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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...


The Social History of Rome (Routledge Revivals)

by Dr Geza Alfoldy

This study, first published in German in 1975, addresses the need for a comprehensive account of Roman social history in a single volume. Specifically, Alföldy attempts to answer three questions: What is the...


Trade, Transport and Society in the Ancient World (Routledge Revivals): A Sourcebook

by Onno Van Nijf & Fik Meijer

This book, first published in 1992, presents an introduction to the nature of trade and transport in antiquity through a selection of translated literary, papyrological, epigraphical and legal sources. These...


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...


Aesopic Conversations: Popular Tradition, Cultural Dialogue, and the Invention of Greek Prose

by Leslie Kurke

Examining the figure of Aesop and the traditions surrounding him, Aesopic Conversations offers a portrait of what Greek popular culture might have looked like in the ancient world. What has survived from the...


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...


The Creative Therapist

by Bradford Keeney

In The Creative Therapist, Bradford Keeney makes the case that "creativity" is the most essential aspect of vibrant, meaningful, and successful therapy. Using a collection of clinical case studies this book...


Brick Greek Myths: The Stories of Heracles, Athena, Pandora, Poseidon, and Other Ancient Heroes of Mount Olympus

by Amanda Brack, Monica Sweeney & Becky Thomas

Meet the Greek gods as you have never seen them—in LEGO form! Enjoy these fascinating myths, reimagined through elaborate scenes and colorful LEGO bricks in one thousand color photographs! This book shares...


The Roman Empire

by Philip Matyszak

No other political entity has shaped the modern world like the Roman Empire. Encompassing close to 60 million people and 3 million square kilometers of land, it represented an incredibly diverse and dynamic...


The Musical Structure of Plato's Dialogues

by J.B. Kennedy

J. B. Kennedy argues that Plato's dialogues have an unsuspected musical structure and use symbols to encode Pythagorean doctrines. The followers of Pythagoras famously thought that the cosmos had a hidden musical...