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Classics from Papyrus to the Internet: An Introduction to Transmission and Reception

by Jeffrey M. Hunt, R. Alden Smith & Fabio Stok

Writing down the epic tales of the Trojan War and the wanderings of Odysseus in texts that became the Iliad and the Odyssey was a defining moment in the intellectual history of the West, a moment from which...


Boat Life in Egypt and Nubia

by William Cowper Prime

An indispensable talent or element in a writer of a book of travels is so to present every scene and object described that every reader shall seem to be present and go along with the traveler and see everything...


An Account of The Manners and Customs of The Modern Egyptians, Volume 1

by Edward William Lane

It is now more than one hundred years since Lane gave to the world his admirable work on the Egyptians. It has become a classic, and no writer has given us such unsurpassed descriptions of the manners and customs...


The Code of Hammurabi

by Hammurabi

The Code of Hammurabi is a well-preserved Babylonian law code of ancient Mesopotamia, dating back to about 1754 BC. It is one of the oldest deciphered writings of significant length in the world. The sixth Babylonian...


With Alexander in India and Central Asia: moving east and back to west

by Claudia Antonetti & Paolo Biagi

Alexander conquered most parts of the Western World, but there is a great deal of controversy over his invasion of India, the least known of his campaigns. In BC 327 Alexander came to India, and tried to cross...


Sinews of Empire

by Eivind Seland & Hakon Terigon

A recent surge of interest in network approaches to the study of the ancient world has enabled scholars of the Roman Empire to move beyond traditional narratives of domination, resistance, integration and fragmentation....


Edward Gibbon: History Books, Essays & Autobiographical Writings

by Edward Gibbon

This unique collection of Edward Gibbon's history books, essays & autobiographical writings has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards. Edward Gibbon (1737-1794) was an English historian...


The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Complete 6 Volume Edition)

by Edward Gibbon

The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire is a book of history which traces the trajectory of Western civilization (as well as the Islamic and Mongolian conquests) from the height of the Roman...


EDWARD GIBBON: Historical Works, Memoirs & Letters (Including "The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire")

by Edward Gibbon

Musaicum Books presents to you this carefully created collection of Edward Gibbon's historical works, memoirs & letters. This ebook has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted...


EGYPTIAN TALES - 6 Ancient Egyptian Children's Stories

by Unknown Authors & retold by W M Flinders Petrie

Within this small book you will find six distinctive folk tales from the ancient land of Egypt translated and edited by that giant of Egyptology – W. M. Flinders Petrie (1853 – 1942). Petrie was a pioneer...


Classical Greek Oligarchy

by Matthew Simonton

Classical Greek Oligarchy thoroughly reassesses an important but neglected form of ancient Greek government, the "rule of the few." Matthew Simonton challenges scholarly orthodoxy by showing that oligarchy was...


Origin and Significance of The Great Pyramid

by C. Staniland Wake

In this short book we look at the great pyramid passing through the various theories of existence. Subjects include early Egyptian civilization, astronomy theory, tomb theory, religious theory, and cult of Seth...


Metamorphoses

by Ovid, John Dryden (Translator), Alexander Pope (Translator) & Joseph Addison (Translator) et al.

The Metamorphoses is a Latin narrative poem by the Roman poet Ovid, considered his magnum opus. Comprising fifteen books and over 250 myths, the poem chronicles the history of the world from its creation to...


Myths on the Map

by Greta Hawes

Polybius boldly declared that 'now that all places have become accessible by land or sea, it is no longer appropriate to use poets and writers of myth as witnesses of the unknown' (4.40.2). And yet, in reality,...


Nicomachean Ethics

by Aristotle & Drummond Percy Chase (Translator)

The Ethics of Aristotle is one half of a single treatise of which his Politics is the other half. Both deal with one and the same subject. This subject is what Aristotle calls in one place the "philosophy of...


The Roman History

by Ammianus Marcellinus & C. D. Yonge (Translator)

The Roman History of Ammianus Marcellinus; Translated by C. D. Yonge (1812-1891). Ammianus Marcellinus (325/330–after 391) was a fourth-century Roman soldier and historian.

History during the Reigns of the...


Streams of Gold, Rivers of Blood

by Anthony Kaldellis

In the second half of the tenth century, Byzantium embarked on a series of spectacular conquests: first in the southeast against the Arabs, then in Bulgaria, and finally in the Georgian and Armenian lands. By...


Brides of the Buddha

by Karen Muldoon-Hules

For young women in early South Asia, marriage was probably the most important event in their lives, as it largely determined their socioeconomic and religious future. Yet there has been little in the way of...


The Roots of Western Finance

by Thomas K. Park & James B. Greenberg

In The Roots of Western Finance: Power, Ethics, and Social Capital in the Ancient World, Thomas K. Park and James B. Greenberg take an anthropological approach to credit. They suggest that financial activities...


The Trojan War

by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the history of the Trojan War in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the Trojan War. When Menelaus,...