classics

New book: “Papyri from Karanis: The Granary C123”

by Kathryn Beaton September 17, 2018

From our Classics editor Ellen Bauerle:   The Press is very pleased to note that the Chronicle of Higher Education recently listed among its books received our recently published volume Papyri from Karanis:  The Granary C123, edited by W. Graham Claytor, Assistant Professor of Classics at Hunter College, and Arthur Verhoogt, Professor of Papyrology and Greek and Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the University of Michigan. This volume represents a restart of one of the Press’s oldest series, going back to the early days of the University of Michigan and its Press.  It also showcases the University’s stellar collection of Greco-Roman papyri,  the largest such in the […]

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Author and Historian Christian Habicht Has Passed at 92

by Kathryn Beaton August 7, 2018

From our Classics editor Ellen Bauerle:   The University of Michigan Press notes the passing of Christian Habicht, a member of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, from 1973 to 1998. We were privileged to work with Prof. Habicht on the publication of his book The Hellenistic Monarchies in 2006. In addition to that volume, he was also the author of very many articles and numerous other notable books, including Cicero the Politician (1990), Pausanias’ Guide to Ancient Greece (1985), and Polybius’ Histories, revised together with Frank Walbank (2010). His first two books, Gottmenschentum […]

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‘Iliad’ and ‘Odyssey’ translator Rodney Merrill to speak at Dionysies festival in Paris

by Shaun Manning March 6, 2012

Rodney Merrill, translator of the University of Michigan Press editions of The Odyssey of Homer and The Iliad, will appear at a symposium for translators of the Iliad into modern dactylic hexameters at Les Dionysies – Festival de théâtre antique in Paris on March 26. Merrill and the other presenters will discuss translating Homer’s Trojan War epic into several languages, with Merrill addressing the concerns unique to working with English.      

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Mary Jaeger, Featured Author on Duck Store

by University of Michigan Press September 16, 2008

Mary Jaeger, author of Archimedes and the Roman Imagination is currently the featured author on the University of Oregon’s book store website, The Duck Store. Check it out. About Archimedes and the Roman Imagination: The great mathematician Archimedes, a Sicilian Greek whose machines defended Syracuse against the Romans during the Second Punic War, was killed by a Roman after the city fell, yet it is largely Roman sources, and Greek texts aimed at Roman audiences, that preserve the stories about him. Archimedes’ story, Mary Jaeger argues, thus becomes a locus where writers explore the intersection of Greek and Roman culture, […]

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Welcome to Our Blog, Get to Know Us: A Message from UMP Director Phil Pochoda

by University of Michigan Press September 10, 2008

The mission statement of the University of Michigan Press well conveys, I believe, our wide array of publishing objectives, a range that may surprise those who imagine university presses confined to pure scholarly publication. That statement reads: "The mission of the University of Michigan Press is to publish books that incorporate the best of scholarly research in a wide range of humanities and social science disciplines; to publish related educational texts for student audiences—with special emphasis in the area of English language teaching; to publish in as well as about the emerging digital world; to publish books for nonacademic audiences […]

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