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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...


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...


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...


Mercenaries in the Classical World: To the Death of Alexander

by Stephen English

Mercenaries were a significant factor in many of the wars of the Classical world, being employed in large numbers by many states. By far the most famous were Xenophon's 'Ten Thousand', who had to cut their way...


The Murder of Cleopatra: History's Greatest Cold Case

by Pat Brown

A world-renowned criminal profiler takes a fascinating look at one of the most tragic mysteries in history.

For more than two thousand years, the great pharaoh Cleopatra VII has been portrayed as a failed monarch....


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...


A Brief History of the Private Lives of the Roman Emperors

by Anthony Blond

With the recent success of 'Rome' on BBC2, no one will look at the private lives of the Roman Emperors again in the same light. Anthony Blond's scandalous expose of the life of the Caesars is a must-read for...


101 Secrets of the Freemasons

by Barb Karg & Jon K. Young

From the illustrious George Washington and the infamous J. Edgar Hoover to brilliant imaginer Walt Disney and bad boy of baseball Ty Cobb, Freemasons have influenced every aspect of American life. Yet this secret...


Musical Design in Sophoclean Theater

by William C. Scott

A new way to interpret the musical design underlying the music and choreography of Sophoclean theater.


Studies in World History Volume 3 (Student): The Modern Age to Present (1900 Ad to Present)

by James P. Stobaugh

The Modern Age to Present (1900 AD to Present)

  • Chronologically based, but focused more on skill development
  • Meant to be a 30 to 45 minute experience every day
  • World history is combined with social studies in...


The Roman Search for Wisdom

by Michael K. Kellogg

The Roman "philosophy of life" as mirrored in the literature of ten outstanding representative authors

Though Rome conquered much of the world and established an empire that lasted more than a millennium, its...


In Search of the Immortals

by Howard Reid

Everyone knows that the ancient Egyptians were great mummifiers, and their sarcophagi and bandage-wrapped corpses are familiar images to us all. Yet across the vast sweep of history, we find many other great...


China: Ancient Culture, Modern Society

by Peter Xiaoming Yu & G. Wright Doyle

Synopsis: As the authors point out, China has arrived, big time. To ignore the Chinese is foolish. Yet, where does one begin? Getting a handle on China, with its sweeping history and vast cultural diversity,...


Greek Alphabet: Unlock the Secrets

by Catherine R. Proppe

Each letter of the 27-letter Greek alphabet gets its own tabbed chapter, like a dictionary. Chapters open with a graphic illustrating the meaning of the letter, its name, pronunciation, and meaning. Next, words...


The Mirror of Herodotus: The Representation of the Other in the Writing of History

by François Hartog & Janet Lloyd

This work examines Herodotus's writings on the historical conflict between the Greeks and the Persians. Particular attention is paid to Herodotus's depiction of cultural difference. This digital edition was...


Women's Earliest Records: From Ancient Egypt and Western Asia

by Barbara S. Lesko

This work compiles writings and discussions regarding the roles and statuses of ordinary women in the ancient Near East. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org)...


Women in Hellenistic Egypt: From Alexander to Cleopatra

by Sarah B. Pomeroy

This work studies the lives of women from various social classes in Hellenistic Egypt, from Cleopatra VII to Jewish slaves. This digital edition was derived from ACLS Humanities E-Book's (http://www.humanitiesebook.org)...


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

by Sarah B. Pomeroy

This book examines the status of women in classical society chronologically, from the portrayal of women in ancient Greek myth to the position of women in Ancient Rome. This digital edition was derived from...


Caligula: Divine Carnage: Atrocities of the Roman Emperors

by Stephen Barber & Jeremy Reed

Caligula: most notorious of the Roman Emperors, who seduced his own sister, installed a horse in the Roman Senate, turned his palace into a brothel, married a prostitute, tortured and killed hundreds of innocent...