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City of Suppliants

Tragedy and the Athenian Empire

By Angeliki Tzanetou

With close readings of suppliant dramas by each of the major playwrights, this book explores how Greek tragedy used tales of foreign supplicants to promote, question, and negotiate the imperial ideology of Athens as a benevolent and moral ruling city.

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Enmity and Feuding in Classical Athens

By Andrew Alwine

Through an in-depth analysis of hostile relationships in Athenian society and the works of Attic orators, Alwine’s book uncovers fundamental aspects of Greek political and social life.

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Epideictic Rhetoric

Questioning the Stakes of Ancient Praise

By Laurent Pernot

An internationally recognized expert on ancient Greek rhetoric provides the definitive history and analysis of the oratory of praise and its social function in the Greco-Roman world.

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Murder Was Not a Crime

Homicide and Power in the Roman Republic

By Judy E. Gaughan

This pathfinding study looks at how homicide was treated in Roman law from the Roman monarchy through the dictatorship of Sulla (ca. 753–79 BC) to show how criminal law can reveal important aspects of the nature and evolution of political power.

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Public Spending and Democracy in Classical Athens

By David M. Pritchard

Settling a debate that has been ongoing since classical times, this book calculates the real costs of religion, politics, and war to demonstrate what the Athenian citizenry valued most highly.

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The Restoration of the Roman Forum in Late Antiquity

Transforming Public Space

By Gregor Kalas

The first comprehensive examination of the Roman Forum in late antiquity, this book explores the cultural significance of restoring monuments and statues in the city’s preeminent public space, demonstrating shifts in patronage, political power, historical associations, and aesthetics.

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Valorizing the Barbarians

Enemy Speeches in Roman Historiography

By Eric Adler

Comparing and contrasting speeches attributed to barbarian leaders by ancient Roman historians, this book offers a systematic examination of the ways in which those historians valorized foreigners and presented criticisms of their own society.

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