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Land of the Pharaohs

by Manning

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


Song of Wrath: The Peloponnesian War Begins

by J. E. Lendon

A prize-winning classicist’s thrilling account of the Ten Years’ War—the first stage of the Peloponnesian War


Twelve Greeks and Romans Who Changed the World

by Carl J. Richard

As Richard vibrantly describes the contributions of the individuals, he details the historical context in which each lived, showing how these men influenced their world and ours.


Alexander of Macedon, 356-323 B.C.: A Historical Biography

by Peter Green

Until recently, popular biographers and most scholars viewed Alexander the Great as a genius with a plan, a romantic figure pursuing his vision of a united world. His dream was at times characterized as a benevolent...


The Search for Cleopatra: The True Story of History's Most Intriguing Woman

by Michael Foss

Cleopatra is wreathed by so many outsized myths that it is sometimes difficult to tell the woman from the legend. For centuries, historians have scarcely deviated from the occidental, Horatian portrayal of an...


The Greek Search for Wisdom

by Michael K. Kellogg

The philosopher Alfred North Whitehead once said that all of Western philosophy was "but a series of footnotes to Plato." By the same token, one could argue that all of Western civilization is but an extension...


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...