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Mummy, The: The Secrets of Ancient Egypt's Funereal Amulets and Scarabs, Idols a

By: Budge, E.A. Wallis

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ISBN: 0020307608

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Egyptian Religion: Ideas of the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt

By: Budge, E.A. Wallis

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Seller ID: 9780517122754

ISBN: 0517122758

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The highly respected editor of The Egyptian Book of the Dead presents a fascinating study of ancient Egyptian ideas of the afterlife, death rites, gods and goddesses. 30 b&w illustrations. View more info

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Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt: Over 1,500 Entries on an Extraordinary Historical

By: Bunson, Margaret

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Seller ID: 9780517203804

ISBN: 0517203804

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THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ANCIENT EGYPT is the first single-volume reference guide to the remarkable culture that flourished on the banks of the Nile from the predynastic period, 3200 B.C., to the fall of the New Kingdom in 1070 B.C.Illustrated with more than 175 line drawings, maps, and time charts, over 1,500 entries span all the gods, rulers, cities, and themes important in ancient Egypt, including:-Art and Architecture-Pyramids-The Sphinx-The MilitaryIn addition, several extensive essays on such key topics as astronomy, mortuary rituals, agriculture, further illuminate th... View more info

Julius Caesar: Man, Soldier, And Tyrant

By: Caesar/Fuller, J.F.C.

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Publisher: 7/31/2017

Seller ID: 9780306804229D

ISBN: 9780306804229D

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Gifts of the Jews: How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks

By: Cahill, Thomas

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Publisher: ANCHOR: 4/5/2016

Seller ID: 9780385482493

ISBN: 0385482493

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The author of the runaway bestseller "How the Irish Saved Civilization" has done it again. In "The Gifts of the Jews" Thomas Cahill takes us on another enchanting journey into history, once again recreating a time when the actions of a small band of people had repercussions that are still felt today. "The Gifts of the Jews" reveals the critical change that made western civilization possible. Within the matrix of ancient religions and philosophies, life was seen as part of an endless cycle of birth and death; time was like a wheel, spinning ceaselessly. Yet somehow, the ancient Jews bega... View more info

Sailing the Wine Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter

By: Cahill, Thomas

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Publisher: ANCHOR: 2/7/2014

Seller ID: 9780385495547

ISBN: 0385495544

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In Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, his fourth volume to explore " the hinges of history, " Thomas Cahill escorts the reader on another entertaining-- and historically unassailable-- journey through the landmarks of art and bloodshed that defined Greek culture nearly three millennia ago. In the city-states of Athens and Sparta and throughout the Greek islands, honors could be won in making love and war, and lives were rife with contradictions. By developing the alphabet, the Greeks empowered the reader, demystified experience, and opened the way for civil discussion and experimentation-- yet the... View more info

Gift of the Jews

By: Cahill, Thomas

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Rome Day One

By: Carandini, Andrea

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Publisher: PRINCETON UNIV PR: 12/5/2014

Seller ID: 9780691139227

ISBN: 0691139229

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Andrea Carandini's archaeological discoveries and controversial theories about ancient Rome have made international headlines over the past few decades. In this book, he presents his most important findings and ideas, including the argument that there really was a Romulus--a first king of Rome--who founded the city in the mid-eighth century BC, making it the world's first city-state, as well as its most influential. "Rome: Day One" makes a powerful and provocative case that Rome was established in a one-day ceremony, and that Rome's first day was also Western civilization's. Historians t... View more info

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Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen

By: Carter, Howard/Mace, AC

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Publisher: DOVER PUBN INC: 4/10/2016

Seller ID: 9780486235004

ISBN: 0486235009

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This book captures the painstaking, step-by-step process of excavation, and the wonders of the treasure-filled inner chamber. More than 100 on-the-spot photographs depict the phases of the discovery and the scrupulous cataloging of the treasures. The opening chapters discuss the life of Tutankhamen and earlier archeological work in the Valley of the Kings. View more info

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Thermopylae: The Battle That Changed the World

By: Cartledge, Paul

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Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 1/23/2016

Seller ID: 9781400079186

ISBN: 1400079187

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In 480 B.C., the mighty Persian king Xerxes led a massive force to the narrow mountain pass called Thermopylae, anticipating no significant resistance in his bid to conquer Greece. But the Greeks, led by Leonidas and a small army of Spartan warriors, took the battle to the Persians and nearly halted their advance. Paul Cartledge's riveting, authoritative account of King Leonidas and the legendary 300 illuminates this valiant endeavor that changed the way future generations would think about combat, courage, and death. View more info

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Conquest of Gaul (Penguin Classics)

By: Casesar, Julius

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780140444339

ISBN: 0140444335

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Ancient Mariners, The

By: Casson, Lionel

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Publisher: PRINCETON UNIV PR:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780691014777

ISBN: 0691014779

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Written by the renowned authority on ancient ships and seafaring Lionel Casson, The Ancient Mariners has long served the needs of all who are interested in the sea, from the casual reader to the professional historian. This completely revised edition takes into account the fresh information that has appeared since the book was first published in 1959, especially that from archaeology's newest branch, marine archaeology. Casson does what no other author has done: he has put in a single volume the story of all that the ancients accomplished on the sea from the earliest times to the end of the... View more info

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Everyday Life in Ancient Rome

By: Casson, Lionel

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Publisher: JOHNS HOPKINS UNIV PR:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780801859922

ISBN: 0801859921

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In "Everyday Life in Ancient Rome, " Lionel Casson offers a lively introduction to the society of the times. Instead of following the standard procedure of social history, he presents a series of vignettes focusing on the "ways of life" of various members of that society, from the slave to the emperor. The book opens with a description of the historical context and includes examination of topics such as the family, religion, urban and rural life, and leisure activities. This revised edition of Casson's engaging work, originally published in 1975 as "Daily Life in Ancient Rome," includes two... View more info

First American, The: A Story of North American Archaeology

By: Ceram, C.W.

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Publisher: 5/19/2016

Seller ID: 73139460

ISBN: 73139460

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Defence Speeches

By: Cicero/Berry, D.H.

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Seller ID: 9780192825124

ISBN: 0192825127

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Cicero (106-43 BC) was the greatest orator of the ancient world. He dominated the Roman courts, usually appearing for the defense. His speeches are masterpieces of persuasion. They are compellingly written, emotionally powerful, and sometimes hilariously funny. This book presents five of his most famous defenses: of Roscius, falsely accused of murdering his father; of the consul-elect Murena, accused of electoral bribery; of the poet Archias, on a citizenship charge; of Caelius, ex-lover of Clodia Metelli, on charges of violence; and of Milo, for murdering Cicero's hated enemy Clodius. Cicero'... View more info

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Cicero: The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician

By: Cicero/Everitt

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Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC: 2/17/2016

Seller ID: 9780375758959

ISBN: 037575895X

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"All ages of the world have not produced a greater statesman and philosopher combined."--John Adams He squared off against Caesar and was friends with young Brutus. He advised the legendary Pompey on his somewhat botched transition from military hero to politician. He lambasted Mark Antony and was master of the smear campaign, as feared for his wit as he was for exposing his opponents' sexual peccadilloes. Brilliant, voluble, cranky, a genius of political manipulation but also a true patriot and idealist, Cicero was Rome's most feared politician, one of the greatest lawyers and statesm... View more info

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Chronicle of the Pharaohs: The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Rulers and Dynasties

By: Clayton, Peter A.

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Publisher: THAMES & HUDSON:

Seller ID: 9780500286289

ISBN: 0500286280

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Here are all the rulers and dynasties of Egypt presented in chronological order, from Narmer, who first united the lands along the Nile, to Cleopatra some 3,000 years later. The biographical portraits of each pharaoh form a comprehensive and immensely readable history of ancient Egypt, brought to life through the exploits and personalities of its rulers.We see how individual pharaohs helped to shape Egyptian civilization and were shaped by it themselves. The rich illustrative material includes timelines and specially drawn cartouches of each pharaoh with translations of their names.The book is... View more info

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Cleopatra: A Life

By: Cleopatra/Schiff

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Publisher: BACK BAY BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780316001946

ISBN: 0316001945

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Her palace shimmered with onyx and gold but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Above all else, Cleopatra was a shrewd strategist and an ingenious negotiator. She was married twice, each time to a brother. She waged a brutal civil war against the first and poisoned the second; incest and assassination were family specialties. She had children by Julius Caesar and Mark Antony, two of the most prominent Romans of the day. With Antony she would attempt to forge a new empire, in an alliance that spelled both their ends. Famous long before she was notorious, Cleopatra has gone down i... View more info

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Cleopatra: A Life

By: Cleopatra/Schiff, Stacy

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Publisher: LITTLE BROWN & CO INC: 10/27/2015

Seller ID: 9780316001922

ISBN: 0316001929

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The Pulitzer Prize-winning biographer brings to life the most intriguing woman in the history of the world: Cleopatra, the last queen of Egypt. Her palace shimmered with onyx, garnets, and gold, but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Above all else, Cleopatra was a shrewd strategist and an ingenious negotiator. Though her life spanned fewer than forty years, it reshaped the contours of the ancient world. She was married twice, each time to a brother. She waged a brutal civil war against the first when both were teenagers. She poisoned the second. Ultimately she dispense... View more info

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From the Holy Mountain: A Journey among the Christians of the Middle East

By: Dalrymple, William

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Seller ID: 9780805061772

ISBN: 0805061770

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In 587 a.d., two monks set off on an extraordinary journey that would take them in an arc across the entire Byzantine world, from the shores of the Bosphorus to the sand dunes of Egypt. On the way John Moschos and his pupil Sophronius the Sophist stayed in caves, monasteries, and remote hermitages, collecting the wisdom of the stylites and the desert fathers before their fragile world finally shattered under the great eruption of Islam. More than a thousand years later, using Moschos's writings as his guide, William Dalrymple sets off to retrace their footsteps and composes "an evensong for a ... View more info