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1. Cover image for 'Making Men Ridiculous'
Juvenal and the Anxieties of the Individual
Christopher Nappa
Barbed and vivid details in Juvenal’s satiric poetry reveal a highly complex critique of the breakdown of traditional Roman values
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Juvenal and the Anxieties of the Individual
Christopher Nappa
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2. Cover image for 'Roman Artists, Patrons, and Public Consumption'
Familiar Works Reconsidered
Brenda Longfellow and Ellen E. Perry, editors
A fascinating shift toward more nuanced interpretations of Roman art that look at different kinds of social knowledge and local contexts
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Disreputable Professions in the Roman Mediterranean
Sarah E. Bond
Applies new methodological approaches to the study of ancient history

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Disreputable Professions in the Roman Mediterranean
Sarah E. Bond
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Disreputable Professions in the Roman Mediterranean
Sarah E. Bond, narrated by Lorelei King
Applies new methodological approaches to the study of ancient history

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4. Cover image for 'Ancient Law, Ancient Society'
Dennis P. Kehoe and Thomas A. J. McGinn, editors
An engaging look at how ancient Greeks and Romans crafted laws that fit—and, in turn, changed—their worlds

 
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Dennis P. Kehoe and Thomas A. J. McGinn, editors
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5. Cover image for 'The Roman Community at Table during the Principate, New and Expanded Edition'
New and expanded edition
John F. Donahue
A significantly updated examination of public feasts in the Rome empire—now available in paper
 
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6. Cover image for 'Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome, Vol. 61 (2016)'
Kimberly Bowes, editor
The latest memoirs from the American Academy in Rome
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Craftsmen, Merchants, and Associations in Roman and Late Roman Egypt
Philip F. Venticinque
A consideration of transaction costs and associations in the ancient world
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Craftsmen, Merchants, and Associations in Roman and Late Roman Egypt
Philip F. Venticinque
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Tacitus on Tyrants, Sycophants, and Republicans
Thomas E. Strunk
Examines Tacitus’ understanding of political liberty through his portrayals of Roman emperors and senators
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Tacitus on Tyrants, Sycophants, and Republicans
Thomas E. Strunk
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9. Cover image for 'Memoirs of the American Academy in Rome, Vol. 59 (2014) / 60 (2015)'
Edited by Brian A. Curran
The latest memoirs from the American Academy in Rome
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The Worship of the Imperial Family in the Latin West
Gwynaeth McIntyre
Important examination of Roman imperial power structure

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The Worship of the Imperial Family in the Latin West
Gwynaeth McIntyre
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Narratives of Roman Identity in the Fasti
Angeline Chiu
Ovid's “calendar girls” reveal what it means to be Roman

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Narratives of Roman Identity in the Fasti
Angeline Chiu
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12. Cover image for 'The Afterlife of Greek and Roman Sculpture'
Late Antique Responses and Practices
Troels Myrup Kristensen and Lea Stirling, editors
A landmark volume on the uses and reuses of statuary in late antiquity.
 
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Late Antique Responses and Practices
Troels Myrup Kristensen and Lea Stirling, editors
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13. Cover image for 'The Republican Aventine and Rome’s Social Order'
Lisa Marie Mignone
A new consideration of life on the Republican-era Aventine Hill uncovers a diverse urban landscape
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Public Law in the Expansion and Decline of the Roman Republic
Callie Williamson

Winner of the James Henry Breasted Prize from the American Historical Association


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Public Law in the Expansion and Decline of the Roman Republic
Callie Williamson

A major contribution to understanding the role of public law-making in the Roman Republic

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Public Law in the Expansion and Decline of the Roman Republic
Callie Williamson

A major contribution to understanding the role of public law-making in the Roman Republic

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Their Nature and Use in the Ancient Greek and Roman Worlds
Dorota Dutsch and Ann Suter, editors
References to the body’s sexual and excretory functions occupy a peculiarly ambivalent space in Greece and Rome

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Performing Politics in Rome between Republic and Empire
Geoffrey S. Sumi
Analyzes the relationship between political power and public ceremonial in the period between Julius Caesar and the first emperor Augustus
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Performing Politics in Rome between Republic and Empire
Geoffrey S. Sumi
Analyzes the relationship between political power and public ceremonial in the period between Julius Caesar and the first emperor Augustus
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Performing Politics in Rome between Republic and Empire
Geoffrey Sumi
Analyzes the relationship between political power and public ceremonial in the period between Julius Caesar and the first emperor Augustus
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18. Cover image for 'Plautus' Poenulus'
A Student Commentary
Erin K. Moodie
The first English commentary on Plautus’ unabridged text

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A Student Commentary
Erin K. Moodie
The first English commentary on Plautus’ unabridged text

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19. Cover image for 'Portraits of the Vestal Virgins, Priestesses of Ancient Rome'
Molly M. Lindner
Examines portraits of Rome’s Vestal Virgins as artistic documents and political vehicles
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20. Cover image for 'Monsters and Monstrosity in Augustan Poetry'
Dunstan Lowe
An important contribution to the growing interdisciplinary field of monster studies
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21. Cover image for 'Space, Geography, and Politics in the Early Roman Empire'
Claude Nicolet
Studies the effect of Rome's geographic worldview on its politics
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Claude Nicolet
Studies the effect of Rome's geographic worldview on its politics
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22. Cover image for 'A Commentary on Cicero, De Divinatione I'
Celia E. Schultz
A welcome investigation into Cicero’s unusual work on ancient Roman religion
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Celia E. Schultz
A welcome investigation into Cicero’s unusual work on ancient Roman religion
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23. Cover image for 'Finding Italy'
Travel, Nation, and Colonization in Vergil's Aeneid
K. F. B. Fletcher
The Trojans' journey to Italy in Vergil’s Aeneid teaches them to love their new homeland and their new name—the Romans
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Travel, Nation, and Colonization in Vergil's Aeneid
K. F. B. Fletcher
The Trojans' journey to Italy in Vergil’s Aeneid teaches them to love their new homeland and their new name—the Romans
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Travel, Nation, and Colonization in Vergil's Aeneid
K. F. B. Fletcher
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Theologies of Arrival at Rome in the First Century BCE
Trevor S. Luke
Exploring the theological framing of Republican leaders’ arrivals in Rome
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Theologies of Arrival at Rome in the First Century BCE
Trevor S. Luke
Exploring the theological framing of Republican leaders’ arrivals in Rome
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Theologies of Arrival at Rome in the First Century BCE
Trevor S. Luke
Exploring the theological framing of Republican leaders’ arrivals in Rome

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Jon Hall
Judicial theatrics in Roman courts
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Jon Hall
Judicial theatrics in Roman courts
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Jon Hall
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The University of Michigan Press is pleased to announce The Michigan Commentaries Series.

This long-needed and accessible new series is jointly overseen by the Press and by the University of Michigan's Department of Classical Studies.

Volumes published in the series are intended for classroom use at the undergraduate level, and will be priced and designed accordingly. They will include the Greek or Latin text, notes, and commentary, together with other materials (maps, tables, etc.) as appropriate.

The first two volumes to appear will be:

  • Cicero, De Divinatione, Book I, edited by Celia Schultz (University of Michigan)
  • Pausanias, Attika, Book I, edited by Patrick Paul Hogan

Volumes in The Michigan Commentaries Series will join previous commentaries published by the University of Michigan Press:

  • Thucydides, Book 1, A Student's Grammatical Commentary, by H.D. Cameron
    H.D. Cameron's volume includes a user-friendly students' edition of Book 1, providing Greek text, extensive notes, a complete glossary, and an extensive introduction to Homer and his epic work. H.D. Cameron is Professor of Classics, University of Michigan.
    Paper, 148 pgs., 1 map, 978-0-472-06847-0, $25.95.
  • Iliad, Book I, with notes and vocabulary by P.A. Draper
    P.A. Draper presents Homer's text along with copious annotations on vocabulary, grammar, meter, historical and mythological allusions, and literary interpretation. P.A. Draper is Humanities Librarian, Cooper Library, Clemson University.
    Paper, 200 pgs., 5 B&W photographs, 978-0-472-06792-3, $25.95.
  • Also forthcoming from the same author:
    An Odyssey Reader: Selections from Homer's Odyssey, Books 1-12, by P.A. Draper

Ellen Bauerle, Senior Acquiring Editor for Classics and Archaeology,bauerle@umich.edu

New Series

The University of Michigan Press is pleased to announce The Michigan Commentaries Series.

This long-needed and accessible new series is jointly overseen by the Press and by the University of Michigan's Department of Classical Studies.

Volumes published in the series are intended for classroom use at the undergraduate level, and will be priced and designed accordingly. They will include the Greek or Latin text, notes, and commentary, together with other materials (maps, tables, etc.) as appropriate.

The first two volumes to appear will be:

  • Cicero, De Divinatione, Book I, edited by Celia Schultz (University of Michigan)
  • Pausanias, Attika, Book I, edited by Patrick Paul Hogan

Volumes in The Michigan Commentaries Series will join previous commentaries published by the University of Michigan Press:

  • Thucydides, Book 1, A Student's Grammatical Commentary, by H.D. Cameron
    H.D. Cameron's volume includes a user-friendly students' edition of Book 1, providing Greek text, extensive notes, a complete glossary, and an extensive introduction to Homer and his epic work. H.D. Cameron is Professor of Classics, University of Michigan.
    Paper, 148 pgs., 1 map, 978-0-472-06847-0, $25.95.
  • Iliad, Book I, with notes and vocabulary by P.A. Draper
    P.A. Draper presents Homer's text along with copious annotations on vocabulary, grammar, meter, historical and mythological allusions, and literary interpretation. P.A. Draper is Humanities Librarian, Cooper Library, Clemson University.
    Paper, 200 pgs., 5 B&W photographs, 978-0-472-06792-3, $25.95.
  • Also forthcoming from the same author:
    An Odyssey Reader: Selections from Homer's Odyssey, Books 1-12, by P.A. Draper

Ellen Bauerle, Senior Acquiring Editor for Classics and Archaeology,bauerle@umich.edu


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