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The Plague of War

by Jennifer T. Roberts

In 431 BC, the long simmering rivalry between the city-states of Athens and Sparta erupted into open warfare, and for more than a generation the two were locked in a life-and-death struggle. The war embroiled...

Localized Law

Res Publica and the Roman Republic

Diodorus Siculus and the World of the Late Roman Republic

A Portable Cosmos

Agriculture and Industry in South-Eastern Roman Britain

by David Bird

The ancient counties surrounding the Weald in the SE corner of England have a strongly marked character of their own that has survived remarkably well in the face of ever-increasing population pressure. The...

Food, Cuisine and Society in Prehistoric Greece

by Paul Halstead & John C. Barrett

Food and drink, along with the material culture involved in their consumption, can signify a variety of social distinctions, identities and values. Thus, in Early Minoan Knossos, tableware was used to emphasize...

An Account of Egypt

by Herodotus

An eyewitness report on life in ancient Egypt, An Account of Egypt is the story of Greek historian Herodotus' travels through the Ptolemaic Kingdom. It is a richly descriptive tale of Egyptian customs, rituals...

Release Your Inner Roman: A Treatise by Marcus Sidonius Falx

by Jerry Toner

At last! A Roman self-help book! From the writing team who brought you The Roman Guide to Slave Management.

Following his handbook on slave--that is, business--management, here is Marcus Sidonius Falx’s guide...

The Economy of Pompeii

by Miko Flohr & Andrew Wilson

This volume presents fourteen papers by Roman archaeologists and historians discussing approaches to the economic history of Pompeii, and the role of the Pompeian evidence in debates about the Roman economy....

The Soldier's Life: Martial Virtues and Manly Romanitas in the Early Byzantine Empire

by Michael Edward Stewart

This monograph examines the various ways martial virtues and images of the soldier’s life shaped early Byzantine cultural ideals of masculinity. It contends that in many of the visual and literary sources...

The Anatomy of Myth

The Letters of Psellos

The Rise of Athens: The Story of the World's Greatest Civilization

by Anthony Everitt

A magisterial account of how a tiny city-state in ancient Greece became history’s most influential civilization, from the bestselling author of acclaimed biographies of Cicero, Augustus, and Hadrian



There Is no Royal Road to Knowledge. Or, a Lesson from Alexander the Great.: SHORT STORY # 4. Nonfiction series #1-#60.

by Alla P. Gakuba

This story is applicable to everyone. It teaches how to became sophisticated and intelligent from a historic example. Alexander the Great was a prince and a king. But, regardless of his status he worked much...

Parallel Lives: Complete

by Plutarch

Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans, commonly called Parallel Lives or Plutarch's Lives, is a series of biographies of famous men, arranged in tandem to illuminate their common moral virtues or failings....

Byzantium and the Bosporus

A Cabinet of Ancient Medical Curiosities

Ancient Historiography on War and Empire

by Timothy Howe, Sabine Müller & Richard Stoneman

In the ancient Greek-speaking world, writing about the past meant balancing the reporting of facts with shaping and guiding the political interests and behaviours of the present. Ancient Historiography on War...

Gods and Garments: Textiles in Greek Sanctuaries in the 7th to the 1st Centuries BC

by Cecilie Brøns

Textiles comprise a vast and wide category of material culture and constitute a crucial part of the ancient economy. Yet, studies of classical antiquity still often leave out this important category of material...