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  • The Book of the Deadby E. A. Wallis Budge

    The Floating Press 1920; US$ 5.99

    The Book of the Dead is the title now commonly given to the great collection of funerary texts which the ancient Egyptian scribes composed for the benefit of the dead. These consist of spells and incantations, hymns and litanies, magical formulae and names, words of power and prayers, and they are found cut or painted on walls of pyramids and tombs,... more...

  • Lords of the Seaby John R. Hale

    Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 18.00

    "You'd have to be half asleep already not to become hooked by the first few paragraphs of John Hale's Lords of the Sea - The Cleveland Plain Dealer "Hale's simple but vigorous sentences prick up your ears from the first page...one hopes to hear more from him."-Dwight Garner, The New York Times "With something for almost everyone, "Lords of the Sea"... more...

  • Plato's Account of Falsehoodby Paolo Crivelli

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 26.00

    Plato's Account of Falsehood discusses recent secondary literature on the falsehood paradox, providing original solutions to several unsolved problems. more...

  • The Nubian Pastby David N. Edwards

    Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95

    This cutting-edge synthesis of the archaeology of Nubia and Sudan from prehistory to the nineteenth century AD is the first major work on this area for over three decades. Drawing on results of the latest research and developing new interpretive frameworks, the area which has produced the most spectacular archaeology in sub-Saharan Africa is examined... more...

  • Money and the Early Greek Mindby Richard Seaford

    Cambridge University Press 2004; US$ 40.00

    An original theory that connects the development of coinage to the origins of rational philosophy in ancient Greece. more...

  • In Search of Ancient Irelandby Carmel McCaffrey; Leo Eaton

    Ivan R. Dee 2003; US$ 15.99

    The history, archaeology, and legends of ancient Ireland from 9000 B.C., when nomadic hunter-gatherers appeared in Ireland at the end of the last Ice Age, to 1167 A.D., when a Norman invasion brought the country under control of the English crown for the first time. The book also looks at contemporary Ireland's connection with the country's past. Companion... more...

  • Antike Wirtschaftby Sitta von Reden

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 35.00

    Drawing on the latest research, this textbook surveys ancient economies, offering insights into the interconnections between agriculture, commerce, trade, markets, and tax systems while illuminating ecological, demographic, political, and technical factors. The author shows how ancient economies developed under completely different conditions... more...

  • Cleopatraby Jacob Abbott

    The Floating Press 2014; US$ 3.99

    Cleopatra, the last pharaoh of ancient Egypt, was a mysterious and beguiling figure who has fascinated historians for thousands of years. In this detailed account of her life and influence, author Jacob Abbott addresses many of the lingering questions surrounding her reign. more...

  • The Roman Republicby Michael Crawford

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; Not Available

    Between the Sack of Rome by the Gauls in 390 BC and the middle of the second century BC, a part-time army of Roman peasants, under the leadership of the ruling oligarchy, conquered first Italy and then the whole of the Mediterranean. more...

  • The Roman Republicby Michael Crawford

    HarperCollins Publishers 2015; Not Available

    Between the Sack of Rome by the Gauls in 390 BC and the middle of the second century BC, a part-time army of Roman peasants, under the leadership of the ruling oligarchy, conquered first Italy and then the whole of the Mediterranean. more...