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Public Records and Archives in Classical Athens

by James P. Sickinger The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2018)

In this book, James Sickinger explores the use and preservation of public records in the ancient Athenian democracy of the archaic and classical periods.

Athenian public records are most familiar from the survival...


Republics Ancient and Modern, Volume I

by Paul A. Rahe The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

An assessment of the ancient Greek city and its subsequent influence. A masterwork of political theory and comparative politics for the classroom.

"In a series of sketches touching on everything from the lust...


The Eternal City

by Peter Bondanella The University of North Carolina Press (November 01, 2017)

A major new interpretation of the impact of ancient Rome on our culture, this study charts the effects of two diametrically opposed views of Roman antiquity: the virtuous republic of self-less citizen soldiers...


Athenian Popular Religion

by Jon D. Mikalson The University of North Carolina Press (October 06, 2017)

Most modern studies of Athenian religion have focused on festivals, cult practices, and individual deities. Jon Mikalson turns instead to the religious beliefs citizens of Athens spoke of and acted upon in everyday...


Arrian of Nicomedia

by Philip A. Stadter The University of North Carolina Press (March 01, 2017)

A comprehensive picture of the life and work of a major figure among the Greek-speaking authors of the Roman Empire. Arrian is our most reliable source for Alexander the Great and the author of three other major...


Lands, Laws, and Gods

by Daniel J. Gargola The University of North Carolina Press (June 01, 2016)

In Lands, Laws, and Gods, Daniel Gargola examines the formulation and implementation of laws regulating the use of public lands, including the establishment of colonies, in Republican Rome (509-27 B.C.). During...


Commanders and Command in the Roman Republic and Early Empire

by Fred K. Drogula The University of North Carolina Press (April 13, 2015)

In this work, Fred Drogula studies the development of Roman provincial command using the terms and concepts of the Romans themselves as reference points. Beginning in the earliest years of the republic, Drogula...


The Archaeology of Sanitation in Roman Italy

by Ann Olga Koloski-Ostrow The University of North Carolina Press (April 06, 2015)

The Romans developed sophisticated methods for managing hygiene, including aqueducts for moving water from one place to another, sewers for removing used water from baths and runoff from walkways and roads,...


Black Athena Revisited

by Mary R. Lefkowitz & Guy Maclean Rogers The University of North Carolina Press (March 24, 2014)

Was Western civilization founded by ancient Egyptians and Phoenicians? Can the ancient Egyptians usefully be called black? Did the ancient Greeks borrow religion, science, and philosophy from the Egyptians and...


Honor Thy Gods

by Jon D. Mikalson The University of North Carolina Press (March 19, 2014)

In Honor Thy Gods Jon Mikalson uses the tragedies of Aeschylus, Sophocles, and Euripides to explore popular religious beliefs and practices of Athenians in the fifth and fourth centuries B.C. and examines how...


Women's History and Ancient History

by Sarah B. Pomeroy The University of North Carolina Press (March 01, 2014)

This collection of essays explores the lives and roles of women in antiquity. A recurring theme is the relationship between private and public, and many of the essays find that women's public roles develop as...


Rivers and the Power of Ancient Rome

by Brian Campbell The University of North Carolina Press (August 15, 2012)

Figuring in myth, religion, law, the military, commerce, and transportation, rivers were at the heart of Rome's increasing exploitation of the environment of the Mediterranean world. In Rivers and the Power...


Fergus Millar's Rome, the Greek World, and the East, Omnibus E-book

by Fergus Millar, Hannah M. Cotton & Guy Maclean Rogers The University of North Carolina Press (December 01, 2011)

Fergus Millar is one of the most influential contemporary historians of the ancient world. His essays and books, including The Emperor in the Roman World and The Roman Near East, have enriched our understanding...


The Column of Marcus Aurelius

by Martin Beckmann The University of North Carolina Press (June 27, 2011)

One of the most important monuments of Imperial Rome and at the same time one of the most poorly understood, the Column of Marcus Aurelius has long stood in the shadow of the Column of Trajan. In The Column...


Rome, the Greek World, and the East

by Fergus Millar The University of North Carolina Press (May 01, 2011)

This volume completes the three-volume collection of Fergus Millar's essays, which, together with his books, transformed the study of the Roman Empire by shifting the focus of inquiry onto the broader Mediterranean...


The Art of Forgetting

by Harriet I. Flower The University of North Carolina Press (February 01, 2011)

Elite Romans periodically chose to limit or destroy the memory of a leading citizen who was deemed an unworthy member of the community. Sanctions against memory could lead to the removal or mutilation of portraits...


Women's Religious Activity in the Roman Republic

by Celia E. Schultz The University of North Carolina Press (December 08, 2006)

Expanding the discussion of religious participation of women in ancient Rome, Celia E. Schultz demonstrates that in addition to observances of marriage, fertility, and childbirth, there were more--and more important--religious...


Rome at War

by Nathan Rosenstein The University of North Carolina Press (December 15, 2005)

Historians have long asserted that during and after the Hannibalic War, the Roman Republic's need to conscript men for long-term military service helped bring about the demise of Italy's small farms and that...


Rome, the Greek World, and the East

by Fergus Millar The University of North Carolina Press (December 15, 2005)

Fergus Millar is one of the most influential contemporary historians of the ancient world. His essays and books, above all The Emperor in the Roman World and The Roman Near East, have transformed our understanding...


Herodotus and Religion in the Persian Wars

by Jon D. Mikalson The University of North Carolina Press (July 21, 2004)

The two great Persian invasions of Greece, in 490 and 480-79 B.C., both repulsed by the Greeks, provide our best opportunity for understanding the interplay of religion and history in ancient Greece. Using the...


Classical Rhetoric and Its Christian and Secular Tradition from Ancient to Modern Times

by George A. Kennedy The University of North Carolina Press (July 11, 2003)

Since its original publication by UNC Press in 1980, this book has provided thousands of students with a concise introduction and guide to the history of the classical tradition in rhetoric, the ancient but...


Rome, the Greek World, and the East

by Fergus Millar The University of North Carolina Press (January 14, 2003)

Fergus Millar is one of the most influential contemporary historians of the ancient world. His essays and books, including The Emperor in the Roman World and The Roman Near East, have enriched our understanding...


The Gymnasium of Virtue

by Nigel M. Kennell The University of North Carolina Press (November 09, 2000)

The Gymnasium of Virtue is the first book devoted exclusively to the study of education in ancient Sparta, covering the period from the sixth century B.C. to the fourth century A.D. Nigel Kennell refutes the...