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  • Epigrams: With parallel Latin textby Gideon Nisbet Martial

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 10.99

    If you're one of those terribly serious readers, now is a good time to leave.'The poet we call Martial, Marcus Valerius Martialis, lived by his wits in first-century Rome. Pounding the mean streets of the Empire's capital, he takes apart the pretensions, addictions, and cruelties of its inhabitants with perfect comic timing and killer punchlines.... more...

  • Introducing the Ancient Greeksby Edith Hall

    Random House 2015; US$ 31.98

    Who were the ancient Greeks? They gave us democracy, philosophy, poetry, rational science, the joke. But what was it that enabled them to achieve so much? The ancient Greeks were a geographically disparate people whose civilization lasted over twenty centuries ? and that made us who we are today. And here Edith Hall gives us a revelatory... 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...

  • 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 2010; 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...

  • Cities of the Classical Worldby Colin McEvedy

    Penguin Books Ltd 2011; US$ 40.00

    From Alexandria to York, this unique illustrated guide allows us to see the great centres of classical civilization afresh. The key feature of Cities of the Classical World is 120 specially drawn maps tracing each city's thoroughfares and defences, monuments and places of worship. Every map is to the same scale, allowing readers for the first... more...

  • The Hellenistic Periodby Roger S. Bagnall; Peter Derow

    Wiley 2015; US$ 59.95

    This book presents in translation 175 of the most revealing documents that have survived on stone and papyrus from the Hellenistic period. Presents over 150 sources in translation. Captures the political, social, economic and religious dynamism of the Hellenistic kingdoms and cities. Covers the entire Hellenistic world, with extensive coverage... more...