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City and Empire in the Age of the Successors

by Ryan Boehm

In the chaotic decades after the death of Alexander the Great, the world of the Greek city-state became deeply embroiled in the political struggles and unremitting violence of his successors’ contest for supremacy....

ANCIENT EGYPTIAN LEGENDS - 11 Myths from Ancient Egypt

by Anon E. Mouse & Compiled by Margaret Murray

In this book 11 Legends about the Gods of Ancient Egypt have been compiled and retold by Margaret Murray. These legends, were current in the "morning of the world," and have been preserved through stone engravings...


by 50MINUTES.Com

Keen to learn but short on time? Get to grips with the life and legacy of Tutankhamun in next to no time with this concise guide.

50Minutes.com provides a clear and engaging analysis of the life and legacy of...

The Transformation of Athens

by Robin Osborne

How remarkable changes in ancient Greek pottery reveal the transformation of classical Greek culture

Why did soldiers stop fighting, athletes stop competing, and lovers stop having graphic sex in classical Greek...

Public Records and Archives in Classical Athens

by James P. Sickinger

In this book, James Sickinger explores the use and preservation of public records in the ancient Athenian democracy of the archaic and classical periods.

Athenian public records are most familiar from the survival...


by W. Scott-Elliot


FROM the time of the Greeks and the Romans onwards, volumes have been written about the peoples who in their turn have filled the stage of history. Their political institutions,...

Euripides: The Complete Works

by Euripides

This ebook contains Euripides' complete works. This edition has been professionally formatted and contains several tables of contents. The first table of contents (at the very beginning of the ebook) lists the...

The Barbarian Invasions of Italy

by Pasquale Villari

What caused the fall of the Roman Empire? The first reply that occurs to us is this: That the Romans were corrupt and enfeebled by corruption; the Barbarians, while rougher, were also stronger and less corrupt....

Stories from the Roman Forum

by Isabel Lovell

This is a story about a "place out of doors," for that is what "forum" means. It is a story in stone, told by the buildings and monuments of the great Forum of Rome, one of the most interesting places in all...

The Caesars

by Thomas de Quincey

The condition of the Roman Emperors has never yet been fully appreciated; nor has it been sufficiently perceived in what respects it was absolutely unique. There was but one Rome: no other city, as we are satisfied...

Stories from Roman History

by Lena Dalkeith

Long and long ago, it is said, Nimitur, King of Alba, was robbed of his crown, and thrust from his kingdom by his younger brother, Amulius. Now Nimitur had one daughter. Amulius, when he had made himself king,...

The Hellenistic Reception of Classical Athenian Democracy and Political Thought

by Mirko Canevaro & Benjamin Gray

In the Hellenistic period (c.323-31 BCE), Greek teachers, philosophers, historians, orators, and politicians found an essential point of reference in the democracy of Classical Athens and the political thought...

Attila the Hun

by William Herbert

If the extraordinary individual, who styled himself not unjustly the scourge of God and terror of the world, had never existed, the history of the Huns would have been very little more interesting to us at the...

History of the Christian Church in the 1st Century

by Edward Burton

THE Kingdom of Christ, or the Church of Christ, may be said to date its beginning from the time when the Head of that Church and Kingdom rose in triumph from the grave. The Son of God, as He Himself informs...

Ancient Romans

by Mary Hamilton

More than two thousand years ago, at a time when the people in the British Isles and in most parts of Western Europe were living the lives of savages, occupied in fighting, hunting, and fishing, dwelling in...

Ancient Times

by James Breasted

In the selection of subject matter as well as in style and diction, it has been the purpose of the author to make this book sufficiently simple to be put into the hands of first-year high-school pupils. A great...

Life in the Roman World of Nero and St. Paul

by Thomas Tucker

The best means of realising the extent of the Roman Empire in or about the year 64 is to glance at the map. It will be found to reach from the Atlantic Ocean to the Euphrates, from the middle of England - approximately...

Ancient Rome

by Robert Pennell

Fourteen miles from the mouth of the Tiber, the monotonous level of the plain through which the river flows is broken by a cluster of hills rising to a considerable height, around one of which, the PALATINE,...

Introduction to Roman Law

by James Hadley

The Corpus Juris Civilis represents the Roman law in the form which it assumed at the close of the ancient period (a thousand years after the decemviral legislation of the Twelve Tables), and through which mainly...

Jewish History

by S. M. Dubnow

The popularization of history is by no means to be pursued to the detriment of its severely scientific treatment. What is to be guarded against is the notion that tedium is inseparable from the scientific method....