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  • På randen af det ukendteby Tønnes Bekker Nielsen; Arne Søby; Jan Willem Drivjes

    Aarhus University Press 2003; US$ 14.10

    For oldtidens middelhavskulturer var Sortehavet tærsklen til en spændende, men også skræmmende verden med andre folk, sprog og skikke. Hinsides nomadefolkene ved Sortehavets nordkyst forestillede man sig, at der levede amazoner, menneskeædere, enøjede fabelvæsener og varulve. I denne bog præsenterer fem antikforskere en række eksempler på grækeres... more...

  • 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...

  • Hellenica Volume 2 of 2by Xenophon

    ReadHowYouWant 2007; US$ 3.99

    “Hellenica” is a very important work by Xenophon. It is considered to be one of the major sources for the final seven years of the Peloponnesian War and its consequences. Highly informative! more...

  • 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...

  • The Romans: All That Mattersby John Manley

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 10.07

    Why do the Romans still matter? more...

  • The Romans: All That Mattersby John Manley

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; Not Available

    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...