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- Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 7.99
Assyria was one of the most influential kingdoms of the Ancient Near East. In this Very Short Introduction, Karen Radner sketches the history of Assyria from city state to empire, from the early 2nd millennium BC to the end of the 7th century BC. Since the archaeological rediscovery of Assyria in the mid-19th century, its cities have been excavated... more...
- St. Martin's Press 2015; US$ 27.99
DAVID GIBSON is an award-winning journalist, author, and filmmaker who specializes in covering the Catholic Church. He is a national reporter for Religion News Service and has written for The New York Times , The Wall Street Journal , and for such leading magazines as New York and Fortune. David is also featured in the CNN series Finding Jesus.... more...
- University of California Press 2011; US$ 38.95
The infamous emperor Caligula ruled Rome from A.D. 37 to 41 as a tyrant who ultimately became a monster. An exceptionally smart and cruelly witty man, Caligula made his contemporaries worship him as a god. He drank pearls dissolved in vinegar and ate food covered in gold leaf. He forced men and women of high rank to have sex with him, turned part of... more...
- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2001; US$ 14.99
Three thousand years ago, a dusky queen swept into the court of King Solomon, and from that time to the present day, her tale has been told and retold. Who was this queen? Did she really exist? In a quixotic odyssey that takes him to Ethiopia, Arabia, Israel, and even a village in France, Nicholas Clapp seeks the underlying truth behind the multifaceted... more...
- Profile Books 2012; US$ 13.32
Ninety years ago, Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamen's mummy lying, surrounded by grave goods, in a virtually intact tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Egyptology would never be the same again. Tutankhamen's Curse approaches the story of the lost king and his development into a cultural icon with fresh eyes. Stripping away the layers of modern myths... more...
- 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...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 11.50
Peter Meineck is Clinical Assistant Professor of Classics, New York University , and Artistic Director of the Aquila Theatre Company. Cecelia Eaton Luschnig is Professor Emerita of Classics, University of Idaho . Paul Woodruff is Professor of Philosophy and Classics, University of Texas at Austin . Justina Gregory is Professor of Classical Languages... more...
- The History Press 2011; US$ 26.24
It is arguable that Rome's success was largely due to its unparalleled expertise with iron which enabled the production of all manner of domestic, utilitarian and military artefacts. This detailed study of the Roman iron industry, focusing primarily on Britain, uses both archaeological evidence and experimental work to highlight the enormous investment... more...