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Expedition to Disaster: The Athenian Mission to Sicily 415 BC

by Philip Matyszak

The Athenian expedition to conquer Sicily was one of the pivotal events of the classical period. At this time (415 BC), Athens was locked in a decades-long struggle with Sparta for mastery of the Greek world....


Lives of the Ancient Egyptians: Pharaohs, Queens, Courtiers and Commoners

by Toby Wilkinson

100 biographies reveal the true character and diversity of the ancient world's greatest civilization

The biographies included here give voice not only to ancient Egypt's rulers but also to the people who built...


Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations

by Mary Beard

A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, this is “the perfect introduction to classical studies, and deserves to become something of a standard work” (Observer). Mary Beard, drawing on thirty years...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Middle Ages

by M.A., Timothy C. Hall

Shed some light on one of history's darkest periods. The Complete Idiot's Guide® to the Middle Ages gives readers the beginning, middle, and end of the era, starting with the fall of the Roman Empire in the...


The Gurob Ship-Cart Model and Its Mediterranean Context: An Archaeological Find and Its Mediterranean Context

by Shelley Wachsmann, Alexis Catsambis & Donald H. Sanders

When Shelley Wachsmann began his analysis of the small ship model excavated by assistants of famed Egyptologist W. M. F. Petrie in Gurob, Egypt, in 1920, he expected to produce a brief monograph that would shed...


Spartacus

by Lewis Grassic Gibbon

The uprising of the slaves against the Romans in 73 BC, led by the gladiator Spartacus, has been an inspiration to generations of people who have stood up against oppression. By the time he was captured by Marcus...


Perikles and His Circle

by Anthony J. Podlecki

Perikles, the creator of the reputation of Classical Athens was an enigmatic figure. This book traces Perikles' development from a somewhat hesitant, though left-leaning politician, to a mature statesman fully...


Image and Idea in Fifth Century Greece: Art and Literature After the Persian Wars

by E. D. Francis

First published in 1990. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Who's Who in the Greek World

by John Hazel

Was there such a person as Homer? Who were the key figures in the first democracy of the Western World? Who is the father of tragedy? Who is the father of history?

Of all the world's ancient civilisations, it...


Latin Literature

by Susanna Morton Braund

This highly accessible, user-friendly work provides a fresh and illuminating introduction to the most important aspects of Latin prose and poetry.

Readers are constantly encouraged to think for themselves about...


The Rise of Imperial Rome Ad 14-193

by Duncan Campbell

When Augustus (r. 27 BC-AD 14) came to the throne as the first emperor of Rome, he began to bring order to the chaos that almost 20 years of civil war had wrought. Areas that had been added piecemeal to the...


The Etruscan World

by Jean MacIntosh Turfa

The Etruscans can be shown to have made significant, and in some cases perhaps the first, technical advances in the central and northern Mediterranean. To the Etruscan people we can attribute such developments...


Ancient Near East: The Basics

by Daniel C. Snell

Ancient Near East: The Basics surveys the history of the ancient Middle East from the invention of writing to Alexander the Great's conquest. The book introduces both the physical and intellectual environment...


The Hellenistic Settlements in the East from Armenia and Mesopotamia to Bactria and India

by Getzel M. Cohen

This is the third volume of Getzel Cohen's important work on the Hellenistic settlements in the ancient world. Through the conquests of Alexander the Great, his successors and others, Greek and Macedonian culture...


Rome Against Caratacus: The Roman Campaigns in Britain AD 48-58

by Graham Webster

The Roman Conquest of Britain in AD 43 was one of the most important turning points in the history of the British Isles. It left a legacy still discernible today in the form of archaeological remain, road networks,...


Ritual Texts for the Afterlife: Orpheus and the Bacchic Gold Tablets

by Fritz Graf & Sarah Iles Johnston

Fascinating texts written on small gold tablets that were deposited in graves provide a unique source of information about what some Greeks and Romans believed regarding the fate that awaited them after death,...


Roman Literature, Gender and Reception: Domina Illustris

by Donald Lateiner, Barbara K. Gold & Judith Perkins

This cutting-edge collection of essays offers provocative studies of ancient history, literature, gender identifications and roles, and subsequent interpretations of the republican and imperial Roman past. The...


Red Land, Black Land: Daily Life in Ancient Egypt

by Barbara Mertz

A fascinating, erudite, and witty glimpse of the human side of ancient Egypt—this acclaimed classic work is now revised and updated for a new generation

Displaying the unparalleled descriptive power, unerring...


The Roman Remains of Southern France: A Guide Book

by James Bromwich

The Roman Remains of Southern France is the only specialist guidebook to this region available. It is the result of the most up-to-date research. Comprehensive in coverage, it provides depth and context while...


A   History of Egypt from the End of the Neolithic Period to the Death of Cleopatra VII B.C. 30 - Vol. V: Egypt Under Rameses the Great: Vol. V: Egypt

by E. A. Wallis Budge

Sir E. A. Wallis Budge (1857-1934) was Keeper of the British Museum's department of oriental antiquities from 1894 until his retirement in 1924. Carrying out many missions to Egypt in search of ancient objects,...