Francis Cairns Publications

ARCA Classical and Medieval Texts, Papers and Monographs ISSN 0309-5541

The series ARCA began in 1976, and to date (2016) numbers 54 volumes. Its main focus is on Classical Latin and Greek, ranging from early Greek to late ancient history and literature, and it also includes titles on medieval linguistics and on Renaissance culture.

Subseries within ARCA are the volumes of  PLLS, and the four-volume commentary on Ovid’s Amores by J.C. McKeown (to date three volumes have appeared, Arca 20, 22 and 36).


General Editors:

Neil Adkin (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)

Francis Cairns (The Florida State University, Tallahassee)

Robin Seager (University of Liverpool)

Frederick Williams (Trinity College Dublin)


Summary details of all ARCA volumes are listed below. For further information on each volume, click on the underlined title.


The prices given here should be checked for their current status on our distributor's website (see Ordering).


The Bishops' Synod ("The First Synod of St. Patrick")
A Symposium with Text, Translation and Commentary
Edited by M.J. FARIS
ARCA 1. 978-0-905205-01-4. vi+63pp. 11 ills. Paper. 1976. UK £6 US $9

Papers of the Liverpool Latin Seminar 1976
Classical Latin Poetry; Medieval Latin Poetry; Greek Poetry
Edited by FRANCIS CAIRNS
ARCA 2. 978-0-905205-00-7. vi+310pp. Paper. 1977.  UK £22.50 US $33.75

Papers of the Liverpool Latin Seminar, Second Volume, 1979
Vergil and Roman Elegy; Medieval Latin Poetry and Prose; Greek Lyric and Drama
Edited by FRANCIS CAIRNS
ARCA 3. 978-0-905205-03-8. viii+360pp. Paper. 1979.  UK £25 US $37.50

Form and Universal in Aristotle
A.C. LLOYD
ARCA 4. 978-0-905205-05-2. vi+89pp. Paper. 1981.  UK £15 US $22.50

Court and Poet. Selected Proceedings of the Third Congress of the International Courtly Literature Society (Liverpool 1980)
Edited by GLYN S. BURGESS
ARCA 5. 978-0-905205-06-9. xiv+364pp. 1981.  UK £30 US $45

The Fragmentary Classicising Historians of the Later Roman Empire
I. Eunapius, Olympiodorus, Priscus and Malchus
R.C. BLOCKLEY
ARCA 6. 978-0-905205-07-6. xii+196pp. 1981.
Hb o.p. Pb reprint 978-0905205-51-9. 2009.  UK £25 US $37.50

Papers of the Liverpool Latin Seminar, Third Volume, 1981
Edited by FRANCIS CAIRNS
ARCA 7. 978-0-905205-08-3. vi+423pp. 1981.  UK £40 US $60

Late Latin and Early Romance in Spain and Carolingian France
ROGER WRIGHT
ARCA 8. 978-0-905205-12-0. xii+322pp. 1982.  UK £35 US $52.50

Statius and the Silvae.
Poets, Patrons and Epideixis in the Graeco-Roman World
ALEX HARDIE
ARCA 9. 978-0-905205-13-7. viii+261pp. 1983.  UK £30 US $45

The Fragmentary Classicising Historians of the Later Roman Empire
II. Text, Translation and Historiographical Notes
R.C. BLOCKLEY
ARCA 10. 978-0-905205-15-1. x+515pp. 1983.
Hb o.p. Pb repr. 978-0-905205-49-6. 2007. UK £75 US $112.50

Papers of the Liverpool Latin Seminar, Fourth Volume, 1983
Edited by FRANCIS CAIRNS
ARCA 11. 978-0-905205-17-5. viii+369pp. 1984. UK £40 US $60

Fracastoro’s Syphilis. Introduction, Text, Translation and Notes
GEOFFREY EATOUGH
ARCA 12. 978-0-905205-20-5. viii+295pp. 1984. UK £30 US $45

A Historical Commentary on Sallust’s Bellum Jugurthinum
G.M. PAUL
ARCA 13. 978-0-905205-16-8. xxvi+276pp. 1984. UK £30 US $45

Sextus Aurelius Victor: a Historiographical Study
H.W. BIRD
ARCA 14. 978-0-905205-21-2. x+175pp. 1984. UK £25 US $37.50

Sheep-Rearing and the Wool Trade in Italy during the Roman Period
JOAN M. FRAYN
ARCA 15. 978-0-905205-22-9. x+208pp. 13 ills., 8 plates. 1985. UK £25 US $37.50

Biblical Epic and Rhetorical Paraphrase in Late Antiquity
MICHAEL ROBERTS
ARCA 16. 978-0-905205-24-3. x+253pp. 1985. UK £30 US $45

The History of Menander the Guardsman
Introductory Essay, Text, Translation and Historiographical Notes
R.C. BLOCKLEY
ARCA 17. 978-0-905205-25-0. xiii+307pp. 1985.
Hb o.p. Pb repr. 978-0-905205-45-8. 2006. UK £60 US $90

Bionis Smyrnaei Adonidis Epitaphium. Testo critico e commento
MARCO FANTUZZI
ARCA 18. 978-0-905205-27-4. 165pp. 1985. UK £25 US $37.50

Papers of the Liverpool Latin Seminar, Fifth Volume, 1985
Edited by FRANCIS CAIRNS
ARCA 19. 978-0-905205-28-1. viii+502pp. 1986. UK £45 US $67.50

Ovid: Amores. Text, Prolegomena and Commentary, in four volumes
Volume I: Text and Prolegomena
J.C. McKEOWN
ARCA 20. 978-0-905205-69-4. x+220pp. 1987, rpr. 2016. UK £40 US $60
(978-0-905205-68-7: four-volume set).

Herodotus and his ‘Sources’. Citation, Invention and Narrative Art
DETLEV FEHLING (trans. J.G. Howie)
ARCA 21. 978-0-905205-70-0. x+276pp. 1989. UK £35 US $52.50

Ovid: Amores. Text, Prolegomena and Commentary, in four volumes
Volume II: A Commentary on Book One
J.C. McKEOWN
ARCA 22. 978-0-905205-71-7. xxvi+421pp. 1989, rpr. 2016 UK £75 US $112.50
(978-0-905205-68-7: four-volume set).

Masters of Roman Prose from Cato to Apuleius. Interpretative Studies
MICHAEL VON ALBRECHT. Translated by Neil Adkin
ARCA 23. xii+192pp. 1989. [Cloth OP 978-0-905205-72-4 ].  Paper 978-0-9954612-0-8. UK £35 US $52.50

Intellectual Culture in Elizabethan and Jacobean England. The Latin Writings of the Age
J.W. BINNS
ARCA 24. 978-0-905205-73-1. xxvi+762pp. 1990. UK £85 US $127.50

A Lexicon of Ancient Latin Etymologies
ROBERT MALTBY
ARCA 25. 978-0-905205-74-8. xvii+669pp 1991.
Hb o.p. Pb repr. 978-0-905205-47-2. 2006. UK £100 US $150

Arae: The Curse Poetry of Antiquity
LINDSAY WATSON
ARCA 26. 978-0-905205-75-5. viii+263pp.1991. UK £35 US $52.50

The Fifth-Century Chroniclers. Prosper, Hydatius, and the Gallic
Chronicler of 452
STEVEN MUHLBERGER
ARCA 27. 978-0-905205-76-2. xii+329pp. 1990.
Hb o.p. Pb repr. 978-0-905205-46-5. 2006. UK £65 US $97.50

Greek Philosophers and Sophists in the Fourth Century A.D.
Studies in Eunapius of Sardis
ROBERT J. PENELLA
ARCA 28. 978-0-905205-79-3. x+165pp. 1990. UK £25 US $37.50

Papers of the Leeds International Latin Seminar, Sixth Volume
Roman poetry and drama; Greek epic, comedy, rhetoric
Edited by FRANCIS CAIRNS & MALCOLM HEATH
ARCA 29. 978-0-905205-81-6. viii+375pp.1990. UK £40 US $60

East Roman Foreign Policy. Formation and Conduct from Diocletian to Anastasius
R.C. BLOCKLEY
ARCA 30. 978-0-905205-83-0. xiv+283pp. November 1992. UK £40 US $60

Doctrine and Exegesis in Biblical Latin Poetry
DANIEL J. NODES
ARCA 31. 978-0-905205-86-1. x+147pp. August 1993. UK £20 US $30

Papers of the Leeds International Latin Seminar, Seventh Volume
Roman poetry and prose; Greek rhetoric and poetry
Edited by FRANCIS CAIRNS & MALCOLM HEATH
ARCA 32. 978-0-905205-87-8. viii+219pp.1993. UK £30 US $45

Papers of the Leeds International Latin Seminar, Eighth Volume
Roman comedy, Augustan poetry, historiography
Edited by R. BROCK & A.J. WOODMAN
ARCA 33. 978-0-905205-89-2. x+307pp. 1995. UK £40 US $60

Papers of the Leeds International Latin Seminar, Ninth Volume
Roman Poetry and Prose, Greek Poetry, Etymology, Historiography
Edited by FRANCIS CAIRNS & MALCOLM HEATH
ARCA 34. 978-0-905205-90-8. viii+350pp.1996. UK £40 US $60

Augustus and the Principate. The Evolution of the System
W.K. LACEY
ARCA 35. 978-0-905205-91-5. x+245pp. 1996. UK £30 US $45

Ovid: Amores. Text, Prolegomena and Commentary, in four volumes
Volume III: A Commentary on Book Two
J.C. McKEOWN
ARCA 36. 978-0-905205-92-2. xxxiv+433pp. 1998. UK £55 US $82.50
(978-0-905205-68-7: four-volume set).

Rome and Persia at War, 502–532
GEOFFREY GREATREX
ARCA 37. 978-0-905205-93-9. xvi+301pp., 14 maps and plans. 1998.
Hb o.p. Pb repr. 978-0-905205-48-9. 2006. UK £60 US $90

Papers of the Leeds International Latin Seminar, Tenth Volume
Greek Poetry, Drama, Prose, Roman Poetry
Edited by FRANCIS CAIRNS & MALCOLM HEATH
ARCA 38. 978-0-905205-95-3. vi+409pp.1998. UK £45 US $67.50

Vergil's Aeneid and the Argonautica of Apollonius Rhodius
DAMIEN NELIS
ARCA 39. 978-0-905205-97-7. xii+519pp. 2001. UK £70 US $105

Ancient Etymologies in Ovid's Metamorphoses: A Commented Lexicon
ANDREAS MICHALOPOULOS
ARCA 40. 978-0-905205-98-4. viii+204pp. 2001. UK £30 US $45

Tibullus: Elegies. Text, Introduction and Commentary
R. MALTBY
ARCA 41.
978-0-905205-99-1. xii+529 pp. 2002. UK £75 US $112.50

Jerome on Virginity. A Commentary on the Libellus de virginitate
servanda
(Letter 22)
NEIL ADKIN
ARCA 42. 978-0-905205-38-0. xxxvi+458 pp. 2003. UK £75 US $112.50

Papers of the Langford Latin Seminar, Vol. 11
Caesar against Liberty? Perspectives on his Autocracy
Edited by F. CAIRNS and E. FANTHAM
ARCA 43. 978-0-905205-39-1. xxii+234 pp. 2003. UK £37.50 US $56.25

Papers of the Langford Latin Seminar, Vol. 12
Greek and Roman Poetry, Greek and Roman Historiography
Edited by F. CAIRNS
ARCA 44. 978-0-905205-41-0. viii+343 pp. 2005. UK £45 US $67.50

Properzio. Elegie Libro II. Introduzione, testo e commento
PAOLO FEDELI
ARCA 45. 978-0-905205-42-7
. x+1072 pp. 2005. UK £150 US $225

Anastasius I. Politics and Empire in the Late Roman World
F. K. HAARER
ARCA 46. 978-0-905205-43-4. xii+351 pp. 2006. UK £65 US $97.50

Ovid Heroides 16 and 17. Introduction, Text and Commentary
ANDREAS N. MICHALOPOULOS
ARCA 47. 978-0-905205-44-1. x+420 pp. 2006. UK £80 US $120

Papers of the Langford Latin Seminar, Vol. 13
Hellenistic Greek and Augustan Latin Poetry, Flavian and post-Flavian Latin Poetry; Greek and Roman Prose
Edited by F. CAIRNS
ARCA 48. 978-0-905205-50-2. viii+392 pp. 2008. UK £55 US $82.50

Bacchylides. Five Epinician Odes (3, 5, 9, 11, 13)

Text, Introductory Essays, and Interpretative Commentary

D. L. CAIRNS

Translations by D. L. CAIRNS and J. G. HOWIE

ARCA 49. 978-0-905205-52-6. xiv+380 pp. 2010. UK £80 US $120

Papers of the Langford Latin Seminar, Vol. 14
Health and Sickness in Ancient Rome, Greek and Roman Poetry and Historiography
Edited by F. CAIRNS and M. GRIFFIN
ARCA 50. 978-0-905205-53-3. vi+393 pp. 2010. UK £60 US $90

Papers of the Langford Latin Seminar, Vol. 15
Edited by F. CAIRNS
ARCA 51. 978-0-905205-55-7. viii+374 pp. 2012. UK £55 US $82.50

Cult, Myth, and Occasion in Pindar’s Victory Odes.
A Study of Isthmian 4, Pythian 5, Olympian 1 and Olympian 3
EVELINE KRUMMEN
translated by J.G. Howie
ARCA 52. ISBN 978-0-905205-56-4. Cloth, x+346 pp. 2014. UK £75 US $112.50

Justinian’s Balkan Wars
Campaigning, Diplomacy and Development in Illyricum, Thrace and the Northern World A.D. 527-65
ALEXANDER SARANTIS
ARCA 53. ISBN 978-0-905205-58-8. Cloth, xxviii+500 pp., 13 maps, 20 coloured illstrs. 2016. UK £85 US$127.50

Papers of the Langford Latin Seminar, Vol. 16
Greek and Roman Poetry; The Elder Pliny
Edited by F. CAIRNS and R. GIBSON
ARCA 54. 978-0-905205-59-5. vi+337 pp. 2016. UK £50 US $75


Further ARCA volumes are in preparation

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