Meet us in New Orleans: Society for Classical Studies

If you are heading to the Classics meeting in New Orleans from January 8 to 11, be sure to visit booth #201 to browse JHU Press books and journals. Press authors will be stopping by, and we’ll offer a 30% discount throughout the meeting. We’ll also be celebrating the publication of the first books in our new series, Witness to Ancient History, edited by Greg Aldrete. Read more about the conference on the Society for Classical Studies annual meeting website, and check out these new and forthcoming books from JHUP:

New and forthcoming in our series
Edited by Gregory S. Aldrete

tonerThe Day Commodus Killed a Rhino: Understanding the Roman Games
by Jerry Toner

“Jerry Toner is an ideal author to present this fascinating subject to a broad readership. He masterfully combines allure and accessibility as he incorporates up-to-date scholarship with cultural and sociopolitical sophistication. Drawing on his earlier works on leisure and Rome, Toner demolishes traditional one-dimensional assumptions about stereotypically mad, tyrannical emperors, bloodthirsty, sadistic mobs, doomed gladiators, and politically impotent masses.”—Donald G. Kyle, University of Texas–Arlington, author of Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World


hamelThe Battle of Arginusae: Victory at Sea and Its Tragic Aftermath in the Final Years of the Peloponnesian War
by Debra Hamel

“A captivating account of the battle of Arginusae and its fateful consequences for the Athenians in their great struggle with Sparta. Hamel is well-versed in Greek (and Athenian) history of the classical era and is an authority on the Athenian strategia, the board of generals who commanded armies and fleets. The Battle of Arginusae is a gripping read.”—Lawrence A. Tritle, Loyola Marymount University, author of A New History of the Peloponnesian War


Approaches to Greek Myth, second edition, edited by Lowell Edmunds
Voices at Work: Women, Performance, and Labor in Ancient Greece, by Andromache Karanika
Homeric Speech and the Origins of Rhetoric, by Rachel Ahern Knudsen
Environmental Problems of the Greeks and Romans: Ecology in the Ancient Mediterranean, second edition, by Donald Hughes

Ex Oriente Lex: Near Eastern Influences on Ancient Greek and Roman Law, by Raymond Westbrook, edited by Deborah Lyons and Kurt Raaflaub
Children and Childhood in Classical Athens, second edition, by Mark Golden
Patients and Healers in the High Roman Empire, by Ido Israelowich
Rome’s Christian Empress: Galla Placidia Rules at the Twilight of the Empire, by Joyce E. Salisbury