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The Roman Empire Divided: 400-700 Ad

by John Moorhead

In 400 the mighty Roman Empire was almost as large as it had ever been; within three centuries, advances by Germanic peoples in western Europe, Slavs in eastern Europe and Arabs around the eastern and southern...


The Fall of Carthage: The Punic Wars 265-146BC

by Adrian Goldsworthy

The struggle between Rome and Carthage in the Punic Wars was arguably the greatest and most desperate conflict of antiquity. The forces involved and the casualties suffered by both sides were far greater than...


City of the Sharp-Nosed Fish: Greek Lives in Roman Egypt

by Peter Parsons

In 1897 two Oxford archaeologists began digging a mound south of Cairo. Ten years later, they had uncovered 500,000 fragments of papyri. Shipped back to Oxford, the meticulous and scholarly work of deciphering...


Understand Greek Civilization: Teach Yourself

by John Purkiss

This remarkable and original introduction to Greek civilization starts with a tour of Greece, and uses real sights which you can visit today as a starting point for discussions of all aspects of Greek life....


Roman Civilization: Teach Yourself

by Paula James

This remarkable and original introduction to Roman civilization starts with a tour of Rome, and uses real sights which you can visit today as a starting point for discussions of all aspects of Roman life. From...


The Emperor Constantine

by Michael Grant

Directly responsible for momentuos transformwations of the Imperial scene, Constantine will always be famous as the 1st Christian Emperor of Rome, and for refounding ancient Byzantium as Constantinople - events...


Myths Of The Greeks And Romans

by Michael Grant

The myths told by the Greeks and Romans are as important as their history for our understanding of what they believed, thought and felt, and of what they expressed in writing and visual art. Mythology was inextricably...


A.D. 381: Heretics, Pagans, and the Christian State

by Charles Freeman

A provoking and timely examination of one of the most important periods in Church history

In A.D. 381, Theodosius, emperor of the eastern Roman empire, issued a decree in which all his subjects were required...


Narbonne and its Territory in Late Antiquity: From the Visigoths to the Arabs

by Frank Riess

This work centres on the post-Roman period of Narbonne and its territory, up to its capture by the Arabs in 720, encompassing not only recent archaeological findings but also perspectives of French, Spanish...


The Law of Ancient Athens

by David Phillips

The Law of Ancient Athens contains the principal literary and epigraphical sources, in English, for Athenian law in the Archaic and Classical periods, from the first known historical trial (late seventh century)...


Greek Fiction

by ]. R. Morgan & Richard Stoneman

First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Invention of Ancient Israel: The Silencing of Palestinian History

by Keith W. Whitelam

The Invention of Ancient Israel shows how the true history of ancient Palestine has been obscured by the search for Israel. Keith W. Whitelam shows how ancient Israel has been invented by scholars in the image...


Prayer from Alexander to Constantine: A Critical Anthology

by Mark Kiley

Presents a diverse selection of prayer chosen by nearly 50 different historians, all specialists in their respective areas of Graeco-Roman literature.


Lyric Texts & Consciousness

by Paul Allen Miller

First Published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


A History of Engineering in Classical and Medieval Times

by Donald Hill

It is impossible to understand the cultures and achievements of the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Arabs, without knowing something of their technology. Rome, for example, made advances in many areas which...


Innovations of Antiquity

by Daniel L. Selden & Ralph Hexter

First Published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Ancient Greece

by Eric D. Nelson & Ph.D., Susan K. Allard Nelson

A modern examination of the ancient world.

The incredible influence of Ancient Greek culture on everything from science to literature to politics continues to be relevant-and hotly debated. In The Complete Idiot's...


Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine

by Scott Korb

What was it like to live in the time of Jesus?

What did people eat? Whom did they marry? How did they keep themselves clean? What did their cities and towns look like? What did they believe?

The answers,...


Life in a Roman Villa

by Brenda Williams

When the Romans came to Britain in AD 43, they brought a new style of domestic life, one that better-off Britons soon copied. This guide looks at how villas were built, and at the accommodation and daily life...


Life in Ancient Britain

by Brian Williams

This guide offers a concise and lively introduction to the prehistory of the British Isles - covering the period from around 500,000 years ago when Palaeolithic hunters camped at Boxgrove in West Sussex, through...