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A History of Engineering in Classical and Medieval Times

by Donald Hill

It is impossible to understand the cultures and achievements of the Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, and Arabs, without knowing something of their technology. Rome, for example, made advances in many areas which...


Innovations of Antiquity

by Daniel L. Selden & Ralph Hexter

First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Ancient Greece

by Eric D. Nelson & Ph.D., Susan K. Allard Nelson

A modern examination of the ancient world.

The incredible influence of Ancient Greek culture on everything from science to literature to politics continues to be relevant-and hotly debated. In The Complete Idiot's...


Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine

by Scott Korb

What was it like to live in the time of Jesus?

What did people eat? Whom did they marry? How did they keep themselves clean? What did their cities and towns look like? What did they believe?

The answers,...


Life in a Roman Villa

by Brenda Williams

When the Romans came to Britain in AD 43, they brought a new style of domestic life, one that better-off Britons soon copied. This guide looks at how villas were built, and at the accommodation and daily life...


Life in Ancient Britain

by Brian Williams

This guide offers a concise and lively introduction to the prehistory of the British Isles - covering the period from around 500,000 years ago when Palaeolithic hunters camped at Boxgrove in West Sussex, through...


Macedonian Armies After Alexander 323-168 BC

by Nicholas Sekunda & Peter Dennis

The death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC threw the Macedonians into confusion; there was no capable heir, and no clear successor among the senior figures in Alexander’s circle. Initial attempts to preserve...


Leisured Resistance: Villas, Literature and Politics in the Roman World

by Michael Dewar & Thomas Harrison

Leisured Resistance examines the varied ways in which cultured Roman aristocrats, of very different periods, used their country estates as a political and literary tool. While for some the villas were retreats...


Death to Tyrants!: Ancient Greek Democracy and the Struggle against Tyranny

by David Teegarden

Death to Tyrants! is the first comprehensive study of ancient Greek tyrant-killing legislation--laws that explicitly gave individuals incentives to "kill a tyrant." David Teegarden demonstrates that the ancient...


Pliny the Younger: A Life in Roman Letters

by Rex Winsbury

Pliny the Younger who lived c. 100 AD, left a large collection of letters, thanks to which we know him better than almost any other Roman. He is best known as witness to the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 that destroyed...


Aspects of Roman History 31 BC-AD 117

by Richard Alston

This new edition of Aspects of Roman History 31 BC- AD 117 provides an easily accessible guide to the history of the early Roman Empire. Taking the reader through the major political events of the crucial first...


Ancient Egyptian Temple Ritual: Performance, Patterns, and Practice

by Katherine Eaton

Large state temples in ancient Egypt were vast agricultural estates, with interests in mining, trading, and other economic activities. The temple itself served as the mansion or palace of the deity to whom the...


A Literary History of Persia

by E.G. Browne

Browne's famous work, first published in 1902, was the essential text on literary history in Persian studies for many years. As an overview of Persian literature from the earliest times until Firdawsi, it continues...


Sulla the Fortunate: Roman General and Dictator

by G. P. Baker

This biography provides a redemptive view of the bloody career of Roman general and consul Lucius Cornelius Sulla, a fearless commander and ruthless politician wholly devoid of inhibitions, and the direct forerunner...


Seduction and Power: Antiquity in the Visual and Performing Arts

by Silke Knippschild & Marta Garcia Morcillo

This volume focuses on the reception of antiquity in the performing and visual arts from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century. It explores the tensions and relations of gender, sexuality, eroticism and...


Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece

by Nigel Wilson

Examining every aspect of the culture from antiquity to the founding of Constantinople in the early Byzantine era, this thoroughly cross-referenced and fully indexed work is written by an international group...


Pharoah's Gateway to Eternity

by Uphill

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Canopic Equipment Of The Kings O

by Dodson

First published in 1994. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


A Guide to the Antiquities of Upper Egypt

by Arthur E. P. Weigall

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


Sexual Life in Ancient Greece

by Licht

First published in 2001. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.