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  • The Trojan Warby Barry Strauss

    Simon & Schuster 2006; US$ 15.99

    The Trojan War is the most famous conflict in history, the subject of Homer's Iliad , one of the cornerstones of Western literature. Although many readers know that this literary masterwork is based on actual events, there is disagreement about how much of Homer's tale is true. Drawing on recent archeological research, historian and classicist Barry... more...

  • Rubiconby Tom Holland

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 15.99

    The Roman Republic was the most remarkable state in history. What began as a small community of peasants camped among marshes and hills ended up ruling the known world. Rubicon paints a vivid portrait of the Republic at the climax of its greatness - the same greatness which would herald the catastrophe of its fall. It is a story of incomparable... more...

  • The Assassination Of Julius Caesarby Michael Parenti

    The New Press 2004; US$ 17.99

    Most historians, both ancient and modern, have viewed the Late Republic of Rome through the eyes of its rich nobility. In The Assassination of Julius Caesar , Michael Parenti presents us with a story of popular resistance against entrenched power and wealth. As he carefully weighs the evidence concerning the murder of Caesar, Parenti sketches in... more...

  • The Age of Fableby Thomas Bulfinch

    The Floating Press 2012; US$ 3.99 US$ 3.47

    Long regarded as one of the most significant collectors and interpreters of folklore and mythology, Thomas Bulfinch was an esteemed but not affluent scholar from Massachusetts who set about making the world's folk tales accessible to the lay reader. In this, Bulfinch's first published work, he explores ancient Greek and Roman folk tales and their interpretation... more...

  • Greeks and Barbariansby Kostas Vlassopoulos

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 28.00

    Examines the political, social, economic and cultural interactions between Greeks and non-Greeks from the Archaic to the Hellenistic period. more...

  • A History of Ethiopia: Volume I (Routledge Revivals)by E. A. Wallis Budge

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 54.95

    This, the first volume of Sir E. A. Wallis Budge’s The History of Ethiopia: Nubia and Abyssinia , first published in 1928, presents an account of Ethiopian history from the earliest legendary and mythic records up until the death of King Lebna Dengel in 1540. Using a vast range of sources – Greek and Roman reports, Biblical passages, Egyptian hieroglyphs,... more...

  • An Independent Study Guide to Reading Greekby Joint Association of Classical Teachers

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 32.00

    Updated guide and answer-book for those using the second edition of Reading Greek. more...

  • The Essential Homerby Homer; Sheila Murnaghan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2000; US$ 14.50

    Selections from both Iliad and Odyssey , made with an eye for those episodes that figure most prominently in the study of mythology. more...

  • On Justice, Power, and Human Natureby Thucydides; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1993; US$ 11.50

    Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language and culture, this collection of extracts from The History of the Peloponnesian War includes those passages that shed most light on Thucydides’ political theory--famous as well as important but lesser-known pieces frequently overlooked by nonspecialists. Newly translated... more...

  • The Prehistory of Asia Minorby Bleda S. Düring

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 36.00

    An archaeological analysis of Asia Minor, the area equated with much of modern-day Turkey, from 20,000 to 2,000 BC. more...