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Legions of Rome: The Definitive History of Every Imperial Roman Legion
Legions of Rome: The Definitive History of Every Imperial Roman Legion
by Stephen Dando-collins
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The complete history of every Imperial Roman legion and what it achieved as a fighting force, by an award-winning historian In this landmark publication, Stephen Dando-Collins does what no other author has ever attempted to do: provide a... (read more)

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History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Abridged (00 Edition)
History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Abridged (00 Edition)
by Edward Gibbon
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New abridged edition, with critical introduction, chronology and biographical index. Based on the original three volume Penguin edition.... (read more)

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The Woman Who Would Be King
The Woman Who Would Be King
by Kara Cooney
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KARA COONEY is an associate professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture at UCLA in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. In 2005, she was co-curator at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art of Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs.... (read more)

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World of Late Antiquity : A.D. 150-750 (71 Edition)
World of Late Antiquity : A.D. 150-750 (71 Edition)
by Peter Brown
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These centuries, as the author demonstrates, were the era in which the most deeply rooted of ancient institutions disappeared for all time. By 476 the Russian empire had vanished from western Europe; by 655 the Persian empire had vanished from the Near... (read more)

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The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code
The Riddle of the Labyrinth: The Quest to Crack an Ancient Code
by Margalit Fox
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The Riddle of the Labyrinth is the true story of the quest to solve one of the most mesmerizing linguistic riddles in history and of the three brilliant, obsessed, and ultimately doomed investigators whose combined work would eventually crack the code... (read more)

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Sather Classical Lectures #71: Laughter in Ancient Rome: On Joking, Tickling, and Cracking Up
Sather Classical Lectures #71: Laughter in Ancient Rome: On Joking, Tickling, and Cracking Up
by Mary Beard
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What made the Romans laugh? Was ancient Rome a carnival, filled with practical jokes and hearty chuckles? Or was it a carefully regulated culture in which the uncontrollable excess of laughter was a force to fear—a world of wit, irony, and knowing... (read more)

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Travels with Herodotus (Vintage International)
Travels with Herodotus (Vintage International)
by Ryszard Kapuscinski
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Several months ago, I happened upon a copy of The Shadow of the Sun. From its opening pages, I understood why I'd been hearing such laudatory praise about Ryszard Kapuściński for years — here was some of the most astonishing travel writing I'd ever... (read more)

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Reign of the Phallus (85 Edition)
Reign of the Phallus (85 Edition)
by Eva. C. Keuls
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At once daring and authoritative, this book offers a profusely illustrated history of sexual politics in ancient Athens. The phallus was pictured everywhere in ancient Athens: painted on vases, sculpted in marble, held aloft in gigantic form in public... (read more)

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Selected Works (Cicero, Marcus Tullius)
Selected Works (Cicero, Marcus Tullius)
by Cicero
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Divided into two partsù"Against Tyranny" and "How to Live"ùthis selection of CiceroÆs work reveals the private and public sides of his liberal personality and his opposition to oppressive and unparliamentary methods of government.... (read more)

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Ashen Sky: The Letters of Pliny the Younger on the Eruption of Vesuvius
Ashen Sky: The Letters of Pliny the Younger on the Eruption of Vesuvius
by Pliny the Younger and Barry Moser
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Barry Moser's extraordinarily detailed and evocative relief engravings decorate this translation of Pliny the Younger's two famous letters to Tacitus about the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79 and the death of his uncle, Pliny the Elder. Printed in... (read more)

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History of Ancient Egypt #1: A History of Ancient Egypt: From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid
History of Ancient Egypt #1: A History of Ancient Egypt: From the First Farmers to the Great Pyramid
by John Romer
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The ancient world comes to life in the first volume in a two book series on the history of Egypt, spanning the first farmers to the construction of the pyramids. Famed archaeologist John Romer draws on a lifetime of research to tell one... (read more)

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Complete Tutankhamun the King the Tomb
Complete Tutankhamun the King the Tomb
by Nicholas Reeves
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The tomb of Tutankhamun, with its treasures, has exerted a hold on the popular imagination ever since its discovery in 1922. This book is a detailed and comprehensive study of the archaeological discovery that has until now remained only a partly told... (read more)

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Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic
Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic
by Tom Holland
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A masterful, witty, brilliantly researched popular history of perhaps the greatest civilization ever and the events and people that led to its transformation from a republic to an empire. On a dark January morning, Julius Caesar, the governor of Gaul... (read more)

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Histories ((Rev)03 Edition)
Histories ((Rev)03 Edition)
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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Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 Ad
Through the Eye of a Needle: Wealth, the Fall of Rome, and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 Ad
by Peter Brown
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"Through the Eye of a Needle is a masterpiece of detailed historiography, brilliantly written. Peter Brown's long-awaited book surpasses even the high expectations set by his previous writings, and will engage general readers and specialists alike... (read more)

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Ancient Egyptian Magic
Ancient Egyptian Magic
by Bob Brier
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Ancient Egyptian Magic is the first authoritative modern work on the occult practices that pervaded all aspects of life in ancient Egypt. Based on fascinating archaeological discoveries, it includes everything from how to write your name in hieroglyphs... (read more)

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Chronicle of the Roman Emperors: The Reign-By-Reign Record of the Rulers of Imperial Rome
Chronicle of the Roman Emperors: The Reign-By-Reign Record of the Rulers of Imperial Rome
by Chris Scarre
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This is the first book to focus on the succession of rulers of imperial Rome, using timelines and other visual aids throughout. Now no one need be in any doubt as to who built the Colosseum or when Rome was sacked by the Goths: Chronicle of the Roman... (read more)

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Romans: From Village To Empire (2ND 12 Edition)
Romans: From Village To Empire (2ND 12 Edition)
by Mary T. Boatwright
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"The Romans is currently the best textbook on Roman history available in English."--Walter Scheidel, Stanford University How did a single village community in the Italian peninsula eventually become one of the most powerful imperial powers the world has... (read more)

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Confronting the Classics (13 Edition)
Confronting the Classics (13 Edition)
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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Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army
Alexander the Great and the Logistics of the Macedonian Army
by Donald W. Engels
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"The most important work on Alexander the Great to appear in a long time. Neither scholarship nor semi-fictional biography will ever be the same again. . . .Engels at last uses all the archaeological work done in Asia in the past generation and makes it... (read more)

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