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  • 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...

  • The Punic Mediterraneanby Josephine Crawley Quinn; Nicholas C. Vella

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 100.00

    A revisionist exploration of identities and interactions in the 'Punic World' of the western Mediterranean. more...

  • The Origin of Roman Londonby Lacey M. Wallace

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 96.00

    Drawing on both published and archived archaeological evidence, this copiously illustrated book revolutionises our understanding of early Roman London. more...

  • Ancient Assyriaby Karen Radner

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    Assyria was one of the most influential kingdoms of the Ancient Near East. In this Very Short Introduction, Karen Radner sketches the history of Assyria from city state to empire, from the early 2nd millennium BC to the end of the 7th century BC. Since the archaeological rediscovery of Assyria in the mid-19th century, its cities have been excavated... more...

  • Sex in Antiquityby Mark Masterson; Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz; James Robson

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 205.00

    Looking at sex and sexuality from a variety of historical, sociological and theoretical perspectives, as represented in a variety of media, Sex in Antiquity represents a vibrant picture of the discipline of ancient gender and sexuality studies, showcasing the work of leading international scholars as well as that of emerging talents and new voices.... more...

  • Ancient Scepticismby Harald Thorsrud

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    Scepticism, a philosophical tradition that casts doubt on our ability to gain knowledge of the world and suggests suspending judgement in the face of uncertainty, has been influential since is beginnings in ancient Greece. Harald Thorsrud provides an engaging, rigorous introduction to the arguments, central themes and general concerns of ancient Scepticism,... more...

  • When Egypt Ruled the Eastby George Steindorff; Keith C. Steele

    University of Chicago Press 2014; US$ 17.50

    Here, adequately presented for the first time in English, is the fascinating story of a splendid culture that flourished thirty-five hundred years ago in the empire on the Nile: kings and conquests, gods and heroes, beautiful art, sculpture, poetry, architecture. Significant archeological discoveries are constantly being made in Egypt. In this revision... more...

  • The Ontology of Space in Biblical Hebrew Narrativeby Luke Gartner-Brereton

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    The central premise of this book is that biblical Hebrew narrative, in terms of its structure, tends to operate under similar mechanical constraints to those of a stage-play; wherein 'space' is central, characters are fluid, and 'objects' within the narrative tend to take on a deep internal significance. The smaller episodic narrative units within... more...

  • The Dragon and the Eagleby Sunny Auyang

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 29.95

    This stimulating, uniquely organized, and wonderfully readable comparison of ancient Rome and China offers provocative insights to students and general readers of world history. The book's narrative is clear, completely jargon-free, strikingly independent, and addresses the complete cycles of two world empires. The topics explored include nation formation,... more...

  • Smell and the Ancient Sensesby Mark Bradley

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 39.95

    From flowers and perfumes to urban sanitation and personal hygiene, smell?a sense that is simultaneously sublime and animalistic?has played a pivotal role in western culture and thought. Greek and Roman writers and thinkers lost no opportunity to connect the smells that bombarded their senses to the social, political and cultural status of the individuals... more...