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The Ancient World: Ideas in Profile

by Jerry Toner

Ideas in Profile: Small Introductions to Big Topics

This introduction to the ancient world, part of the Ideas in Profile series, covers all its different cultures, from the million people crammed into Rome to...


Discoveries among the Ruins of Nineveh and Babylon

by Austen H. Layard

Since the publication of my first work on the discoveries at Nineveh much progress has been made in deciphering the cuneiform character, and the contents of many highly interesting and important inscriptions...


Buried Cities

by Jennie Hall

Do you like to dig for hidden treasure? Have you ever found Indian arrowheads or Indian pottery? I knew a boy who was digging a cave in a sandy place, and he found an Indian grave. With his own hands he uncovered...


Meditations

by Marcus Aurelius

MARCUS AURELIUS ANTONINUS was born on April 26, A.D. 121. His real name was M. Annius Verus, and he was sprung of a noble family which claimed descent from Numa, second King of Rome. Thus the most religious...


Unbound: How Eight Technologies Made Us Human, Transformed Society, and Brought Our World to the Brink

by Richard L Currier

Although we usually think of technology as something unique to modern times, our ancestors began to create the first technologies millions of years ago in the form of prehistoric tools and weapons. Over time,...


Female Warriors

by Ellen C. Clayton

Popular Prejudice, having decided that woman is a poor, weak creature, credulous, easily influenced, holds that she is of necessity timid; that if she were allowed as much as a voice in the government of her...


Under Another Sky: Journeys in Roman Britain

by Charlotte Higgins

Shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, the captivating and haunting exploration of the remnants of an empire What does Roman Britain mean to us now? How were its physical remains rediscovered and made sense...


Two Deaths at Amphipolis: Cleon vs Brasidas in the Peloponnesian War

by Mike Roberts

This original book looks in detail at arguably the two most significant characters on either side in the middle years of the great Peloponnesian War and the showdown in and around Amphipolis that led to both...


Classical World: All That Matters: Book

by Alastair Blanchard

Modern Western European culture would have been impossible without the civilizations of ancient Greece and Rome. The disciplines of philosophy, drama, history, art, and mathematics all owe an immense debt to...


The Word According to Eve: Women and the Bible in Ancient Times and Our Own

by Cullen Murphy

In the world that created the Bible, there were no female scholars and theologians, yet in the past four decades, owing to such stunning discoveries as the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Nag Hammadi texts, as well...


The Lost World of Byzantium

by Jonathan Harris

For more than a millennium, the Byzantine Empire presided over the juncture between East and West, as well as the transition from the classical to the modern world. Jonathan Harris, a leading scholar of Byzantium,...


Pagan and Christian Rome

by Rodolfo Amedeo Lanciani

It has been contended, and many still believe, that in ancient Rome the doctrines of Christ found no proselytes, except among the lower and poorer classes of citizens. That is certainly a noble picture which...


Discovering the Colosseum

by Mauro Poma

A fascinating journey into the world of the largest amphitheater in Roman history to explore its curiosities, stories, characters, animals, gladiators, and much more... The author will help you discover the...


 The code of laws by Hammurabi

by Hammurabi

The Code of Hammurabi is one of the most important monuments in the history of the human race. Containing as it does the laws which were enacted by a king of Babylonia in the third millennium B.C., whose rule...


Public Spending and Democracy in Classical Athens

by David M. Pritchard

In his On the Glory of Athens, Plutarch complained that the Athenian people spent more on the production of dramatic festivals and "the misfortunes of Medeas and Electras than they did on maintaining their empire...


The History of Rome. Book I

by Theodor Mommsen

The history of Italy falls into two main sections: (1) its internal history down to its union under the leadership of the Latin stock, and (2) the history of its sovereignty over the world. Under the first section,...


The Neanderthals Rediscovered: How Modern Science Is Rewriting Their Story (Revised and Updated Edition)

by Dimitra Papagianni & Michael A. Morse

"In the first complete chronological narrative of the species from emergence to extinction...archaeologist Dimitra Papagianni and science historian Michael Morse have shaped a gem." —Nature In recent...


Attila the Hun

by Nic Fields & Steve Noon

Attila the Hun is one of the iconic figures of history. In a series of epic campaigns dating from the AD 430s till his death in AD 453 he ravaged first the Eatsern Roman Empire and later the Western Roman Empire,...


The Political Machine: Assembling Sovereignty in the Bronze Age Caucasus: Assembling Sovereignty in the Bronze Age Caucasus

by Adam T. Smith

The Political Machine investigates the essential role that material culture plays in the practices and maintenance of political sovereignty. Through an archaeological exploration of the Bronze Age Caucasus,...


Who Made Early Christianity?: The Jewish Lives of the Apostle Paul

by John G. Gager

In this philosophical and theological study, John Gager undermines the Apostle Paul’s rejection of Judaism, conversion to Christianity, and founding of Christian anti-Judaism. Through meticulous research and...