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  • Oedipus Tyrannusby Sophocles; Peter Meineck; Paul Woodruff

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2000; US$ 7.50

    Peter Meineck and Paul Woodruff?s collaboration on this new translation combines the strengths that have recently distinguished both as translators of Greek tragedy: expert knowledge of the Greek and of the needs of the teaching classicist, intimate knowledge of theatre, and an excellent ear for the spoken word. Their Oedipus Tyrannus features... more...

  • Fingerprints of the Godsby Graham Hancock

    Crown/Archetype 2012; US$ 22.00

    The bestselling author of The Sign and the Seal reveals the true origins of civilization. Connecting puzzling clues scattered throughout the world, Hancock discovers compelling evidence of a technologically and culturally advanced civilization that was destroyed and obliterated from human memory. Four 8-page photo inserts. more...

  • Civilizationsby Felipe Fernandez-Armesto

    Free Press 2001; US$ 32.99

    In Civilizations, Felipe Fernández-Armesto once again proves himself a brilliantly original historian, capable of large-minded and comprehensive works; here he redefines the subject that has fascinated historians from Thucydides to Gibbon to Spengler to Fernand Braudel: the nature of civilization. To Fernández-Armesto, a civilization is "civilized... more...

  • Julius Caesarby Philip Freeman

    Simon & Schuster 2008; US$ 18.00

    More than two thousand years after his death, Julius Caesar remains one of the great figures of history. He shaped Rome for generations, and his name became a synonym for "emperor" -- not only in Rome but as far away as Germany and Russia. He is best known as the general who defeated the Gauls and doubled the size of Rome's territories. But, as Philip... more...

  • The First Emperorby Sima Qian; Raymond Dawson; K. E. Brashier

    OUP Oxford 2007; US$ 9.99

    Sima Qian tells the story of the First Emperor, founder of the Qin dynasty, in whose reign the Great Wall was built and whose tomb was guarded by the famous terracotta warriors excavated in 1974. His account details the ruthless exercise of power but also the creation of an empire that endured until 1911. more...

  • Hispaniaeby J. S. Richardson

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 37.00

    This book traces the beginnings and the first 140 years of the Roman presence in Spain. more...

  • Biblical Bethsaidaby Carl E. Savage

    Lexington Books 2011; US$ 39.99

    Biblical Bethsaida: A Study of the First Century CE in the Galilee enters the process of constructing a portrait of the First Century CE in the Galilee by drawing primarily upon the archaeological data from et-Tell (Bethsaida) itself and suggesting its relevance for the reconstruction of the first century CE cultural context. It views the material... more...

  • Cities and the Shaping of Memory in the Ancient Near Eastby Ömür Harmansah

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 30.00

    This book investigates the practice of constructing cities in the ancient Near East, bringing together architecture and cultural history. more...

  • Vitruvius: 'Ten Books on Architecture'by Vitruvius; Ingrid D. Rowland; Thomas Noble Howe

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 40.00

    A new, critical edition of Vitruvius' Ten Books of Architecture. more...

  • Byzantium and Veniceby Donald M. Nicol

    Cambridge University Press 1992; US$ 50.00

    This book traces the diplomatic, cultural and commercial links between Constantinople and Venice. more...