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  • Reading Greekby Joint Association of Classical Teachers

    Cambridge University Press 2007; US$ 36.00

    Thoroughly-revised edition of best-selling one-year introductory course in ancient Greek for students and adults. more...

  • The Hiram Keyby Christopher Knight; Robert Lomas

    Random House 2011; US$ 14.38

    Was Jesus a Freemason? The discovery of evidence of the most secret rites of Freemasonry in an ancient Egyptian tomb led authors Chris Knight and Bob Lomas into and extraordinary investigation of 4, 000 years of history. This astonishing bestseller raises questions that have challenged some of Western civilisation's most cherished beliefs: Were scrolls... more...

  • Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient Worldby Donald G. Kyle

    Wiley 2014; US$ 44.95

    The second edition of Sport and Spectacle in the Ancient World updates Donald G. Kyle’s award-winning introduction to this topic, covering the Ancient Near East up to the late Roman Empire. • Challenges traditional scholarship on sport and spectacle in the Ancient World and debunks claims that there were no sports before the ancient... more...

  • The Road to Ubarby Nicholas Clapp

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 1999; US$ 14.99

    No one thought that Ubar, the most fabled city of ancient Arabia, would ever be found-if it even existed. Buried in the desert without a trace, it had become known as "the Altantis of the Sands." Many had searched for Ubar, including Lawrence of Arabia. Then in the 1980s, Nicholas Clapp, a documentary filmmaker and amateur archaeologist, stumbled... 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...

  • When Egypt Ruled the Eastby George Steindorff; Keith C. Steele

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 17.50

    List of Illustrations I. How the Lost Key to Ancient Egypt Was Found Again II. The Old and Middle Kingdoms III. The Hyksos IV. The War of Liberation V. The Rise of the Golden Age VI. Western Asia in the Middle of the Second Millennium B.C. VII. The Conquests of Thutmose III VIII. The Golden Age: The Successors of Thutmose III IX. The King... 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 Cambridge Companion to the Aegean Bronze Ageby Cynthia W. Shelmerdine

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 28.00

    Covers the history and the material culture of Crete, Greece and the Aegean Islands from c. 3000?1100 BCE. more...

  • Religions of Rome: Volume 2, A Sourcebookby Mary Beard; John North; Simon Price

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 36.00

    This book presents a wide range of documents illustrating religious life in the Roman world from the early Republic to the late Empire. more...

  • Thermopylaeby Ernle Bradford

    Open Road Media 2014; US$ 5.99

    In 480 BCE, Persian king Xerxes led a massive invasion of Greece. A critical point in this invasion was the battle for the pass at Thermopylae (?Hot Gates? in Greek). Xerxes had amassed one of the largest armies yet known to man, while Leonidas?s troops were a small fraction of the Persian horde. Despite the overwhelming odds, Leonidas and his men... more...