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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...


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 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,...


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...


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...


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...


The Essential Greek and Roman Anthology

by Virgil

The Essential Greek and Roman Anthology:

The Aeneid- Virgil

Meditations- Marcus Aurelius

Of The Nature of Things- Lucretius

Plato's Republic

Alcestis- Euripides

The Electra of Euripides

Hippolytus/The Bacchae-...


The Sword of Rome: A Biography of Marcus Claudius Marcellus

by Jeremiah McCall

Marcellus' military exploits were largely unmatched by any other aristocrat of Roman Middle Republic. As a young soldier in the First Punic War, he won a reputation for his skill in single combat. In his first...


Sacred Swords: Jihad in the Holy Land, 1097-1291

by James Waterson

In 1071 Muslim Turks crushed the Byzantine Emperor's Anatolian army at Manzikert. The Crusades, the West's response to this catastrophe, are well known as are the names of the European nobles who fought in them....


The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire Vol. 4

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...


Roman History

by Titus Livius, John Henry Freese & Alfred John Church

Titus Livius, often known as Livy in English, was a Roman historian who wrote a monumental history of Rome, Ab Urbe Condita, from its founding (traditionally dated to 753 BC) through the reign of Augustus in...


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...


Atlantis, the Great Flood and the Asteroid

by Prescott Rawlings

Atlantis, the Great Flood and the Asteroid examines the evidence for an asteroid impact in early human prehistory which interrupted the progression of human development. It considers whether a large asteroid...


The Last Days of Socrates

by Plato & Benjamin Jowett

Here in one book are the four classic accounts of the trial and death of Socrates. Here in one book are the four classic accounts of the trial and death of Socrates. ..........................


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...


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...


The Colosseum

by Aavv, Aa. Vv. & Lozzi Roma

The Valley of Colosseum, the Arch of Constantine, The Temple of Venus and Rome, the Domus Aurea