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The Devil's Tabernacle: The Pagan Oracles in Early Modern Thought

by Anthony Ossa-Richardson

The Devil's Tabernacle is the first book to examine in depth the intellectual and cultural impact of the oracles of pagan antiquity on modern European thought. Anthony Ossa-Richardson shows how the study of...


Nero's Killing Machine: The True Story of Rome's Remarkable 14th Legion

by Stephen Dando-Collins

The 14th Gemina Martia Victrix Legion was the most celebrated unit of the early Roman Empire-a force that had been wiped out under Julius Caesar, reformed, and almost wiped out again. After participating in...


Mark Antony's Heroes: How the Third Gallica Legion Saved an Apostle and Created an Emperor

by Stephen Dando-Collins

This fourth book in Dando-Collins's definitive history of Rome's legions tells the story of Rome's 3rd Gallica Legion, which put Vespasian on the throne and saved the life of the Christian apostle Paul. Named...


Cleopatra's Kidnappers: How Caesars Sixth Legion Gave Egypt to Rome and Rome to Caesar

by Stephen Dando-Collins

A powerful tale of war, romance, and one of history's most desperate gambles

Julius Caesar was nothing if not bold. When, in the wake of his defeat of Pompey at Pharsalus his victorious legions refused to march...


The Ides: Caesar's Murder and the War for Rome

by Stephen Dando-Collins

Unraveling the many mysteries surrounding the murder of Julius Caesar

The assassination of Julius Caesar is one of the most notorious murders in history. Two thousand years after it occurred, many compelling...


The Shadow King: The Bizarre Afterlife of King Tut's Mummy

by Jo Marchant

Unraveling the mysteries of Tutankhamun’s mummy—a story of history, archaeology, crime, business, politics, and science


Popular Culture in Ancient Rome

by J. P. Toner

The mass of the Roman people constituted well over 90% of the population. Much ancient history, however, has focused on the lives, politics and culture of the minority elite. This book helps redress the balance...


Forbearance and Compulsion: The Rhetoric of Religious Tolerance and Intolerance in Late Antiquity

by Maijastina Kahlos

Most surveys of religious tolerance and intolerance start from the medieval and early modern period, either passing over or making brief mention of discussions of religious moderation and coercion in Greco-Roman...


Christianity, Empire, and the Making of Religion in Late Antiquity

by Jeremy M. Schott

In Christianity, Empire, and the Making of Religion in Late Antiquity, Jeremy M. Schott examines the ways in which conflicts between Christian and pagan intellectuals over religious, ethnic, and cultural identity...


Dinah's Daughters: Gender and Judaism from the Hebrew Bible to Late Antiquity

by Helena Zlotnick

"This is an important title. . . . It will be valuable in graduate-level study of Western and Middle Eastern antiquity."—Choice


Serpent in the Sky: The High Wisdom of Ancient Egypt

by John Anthony West

John Anthony West's revolutionary reinterpretation of the civilization of Egypt challenges all that has been accepted as dogma concerning Ancient Egypt. In this pioneering study West documents that:

Hieroglyphs...


Memory and the Mediterranean

by Fernand Braudel

A grand sweep of history by the late Fernand Braudel–one of the twentieth century’s most influential historians–Memory and the Mediterranean chronicles the Mediterranean’s immeasurably rich past during...


The Hemlock Cup: Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life

by Bettany Hughes

We think the way we do because Socrates thought the way he did; in his unwavering commitment to truth and in the example of his own life, he set the standard for all subsequent Western philosophy. And yet, for...


Ancient Greece

by Thomas R. Martin

In this compact yet comprehensive history of ancient Greece, Thomas R. Martin brings alive Greek civilization from its Stone Age roots to the fourth century B.C. Focusing on the development of the Greek city-state...


Pagans and Christians in Late Antiquity: A Sourcebook

by A.D.(Doug) Lee

In this book A.D. Lee charts the rise to dominance of Christianity in the Roman empire. Using translated texts he explains the fortunes of both Pagans and Christians from the upheavals of the 3rd Century to...


The Persian Empire: A Corpus of Sources from the Achaemenid Period

by A. Kuhrt

Bringing together a wide variety of material in many different languages that exists from the substantial body of work left by this large empire, The Persian Empire presents annotated translations, together...


Linguistic Commentary on Livius Andronicus

by Ivy Livingston

As the oldest literary Latin preserved in any quantity, the language of Livius shows many features of linguistic interest and raises intriguing questions of phonolgy, morphology and syntax.


Latin for the Illiterati, Second Edition: A Modern Guide to an Ancient Language

by Jon R. Stone

This revised and updated edition includes a brand new foreword by Richard LaFleur and more than fifteen hundred new entries and abbreviations. Organized alphabetically within the categories of verba (common...


Sparta and Lakonia: A Regional History 1300-362 BC

by Paul Cartledge

In this fully revised and updated edition of his groundbreaking study, Paul Cartledge uncovers the realities behind the potent myth of Sparta.

The book explores both the city-state of Sparta and the territory...


Latin Erotic Elegy: An Anthology and Reader

by Paul Allen Miller

This indispensable volume provides a complete course on Latin erotic elegy, allowing students to trace a coherent narrative of the genre's rise and fall, and to understand its relationship to the changes that...