Ancient West & East is a peer-reviewed (bi-)annual devoted to the study of the history and archaeology of the periphery of the Graeco-Roman world, concentrating on local societies and cultures and their interaction with the Graeco-Roman, Near Eastern and early Byzantine worlds. The chronological and geographical scope is deliberately broad and comprehensive, ranging from the second millennium BC to Late Antiquity, and encompassing the whole ancient Mediterranean world and beyond, including ancient Central and Eastern Europe, the Black Sea region, Central Asia and the Near East.
Ancient West & East aims to bring forward high-calibre studies from a wide range of disciplines and to provide a forum for discussion and better understanding of the interface of the classical and barbarian world throughout the period.
Ancient West & East will reflect the thriving and fascinating developments in the study of the ancient world, bringing together Classical and Near Eastern Studies and Eastern and Western scholarship.
Each volume will consist of articles, notes and reviews. Libraries and scholars will appreciate to find so much new material easily accessible in one volume.
Warfare in the Ancient Mediterranean World will disseminate recent research in volumes organized topically for easy reference while also setting the standard for such anthologies by aiming above the introductory level. The intended audience includes both scholarly specialists and non-specialists. Future volumes will not only draw upon current research, but will provide a venue for new and recent methodologies for understanding warfare in the ancient world. In this way the series will be a resource for a non-specialist audience too. Regardless of whether war is actually the “father” of any field, military history has remained popular over the centuries, both with authors and readers.
Series of Publications on the Archaeology and Ancient History of the Black Sea Area
This series aims to publish some of the huge wealth of archaeological material that is being discovered and studied around the shores of the Black Sea. Volumes will range from monographs on excavations and studies of objects to collections of papers and conference reports. The series is edited by Gocha Tsetskhladze with the assistance of advisory editors.
This series is no longer published by Brill
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.
The series published an average of one volume per year over the last 5 years.
Moving beyond deeply ingrained orientalist and postcolonial paradigms, this series provides a platform for cross-regional, multidisciplinary and longue durée approaches to the cultural history of the Mediterranean, one of the richest and most dynamic intercultural meeting places in the world.
Cultural Interactions in the Mediterranean hosts edited volumes and monographs that focus on the connected histories of all those cultures that shaped their identities on both commonalities and differences with others in this region. These identities were negotiated through a variety of social media, such as public rituals and performances, diplomacy, warfare, codified law, literature and material culture, and were applied to a wide range of political, economic and religious goals. The chronological scope of this series ranges from prehistoric times to the present day.
Flavius Josephus, the first-century Jewish historian, is without a doubt the most important witness to ancient Judaism from the close of the biblical period to the aftermath of the destruction of the temple in 70 CE. After fighting against the Romans in the war of 66-73 and surrendering in the earliest phase of the campaign, he moved to Rome where he began a productive literary career. His four surviving works -
Against Apion, in thirty Greek volumes - provide the narrative structure for interpreting the other, more fragmentary written sources and physical remains for this period. His descriptions of the Temple, the Judean countryside, Jewish-Roman relations and conflicts, and groups and institutions of ancient Judea have become indispensable for the student of early Judaism, of Classics, and of Christian origins alike.
This project aims to assist every serious reader of Josephus by providing a new literal translation, along with a commentary suggesting literary and historical connections.
This is the first comprehensive literary-historical commentary on the works of Flavius Josephus in English.
Schedule, Flavius Josephus: Translation and Commentary
Updated Schedule December 2018
Vol Authors Title Planned for
1a Seeman War 1 2020
1b Mason War 2 Published 2008
1c Seeman War 3 2023
2a Mason War 4 2024
2b Chapman War 5 2023
2c Martin/Levenson War 6 2020
2d McLaren War 7 2021
3 Feldman/Mason Ant 1-4 Published 1999
4 Begg Ant. 5-7 Published 2005
5 Begg/ Spilsbury Ant. 8-10 Published 2006
6 Spilsbury Ant. 11 Published 2016
6b Lembi Ant. 12-13 2021
7a Lembi/ van Henten Ant. 14 2022
7b van Henten Ant. 15 Published 2013
7c Van Henten Ant. 16-17 2023