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Julius Caesar and the Transformation of the Roman Republic

by Tom STEVENSON

Julius Caesar and the Transformation of the Roman Republic provides an accessible introduction to Caesar's life and public career. It outlines the main phases of his career with reference to prominent social...


Rome Versus Carthage: The War at Sea

by Christa Steinby

The epic struggle between Carthage and Rome, two of the superpowers of the ancient world, is most famous for land battles in Italy, on the Iberian peninsula and in North Africa. But warfare at sea, which played...


The Anabasis of Alexander

by Arrian Of Nicomedia

WHEN I began this Translation, more than two years ago, I had no intention of publishing it; but as the work progressed, it occurred to me that Arrian is an Author deserving of more attention from the English-speaking...


Cities That Shaped the Ancient World

by John Julius Norwich

An illuminating and evocatively illustrated tour of forty of the greatest cities that shaped the ancient world and its civilizations, from China and Mesoamerica to Europe and Ethiopia Today we take living in...


The Cyrenaics

by Ugo Zilioli

The Cyrenaic school of philosophy (named after its founder Aristippus' native city of Cyrene in North Africa) flourished in the fifth and fourth centuries BCE and whose importance was much recognized in ancient...


Sexual Hospitality in the Hebrew Bible: Patronymic, Metronymic, Legitimate and Illegitimate Relations

by Thalia Gur-Klein

A woman's life in the ancient world was constrained by her social and economic status. As a daughter she was firmly under the aegis of her father and brothers, who would later allocate the woman to another man...


The Expression Son of Man and the Development of Christology: A History of Interpretation

by Mogens Mueller

'Son of Man' is practically the only self-designation employed by Jesus himself in the gospels, but is used in such a way that no hint is left of any particular theological significance. Still, during the first...


Pompeii

by Alex Butterworth & Ray Laurence

This startling new book concentrates on the twenty years between 59 and 79AD, thus beginning with the earthquake which all but destroyed Pompeii and ending with the volcanic eruption which has become part of...


Lost City of the Incas

by Hiram Bingham & Hugh Thomson

In 1911 Hiram Bingham, a pre-historian with a love of exotic destinations, set out to Peru in search of the legendary city of Vilcabamba, capital city of the last Inca ruler, Manco Inca. With a combination of...


In The Name Of Rome: The Men Who Won The Roman Empire

by Adrian Goldsworthy

The Roman army was one of the most effective fighting forces in history. The legions and their commanders carved out an empire which eventually included the greater part of the known world. This was thanks largely...


The Roman Guide to Slave Management: A Treatise by Nobleman Marcus Sidonius Falx

by Jerry Toner & Mary Beard

Marcus Sidonius Falx is an average Roman citizen. Born of a relatively well-off noble family, he lives on a palatial estate in Campania, dines with senators and generals, and, like all of his ancestors before...


The Lost Gospel: Decoding the Ancient Text that Reveals Jesus' Marriage to Mary the Magdalene

by Simcha Jacobovici & Barrie Wilson

In a startling follow-up to the New York Times bestseller The Jesus Family Tomb, a historical detective story that unravels a newly translated document filled with startling revelations and fascinating detail...


Imagining Xerxes: Ancient Perspectives on a Persian King

by Emma Bridges

Xerxes, the Persian king who invaded Greece in 480 BC, quickly earned a notoriety that endured throughout antiquity and beyond. The Greeks' historical encounter with this eastern king � which resulted, against...


The Roman Calendar from Numa to Constantine: Time, History, and the Fasti

by J?rg R?pke & David M. B. Richardson

This book provides a definitive account of the history of the Roman calendar, offering new reconstructions of its development that demand serious revisions to previous accounts.

  • Examines the critical stages of...


In the Light of Science: Our Ancient Quest for Knowledge and the Measure of Modern Physics

by Demetris Nicolaides

The birth of science in ancient Greece had a historical impact that is still being felt today. Physicist Demetris Nicolaides examines the epochal shift in thinking that led pre-Socratic philosophers of the sixth...


Theatreland: A Journey Through the Heart of London's Theatre

by Paul Ibell

Covering the five centuries from Shakespeare's Bankside playhouses to today's West End, Paul Ibell's Theatreland explores the history and current state of the London stage, taking the reader through the streets...


Roman Passions: A History of Pleasure in Imperial Rome

by Ray Laurence

Immerse yourself in the sensual delights of Rome in all their guises. Ray Laurence brings an eye-opening and engaging approach to the Roman emperors and their subjects.


Empress Zenobia: Palmyra's Rebel Queen

by Pat Southern

The ancient sources for the life and times of Zenobia are sparse, and the surviving literary works are biased towards the Roman point of view, much as are the sources for two other famous women who challenged...


Dancing for Hathor: Women in Ancient Egypt

by Carolyn Graves-Brown

The fragmentary evidence allows us only tantalising glimpses of the sophisticated and complex society of the ancient Egyptians, but the Greek historian Herodotus believed that the Egyptians had 'reversed the...


The Social History of Rome (Routledge Revivals)

by Dr Geza Alfoldy

This study, first published in German in 1975, addresses the need for a comprehensive account of Roman social history in a single volume. Specifically, Alföldy attempts to answer three questions: What is the...