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  • The Athenian Constitutionby Aristotle

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 3.99

    A remarkable study of how the democratic institutions worked in the Greek city-states is presented. A detailed analysis of the institutions of judiciary, executive and government, under different rulers is offered. An irreplaceable and invaluable source of knowledge about the earliest democratic institutions. more...

  • A History of the Ptolemaic Empireby Günther Hölbl

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 49.95

    This compelling narrative provides the only comprehensive guide in English to the rise and decline of Ptolemaic rule in Egypt over three centuries - from the death of Alexander in 323 BC to the tragic deaths of Antony and Cleopatra in 30 BC. The skilful integration of material from a vast array of sources allows the reader to trace the political and... more...

  • The Romans: All That Mattersby John Manley

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; Not Available

    Why do the Romans still matter? more...

  • The Romans: All That Mattersby John Manley

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 11.04

    Why do the Romans still matter? more...

  • Reclaiming Epicurusby Luke Slattery

    Penguin Group Australia 2012; Not Available

    Epicureanism has been diluted into a byword for gourmet dining, but does the original ancient Greek 'philosophy of the Garden' contain insight that could save the world? Luke Slattery argues that reading Epicurus could help us rethink our materialist ways and challenge the inevitability of man-made climate change. Rather than appealing to altruism,... more...

  • On the Spartacus Road: A Spectacular Journey through Ancient Italyby Peter Stothard

    HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available

    In this inspiring and original book, former editor of The Times, Sir Peter Stothard, re-traces the journey taken by Spartacus and his army of rebels. more...

  • God's Goldby Sean Kingsley

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    In 70 AD, the Roman emperor Vespasian and his son Titus plundered the great Temple of Jerusalem, claiming for themselves a priceless hoard. The golden candelabrum, silver trumpets, the bejeweled Table of the Divine Presence?the central icons of the Jewish faith?were cast adrift in Mediterranean lands and exposed to centuries of turbulent history and... more...

  • Passages From Antiquity to Feudalismby Perry Anderson

    Verso Books 2013; US$ 24.95

    The rise of the modern absolutist monarchies in Europe constitutes in many ways the birth of the modern historical epoch. Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism , the companion volume to Perry Anderson?s Lineages of the Absolutist State , is a sustained exercise in historical sociology to root the development of absolutism in the diverse routes taken... more...

  • Citizens to Lordsby Ellen Meiksins Wood

    Verso Books 2011; US$ 26.95

    In this groundbreaking work, Ellen Meiksins Wood lays out her innovative approach to the history of political theory and traces the development of the Western tradition from classical antiquity through the late Middle Ages. Her ?social history? is a significant departure from other contextual interpretations. Treating canonical thinkers as passionately... more...

  • Classical World: All That Mattersby Alastair Blanchard

    Hodder & Stoughton 2015; US$ 11.04

    Why have ancient Rome and Greece been so influential? more...