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1177 B.C.
10 halftones. 2 maps. 264

In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the "Sea Peoples" invaded Egypt. The pharaoh's army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surr

Cline, Eric H., Cline, Eric H.

30-Second Ancient Greece
230(Ht mm) 180(Wdt mm) 160

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 architecture to philosoph

Nicholls, Matthew

Across Atlantic Ice
3 b/w photographs, 74 line illustrations, 7 tables 336

Who were the first humans to inhabit North America? According to the now familiar story, mammal hunters entered the continent some 12,000 years ago via a land bridge that spanned the Bering

Stanford, Dennis J., Bradley, Bruce A., Collins, Michael B.

After the Ice
Illustrations (some col.), maps, ports. (some col.) 640

Twenty thousand years ago Earth was in the midst of an ice age. Then global warming arrived, leading to massive floods, the spread of forests and the retreat of the deserts. By 5,000 BC a r

Mithen, Steven

Alexander to Constantine
17 colour images, 170 black-&-white illustrations + 10 maps 400

This comprehensive and richly illustrated book explores the archaeological record of the land of the Bible from its conquest by Alexander the Great in the fourth century B.C.E. unti

Meyers, Eric M., Chancey, Mark A.

10 maps. 536

Amazons--fierce warrior women dwelling on the fringes of the known world--were the mythic archenemies of the ancient Greeks. Heracles and Achilles displayed their valor in duels with Amazon queens, and the Athenians reveled in their

Mayor, Adrienne

15 color illus. 71 halftones. 10 maps. 536

Amazons--fierce warrior women dwelling on the fringes of the known world--were the mythic archenemies of the ancient Greeks. Heracles and Achilles displayed their valor in duels with Amazon queens, and

Mayor, Adrienne

Ancient Egypt 39,000 BCE

A view into the sophisticated and highly advanced civilization that preceded the world of the pharaohs ? Presents historical evidence of the civilization ruled by the ?gods? that the Egyptians claimed preceded their own ? Explains who th

Malkowski, Edward F.

Ancient Greece
full colour throughout, includes photographs, includes illustrations 384

Ancient Greece comes alive in this vibrant portrait of the daily lives of ordinary people: men and women, children and the elderly, slaves and foreigners, rich and poor. Ro

Garland, Robert

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 of Leonidas' three hundred Spartans and

Hall, Edith

Ancient World: Ideas in Profile
2 maps (in 2-colour) and 13 b/w illustrations. 160

Ideas in Profile: Small Introductions to Big Topics This introduction to the ancient world, part of the Ideas in Profile series, covers all its different cultures, from the million people cramm

Toner, Jerry

Antony and Cleopatra

The love affair between Antony and Cleopatra is one of the most famous stories from the ancient world and has been depicted in countless novels, plays and films. As one of the three men in control of the Roman Empire, Antony was perhaps the

Goldsworthy, Adrian

By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean
130 colour halftones; 150 maps; 28 plans 544

By Steppe, Desert, and Ocean is nothing less than the story of how humans first started building the globalized world we know today. Set on a huge continental stage, from Europe to China, it is a tale

Cunliffe, Barry

Carthage Must Be Destroyed : The Rise and Fall of an Ancient Civilization

The story of Carthage is one of the great epics of the Ancient World. And yet, thanks to the ruthlessness and brutality of the Roman destruction of the city under Scipio in 146 BC, we know relatively little about the city: its foundation, it

Miles, Richard

Classical Compendium
Hardback 192

Many ancient writers from Pliny and Plutarch to Xenophon were incorrigible collectors of miscellany, lively anecdotes and after-dinner jokes. Here, writer and historian Philip Matyszak brings together his favourite incidents, wisecr

Philip Matyszak

Classical Tradition
150 color illustrations 1088

How do we get from the polis to the police? Or from Odysseus' sirens to an ambulance's? The legacy of ancient Greece and Rome has been imitated, resisted, misunderstood, and reworked by every culture that followed. I

Grafton, Anthony, Most, Glenn W., Settis, Salvatore

Death to Tyrants!
3 halftones. 2 line illus. 2 tables. 280

Death to Tyrants! is the first comprehensive study of ancient Greek tyrant-killing legislation - laws that explicitly gave individuals incentives to "kill a tyrant." David Teegarden demonstrates that the

Teegarden, David Arlo

Section: 24, b/w and col photos 544

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 people final

Holland, Tom

Edge of the Empire

AD 130. Rome is the dazzling heart of a vast empire and Hadrian its most complex and compelling ruler. Faraway Britannia is one of the Romans' most troublesome provinces: here the sun is seldom seen and "the atmosphere in the country is alwa

Riley, Bronwen


Behind the pyramids: Everyday life in Ancient EgyptHow much do we really know about Ancient Egypt? The pharaohs and pyramids are familiar history fodder, but what about the farmers, the soldiers, the laborers, and the families that made up t

Hagen, Rose-Marie, Hagen, Rainer

Egyptian Book of Living and Dying
Paperback , 170 x 140mm. 144

In addition to the astonishing cultural legacy of artefacts and burial sites that the ancient Egyptians left behind, there is also a rich body of writings about the quest for immortality and humankind's progress from

Fletcher, Joann

Emperors of Rome
Illustrations (chiefly col.) 256

The Emperors of Rome charts the rise and fall of the Roman Empire through profiles of the greatest and most notorious of the emperors, from the autocratic Augustus to the feeble Claudius, the vicious Nero to the

Potter, David

198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 400

"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 philosophy, histo

Jones, Peter

First Fossil Hunters
63 halftones. 17 line illus. 1 tables. 400

Griffins, Cyclopes, Monsters, and Giants - these fabulous creatures of classical mythology continue to live in the modern imagination through the vivid accounts that have come down to us from the ancien

Mayor, Adrienne

From Eden to Exile
40 black and white photographs 256

Many amateur archaeologists have searched for Noah's Ark and the Ark of Covenant, but such quests have always ended in failure, despite claims to the contrary. Why is this? And why is it that no serious academi

Cline, Eric H.

Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire
13 maps 512

In this book, the distinguished writer Edward Luttwak presents the grand strategy of the eastern Roman empire we know as Byzantine, which lasted more than twice as long as the more familiar western Roman empire, eight hundred years b

Luttwak, Edward N.

Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire
10 black & white line drawings, 15 maps 296

At the height of its power, the Roman Empire encompassed the entire Mediterranean basin, extending much beyond it from Britain to Mesopotamia, from the Rhine to the Black Sea. Rome prospered for centur

Luttwak, Edward N.

13 maps 880

Tom Holland's 'stirring new translation' (Telegraph) of Herodotus' Histories, one of the great books in Western history - now in paperback. The Histories of Herodotus, completed in the second half of the 5th century BC, is generally

Herodotus, Cartledge, Paul, Holland, Tom

Horse, the Wheel, and Language
How Bronze-Age Riders from the Eurasian Steppes Shaped the Modern World 568

Roughly half the world's population speaks languages derived from a shared linguistic source known as Proto-Indo-European. But who were the early speakers of this ancien

Anthony, David W.

How to Win a Roman Chariot Race
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 224

Who first thought of atoms? How much can you learn about archaeology from an oil lamp? Who came up with the theory of the 'wandering womb'? Oxford Classicist Jane Hood delves into the history, culture, literature, myt

Hood, Jane C.

Imperial Triumph
234(Ht mm) 153(Wdt mm) 416

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, it offers an intima

Kulikowski, Michael

In Search of 'Ancient Israel'

The appearance of In Search of 'Ancient Israel' generated a still-raging controversy about the historical reality of what biblical scholars call 'Ancient Israel'. But its argument not only takes in the problematic relationship between Iron

Davies, Philip R.

Justinian's Flea

In the middle of the sixth century, the world's smallest organism collided with the world's mightiest empire. In its wake, the plague - history's first pandemic - marked the transition from the age of Mediterranean empires to the age of Euro

Rosen, William

Landmark Herodotus
illustrations 953

From the editor of the widely praised "The Landmark Thucydides," a new Landmark Edition of "The Histories" by Herodotus.Cicero called Herodotus "the father of history," and his only work, "The Histories," is considered the firs

Strassler, Robert B, Purvis, Andrea L, Thomas, Rosalind

Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika
illustrations 579

From the editor of the widely praised "The Landmark Thucydides "and" The Landmark Herodotus," here is a new edition of Xenophon's "Hellenika," the primary source for the events of the final seven years and aftermath of the Pelo

Strassler, Robert B, Marincola, John, Thomas, David, III

Origins of the World's Mythologies
15 maps, 11 b&w halftones 720

In this comprehensive book Michael Witzel persuasively demonstrates the prehistoric origins of most of the mythologies of Eurasia and the Americas ('Laurasia'). By comparing these myths with others indigenous to sub

Witzel, E. J. Michael

Oxford Anthology of Roman Literature
55 illus. 720

Though the wonders of ancient Roman culture continue to attract interest across the disciplines, it is difficult to find a lively, accessible collection of the full range of the era's literature in English. The Oxford Anthology of

Knox, Peter E., McKeown, J. C.

Penguin Historical Atlas of Ancient Civilizations
Paperback , 246mm. 144

This new historical atlas, richly illustrated with photographs, artwork recreations and full-colour maps, explores the world's earliest civilisations from the first farming settlements of Mesopotamia, via Egypt, Greece and

Haywood John Hall Simon

Persian Fire
Section: 16, colour 448

In 480 BC, Xerxes, the King of Persia, led an invasion of mainland Greece. Its success should have been a formality. For seventy years, victory - rapid, spectacular victory - had seemed the birthright of the Persian Empir

Holland, Tom

Phantom Armies of the Night
Illustrations 320

Once upon a time a phenomenon existed in medieval Europe that continuously fuelled local lore: during the long winter nights a strange and unknown troop could be heard passing outside over the land or through the air. Anyone ca

Lecouteux, Claude

Pompeii Awakened
8pp 4/4 plate section 320

On that fateful day in AD 79 the city of Pompeii was lost, and in time its location, its inhabitants and even its name were buried and forgotten. Not until 1755 did it emerge from its layer of volcanic rock, and the imp

Harris, Judith

Quest for the Lost Roman Legions
b/w pls 371

In AD9 three legions under the command of Quinctilius Varus were wiped out by Germanic tribes. Many theories surround the location of the massacre; this book may have the answer. Over a ten year period Tony Clunn, an amateur archaeol

Clunn, Tony

Real Lives of Roman Britain
32 color illus. 264

The Britain of the Roman Occupation is, in a way, an age that is dark to us. While the main events from 55 BC to AD 410 are little disputed, and the archaeological remains of villas, forts, walls, and cities explain a great d

Bedoyere, Guy de la

Real Lives of Roman Britain
32 col. illus. 264

The Britain of the Roman Occupation is, in a way, an age that is dark to us. While the main events from 55 BC to AD 410 are little disputed, and the archaeological remains of villas, forts, walls, and cities explain a great de

Bedoyere, Guy de la

Release Your Inner Roman by Marcus Sidonius Falx
216(Ht mm) 135(Wdt mm) 224

At last the Roman self-help book the world has been waiting for. Marcus Sidonius Falx sets out the characteristics that have made the Romans the most successful people in history and shows how following their example w

Toner, Jerry

Remembered Land
10 bw illus 176

How did small-scale societies in the past experience and respond to sea-level rise? What happened when their dwellings, hunting grounds and ancestral lands were lost under an advancing tide? This book asks these questions in rela

Leary, Jim

Rise and Fall of Classical Greece
1 halftone. 14 line illus. 18 tables. 9 maps. 448

Lord Byron described Greece as great, fallen, and immortal, a characterization more apt than he knew. Through most of its long history, Greece was poor. But in the classical era, Greece was dense

Ober, Josiah


The Roman Empire is one of the most famous civilisations in history, and with good cause. Over a period spanning nearly 1,000 years, the Romans came, saw and conquered land after land. This book looks at Roman history from the foundation to

Duducu, Jem

Rome and the Sword
119 illustrations, 13 in colour 328

The rise of Rome depended on fearsome military prowess, backed up by an unprecedented willingness to accept conquered enemies into society as Romans. This combination of the sword and the open hand built one o

James, Simon

Rome, Parthia and India

Between 152 and 138 BC a series of wars from Africa to India produced a radically new geopolitical situation. In 150 Rome was confined to the western Mediterranean, and the largest state was the Seleukid empire. By 140 Rome had spread to the

Grainger, John D.

Savage Energies
black & white illustrations 152

We often think of classical Greek society as a model of rationality and order. Yet as Walter Burkert demonstrates in these influential essays on the history of Greek religion, there were archaic, savage forces sur

Burkert, Walter, Bing, Peter

Seneca: A Life

Philosopher, dramatist, rhetorician, Stoic and pragmatist, Seneca was one of the most contradictory figures in ancient Rome, embracing a stern ascetic morality while amassing a fortune under Nero and eventually committing suicide. This defin

Wilson, Emily

Story of Egypt

The story of the world's greatest civilisation spans more than 4000 years of history that has shaped the world. It is full of spectacular sites and epic stories, an evolving society rich in heroes and villains, inventors and intellectuals, a

Fletcher, Joann

Tale of the Axe

The Tale of the Axe explores the New Stone Age named for the new types of stone tools that appeared at that time, specifically the ground stone axe taking Britain as its focus. David Miles takes the reader on a journey through Neolithic Brit

Miles, Professor of Finance David (Tanaka Business School, Imperial College, London Managing Director in economic research at Morgan Stanley in London, Professor at the Tanaka Business School and non-executive Director on the board of the Financial Servic


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 dependent on their ability to harness and manage a water supply.

Mithen, Steven

Twelve Caesars
Illustrations 400

In The Twelve Caesars, Matthew Dennison offers a beautifully crafted sequence of colourful biographies of each emperor, triumphantly evoking the luxury, licence, brutality and sophistication of imperial Rome at its zenith. But

Dennison, Matthew

Veni, Vidi, Vici
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 416

'Jones spans all 1,200 years of Roman history with seemingly unstoppable enthusiasm... Informative, casually erudite but engagingly unstuffy, he makes the classical world feel both beguiling and fresh' Sunday Times<

Jones, Peter

What Makes Civilization?
20 black and white halftones, 6 maps 240

In What Makes Civilization?, archaeologist David Wengrow provides a vivid new account of the 'birth of civilization' in ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia (today's Iraq). These two regions, where many foundati

Wengrow, David

Woman Who Would be King
198(Ht mm) 129(Wdt mm) 320

Hatshepsut, the daughter of a general who took Egypt's throne without status as a king's son and a mother with ties to the previous dynasty, was born into a privileged position of the royal household. Married to her br

Cooney, Kara

Writings from Ancient Egypt

'Man perishes; his corpse turns to dust; all his relatives pass away. But writings make him remembered' In ancient Egypt, words had magical power. Inscribed on tombs and temple walls, coffins and statues, or inked onto papyri, hieroglyphs g

Wilkinson, Toby, Wilkinson, Toby

40 b/w illus. 288

Xerxes, Great King of the Persian Empire from 486-465 B.C., has gone down in history as an angry tyrant full of insane ambition. The stand of Leonidas and the 300 against his army at Thermopylae is a byword for courage, while t

Stoneman, Richard