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- Profile Books 2011; US$ 13.31
Robert Knapp seeks out the ordinary people who formed the fabric of everyday life in ancient Rome and the outlaws and pirates who lay beyond it. They are the housewives, prostitutes, freedmen, slaves, soldiers, and gladiators who lived commonplace lives and left almost no trace in history - until now. But their words are preserved in literature,... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2003; US$ 23.96
St Augustine, bishop of Hippo, was one of the central figures in the history of Christianity, and City of God is one of his greatest theological works. Written as an eloquent defence of the faith at a time when the Roman Empire was on the brink of collapse, it examines the ancient pagan religions of Rome, the arguments of the Greek philosophers and... more...
- Penguin Books Ltd 2005; US$ 14.09
Alexander the Great (356-323 BC), who led the Macedonian army to victory in Egypt, Syria, Persia and India, was perhaps the most successful conqueror the world has ever seen. Yet although no other individual has attracted so much speculation across the centuries, Alexander himself remains an enigma. Curtius' History offers a great deal of information... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 86.09
This work investigates the Carthaginian territories in Sicily from the period of Punic settlement of the western portion of the island in the 6th century BC through the creation of the Roman province and the Augustan administration. It analyzes fundamental questions regarding the Punic and Roman presence in Sicily. Specific areas of emphasis... more...
- Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 24.95
The ancient evidence suggests that international commerce supplied Roman government with up to a third of the revenues that sustained their empire. In ancient times large fleets of Roman merchant ships set sail from Egypt on voyages across the Indian Ocean. They sailed from Roman ports on the Red Sea to distant kingdoms on the east coast of Africa... more...
- Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2015; US$ 11.95
Seneca's dialogues--as his epistolary essays have traditionally been known--offer an ideal path into the philosophical thought of first-century Rome's most famous Stoic, whose compelled suicide in 65 CE (by order of his former pupil Emperor Nero) drew comparisons to the death of Socrates. Notable for, among other things, their portrait of a providential... more...
- OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 8.99
The Daodejing encapsulates the main tenets of Daoism, a philosophy and religion whose dominant image is the Way, a life-giving stream that enables individuals to achieve harmony and a more profound level of understanding. This new translation draws on the latest archaeological finds and brings out the word play and poetry of the original. more...
- BRILL 2009; US$ 293.00
The development of medical drug therapy in medieval times is an interplay between tradition and innovation. This book tracks the changes in drug recommendations from the Arabic texts of Ibn SAnA to Latin medical scholasticism, demonstrating their essential rationality. more...
- ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99
Alexandria and Her Schools by Kingsley is a collection of lectures that dwell on the history of Alexandria. The lectures present one man's foresight and vision to make Alexandria the seat of three different cultures and to make it into one unique place. Stimulating! more...