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The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome
The History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome
by Susan Wise Bauer
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Spanning the earliest accounts to the fall of Rome, this work is the first volume in a bold new series that tells the stories of all peoples, connecting historical events from Europe to the Middle East to the far coast of China, while still giving weight... (read more)

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Oxford History of the Classical World
Oxford History of the Classical World
by John Boardman
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'From the epic poems of Homer to the glittering art and architecture of Greece\'s Golden Age to the influential Roman systems of law and leadership, the classical world has established the foundations of our culture, as well as many of its enduring... (read more)

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The Vanished Library
The Vanished Library
by Luciano Canfora
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The Library of Alexandria, one of the wonders of the Ancient World, has haunted Western culture for over 2,000 years. The Ptolemaic kings of Egypt—successors of Alexander the Great—had a staggering ambition: to house all of the books ever... (read more)

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The Birth of Classical Europe: A History from Troy to Augustine
The Birth of Classical Europe: A History from Troy to Augustine
by Simon Price
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A stunning work of research and imagination that sheds new light of the ancient world. The western world has long been fascinated by classical Greek and Roman cultures, whose ideas and achievements underpin our own. Yet little has been written about how... (read more)

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Antiquity: From the Birth of Sumerian Civilization to the Fall of the Roman Empire
Antiquity: From the Birth of Sumerian Civilization to the Fall of the Roman Empire
by Norman F. Cantor
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This is the most up-to-date, succinct history of ancient civilization by the author of the "New York Times" bestseller "In the Wake of the Plague."... (read more)

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Black Athena the Afroasiatic Roots Volume 2
Black Athena the Afroasiatic Roots Volume 2
by Martin Bernal
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What is classical about Classical civilization? In one of the most audacious works of scholarship ever written, Martin Bernal challenges the whole basis of our thinking about this question. Classical civilization, he argues, has deep roots in Afroasiatic... (read more)

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Environmental Problems of the Greeks and Romans: Ecology in the Ancient Mediterranean (Ancient Society & History)
Environmental Problems of the Greeks and Romans: Ecology in the Ancient Mediterranean (Ancient Society & History)
by Donald J Hughes
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In this dramatically revised and expanded second edition of the work entitled Pan’s Travail, J. Donald Hughes examines the environmental history of the classical period and argues that the decline of ancient civilizations resulted in part from their... (read more)

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The Hellenistic World and the Coming of Rome
The Hellenistic World and the Coming of Rome
by Erich S Gruen
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In this revisionist study of Roman imperialism in the Greek world, Gruen considers the Hellenistic context within which Roman expansion took place. The evidence discloses a preponderance of Greek rather than Roman ideas: a noteworthy readiness on the... (read more)

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Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine
Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine
by Scott Korb
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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, it turns out, are surprising. This simple question... (read more)

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Ancient Perspectives: Maps and Their Place in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece & Rome (Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography (Hardcover)
Ancient Perspectives: Maps and Their Place in Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece & Rome (Kenneth Nebenzahl, Jr., Lectures in the History of Cartography (Hardcover)
by Richard J A Talbert
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At the turn of the fifteenth century, Rome was in the midst of a dramatic transformation from what the fourteenth-century poet Petrarch had termed a andldquo;crumbling cityandrdquo; populated by andldquo;broken ruinsandrdquo; into a prosperous Christian... (read more)

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The Ancient Guide to Modern Life
The Ancient Guide to Modern Life
by Natalie Haynes
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In times as turbulent as these, comedienne Natalie Haynes brings her scholarship, wit, and a deeply insightful eye to the topic of reexamining our classical past to have a richer present. She contends there are few things more encouraging than the... (read more)

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Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations
Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations
by Mary Beard
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Mary Beard, drawing on thirty years of teaching and writing about Greek and Roman history, provides a panoramic portrait of the classical world, a book in which we encounter not only Cleopatra and Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar and Hannibal, but also... (read more)

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Barbarian Migrations and the Roman West, 376-568 (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks)
Barbarian Migrations and the Roman West, 376-568 (Cambridge Medieval Textbooks)
by Guy Halsall
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This is a major new survey of the barbarian migrations and their role in the fall of the Roman Empire and the creation of early medieval Europe, one of the key events in European history. Unlike previous studies it integrates historical and... (read more)

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Animals, Gods and Humans: Changing Attitudes to Animals in Greek, Roman and Early Christian Thought
Animals, Gods and Humans: Changing Attitudes to Animals in Greek, Roman and Early Christian Thought
by Ingvild Slid Gilhus
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Consulting a wide range of key texts and source material, Animals, Gods and Humans covers 800 years and provides a detailed analysis of early Christian attitudes to, and the position of, animals in Greek and Roman life and thought. Both the pagan and... (read more)

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Druids: Preachers of Immortality (Revealing History)
Druids: Preachers of Immortality (Revealing History)
by Anne Ross
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Druidism was the religion of the Celts and the Druids themselves were all-powerful, taking precedence over the Celtic kings. Over and above the evidence of classical texts and of archaeology, the richest source of information about the Druids is the... (read more)

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Slave Revolts in Antiquity
Slave Revolts in Antiquity
by Theresa Urbainczyk
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“A valuable book for scholars and students alike. Urbainczyk's views will be discussed extensively, and they will stir up the debate on a topic that has been neglected.”—Constantina Katsari, University of... (read more)

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The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity: Ad 395 - 600 (Routledge History of the Ancient World)
The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity: Ad 395 - 600 (Routledge History of the Ancient World)
by Averil Cameron
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The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity provides both a detailed introduction to late antiquity, and a direct challenge to the conventional views of the end of the empire. A world expert on the subject, Averil Cameron focuses on the changes and... (read more)

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Twelve Greeks and Romans Who Changed the World
Twelve Greeks and Romans Who Changed the World
by Carl J Richard
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"Brief bibliographical suggestions for general readers": p. 247-249.... (read more)

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Penguin History of Europe #01: The Birth of Classical Europe: A History from Troy to Augustine
Penguin History of Europe #01: The Birth of Classical Europe: A History from Troy to Augustine
by Simon Price
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A stunning work of research and imagination that sheds new light of the ancient world. The western world has long been fascinated by classical Greek and Roman cultures, whose ideas and achievements underpin our own. Yet little has been written about how... (read more)

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Libraries in the Ancient World (Yale Nota Bene)
Libraries in the Ancient World (Yale Nota Bene)
by Lionel Casson
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Telling the story of ancient libraries from their very beginnings, when "books" were clay tablets, a renowned classicist takes readers on a lively tour from the royal libraries of the ancient Near East to the private and public libraries of Greece and... (read more)

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