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  • The Essential Homerby Homer; Sheila Murnaghan

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2000; US$ 14.50

    Selections from both Iliad and Odyssey , made with an eye for those episodes that figure most prominently in the study of mythology. more...

  • The Sumerian Worldby Harriet Crawford

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 55.95

    The Sumerian World explores the archaeology, history and art of southern Mesopotamia and its relationships with its neighbours from c.3,000 - 2,000BC. Including material hitherto unpublished from recent excavations, the articles are organised thematically using evidence from archaeology, texts and the natural sciences. This broad treatment will... more...

  • The History of Rome, Books 1-5by Livy; Valerie M. Warrior

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2006; US$ 14.50

    In addition to Valerie Warrior's crisp, fluent translation of the first five books of Livy's Ab Urbe Condita , this edition features a general introduction to Livy and his work, extensive foot-of-the-page notes offering essential contextual information, and a chronology of events. Three appendices--on the genealogies of the most prominent political... more...

  • Ancient Romeby Christopher Francese; R. Scott Smith

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 21.95

    "Terrific . . . exactly the sort of collection we have long needed: one offering a wide range of texts, both literary and documentary, and that--with the inclusion of Sulpicia and Perpetua--allows students to hear the voices of actual women from the ancient world. The translations themselves are fluid; the inclusion of long extracts allows students... more...

  • Oresteiaby Aeschylus; Peter Meineck; Helene P. Foley

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 1998; US$ 10.95

    Meineck's translation is faithful and supple; the language employed is modern without betraying the grandeur and complexity--particularly the images--of the Aeschylean text. After reading this translation, one has but one further wish: to see it and hear it at Delphi, Epidaurus or Syracuse. --Herman Van Looy, L'Antiquite Classique more...

  • Thirstby Steven Mithen

    Orion 2012; US$ 10.99

    Steven Mithen's unique history of water and society in the ancient world has never been told before and is particularly relevant today in the face of global climate change. The planet faces a 21st-century global water crisis - but to what extent is this really new? Past societies and ancient civilisations have always faced climate change and been... more...

  • Homer: Iliad Book VIby Barbara Graziosi; Johannes Haubold

    Cambridge University Press 2010; US$ 28.00

    The first commentary in English entirely devoted to the Iliad Book 6, illuminating some of the best-loved episodes in the whole poem. more...

  • SPQRby Mary Beard

    Profile Books 2015; US$ 11.98

    Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller Shortlisted for a British Book Industry Book of the Year Award 2016 The new series Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit is on BBC2 now Ancient Rome matters. Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its myths and stories - from Romulus and Remus... more...

  • Pagans and Christians in Late Antique Romeby Michele Renee Salzman; Marianne Sághy; Rita Lizzi Testa

    Cambridge University Press 2015; US$ 96.00

    This book sheds new light on the religious and consequently social changes taking place in late antique Rome. more...

  • Lost to the Westby Lars Brownworth

    Crown/Archetype 2009; US$ 16.00

    Filled with unforgettable stories of emperors, generals, and religious patriarchs, as well as fascinating glimpses into the life of the ordinary citizen, Lost to the West reveals how much we owe to the Byzantine Empire that was the equal of any in its achievements, appetites, and enduring legacy. For more than a millennium, Byzantium reigned... more...