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  • The Romans: All That Mattersby John Manley

    Hodder & Stoughton 2013; US$ 10.57

    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...

  • Greek Medicineby James Longrigg

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 45.95

    First Published in 1998. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • A History of the Roman Worldby E. T. Salmon

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95

    Including an account of political and military developments, and including sections on social, economic an cultural life, this book presents a survey of the Roman world at a time when the Principate was established, and the Pax Romana consolidated. more...

  • Women in the Ancient Near Eastby Marten Stol

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    Women in the Ancient Near East offers a lucid account of the daily life of women in Mesopotamia from the third millennium BCE until the beginning of the Hellenistic period. The book systematically presents the lives of women emerging from the available cuneiform material and discusses modern scholarly opinion. Stol?s book is the first full-scale treatment... more...

  • South Coast: 2161-2648by Werner Eck; Hannah M. Cotton; Walter Ameling; Benjamin Isaac; Alla Kushnir-Stein; Haggai Misgav; Jonathan Price; Ada Yardeni

    De Gruyter 2014; US$ 182.00

    This third volume of the Corpus Inscriptionum Iudaeae/Palaestinae includes inscriptions from the South Coast from the time of Alexander through the end of Byzantine rule in the 7th century. It includes all the languages used in the inscriptions of this period ? Greek, Latin, Hebrew, Aramaic, Samaritan, Christian Palestinian Aramaic, and Nabataean.... more...