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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...


The Annals

by Tacitus

"The Annals" by Roman historian and senator Tacitus is a history of the Roman Empire from the reign of Tiberius to that of Nero, the years AD 14–68. Publius (or Gaius) Cornelius Tacitus (c. AD 56 – after...


The Rosetta Stone

by E. A. Wallis Budge

The Rosetta Stone is a granodiorite stele inscribed with a decree issued at Memphis, Egypt, in 196 BC on behalf of King Ptolemy V. The decree appears in three scripts: the upper text is Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs,...


Wisdom of the east ancient egyptian legends

by M. A. Murray

In this book I have retold the legends of the Gods of ancient Egypt, legends, which were current in the "morning of the world," preserved to the present day engraved on stone and written on papyri. I have told...


The Catacombs of Rome

by W. H. Withrow

The present work, it is hoped, will supply a want long felt in the literature of the Catacombs. That literature, it is true, is very voluminous; but it is for the most part locked up in rare and costly folios...


The Egypt of the Hebrews and Herodotos

by A. H. Sayce

A few words of preface are needful to justify the addition of another contribution to the over-abundant mass of literature of which Egypt is the subject. It is intended to supplement the books already in the...


Children and Asceticism in Late Antiquity: Continuity, Family Dynamics and the Rise of Christianity

by Ville Vuolanto

In Late Antiquity the emergence of Christian asceticism challenged the traditional Greco-Roman views and practices of family life. The resulting discussions on the right way to live a good Christian life provide...


Conversion in Late Antiquity: Christianity, Islam, and Beyond: Papers from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar, University of Oxford, 2009-

by Arietta Papaconstantinou & Daniel L. Schwartz

The papers in this volume were presented at a Mellon-Sawyer Seminar held at the University of Oxford in 2009-2010, which sought to investigate side by side the two important movements of conversion that frame...


Visions of Community in the Post-Roman World: The West, Byzantium and the Islamic World, 300-1100

by Clemens Gantner & Walter Pohl

This volume looks at 'visions of community' in a comparative perspective, from Late Antiquity to the dawning of the age of crusades. It addresses the question of why and how distinctive new political cultures...


Sanitation, Latrines and Intestinal Parasites in Past Populations

by Piers D. Mitchell

Sanitation and intestinal health is something we often take for granted today. However, people living in many regions of the developing world still suffer with debilitating diseases due to the lack of sanitation....


Ancient Aesthetics

by Andrew Mason

Ancient thought, particularly that of Plato and Aristotle, has played an important role in the development of the field of aesthetics, and the ideas of ancient thinkers are still influential and controversial...


Flow and Flux in Plato's Philosophy

by Andrew J. Mason

In this bold new study, Andrew J. Mason seeks both to shed light on the key issue of flux in Plato's work, and to show that there is also in Plato a notion of flow that needs to be distinguished from flux. Mason...


The Social War, 91 to 88 BCE: A History of the Italian Insurgency against the Roman Republic

by Christopher J. Dart

The Social War was a significant uprising against the Roman state by Rome's allies in Italy. The conflict lasted little more than two and a half years but it is widely recognised as having been immensely important...


Anabasis

by Xenophon

1. Of Darius and Parysatis were born two sons, the elder Artaxerxes, and the younger Cyrus. After Darius had fallen sick, and suspected that the end of his life was approaching, he was desirous that both of...


History, Archaeology and The Bible Forty Years After "Historicity": Changing Perspectives 6

by Ingrid Hjelm & Thomas L. Thompson

In History, Archaeology and the Bible Forty Years after "Historicity", Hjelm and Thompson argue that a 'crisis' broke in the 1970s, when several new studies of biblical history and archaeology were published,...


Syria-Palestine in The Late Bronze Age: An Anthropology of Politics and Power

by Emanuel Pfoh

Syria-Palestine in the Late Bronze Age presents an explicitly anthropological perspective on politics and social relationships. An anthropological reading of the textual and epigraphic remains of the time allows...


Egyptian Literature (Routledge Revivals): Vol. I: Legends of the Gods

by E.A. Wallis Budge

Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was Keeper of the British Museum's department of oriental antiquities from 1894 until his retirement in 1924. Carrying out many missions to Egypt in search of ancient objects,...