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  • Early Britainby Grant Allen

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Though he got his start in the field of higher education, Grant Allen later found his niche as a writer of popular fiction and nonfiction. Allen's series of history texts presents the highlights of important periods, along with key aspects of social, political and economic context, in an engaging narrative style that will keep readers hooked. 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...

  • A Study of Daphnis and Chloeby R. L. Hunter

    Cambridge University Press 1983; US$ 28.00

    This 1983 book provides a serious modern literary treatment of perhaps the best known of all surviving works of ancient Greek fiction. 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 Etymologies of Isidore of Sevilleby Stephen A. Barney; W. J. Lewis; J. A. Beach; Oliver Berghof

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 44.00

    A complete English translation of the Etymologies of Isidore of Seville. more...

  • Life After Deathby Alan Segal

    The Crown Publishing Group 2010; US$ 39.95

    A magisterial work of social history, Life After Death illuminates the many different ways ancient civilizations grappled with the question of what exactly happens to us after we die. In a masterful exploration of how Western civilizations have defined the afterlife, Alan F. Segal weaves together biblical and literary scholarship, sociology, history,... more...

  • Eating to Excess: The Meaning of Gluttony and the Fat Body in the Ancient Worldby Brian Romer; Susan Hill

    ABC-CLIO 2011; US$ 41.00

    This provocative book explores how ancient notions about the fat body and the glutton in western culture both challenge and confirm ideas about what it means to be overweight and gluttonous today. more...

  • The Rise of Western Christendomby Peter Brown

    Wiley 2012; US$ 46.95

    This tenth anniversary revised edition of the authoritative text on Christianity?s first thousand years of history features a new preface, additional color images, and an updated bibliography. The essential general survey of medieval European Christendom, Brown?s vivid prose charts the compelling and tumultuous rise of an institution that came to... more...

  • Herodotus: Histories Book Vby Herodotus; Simon Hornblower

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 31.00

    A historical and literary commentary in English on a central book of one of the two most important classical Greek historians. more...

  • The Ancient Near Eastby Amanda H. Podany

    Oxford University Press, USA 2013; US$ 7.99

    The ancient Near East is known as the "cradle of civilization"--and for good reason. Mesopotamia, Syria, and Anatolia were home to an extraordinarily rich and successful culture. Indeed, it was a time and place of earth-shaking changes for humankind: the beginnings of writing and law, kingship and bureaucracy, diplomacy and state-sponsored... more...