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  • The Development of Dialectic from Plato to Aristotleby Jakob Leth Fink

    Cambridge University Press 2012; US$ 79.00

    Pioneering collection of essays contributing to the history of philosophy and also to the contemporary debate about what philosophy is. more...

  • Newton and the Origin of Civilizationby Jed Z. Buchwald; Mordechai Feingold

    Princeton University Press 2012; US$ 49.50

    Isaac Newton's Chronology of Ancient Kingdoms Amended , published in 1728, one year after the great man's death, unleashed a storm of controversy. And for good reason. The book presents a drastically revised timeline for ancient civilizations, contracting Greek history by five hundred years and Egypt's by a millennium. Newton and the Origin of Civilization... more...

  • The Archaeology of Australia's Desertsby Mike Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 76.00

    This is the first book-length study of the archaeology of Australia's deserts, exploring the cultural and environmental history of these drylands. more...

  • The Aeneidby Virgil; Robert Fitzgerald

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 13.00

    Virgil's great epic transforms the Homeric tradition into a triumphal statement of the Roman civilizing mission. Translated by Robert Fitzgerald. more...

  • Astrology and Cosmology in Early Chinaby David W. Pankenier

    Cambridge University Press 2013; US$ 108.00

    Drawing on a vast array of scholarship, this pioneering text illustrates how profoundly astronomical phenomena shaped ancient Chinese civilization. more...

  • The Archaeology of Prehistoric Arabiaby Peter Magee

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    This book provides the first extensive coverage of the archaeology of the Arabian peninsula from c.9000 to 800 BC. more...

  • Xenophon's Cyrus the Greatby Larry Hedrick; Xenophon

    St. Martin's Press 2007; US$ 17.99

    Twenty-five hundred years ago Cyrus, a great Persian leader of wisdom and virtue, created the Persian Empire, conquered Babylon, freed forty thousand Jews from captivity, wrote mankind's first human rights charter, and ruled over those he had defeated with respect and benevolence.   The Iranians came to regard Cyrus as "The Father," the Babylonians... more...

  • The Roman Historyby Cassius Dio; John Carter; Ian Scott-Kilvert

    Penguin Books Ltd 1987; Not Available

    Augustus Caesar, the first emperor of Rome (27 BC-AD 14), brought peace and prosperity to his city after decades of savage civil war. This selection from Cassius Dio's Roman History gives the fullest description of that long struggle and ultimate triumph - detailing the brutal battles and political feuds that led to the collapse of Rome's 400-year-old... more...

  • Rome and Environsby Filippo Coarelli

    University of California Press 2014; US$ 37.95

    This superb guide brings the work of Filippo Coarelli, one of the most widely published and well-known scholars of Roman topography, archeology and art, to a broad English-language audience. Conveniently organized by walking tours and illustrated throughout with clear maps, drawings, and plans, Rome and Environs: An Archaeological Guide covers all... more...

  • Motagua Colonialby Lawrence H. Feldman

    Bitingduck Press 1998; US$ 10.95

    The Classic era centers of Quirigua and Copan are the eastern most outposts of early Mayan civilization. The Middle Motagua served as the source of Mesoamerica's most precious material. It was the home of the jade that was so highly valued by ancient peoples. With the fall, close to 1000 A.D. of Quirigua, Copan and their satellite communities,... more...