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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

Atlas of Lost Cities: A Travel Guide to Abandoned and Forsaken Destinations

by Aude de Tocqueville

Like humans, cities are mortal. They are born, they thrive, and they eventually die. In Atlas of Lost Cities, Aude de Tocqueville tells the compelling narrative of the rise and fall of such notable places as...


Peace in the Ancient World: Concepts and Theories

by Kurt A. Raaflaub

Peace in the Ancient World: Concepts and Theories conducts a comparative investigation of why certain ancient societies produced explicit concepts and theories of peace and others did not.

  • Explores the idea...


The Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

by E. M. Berens

A guide to the pantheon of Greek and Roman gods and the myths weaved around them. Split into two parts, the first part giving biographies of the gods, the second part the famous legends. Many of the earliest...


The Treasures of Alexander the Great

Democracy

Syria: An Outline History

by John D Grainger

Syria (which in its historical wider sense includes modern Syria, Lebanon, Israel/Palestine and Jordan) has always been at the centre of events of world importance. It was in this region that pastoral-stock...


The Epic Distilled

Apostle: Travels Among the Tombs of the Twelve

by Tom Bissell

“Expertly researched and fascinating… Bissell is a wonderfully sure guide to these mysterious men.… This is a serious book about the origins of Christianity that is also very funny. How often can you say...


The First Punic War

by John Lazenby

First Published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Myth, Metaphysics and Dialectic in Plato's Statesman

by David A. White

Plato's dialogue The Statesman has often been found structurally puzzling by commentators because of its apparent diffuseness and disjointed transitions. In this book David White interprets the dialogue in ways...


The Life and Times Of Cleopatra: Queen of Egypt

by Arthur E. P. Brome Weigall

This comprehensive treatment of Cleopatra and the political and social world in which she lived will be an indispensable resource for anyone interested in Cleopatra or in ancient Egypt. Laying bare the "injustice,...


The Crucible of Christian Morality

by J. Ian H. McDonald

The Crucible of Christian Morality explores the notion of Christian ethics and discusses its roots in the teachings of Jesus and also Hellenistic philosophy. Its significance in developing moral standards throughout...


Sex and the Second-Best City: Sex and Society in the Laws of Plato

by Kenneth Royce Moore

Sex and the Second-Best City deals with the topics of sex and society in the Laws of Plato with recourse to historical context and modern critical theory. It examines reconstructions of ancient "sexuality" with...