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Ancient

  • Of Odysseys and Odditiesby Barry Molloy

    Oxbow Books 2016; US$ 27.50

    Of Odysses and Oddities is about scales and modes of interaction in prehistory, specifically between societies on both sides of the Aegean and with their nearest neighbours overland to the north and east. The 17 contributions reflect on tensions at the core of how we consider interaction in archaeology, particularly the motivations and mechanisms leading... more...

  • Power and Privilege in Roman Societyby Richard Duncan-Jones

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    Explores the impact of social standing on the careers of senators and knights in the Roman Empire. more...

  • Revisiting Delphiby Julia Kindt

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 80.00 US$ 65.60

    An innovative reading of how different authors tell stories about the Delphic Oracle, focusing on the religious views thereby conveyed. more...

  • Performance, Memory, and Processions in Ancient Romeby Jacob A. Latham

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 96.00 US$ 78.72

    Jacob A. Latham explores the play between performance and itinerary, tracing the transformations of the circus procession through Rome's history. more...

  • Greek Myths in Roman Art and Cultureby Zahra Newby

    Cambridge University Press 2016; US$ 96.00 US$ 78.72

    A new reading of the portrayal of Greek myths in Roman art, revealing important shifts in Roman values and identities. more...

  • King Arthurby Chris Barber

    Pen and Sword 2016; US$ 20.97

    This book is the culmination of over thirty years of work and research by the author, who is a King Arthur specialist and bestseller. The book brings new information to light by examining through a jigsaw of connections throughout Dark Age Britain, especially Wales and Cornwall, as King Arthur is revealed to have been a hereditary King of the ancient... more...

  • The Parthian and Early Sasanian Empiresby Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis; Michael Alram; Touraj Daryaee; Elizabeth Pendleton

    Oxbow Books 2016; US$ 27.50

    Although much of the primary information about the Parthian period comes from coins, there has been much new research undertaken over the past few decades into wider aspects of both the Parthian and Sassanian Empires including the Arsacid Parthians, and their material culture. Despite a change of ruling dynasty, the two empires were closely connected... more...

  • Saviour of Romeby Douglas Jackson

    Transworld 2016; US$ 26.78 US$ 20.00

    AD 72. Titus Flavius Vespasianus, known as Vespasian, is Emperor of Rome, but his grip on power grows increasingly fragile as economic disaster threatens. The enormous riches from his Judaean campaigns are all but spent, legions go unpaid, and the yields from Rome?s vital Spanish goldfields have fallen dramatically since the civil war. Gaius Valerius... more...

  • Writings from Ancient Egyptby Toby Wilkinson

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 14.09

    'Man perishes; his corpse turns to dust; all his relatives pass away. But writings make him remembered.' The fascination Ancient Egypt holds in our minds has many sources, but at the heart of it lie hieroglyphics. This extraordinary writing system was for many years seen as the ultimate challenge and puzzle before finally being cracked in the... more...

  • Early Iron Age Greek Warrior 1100?700 BCby Raffaele D?Amato; Andrea Salimbeti; Giuseppe Rava

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2016; US$ 11.99

    The period from 1200 BC onwards saw vast changes in every aspect of life on both the Greek mainland and islands as monarchies disappeared and were replaced by aristocratic rule and a new form of community developed: the city-state. Alongside these changes a new style of warfare developed which was to be the determining factor in land warfare in Greece... more...