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  • Rome and Its Empire (Routledge Revivals)by Stephen Johnson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    The legacy of Rome is still very much with us in Europe. It forms part of our cultural backdrop, and is enshrined in the European mind, whether through classical literature, education and jurisprudence, or spectacular ruins. In Rome and Its Empire , first published in 1989, Stephen Johnson examines our understanding of the archaeological aspects... more...

  • Alexander the Greatby Ian Worthington

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 27.95

    Alexander the Great conquered territories on a superhuman scale and established an empire that stretched from Greece to India. He spread Greek culture and education throughout his empire, and was worshipped as a living god by many of his subjects. But how great is a leader responsible for the deaths on tens of thousands of people? A ruler who prefers... more...

  • Cleopatraby Jacob Abbott

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Cleopatra, the last pharaoh of ancient Egypt, was a mysterious and beguiling figure who has fascinated historians for thousands of years. In this detailed account of her life and influence, author Jacob Abbott addresses many of the lingering questions surrounding her reign. more...

  • Late Roman Armyby Karen R. Dixon; Pat Southern

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 43.95

    Using a full range of original literary sources, modern Continental scholarship, and current archaeological research, Pat Southern and Karen R. Dixon provide a stimulating overview of the historical period, the critical changes in the army, and the way these changes affected the morale of the soldiers. more...

  • A Handbook of Greek Literature (Routledge Revivals)by H. J. Rose

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 145.00

    First published in 1934, this book covers a broad array of ancient Greek literature, taking into account the most acknowledged of the Greek authors as well as those less well known. H. J. Rose presents the latest findings of the time in terms of research into Greek literature and covers subjects from Homer, Comedy and Poetry, to Philosophy, Science,... more...

  • Man and Animal in Severan Romeby Steven D. Smith

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    Argues that Aelian's highly influential compilation, De natura animalium, offers a sophisticated literary critique of Severan Rome. more...

  • Alexandriaby Peter Stothard

    Overlook 2014; US$ 10.99

    When Peter Stothard found himself stranded in the Egyptian city of Alexandria in the winter of 2010, he set out to explore a nation on the brink of revolution. Guided by two native Egyptians, Stothard reawakens his life long obsession with the life and myth of Cleopatra while exploring the city and country she once ruled. Blending aspects... 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...