This long running and established book series publishes scholarly discussions of literary, historical and cultural issues from European classical antiquity and studies of classical ideas in medieval and Renaissance Europe.
Columbia Studies in the Classical Tradition
Edited by W.V. Harris, Columbia University
The product of a collaboration between scientists, historians and archaeologists, this book breaks new ground in the study of the long-term interaction between environmental factors, including climate, and human beings.
Edited by W.V. Harris Columbia University
Mental Disorders in the Classical World seeks to show through interdisciplinary work how the first medical scientists and their lay contemporaries conceptualized mental disorders and attempted to diagnose, understand and treat them.
Taco T. Terpstra, Columbia University
In Trading Communities, Taco Terpstra shows that long-distance trade in the Roman Empire was conducted through foreign trading communities living overseas, held together by ethnic and geographical identity.
Caitlín E. Barrett
This book investigates Hellenistic popular religion through an interdisciplinary study of figurines of Egyptian deities from Delos. The results offer a new perspective on Hellenistic reinterpretations of Egyptian religion, as well as the relationship between “popular” and “official” cults.
Edited by Francesco de Angelis
In the aim to understand the place of law within the landscape of Roman life, this volume explores the interaction between judicial practices and the spaces in which they took place. Through an interdisciplinary approach, it offers a new, multifaceted picture of a key aspect of Roman culture.
Based on a thorough examination of the epigraphic, legal, and literary sources on the collegia centonariorum, this volume offers a new understanding of their origins, functions, organizations, and social and legal status in the Roman Empire from the first century BC to fourth century AD.
Edited by W.V. Harris and Brooke Holmes
This volume, containing fourteen papers given at a conference held at Columbia in 2007, is the most concerted attempt in recent times to understand the famous and enigmatic orator and to set him in his cultural, religious and political context.
This book offers a study of four Greek grammars modelled on a Latin elementary grammar called Ianua of Donatus; they represent a tradition of Greek studies contemporaneous with, and parallel to, the "official" Byzantine-humanist grammar that made the revival of Greek in the West possible.
Edited by Teodolinda Barolini and H. Wayne Storey
This volume addresses a far-reaching aspects of Petrarch research and interpretation: the essential interplay between Petrarch’s texts and their material preparation and reception. To read and interpret Petrarch we must come to grips with the fundamentals of Petrarchan philology.
Drawing on documentary sources and archaeological evidence this book offers a socio-economic history of elite villas in Roman Central Italy and brings a new perspective to the debate on the slave-based villa system and the crisis of Italian villas in the imperial period.
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