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24 Hours in Ancient Rome: A Day in the Life of the People Who Lived There

What was it like to live in one of the ancient world's most powerful and bustling cities - one that was eight times more densely populated than modern day New York? In this entertaining and enlighteni..

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30-Second Ancient Greece

We think of Ancient Greece as the birthplace of democracy and a breeding ground for pioneering philosophers, but what was life really like in a Greek city-state? Who could vote in an election in Athen..

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30-Second Ancient Greece: The 50 Most Important Achievements of a Timeless Civilization

The 50 most important achievements of a timeless civilization, each explained in half a minute. Ancient Greek civilization laid the foundations for so many aspects of modern western life, from archite..

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30-Second Ancient Rome: The 50 Most Important Achievements of a Timeless Civilisation Each Explained in Half a Minute

You know that Rome wasn't built in a day, but just how did a cluster of small hilltop villages expand to become one of the greatest empires in history? Why did Romulus kill his brother Remus? How was ..

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Age of Conquests: The Greek World from Alexander to Hadrian (336 BC - AD 138)

The ancient world that Alexander the Great transformed in his lifetime was transformed once more by his death. The imperial dynasties of his successors incorporated and reorganized the fallen Persian ..

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Alexander the Great : Anabasis & the Indica : Oxford World's Classics

'He was a man like no other man has ever been' So Arrian sums up the career of Alexander the Great of Macedon (356-323 BC), who in twelve years that changed the world led his army in conquest of a va..

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Ancient Greeks: Ten Ways They Shaped the Modern World

They gave us democracy, philosophy, poetry, rational science, the joke. They built the Parthenon and the Library of Alexandria. They wrote the timeless myths of Odysseus and Oedipus, and the histories..

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Ancient Guide to Modern Life

How modern are our lives? Or are we still living the lives our ancestors lived? It's time for us to re-examine the past. Our lives are infinitely richer if we take the time to look at what the Greeks ..

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Atlas of Empires

Featuring 60 beautiful and detailed maps, Atlas of Empires tells the story of how and why the great empires of history came into being, operated, and ultimately declined, and discusses the future of t..

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Augustus : A Biography

Born to a plebeian family in 63 BC, Octavian was a young solder training abroad when he heard news of Julius Caesar's brutal assassination - and discovered that he was the dictator's sole political he..

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Augustus: From Revolutionary to Emperor

Caesar Augustus schemed and fought his way to absolute power. He became Rome's first emperor and ruled for forty-four years before dying peacefully in his bed. The system he created would endure for c..

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Augustus: The Biography

He was named son and heir by a murdered dictator. He came to Rome with nothing, surrounded by ruthless enemies. Yet Augustus would become the first Roman Emperor, transforming the Republic into the..

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By Roman Hands: Inscriptions and Graffiti for Students of Latin

By Roman Hands takes Latin out of the textbook and allows students to see and translate Latin as it actually appeared on Roman monuments, walls and tombs. The first collection of entirely authentic an..

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Classical Civilization: A History in Ten Chapters

A concise and accessible study of the foundations, development and enduring legacy of the cultures of Greece and Rome, centred on ten locations of seminal importance in the development of Classical ci..

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Classical Primer: Ancient Knowledge for Modern Minds

The essential introduction to the culture of the ancient Greeks and Romans. Didn't take Classics at school? Or maybe you've forgotten most of what you once knew? This handy, informative and enjoyable..

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Complete Temples of Ancient Egypt

The temples of ancient Egypt include the largest and some of the most impressive religious monuments the world has ever known. Mansions of the gods, models of Egypt and of the universe, focal points f..

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Confronting the Classics : Traditions, Adventures and Innovations

Mary Beard is one of the world's best-known classicists - a brilliant academic, with a rare gift for communicating with a wide audience both though her books and TV presenting. In a series of sparklin..

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Constantine the Emperor

No Roman emperor had a greater impact on the modern world than did Constantine. The reason is not simply that he converted to Christianity, but that he did so in a way that brought his subjects along ..

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Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World

The Darkening Age is the largely unknown story of how a militant religion comprehensively and deliberately extinguished the teachings of the Classical world, ushering in centuries of unquestioning adh..

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Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

Famously sceptical about Christianity, unexpectedly sympathetic to the barbarian invaders and the Byzantine Empire, constantly aware of how political leaders often achieve the exact opposite of what t..

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Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar

Rome was first ruled by kings, then became a republic. But in the end, after conquering the world, the Republic collapsed. Rome was drowned in blood. So terrible were the civil wars that the Roman peo..

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Roman emperors, Arab scholars, and early travellers were already drawn to and enchanted by the fascination of the land along the Nile. The pyramids of Giza, the temple-city of Karnak, or the Valley of..

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Eureka!: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Ancient Greeks but Were Afraid to Ask

"The ancient Greeks gave us our alphabet and much of our scientific, medical and cultural language; they invented democracy, atomic theory, and the rules of logic and geometry; laid the foundations of..

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Ghosts of Cannae: Hannibal and the Darkest Hour of the Roman Republic

NATIONAL BESTSELLER For millennia, Carthage's triumph over Rome at Cannae in 216 B.C. has inspired reverence and awe. No general since has matched Hannibal's most unexpected, innovative, and brutal mi..

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Greek and Roman Political Ideas: A Pelican Introduction

Where do our ideas about politics come from? What can we learn from the Greeks and Romans? How should we exercise power? Melissa Lane teaches politics at Princeton University, and previously taught po..

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Greek Search for Wisdom

This is an eloquent and insightful look at Greek wisdom and its lasting legacy on Western Civilisation. The philosopher Alfred North Whitehead once said that all of Western philosophy was "but a serie..

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One of the greatest commanders of the ancient world brought vividly to life: Hannibal, the brilliant general who successfully crossed the Alps with his war elephants and brought Rome to its knees.Hann..

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Harry Mount's Odyssey: Ancient Greece in the Footsteps of Odysseus

Architecture, art, sculpture, economics, mathematics, science, metaphysics, comedy, tragedy, drama and epic poetry were all devised and perfected by the Greeks. Of the four classical orders of archite..

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Hellenistic Age, The

The three centuries which followed the conquests of Alexander are perhaps the most thrilling of all periods of ancient history. This was an age of cultural globalization: in the third century BC, a s..

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Imperial Triumph: The Roman World from Hadrian to Constantine

Imperial Triumph presents the history of Rome at the height of its imperial power. Beginning with the reign of Hadrian in Rome and ending with the death of Julian the Apostate on campaign in Persia, i..

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Imperial Triumph: The Roman World from Hadrian to Constantine

Imperial Triumph presents the history of Rome at the height of its imperial power. Beginning with the reign of Hadrian in Rome and ending with the death of Julian the Apostate on campaign in Persia, i..

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In the Shadow of the Sword: Battle for Global Empire & the End of the Ancient World

In the 6th century AD, the Near East was divided between two great empires: the Persian and the Roman. A hundred years on, and one had vanished for ever, while the other was a dismembered, bleeding tr..

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Introducing the Ancient Greeks: From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind

The ancient Greeks invented democracy, theater, rational science, and philosophy. They built the Parthenon and the Library of Alexandria. They wrote down the timeless myths of Odysseus and Oedipus, an..

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Latin: Story of a World Language

The mother tongue of the Roman Empire and the lingua franca of the West for centuries afterward, Latin survives today primarily in classrooms and texts. Yet this "dead language" is unique in the influ..

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Legions of Rome: The Definitive History of Every Imperial Roman Legion

The complete history of every Imperial Roman legion and what it achieved as a fighting force, by an award-winning historian In this landmark publication, Stephen Dando-Collins does what no other autho..

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Letters From A Stoic


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Making of the Middle Sea: A History of the Mediterranean from the Beginning to the Emergence of the Classical World

The Mediterranean has been for millennia one of the global cockpits of human endeavour. World-class interpretations exist of its Classical and subsequent history, but there has been remarkably little ..

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Mighty Dead: Why Homer Matters

Longlisted for the 2014 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction 'A thrilling and complex book, enlarges our view of Homer ...There's something that hits the mark on every page' Claire Tomalin, Books of t..

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Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich

This, the riveting story of the Germania, tells of its incarnations and exploitations through the ages. The pope wanted it, Montesquieu used it and the Nazis pilfered an Italian noble's villa to get i..

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National Geographic the Greeks: An Illustrated History

On the culture that brought us democracy, the Olympics, Socrates, and Alexander the Great, this lavishly illustrated reference about ancient Greece presents the amazing history through gripping storie..

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Parthenon Enigma: A Journey Into Legend

A radical new interpretation of the meaning and purposes of one of the world's most iconic buildings. A radical new interpretation of the meaning and purposes of one of the world's most iconic buildi..

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Pax Romana: War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World

The Pax Romana is famous for having provided a remarkable period of peace and stability, rarely seen before or since. Yet the Romans were first and foremost conquerors, imperialists who took by force ..

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Pax Romana: War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World

The Pax Romana is famous for having provided a remarkable period of peace and stability, rarely seen before or since. Yet the Romans were first and foremost conquerors, imperialists who took by force ..

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Praetorian: The Rise and Fall of Rome's Imperial Bodyguard

A riveting account of ancient Rome's imperial bodyguard, the select band of soldiers who wielded the power to make-or destroy-the emperors they served Founded by Augustus around 27 B.C., the elite Pra..

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Restoration of Rome : Barbarian Popes & Imperial Pretenders

In 476 AD the last of Rome's emperors was deposed by a barbarian general, the son of one of Attila the Hun's henchmen, and the imperial vestments were despatched to Constantinople. The curtain fell on..

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Rise of Rome: The Making of the World's Greatest Empire

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE "KANSAS CITY STAR" From Anthony Everitt, the bestselling author of acclaimed biographies of Cicero, Augustus, and Hadrian," "comes a riveting, magisteria..

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Roman Revolution

The Roman Revolution is a profound and unconventional treatment of a great theme - the fall of the Republic and the decline of freedom in Rome between 60 BC and AD 14, and the rise to power of the gre..

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Romans: All That Matters

In The Romans: All That Matters, John Manley focuses on some of the fundamental aspects of the Roman Empire, especially those topics that have relevance beyond the study of Antiquity itself - how its ..

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Rome in the Ancient World: From Romulus to Justinian
Rome's Last Citizen

Cato's life is a gripping tale rich with resonances for our own turbulent politics. Cato grappled with home-grown terrorists, a public and private debt crisis, a yawning gap between rich and poor, and..

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Rome: A History in Seven Sackings

No city on earth has preserved its past as has Rome. Visitors stand on bridges that were crossed by Julius Caesar and Cicero, walk around temples visited by Roman emperors, and step into churches that..

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