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Ancient Tyranny

Ancient Tyranny

Sian Lewis

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621255
eISBN:
9780748651047
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621255.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Tyrants and tyranny are more than the antithesis of democracy and the mark of political failure: they are a dynamic response to social and political pressures. This book examines the autocratic ... More

Courts and Elites in the Hellenistic EmpiresThe Near East After the Achaemenids, c. 330 to 30 BCE

Courts and Elites in the Hellenistic Empires: The Near East After the Achaemenids, c. 330 to 30 BCE

Rolf Strootman

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780748691265
eISBN:
9781474400800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748691265.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

During the Hellenistic Period (c. 330-30 BCE), Alexander the Great and his successors reshaped their Persian and Greco-Macedonian legacies to create a new kind of rulership that was neither ‘western’ ... More

The Edinburgh History of the Greeks, c. 500 to 1050The Early Middle Ages

The Edinburgh History of the Greeks, c. 500 to 1050: The Early Middle Ages

Florin Curta

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638093
eISBN:
9780748670741
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638093.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The book is an attempt to synthesize the results of several studies in archaeology, numismatics, history, and sigillography that have recently advanced our knowledge of early medieval Greece. Instead ... More

Everyday Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Everyday Life in Ancient Mesopotamia

Jean Bottero

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613878
eISBN:
9780748653584
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613878.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

The civilisation of Ancient Mesopotamia flourished between 3300 BC and 2000 BC in the southern half of the lands between and either side of the Tigris and Euphrates, where a vast grain harvest (about ... More

The Foundation of Rome

The Foundation of Rome

Ausgusto Fraschetti

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621200
eISBN:
9780748651030
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621200.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book describes the legends surrounding the origins, foundation, and early history of Rome; the significance the Romans attached to the legends of their origins; and the uses to which they put ... More

Rome in Late AntiquityEveryday Life and Urban Change, AD 312-609

Rome in Late Antiquity: Everyday Life and Urban Change, AD 312-609

Bertrand Lancon

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748612390
eISBN:
9780748651009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748612390.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This is an account of life in ancient Rome from the end of the third century to the beginning of the seventh. At the beginning of the period Rome was an imperial power and the centre of a classical ... More

Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome

Sex and Difference in Ancient Greece and Rome

Mark Golden and Peter Toohey

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748613199
eISBN:
9780748651016
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748613199.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book collects and introduces some of the writing on sexual behaviour and gender differences in ancient Greece and ancient Rome, including four chapters translated from German and French. For ... More

Women of Ancient Greece

Women of Ancient Greece

Pierre Brule

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748616435
eISBN:
9780748651023
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748616435.001.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This book describes every aspect of women's lives in ancient Greece, including their religious, familial and domestic duties; their economic importance; and their social, moral and legal status as ... More

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