The Homeric Epics and the Chinese Book of Songs: Foundational Texts Compared reviewed in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Fritz-Heiner Mutschler's book The Homeric Epics and the Chinese Book of Songs: Foundational Texts Compared has been reviewed on the always fantastic Bryn Mawr Classical Review review site. The review is available open access below.I must confess that I was initially surprised by the topic of this book, a grand comparison of the Greek Homeric epics, the … Continue reading The Homeric Epics and the Chinese Book of Songs: Foundational Texts Compared reviewed in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review

Book review: Rituals of Death and Dying in Modern and Ancient Greece: Writing History from a Female Perspective

Evy Johanne Håland's book Rituals of Death and Dying in Modern and Ancient Greece: Writing History from a Female Perspective has been reviewed by Tommaso Braccini of Università di Torino in the Bryn Mawr Classical Review. The review is open access, and can be accessed here, as well as read in full below. The objectives, and the potential … Continue reading Book review: Rituals of Death and Dying in Modern and Ancient Greece: Writing History from a Female Perspective

Featured Review – Ancient Dramatic Chorus through the Eyes of a Modern Choreographer: Zouzou Nikoloudi

At Cambridge Scholars we see first-hand the time and effort that goes into our authors’ books, and we are proud that many of our publications are critically acclaimed by eminent scholars working at their forefront of their fields. Praise for our authors appears in the very best scholarly journals, and this month we would like … Continue reading Featured Review – Ancient Dramatic Chorus through the Eyes of a Modern Choreographer: Zouzou Nikoloudi

Book Review: Animals in Greek and Roman Religion and Myth

Grumentum, the old Roman city known today as Grumento Nova in the Basilicata region of Southern Italy, was the place chosen to hold the symposium “The Role of Animals in Ancient Myth and Religion”. Between the 5 and 7 of June 2013, scholars from diverse backgrounds maintained a dialogue about the different roles that were … Continue reading Book Review: Animals in Greek and Roman Religion and Myth

Book Review: Antiquity in Popular Literature and Culture

This volume is a collection of essays which derive from a 2014 conference at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. Together they seek, as Martin M. Winkler notes in his useful introduction, to demonstrate “the continuing presence of the past or, to put it slightly differently, the importance of the past in the present … Continue reading Book Review: Antiquity in Popular Literature and Culture

Book Review: Libera Fama: An Endless Journey

Libera Fama's ten chapters deal with fama in its two central meanings: fama as rumour, including gossip and lying as well as truth, and fama as renown, glory, or fame. Basic insights into fama's role and function in ancient literature were presented by Thomas Hardie in 2012 (1) and, although Hardie's important monograph covers all facets of fama, it does not, of course, deal … Continue reading Book Review: Libera Fama: An Endless Journey

Book Announcement: Rejuvenating Medical Education: Seeking Help from Homer

Rejuvenating Medical Education: Seeking Help from Homer now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Rejuvenating Medical Education: Seeking Help from Homer by Robert Marshall and Alan Bleakley. Returning to Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey for inspiration, this book uses these epics as a medium through which we might think … Continue reading Book Announcement: Rejuvenating Medical Education: Seeking Help from Homer

Ancient Rome in the Era of Trajan – Cambridge Scholars Publishing

This August, Cambridge Scholars is marking the 1900th anniversary of the death of the Roman emperor Trajan. Trajan was the first of Rome’s emperors to have been born outside Italy (in Spain) and under whom the empire reached its greatest extent before his death in August 117 CE. In his biography of the Spanish-born emperor, Dr … Continue reading Ancient Rome in the Era of Trajan – Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Book Announcement: Varian Studies Volume Two: Elagabal

Varian Studies Volume Two: Elagabal now available from Cambridge Scholars Publishing Cambridge Scholars Publishing is pleased to announce the publication of Varian Studies Volume Two: Elagabal by Leonardo de Arrizabalaga y Prado and Raúl de la Fuente Marcos. Elagabal is the name of the Syrian sun god whose high priest Varius was, at the same time as … Continue reading Book Announcement: Varian Studies Volume Two: Elagabal