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Ptolemy I

The Arts and Crafts of Ancient Egypt

by W. M. Flinders Petrie

This present handbook is intended to aid in the understanding of Egyptian art, and the illustrations and descriptions are selected for that purpose only. The history of the art would require a far greater range...


King Arthur: The Mystery Unravelled

by Chris Barber

This book is the culmination of over thirty years of work and research by the author, who is a King Arthur specialist and bestseller.

The book brings new information to light by examining through a jigsaw of...


Of Odysseys and Oddities: Scales and Modes of Interaction Between Prehistoric Aegean Societies and their Neighbours

by Barry Molloy

Of Odysses and Oddities is about scales and modes of interaction in prehistory, specifically between societies on both sides of the Aegean and with their nearest neighbours overland to the north and east. The...


Athribis

by Flinders Petrie

This early work by the British archaeologist, Flinders Petrie, was originally published in the early 20th century and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Athribis' is a scholarly...


The Story of the Roman People: An Elementary History of Rome

by Eva March Tappan

This early work by Eva March Tappan was originally published in 1910 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'The Story of the Roman People: An Elementary History of Rome' is...


Amulets

by Flinders Petrie

This early work by the British archaeologist, Flinders Petrie, was originally published in 1914 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. 'Amulets' is a scholarly work on the varieties...


The Composite Bow

by Mike Loades & Peter Dennis

An ancient design, emerging from Central Asia in the second millennium BC, the composite bow was adopted by a staggering variety of cultures, from nomadic tribal peoples such as the Huns, Turks and Mongols,...


Broken Legions

by Mark Latham & Alan Lathwell

The Roman Empire rules the civilised world with an iron fist, seemingly all-powerful and limitless. And yet, the power of Rome is secured not by its mighty legions, but by small bands of warriors and agents...


Early Iron Age Greek Warrior 1100–700 BC

by Raffaele D?Amato, Andrea Salimbeti & Giuseppe Rava

The period from 1200 BC onwards saw vast changes in every aspect of life on both the Greek mainland and islands as monarchies disappeared and were replaced by aristocratic rule and a new form of community developed:...


The Gallic Wars: The Commentaries of C. Julius Cæsar on his War in Gaul

by C. Julius Cæsar

Cæsar portrayed his invasion of Gaul as being a defensive pre-emptive action. Most historians agree that the wars were fought primarily to boost Cæsar's political career and to pay off his massive debts. Even...


The Life of Flavius Josephus: With Linked Table of Contents

by Flavius Josephus

The family from which I am derived is not an ignoble one, but hath descended all along from the priests; and as nobility among several people is of a different origin, so with us to be of the sacerdotal dignity,...


At the Temple Gates

The Story of Egypt: The Civilization that Shaped the World

by Joann Fletcher

The story of the world's greatest civilization—spanning 4,000 years of history—full of epic stories, spectacular places, and an evolving society rich in inventors, heroes, villains, and pioneers.  ...


Small Finds and Ancient Social Practices in the Northwest Provinces of the Roman Empire

by Stefanie Hoss & Alissa Whitmaore

Small finds – the stuff of everyday life – offer archaeologists a fascinating glimpse into the material lives of the ancient Romans. These objects hold great promise for unravelling the ins and outs of daily...


Rome Seizes the Trident: The Defeat of Carthaginian Seapower and the Forging of the Roman Empire

by Marc G DeSantis

Seapower played a greater part in ancient empire building than is often appreciated. The Punic Wars, especially the first, were characterized by massive naval battles. The Romans did not even possess a navy...


The Tell El Amarna Period

by Carl Niebuhr

Under this title is being issued a series of short, popular, but thoroughly scientific studies, by the leading scholars of Germany, setting forth the recent discoveries and investigations in Babylonian, Assyrian...


Milvian Bridge AD 312

by Ross Cowan & Seán Ó?Brógáin

In AD 312, the Roman world was divided between four emperors. The most ambitious was Constantine, who sought to eliminate his rivals and reunite the Empire. His first target was Maxentius, who held Rome, the...


Book II. From Tribes to empires

by Roland Maes

We live in a world of violence, corruption and deceit. These violence and corruption are obvious throughout the world. Over the last few months, we have witnessed a global revolt against Western forms of government...


Land, Credit and Crisis: Agrarian Finance in the Hebrew Bible

by Philippe Guillaume

Land, Credit and Crisis presents a new understanding of the financial culture of the Bible. Biblical Palestine was characterized by an over-abundance of arable land combined with a chronic lack of manpower and...