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World v. 7, Routledge, 2009, pap, 200 pp, € 22.50, 9780415300667
Dewald, C. & J. Marincola (eds)
The Cambridge Companion to Herodotus
Cambridge Companions Series, Cambridge UP, 2006, pap, 373 pp, € 28.50, 0521536839 / 9780521536837
Dickinson, O.
The Aegean from Bronze Age to Iron Age. Continuity and Change between the Twelfth and Eighth Century BC
Routledge, 2006, pap, 298 pp, € 31.00, 0415135907 / 9780415135900
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
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
Dillon, M, and Garland, L.
Ancient Greece
Routledge sourcebooks for the ancient world, Routledge, 2010, pap, 600 pp, € 35.50, 9780415473309
Docter, Roald, Ridha Boussoffara, Pieter ter Keurs (red)
Carthago, opkomst en ondergang
Carthago is vooral bekend als de stad die in 146 v. Chr. vernietigd werd door de Romeinen. Dit boek laat zien dat er meer te melden is over deze fascinerende stad die eeuwenlang het centrum was van een uitgebreid handelsnetwerk in het Mediterrane gebied. Van oorsprong Fenicische migranten vestigden zich waarschijnlijk in de 9e eeuw v. Chr. in het noorden van het huidige Tunesie. De strategische ligging van de stad was van groot belang, want zowel de handel over zee als de handel met het Afrikaanse achterland kon van hieruit gedomineerd worden.

In dit boek komen de nieuwste inzichten aan bod over de Carthaagse samenleving, handel, sociale organisatie en politiek. Een keur van specialisten beschrijft de oorsprong van Carthago, de handels- en de oorlogsvloot en de vernietigende oorlogen met Rome. Natuurlijk wordt ook de beroemde tocht die de Carthaagse veldheer Hannibal over de Alpen maakte besproken. Hannibal bedreigde met zijn olifanten Rome, maar wist uiteindelijk geen beslissing te forceren.

Tunesische specialisten beschrijven het door Keizer Augustus herbouwde Romeinse Carthago en staan stil bij de latere christelijke periode. Tenslotte vindt de lezer veel informatie over de Europese beeldvorming over Carthago, van 16e eeuwse prenten tot aan de stripverhalen van Alex.

Walburg Pers, 2014, geb, 144 pp, € 19.95, 9789057309939
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
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
Dolen, H. van
Op naar de Olympos! Verhalen over Griekse goden, helden en mensen om voor te lezen of zelf te lezen
Valkhof Pers, 2009, geb, 200 pp, € 24.00, 9789056253073
Dros, Imme
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.
Querido Kinderboek, 2012, pap, ca 544 pp, € 17.50, 9789045113876
Dubois, P.
Slavery. Antiquity and its Legacy
I. B. Tauris, 2009, pap, € 30.90, 9781845119263
DuBois, P.
Out of Athens. The New Ancient Greeks
Harvard UP, 2009, geb, 238 pp, € 30.50, 9780674035867
Dykes, A.
Reading Sin in the World. The Hamertigenia of Prudentius and the Vocation of the Responsible Reader
Cambridge UP, 2011, geb, 300 pp, € 92.50, 9781107004535
Edmondson, J. (ed.)
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
Edwards, C.
Death in Ancient Rome
Yale UP, 2007, geb, 287 pp, € 35.00, 9780300112085
Egelhaaf-Gaiser, U., Denis Pausch und Meike Ruhl
Kultur der Antike. Transdisziplinares Arbeiten in den Altertumswissenschaften
Verlag Antike, 2010, geb, 456 pp, € 55.90, 9783938032411
Ehrenberg, V.
From Solon to Socrates
Routledge classics, Routledge, 2011, pap, 401 pp, € 21.95, 9780415584876
Eidinow, E.
Oracles, Curses, & Risk Among the Ancient Greeks
Oxford UP, 2007, geb, 516 pp, € 130.50, 9780199277780
Errington, R.M.
A History of the Hellenistic World: 323-30 BC
Blackwell History of the Ancient World, Blackwell, 2008, pap, 348 pp, € 44.95, 9780631233886
Erskine, A.
Roman Imperialism
Edinburgh UP, 2010, pap, 224 pp, € 27.90, 9780748619634
Evans, N.
Civic Rites : Democracy and Religion in Ancient Athens
California UP, 2010, pap, 272pp, € 23.50, 9780520262034
Evslin, B
Gods, Demigods and Demons. A handbook of Greek Mythology
I.B. Tauris, 2006, pap, 218 pp, € 19.50, 1845113217 / 9781845113216
Ferwerda, R. (vert.)
Keizer Julianus en Saloustios. Over de wereld en haar goden.
Marginalia reeks, Damon, 2003, geb, 144 pg, € 14.90, 9055734098
Finley, M. I.
De Oude Grieken
Bijleveld, 2009, pap, 240 pp, € 12.50, 9789061318194
Finley, M. I.
De wereld van Odysseus
Bijleveld, 2009, pap, 287 pp, € 19.50, 9789061318187
Flower, H. I.
Roman Republics
Princeton UP, 2009, geb, 204 pp, € 26.50, 9780691140438
Flower, M.
The Seer in Ancient Greece
California UP, 2009, pap, 305 pp, € 24.50, 9780520259935
Flower, M.A.
The Seer in Ancient Greece
California UP, 2008, geb, 305 pp, € 36.95, 9780520252295
Gabucci, A.
Dictionaries of Civilization, California UP, 2006, pap, 384 pp, € 24.50, 9780520252653
Gagerin, M. (ed.)
Speeches from Athenian Law
Texas UP, 2011, pap, 416 pp, € 26.50, 9780292726383
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
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
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
Gimbutas, Marija
The Language of the Goddess. Unearthing the Hidden Symbols of Western Civilization
Thames & Hudson, 2001, pap, 424 pp, € 26.95, 9780500282496
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
Goldsworthy, Adrian
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
Goodman, M.
The Roman World 44 BC- AD 180
By Order
Routledge, 1997, pap, 416 pp, € 29.90, 9780415049702
Het woord is een machtig heerser
Historische Uitgeverij, 1996/2010, pap, 104 pp, € 19.95, 9789065540584
Graf, F.
Gods and Heroes of the Ancient World, Routledge, 2008, pap, 190 pp, € 25.90, 9780415317115
Graf, F. & S.I. Johnston
Ritual Texts for the Afterlife. Orpheus and the Bacchic Gold Tablets
Routledge, 2007, pap, 246 pp, € 28.50, 9780415415514
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
Grummond, Nancy Thomson de
Etruscan Myth, Sacred History, and Legend
This volume is the first comprehensive account of Etruscan mythology, an elusive and difficult subject because no Etruscan textual narratives have survived from antiquity. In order to interpret the myths and make the Etruscans come alive for us today, Nancy Thomson de Grummond acts as an archaeological detective piecing together evidence from representations in art, from archaeological sites, and from indirect accounts of Etruscan lore in Greek and Roman texts.

She starts with the purely Etruscan material, beginning with their stories of the prophets and ending with their very particular view of the underworld. She probes the relationship between myth and ritual, as well as what myth reveals of Etruscan attitudes about politics and in particular about their society, as well as statements about gender and the human body made through myth and art. Specific topics include an overview of the Etruscan geographical setting; a review of questions of origins and of general Etruscan chronology, especially as it relates to the development of myth; our written sources, with a short discussion about what is known of the Etruscan language (largely through inscriptions), and the media in art that are most useful for the study of Etruscan myth, especially engraved bronze mirrors.

Annotated representations in art and of other evidence from archaeology illuminate Etruscan mythology, and an appendix essay on studying Etruscan mythology lays out the history of the study of Etruscan myth and the principal publications on the subject.

Authorities and students involved with front-line research on the Etruscans, classicists who study and teach the mythology of ancient Greece and Italy, and scholars of world myth interested not only in the comparanda but also in the methodology for studying myth without the illumination of local written narrative will benefit from this book.

Pennsylvania UP, 2006, geb, 270 pp + CDRom, € 61.95, 9781931707862
Grummond, Nancy Thomson 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
Gunderson, E. (ed)
The Cambridge Companion to Ancient Rhetoric
Cambridge UP, 2009, pap, 355 pp, € 26.95, 9780521677868
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
Hankinson, R.J. (ed.)
The Cambridge Companion to Galen
Cambridge UP, 2008, pap, 450 pp, € 26.95, 9780521525589
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
Hanson, V. D.
The Western Way of War: Infantry Battle in Classical Greece
University of California Press, 2009, pap, 273 pp, € 18.00, 9780520260092
Hardie, P. (ed.)
The Cambridge Companion to Ovid
Cambridge UP, 2002, pap, 408 pp, € 29.95, 9780521775281
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
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
Heitman, R.
Taking her Seriously. Penelope and the Plot of Homers Odyssey
University of Michigan Press, 2009, pap, 136pp, € 27.95, 9780472033171
Hekster, O.
Rome and Its Empire, AD 193-284
Edinburgh UP, 2008, pap, 208 pp, € 27.90, 9780748623044
Hengel, L. van den
Imago: Romeinse keizerbeelden en de belichaming van gender
Verloren, 2009, pap, 503 pp, € 55.00, 978908704833
Herklotz, F.
Prinzeps und Pharao. Der Kult des Augustus in Agypten
Verlag Antike, 2007, geb, 507 pp, € 77.95, 9783938032152
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
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
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
Holland, T
Rubicon. Het einde van de Romeinse Republiek.
Atheneum-Polak & van Gennep, 2006, geb, 423 pp, € 24.95, 9789025363208
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
Holt, Frank L.
Alexander the Great and the Mystery of the Elephant Medallions
van 34.95 voor 22.50

To all those who witnessed his extraordinary conquests, from Albania to India, Alexander the Great appeared invincible. How Alexander himself promoted this appearance - how he abetted the belief that he enjoyed divine favor and commanded even the forces of nature against his enemies - is the subject of Frank L. Holt's absorbing book.

Solid evidence for the 'supernaturalized' Alexander lies in a rare series of medallions that depict the triumphant young king at war against the elephants, archers, and chariots of Rajah Porus of India at the Battle of the Hydaspes River. Recovered from Afghanistan and Iraq in sensational and sometimes perilous circumstances, these ancient artifacts have long animated the modern historical debate about Alexander. Holt's book, the first devoted to the mystery of these ancient medallions, takes us into the history of their discovery and interpretation, into the knowable facts of their manufacture and meaning, and, ultimately, into the king's own psyche and his frightening theology of war. The result is a valuable analysis of Alexander history and myth, a vivid account of numismatics, and a spellbinding look into the age-old mechanics of megalomania.

Hellenistic Culture and Society, California UP, 2003, pap, 198 pp, € 22.50, 9780520244832
Homeros (Homerus)
Ilias & Odyssee
De Ilias is het verhaal over de beroemdste oorlog uit de Griekse mythologie. Homerus beschrijft ons het laatste jaar van de lange strijd om Troje, niet als verslag van een reeks gebeurtenissen, maar als dramatisch epos, waarin de gevechten dienen als achtergrond voor het thema: de wrok van Achilles en zijn keuze tussen leven en roem.

De Odyssee zou wel eens het meest gelezen gedicht aller tijden kunnen zijn. Zelfs wie het nooit in zijn geheel heeft gelezen kent wel een van de fantastische avonturen van de listige Odysseus, de gekwelde Griekse held die na de val van Troje jaren moest rondzwerven voor hij zijn vrouw, zoon en vaderland zou terugzien.

Athenaeum-Polak & Van Gennep, 2008, pap, 680 pp, € 17.50, 9789025363895
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
Homeros (Homerus)
Ilios & Odysseus
Vertaling Imme Dros, met tekeningen van Harrie Geelen

Ilios gaat over het tienjarige beleg van Troje. De Grieken proberen de geschaakte Helena terug te halen. Maar het is vooral het verhaal van de schitterende list die Odysseus verzint om in een houten paard Griekse manschappen Troje binnen te smokkelen. Het leidde tot de val van Troje en tot eeuwige roem voor Odysseus.

Odysseus is het verhaal over de geslepen koning van het eiland Ithaka, die zijn vrouw en zoontje achterliet om met de andere Griekse vorsten de stad Troje te belegeren. In de twintig jaar dat hij weg was ontstonden er veel verhalen over hem, en beleefde hij zelf veel om over te vertellen.

Querido Kinderboek, 2001, pap, 431 pp, € 19.95, 9789045112442
Homerus, Imme Dros (vert.)
Odysseia De reizen van Odysseus
Al in de oudheid werd hij kortweg De Dichter genoemd: Homeros, de schepper van de onsterfelijk geworden Ilias en Odysseia. Met zijn werk begint in de achtste eeuw voor Christus de Griekse, en daarmee westerse, literatuur; sindsdien is hij onafgebroken gelezen, bewonderd, en door schrijvers, beeldend kunstenaars en operacomponisten als inspiratiebron gebruikt.

De Odysseia zou wel eens het meest gelezen gedicht van alle tijden kunnen zijn. Zelfs wie het nooit in zijn geheel heeft gelezen kent wel een van de fantastische avonturen van de listige Odysseus, de gekwelde Griekse held die na de val van Troje jaren moest rondzwerven voor hij zijn vrouw, zoon en vaderland zou terugzien.

Wie heeft niet gehoord van de nimf Kalypso, die Odysseus zeven jaren in haar grot vasthield, van het meisje Nausikaa, dat hem uitgeput op het strand van de Faiaken vond, de Lotuseters, de cycloop Polyfemos, wiens ene oog op gruwelijke wijze door Odysseus werd uitgebrand, van de tovenares Kirke, die al zijn makkers in zwijnen veranderde, de blinde ziener Teiresias in de onderwereld, de Sirenen, die hem tevergeefs proberen te verlokken, van Skylla en Charybdis... En natuurlijk van zijn vrouw Penelopeia en haar opdringerige vrijers, en zijn zoon Telemachos, die knarsetandend wacht tot hij samen met zijn vader wraak kan nemen, met een gruwelijk bloedbad.

Athenaeum-Polak & Van Gennep, 2006, pap, 436 pp, € 14.95, 9789025320522
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
Hooff, A. van
Nero en Seneca. De despoot en de denker
Ambo, 2010, geb, 263 pp, € 24.95, 9789026322839
Hope, V. M.
Roman Death
Continuum, 2009, geb, 239 pp, € 33.50, 9781847250384
Hornblower, H.
A Commentary on Thucydides: Volume II: Books IV-V.24
Oxford UP, 1996, pap, 520 pp, € 67.50, 9780199276257
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
Howatson, M.C. (ed.)
The Oxford Companion to Classical Literature
Oxford UP, 2005, pap, 617 pp, € 24.00, 9780198600817
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
Humphreys, S.C.
The Strangeness of Gods. Historical Perspectives on the Interpretation of Athenian Religion
The Strangeness of Gods combines studies of changes in modern interpretations of Greek religion with studies of changes in Athenian ritual. The combination is necessary in order to combat influential stereotypes: that Greek religion consisted of ritual without theological speculation, that ritual is inherently conservative. To re-examine the evidence for Greek rituals and their interpretation is also to re-examine our own preconceptions and prejudices. The argument presented by S. C. Humphreys tries to bring Greek texts closer to the `classic' texts of other civilizations, and religion, as a form of speculative thought, closer to science. Her studies of Athenian rituals put this emphasis on changing interpretations into practice, showing that the Athenians thought about their rites as well as celebrating them.
Oxford UP, 2004, geb, 399 pp, € 109.50, 9780199269235
Hunink, V
Bedolven door de Vesuvius: Pompeii in 1000 graffiti
te bestellen
Damon, 2007, pap, 336 pp, € 24.90, 9789055738243
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
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
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
Icks, M.
Heliogabalus. Een denkbeeldige biografie
Bert Bakker, 2010, pap, 288p, € 24.95, 9789035134874
Instone, S.
Greek Personal Religion. A Reader
Aris & Phillips, 2009, pap, € 33.90, 978085668898
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
Jaeger, M.
Livys Written Home
University of Michigan Press, 2009, pap, 224pp, € 30.00, 9780472033614
Jannot, J.-R.
Religion in Ancient Etruria
University of Wisconsin Press, 2005, geb, 229 pp, € 89.50, 0299208400
Johnston, S.I.
Ancient Greek Divination
Blackwell Ancient Religions Series, Blackwell Publishers, 2008, pap, 193 pp, € 25.50, 9781405115735
Jones, C. P.
New Heroes in Antiquity. From Achilles to Antinoos
Revealing Antiquity 18, Harvard UP, 2010, 128 pp, € 29.50, 9780674035867
Joshel, S. R.
Slavery in the Roman World
Cambridge Introduction to Roman Civilization, Cambridge UP, 2010, pap, 236 pp, € 22.95, 9780521535014
Vertaald door M. D Hane-Scheltema
Athenaeum-Polak & Van Gennep, 2006, pap, 259 pp, € 12.50, 9789025322632
Kaldellis, A.
The Christian Parthenon, Classicism and Pilgrimage in Byzantine Athens
Cambridge UP, 2009, geb, 252 pp, € 67.95, 9780521882286
Kallendorf, C. W. (ed.)
A Companion to the Classical Tradition
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World, Wiley Blackwell, 2010, pap, 512 pp, € 39.50, 9781444334166
Kamm, A.
The Romans, an Introduction, second ed.
Routledge, 2008, pap., 239 pp, € 26.50, 9780415458252
Kearns, E.
Ancient Greek Religion. A Sourcebook
Blackwell Sourcebooks in Ancient History, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009, pap, 370 pp, € 32.50, 9781405149280
Kelly, C.
The Roman Empire. A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions Series 150, Oxford UP, 2006, pap, 153 pp, € 9.90, 9780192803917
Kelly, Christopher
Ruling the Later Roman Empire
In this highly original work, Christopher Kelly paints a remarkable picture of running a superstate. He portrays a complex system of government openly regulated by networks of personal influence and the payment of money. Focusing on the Roman Empire after Constantine's conversion to Christianity, Kelly illuminates a period of increasingly centralized rule through an ever more extensive and intrusive bureaucracy.
Revealing Antiquity, Belknap Press, 2004, geb, 341 pp, € 39.50, 9780674015647
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
Kinzl, K. H. (ed.)
A Companion to the Classical Greek World
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World, Wiley Blackwell, 2009, pap, 632 pp, € 39.50, 9781444334128
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
Konstan, D.
The Emotions of the Ancient Greeks
University of Toronto Press, 2008, pap, 419 pp, € 35.50, 9780802095589
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
Kuhrt, A.
The Persian Empire. A Corpus of Sources from the Achaemenid Period
Routledge, 2009, pap, 1020 pp, € 44.50, 9780415552790
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
Landels, J.G.
Engineering in the Ancient World
revised ed.
U of California Press, 2000, pap, 238 pp, € 24.95, 9780520227828
Leadbetter, W. L.
Galerius and the Will of Diocletian
Roman Imperial Biographies, Routledge, 2009, geb, 288 pp, € 80.90, 9780415404884
Lear, A. & E. Cantarella
Images of Ancient Greek Pederasty. Boys Were Their Gods
by order
Routledge, 2009, pap, 288 pp, € 30.90, 9780415564045
Lefkowitz, Mary
Greek Gods, Human Lives. What we can learn from myths.
Yale UP, 2003, geb, 288 pp, € 37.50, 9780300101454
Levaniouk, O.
Eve of the Festival. Making Myth in Odyssey 19
Harvard UP, 2011, 200 pp, € 20.90, 9780674053359
Llewellyn-Jones, L. & J. Robson
Ctesias History of Persia: Tales of the Orient
Routledge Classical Translations, Routledge, 2009, geb, 224 pp, € 75.90, 9780415364119
Lloyd, G.E.R.
Magic, Reason and Experience. Studies in the Origins and Development of Greek Science
Hackett Publishing, 1979, pap, 335 pp, € 22.50, 9780872205284
Longfellow, B.
Roman Imperialism and Civic Patronage. Form, Meaning and Ideology in Monumental Complexes
Cambridge UP, 2010, geb, 292 pp, € 73.50, 9780521194938
Lonsdale, Steven H.
Dance and Ritual Play in Greek Religion
John Hopkins UP, 2001, pap, 352 pp, € 28.50, 9780801867590
Lopez-Ruiz, Carolina
When the Gods Were Born. Greek Cosmogonies and the Near East
Ancient Greece has for too long been studied in isolation from its Near Eastern neighbors. And the ancient Near East itself has for too long been seen as an undifferentiated cultural monolith. Classics and Near Eastern Studies, in our modern universities, continue to be separated by various disciplinary, linguistic, and ideological walls. Yet there is a growing trend to dismantle these divides and look at the Greek world within its fullest geographical and cultural contexts. This book aims to bring the comparative study of Greek and Near Eastern cosmogonies to a new level. It analyzes themes such as succession myths, expressions of poetic inspiration, and claims to cosmic knowledge, as well as the role of itinerant specialists in the transmission of theogonies. Rather than compiling literary parallels from different periods and languages and treating the Near East as a monolithic matrix, the author focuses on the motifs specific to the North-West Semitic tradition with which the Greeks had direct contact in the Archaic period. Focusing on Hesiod's "Theogony", the Orphic texts, and their Ugaritic, Phoenician, and Hebrew counterparts, Carolina Lopez-Ruiz avoids traditional diffusionist assumptions and proposes instead that dynamic cultural interaction led to the oral and intimate transmission of stories and beliefs.
Harvard UP, 2010, geb, 302 pp, € 45.00, 9780674049468
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
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
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
Malkin, I. (ed.)
Mediterranean Paradigms and Classical Antiquity
Print On Demand
Routledge, 2005, geb, 149 pp, € 107.95, 0415356350
Martin, G. (ed.)
Divine Talk. Religious Argumentation in Demosthenes.
Oxford UP, 2009, geb, 520 pp, € 84.90, 9780199560226
Martin, H.
Plutarch and Athens
By Order
Routledge, 2009, geb, 224 pp, € 74.90, 9780415299084
Mayor, A.
The Poison King. The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Romes Deadliest Enemy
Princeton UP, 2009, geb, 448 pp, € 27.90, 9780691126838
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
McCall Smith,A,
De droomgod. De mythe van Angus
Mythen, Bezige Bij, 2007, geb, 156 pp, € 14.90, 9789023427193
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
McGovern, P.E.
Ancient Wine. The Search for the Origins of Viniculture
Princeton UP, 2003, geb, 365pp, € 46.50, 9780691070803
Meijer, F.
Bejubeld en verguisd. Helden en heldinnen in de oudheid
Athenaeum Polak & van Gennep, 2008, pap, 391 pp, € 12.50, 9789025364069
Meijer, F.
De Oudheid is nog niet voorbij
Athenaeum - Polak & Van Gennep, 2007, pap, 279 pp, € 19.95, 9789025363383
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
Meijer, Fik
Denken over Carthago.De erfenis van Duilius. Huizingalezing 2014
De strijd tussen de Romeinen en de Carthagers heeft meer dan een eeuw geduurd. Uiteindelijk werd Carthago, de trotse stad aan de Noord-Afrikaanse kust (nabij het huidige Tunis), in 146 v. Chr. door de Romeinen met de grond gelijk gemaakt. Alles wat aan de gehate Carthagers herinnerde, werd vernietigd, hun reputatie bezoedeld. De Romeinse weerzin van de Carthagers kende toen al een lange historie.

Emeritus hoogleraar Oude Geschiedenis Fik Meijer(1942) laat in de Huizinga-lezing 2014, de 43ste, zien hoe het denken van de Romeinen over de Carthagers zich ontwikkelde vanaf het moment dat Gaius Duilius hun in 260 v. Chr. een nederlaag in een zeeslag toebracht en hoe de Romeinen niet alleen winnaar op het slagveld werden, maar ook in de beeldvorming.

De 43ste Huizinga-lezing werd vrijdag 12 december 2014 gehouden in de Pieterskerk te Leiden. De organisatie van de jaarlijkse Huizinga-lezing is in handen van de Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen van de Universiteit Leiden, de Maatschappij der Nederlandse letterkunde, Elsevier en in 2014 het Rijksmuseum van Oudheden in Leiden.

De publicatie bevat naast de uitgebreide, geannoteerde en geillustreerde Huizinga-lezing van Fik Meijer onder meer een interview met de auteur, een levensschets van Johan Huizinga plus een overzicht van de 43 Huizinga-lezingen.

Reed, 2014, pap, € 12.50, 9789035252011
Mieroop, M. van de (ed.)
The Eastern Mediterranean in the Age of Ramesses II
Wiley, 2010, pap, 312 pp, € 33.50, 9781444332209
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
Mikalson, J.D.
Ancient Greek Religion 2nd revised edition
Blackwell Ancient Religions, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009, pap, 236pp, € 27.50, 9781405181778
Mitchell, S. & P. van Nuffelen (eds)
One God. Pagan Monotheism in the Roman Empire
Cambridge UP, 2010, geb, 239p, € 71.90, 9780521194167
Morales, H.
Classical Mythology, A Very Short Introduction
Very Short Introductions, Oxford UP, 2007, pap, 139 pp, € 13.90, 9780192804761
Morris, I. (ed.)
The Dark Ages of Greece
Edinburgh Readings on the Ancient World, Edinburgh University Press, 2009, pap, 352 pp, € 23.50, 9780748615735
Munn, Mark
The Mother of the Gods. Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia. A Study of Sovereignty in Ancient Religion
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Among maternal deities of the Greek pantheon, the Mother of the Gods was a paradox. She is variously described as a devoted mother, a chaste wife, an impassioned lover, and a virgin daughter; she is said to be both foreign and familiar to the Greeks. In this erudite and absorbing study, Mark Munn examines how the cult of Mother of the Gods came from Phrygia and Lydia, where she was the mother of tyrants, to Athens, where she protected the laws of the Athenian democracy. Analyzing the divergence of Greek and Asiatic culture at the beginning of the classical era, Munn describes how Kybebe, the Lydian goddess who signified fertility and sovereignty, assumed a different aspect to the Greeks when Lydia became part of the Persian empire. Conflict and resolution were played out symbolically, he shows, and the goddess of Lydian tyranny was eventually accepted by the Athenians as the Mother of the Gods, and as a symbol of their own sovereignty.

This book elegantly illustrates how ancient divinities were not static types, but rather expressions of cultural systems that responded to historical change. Presenting a new perspective on the context in which the Homeric and Hesiodic epics were composed, Munn traces the transformation of the Asiatic deity who was the goddess of Sacred Marriage among the Assyrians and Babylonians, equivalent to Ishtar. Among the Lydians, she was the bride to tyrants and the mother of tyrants. To the Greeks, she was Aphrodite. An original and compelling consideration of the relations between the Greeks and the dominant powers of western Asia, The Mother of the Gods, Athens, and the Tyranny of Asia is the first thorough examination of the way that religious cult practice and thought influenced political activities during and after the sixth and fifth centuries B.C.

California UP, 2006, geb, 452 pp, € 49.00, 9780520243491
Murray, T. & C. Evans (eds.)
Histories of Archaeology: A Reader in the History of Archaeology
Oxford UP, 2008, pap, 496 pp, € 49.50, 9780199550081
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
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
Nouwen, R.
Keizer Augustus en de Lage Landen
Davidsfonds, 2011, pap, 176 pp, € 27.50, 9789058265890
Nutton, V.
Ancient Medicine
By Order
Routledge, 2005, pap, € 28.90, 9780415368483
Ogden, D.
A Companion to Greek Religion
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World, Blackwell, 2007, geb, 520 pp, € 140.00, 9781405120548
Ogden, D.
Night`s Black Agents.Witches, Wizards and the Dead in the Ancient World
Hambledon Continuum, 2008, geb, 230 pp, € 37.00, 9781847252302
Ogden, D. (ed.)
A companion to Greek Religion
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World, Wiley Blackwell, 2007/ 2010, pap, 496pp, € 39.95, 9781444334173
Oppenheim, A. L.
The Interpretation of Dreams in the Ancient Near East
Gorgias Press, 2009, geb, € 122.50, 9781593337339
Opper, T.
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
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
tb. Vertaald door M. D Hane-Scheltema
Athenaeum-Polak & Van Gennep, 2011, pap, 464p, € 12.50, 9789025368487
Palagia, O. (ed)
Greek Sculpture, Function, Materials and Techniques in the Archaic and Classical Periods
Cambridge UP, 2008, pap, 326 pp, € 26.00, 9780521738378
Parker, R.
On Greek Religion
Cornell UP, 2011, geb, 328 pp, € 61.50, 9780801449482
Parker, R.
On Greek Religion
Cornell UP, 2011, pap, 309p, € 27.50, 9780801477355
Parkin, T. and Pomeroy, A. (ed.)
Roman Social History
By Order
Routledge, 2007, pap, 408 pp, € 27.50, 9780415426756
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
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
Paterculus, Velleius
Van Troje tot Tiberius. Een geschiedenis van Rome
Athenaeum - Polak & van Gennep, 2011, pap, 250p, € 19.95, 9789025368494
Pfeijffer, Ilja Leonard
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, 2010/2017, pap, 245 pp, € 15.00, 9789044628470
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
Apollonius of Tyana vol 1 Books I-IV
Loeb Classical Library 16, Harvard UP, 2005, geb, 423 pp, € 25.75, 0674996135
Apollonius of Tyana, Vol 2 books V-VIII
Loeb Classical Library, Harvard UP, 2005, geb, 440 pp, € 24.50, 0674996143
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
Stoïsche tegenstrijdigheden
Ingeleid, vertaald en toegelicht door P.A. Meijer
Vator-reeks, Klement, 2003, geb, 144pp, € 21.90, 9789077070475
The Histories. Volume I, Books 1-2
Loeb Classical Library 128, Harvard UP, 2010, 420 pp, € 22.50, 9780674996373
The Histories. Volume II, Books 3-4
Loeb Classical Library 137, Harvard UP, 2010, 520 pp, € 22.50, 9780674996380
Porphyry, Gillian Clarke, (transl.)
On Abstinence from Killing Animals
Ancient Commentators on Aristotle, Bloomsbury, 2014, pap, 222 pp, € 36.00, 9781780938899
Porter, J.I. (ed.)
Classical Pasts: The Classical Traditions of Greece and Rome
Princeton UP, 2006, pap, 450 pp, € 38.95, 0691089426 / 9780691089423
Potter, D. S. (ed.)
A Companion to the Roman Empire
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World, Wiley-Blackwell, 2009, pap, 691 pp, € 53.95, 9781405199186
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
Purvis, A.
Singular Dedications. Founders and Innovators of Private Cults in Classical Greece
Studies in Classics Outstanding Dissertations, Routledge, 2003, geb, 202pp, € 79.50, 9780415967013
Quignard, Pascal
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
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
Rebillard, E.
The Care of the Dead in Late Antiquity
Cornell UP, 2009, geb, 224 pp, € 34.00, 9780801446771
Rees, R.
Diocletian and the Tetrarchy
Edinburgh UP, 2004, pap, 220 pp, € 31.90, 9780748616619
Reydams-Schils, G.
The Roman Stoics. Self Responsibility, and Affection
Chicago UP, 2005, geb, 210 pp, € 41.00, 0226308375 / 9780226308371
Richter, D. S.
Cosmopolis. Imagining Community in Late Capital Athens and the Early Roman Empire
Oxford UP, 2011, geb, 368 pp, € 57.50, 9780199772681
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
Rives, J.B.
Religion in the Roman Empire
Blackwell Ancient Religions, Blackwell, 2006, pap, 256 pp, € 28.50, 9781405106566
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
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
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
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
Rousseau, P. (ed)
A Companion to Late Antiquity
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World, Wiley - Blackwell, 2009, geb, 709 pp, € 122.50, 9781405119801
Rousseau, P. & M. Papoutsakis (eds.)
Transformations of Late Antiquity. Essays for Peter Brown
Ashgate, 2009, geb, 366 pp, € 82.50, 9780754665533
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
Rupke, J. (ed.)
A Companion to Roman Religion
Blackwell Companions to the Ancient World Series, Wiley-Blackwell, 2011, pap, 542p, € 54.95, 9781444339246
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
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
Scarborough, J.
Pharmacy and Drug Lore in Antiquity
Variorum Collected Studies Series: CS904, Ashgate, 2009, geb, 384 pp, € 93.90, 9780754659549
Scheer, T. S.
Tempelprostitution im Altertum. Fakten und Fiktionen
Verlag Antike, 2009, geb, 415 pp, € 64.95, 9783938032268
Scheid, J.
An introduction to Roman Religion.
Edinburgh UP, 2003, pap, 232 pg, € 37.95, 074861608x / 9780748616084
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, 9783412102050
Schwab, G.
Griekse en Romeinse sagen
Holland, 2005, pap, 525 pp, € 19.90, 9789025109554
Scott, M.
Delphi and Olympia. The Spatial Politics of Panhellenism in the Archaic and the Classical Periods
Cambridge UP, 2010, geb, 356 pp, € 102.50, 9780521191265
Scott, M.
Het wrede ontwaken van een nieuwe wereld. Ondergang en herrijzenis van het antieke Griekenland
Bert Bakker, 2010, geb, 351 pp, € 19.95, 9789035134560
Scott, Michael
Delphi: A History of the Center of the Ancient World
The oracle and sanctuary of the Greek god Apollo at Delphi were known as the 'omphalos' - the 'center' or 'navel' - of the ancient world for more than 1000 years. Individuals, city leaders, and kings came from all over the Mediterranean and beyond to consult Delphi's oracular priestess; to set up monuments to the gods in gold, ivory, bronze, marble, and stone; and to take part in athletic and musical competitions. This book provides the first comprehensive narrative history of this extraordinary sanctuary and city, from its founding to its modern rediscovery, to show more clearly than ever before why Delphi was one of the most important places in the ancient world for so long.

In this richly illustrated account, Michael Scott covers the whole history and nature of Delphi, from the literary and archaeological evidence surrounding the site, to its rise as a center of worship with a wide variety of religious practices, to the constant appeal of the oracle despite her cryptic prophecies. He describes how Delphi became a contested sacred site for Greeks and Romans and a storehouse for the treasures of rival city-states and foreign kings. He also examines the eventual decline of the site and how its meaning and importance have continued to be reshaped right up to the present. Finally, for the modern visitor to Delphi, he includes a brief guide that highlights key things to see and little-known treasures.

Michael Scott is assistant professor of classics and ancient history at the University of Warwick. His books include From Democrats to Kings: The Brutal Dawn of a New World from the Downfall of Athens to the Rise of Alexander the Great (Overlook). He has also written and presented a number of ancient history documentaries for National Geographic, the History channel, Nova, and the BBC, including one on Delphi.

Princeton UP, 2014, geb, 440 pp, € 28.50, 9780691150819
Scullard, H.H.
From the Gracchi to Nero
Routledge classics, Routledge, 2011, pap, 410 pp, € 21.95, 9780415584883
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
Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
Dialogues and Essays
Oxford World's Classics, Oxford University Press, 2007, pap, 263 pp, € 14.50, 9780199552405
Seneca, Lucius Annaeus
Seneca Tragedies 1: Medea, Phaedra, Trojaanse vrouwen
Tweetalig, Latijn - Nederlands

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 I, Historische Uitgeverij, 2013, geb, 304 pp, € 38.50, 9789065540126
Shapiro, H.A. (ed)
The Cambridge Companion to Archaic Greece
By Order
Cambridge Companion Series, Cambridge UP, 2008, pap, 303 pp, € 24.50, 9780521529297
Shipley, G., L. Foxhall, J. Vanderspoel & D. Mattingly (eds)
The Cambridge Dictionary of Classical Civilization
Cambridge UP, 2008, pap, 1010 pp, € 28.00, 9780521731508
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
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
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
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
Sophocles, vert, inleiding en aantekeningen Ben Schomakers
In zijn mooiste stuk schildert Sophocles het portret van Antigone, die op vele manieren in conflict met haar omgeving raakt: goddelijk gebod vecht tegen menselijk gebod, individuele ethiek met algemene ethiek, metafysica met materialisme, het vrouwelijke met het mannelijke, openheid met geslotenheid, en de bereidheid tot liefde met dwang en afweer.

Een daad van verzet heeft Antigone tot de heldin van velen gemaakt. Nadat haar twee broers elkaar gedood hebben, negeert zij het gebod van de heerser van Thebe om in het belang van de stad een van beide niet te begraven. Zij doet dat toch en verspeelt haar leven.

De Britse dichter Shelley was in een vroeger leven verliefd op Antigone en kwam daar nooit meer van los, net als Goethe, Holderlin, Hegel, Kierkegaard, Brecht, Lacan, Irigaray, Heaney. Maar waarom precies? De fascinatie voor dit belangrijkste vrouwelijke literaire personage wordt in dit boek invoelbaar gemaakt dankzij een nieuwe, precieze, speelbare vertaling van Sophocles' meesterwerk, gevolgd door een fijnzinnig essay over De liefde van Antigone.

De tragediedichter Sophocles (496-406 v.C.) schreef meer dan honderd stukken, waarvan er maar zeven bewaard zijn (waaronder Antigone, Oedipus heerst en Oedipus in Colonus). Marc De Kesel, Ben Schomakers en Dirk De Schutter onderzoeken ieder in hun vele publicaties de aard en de mogelijkheden van het moderne bestaan in confrontatie met de filosofische, religieuze en literaire traditie.

Viator reeks, Klement, 2016, geb, 254 pp, € 27.50, 9789086871582
Sowerby, R.
The Greeks. An Introduction to Their Culture
Routledge, 2009, pap, 224 pp, € 24.90, 9780415469371
Spivey, N. & M. Squere
Panorama van de klassieke wereld
Ludion / Athenaeum-Polak & Van Gennep, 2005, geb, 367 pp, € 44.90, 905544586x
Stafford, E.
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
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
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
Stoneman, R.
The Ancient Oracles. Making the Gods Speak
Yale UP, 2011, geb, 270p, € 33.50, 9780300140422
Swift, E.
Style and Function in Roman Decoration. Living with Objects and Interiors
Ashgate, 2009, geb, 264 pp, € 69.90, 9780754665632
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
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
De laatste eer. Pericles' grafrede
In 431 vC houdt de Atheense staatsman Pericles een lofrede op de doden aan het graf van de gesneuvelde soldaten. Het zijn de slachtoffers van het eerste jaar van de Peloponnesische oorlog, de strijd tussen Sparta en Athene, die tot 404 vC zal duren. Pericles' woorden zijn gericht tot de nabestaanden, maar hebben een strekking die uitgaat boven de droeve gelegenheid van dat moment. In magistrale bewoordingen schildert hij de unieke betekenis van Athene: een stad waard om voor te sterven. Zij is de bakermat van democratie en vrije meningsuiting. Zij koestert een ideaal van menselijkheid met waardering voor sociale verbondenheid. De stad beleeft haar politieke en culturele hoogtepunt. Zij is de voedster van kunst en cultuur. Zij geeft haar burgers een gevoel van trots en zelfbewustzijn.

In zijn Historien plaatst Thucydides de rede van Pericles aan de vooravond van de dramatische ondergang van Athene, dat van een open democratische samenleving veranderd was in een tirannieke en imperialistische stad. Het is alsof Thucydides de laatste eer bewijst aan het ideaal van Athene. Dit geeft de hooggestemde woorden van Pericles' grafrede een historische en tegelijk tragische lading. Athene op haar culturele hoogtepunt, verwoord in Pericles' rede heeft in de westerse politieke cultuur steeds model gestaan voor het hoogst haalbare. De laatste eer is een goede leerschool voor het huidige politieke tijdsgewricht.

De laatste eer is vertaald door Jeroen A.E. Bons in samenwerking met Jan van Ophuijsen, en van een nawoord voorzien door David Rijser.

Historische Uitgeverij, 2005, geb, 64 pp, € 25.00, 9789065540928
De Peloponnesische oorlog
Athenaeum-Polak & Van Gennep, 2013, geb, 528 pp, € 54.95, 9789025300647
Traina, Giusto
428 AD. An Ordinary Year at the End of the Roman Empire
Princeton UP, 2009 / 2011, pap, 232 pp, € 18.95, 9780691150253
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
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
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
Vernant, J.-P.
Myth and Thought among the Greeks
Zone Books, 2006, pap, 506 pp, € 31.00, 1890951609 / 9781890951603
Vickers, M.
Sophocles and Alcibiades. Athenian Politics in Ancient Greek Literature
Prijs onder voorbehoud.
Acumen, 2008, geb, 224 pp, € 38.95, 9781844651238
Visser, A. de (red)
De Romeinen
Uit de eerste hand, Damon, 2004, geb, 255 pp, € 19.90, 9055735574 / 9789055735570
Vlassopoulos, K.
Politics. Antiquity and its Legacy
I. B. Tauris, 2009, pap, € 19.90, 9781845118457
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
Volk, K.
Manilius & His Intellectual Background
Oxford UP, 2009, geb, 314 pp, € 89.90, 9780799265220
Vos, Mieke de (vert)
Alles is Eros. Hellenistische poezie over liefde en leven en het idyllisch landschap
Alles is Eros en Eros is alles: hij is de vonk in de ogen van je geliefde, hij is een dwingeland, soms is hij een ramp, en altijd schiet hij raak. Eros inspireert de liedjes van herders die hun lammeren weiden in de velden. In deze herderspoezie is de natuur uitnodigend als een warme zomeravond, wanneer de wind door de takken ruist en murmelend water voor verkoeling zorgt. Zij is de bron van een stroom gedichten, waarin krekels zingen, rozen geuren en liefdes bloeien. Achter de onbevangen herder schuilt steeds een stadse dichter, die zijn impressies van liefde en het landschap schitterend vorm geeft.

Alles is Eros toont de klassieke oudheid van een speelse en lichtvoetige kant. De bundel bevat een ruime keuze uit het werk van bekende auteurs als Theocritus, Callimachus en Leonidas van Tarente. Ook dichters die hen inspireerden komen aan bod, zoals Anyte uit Arcadie, een van de weinige vrouwelijke literatoren uit de oudheid.

De pastorale is sinds zijn ontstaan in de derde eeuw voor Christus nooit meer weggeweest uit de poezie. Deze uitgave geeft de oorsprong van een rijke traditie weer in een nieuwe Nederlandse vertaling.

Damon, 2015, pap, 120 pp, € 14.90, 9789460362194
Warrior, V.
Roman Religion
Cambridge Introduction to Roman Civilization, Cambridge UP, 2006, pap, 184 pp, € 21.75, 9780521532129
Weber, G.
Alexandreia und das ptolemaische Agypten. Kulturbegegnungen in hellinistischer Zeit
Verlag Antike, 2010, geb, 232 pp, € 49.90, 9783938032374
Whitmarsh, Tim
De hemelbestormers. Atheisme in de klassieke oudheid
De twijfel aan het bestaan van een goddelijke instantie begon bij de oude Grieken. Zij verklaarden gebeurtenissen voor het eerst als het resultaat van menselijke beslissingen in plaats van goddelijke interventie. Aan de hand van de lotgevallen van revolutionaire filosofen die de gevestigde orde ter discussie durfden te stellen, schetst Tim Whitmarsh de geschiedenis van de secularisatie.

Van Anaxagoras van Clazomenae, de eerste filosoof die terechtstond voor atheisme, tot het bekendste slachtoffer van religieuze vervolging, Socrates, van Cicero tot Lucanus: de Grieken en Romeinen die de goden durfden uit te dagen betaalden een hoge prijs voor hun eigenzinnige ideeen - soms kostte deze zelfs hun leven. Tegelijk schiepen ze met hun progressieve denkbeelden de voorwaarden voor het ontstaan van democratie. De hemelbestormers is een provocerend, kleurrijk en ambitieus boek over de wortels van de seculiere waarden die ten grondslag liggen aan veel moderne staten.

Ambo|Anthos, 2016, pap, 336 pp, € 23.99, 9789026324581
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
Wildfang, R.L.
Rome's Vestal Virgins. A Study of Rome's Vestal priestesses in the late Republic and early Empire
Routledge, 2006, pap, 158 pp, € 36.00, 9780415397964
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
Wiseman, T.P.
Remembering the Roman People. Essays on Late-Republican Politics and Literature
Oxford UP, 2011, geb, 288 pp, € 79.95, 9780199239764
Wiseman, T.P.
The Myths of Rome
Exeter UP, 2008, pap, 390 pp, € 36.75, 9780859897044
Witts, P.
Mosaics in Roman Britain: Stories in Stone
Tempus, 2005, pap, 192 pp, € 30.75, 0752434217
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
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
Wyke, M.
Caesar. A Life in Western Culture
Chicago UP, 2008, geb, 287 pp, € 19.90, 9780226921532
Xenophon (Xenofon)
The Shorter Socratic Writings. Apology of Socrates to the Jury, Oeconomicus, and Symposium
Edited, with Interpretive Essays and Notes, by R.C. Bartlett

This book presents translations of three dialogues Xenophon devoted to the life and thought of his teacher, Socrates. Each is accompanied by notes and an interpretative essay that will introduce new readers to Xenophon and foster further reflection in those familiar with his writing. "Apology of Socrates to the Jury" shows how Socrates conducted himself when he was tried on the capital charge of not believing in the city's gods and corrupting the young. Although Socrates did not secure his own acquittal, he profoundly impressed some listeners who then helped to shape the public perception of philosophy as a noble, if highly idiosyncratic, way of life. In "Oeconomicus," Xenophon relates the conversation Socrates had on the day he turned from the study of natural philosophy to that of moral and political matters. "Oeconomicus" is concerned most directly with the character and purpose of Socrates' political philosophy. Xenophon provides entertaining portraits of Socrates' circle of friends in the "Symposium." In the process, he conveys the source of every individual's pride in himself, thus defining for each a conception of human excellence or virtue. The dialogue concludes with Socrates' beautiful speech on love (eros) and its proper place in the good or happy life.

Agora Paperback Editions Series, Cornell UP, 2006, pap, 201 pp, € 20.00, 9780801472985
Yatromanolakis, D. & P. Roilos (eds)
Greek Ritual Poetics
Van 44,- voor 34,95

Investigating ritual in Greece from cross-disciplinary and transhistorical perspectives, Greek Ritual Poetics offers novel readings of the pivotal role of ritual in Greek traditions by exploring a broad spectrum of texts, art, and social practices. This collection of essays written by an international group of leading scholars in a number of disciplines presents a variety of methodological approaches to secular and religious rituals, and to the narrative and conceptual strategies of their reenactment and manipulation in literary, pictorial, and social discourses. Addressing understudied aspects of Greek ritual and societies, this book will prove significant for classicists, anthropologists, Byzantinists, art historians, neohellenists, and comparatists interested in the interaction between ritual, aesthetics, and cultural communicative systems.

Hellenistic Studies Series 3, Center for Hellenic Studies / Harvard UP, 2004, pap, 482 pp, € 34.95, 9780674017924
Younger, J.G.
Sex in the Ancient World. From A to Z
In this fascinating and revealing A-to-Z, John G. Younger examines the sexual practices, expressions and attitudes of the Greeks and Romans, from Catullus and Caligula, to orgies and obscenity, and from abstinence and incest, to pederasty and prostitution.

The book opens with an overview of current thinking on ancient sex and sexuality, and goes on to provide an extraordinarily wide coverage of a sexual culture so very different from our own, approaching the subject from the perspectives of literature, history, archaeology and art.

Comprehensive, reliable and eye-opening, this A-to-Z illuminates an important aspect of the classical world. For those who want to take their reading further, there are numerous references to ancient sources and modern scholarship, as well as a separate section of works of art. This is an ideal introduction to and exploration of sex in the ancient world for readers at every level.

Routledge, 2005, geb, 217 pp, € 87.50, 9780415242523
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