Nec plus ultra: l'Extrême-Occident méditerranéen dans l'espace politique romain, 218 av. J.-C.-305 apr. J.-C. Préface Michel Christol.
Bibliothèque de la Casa de Velazquez
[Casa de Velazquez] Madrid, 2018. in-8. XX-458 p. ill. Bibliogr. Index. rel.
Etude sur la conquête romaine de l'ouest de la Méditerranée, la gestion des terres, leur place dans la géopolitique romaine mais aussi sur les représentations géographiques et littéraires de ces confins.
BILLOWS, Richard A.:
Before & After Alexander: The Legend and Legacy of Alexander the Great.
[Overlook Pr.] Woodstock, 2018. in-8. 336 p. hard.
In the arc of western history, Ancient Greece is at the apex, owing to its grandeur, its culture, and an intellectual renaissance to rival that of Europe. So important is Greece to history that figures such as Plato and Socrates are still household names, and the works of Homer are regularly adapted into movies. The most acclaimed hero of all, though, is Alexander the Great.While historians have studied Alexander’s achievements at length, author and professor Richard A. Billows delves deeper into the obscure periods of Alexander’s life before and after his reign. In the definitive Before and After Alexander, Billows explores the years preceding Alexander, who, Billows argues, without the foundation laid by his father, Philip II of Macedon. would not have had the resources or influence to develop one of the greatest empires in history. Alexander was groomed from a young age to succeed his father, and by the time Philip was assassinated in 336 BC, his great empire was already well underway.The years following Alexander's death were even more momentous. In this ambitious new work, Richard Billows robustly challenges the notion that the political strife that followed was for lack of a leader as competent as Alexander, pointing out instead that there were too many extremely capable leaders who exploited the power vacuum created by Alexander's death to carve out kingdoms for themselves.Above all, in Before and After Alexander, Billows eloquently and convincingly posits a complex view of one of the greatest empires in history, framing it not as the achievement of one man, but the culmination of several generations of aggressive expansion toward a unified purpose.
Fremde in der hellenistischen Polis Rhodos: Zwischen Nähe und Distanz.
KLIO / Beihefte: Neue Folge 29
[De Gruyter] Berlin, 2018. in-8. XIII-474 p. ill. Bibliogr. hard.
In the shifting constellations of power during the Diadochan Empire, Rhodes succeeded in becoming a major sea and trading power, thereby attracting large numbers of foreigners. Starting from their legal status, this study examines the social position of the foreigners residing in Rhodes. It looks closely at the forms of interaction between the foreigners and the citizens of the polis, and the opportunities for social mobility.
BRENNAN, T. Corey:
Sabina Augusta: An Imperial Journey.
Women in Antiquity
[Oxford U.P.] Oxford, 2018. in-8. XXIV-302 p. Bibliogr. Index. hard.
Sabina Augusta (ca. 85-ca. 137), wife of the emperor Hadrian (reigned 117-38), accumulated more public honors in Rome and the provinces than any imperial woman had enjoyed since the first empress, Augustus' wife Livia. Indeed, Sabina is the first woman whose image features on a regular and continuous series of coins minted at Rome. She was the most travelled and visible empress to date. Hadrian also deified his wife upon her death.
In synthesizing the textual and massive material evidence for the empress, T. Corey Brennan traces the development of Sabina's partnership with her husband and shows the vital importance of the empress for Hadrian's own aspirations. Furthermore, the book argues that Hadrian meant for Sabina to play a key role in promoting the public character of his rule, and details how the emperor's exaltation of his wife served to enhance his own claims to divinity. Yet the sparse literary sources on Sabina instead put the worst light on the dynamics of her marriage.
Brennan fully explores the various, and overwhelmingly negative, notions this empress stirred up in historiography, from antiquity through the modern era; and against the material record proposes a new and nuanced understanding of her formal role. This biographical study sheds new light not just on its subject but also more widely on Hadrian-including the vexed question of that emperor's relationship with his apparent lover Antinoös-and indeed Rome's imperial women as a group.
Infancy and Earliest Childhood in the Roman World: A Fragment of Time.
[Oxford U.P.] Oxford, 2018. in-8. 317 p. ill. Bibliogr. Index. hard.
Despite the developing emphasis in current scholarship on children in Roman culture, there has been relatively little research to date on the role and significance of the youngest children within the family and in society. This volume singles out this youngest age group, the under one-year-olds, in the first comprehensive study of infancy and earliest childhood to encompass the Roman Empire as a whole: integrating social and cultural history with archaeological evidence, funerary remains, material culture, and the iconography of infancy, it explores how the very particular historical circumstances into which Roman children were born affected their lives as well as prevailing attitudes towards them. Examination of these varied strands of evidence, drawn from throughout the Roman world from the fourth century BC to the third century AD, allows the rhetoric about earliest childhood in Roman texts to be more broadly contextualized and reveals the socio-cultural developments that took place in parent-child relationships over this period. Presenting a fresh perspective on archaeological and historical debates, the volume refutes the notion that high infant mortality conditioned Roman parents not to engage in the early life of their children or to view them, or their deaths, with indifference, and concludes that even within the first weeks and months of life Roman children were invested with social and gendered identities and were perceived as having both personhood and value within society.
Bambini nel limbo: dati e proposte interpretative sui tofet fenici e punici. Préf. Michel Gras.
Collection de l'Ecole française de Rome 552
[Ecole française de Rome] Roma, 2018. in-4. 170 p. Index. br.
Une synthèse et une analyse critique de la documentation disponible relative aux sanctuaires phéniciens et puniques dénommés Tophet, lieux de sacrifices humains. L'ouvrage ouvre de nouvelles pistes quant aux interprétations tirées des travaux archéologiques sur ces sites, notamment sur les liens entre la langue gréco-romaine et la tradition biblique.
Vercingétorix chef de guerre. Préf. de Paul M. Martin.
[LEMME edit] Clermont-Ferrant, 2018. 2e éd. rev. et augm. in-12. 252 p. ill. cartes. Bibliogr. br
Un spécialiste des peuples gaulois revient sur la formation militaire de Vercingétorix, sa stratégie ainsi que l'organisation, l'équipement, l'entraînement, les effectifs et le fonctionnement de l'armée gauloise afin d'éclairer certains points qui posent question, comme sa défaite à Alesia alors que son armée et celle de "secours" n'étaient pas détruites.
DIODORE DE SICILE:
Bibliothèque historique. Tome 15, Livre XX. éd. et Trad. par Cécile Durvye.
Collection des universités de France: Série grecque 538
[Belles Lettres] Paris, 2018. in-12. CLIV-294 p. ill. cartes. Bibliogr. Index. br.
Après le partage des conquêtes effectué par Alexandre, deux personnalités tentent de réunifier le bassin méditerranéen : Antigone d'une part qui s'associe à Démétrios pour maîtriser les côtes égéennes et égyptienne, et Agathocle d'autre part qui cherche à dominer l'ensemble de la Sicile et défaire Carthage en Libye.
Les tomes disponibles :
Tome 01, Introduction générale. par F. Chamoux et P. Bertrac. Livre I. Texte établi par P. Bertrac et traduit par Y. Vernière. 11450
Tome 02, Livre II. Texte établi et traduit par B. Eck. 7570
Tome 03, Livre III. Texte établi et traduit par B. Bommelaer. 10670
Tome 05, Livre V: Livre des îles. Texte établi et traduit par Michel Casevitz. Présenté et commenté par Anne Jacquemin. 12220
Tome 06, Livre XI. Texte établi et traduit par J. Haillet. 12610
Tome 07, Livre XII. Texte établi et traduit par M. Casevitz. 6790
Tome 09, Livre XIV. Texte établi et traduit par M. Bonnet et É.R. Bennett. 12610
Tome 10, Livre XV. Texte établi et traduit par Cl. Vial. 6790
Tome 11, Livre XVI. éd. par Danièle Gaillard-Goukowsky. 10670
Tome 12, Livre XVII. Texte établi et traduit par P. Goukowsky. 6790
Tome 13, Livre XVIII. Texte établi et traduit par P. Goukowsky. 6790
Tome 14, Livre XIX. Texte établi et traduit par Fr. Bizière. 6790
Fragments. Tome 01, Livres VI-X. Texte établi, traduit et commenté par Aude Cohen-Skalli. 14550
Fragments. Tome 02, Livres XXI-XXVI. Texte établi, trad. du grec ancien et commenté par Paul Goukowsky. 11620
Fragments. Tome 03, Livres XXVII-XXXII. Texte établi, traduit et commenté par Paul Goukowsky. 14550
Fragments. Tome 04, Livres XXXIII-XL. Texte établi, traduit et commenté par Paul Goukowsky. 11450
DUPLOUY, Alain & BROCK, Roger (ed.):
Defining Citizenship in Archaic Greece.
[Oxford U.P.] Oxford, 2018. in-8. 384 p. ill. Bibliogr. Index. hard.
Citizenship is a major feature of contemporary national and international politics, but rather than being a modern phenomenon it is in fact a legacy of ancient Greece. The concept of membership of a community and participation in its social and political life first appeared some three millennia ago, but only towards the end of the fourth century BC did Aristotle offer the first explicit statement about it. Though long accepted, this definition remains deeply rooted in the philosophical and political thought of the classical period, and probably fails to account accurately for either the preceding centuries or the dynamics of emergent cities: as such, historians are now challenging the application of the Aristotelian model to all Greek cities regardless of chronology, and are looking instead for alternative ways of conceiving citizenship and community.
Focusing on archaic Greece, this volume brings together an array of renowned international scholars with the aim of exploring new routes to archaic Greek citizenship and constructing a new image of archaic cities, which are no longer to be considered as primitive or incomplete classical poleis. The essays collected here have not been tailored to endorse any specific view, with each contributor bringing his or her own approach and methodology to bear across a range of specific fields of enquiry, from law, cults, and military obligations, to athletics, commensality, and descent. The volume as a whole exemplifies the living diversity of approaches to archaic Greece and to the Greek city, combining both breadth and depth of insight with an opportunity to venture off the beaten track.
ELLIS, Steven J. R.:
The Roman Retail Revolution: The Socio-Economic World of the Taberna.
[Oxford U.P.] Oxford, 2018. in-8. 298 p. ill. Bibliogr. Index. br.
Tabernae were ubiquitous in all Roman cities, lining the busiest streets and dominating their most crowded intersections in numbers far exceeding those of any other form of building. That they played a vital role in the operation of the city, and indeed in the very definition of urbanization in ancient Rome, is a point too often under-appreciated in Roman studies, and one which bears fruitful further exploration.
The Roman Retail Revolution offers a thorough investigation into the social and economic worlds of the Roman shop, focusing on food and drink outlets in particular. Combining critical analysis of both archaeological material and textual sources, it challenges many of the conventional ideas about the place of retailing in the Roman city and unravels the historical development of tabernae to identify three major waves or revolutions in the shaping of retail landscapes. The volume is underpinned by two new and important bodies of evidence: the first generated from the University of Cincinnati's recent archaeological excavations into a Pompeian neighborhood of close to twenty shop-fronts, and the second resulting from a field-survey of the retail landscapes of more than a hundred cities from across the Roman world. The richness of this information, combined with the volume's interdisciplinary approach to the lives of the Roman sub-elite, results in a refreshingly original look at the history of retailing and urbanism in the Roman world.
Carthage in Virgil's Aeneid: Staging the Enemy under Augustus.
Cambridge Classical Studies
[Cambridge U.P.] Cambridge, 2018. in-8. 334 p. hard.
Founded upon more than a century of civil bloodshed, the first imperial regime of ancient Rome, the Principate of Caesar Augustus, looked at Rome's distant and glorious past in order to justify and promote its existence under the disguise of a restoration of the old Republic. In doing so, it used and revisited the history and myth of Rome's major success against external enemies: the wars against Carthage. This book explores the ideological use of Carthage in the most authoritative of the Augustan literary texts, the Aeneid of Virgil. It analyses the ideological portrait of Carthaginians from the middle Republic and the truth-twisting involved in writing about the Punic Wars under the Principate. It also investigates the mirroring between Carthage and Rome in a poem whose primary concern was rather the traumatic memory of Civil War and the subsequent subversion of Rome's Republican institutions through the establishment of Augustus' Principate.
Ad fines Africae romanae: les mondes tribaux dans les provinces maurétaniennes.
Scripta antiqua 111
[Ausonius] Pessac, 2018. in-8. 512 p. ill. br.
Synthèse des travaux de l'auteure sur les tribus des Maurétanies tingitane et césarienne, provinces nord-africaines tardivement intégrées à l'Empire romain et les premières à en sortir. Elle analyse l'organisation et les relations sociales avec le pouvoir en place, les coutumes, la construction de l'identité ethnique ou encore, la modification des flux migratoires et commerciaux.
Disabilities and the Disabled in the Roman World: A Social and Cultural History.
[Cambridge U.P.] Cambridge, 2018. in-8. XI-238 p. hard.
Almost fifteen per cent of the world's population today experiences some form of mental or physical disability and society tries to accommodate their needs. But what was the situation in the Roman world? Was there a concept of disability? How were the disabled treated? How did they manage in their daily lives? What answers did medical doctors, philosophers and patristic writers give for their problems? This book, the first monograph on the subject in English, explores the medical and material contexts for disability in the ancient world, and discusses the chances of survival for those who were born with a handicap. It covers the various sorts of disability: mental problems, blindness, deafness and deaf-muteness, speech impairment and mobility impairment, and includes discussions of famous instances of disability from the ancient world, such as the madness of Emperor Caligula, the stuttering of Emperor Claudius and the blindness of Homer.
Un tout petit monde: les réseaux grecs de l'Antiquité. Trad. de l'hébreu par Julie Delamard.
Mondes anciens 6
[Belles Lettres] Paris, 2018. in-8. 382 p. cartes. Bibliogr. br.
Diaspora sans foyer d'origine, les Grecs se sont installés des rivages de la mer Noire à la péninsule Ibérique. L'auteur emploie ici les concepts de la théorie des réseaux pour rendre compte de l'essor de la civilisation grecque au cours de la période archaïque : les réseaux de colonisation, de commerce, d'art, de cultes religieux agissant alors avec la même dynamique que ceux d'Internet.
Alexander the Great in the Persian Tradition: History, Myth and Legend in Medieval Iran.
Library of Classical Studies
[I.B. Tauris] London, 2018. in-8. 256 p. ill. hard.
Alexander the Great (356–333 BC) was transformed into a legend by all those he met, leaving an enduring tradition of romances across the world. Aside from its penetration into every language of medieval Europe, the Alexander romance arguably had its greatest impact in the Persian language. Haila Manteghi here offers a complete survey of that deep tradition, ranging from analysis of classical Persian poetry to popular romances and medieval Arabic historiography. She explores how the Greek work first entered the Persian literary tradition and traces the development of its influence, before revealing the remarkable way in which Alexander became as central to the Persian tradition as any other hero or king. And, importantly, by focusing on the often-overlooked early medieval Persian period, she also demonstrates that a positive view of Alexander developed in Arabic and Persian literature before the Islamic era. Drawing on an impressive range of sources in various languages – including Persian, Arabic and Greek – Manteghi provides a profound new contribution to the study of the Alexander romances. Beautifully written and with vibrant literary motifs, this book is important reading for all those with an interest in Alexander, classical and medieval Persian history, the early Islamic world and classical reception studies.
Antoninus Pius und die Rollenbilder des römischen Princeps: Herrscherliches Handeln und seine Repräsentation in der Hohen Kaiserzeit.
KLIO / Beihefte: Neue Folge
[De Gruyter] Berlin, 2018. in-8. VIII-419 p. ill. cartes. Bibliogr. Index. hard.
This study takes an entirely new look at the emperor Antoninus Pius and examines his activities in the court, senate, and the plebs urbana, the dynastic staging of the Domus Augusta, and Antoninus’ role as military commander. It develops a contextualized picture of his major fields of activity, reconstructing the ways that Pius shaped his rule, and thereby serves as a case study for research on the structure of the principate.
Res publica: histoire discontinue de la chose publique.
[Fayard] Paris, 2018. in-8. 480 p. br.
Etude de la notion de res publica à partir de son processus de formalisation dans le cadre de la Rome antique. Elle explore les questions et enjeux conflictuels tels que vécus par les Romains à différents moments de leur histoire et cherche à comprendre pourquoi l'expérience romaine, fondamentalement inégalitaire, a gardé une telle force d'attraction pour penser la "chose publique".
Rome and the Making of a World State, 150 BCE – 20 CE.
[Cambridge U.P.] Cambridge, 2018. in-8. 284 p. ill. maps.
Pap. 5,130円（税込） 9781108413190
Hard. 15,930円（税込） 9781107029897
In the century following 150 BCE, the Romans developed a coherent vision of empire and a more systematic provincial administration. The city of Rome itself became a cultural and intellectual center that eclipsed other Mediterranean cities, while ideas and practices of citizenship underwent radical change. In this book, Josiah Osgood offers a new survey of this most vivid period of Roman history, the Late Republic. While many discussions focus on politics in the city of Rome itself, his account examines developments throughout the Mediterranean and ties political events more firmly to the growth of overseas empire. The volume includes a broad overview of economic and cultural developments. By extending the story well beyond the conventional stopping date of Julius Caesar's assassination in 44 BCE, Osgood ultimately moves away from the old paradigm of the fall of the Republic. The Romans of the Late Republic emerge less as the disreputable gangsters of popular imagination and more as inspired innovators.
ROLLER, Matthew B.:
Models from the Past in Roman Culture: A World of Exempla.
[Cambridge U.P.] Cambridge, 2018. in-8. 338 p. hard.
ROYCE MOORE, Kenneth (éd.):
Brill's Companion to the Reception of Alexander the Great.
Brill's Companions to Classical Reception 14
[Brill] Leiden, 2018. in-8. 856 p. hard.
Brill’s Companion to the Reception of Alexander the Great offers a considerable range of topics, of interest to students and academics alike, in the long tradition of this subject’s significant impact, across a sometimes surprising and comprehensive variety of areas. Arguably no other historical figure has cast such a long shadow for so long a time. Every civilisation touched by the Macedonian Conqueror, along with many more that he never imagined, has scrambled to “own” some part of his legacy. This volume canvasses a comprehensive array of these receptions, beginning from Alexander’s own era and journeying up to the present, in order to come to grips with the impact left by this influential but elusive figure.
VAN DEN EIJINDE, Floris, BLOK, Josine H. & STROOTMAN, Rolf (éd.):
Feasting and Polis Institutions.
Mnemosyne, Supplements: History and Archaeology of Classical Antiquity
[Brill] Leiden, 2018. in-8. 384 p. hard.
Exploring a wide array of commensal practices, Feasting and Polis Institutions shows how feasts defined religious and political institutions in the Greek polis from the Early Iron Age to the Imperial Period.
YVONNEAU, Jean (éd.):
La muse au long couteau: Critias, de la création littéraire au terrorisme d'Etat.
Scripta antiqua 107
[Ausonius] Pessac, 2018. in-8. 220 p. ill. br.
A la figure de l'homme d'Etat, poète et philosophe grec du Ve siècle av. J.-C. est accolée l'image d'un tyran sanguinaire issue du témoignage de Xénophon dans les Helléniques. L'étude tente de percer à jour cette personnalité historique, dont l'oeuvre variée a presque totalement disparu, à travers des contributions multidisciplinaires sollicitant la philologie, la philosophie et l'histoire.