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  • Imperial Purpleby Edgar Saltus

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    Expounding on the Roman Empire, Saltus has presented a brilliant story in these pages. Besides the glory and splendour of the emperors, he also delves into their characters, their cruelties, and the ups and downs of their eras. more...

  • Historiesby P. Cornelius Tacitus

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    The last fateful days of the Roman Empire are captured by Tacitus in these pages. He has rendered life to the days of Civil War and strife; four emperors ruled Rome within one year and one of the greatest empires of the world saw its descent. Considered one of the greatest historians of the world, Tacitus has elucidated everything in complete detail. more...

  • The Annalsby P. Cornelius Tacitus

    ReadHowYouWant 2007; US$ 4.99

    “The Annals”, final work by Tacitus, is a chronicle covering the period after the death of Caesar Augustus i.e. 14-68. Although some portions of this historical marvel were lost, but still the remaining work is undisputedly the most comprehensive account of great Roman Empire covering all the aspects like politics, culture, literature, social... more...

  • Agesilausby Xenophon

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    Agesilaus is considered as one of the outstanding works by Xenophon. The author discusses the adventures of his Spartan friend and King Agesilaus. The book describes the victory of the king over the Athenians and Thebans. Informative! more...

  • Opuscula de rebus mirabilibus et de longaevisby Phlegon ; Antonio Stramaglia

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 84.00

    Only two works of Phlegon of Tralles (2 nd century AD) have survived: On marvellous things and On long-lived people . The former is the main extant paradoxographic collection from classical antiquity, most famous for its memorable ghost stories (one of which inspired Goethe); the latter contains lists of long-lived individuals... more...

  • Millenniumby Tom Holland

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 15.99

    Of all the civilisations existing in the year 1000, that of Western Europe seemed the unlikeliest candidate for future greatness. Compared to the glittering empires of Byzantium or Islam, the splintered kingdoms on the edge of the Atlantic appeared impoverished, fearful and backward. But the anarchy of these years proved to be, not the portents of... more...

  • Persian Fireby Tom Holland

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 15.99

    In 480 BC, Xerxes, the King of Persia, led an invasion of mainland Greece. Its success should have been a formality. For seventy years, victory - rapid, spectacular victory - had seemed the birthright of the Persian Empire. In the space of a single generation, they had swept across the Near East, shattering ancient kingdoms, storming famous cities,... more...

  • Die Epidemien und das Corpus Hippocraticumby Karl Deichgräber

    De Gruyter 1971; US$ 182.00

    Die Epidemien und das Corpus Hippocraticum more...

  • Ricchezza e potere nell'Egitto bizantinoby Giuseppina Azzarello

    De Gruyter 2017; US$ 98.00

    Drawing on papyrus texts from the circle of aristocratic Egyptian families, among whom the Apiones are particularly prominent, the authors of the papers presented in this volume throw light on central aspects of the history, economy and society of the Byzantine world. The volume not only offers general contributions on basic themes and specific problems,... more...

  • Die Kriegsflotten der griechischen Städte im römischen Herrschaftsbereich (2.?1. Jahrhundert v. Chr.)by Daniel Kah

    De Gruyter 2016; US$ 280.00

    In spite of growing general interest in the Hellenistic polis generally and its military organisation in particular, the navies of these cities have not been systematically studied. This work studies the subject on the basis of the epigraphic evidence, which is presented in a separate volume of sources. The texts reveal that many poleis continued to... more...