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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...


The Classical World: The Foundations of the West and the Enduring Legacy of Antiquity

by Nigel Spivey

A masterly investigation into the Classical roots of Western civilization, taking the reader on an illuminating journey from Troy, Athens, and Sparta to Utopia, Alexandria, and Rome.

An authoritative and accessible...


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...


Understanding Greek Tragic Theatre

by Rush Rehm

Understanding Greek Tragic Theatre, a revised edition of Greek Tragic Theatre (1992), is intended for those interested in how Greek tragedy works. By analysing the way the plays were performed in fifth-century...


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

Athens: The City as University

by Niall Livingstone

The citizens of ancient Athens were directly responsible for the development and power of its democracy; but how did they learn about politics and what their roles were within it? In this volume Livingstone...


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...