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The Ancient Church

by W.D. Killen

In the interval between the days of the apostles and the conversion of Constantine, the Christian commonwealth changed its aspect. The Bishop of Rome—a personage unknown to the writers of the New Testament—...


An Account of Egypt

by Herodotus

An eyewitness report on life in ancient Egypt, An Account of Egypt is the story of Greek historian Herodotus' travels through the Ptolemaic Kingdom. It is a richly descriptive tale of Egyptian customs, rituals...


Magellan 20 september 1519

by Pietro Pigafetta

This is the story of events that actually happened and that you will read later on. Pietro Pigafetta, a descendant of Antonio Pigafetta, tells this story. Thanks to documents and memoirs, passed down from generation...


The Chemical Muse

by D. C.A. Hillman, Ph.D.

"The last wild frontier of classical studies." ---The Times (UK)

The Chemical Muse uncovers decades of misdirection and obfuscation to reveal the history of widespread drug use in Ancient Rome and Greece. In...


The Colosseum

by Aavv, Aa. Vv. & Lozzi Roma

The Valley of Colosseum, the Arch of Constantine, The Temple of Venus and Rome, the Domus Aurea


Ancient Rome

by William E. Dunstan

Ancient Rome masterfully synthesizes the vast period from the origins of Rome to the end of antiquity, seamlessly weaving a panoramic view of how the Romans gradually imposed their rule from Britain to Arabia....


Blood of the Caesars: How the Murder of Germanicus Led to the Fall of Rome

by Stephen Dando-Collins

Could the killing of Germanicus Julius Caesar-the grandson of Mark Antony, adopted son of the emperor Tiberius, father of Caligula, and grandfather of Nero-while the Roman Empire was still in its infancy have...


Rise of an Empire: How One Man United Greece to Defeat Xerxes's Persians

by Stephen Dando-Collins

The true story behind the events in 300: Rise of an Empire, the sequel to Zack Snyder's 300

The action-filled movie 300 focused on Ancient Greece's epic battle of Thermopylae, in which King Leonidas led 300 Spartans...


In Search of the Immortals

by Howard Reid

Everyone knows that the ancient Egyptians were great mummifiers, and their sarcophagi and bandage-wrapped corpses are familiar images to us all. Yet across the vast sweep of history, we find many other great...


Historical Dictionary of the Mongol World Empire

by Paul D. Buell

This Dictionary, the first work of its kind written in English, examines the history of the Mongol Empire, the pre-imperial era of Mongolian history that preceded it, and the various Mongol successor states...


Ancient Egyptian Materials and Industries

by A. Lucas & J. Harris

Describes ancient Egypt's vast resources and the processes that incorporated them in daily life, including animal products, building materials, cosmetics, perfumes and incense, fibers, glazed ware, glass, mummification...


Historical Dictionary of Ancient Israel

by Niels Peter Lemche

This reference examines sources in the Old Testament and surveys the findings of recent archaeological research. It includes entries on the significant persons, places and events; covers the Kingdoms of Israel...


Alexander the Great

by Philip Freeman

In the first authoritative biography of Alexander the Great written for a general audience in a generation, classicist and historian Philip Freeman tells the remarkable life of the great conqueror. The celebrated...


The Gods of Olympus

by Barbara Graziosi

An elegant and entertaining account of the transformations of the Greek gods across the ages, from antiquity to the Renaissance and the present day

The gods of Olympus are the most colorful characters of Greek...


The Rosetta Stone

by E. A. Wallis Budge

Fascinating account of great linguistic detective story — discovery of Stone, history of the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphics; work of Young, Champollion, other scholars; much more. 23 photographs. Bibliography....


First Steps in Egyptian Hieroglyphics: A Book for Beginners

by E. A. Wallis Budge

Classic primer comprises lists of frequently used signs and determinatives, a vocabulary of about 500 words, a series of 31 texts and extracts, and untransliterated and untranslated texts to be worked out independently....


Osiris and the Egyptian Resurrection, Vol. 1

by E. A. Wallis Budge

Volume 1 of the most comprehensive, scholarly work on Osiris. Includes translations of numerous texts and reproductions of classical Egyptian art.


Greek and Roman Oratory

by Bob Blaisdell

Inexpensive compilation of great speeches includes Pericles on the Peloponnesian War and Julius Caesar on the punishment of the Catiline conspirators, plus orations by Alcibiades, Demosthenes, Cicero, and many...


Easy Lessons in Egyptian Hieroglyphics

by E. A. Wallis Budge

Budge gives the history of hieroglyphic writing, its evolution into hieratic and demotic scripts, and the fascinating tale of its decipherment by Young, Champollion, Åkerblad, and others.


Legends of Ancient Egypt

by M. A. Murray

11 carefully chosen stories provide a revealing glimpse into the lives and culture of the ancient Egyptians. Intended for a general reading public as well as serious students of Egyptology.