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Ancient Greek Agriculture: An Introduction

by Signe Isager & Jens Erik Skydsgaard

The initial focus of Ancient Greek Agriculture is firmly on the art of agriculture proper, the tools and the technique, the plants cultivated and the animals reared. Thereafter, Isager and Skydsgaard focus on...


Thucydides and the Peloponnesian War

by George Cawkwell

Cawkwell's comprehensive analysis of Thucydides and his historical writings is persuasive, erudite and is an immensely valuable addition to the scholarship and criticism of a rich and popular period of Greek...


The Egyptian Revival: Ancient Egypt as the Inspiration for Design Motifs in the West

by James Stevens Curl

In this beautifully illustrated and closely argued book, a completely updated and much expanded third edition of his magisterial survey, Curl describes in lively and stimulating prose the numerous revivals of...


The Greek Polis and the Invention of Democracy: A Politico-Cultural Transformation and Its Interpretations

by Johann P. Arnason, Kurt A. Raaflaub & Peter Wagner

The Greek Polis and the Invention of Democracy presents a series of essays that trace the Greeks’ path to democracy and examine the connection between the Greek polis as a citizen state and democracy as well...


Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans

by Simon K. F. Stoddart

The Historical Dictionary of the Etruscans relates the history of this culture through a list of acronyms and abbreviations, a chronology, a introductory essay, a bibliography, and hundreds of dictionary entries...


A Brief Guide to the Greek Myths

by , Steve Kershaw & Steve Kershaw

The book leads the reader through these vibrant stories, from the origins of the gods through to the homecomings of the Trojan heroes. All the familiar narratives are here, along with some less familiar characters...


Cleopatra: Last Pharaoh of Egypt

by M.J. Trow

When Cleopatra took the throne of the kingdom of Egypt, the pyramids and Sphinx were already ancient wonders. As queen she faced conquest by a new, all-powerful empire. A Ptolemy, descended from a general of...


The Lost City of Solomon and Sheba: An African Mystery

by Robin Brown-Lowe

In the heart of south-central Africa lies an ancient and ruined civilization comprising several thousand stone structures - many as large as modern towns - all surrounded by thousands of abandoned gold mines....


The Christian World of the Middle Ages

by Bernard Hamilton

This powerful reconstruction of the faith and heritage of medieval Christendom reveals its extraordinary impact on both great empires and tiny enclaves.


Rome's Greatest Defeat: Massacre in the Teutoburg Forest

by Adrian Murdoch

In September AD 9 half of Rome's Western army was ambushed in a German forest. Three legions, comprising some 25,000 men under the Roman general Varus, were wiped out by an army of Germanic tribes under the...


The Piltdown Man Hoax: Case Closed

by Miles Russell

Piltdown. Even today the names sends a shiver down the collective spine of the scientific community, for this was the most dramatic and daring fraud ever perpetrated upon the world of science and academia. Between...


Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia

by Gwendolyn Leick

The second edition of the Historical Dictionary of Mesopotamia defines concepts, customs, and notions peculiar to the civilization of ancient Mesopotamia, from adult adoption to ziggurats. This is accomplished...


Historical Dictionary of Ancient and Medieval Nubia

by Richard A., Jr. Lobban

TheHistorical Dictionary of Ancient and Medieval Nubiacovers the period of Nubian history from the Paleolithic to the end of Medieval Christianity. It includes the rapidly expanding field of Nubian archaeology...


The Essential Plato Collection

by Plato

Compiled in one book, the essential collection of books by Plato

Apology

Charmides

Cratylus

Critias

Crito

Euthydemus

Euthyphro

Gorgias

Ion

Laches

Laws

Lysis

Menexenus

Meno

Parmenides

Phaedo

Phaedrus

Philebus...


Historical Dictionary of the Hittites

by Charles Burney

This Dictionary covers a civilization largely forgotten until recently. This dictionary includes hundreds of entries on important persons, places, essential institutions, and the significant aspects of the society,...


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,...