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Meditations

by Marcus Aurelius & Maxwell Staniforth

Throughout history, some books have changed the world. They have transformed the way we see ourselves—and each other. They have inspired debate, dissent, war and revolution. They have enlightened, outraged,...


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

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Secret Societies of the Middle Ages: The Assassins, the Templars & the Secret Tribunals of Westphalia

by Thomas Keightley & James Wasserman

Secret Societies of the Middle Ages explores the foundations of modern secret societies, examining the history and known facts of three very different organizations.

1. The Assassins of the Middle East-how they...


The Histories: Complete

by Herodotus

Herodotus was an ancient Greek historian who lived in the fifth century BC (c.484 - 425 BC). He has been called the "Father of History," and was the first historian known to collect his materials systematically,...


Parallel Lives - Vol. 1

by Plutarch

Plutarch's Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans, commonly called Parallel Lives or Plutarch's Lives, is a series of biographies of famous men, arranged in tandem to illuminate their common moral virtues or failings....


History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. 6

by Edward Gibbon

Gibbon offers an explanation for why the Roman Empire fell, a task made difficult by a lack of comprehensive written sources, though he was not the only historian to tackle the subject. Most of his ideas are...


The Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans, Volume I: (A Modern Library E-Book)

by Plutarch

Plutarch's 'Parallel Lives,' written at the beginning of the second century A.D., form a brilliant social history of the ancient world. They were originally presented in a series of books that gave an account...


Doing Archaeology: A Subject Guide for Students

by Donald Henson

Covering archaeology from a range of angles, incorporating history, major themes, theories and methods, Doing Archaeology provides a firm grounding for anyone interested in learning more about the discipline....


The Annals of the World

by James Ussher

As a historical work, Ussher's Annals of the Worldis a must-have for libraries of all sizes. Universities, public and private schools, professors, independent scholars, and pastors will find a treasure-trove...


The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume II: A.D. 395 to A.D. 1185 (A Modern Library E-Book)

by Edward Gibbon & Gian Battista Piranesi

"I devoured Gibbon," wrote Winston Churchill. "I rode triumphantly through it from end to end and enjoyed it all." Gibbon's magnum opus -- which encompasses thirteen hundred years of history, swinging across...


The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume I: A.D. 180 to A.D. 395 (A Modern Library E-Book)

by Edward Gibbon, Gian Battista Piranesi & Daniel J. Boorstin

'It was at Rome, on the 15th of October 1764, as I sat musing amid the ruins of the capitol, while the barefooted friars were singing vespers in the temple of Jupiter, that the idea of writing the decline and...


Rome: A Cultural, Visual, and Personal History

by Robert Hughes

From Robert Hughes, one of the greatest art and cultural critics of our time, comes a sprawling, comprehensive, and deeply personal history of Rome—as city, as empire, and, crucially, as an origin of Western...


Before the Pharaohs: Egypt's Mysterious Prehistory

by Edward F. Malkowski

"Contains a wealth of data and invaluable references not easily encountered elsewhere. Malkowski makes otherwise daunting technical information accessible and readable. I enjoyed this book thoroughly." --John...


The Sphinx Mystery: The Forgotten Origins of the Sanctuary of Anubis

by Robert Temple & Olivia Temple

"The true mysteries of the Sphinx, both hidden and forgotten, are brilliantly exposed in this compelling book by Robert and Olivia Temple. They have uncovered hard data revealing the manipulation and misinterpretation...


Barbarian Tides: The Migration Age and the Later Roman Empire

by Walter Goffart

Barbarian Tides radically subverts the grand narrative of a "Germanic" migration and reinvents the role of barbarians in the Later Roman Empire. Goffart sets out how the fragmented foreign peoples once living...


The Tombs of Pompeii: Organization, Space, and Society

by Virginia L. Campbell

This book offers a comprehensive overview of the tombs of Pompeii and its immediate environs, examining the funerary culture of the population, delving into the importance of social class and self-representation,...


Sex in Antiquity: Exploring Gender and Sexuality in the Ancient World

by Mark Masterson, Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz & James Robson

Looking at sex and sexuality from a variety of historical, sociological and theoretical perspectives, as represented in a variety of media, Sex in Antiquity represents a vibrant picture of the discipline of...


THE GENESIS.  Tiamat and the Lord of the Dream

by Leonardo Massi

L’irrequietudine del tutto, e il forte odore della creazione. Il sorgere degli Dei, la creazione del mondo, la nascita dell’uomo, il Diluvio Universale. L’indifferenza dei grandi Dei, gli Annunaki, le...


The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

by Toby Wilkinson

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In this landmark work, one of the world’s most renowned Egyptologists tells the epic story of this great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its final absorption...


Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity

by Sarah Pomeroy

"The first general treatment of women in the ancient world to reflect the critical insights of modern feminism. Though much debated, its position as the basic textbook on women's history in Greece and Rome has...