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  • The Archaeology of Chinaby Li Liu; Xingcan Chen

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 32.00

    This book explores the roles of agricultural development and advancing social complexity in the processes of state formation in China. more...

  • A Critical History of Greek Philosophyby W. T. Stace

    The Floating Press 1920; US$ 4.99

    Virtually every aspect of the modern Western worldview has its roots in the remarkably diverse body of philosophy that emerged from a small patch of land in the Mediterranean thousands of years ago. This volume offers an overview of the highlights of ancient Greek philosophy, as well as an historical account of the lives of many of the scholars and... more...

  • Meditationsby Marcus Aurelius; Meric Casaubon

    The Floating Press 1800; US$ 4.99

    Dive into a collection of thought-provoking essays from one of the most remarkable figures in history, Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius. In Meditations, Marcus Aurelius lays out his personal philosophy of stoicism, which involves honing one's discipline and eschewing base or excessive sensual pleasures. A must-read for fans of ancient history and... more...

  • The Book of the Deadby E. A. Wallis Budge

    The Floating Press 1920; US$ 5.99

    The Book of the Dead is the title now commonly given to the great collection of funerary texts which the ancient Egyptian scribes composed for the benefit of the dead. These consist of spells and incantations, hymns and litanies, magical formulae and names, words of power and prayers, and they are found cut or painted on walls of pyramids and tombs,... more...

  • The People of Platoby Debra Nails

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2002; US$ 24.95

    The People of Plato is the first study since 1823 devoted exclusively to the identification of, and relationships among, the individuals represented in the complete Platonic corpus. It provides details of their lives, and it enables one to consider the persons of Plato's works, and those of other Socratics, within a nexus of important political, social,... more...

  • The History of the Peloponnesian Warby Thucydides; Richard Crawley

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 7.99

    Written by Thucydides around 400 AD, The History of the Peloponnesian War is a meticulous account by the Athenian general of the extended struggle that raged between Athens and Sparta for the better part of twenty years. Thucydides eschews the romance of heroics and dramatics and his precise and thorough account of the ill-fated conflict is one of... more...

  • Remembering Constantine at the Milvian Bridgeby Raymond Van Dam

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 24.00

    Examines the creation and dissemination of the legends about Constantine's victory in 312 at the battle of the Milvian Bridge. more...

  • From the Holy Mountain: A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium (Text Only)by William Dalrymple

    HarperCollins Publishers 2012; Not Available

    A rich blend of history and spirituality, adventure and politics, laced with the thread of black comedy familiar to readers of William Dalrymple?s previous work. more...

  • The Byzantine Achievement (Routledge Revivals)by Robert Byron

    Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 46.95

    First published in 1929, this highly influential study offers a historical perspective on the Byzantine Empire, from the establishment of Constantinople by Emperor Constantine around 330 AD, through to the fall of Constantinople at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1453 AD. Byron?s work considers the empire in its entirety, assessing the highs... more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Ovidby Philip Hardie

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 32.00

    Accessible but exciting critical handbook on one of the greatest writers of classical antiquity. more...