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The Battle of Salamis: The Naval Encounter That Saved Greece -- and Western Civilization

by Barry Strauss

On a late September day in 480 B.C., Greek warships faced an invading Persian armada in the narrow Salamis Straits in the most important naval battle of the ancient world. Overwhelmingly outnumbered by the enemy,...


Watermark: The Disaster That Changed the World and Humanity 1

by Joseph Christy-Vitale

THE ECHOES OF OUR PAST

Twelve thousand years ago, the human race barely escaped annihilation when a piece of exploded star passed through our solar system, unleashing an apocalypse. Great fires raged, mountains...


Ritual and Communication in the Graeco-Roman World

by Vinciane Pirenne-Delforge, Angelos Chaniotis, Walter Burkert & Irene Berti et al.

The analysis of the dynamic nature of rituals has become a heuristic tool for the investigation not only of religious behaviour and beliefs, but also for the study of social practice and communication in ancient...


The Sacrificial Rituals of Greek Hero-Cults in the Archaic to the Early Hellenistic Period

by Gunnel Ekroth

This study questions the traditional view of sacrifices in hero-cults during the Archaic to the early Hellenistic periods. The analysis of the epigraphical and literary evidence for sacrifices to heroes in these...


The Mirror of Herodotus: The Representation of the Other in the Writing of History

by François Hartog & Janet Lloyd

This work examines Herodotus's writings on the historical conflict between the Greeks and the Persians. Particular attention is paid to Herodotus's depiction of cultural difference. This digital edition was...


Women's Earliest Records: From Ancient Egypt and Western Asia

by Barbara S. Lesko

This work compiles writings and discussions regarding the roles and statuses of ordinary women in the ancient Near East. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org)...


Women in Hellenistic Egypt: From Alexander to Cleopatra

by Sarah B. Pomeroy

This work studies the lives of women from various social classes in Hellenistic Egypt, from Cleopatra VII to Jewish slaves. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org)...


Goddesses, Whores, Wives and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity

by Sarah B. Pomeroy

This book examines the status of women in classical society chronologically, from the portrayal of women in ancient Greek myth to the position of women in Ancient Rome. This digital edition was derived from...


Before and After Muhammad: The First Millennium Refocused

by Garth Fowden

Islam emerged amid flourishing Christian and Jewish cultures, yet students of Antiquity and the Middle Ages mostly ignore it. Despite intensive study of late Antiquity over the last fifty years, even generous...


de Imperio: An Extract 27-45

by Cicero, Katharine Radice & Catherine Steel

De Imperio Cn. Pompeii (in support of Pompey), or Pro Lege Manilia, (in favour of the Manilian law) was Cicero�s first speech on public affairs. Delivered in 66 AD when Cicero was praetor, he argued in support...


The Bloomsbury Companion to Aristotle

by Claudia Baracchi

Aristotle is one of the most crucial figures in the history of Western thought, and his name and ideas continue to be invoked in a wide range of contemporary philosophical discussions. The Bloomsbury Companion...


Notes for the Nile

by Hardwicke D. Rawnsley

First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Projecting the Past: Ancient Rome, Cinema and History

by Maria Wyke

Brought vividly to life on screen, the myth of ancient Rome resonates through modern popular culture. Projecting the Past examines how the cinematic traditions of Hollywood and Italy have resurrected ancient...


CALIGULA: BEAST OF ROME

by Vixen Valdez

Caligula was the depraved Roman emperor whose brief reign was an orgy of sex, violence, slaughter and absurdity. This special short ebook in the new "Careers Of Evil" series examines Caligula's life, atrocities,...


Gladiator: Orgy Of Death: The Unexpurgated Text

by Stephen Barber

Gladiatorial combat formed the seminal experience and spectacle of the Roman Empire, its regime of all-out bloodshed, mutilation and decapitation allowed the Empire to flourish with ever-more innovative slaughterhouse-spectacles...


Caligula: Divine Carnage: Atrocities of the Roman Emperors

by Stephen Barber & Jeremy Reed

Caligula: most notorious of the Roman Emperors, who seduced his own sister, installed a horse in the Roman Senate, turned his palace into a brothel, married a prostitute, tortured and killed hundreds of innocent...


Consumerism in the Ancient World: Imports and Identity Construction

by Justin St. P. Walsh

Greek pottery was exported around the ancient world in vast quantities over a period of several centuries. This book focuses on the Greek pottery consumed by people in the western Mediterranean and trans-Alpine...


The Horns of Moses. Setting the Bible in its Historical Context

by Pierre Corvol, Collège de France & Liz Libbrecht

Developments in literary methodologies and archaeology have led scholars to question the traditional conception of biblical chronology and historiography. The starting point for Maximalist studies is the idea...


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...