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Cleopatra

by Jacob Abbott

Cleopatra, the last pharaoh of ancient Egypt, was a mysterious and beguiling figure who has fascinated historians for thousands of years. In this detailed account of her life and influence, author Jacob Abbott...


Pylos and Sphacteria 425 BC: Sparta's island of disaster

by William Shepherd & Peter Dennis

In the seventh year of the Second Peloponnesian or 'Archidamian' War the Athenians occupied the promontory of Pylos on the west coast of the Peloponnese as a counterstroke to Sparta's repeated invasions of Attica....


Early Britain: Anglo-Saxon Britain

by Grant Allen

Though he got his start in the field of higher education, Grant Allen later found his niche as a writer of popular fiction and nonfiction. Allen's series of history texts presents the highlights of important...


Hereditas: Seven Essays on the Modern Experience of the Classical

by Frederic Will

Is Ancient Greece still meaningful to the twenty-first-century world? The vitality of the classical tradition, which has been a long-enduring and important element in our culture, is the concern of the seven...


The Emerald Tablets of Thoth-The-Atlantean

by Doreal

The history of the Emerald Tablets is strange and beyond the belief of modern scientists. Their antiquity is stupendous, dating back some 36,000 years B.C. The author is Thoth, an Atlantean Priest-King who founded...


Theodoret's People: Social Networks and Religious Conflict in Late Roman Syria

by Adam M. Schor

Theodoret's People sheds new light on religious clashes of the mid-fifth century regarding the nature (or natures) of Christ. Adam M. Schor focuses on Theodoret, bishop of Cyrrhus, his Syrian allies, and his...


The Sacred Identity of Ephesos: Foundation Myths of a Roman City: Foundation Myths of a Roman City

by Guy Maclean Rogers

The Sacred Identity of Ephesos offers a full-length interpretation of one of the largest known bequests in the Classical world, made to the city of Ephesos in AD 104 by a wealthy Roman equestrian, and challenges...


The Spaniards in Rome: From Marius to Domitian: From Marius to Domitian

by Ernest Weinrib

The Spaniards in Rome: From Marius to Domitian, first published in 1990, examines the expansion and revitalisation of the Roman aristocracy in the later Republic and early Empire, focusing specifically on the...


A History of Egypt Under the Ptolemaic Dynasty

by Edwyn Bevan

First published in 1927, this title presents a well-regarded study of this intriguing and often over-looked period of Egyptian history, both for the general reader and the student of Hellenism.

Edwyn Bevan describes...


A Hieroglyphic Vocabulary to the Theban Recension of the Book of the Dead

by E. A. Wallis Budge

Containing a comprehensive dictionary of hieroglyphs to all the texts of the Theban Recension of the Book of the Dead, and also to most of the supplementary Chapters of the Saïte and Graeco-Roman period that...


The Book of the Opening of the Mouth: Vol. I: The Egyptian Texts with English Translations

by E. A. Wallis Budge

The recital of The Book of Opening the Mouth and the Liturgy of Funerary Offerings were in use among the Predynastic Egyptians of the later part of the Neolithic Period, before the art of writing had evolved,...


The Return of the Buddha: Ancient Symbols for a New Nation: Ancient Symbols for a New Nation

by Himanshu Prabha Ray

The Return of the Buddha traces the development of Buddhist archaeology in colonial India, examines its impact on the reconstruction of India's Buddhist past, and the making of a public and academic discourse...


Shameless: The Canine and the Feminine in Ancient Greece

by Cristiana Franco

The figure of the dog is a paradox. As in so many cultures, past and present, the dog in ancient Greece was seen as the animal closest to humans, even as it elicited from them the most negative representations....


Dressing Judeans and Christians in Antiquity

by Kristi Upson-Saia, Carly Daniel-Hughes & Alicia J. Batten

This volume aims to understand religious aspects of dress in the ancient world by examining a diverse range of religious sources, including literature, art, performance, coinage, economic markets, and memories....


Porphyry in Fragments: Reception of an Anti-Christian Text in Late Antiquity

by Ariane Magny

The Greek philosopher Porphyry of Tyre had a reputation as the fiercest critic of Christianity. It was well-deserved: he composed fifteen discourses against the Christians, so offensive that Christian emperors...


Roman Spain: Conquest and Assimilation: Conquest and Assimilation

by Leonard A. Curchin

The rugged, parched landscape and fierce inhabitants of the Iberian Peninsula resisted Rome's best generals for two centuries. Roman Spain tells the story of this conquest, making use of the latest archaeological...


The Egyptian Heaven and Hell

by E. A. Wallis Budge

This is the first of three volumes, first published in 1906, which explore the Egyptian theology of the afterlife. It contains the complete hieroglyphic text of the Book Åm-Tuat, with translations and reproductions...


The Egyptian Heaven and Hell: Volume II

by E. A. Wallis Budge

This is the second of three volumes, first published in 1906, which explore the Egyptian theology of the afterlife. It contains the complete hieroglyphic text of the short form of the Åm-Tuat and of the Book...


The Egyptian Heaven and Hell: Volume III

by E. A. Wallis Budge

This is the third of three volumes, first published in 1906, which treat the Egyptian theology of the afterlife. The first volume contains the complete hieroglyphic text of the Book Åm-Țuat, with translations...


A History of Ethiopia: Volume I: Nubia and Abyssinia

by E. A. Wallis Budge

This, the first volume of Sir E. A. Wallis Budge's The History of Ethiopia: Nubia and Abyssinia, first published in 1928, presents an account of Ethiopian history from the earliest legendary and mythic records...