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What are Secondary Sources?  Journal articles, book chapters etc... written about a work, usually offering a critical view of that work.

What are Primary Sources?  Original works & uninterpreted information about an event or time.

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Avoid Plagiarism
Don't use an author's work or ideas without referencing them (yes, even if it's not directly quoted & you've changed the wording)


Ancient History Books

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Cult Places & Cult Personnel in the Roman Empire - Duncan Fishwick
ISBN: 147241473X
Publication Date: 2014
The 21 studies assembled in this volume focus on the apparatus & practitioners of religions in the Western Roman Empire, the enclaves, temples, altars & monuments that served the cults of a wide range of divinities through the medium of priests & worshippers.

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Expurgating the Classics: Editing Out in Greek & Latin - Stephen Harrison and Christopher Stray(eds)
ISBN: 9781472558534
Publication Date: 2014-04-24
Explores expurgation in both Greek & Latin authors in ancient & modern times. The major focus is on the period from the 17th to the 20th century, with chapters ranging from early Greek lyric & Aristophanes through Lucretius, Horace, Martial & Catullus to the expurgation of schoolboy texts...

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Animals in the Ancient World from A to Z - Kenneth Kitchell
ISBN: 9780415392433
Publication Date: 2014
The ancient Greeks & Romans lived in a world teeming with animals. Animals were integral to ancient commerce, war, love, literature & art.... the evidence adduced ranges from Minoan times to the Late Roman Empire and is taken from archaeology, ancient authors, inscriptions, papyri, coins, mosaics and all other artistic media. Whenever possible reasoned identifications are given for ancient animal names and the realities behind animal lore are brought forth.

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Transformation of a Goddess: Ishtar, Astarte, Aphrodite - Sugimoto
ISBN: 3727817488
Publication Date: 2014
Deals with the changing nature of the goddess Ishtar/Astarte/Aphrodite, who was widely revered in the ancient West Asia and the Mediterranean world and was known by different names. Although the three names are often closely related, their mutual relation has not yet been sufficiently clarified. They appear with different characters and attributes in various areas and periods.

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Daughters of Hecate: Women & Magic in the Ancient World - Stratton
ISBN: 9780195342710
Publication Date: 2014
Daughters of Hecate unites for the first time research on the problem of gender and magic in 3 ancient Mediterranean societies: early Judaism, Christianity, and Graeco-Roman culture. The book illuminates the gendering of ancient magic by approaching the topic from 3 distinct disciplinary perspectives: literary stereotyping, the social application of magic discourse, and material culture.


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