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  • Alexander the Greatby Philip Freeman

    Simon & Schuster 2011; US$ 17.00

    In the first authoritative biography of Alexander the Great written for a general audience in a generation, classicist and historian Philip Freeman tells the remarkable life of the great conqueror. The celebrated Macedonian king has been one of the most enduring figures in history. He was a general of such skill and renown that for two thousand years... more...

  • Julius Caesarby Philip Freeman

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 17.00

    More than two thousand years after his death, Julius Caesar remains one of the great figures of history. He shaped Rome for generations, and his name became a synonym for "emperor" -- not only in Rome but as far away as Germany and Russia. He is best known as the general who defeated the Gauls and doubled the size of Rome's territories. But, as Philip... more...

  • Oh My Godsby Philip Freeman

    Simon & Schuster 2012; US$ 16.00

    The Greek and Roman myths have never died out; in fact they are as relevant today as ever in their sharp observations about human nature. For thousands of years they have inspired plays, operas, and paintings; today they live on in movies and video games. Oh My Gods is a contemporary retelling of some of the most popular myths by Philip Freeman,... more...

  • The Philosopher and the Druidsby Philip Freeman

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 17.95

    Early in the first century B.C. a Greek philosopher named Posidonius began an ambitious and dangerous journey into the little-known lands of the Celts. A man of great intellectual curiosity and considerable daring, Posidonius traveled from his home on the island of Rhodes to Rome, the capital of the expanding empire that had begun to dominate the Mediterranean.... more...

  • St. Patrick of Irelandby Philip Freeman

    Simon & Schuster 2004; US$ 15.99

    Ireland's patron saint has long been shrouded in legend: he drove the snakes out of Ireland; he triumphed over Druids and their supernatural powers; he used a shamrock to explain the Christian mystery of the Trinity. But his true story is more fascinating than the myths. We have no surviving image of Patrick, but we do have two remarkable letters that... more...

  • Lecture Notesby Philip Mitchell Freeman

    Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony 2010; US$ 14.99

    If you?re an incoming freshman facing the culture shock of campus life, reeling under the weight of scholastic expectations, and feeling the pressure of overwhelming financial commitments?don?t panic! Lectures Notes counters the confusion with an insider?s perspective on navigating these challenges and many more. Professor Philip Freeman reveals... more...

  • How to Grow Oldby Marcus Tullius Cicero; Philip Freeman; Philip Freeman

    Princeton University Press 2016; US$ 16.95

    Worried that old age will inevitably mean losing your libido, your health, and possibly your marbles too? Well, Cicero has some good news for you. In How to Grow Old , the great Roman orator and statesman eloquently describes how you can make the second half of life the best part of all?and why you might discover that reading and gardening are actually... more...

  • Burgos in the Peninsular War, 1808-1814by Charles Esdaile; Philip Freeman

    Palgrave Macmillan 2014; US$ 90.00

    For a full month in the autumn of 1812 the 2,000-strong garrison of the fortress the French had constructed to overawe the city of Burgos defied the Duke of Wellington. In this work a leading historian of the Peninsular teams up with a leading conflict archaeologist to examine the reasons for Wellington's failure. more...

  • How to Run a Countryby Marcus Tullius Cicero; Philip Freeman

    Princeton University Press 2013; US$ 12.95

    Marcus Cicero, Rome's greatest statesman and orator, was elected to the Roman Republic's highest office at a time when his beloved country was threatened by power-hungry politicians, dire economic troubles, foreign turmoil, and political parties that refused to work together. Sound familiar? Cicero's letters, speeches, and other writings are filled... more...

  • How to Win an Electionby Quintus Tullius Cicero; Philip Freeman

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 12.95

    How to Win an Election is an ancient Roman guide for campaigning that is as up-to-date as tomorrow's headlines. In 64 BC when idealist Marcus Cicero, Rome's greatest orator, ran for consul (the highest office in the Republic), his practical brother Quintus decided he needed some no-nonsense advice on running a successful campaign. What... more...