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The Fall of Carthage: The Punic Wars 265-146BC

by Adrian Goldsworthy

The struggle between Rome and Carthage in the Punic Wars was arguably the greatest and most desperate conflict of antiquity. The forces involved and the casualties suffered by both sides were far greater than...


City of the Sharp-Nosed Fish: Greek Lives in Roman Egypt

by Peter Parsons

In 1897 two Oxford archaeologists began digging a mound south of Cairo. Ten years later, they had uncovered 500,000 fragments of papyri. Shipped back to Oxford, the meticulous and scholarly work of deciphering...


Understand Greek Civilization: Teach Yourself

by John Purkiss

This remarkable and original introduction to Greek civilization starts with a tour of Greece, and uses real sights which you can visit today as a starting point for discussions of all aspects of Greek life....


Roman Civilization: Teach Yourself

by Paula James

This remarkable and original introduction to Roman civilization starts with a tour of Rome, and uses real sights which you can visit today as a starting point for discussions of all aspects of Roman life. From...


The Emperor Constantine

by Michael Grant

Directly responsible for momentuos transformwations of the Imperial scene, Constantine will always be famous as the 1st Christian Emperor of Rome, and for refounding ancient Byzantium as Constantinople - events...


Myths Of The Greeks And Romans

by Michael Grant

The myths told by the Greeks and Romans are as important as their history for our understanding of what they believed, thought and felt, and of what they expressed in writing and visual art. Mythology was inextricably...


A.D. 381: Heretics, Pagans, and the Christian State

by Charles Freeman

A provoking and timely examination of one of the most important periods in Church history

In A.D. 381, Theodosius, emperor of the eastern Roman empire, issued a decree in which all his subjects were required...


The Complete Idiot's Guide to Ancient Greece

by Eric D. Nelson & Ph.D., Susan K. Allard Nelson

A modern examination of the ancient world.

The incredible influence of Ancient Greek culture on everything from science to literature to politics continues to be relevant-and hotly debated. In The Complete Idiot's...


Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine

by Scott Korb

What was it like to live in the time of Jesus?

What did people eat? Whom did they marry? How did they keep themselves clean? What did their cities and towns look like? What did they believe?

The answers,...


Macedonian Armies after Alexander 323-168 BC

by Nicholas Sekunda & Peter Dennis

The death of Alexander the Great in 323 BC threw the Macedonians into confusion; there was no capable heir, and no clear successor among the senior figures in Alexander’s circle. Initial attempts to preserve...


Leisured Resistance: Villas, Literature and Politics in the Roman World

by Michael Dewar & Thomas Harrison

Leisured Resistance examines the varied ways in which cultured Roman aristocrats, of very different periods, used their country estates as a political and literary tool. While for some the villas were retreats...


Death to Tyrants!: Ancient Greek Democracy and the Struggle against Tyranny

by David Teegarden

Death to Tyrants! is the first comprehensive study of ancient Greek tyrant-killing legislation--laws that explicitly gave individuals incentives to "kill a tyrant." David Teegarden demonstrates that the ancient...


Pliny: A Life in Roman Letters

by Rex Winsbury

Pliny the Younger who lived c. 100 AD, left a large collection of letters, thanks to which we know him better than almost any other Roman. He is best known as witness to the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 that destroyed...


Aspects of Roman History 31BC-AD117

by Richard Alston

This book provides an invaluable introduction to Roman Imperial history, which allows students to gain an overview of the period and will be an indispensable aid to note-taking, essay preparation and examination...


Ancient Egyptian Temple Ritual: Performance, Patterns, and Practice

by Katherine Eaton

Large state temples in ancient Egypt were vast agricultural estates, with interests in mining, trading, and other economic activities. The temple itself served as the mansion or palace of the deity to whom the...


A Literary History of Persia

by E.G. Browne

Browne's famous work, first published in 1902, was the essential text on literary history in Persian studies for many years. As an overview of Persian literature from the earliest times until Firdawsi, it continues...


Sulla the Fortunate: Roman General and Dictator

by G. P. Baker

This biography provides a redemptive view of the bloody career of Roman general and consul Lucius Cornelius Sulla, a fearless commander and ruthless politician wholly devoid of inhibitions, and the direct forerunner...


Seduction and Power: Antiquity in the Visual and Performing Arts

by Silke Knippschild & Marta Garcia Morcillo

This volume focuses on the reception of antiquity in the performing and visual arts from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century. It explores the tensions and relations of gender, sexuality, eroticism and...


Encyclopedia of Ancient Greece

by Nigel Wilson

Examining every aspect of the culture from antiquity to the founding of Constantinople in the early Byzantine era, this thoroughly cross-referenced and fully indexed work is written by an international group...


Pharoah's Gateway to Eternity

by Uphill

First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.