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  • Conspiracy of Catiline and the Jugurthine Warby Sallust

    ReadHowYouWant 2007; US$ 3.99

    Two of Sallust’s most famous works, “The Conspiracy of Catiline and Jugurthine War”, are presented here. The first takes us to the year 63 B.C. as it discusses the corruption of Catiline. The second is a brief yet fascinating monograph describing the war in Numida between 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. It is a comprehensive survey of the political history of the period and will be a basic resource for students... 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$ 12.21

    Why do the Romans still matter? more...

  • Babylonian Incantationsby Markham J. Geller

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 238.00

    This book brings together ancient manuscripts of the large compendium of Mesopotamian exorcistic incantations known as Udug.hul (Utukku Lemnutu), directed against evil demons, ghosts, gods, and other demonic malefactors within the Mesopotamian view of the world.It allows for a more accurate appraisal of variants arising from a text tradition spread... 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...

  • 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...

  • Adespota Papyracea Hexametra Graecaby Marco Perale

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00

    This volume contains editions of a collection of the anonymous hexametrical texts on papyri in the form of a bibliographical catalog, many of which were published in summary form more than a century ago and are no longer available. Also including translations and a short commentary, the book sheds new light on unattributed compositions from Hellenistic,... more...