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On Stonehenge

By: Hoyle, Fred

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Publisher: 1/21/2017

Seller ID: 0716703637

ISBN: 0716703637

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Stolen Legacy: The Egyptian Origins of Western Philosophy

By: James, George G.M.

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Publisher: CREATESPACE:

Seller ID: 9781494861995

ISBN: 1494861992

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Chronicles of the Crusades

By: Joinville and Villeha

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 7/30/2013

Seller ID: 9780140441246

ISBN: 0140441247

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Jewish War

By: Josephus

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 10/1/2012

Seller ID: 9780140444209

ISBN: 0140444203

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Peloponnesian War

By: Kagan, Donald

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Publisher: 7/8/2010

Seller ID: 9780670032112

ISBN: 0670032115

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For almost three decades at the end of the fifth century B.C., Athens and Sparta fought a war that changed the Greek world and its civilization forever. A conflict unprecedented in its brutality, the Peloponnesian War brought a collapse in the institutions, beliefs, and customs that were the foundations of society. Today, scholars in fields ranging from international relations and political and military history to political philosophy continue to study the war for its timeless relevance to the history of our own time. Now Donald Kagan, classical scholar and historian of international rela... View more info

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Travels with Herodotus

By: Kapuscinski, Ryszard

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Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 5/29/2013

Seller ID: 9781400078783

ISBN: 1400078784

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From the renowned journalist comes this intimate account of his years in the field, traveling for the first time beyond the Iron Curtain to India, China, Ethiopia, and other exotic locales. In the 1950s, Ryszard Kapuscinski finished university in Poland and became a foreign correspondent, hoping to go abroad - perhaps to Czechoslovakia. Instead, he was sent to India - the first stop on a decades-long tour of the world that took Kapuscinski from Iran to El Salvador, from Angola to Armenia. Revisiting his memories of traveling the globe with a copy of Herodotus' "Histories" in tow, Kapuscins... View more info

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First Century

By: Klingaman, William K

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Publisher: HARPER COLLINS: 9/16/2016

Seller ID: 9780060921279

ISBN: 0060921277

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An engrossing popular history of the major events and people at the time of Jesus, the Roman Empire, and the Han Dynasty. View more info

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First Clash: The Miraculous Greek Victory at Marathon and Its Impact on Western

By: Lacey, James

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Publisher: BANTAM DELL:

Seller ID: 9780553385755

ISBN: 0553385755

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"A compelling and provocative read . . . With a soldier's eye, Jim Lacey re-creates the battle of Marathon in all its brutal simplicity."--Barry Strauss, author of "Masters of Command" Marathon--one of history's most pivotal battles. Its name evokes images of almost superhuman courage, endurance, and fighting spirit. In this eye-opening book, military analyst James Lacey takes a fresh look at Marathon and reveals why the battle happened, how it was fought, and whether, in fact, it saved Western civilization. Lacey brilliantly reconstructs the world of the fifth century B.C. leading up to ... View more info

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Year 1000: What Life was Like at the Turn of the First Millennium

By: Lacey, Robert

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Publisher: LITTLE BROWN & CO INC: 8/17/2011

Seller ID: 9780316511575

ISBN: 0316511579

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As the Shadow of the Millennium Descended Across England and Christendom, it Seemed as if the World was About to End. Actually, it was Only the Beginning... Welcome to the Year 1000. This is What Life was Like. How clothes were fastened in a world without buttons, p.10 The rudiments of medieval brain surgery, p.124 The first millennium's Bill Gates, p.192 How dolphins forecasted weather, p.140 The recipe for a medieval form of Viagra, p.126 Body parts a married woman had to forfeit if she committed adultery, p.171 The fundamental rules of warfare, p.154 How fried and crushed black snails could... View more info

Disclosing the Past

By: Leakey, Mary

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Publisher: 7/17/2017

Seller ID: 0385189613

ISBN: 0385189613

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Roman Civilization: Selected Readings, Vol. 1: The Republic and the Augustan Age

By: Lewis, Naphtali

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Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIV PR:

Edition: 3

Seller ID: 9780231071314

ISBN: 0231071310

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Naphtali Lewis and Meyer Reinhold's "Roman Civilization" is a classic. Originally published by Columbia University Press in 1955, the authors have undertaken another revision which takes into account recent work in the field. These volumes consist of selected primary documents from ancient Rome, covering a range of over 1,000 years of Roman culture, from the foundation of the city to its sacking by the Goths.The selections cover a broad spectrum of Roman civilization, including literature, philosophy, religion, education, politics, military affairs, and economics. These English translati... View more info

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Livy: The Early History of Rome, Books I-V (Penguin Classics) (Bks. 1-5)

By: Livy

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780140448092

ISBN: 0140448098

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With stylistic brilliance and historical imagination, the first five books of Livy's monumental history of Rome record events from the foundation of Rome through the history of the seven kings, the establishment of the Republic and its internal struggles, up to Rome's recovery after the fierce Gallic invasion of the fourth century B.C. Livy vividly depicts the great characters, legends, and tales, including the story of Romulus and Remus. Reprinting Robert Ogilvie's lucid 1971 introduction, this highly regarded edition now boasts a new preface, examining the text in light of recent Livy schola... View more info

Early History of Rome

By: Livy

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Seller ID: 9780140441048

ISBN: 0140441042

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Loeb Classical Library Reader

By: Loeb

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Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR: 7/17/2017

Seller ID: 9780674996168

ISBN: 067499616X

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This selection of lapidary nuggets drawn from 33 of antiquity s major authors includes poetry, dialogue, philosophical writing, history, descriptive reporting, satire, and fiction giving a glimpse at the wide range of arts and sciences, thought and styles, of Greco-Roman culture. The selections span twelve centuries, from Homer to Saint Jerome. The texts and translations are reproduced as they appear in Loeb volumes. The Loeb Classical Library(r) is the only existing series of books which, through original text and facing English translation, gives access to all that is important in Greek and ... View more info

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Aristotle Physics: Books I - IV

By: Loeb/Aristotle

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Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR: 5/14/2010

Seller ID: 9780674992511

ISBN: 0674992512

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Aristotle, great Greek philosopher, researcher, reasoner, and writer, born at Stagirus in 384 BCE, was the son of Nicomachus, a physician, and Phaestis. He studied under Plato at Athens and taught there (367 47); subsequently he spent three years at the court of a former pupil, Hermeias, in Asia Minor and at this time married Pythias, one of Hermeias s relations. After some time at Mitylene, in 343 2 he was appointed by King Philip of Macedon to be tutor of his teen-aged son Alexander. After Philip s death in 336, Aristotle became head of his own school (of Peripatetics ), the Lyceum at Ath... View more info

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Diogenes Laertius: Lives of Eminent Philosophers, Volume II, Books 6-10 (Loeb Cl

By: Loeb/Hicks, R.D.

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Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780674992047

ISBN: 0674992040

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This rich compendium on the lives and doctrines of philosophers ranges over three centuries, from Thales to Epicurus (to whom the whole tenth book is devoted); 45 important figures are portrayed. Diogenes Laertius carefully compiled his information from hundreds of sources and enriches his accounts with numerous quotations. Diogenes Laertius lived probably in the earlier half of the 3rd century CE, his ancestry and birthplace being unknown. His history, in ten books, is divided unscientifically into two 'Successions' or sections: 'Ionian' from Anaximander to Theophrastus and Chrysippus... View more info

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Neolithic

By: McCarter, Susan Foster

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Seller ID: 9780415364140

ISBN: 0415364140

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This excellent introductory textbook describes and explains the origins of modern culture the dawn of agriculture in the Neolithic area. Written in an easy-to-read style, this lively and engaging book familiarises the reader with essential archaeological and genetic terms and concepts, explores the latest evidence from scientific analyses as varied as deep sea coring, pollen identification, radiometric dating and DNA research, condensing them into an up-to-date academic account, specifically written to be clear even the novice reader. Focusing primarily on sites in southwest Asia, Neo... View more info

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Daily Life of the Egyptian Gods

By: Meeks, Dimitri

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Publisher: CORNELL UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780801482489

ISBN: 0801482488

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This is the first English translation of a highly appealing volume originally published in French in 1993. Informed by a sense of wonderment at divine doings, it treats the ancient Egyptian gods as if they were an ethnic group that captured the fancy of ethnologists or sociologists.The book begins with a discussion of the gods' community as a society unto itself. The authors describe the structures of the society of the gods and some of the conflicts that frequently upset it, with individual gods acting to protect their own positions in an established hierarchy and struggling to gain power ove... View more info

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Petroglyphs: Ancient Language, Sacred Art

By: Moore, Sabra

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Publisher: 6/17/2017

Seller ID: 9781574160116

ISBN: 1574160117

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Sabra Moore offers a treasury of faithful artistic renderings of ancient native art from all regions of the North American continent. Accompanying her drawings are descriptions designed for the general reader that provide information on the location of each work of art; the culture from which it came; and what is known about its significance and meaning for the people who created it. The images include animals and objects, humans, hybrid human-animal forms, symbols, calendars and star markers, and celestial beings incised in caves, on cliffs and boulders, on artifacts, and even under water. Th... View more info

History and the Homeric "Iliad"

By: Page, Denys

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Seller ID: 9780520009837

ISBN: 0520009835

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