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  • Prometheus Boundby Aeschylus; Deborah Roberts

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2012; US$ 7.95

    This is an outstandingly useful edition of Prometheus Bound . The translation is both faithful and graceful, and the introduction to this difficult play is a model of clarity, intelligence, and a profound familiarity with the workings of Greek myth, Greek literature, and literature in general. --Rachel Hadas, Department of English, Rutgers University... more...

  • The Historiesby Herodotus; Robin Waterfield; Carolyn Dewald

    OUP Oxford 1998; US$ 6.99

    Herodotus is not only known as the `father of history', as Cicero called him, but also the father of ethnography; as well as charting the historical background to the Persian Wars, his curiosity also prompts frequent digression on the cultures of the peoples he introduces. While much of the information he gives has proved to be astonishingly accurate,... more...

  • Medieval Pharmacotherapy - Continuity and Changeby Helena Paavilainen

    BRILL 2009; US$ 293.00

    The development of medical drug therapy in medieval times is an interplay between tradition and innovation. This book tracks the changes in drug recommendations from the Arabic texts of Ibn SAnA to Latin medical scholasticism, demonstrating their essential rationality. more...

  • Alexandria and Her Schoolsby Charles Kingsley

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    Alexandria and Her Schools by Kingsley is a collection of lectures that dwell on the history of Alexandria. The lectures present one man's foresight and vision to make Alexandria the seat of three different cultures and to make it into one unique place. Stimulating! more...

  • Imperial Purpleby Edgar Saltus

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    Expounding on the Roman Empire, Saltus has presented a brilliant story in these pages. Besides the glory and splendour of the emperors, he also delves into their characters, their cruelties, and the ups and downs of their eras. more...

  • Historiesby P. Cornelius Tacitus

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    The last fateful days of the Roman Empire are captured by Tacitus in these pages. He has rendered life to the days of Civil War and strife; four emperors ruled Rome within one year and one of the greatest empires of the world saw its descent. Considered one of the greatest historians of the world, Tacitus has elucidated everything in complete detail. more...

  • The Annalsby P. Cornelius Tacitus

    ReadHowYouWant 2007; US$ 4.99

    “The Annals”, final work by Tacitus, is a chronicle covering the period after the death of Caesar Augustus i.e. 14-68. Although some portions of this historical marvel were lost, but still the remaining work is undisputedly the most comprehensive account of great Roman Empire covering all the aspects like politics, culture, literature, social... more...

  • Agesilausby Xenophon

    ReadHowYouWant 2006; US$ 4.99

    Agesilaus is considered as one of the outstanding works by Xenophon. The author discusses the adventures of his Spartan friend and King Agesilaus. The book describes the victory of the king over the Athenians and Thebans. Informative! more...

  • Opuscula de rebus mirabilibus et de longaevisby Phlegon ; Antonio Stramaglia

    De Gruyter 2011; US$ 84.00

    Phlegon of Tralles, a learned freedman of Hadrian’s, was a prolific writer, but only two of his works have – though not entirely – survived: Peri thaumasion (‘On marvellous things’) and Peri makrobion (‘On long-lived persons’). The former is probably the main extant paradoxographic collection from classical antiquity, mostly famous... more...

  • Millenniumby Tom Holland

    Little, Brown Book Group 2011; US$ 15.99

    Of all the civilisations existing in the year 1000, that of Western Europe seemed the unlikeliest candidate for future greatness. Compared to the glittering empires of Byzantium or Islam, the splintered kingdoms on the edge of the Atlantic appeared impoverished, fearful and backward. But the anarchy of these years proved to be, not the portents of... more...