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Journal of Roman Studies Monographs

Journal of Roman Studies Monographs (ISSN 0951-6549)

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No. 5. Charlotte Roueché, Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity: the late Roman and Byzantine inscriptions. 1989. ISBN 0 907764 0 96.
Out of print but the revised second edition has now been published online at You will find a very full Help page, if you have problems - for example, with the Greek – and also details on the Home page of how to cite the material.


No. 9.  Brian Campbell, The Writings of the Roman Land Surveyors. Introduction, Text, Translation and Commentary
This book provides a reliable and readable translation of the writings of the Roman land surveyors. Although these works were first collected together probably in the 5th century AD, this is the first attempt to produce a translation into English of all the most significant texts and to present them in a single volume, along with a Latin text and glossary. There is an historical introduction and commentary on ancient surveying and its historical importance in terms of law, society, and economy, and also the relationship of the texts to the identification of Roman field systems and settlements.

2000, reprinted 2008.  570 pp., incl. 54 pp. of line illus., 6 pls, 1 map. Hardback. ISBN 0 907764 28 2. 
Oxbow price: £70

No. 10, David Langslow, The Latin Alexander Trallianus: the Text and Transmission of a late Latin Medical Book
The present work offers an extensive introduction to the text and transmission of the ancient Latin version of the medical works Therapeutica and On Fevers of the great sixth-century Greek doctor Alexander of Tralles. The importance of the Latin Alexander in medieval medicine in the West is seen in the richness of both mainstream and secondary, excerpting manuscript-traditions. The tradition is such that the reconstructed Latin text promises to be a much more important witness to the Greek text than the Greek is to the Latin, and of course a reliable edition is a prerequisite for any systematic work on questions such as the provenance of the translation and the Latinity of the translator(s). The volume comprises an introduction to Alexander; an outline account of his works in Greek compared with the Latin version; a description of the Latin manuscript copies, and a proposed reconstruction of the genetic relations between them; some preliminary remarks on the Latinity of the Latin Alexander; and a sample edition, with translation, critical apparatus, and extensive notes, of the chapters on coughing at the start of Book 2.

October 2006, c. 320 pp + 12 pls. Paperback. ISBN 0 907764 32 0; 978-0-907764-32-8.  
Publishers Price: £65
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No. 11.  James Crow, Jonathan Bardill & Richard Bayliss, The Water Supply of Byzantine Constantinople
One of the greatest achievements of Roman hydraulic engineering, the water supply of Constantinople included the longest known aqueduct channels from the ancient world and the most complex system of water storage and distribution within the city itself. This monograph presents the results of ten years of fieldwork and research and provides a detailed account of the water channels and great bridges outside the city and the first comprehensive concordance of the water storage inside the city documenting over 150 cisterns. There is a historical introduction from Roman to early Ottoman times supported by a detailed collection of ancient sources translated into English. Later chapters integrate more closely the structural evidence with the written texts and provide the basis for new interpretations of the historical texts. Specific studies are concerned with the unique Christian iconography of the bridges and with the masons’ marks recorded from them. The volume is illustrated by detailed maps showing the course of the channels and the location of the water bridges, together with detailed elevation drawings of the great bridges in the wooded countryside outside the city. Within the city the cisterns are plotted in detail for the first time enabling an appreciation of the water system in its topographical setting.

2008. 286 pp + 15 maps & 150 illus. Hardback. ISBN 978 0 907764 36 6.
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No. 12.  Peter Thonemann with the assistance of C.V. Crowther and E. Chiricat, Monumenta Asiae Minoris Antiqua (MAMA) XI: Monuments from Phrygia and Lykaonia recorded by M.H. Ballance, W.M. Calder, A.S. Hall and R.D. Barnett
Monumenta Asiae Minoris Antiqua XI: Monuments from Phrygia and Lykaonia is a corpus of 387 Greek and Latin inscriptions and other ancient and medieval monuments from inner Anatolia (Phrygia, Lykaonia, and south-western Galatia). Most of these monuments were recorded by William Calder and Michael Ballance in annual expeditions to Asia Minor between 1954 and 1957. The results of these expeditions were never published, and around three-quarters of the monuments in the volume are published here for the first time. All the inscriptions are translated in full, with extensive commentaries and photographic illustration. The volume includes a geographical introduction to the sites and regions covered by the corpus, and full indices.

2013. 299 pp + 9 maps & numerous b&w illus. Hardback. ISBN 978 0 907764 38 0.
Oxbow Price: £25


Monographs currently out of print

All JRS monographs (1-12) are now available to download from ADS 

Out of print:

1 Aphrodisias and Rome;
2 Excavations at Sabratha;
3, Arable Cultivation in Roman Italy;
5, Aphrodisias in Late Antiquity: the late Roman and Byzantine inscriptions (ISBN 0 907764 0 96) (but see above for the 2nd edition online);
6, Performers and Partisans at Aphrodisias;
7, Monumenta Asiae Minoris Antiqua (MAMA) X: Monuments from Appia and the Upper Tembris Valley, Cotiaeum, Cadi, Synaus, Ancyra Sidera and Tiberiopolis; 
8, Nicopolis ad Istrum: a Roman, Late Roman and Early Byzantine City: Excavations 1985-1992.

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