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  • Ancient Assyriaby Karen Radner

    Oxford University Press 2015; US$ 7.99

    Assyria was one of the most influential kingdoms of the Ancient Near East. In this Very Short Introduction, Karen Radner sketches the history of Assyria from city state to empire, from the early 2nd millennium BC to the end of the 7th century BC. Since the archaeological rediscovery of Assyria in the mid-19th century, its cities have been excavated... more...

  • The Silver Eagleby Ben Kane

    Random House 2009; US$ 11.18

    The second novel in the Forgotten Legion Chronicles takes Romulus, Brennus, Tarquinius and Fabiola, and places them in ever greater danger The Forgotten Legion - ten thousand legionaries made captive by the Parthians - has marched to Margiana on the edge of the known world. In its midst are Romulus, Brennus and Tarquinius, all men with... more...

  • Under the Eagleby Simon Scarrow

    St. Martin's Press 2002; US$ 16.99

    It is the year 42 AD, and Centurion Macro, battle-scarred and fearless, is in the heart of Germany with the Second Legion, the toughest in the Roman army. Cato, a new recruit and the newly appointed second-in-command to Macro, will have more to prove than most. In a bloody skirmish with local tribes, Cato gets his first chance to prove that he's more... more...

  • Caligulaby Aloys Winterling

    University of California Press 2011; US$ 38.95

    The infamous emperor Caligula ruled Rome from A.D. 37 to 41 as a tyrant who ultimately became a monster. An exceptionally smart and cruelly witty man, Caligula made his contemporaries worship him as a god. He drank pearls dissolved in vinegar and ate food covered in gold leaf. He forced men and women of high rank to have sex with him, turned part of... more...

  • Shebaby Nicholas Clapp

    Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2001; US$ 14.99

    Three thousand years ago, a dusky queen swept into the court of King Solomon, and from that time to the present day, her tale has been told and retold. Who was this queen? Did she really exist? In a quixotic odyssey that takes him to Ethiopia, Arabia, Israel, and even a village in France, Nicholas Clapp seeks the underlying truth behind the multifaceted... more...

  • Euripides: Medeaby Euripides; Donald J. Mastronarde

    Cambridge University Press 2002; US$ 32.00

    Comprehensive edition of this classic play aimed at second-year students and above. more...

  • Tutankhamen's Curseby Joyce Tyldesley

    Profile Books 2012; US$ 13.32

    Ninety years ago, Howard Carter discovered Tutankhamen's mummy lying, surrounded by grave goods, in a virtually intact tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Egyptology would never be the same again. Tutankhamen's Curse approaches the story of the lost king and his development into a cultural icon with fresh eyes. Stripping away the layers of modern myths... more...

  • The History of the Peloponnesian Warby Thucydides; Richard Crawley

    The Floating Press 2008; US$ 7.99

    Written by Thucydides around 400 AD, The History of the Peloponnesian War is a meticulous account by the Athenian general of the extended struggle that raged between Athens and Sparta for the better part of twenty years. Thucydides eschews the romance of heroics and dramatics and his precise and thorough account of the ill-fated conflict is one of... more...

  • The Electra Playsby Aeschylus; Euripides; Sophocles; Paul Woodruff; Justina Gregory

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2009; US$ 11.50

    Peter Meineck is Clinical Assistant Professor of Classics, New York University , and Artistic Director of the Aquila Theatre Company. Cecelia Eaton Luschnig is Professor Emerita of Classics, University of Idaho . Paul Woodruff is Professor of Philosophy and Classics, University of Texas at Austin . Justina Gregory is Professor of Classical Languages... more...

  • Sophocles: Ajaxby Sophocles; P. J. Finglass

    Cambridge University Press 2011; US$ 156.00

    Not since 1896 has Sophocles' Ajax received such a sustained analysis on so many levels: literary, dramatic, textual and metrical. more...