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Beyond the Second Sophistic: Adventures in Greek Postclassicism

by Tim Whitmarsh

The "Second Sophistic" traditionally refers to a period at the height of the Roman Empire's power that witnessed a flourishing of Greek rhetoric and oratory, and since the 19th century it has often been viewed...


The Agrarian Sociology Of Ancient Civilizations

by Max Weber

Max Weber, widely recognized as the greatest of the founders of classical sociology, is often associated with the development of capitalism in Western Europe and the analysis of modernity. But he also had...


The Homeric "Hymn to Demeter": Translation, Commentary, and Interpretive Essays

by Helene P. Foley

The Homeric Hymn to Demeter, composed in the late seventh or early sixth century B.C.E., is a key to understanding the psychological and religious world of ancient Greek women. The poem tells how Hades, lord...


Paris: The 'New Rome' of Napoleon I

by Diana Rowell

Napoleon I employed a myriad of media through which to promote his propaganda and his universal hegemony. Classical Rome - home to the great Caesars - was central to his ambitious visions for the transformation...


Seventy Years in Archaeology

by Petrie

First published in 2005. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Boudica: The British Revolt Against Rome Ad 60

by Graham Webster

Queen Boudica, leader of the Iceni, revolted against the Romans in AD60 only to have her efforts avenged by a humiliated Roman army. This lively and fascinating book examines in detail the evidence and theories...


The Portable Greek Historians: The Essence of Herodotus, Thucydides, Xenophon, Polybius

by M. I. Finley

Essential passages from the works of four "fathers of history"-Herodotus's History, Thucydides' History of the Peloponnesian War, Xenophon's Anabasis, and Polybius's Histories.


Pyramid Quest: Secrets of the Great Pyramid and the Dawn of Civilization

by Robert M. Schoch

The Egyptologist acclaimed for re-dating the Great Sphinx at Giza sets his sights on one of the true mysteries of antiquity: the Great Pyramid of Giza.

What is the Great Pyramid of Giza? Ask that basic question...


Travels with Herodotus

by Ryszard Kapuscinski

From the renowned journalist comes this intimate account of his years in the field, traveling for the first time beyond the Iron Curtain to India, China, Ethiopia, and other exotic locales.

In the 1950s, Ryszard...


A History of Ancient Egypt

by John Romer

The ancient world comes to life in the first volume in a two book series on the history of Egypt, spanning the first farmers to the construction of the pyramids. Famed archaeologist John Romer draws on a lifetime...


All About: Remarkable Romans

by P S Quick

This book, filled with amazing facts and photographs, describes what life was like for Ancient Romans. It gives an in-depth account of all aspects of life and people of the time - including sections about the...


The Rise and Fall of Alexandria

by Justin Pollard

A short history of nearly everything classical. The foundations of the modern world were laid in Alexandria of Egypt at the turn of the first millennium. In this compulsively readable narrative, Justin Pollard...


Theorizing Religions Past: Archaeology, History, and Cognition

by Harvey Whitehouse & Luther H. Martin

Historians bound by their singular stories and archaeologists bound by their material evidence donOt typically seek out broad comparative theories of religion. But recently Harvey WhitehouseOs Omodes of religiosityO...


A History of the Archaic Greek World, ca. 1200-479 BCE

by Jonathan M. Hall

A History of the Archaic Greek World offers a theme-based approach to the development of the Greek world in the years 1200-479 BCE.

  • Updated and extended in this edition to include two new sections, expanded geographical...


Aetius: Attila's Nemesis

by Ian Hughes

In AD 453 Attila, with a huge force composed of Huns, allies and vassals drawn from his already-vast empire, was rampaging westward across Gaul (essentially modern France), then still nominally part of the Western...


The Tactics of Aelian

by Christopher Matthew

Aelian's work on tactics is a hugely significant piece of ancient military literature, yet the last new edition in English was published in 1814. Although writing (in his native Greek) in the second century...


Sparta's Kings. John Carr

by John Car

In ancient Greece, Sparta was unique in having a dual kingship - two kings from different clans, the Agiads and the Eurypontids, reigning simultaneously. The institution was already well-developed by the 8th...


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...