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Constantine the Emperor
Constantine the Emperor
by D S Potter
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Sociolinguistics deals with the social life of language, language in its sociocultural context. It is a branch of linguistics that looks less at the shape or sound of words--morphology or phonology--and more at how our words and sentences are influenced... (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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US“A triumph 0f popularization: extraordinarily knowledgeable, informal in tone, amusing, wide ranging, smartly paced.” —The New York Times Book Review “The best introduction to classical Greek culture yet written... (read more)

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Cleopatra: A Life
Cleopatra: A Life
by Stacy Schiff
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I'm rather sure that all three of Stacy Schiff's previous works have been nominated for some award or another. With a pedigree like that, you know that her latest biography is bound to be a must-read. Stripping away all the previous misconceptions about... (read more)

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The Early History of Rome (Penguin Classics)
The Early History of Rome (Penguin Classics)
by Livy
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"This translation first published in 1960"--T.p. verso.... (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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THOMAS CAHILL is the author of the three previous volumes in the Hinges of History series: How the Irish Saved Civilization, The Gifts of the Jews, and Desire of the Everlasting Hills. They have been bestsellers, not only in the United States but also in... (read more)

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The Jewish War: Revised Edition (Penguin Classics)
The Jewish War: Revised Edition (Penguin Classics)
by Josephus
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G.A. Williamson was born in 1895 and was a Classical Exhibitioner at Worcester College, Oxford, graduating with a First Class Honours degree. He was Senior Classics Master at Norwich School from 1922 to 1960. He also translated Josephus: The Jewish War... (read more)

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The Battle That Stopped Rome: Emperor Augustus, Arminius, and the Slaughter of the Legions in the Teutoburg Forest
The Battle That Stopped Rome: Emperor Augustus, Arminius, and the Slaughter of the Legions in the Teutoburg Forest
by Peter S Wells
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The previously untold story of the watershed battle that changed the course of Western history.... (read more)

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Cleopatra: A Life
Cleopatra: A Life
by Stacy Schiff
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Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician
Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician
by Anthony Everitt
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A Day in the Life of Ancient Rome: Daily Life, Mysteries, and Curiosities
A Day in the Life of Ancient Rome: Daily Life, Mysteries, and Curiosities
by Alberto Angela
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"Many books, documentaries and movies claim to chronicle daily life in ancient Rome, but it's rare to find a narrative so encrusted in detail as this lively offering from an Italian author and television host. Adopting a first person plural voice, Angela... (read more)

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The Spartans
The Spartans
by Paul Cartledge
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PAUL CARTLEDGE is the author of Sparta and Lakonia and The Greeks. He is A. G. Leventis Professor of Greek Culture at the University of Cambridge.... (read more)

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The Spartacus War
The Spartacus War
by Barry Strauss
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An authoritative account from an... (read more)

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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
by Edward Gibbon
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Roman Empire (Complete Idiot's Guides)
The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Roman Empire (Complete Idiot's Guides)
by Eric D Nelson
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You’re no idiot, of course. The battle scenes in Gladiator had you on the edge of your seat and wondering where you could find more information on the rise and fall of ancient Rome. But so far, your search has left you feeling like a blundering... (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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The Fall of the Roman Empire: A New History of Rome and the Barbarians
The Fall of the Roman Empire: A New History of Rome and the Barbarians
by Peter Heather
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"A rich and dramatic synthesis of the latest research on Gibbon's old story.... The drama of Mr. Heather's book lies not just in the world-changing story he has to tell, but in his behind-the-scenes view of how historians work. Like a master detective... (read more)

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In Search of Trojan War
In Search of Trojan War
by Michael Wood
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Michael Wood is a writer and historian living in England. He is the author of several highly acclaimed books including In Search of the Trojan War (California, 1989).... (read more)

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Rubicon
Rubicon
by Tom Holland
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In 49 B.C., the seven hundred fifth year since the founding of Rome, Julius Caesar crossed a small border river called the Rubicon and plunged Rome into cataclysmic civil war. Tom Holland's enthrallingaccount tells the story of Caesar's generation... (read more)

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The Later Roman Empire
The Later Roman Empire
by Averil Cameron
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Professor Dame Averil Cameron was formerly the Warden of Keble College, Oxford. She currently holds a Leverhulme Emeritus Fellowship in the Faculty of Theology and Religion, University of Oxford. Keble College, University of... (read more)

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Daily Life in Greece At the Time of Pericles
Daily Life in Greece At the Time of Pericles
by Robert Flaceliere
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An eminent classicist uses ancient literature, history, and archaeology to show us 5th-century Athens. and#8220;Examines the two ancient city-states of Athens and Sparta, comparing and contrasting the two...looks at the details of life such as games... (read more)

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