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Historical Dictionary of Ancient Greek Warfare

by Iain Spence & Jon Woronoff

This resource strategically traces Greek warfare from 720 to 30 BC and its specific and extensive details-the wars, the troops, the armor, the military tactics, and other factors either affecting or affected...


Historical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt

by Morris L. Bierbrier

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Ancient Egypt expands upon the information presented in the first with a chronology, an introductory essay, appendixes, a bibliography, and hundreds of cross-referenced...


Roman Philosophy and the Good Life

by Raymond Angelo Belliotti

Raymond Angelo Belliotti's Roman Philosophy and the Good Life provides an accessible picture of these major philosophical influences in Rome and details the crucial role they played during times of major social...


The Rise of Western Christendom: Triumph and Diversity, A.D. 200-1000

by Peter Brown

This tenth anniversary revised edition of the authoritative text on Christianity’s first thousand years of history features a new preface, additional color images, and an updated bibliography. The essential...


Hannibal: The Ultimate Warrior. Bad to the Bone

by Joseph Peebles & Lynn Lees

In 234 B.C., after the first Punic War, Carthage, Africa had chosen to send the general, Hamilcar Barca, to Spain to defend against continued Roman aggression. After several major scrimmages with the Roman army,...


The A to Z of Ancient Mesoamerica

by Joel W. Palka

The A to Z of Ancient Mesoamerica covers some of the major discoveries throughout ancient Mesoamerica from the last 100 years. The results of previous and continuing research and explorations, plus recent interpretations...


The A to Z of Ancient Israel

by Niels Peter Lemche

For these very reasons, because Ancient Israel means so much to us and because we actually know so little for sure, The A to Z of Ancient Israel is particularly important. It examines the usual sources in the...


The A to Z of Ancient Egyptian Warfare

by Robert G. Morkot

The A to Z of Ancient Egyptian Warfare covers the period from the emergence of the Egyptian state around 3000 BC to the Arab conquest in the mid-7th century AD. The book is divided into three main sections.


Sailing from Byzantium

by Colin Wells

A gripping intellectual adventure story, Sailing from Byzantium sweeps you from the deserts of Arabia to the dark forests of northern Russia, from the colorful towns of Renaissance Italy to the final moments...


The Roman Empire in Context: Historical and Comparative Perspectives

by Johann P. Arnason & Kurt A. Raaflaub

Through a series of original essays by leading international scholars, The Roman Empire in Context: Historical and Comparative Perspectives offers a comparative historical analysis of the Roman empire’s role...


Art in the Roman Empire

by Michael Grant

Michael Grant has specially selected some of the most significant examples of painting, portraits, architecture, mosaic, jewellery and silverware, to give a unique insight into the functions and manifestations...


Initiation in Ancient Greek Rituals and Narratives: New Critical Perspectives

by David Dodd & Christopher A. Faraone

Initiation has often been accepted as a common phenomenon with a coherent meaning in the Greek world, and seen as the key to understanding a wide range of cultural and literary artefacts - this ground-breaking...


The Athenian Woman: An Iconographic Handbook

by Sian Lewis

Ceramics are an unparalleled resource for women's lives in ancient Greece, since they show a huge number of female types and activities. This much-needed study shows that it is vital to see the vases as archaeology...


Greek Rational Medicine: Philosophy and Medicine from Alcmaeon to the Alexandrians

by James Longrigg

The ancient Greek medical thinkers were profoundly influenced by Ionian natural philosophy. This philosophy caused them to adopt a radically new attitude towards disease and healing. James Longrigg shows how...


Hadrian: The Restless Emperor

by Anthony R Birley & Anthony R. Birley

Hadrian: The Restless Emperor provides a thorough and fascinating account of a man who, though hated when he died, left an indelible mark on the Roman Empire.


Imperium Romanum: Politics and Administration

by Andrew Lintott

The Roman Empire at its height encompassed the majority of the world known to the Romans. This important synthesis of recent findings and scholarship demonstrates how the Romans acquired, kept and controlled...


Images of Women in Antiquity

by Averil Cameron & Amélie Kuhrt

The agenda and significance of women in antiquity has gained considerable attention in recent years. In this book diverse roles for and attitudes to women in ancient societies are explored: women as witches,...


John Lydus and the Roman Past: Antiquarianism and Politics in the Age of Justinian

by Michael Maas

John Lydus and the Roman Past offers a new interpretation of the emergence of Byzantine society as viewed through the eyes of John Lydus, a sixth-century scholar and civil servant. Maas show that control of...


Public and Performance in the Greek Theatre

by Peter D. Arnott

Peter Arnott discusses Greek drama not as an antiquarian study but as a living art form. He removes the plays from the library and places them firmly in the theatre that gave them being. Invoking the practical...


Political Dissidence Under Nero: The Price of Dissimulation

by Vasily Rudich

Vasily Rudich examines dissidence under Nero from both historical and psychological perspectives and inquires into the balance of the universal and historically conditioned components of political behaviour....