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Pompeii

by Alex Butterworth & Ray Laurence

This startling new book concentrates on the twenty years between 59 and 79AD, thus beginning with the earthquake which all but destroyed Pompeii and ending with the volcanic eruption which has become part of...


Lost City of the Incas

by Hiram Bingham & Hugh Thomson

In 1911 Hiram Bingham, a pre-historian with a love of exotic destinations, set out to Peru in search of the legendary city of Vilcabamba, capital city of the last Inca ruler, Manco Inca. With a combination of...


In The Name Of Rome: The Men Who Won The Roman Empire

by Adrian Goldsworthy

The Roman army was one of the most effective fighting forces in history. The legions and their commanders carved out an empire which eventually included the greater part of the known world. This was thanks largely...


The Roman Guide to Slave Management: A Treatise by Nobleman Marcus Sidonius Falx

by Jerry Toner & Mary Beard

Marcus Sidonius Falx is an average Roman citizen. Born of a relatively well-off noble family, he lives on a palatial estate in Campania, dines with senators and generals, and, like all of his ancestors before...


The Lost Gospel: Decoding the Ancient Text that Reveals Jesus' Marriage to Mary the Magdalene

by Simcha Jacobovici & Barrie Wilson

In a startling follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Jesus Family Tomb, a historical detective story that unravels a newly translated document filled with startling revelations and fascinating detail...


Imagining Xerxes: Ancient Perspectives on a Persian King

by Emma Bridges

Xerxes, the Persian king who invaded Greece in 480 BC, quickly earned a notoriety that endured throughout antiquity and beyond. The Greeks' historical encounter with this eastern king � which resulted, against...


The Roman Calendar from Numa to Constantine: Time, History, and the Fasti

by J?rg R?pke & David M. B. Richardson

This book provides a definitive account of the history of the Roman calendar, offering new reconstructions of its development that demand serious revisions to previous accounts.

  • Examines the critical stages of...


In the Light of Science: Our Ancient Quest for Knowledge and the Measure of Modern Physics

by Demetris Nicolaides

The birth of science in ancient Greece had a historical impact that is still being felt today. Physicist Demetris Nicolaides examines the epochal shift in thinking that led pre-Socratic philosophers of the sixth...


Theatreland: A Journey Through the Heart of London's Theatre

by Paul Ibell

Covering the five centuries from Shakespeare's Bankside playhouses to today's West End, Paul Ibell's Theatreland explores the history and current state of the London stage, taking the reader through the streets...


Roman Passions: A History of Pleasure in Imperial Rome

by Ray Laurence

Immerse yourself in the sensual delights of Rome in all their guises. Ray Laurence brings an eye-opening and engaging approach to the Roman emperors and their subjects.


Empress Zenobia: Palmyra's Rebel Queen

by Pat Southern

The ancient sources for the life and times of Zenobia are sparse, and the surviving literary works are biased towards the Roman point of view, much as are the sources for two other famous women who challenged...


Dancing for Hathor: Women in Ancient Egypt

by Carolyn Graves-Brown

The fragmentary evidence allows us only tantalising glimpses of the sophisticated and complex society of the ancient Egyptians, but the Greek historian Herodotus believed that the Egyptians had 'reversed the...


Euripides: Hecuba

by Helene P. Foley

Chosen as one of the ten canonical plays by Euripides during the Hellenistic period in Greece, Hecuba was popular throughout Antiquity. The play also became part of the so-called 'Byzantine triad' of three plays...


Byzantine New Testament

by World English Bible

The Byzantine New Testament is a reliable translation of the New Testament based on the Majority Text. Key features: * Fairly literal translation in informal, spoken English, designed to sound good and be accurate...


The Emperor Theophilos and the East, 829-842: Court and Frontier in Byzantium during the Last Phase of Iconoclasm

by Juan Signes Codoñer

This book focuses on the impact of political relations with the East, especially the Muslim caliphate, on the reign of the last iconoclast emperor of Byzantium, Theophilos (829-842), reinterpreting the major...


The Secret History of the Roman Roads of Britain: And their Impact on Military History

by M.C. Bishop

There have been many books on Britain's Roman roads, but none have considered in any depth their long-term strategic impact. Mike Bishop shows how the road network was vital not only in the Roman strategy of...


Atlantis, the Great Flood and the Asteroid

by Prescott Rawlings

Atlantis, the Great Flood and the Asteroid examines the evidence for an asteroid impact in early human prehistory which interrupted the progression of human development. It considers whether a large asteroid...


Rhetoric and Power: The Drama of Classical Greece

by Nathan Crick & Thomas W. Benson

Through Rhetoric and Power, Nathan Crick dramatizes the history of rhetoric by explaining its origin and development in Classical Greece beginning the oral displays of Homeric eloquence in a time of kings following...


101 Secrets of the Freemasons

by Barb Karg & Jon K. Young

From the illustrious George Washington and the infamous J. Edgar Hoover to brilliant imaginer Walt Disney and bad boy of baseball Ty Cobb, Freemasons have influenced every aspect of American life. Yet this secret...


The British Lower Palaeolithic

by John McNabb

In analysing the various kinds of data archaeologists would use to investigate the existence of a Palaeolithic culture, this book represents the latest research in archaeology, population dispersals, geology...