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Colchester, Fortress of the War God: an Archaeological Assessment

by David Radford, Adrian Gascoyne & Philip Wise

This volume is a critical assessment of the current state of archaeological knowledge of the settlement originally called Camulodunon and now known as Colchester. The town has been the subject of antiquarian...


Beyond the Fertile Crescent: Late Palaeolithic and Neolithic Communities of the Jordanian Steppe. The Azraq Basin Project Volume 1: Project Background

by Andrew Garrard & Brian Byrd

The natural arc of resource-rich land which forms the 'Fertile Crescent' of South-West Asia is regarded as the earliest centre of village-based farming in the world and has been the focus of much of our understanding...


The Odyssey

by Homer & Martin Hammond

'Muse, tell me of a man: a man of much resource, who was made to wander far and long, after he had sacked the sacred city of Troy. Many were the men whose lands he saw and came to know their thinking: many too...


Pericles of Athens

by Vincent AZOULAY, Janet Lloyd & Paul Cartledge

Pericles has had the rare distinction of giving his name to an entire period of history, embodying what has often been taken as the golden age of the ancient Greek world. “Periclean” Athens witnessed tumultuous...


From Solon to Socrates: Greek History and Civilization During the 6th and 5th Centuries BC

by V. Ehrenberg

First published in 1973. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Introducing the Ancient Greeks: From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind

by Edith Hall

What made the Greeks unique in their time and why their influence lives on today. The ancient Greeks invented democracy, theater, rational science, and philosophy. They built the Parthenon and the Library of...


Thinking Big: How the Evolution of Social Life Shaped the Human Mind

by Robin Dunbar, Clive Gamble & John Gowlett

A closer look at genealogy, incorporating how biological, anthropological, and technical factors can influence human lives We are at a pivotal moment in understanding our remote ancestry and its implications...


Musical Design in Sophoclean Theater

by William C. Scott

A new way to interpret the musical design underlying the music and choreography of Sophoclean theater.


The Pyramids: The Mystery, Culture, and Science of Egypt's Great Monuments

by Miroslav Verner & Steven Rendall

Hailed by Science News as "the new seminal text," The Pyramids is the most up-to-date, comprehensive record of Egypt's ancient monuments to become available in the last six decades. Distinguished Egyptologist...


The Archaeology of Early Rome and Latium

by Ross R. Holloway

The archaeology of early Rome has progressed rapidly and dramatically over the last century; most recently with the discovery of the shrine of Aeneas at Lavinium and the reports of the walls of the Romulan city...


Roman Tragedy

by Anthony J. Boyle

The first detailed cultural and theatrical history of a major literary form, this landmark introduction examines Roman tragedy and its place at the centre of Rome's cultural and political life.

Analyzing the...


The Histories

by Herodotus, Tom Holland & Paul Cartledge

One of Western history's greatest books springs to life in Tom Holland's vibrant new translation

Herodotus of Halicarnassus-who was hailed by Cicero as "the father of history"-wrote his histories around 440...


Armana Age

by James Baikie

When we consider the Cretans and Hittites, the powers of Babylonia and Assyria, and the internal conditions in Syria and Palestine, it can hardly be doubted that the reign of Akhetaten marks a turning point,...


The Sons of Caesar: Imperial Rome's First Dynasty

by Philip Matyszak

The story of one of the most colorful dynasties in history, from Caesar's rise to power in the first century BC to Nero's death in AD 68 This engaging new study reviews the long history of the Julian and Claudian...


The Greek and Roman Myths: A Guide to the Classical Stories

by Philip Matyszak

Full of intriguing facts and diverting stories—the ideal introduction to the myths and tales that lie at the heart of Western culture. Who was Pandora and what was in her famous box? How did Achilles get his...


The Neoplatonists

by John Gregory

This extensively revised and updated second edition of The Neoplatonists provides a valuable introduction to the thought of the four central Neoplatonist philosophers, Plotinus, Porphyry, Proclus and Iamblichus....


Seven Wonders of the Ancient World

by Paul Jordan

The Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, and all sorts of mysteries attaching to them, have intrigued people since the second century BCE. Why were these particular creations chosen and when? And why did the...


Studies in World History Volume 3 (Student): The Modern Age to Present (1900 Ad to Present)

by James P. Stobaugh

The Modern Age to Present (1900 AD to Present)

  • Chronologically based, but focused more on skill development
  • Meant to be a 30 to 45 minute experience every day
  • World history is combined with social studies in...


Laughter in Ancient Rome: On Joking, Tickling, and Cracking Up

by Mary Beard

What made the Romans laugh? Was ancient Rome a carnival, filled with practical jokes and hearty chuckles? Or was it a carefully regulated culture in which the uncontrollable excess of laughter was a force to...


Roman Soldier vs Germanic Warrior: 1st Century AD: 1st Century AD

by Lindsay Powell & Peter Dennis

From the annals of Tacitus we get a one-sided vision of the Romano-Germanic wars. More recent scholarship, including Osprey's Teutoburg Forest Campaign book, paints a more balanced picture. Yet, there's still...