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The Pyramids: The Mystery, Culture, and Science of Egypt's Great Monuments

by Miroslav Verner & Steven Rendall

Hailed by Science News as "the new seminal text," The Pyramids is the most up-to-date, comprehensive record of Egypt's ancient monuments to become available in the last six decades. Distinguished Egyptologist...


The Archaeology of Early Rome and Latium

by Ross R. Holloway

The archaeology of early Rome has progressed rapidly and dramatically over the last century; most recently with the discovery of the shrine of Aeneas at Lavinium and the reports of the walls of the Romulan city...


Roman Tragedy

by Anthony J. Boyle

The first detailed cultural and theatrical history of a major literary form, this landmark introduction examines Roman tragedy and its place at the centre of Rome's cultural and political life.

Analyzing the...


Roman London

by Dominic Perring

First Published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Histories

by Herodotus, Tom Holland & Paul Cartledge

One of Western history's greatest books springs to life in Tom Holland's vibrant new translation

Herodotus of Halicarnassus-who was hailed by Cicero as "the father of history"-wrote his histories around 440...


Armana Age

by James Baikie

When we consider the Cretans and Hittites, the powers of Babylonia and Assyria, and the internal conditions in Syria and Palestine, it can hardly be doubted that the reign of Akhetaten marks a turning point,...


Apuleius and Africa

by Benjamin Todd Lee, Ellen Finkelpearl & Luca Graverini

The Metamorphoses or Golden Ass of Apuleius (ca. 170 CE) is a Latin novel written by a native of Madauros in Roman North Africa, roughly equal to modern Tunisia together with parts of Libya and Algeria. Apuleius'...


The Sons of Caesar: Imperial Rome's First Dynasty

by Philip Matyszak

The story of one of the most colorful dynasties in history, from Caesar's rise to power in the first century BC to Nero's death in AD 68 This engaging new study reviews the long history of the Julian and Claudian...


The Greek and Roman Myths: A Guide to the Classical Stories

by Philip Matyszak

Full of intriguing facts and diverting stories—the ideal introduction to the myths and tales that lie at the heart of Western culture. Who was Pandora and what was in her famous box? How did Achilles get his...


The Neoplatonists

by John Gregory

This extensively revised and updated second edition of The Neoplatonists provides a valuable introduction to the thought of the four central Neoplatonist philosophers, Plotinus, Porphyry, Proclus and Iamblichus....


Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

by Paul Jordan

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and all sorts of mysteries attaching to them, have intrigued people since the second century BCE. Why were these particular creations chosen and when? And why did the...


Studies in World History Volume 3 (Student): The Modern Age to Present (1900 Ad to Present)

by James P. Stobaugh

The Modern Age to Present (1900 AD to Present)

  • Chronologically based, but focused more on skill development
  • Meant to be a 30 to 45 minute experience every day
  • World history is combined with social studies in...


Laughter in Ancient Rome: On Joking, Tickling, and Cracking Up

by Mary Beard

What made the Romans laugh? Was ancient Rome a carnival, filled with practical jokes and hearty chuckles? Or was it a carefully regulated culture in which the uncontrollable excess of laughter was a force to...


Roman Soldier vs Germanic Warrior: 1st Century AD: 1st Century AD

by Lindsay Powell & Peter Dennis

From the annals of Tacitus we get a one-sided vision of the Romano-Germanic wars. More recent scholarship, including Osprey's Teutoburg Forest Campaign book, paints a more balanced picture. Yet, there's still...


Butrint 4: The Archaeology and Histories of an Ionian Town

by Inge Lyse Hansen, Richard Hodges & Sarah Leppard

This richly illustrated volume discusses the histories of the port city of Butrint, and its intimate connection to the wider conditions of the Adriatic. In so doing it is a reading, and re-reading, of the site...


The History of Ancient Chinese Economic Thought

by Cheng Lin, Terry Peach & Wang Fang

This volume comprises twelve papers written by Chinese scholars on various aspects of the history of ancient Chinese economic thought. The contributions are preceded by an introduction which gives an overview...


Women in Mycenaean Greece: The Linear B Tablets from Pylos and Knossos

by Barbara A. Olsen

Women in Mycenaean Greece is the first book-length study of women in the Linear B tablets from Mycenaean Greece and the only to collect and compile all the references to women in the documents of the two best...


Alexander's Heirs: The Age of the Successors

by Edward M. Anson

Alexander’s Heirs offers a narrative account of the approximately forty years following the death of Alexander the Great, during which his generals vied for control of his vast empire, and through their conflicts...


The Arbitration: The Epitrepontes of Menander: The Epitrepontes of Menander

by Gilbert Murray

Gilbert Murray translated and made available to modern readers The Epitrepontes of Menander or The Arbitration for the first time in 1945. The Arbitration is among the most frequently quoted and most famous...


Wandering Greeks: The Ancient Greek Diaspora from the Age of Homer to the Death of Alexander the Great

by Robert Garland

Most classical authors and modern historians depict the ancient Greek world as essentially stable and even static, once the so-called colonization movement came to an end. But Robert Garland argues that the...