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Ancient

  • The Carthaginians 6th-2nd Century BCby Andrea Salimbeti; Giuseppe Rava

    Osprey Publishing 2014; US$ 18.95

    Carthage became Rome's greatest and most legendary enemy under the generalship of Hannibal in battles like Cannae. During the Punic Wars, Carthage's elite mercenary-professional army was ultimately defeated by Roman endurance and Scipio's genius. Carthage, the port-city in Tunisia first settled by Phoenicians from Tyre, grew to extend a competitive... more...

  • By the Spearby Ian Worthington

    Oxford University Press, USA 2014; US$ 25.99

    Alexander the Great, arguably the most exciting figure from antiquity, waged war as a Homeric hero and lived as one, conquering native peoples and territories on a superhuman scale. From the time he invaded Asia in 334 to his death in 323, he expanded the Macedonian empire from Greece in the west to Asia Minor, the Levant, Egypt, Central Asia and "India"... more...

  • From Prehistoric Villages to Citiesby Jennifer Birch

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 125.00

    Archaeologists have focused a great deal of attention on explaining the evolution of village societies and the transition to a ?Neolithic? way of life. Considerable interest has also concentrated on urbanism and the rise of the earliest cities. Between these two landmarks in human cultural development lies a critical stage in social and political... more...

  • Thebes in the Fifth Century (Routledge Revivals)by Nancy Demand

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    In the fifth century BC Thebes, faced with the challenges presented by defeat and disgrace in the Persian Wars ? it had sided with the invaders ? succeeded not only in regaining its former prominence, but also in laying the groundwork for its hegemony of Greece in the early part of the fourth century. In Thebes in the Fifth Century , first published... more...

  • Roman Gaul (Routledge Revivals)by John Drinkwater

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    Roman Gaul , first published in 1983, makes use of a wealth of archaeological discoveries and modern methods of interpretation to give an account of the Roman presence in Gaul, from the time of Caesar?s conquests until the Crisis of the third century. Professor Drinkwater emphasises the changes caused in the Three Gauls and Germany by the impact... more...

  • Athens in Decline (Routledge Revivals)by Claude Mossť

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Athens has, at different times and from different points of view, been cited as a model of moderate democracy and triumphant humanism, or, on the contrary, as an illustration of the disorders due to demagoguery and misguided imperialism. Professor Mossť looks beyond these judgments to discuss the exceptional destiny of Athens ? a city which for two... more...

  • Alcibiades (Routledge Revivals)by Walter M. Ellis

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    In Alcibiades , first published in 1989, one of the most colourful and controversial figures of fifth-century Athens is presented in a sympathetic light. The author sets out to demonstrate how, in his manipulation of the Spartan representatives in 420 BC, in his successful formation of an Athenian-Argive alliance, and in his plan for the conquest... more...

  • Rome and the Friendly King (Routledge Revivals)by David Braund

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    Rome and the Friendly King , first published in 1984, offers a functional definition of what is usually called client kingship ? to show what a client king (or ?friendly king?, to use the Roman term) was in practice. Each aspect of this complex role is examined over a period of six centuries: the making of a king; exposure to Roman institutions... more...

  • Herodotos the Historian (Routledge Revivals)by K. H. Waters

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    The work of Herodotos of Halikarnassos, ?the father of history?, differs in many ways from that of modern historians, and it poses special problems to the student. Herodotos? history of the Persian Wars, written in the second half of the fifth century BC, was both the first attempt at a comprehensive history and the first lengthy prose narrative... more...

  • Aristocratic Society in Ancient Crete (Routledge Revivals)by R. F. Willetts

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 51.95

    Aristocratic Society in Ancient Crete , first published in 1955, investigates the emergence and progress of Dorian society on Crete from the 8 th century BC onwards. The major contribution of Cretan culture in this period was in the field of law ? law and order are traditionally linked, and Dorian Crete remained steadfast in its pursuit of order.... more...