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  • The Message of the Sphinxby Graham Hancock; Robert Bauval

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 20.00

    In this riveting account of historical and archaeological investigation, the authors present hard evidence that the Sphinx, the Pyramids, and the other monuments at Giza are of far more ancient origin than previously believed. Complete with evidence of a conspiracy between the Egyptology establishment and various confidential organizations to keep... more...

  • UnRoman Britainby Miles Russell; Stuart Laycock

    The History Press 2011; US$ 23.32

    When we think of Roman Britain we tend to think of a land of togas and richly decorated palaces with Britons happily going about their much improved daily business under the benign gaze of Rome. This image is to a great extent a fiction. In fact, Britons were some of the least enthusiastic members of the Roman Empire. A few adopted roman ways to curry... more...

  • Greek Laughterby Stephen Halliwell

    Cambridge University Press 2008; US$ 56.00

    This book shows how the theme of laughter can shed light on ancient Greek ethical values and attitudes to life. more...

  • Ancient Greek Political Thought in Practiceby Paul Cartledge

    Cambridge University Press 2009; US$ 24.00

    This book investigates the interaction between ancient Greek political thought and practice from prehistoric times to the Roman Empire. more...

  • The Roman Weddingby Karen K. Hersch

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    This is the first book-length examination of Roman wedding ritual. more...

  • On Justice, Power, and Human Natureby Thucydides; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1993; US$ 10.95

    Designed for students with little or no background in ancient Greek language and culture, this collection of extracts from The History of the Peloponnesian War includes those passages that shed most light on Thucydides? political theory?famous as well as important but lesser-known pieces frequently overlooked by nonspecialists. Newly translated into... more...

  • Famine and Food Supply in the Graeco-Roman Worldby Peter Garnsey

    Cambridge University Press 1988; US$ 36.00

    The first full-length study of famine in antiquity. The study provides detailed case studies of Athens and Rome, the best known states of antiquity, but also illuminates the institutional response to food crisis in the mass of ordinary cities in the Mediterranean world. Ancient historians have generally shown little interest in investigating the material... more...

  • The Politics of Immorality in Ancient Romeby Catharine Edwards

    Cambridge University Press 1993; US$ 36.00

    A study of why the literature the Romans produced is so preoccupied with immorality. more...

  • The Palgrave Atlas of Byzantine Historyby John Haldon

    Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 32.00

    The dominant Mediterranean power in the fifth and sixth centuries, by the time of its demise at the hands of the Ottomans in 1453 the Byzantine empire was a shadow of its former self restricted essentially to the city of Constantinople, modern Istanbul. Surrounded by foes who posed a constant threat to its very existence, it survived because of its... more...

  • The Tomb of Agamemnonby Cathy Gere

    Profile Books 2011; US$ 11.98

    From Homer to Himmler, from Thucydides to Freud, Mycenae has occupied a singular place in the western imagination. Gere takes us from the Cult of the Hero that sprung up in the shadow of the great burned walls in the eighth century BC, to Agamemnon's twentieth-century reincarnation as an Aryan military genius and to the distinctly anti-heroic conclusions... more...