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Roman Army Units in the Western Provinces (1)

by Raffaele D?Amato & Raffaele Ruggeri

At its height the Roman Empire stretched across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, maintained by an army of modest size but great diversity. In popular culture these soldiers are often portrayed in a...


Poseidon’s Warriors

by John Lambshead

Poseidon's Warriors is a set of wargaming rules for large-scale naval actions between fleets of Classical galleys from the Greek and Persian clash at the battle of Salamis to the battle of Actium that decided...


The Medea Of Euripides

by Frederic D. Allen

This vintage book contains "Medea", an ancient Greek tragedy written by Euripides. It is based on the legend of Jason and Medea and was first produced in 431 BCE. The plot follows the deeds and misdeeds of Medea,...


The Story Of Troy

by M. Clarke

This vintage book contains Mary Clarke's 1897 work, "The Story Of Troy". This volume tells the story of Troy, and particularly of the famous siege which ended in the total destruction of that renowned city....


The book of the dead

by E.A. Wallis Budge

The Egyptian Book of the Dead is a sacred text. It consists of a collection of magical and religious formulas that were to serve the deceased to protect him and help him on his journey to the afterlife, which...


Four Days in September: The Battle of Teutoburg

by Jason R Abdale

For twenty years, the Roman Empire conquered its way through modern-day Germany, claiming all lands from the Rhine to the Elbe. However, when at last all appeared to be under control, a catastrophe erupted that...


Summary of SPQR: by Mary Beard | Includes Analysis

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Summary of SPQR by Mary Beard | Includes Analysis

 

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SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard is a single-volume history of Ancient Rome. The book covers Roman history from its semi-mythical origins...


American Arcadia

The Edge of the Empire: A Journey to Britannia: From the Heart of Rome to Hadrian's Wall

by Bronwen Riley

An epic narrative journey from Rome to Hadrian's Wall—in the empire's northwestern frontier—brings vividly to life the colors, smells, sounds, and sensations of travel in the second century.

AD 130. Rome...


Hope, Joy, and Affection in the Classical World

The Battle of Actium

by 50MINUTES.Com

On 2nd September 31 B.C., the destiny of the Roman Republic was played out in Actium, just off the Greek coast. This definitive battle came after the assassination of Julius Caesar, as Octavius and Mark Antony...


The Battle of Marathon

by 50MINUTES.Com

On 13th September 490 B.C., the warlike Persian King Darius I landed his troops in the Greek plains of Marathon, threatening to attack the city of Athens. In response, the Greek city sent citizen soldiers to...


The Battle of Thermopylae

by 50MINUTES.Com

In 480 B.C., the Persian Empire was preparing to attempt another invasion of Greece. Determined to fight against them, Leonidas I raised an army of several thousand men. Both forces headed to the narrow pass...


The Eruption of Vesuvius

by 50MINUTES.Com

In the year 79, Pompeii was a lively resort town located on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius. Little did its residents know, the city was about to be struck by a natural disaster that would erase the city from the...


Moving Romans

The Hellenistic Age

O Mother, Where Art Thou?: An Irigarayan Reading of the Book of Chronicles

by Julie Kelso

According to Kelso, the Book of Chronicles silences women in specific ways, most radically through their association with maternity. Drawing on the work of two feminist philosophers, Luce Irigaray and Michelle...


Writing the Bible: Scribes, Scribalism and Script

by Thomas Römer & Philip Davies

For many years it has been recognized that the key to explaining the production of the Bible lies in understanding the profession, the practice and the mentality of scribes in the ancient Near East, classical...


Slave Revolts in Antiquity

by Theresa Urbainczyk

Although much has been written on Greek and Roman slavery, slave resistance has typically been dismissed as historically insignificant and those revolts that are documented are portrayed as wholly exceptional...


In Search of the Irish Dreamtime: Archaeology and Early Irish Literature

by J. P. Mallory

Ireland's oldest traditions excavated via archaeological, genetic, and linguistic research, culminating in atruly groundbreaking publication Following his account of Irish origins drawing on archaeology, genetics,...