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  • Athens and Spartaby Anton Powell

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 45.95

    Athens and Sparta is an essential handbook to the study of fifth century Greek history and society. It encourages the reader to engage critically with the evidence, presenting a wide selection of ancient source material along with clear analysis and narrative. This fully revised and updated second edition contains a new appendix on the controversy... 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...

  • The Hellenistic World from Alexander to the Roman Conquestby M. M. Austin

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 44.00

    New, enlarged, and comprehensively revised edition of the seminal sourcebook on the Hellenistic period. more...

  • Poverty in the Roman Worldby Margaret Atkins; Robin Osborne

    Cambridge University Press 2006; US$ 36.00

    Examines how Romans thought about the poor and about the appropriate ways to relieve poverty. more...

  • Persian Fireby Tom Holland

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 16.95

    In the fifth century B.C., a global superpower was determined to bring truth and order to what it regarded as two terrorist states. The superpower was Persia, incomparably rich in ambition, gold, and men. The terrorist states were Athens and Sparta, eccentric cities in a poor and mountainous backwater: Greece. The story of how their citizens took on... more...

  • The History of the Peloponnesian Warby Thucydides; Richard Crawley

    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...

  • The Secret of the Great Pyramidby Bob Brier; Jean-Pierre Houdin

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 13.99

    A decade ago, French architect Jean-Pierre Houdin became obsessed by the centuriesold question: How was the Great Pyramid built? How, in a nation of farmers only recently emerged from the Stone Age, could such a massive, complex, and enduring structure have been envisioned and constructed? Laboring at his computer ten hours a day for five years?creating... more...

  • The Assassination Of Julius Caesarby Michael Parenti

    The New Press 2004; US$ 17.95

    Most historians, both ancient and modern, have viewed the Late Republic of Rome through the eyes of its rich nobility. In The Assassination of Julius Caesar , Michael Parenti presents us with a story of popular resistance against entrenched power and wealth. As he carefully weighs the evidence concerning the murder of Caesar, Parenti sketches in... more...

  • Lost Capital of Byzantiumby Steven Runciman

    I.B.Tauris 2009; US$ 16.00

    Clinging to a rugged hillside in the lush valley of Sparta lies Mistra, one of the most dramatically beautiful Byzantine cities in Greece, a place steeped in history, myth and romance. Following the Frankish conquest of the Peloponnese in the 13th century, William II of Villehardouin built a great castle on a hill near Sparta that later came to be... more...

  • The Campaigns of Alexanderby Arrian; J. Hamilton; Aubrey De Selincourt

    Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 15.98

    Although written over four hundred years after Alexander's death, Arrian's account of the man and his achievements is the most reliable we have. Arrian's own experience as a military commander gave him unique insights into the life of the world's greatest conqueror. He tells of Alexander's violent suppression of the Theban rebellion, his defeat... more...