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Thermopylae: The Battle for the West
Thermopylae: The Battle for the West
by Ernle Bradford
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An impressively accessible narrative depicting the three-day battle for the pass at Thermopylae (the Hot Gates) — a critical contest in Xerxes's massive invasion of Greece. The bloody stand made there by Leonidas and his small Spartan army in 480 B... (read more)

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Helen of Troy: Goddess, Princess, Whore
Helen of Troy: Goddess, Princess, Whore
by Bettany Hughes
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An illuminating, erudite, lively search for the real Helen of Troy — a chronicle that combines historical inquiry and storytelling élan — from one of Britain's most widely acclaimed and popular historians. As soon as men began to write... (read more)

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Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter
Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter
by Thomas Cahill
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [275]-284) and index.... (read more)

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The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War
The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War
by Caroline Alexander
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"Spectacular and constantly surprising." -Ken Burns Written with the authority of a scholar and the vigor of a bestselling narrative historian, The War That Killed Achilles is a superb and utterly timely presentation of one of the timeless stories of... (read more)

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The History of the Peloponnesian War: Revised Edition (Penguin Classics)
The History of the Peloponnesian War: Revised Edition (Penguin Classics)
by Thucydides
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Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ, this detailed contemporary account of the struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling the author's ambitious claim that the work "was done to last forever." The... (read more)

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Delphi: A History of the Center of the Ancient World
Delphi: A History of the Center of the Ancient World
by Michael Scott
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"Like the two eagles released by Zeus from opposite ends of the world who then met in Delphi, Michael Scott gets to the heart of antiquity's most celebrated and enigmatic oracle. A vivid and lucid study that reanimates the mentality of those who... (read more)

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Ancient Greeks for Dummies (08 Edition)
Ancient Greeks for Dummies (08 Edition)
by Batchelor
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Get to grips with ancient Greek mythology and philosophy. Uncover the cornerstone of western civilisation. If ancient history is all Greek to you, then this is the lively and straight-talking guide you've been waiting for. From academics and athletes... (read more)

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Lords of Avaris Uncovering the Legendary Origins of Western Civilisation
Lords of Avaris Uncovering the Legendary Origins of Western Civilisation
by David Rohl
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This is one man's journey in search of the legendary origins of the Western World. From Joshua's Jericho to Romulus' Rome, the true chronicle of our pre-Christian past is uncovered revealing an extraordinary historical picture previously unimagined by... (read more)

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The Lost Empire of Atlantis: The Secrets of History's Most Enduring Mystery Revealed
The Lost Empire of Atlantis: The Secrets of History's Most Enduring Mystery Revealed
by Gavin Menzies
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The astonishing true story of Atlantis In 1500 B.C. a supervolcano beneath the Greek island of Santorini exploded in a near-apocalyptic eruption. Buried beneath the rubble and waves was the worlds most remarkable lost civilization. . . . New York Times... (read more)

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Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter
Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter
by Thomas Cahill
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In Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, his fourth volume to explore “the hinges of history,” Thomas Cahill escorts the reader on another entertaining—and historically unassailable—journey through the landmarks of art and bloodshed... (read more)

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The Histories (Penguin Classics)
The Histories (Penguin Classics)
by Herodotus
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The World Literature series reproduces the greatest books the world over with only the highest production standards. History, philosophy, psychology, political theory, fiction, and ancient texts are now accessible to everyone at an extremely affordable... (read more)

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Ancient Athens on 5 Drachmas a Day
Ancient Athens on 5 Drachmas a Day
by Philip Matyszak
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Welcome to Athens in 431 BC! This entertaining guide provides all the information a tourist needs for a journey back in time to ancient Athens at its pinnacle of greatness more than 2000 years ago. Travel via Thermopylae, the Oracle at Delphi, and the... (read more)

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The Ancient Greeks: A Critical History
The Ancient Greeks: A Critical History
by John V A Fine
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An esteemed teacher offers a major reassessment of the history of Greece from prehistoric times to the rise of Alexander. This is a work of prodigious scholarship written in grand style. John Fine surveys the archaeological work that has revealed so... (read more)

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Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times (Yale Nota Bene)
Ancient Greece: From Prehistoric to Hellenistic Times (Yale Nota Bene)
by Thomas Martin
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In this compact yet comprehensive history of ancient Greece, Thomas R. Martin brings alive Greek civilization from its Stone Age roots to the fourth century B.C. Focusing on the development of the Greek city-state and the society, culture, and... (read more)

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The Greek Achievement: The Foundation of the Western World
The Greek Achievement: The Foundation of the Western World
by Charles Freeman
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Charles Freeman's The Greek Achievement traces the entire course of ancient Greek history across thousands of years--from the Mycenaean and Minoan civilizations of the Bronze Age through the Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods. This... (read more)

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The Greek Way
The Greek Way
by Edith Hamilton
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"Five hundred years before Christ in a little town on the far western border of the settled and civilizaed world, a strange new power was at work. . . . Athens had entered upon her brief and magnificent flowering of genius which so molded the world of... (read more)

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Alexander the Great: Journey to the End of the Earth
Alexander the Great: Journey to the End of the Earth
by Norman F Cantor
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"Alexander's behavior was conditioned along certain lines -- heroism, courage, strength, superstition, bisexuality, intoxication, cruelty. He bestrode Europe and Asia like a supernatural figure." In this succinct portrait of Alexander the Great... (read more)

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Translated Documents of Greece and Rome #1: Archaic Times to the End of the Peloponnesian War
Translated Documents of Greece and Rome #1: Archaic Times to the End of the Peloponnesian War
by Charles W Fornara
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Important historical documents relating events of national significance and records of everyday life are gathered in this collection of primary source material from Greece during the era of Greek colonization, including the Peloponnesian War. The... (read more)

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Demosthenes of Athens and the Fall of Classical Greece
Demosthenes of Athens and the Fall of Classical Greece
by Ian Worthington
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Demosthenes (384-322 BC) profoundly shaped one of the most eventful epochs in antiquity. His political career spanned three decades, during which time Greece fell victim to Macedonian control, first under Philip II and then Alexander the Great... (read more)

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Athens from Alexander to Antony
Athens from Alexander to Antony
by Christopher Habicht
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The conquests of Alexander the Great transformed the Greek world into a complex of monarchies and vying powers, a vast sphere in which the Greek city-states struggled to survive. This is the compelling story of one city that despite long periods of... (read more)

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