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Meditations

by Marcus Aurelius & Maxwell Staniforth

Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves—and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged,...


Expectations of Justice in the Age of Augustine

by Kevin Uhalde

Expectations of Justice in the Age of Augustine examines the complex and varying roles Christian bishops played during late antiquity and how their experiences fundamentally affected Christian ideals of divine...


The Reign of Arthur: From History to Legend

by Christopher Gidlow

Did King Arthur really exist? The Reign of Arthur takes a fresh look at the early sources describing Arthur's career and compares them to the reality of Britain in the fifth and sixth centuries. It presents,...


Engineering the Pyramids

by Dick Parry

Using archaeological records and the basic principles of engineering, Dick Parry provides an account of the design history of the pyramids, the techniques and organisation needed and insights into why the pyramids...


Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization

by Lars Brownworth

In AD 476 the Roman Empire fell–or rather, its western half did. Its eastern half, which would come to be known as the Byzantine Empire, would endure and often flourish for another eleven centuries. Though...


Ancient Greek Agriculture: An Introduction

by Signe Isager & Jens Erik Skydsgaard

The initial focus of Ancient Greek Agriculture is firmly on the art of agriculture proper, the tools and the technique, the plants cultivated and the animals reared. Thereafter, Isager and Skydsgaard focus on...


Thucydides and the Peloponnesian War

by George Cawkwell

Cawkwell's comprehensive analysis of Thucydides and his historical writings is persuasive, erudite and is an immensely valuable addition to the scholarship and criticism of a rich and popular period of Greek...


The Egyptian Revival: Ancient Egypt as the Inspiration for Design Motifs in the West

by James Stevens Curl

In this beautifully illustrated and closely argued book, a completely updated and much expanded third edition of his magisterial survey, Curl describes in lively and stimulating prose the numerous revivals of...


The Greek Polis and the Invention of Democracy: A Politico-Cultural Transformation and Its Interpretations

by Johann P. Arnason, Kurt A. Raaflaub & Peter Wagner

The Greek Polis and the Invention of Democracy presents a series of essays that trace the Greeks’ path to democracy and examine the connection between the Greek polis as a citizen state and democracy as well...


Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

by Simon K. F. Stoddart

The Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans relates the history of this culture through a list of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, a introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of dictionary entries...


A Brief Guide to the Greek Myths

by , Steve Kershaw & Steve Kershaw

The book leads the reader through these vibrant stories, from the origins of the gods through to the homecomings of the Trojan heroes. All the familiar narratives are here, along with some less familiar characters...


Cleopatra: Last Pharaoh of Egypt

by M.J. Trow

When Cleopatra took the throne of the kingdom of Egypt, the pyramids and Sphinx were already ancient wonders. As queen she faced conquest by a new, all-powerful empire. A Ptolemy, descended from a general of...


The Lost City of Solomon and Sheba: An African Mystery

by Robin Brown-Lowe

In the heart of south-central Africa lies an ancient and ruined civilization comprising several thousand stone structures - many as large as modern towns - all surrounded by thousands of abandoned gold mines....


The Christian World of the Middle Ages

by Bernard Hamilton

This powerful reconstruction of the faith and heritage of medieval Christendom reveals its extraordinary impact on both great empires and tiny enclaves.


Rome's Greatest Defeat: Massacre in the Teutoburg Forest

by Adrian Murdoch

In September AD 9 half of Rome's Western army was ambushed in a German forest. Three legions, comprising some 25,000 men under the Roman general Varus, were wiped out by an army of Germanic tribes under the...


The Piltdown Man Hoax: Case Closed

by Miles Russell

Piltdown. Even today the names sends a shiver down the collective spine of the scientific community, for this was the most dramatic and daring fraud ever perpetrated upon the world of science and academia. Between...


Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia

by Gwendolyn Leick

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia defines concepts, customs, and notions peculiar to the civilization of ancient Mesopotamia, from adult adoption to ziggurats. This is accomplished...


Historical Dictionary of Ancient and Medieval Nubia

by Richard A., Jr. Lobban

TheHistorical Dictionary of Ancient and Medieval Nubiacovers the period of Nubian history from the Paleolithic to the end of Medieval Christianity. It includes the rapidly expanding field of Nubian archaeology...


The Essential Plato Collection

by Plato

Compiled in one book, the essential collection of books by Plato

Apology

Charmides

Cratylus

Critias

Crito

Euthydemus

Euthyphro

Gorgias

Ion

Laches

Laws

Lysis

Menexenus

Meno

Parmenides

Phaedo

Phaedrus

Philebus...


Historical Dictionary of the Hittites

by Charles Burney

This Dictionary covers a civilization largely forgotten until recently. This dictionary includes hundreds of entries on important persons, places, essential institutions, and the significant aspects of the society,...