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Transformation of the Classical Heritage (University of California Press)  

With forty-eight volumes published to date, this series from the University of California Press (Peter Brown, General Editor) offers a multi-disciplinary and pan-regional perspective on the transformation of the western ancient world. North Africa, the Middle East, late-ancient Europe, Rome, Byzantium, the Sassanids, Merovingian Gaul are all represented, as are archaeology and the visual arts, political, socio-economic and religious history, philosophy and religious thought, literature and textual studies. Authors include Bonnie Effros, Ann Wharton Epstein, Elizabeth Key Fowden, A. P. Kazhdan, Philip Rousseau, Michele Renee Salzman, Carole E. Straw and Edward J. Watts, among others.

The titles in this series are designated by their series logo.  


Author Title Date
Ando, Clifford The Matter of the Gods: Religion and the Roman Empire 2008
Brock, Sebastian Holy Women of the Syrian Orient 1987
Brock, Sebastian Holy Women of the Syrian Orient (XML edition) 2008
Bitton-Ashkelony, Brouria Encountering the Sacred: The Debate on Christian Pilgrimage in Late Antiquity 2005
Bregman, Jay Synesius of Cyrene: Philosopher-Bishop 1982
Burrus, Virginia The Making of a Heretic: Gender, Authority, and the Priscillianist Controversy 1995
Cameron, Alan Barbarians and Politics at the Court of Arcadius 1993
Canepa, Matthew The Two Eyes of the Earth: Art and Ritual of Kingship between Rome and Sasanian Iran 2009
Caner, Daniel Wandering, Begging Monks: Spiritual Authority and the Promotion of Monasticism in Late Antiquity 2002
Cox, Patricia Biography in Late Antiquity: A Quest for the Holy Man 1983
Effros, Bonnie Merovingian Mortuary Archaeology and the Making of the Early Middle Ages 2003
Fowden, Elizabeth The Barbarian Plain: Saint Sergius between Rome and Iran 1999
Fowden, Garth Qusayr 'Amra: Art and the Umayyad Elite in Late Antique Syria 2004
Frank, Georgia The Memory of the Eyes: Pilgrims to Living Saints in Christian Late Antiquity 2000
Gaddis, Michael There Is No Crime for Those Who Have Christ: Religious Violence in the Christian Roman Empire 2005
Hägg, Tomas Greek Biography and Panegyric in Late Antiquity 2000
Harl, Kenneth Civic Coins and Civic Politics in the Roman East, A. D. 180-275 1987
Harvey, Susan Scenting Salvation: Ancient Christianity and the Olfactory Imagination 2006
Harvey, Susan Asceticism and Society in Crisis: John of Ephesus and The Lives of the Eastern Saints 1990
Himerius Man and the Word: The Orations of Himerius 2007
Holum, Kenneth Theodosian Empresses: Women and Imperial Dominion in Late Antiquity 1990
Kaster, Robert Guardians of Language: The Grammarian and Society in Late Antiquity 1997
Krueger, Derek Symeon the Holy Fool: Leontius's Life and the Late Antique City 1996
Lamberton, Robert Homer the Theologian: Neoplatonist Allegorical Reading and the Growth of the Epic Tradition 1986
Lenski, Noel Failure of Empire: Valens and the Roman State in the Fourth Century A.D. 2002
Lim, Richard Public Disputation, Power, and Social Order in Late Antiquity 1995
MacCormack, Sabine Art and Ceremony in Late Antiquity 1981
MacCormack, Sabine The Shadows of Poetry: Vergil in the Mind of Augustine 1998
MacCoull, Leslie Dioscorus of Aphrodito: His Work and His World 1988
McLynn, Neil Ambrose of Milan: Church and Court in a Christian Capital 1994
Peers, Glenn Subtle Bodies: Representing Angels in Byzantium 2001
Penella, Robert The Private Orations of Themistius 2000
Rapp, Claudia Holy Bishops in Late Antiquity: The Nature of Christian Leadership in an Age of Transition 2005
Rike, R. L. Apex Omnium: Religion in the Res Gestae of Ammianus 1987
Rousseau, Philip Basil of Caesarea 1994
Rousseau, Philip Pachomius: The Making of a Community in Fourth-Century Egypt 1985
Salzman, Michele On Roman Time: The Codex-Calendar of 354 and the Rhythms of Urban Life in Late Antiquity 1990
Straw, Carole Gregory the Great: Perfection in Imperfection 1988
Trout, Dennis Paulinus of Nola: Life, Letters, and Poems 1999
Van Dam, Raymond Leadership and Community in Late Antique Gaul 1985
Walker, Joel The Legend of Mar Qardagh: Narrative and Christian Heroism in Late Antique Iraq 2006
Watts, Edward City and School in Late Antique Athens and Alexandria 2006
Watts, Edward Riot in Alexandria: Tradition and Group Dynamics in Late Antique Pagan and Christian Communities 2010

rev. 11/29/2016