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  • Agricola and Germaniaby Tacitus; H. Mattingly

    Penguin Books Ltd 2010; US$ 17.58

    The Agricola is both a portrait of Julius Agricola - the most famous governor of Roman Britain and Tacitus' well-loved and respected father-in-law - and the first detailed account of Britain that has come down to us. It offers fascinating descriptions of the geography, climate and peoples of the country, and a succinct account of the early stages... more...

  • 1177 B.C.by Eric H. Cline

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 16.95

    In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the "Sea Peoples" invaded Egypt. The pharaoh?s army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. After centuries of brilliance, the civilized world of the Bronze Age came to an abrupt and cataclysmic end.... 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...

  • Ancient Greek Lawsby Ilias Arnaoutoglou

    Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 41.95

    In this comprehensive and accessible sourcebook, Ilias Arnaoutoglou presents a collection of ancient Greek laws, which are situated in their legal and historical contexts and are elucidated with relevant selections from Greek literature and epigraphical testimonies. A wide area of legislative activity in major and minor Greek city-states, ranging from... more...

  • Plebs and Politics in the Late Roman Republicby Henrik Mouritsen

    Cambridge University Press 2001; US$ 36.00

    Examines the role of the people in the running of the Roman state. more...

  • By Steppe, Desert, and Oceanby Sir Barry Cunliffe

    OUP Oxford 2015; US$ 33.99

    The story of the peoples of Eurasia, from the birth of farming to the expansion of the Mongols in the thirteenth century. An immense historical panorama set on a huge continental stage, this is also the story of how humans first started building the global system we know today. more...

  • Medieval Pharmacotherapy - Continuity and Changeby Helena Paavilainen

    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...

  • Alexandria and Her Schoolsby Charles Kingsley

    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...

  • 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...