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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire: Complete

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 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...


The Life of Flavius Josephus

by Flavius Josephus

The autobiographical text The Life of Josephus is a text written by Flavius Josephus around 94 to 99 BC. The commander of a Jewish insurgency who was captured by the Roman in 67 BC he won his liberty by ingratiating...


The Book of the Dead

by E. A. Wallis Budge

The Book of the Dead is the title now commonly given to the great collection of funerary texts which the ancient Egyptian scribes composed for the benefit of the dead. These consist of spells and incantations,...


Cleopatra: A Life

by Stacy Schiff

The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer brings to life the most intriguing woman in the history of the world: Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt.

Her palace shimmered with onyx, garnets, and gold, but was richer...


Mythology

by Edith Hamilton, Aphrodite Trust & Apollo Trust

Since its original publication by Little, Brown and Company in 1942, Edith Hamilton's Mythology has sold millions of copies throughout the world and established itself as a perennial bestseller in its various...


Quest for the Lost Roman Legions

by Tony Clunn

In 9 A.D., the 17th, 18th, & 19th Roman legions and their auxiliary troops under the command of Publius Quinctilius Varus vanished in the boggy wilds of Germania. They died singly and by the hundreds over several...


The History of the Peloponnesian War

by Thucydides

Written by Thucydides around 400 AD, The History of the Peloponnesian War is a meticulous account by the Athenian general of the extended struggle that raged between Athens and Sparta for the better part of...


The Rise and Fall of the Second Largest Empire in History: How Genghis Khan's Mongols Almost Conquered the World

by Thomas J. Craughwell

Emerging out of the vast steppe grasslands of Central Asia in the early 1200s, the Mongols, under their ferocious leader, Genghis Khan, quickly carved out an empire that by the late thirteenth century covered...


History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol 1

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...


Pompeii's Secrets: The Taras Report on Its Last Days

by Alan Lloyd

Combining fictional characterisation and factual research Alan Lloyd asks who were these people who lived in Pompeii and what were their lives like in those last days before the disaster? Alan Lloyd, an acclaimed...


Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

by E. M. Berens

Before entering upon the many strange beliefs of the ancient Greeks, and the extraordinary number of gods they worshipped, we must first consider what kind of beings these divinities were. In appearance, the...


Parallel Lives - Complete

by Plutarch

Plutarch, also known as Lucius Mestrius Plutarchus (46-120 A.D.) was a Greek historian and biographer best known for his parallel lives comparisons of famous Greeks and Romans. Plutarch also wrote biographies...


Now That You Asked: Ancient Athens

by William Sterns Davis

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go back in time? Have you ever wanted to ask an expert what it would be like to walk the streets of ancient Athens or Rome, or live in medieval Europe, or serve...


Riddle Of The Scrolls

by Del

First published in 2007. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


1177 B.C.: The Year Civilization Collapsed

by Eric H. Cline

In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the “Sea Peoples” invaded Egypt. The pharaoh’s army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did...


Periklean Athens and Its Legacy: Problems and Perspectives

by Judith M. Barringer & Jeffrey M. Hurwit

The late fifth century BC was the golden age of ancient Athens. Under the leadership of the renowned soldier-statesman Perikles, Athenians began rebuilding the Akropolis, where they created the still awe-inspiring...


Gladiators: Violence and Spectacle in Ancient Rome

by Roger Dunkle

The games comprised gladiatorial fights, staged animal hunts (venationes) and the executions of convicted criminals and prisoners of war. Besides entertaining the crowd, the games delivered a powerful message...


The Sumerian World

by Harriet Crawford

The Sumerian World explores the archaeology, history and art of southern Mesopotamia and its relationships with its neighbours from c.3,000 - 2,000BC. Including material hitherto unpublished from recent excavations,...


The A to Z of the Mongol World Empire

by Paul D. Buell

The A to Z of the Mongol World Empire examines the history of the Mongol Empire, the pre-imperial era of Mongolian history that preceded it, and the various Mongol successor states that continued to dominate...