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  • Vikingsby Neil Oliver

    Orion Publishing Group 2012; Not Available

    The Vikings famously took no prisoners, relished cruel retribution, and prided themselves on their blood-thirsty skills as warriors. But their prowess in battle is only a small part of their story, which stretches from their Scandinavian origins to America in the west and as far as Baghdad in the east. As the Vikings did not write their history,... more...

  • City of the Sharp-Nosed Fishby Peter Parsons

    Orion Publishing Group 2012; US$ 8.99

    In 1897 two Oxford archaeologists began digging a mound south of Cairo. Ten years later, they had uncovered 500,000 fragments of papyri. Shipped back to Oxford, the meticulous and scholarly work of deciphering these fragments began. It is still going on today. As well as Christian writings from totally unknown gospels and Greek poems not seen by human... more...

  • The Woman Who Would Be Kingby Kara Cooney

    Crown Publishing Group 2014; US$ 28.00

    An engrossing biography of the longest-reigning female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt and the story of her audacious rise to power.   Hatshepsut?the daughter of a general who usurped Egypt's throne and a mother with ties to the previous dynasty?was born into a privileged position in the royal household, and she was expected to bear the sons who would... more...

  • From Solon to Socratesby V. Ehrenberg

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 40.95

    First published in 1973. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Translations of Shakuntalaby Kalidasa; Arthur W. Ryder

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Regarded as the most important figure in the Classical Sanskrit literary canon, Kalidasa was a poet and playwright who likely lived in the fifth century AD. This collection brings together some of Kalidasa's most well-regarded dramatic works, including the timeless story of Shakuntala, a beautiful maiden who was abandoned at birth and raised in... more...

  • Roman Life in the Days of Ciceroby Alfred John Church

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Cicero, a Roman philosopher, orator, and politician, exerted an enormous influence on the development of Western culture, not only in his own time, but also in subsequent eras. Indeed, the rediscovery of a cache of his letters is often credited as being one of the driving forces behind the Renaissance. In this book, author Alfred John Church provides... more...

  • A History of the Greek and Roman Worldby George B. Grundy

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 160.00

    A History of the Greek and Roman World , first published in 1926, presents the story of Graeco-Roman antiquity from its earliest recorded origins to the height of the Roman imperium . It aims to bring into prominence the internal dynamism - political, cultural, intellectual, and aesthetic ? which animated the ancient peoples at different periods... more...

  • Das kaiserzeitliche Gymnasionby Peter Scholz; Dirk Wiegandt

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 140.00

    This volume offers an extensive description of the Hellenistic gymnasion during the Roman Imperial Age. Literary evidence demonstrating the ?Roman? attitude towards it is considered as well as archeological findings that show how existing buildings were altered. Articles focus on topics such as the role of the urban youth within the gymnasion, the... more...

  • Globalisation and the Roman Worldby Martin Pitts; Miguel John Versluys

    Cambridge University Press 2014; US$ 79.00

    This book applies modern theories of globalisation to the ancient Roman world, creating new understandings of Roman archaeology and history. more...

  • Materiality and Visibility of Rituals in the Ancient Worldby Joannis Mylonopoulos

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 238.00

    Materiality and Visibility of Rituals in the Ancient World contains studies on ancient rituals from an archaeological, art historical, and anthropological perspective. Covering large areas of the eastern Mediterranean and the Near East, its contributions trace ancient ritual practices from the Bronze Age to their interpretation in the Early Modern... more...