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  • Byzantium: A Very Short Introductionby Peter Sarris

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 7.99 US$ 7.19

    From the fourth to the fifteenth century AD the Byzantine Empire flourished as a powerful economic, cultural, and military force, whose influence stretched from Spain to Egypt. Peter Sarris explores the fusion of Greek and Roman civilization at the heart of the Byzantine Empire, and charts its struggle for survival against external challenges. more...

  • Oresteiaby Aeschylus; Peter Meineck; Helene P. Foley

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1998; US$ 10.95

    Meineck's translation is faithful and supple; the language employed is modern without betraying the grandeur and complexity--particularly the images--of the Aeschylean text. After reading this translation, one has but one further wish: to see it and hear it at Delphi, Epidaurus or Syracuse. --Herman Van Looy, L'Antiquite Classique more...

  • The Secret Historyby Prokopios; Anthony Kaldellis

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2010; US$ 12.95

    By exposing the perversion, repression, corruption, and injustice at the heart of Justinian's regime, Prokopios' The Secret History destroyed forever that emperor's reputation as the great and benevolent ruler of a vast Byzantine state. Faithfully rendered here in blunt and idiomatic English, Prokopios' tell-all is as shocking today... more...

  • SPQRby Mary Beard

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 11.98

    Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller Shortlisted for a British Book Industry Book of the Year Award 2016 The new series Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit is on BBC2 now Ancient Rome matters. Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its myths and stories - from Romulus and Remus... more...

  • The Silver Eagleby Ben Kane

    Random House 2009; US$ 9.86

    The second novel in the Forgotten Legion Chronicles takes Romulus, Brennus, Tarquinius and Fabiola, and places them in ever greater danger The Forgotten Legion - ten thousand legionaries made captive by the Parthians - has marched to Margiana on the edge of the known world. In its midst are Romulus, Brennus and Tarquinius, all men with good reason... more...

  • Wars of the Jews or, Jewish War or, The History of the Destruction of Jerusalemby MobileReference

    MobileReference.com 2008; US$ 3.99

    Complete interlinked edition. Includes contemporary maps, timelines, family trees, coinage, and units of measure, as well as modern view of history and analysis of Josephus works. Josephus fought the Romans in the First Jewish-Roman War as a Jewish military leader in Galilee. After the the Romans invaded, killing thousands, Josephus and one of his... more...

  • The Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Romeby E M Berens; Joe Larkins

    Andrews UK 2011; US$ 10.49

    This excellent eBook gives the reader a knowledge of a huge number of myths and legends of the classicial civilisation era. Including sections on Greek and Roman Gods, Minor Deities, Heroes and the practices of the time, it also includes a large number of illustrations. This version has been specially formatted for today's e-readers, and is a fantastic... more...

  • Apostleby Tom Bissell

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2016; US$ 28.95

    A profound and moving journey into the heart of Christianity that explores the mysterious and often paradoxical lives and legacies of the Twelve Apostles?a book both for those of the faith and for others who seek to understand Christianity from the outside in. ?Expertly researched and fascinating? Bissell is a wonderfully sure guide to these mysterious... more...

  • The Archaeology of Urbanism in Ancient Egyptby Nadine Moeller

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 96.00

    This book presents the latest archaeological evidence that makes a case for Egypt as an early urban society. more...

  • Attila The Hunby John Man

    Transworld 2010; US$ 14.09

    The name Attila the Hun has become a byword for barbarism, savagery and violence. His is a truly household name, but what do we really know about the man himself, his position in history and the world in which he lived? This riveting biography reveals the man behind the myth. In the years 434-454AD the fate of Europe hung upon the actions of one... more...