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Herodotus: the History

By: Herodotus/Grene

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR:

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780226327723

ISBN: 0226327728

Condition: USED


David Grene, one of the best known translators of the Greek classics, splendidly captures the peculiar quality of Herodotus, the father of history. Here is the historian, investigating and judging what he has seen, heard, and read, and seeking out the true causes and consequences of the great deeds of the past. In his "History," the war between the Greeks and Persians, the origins of their enmity, and all the more general features of the civilizations of the world of his day are seen as a unity and expressed as the vision of one man who as a child lived through the last of the great acts i... View more info

Works and Days and Theogony

By: Hesiod

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 0872201791D

ISBN: 0872201791D

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Theogony and Works and Days (Oxford World's Classics)

By: Hesiod

Price: $5.00

Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR: 4/18/2017

Seller ID: 9780199538317

ISBN: 019953831X

Condition: USED


This new, fully-annotated translation by a leading expert on Hesiodic poems combines accuracy with readability and includes an introduction and explanatory notes on these two works by one of the oldest known Greek poets. The Theogony contains a systematic genealogy and account of the struggles of the gods, and the Works and Days offers a compendium of moral and practical advice for a life of honest husbandry. About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's com... View more info

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Theogony, Works and Days (Oxford World's Classics)

By: Hesiod

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 9780192839411

ISBN: 0192839411

Condition: USED


This new, fully-annotated translation by a leading expert on Hesiodic poems combines accuracy with readability and includes an introduction and explanatory notes on these two works by one of the oldest known Greek poets. The Theogony contains a systematic genealogy and account of the struggles of the gods, and the Works and Days offers a compendium of moral and practical advice for a life of honest husbandry. View more info

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The Third Book of Horace's Odes (Includes Translation) (Bk.3)

By: Horace

Price: $8.50

Seller ID: 0199120013

ISBN: 0199120013

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Ancient Egyptian Books of the Afterlife, The

By: Hornung, Erik

Price: $4.00

Publisher: CORNELL UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780801485152

ISBN: 0801485150

Condition: USED


Ancient Egyptians held a rich and complex vision of the afterlife and codified their beliefs in books that were to be discovered more than two millennia later in royal tombs. Erik Hornung, the world's leading authority on these religious texts, surveys what is known about them today.The contents of the texts range from the collection of spells in the Book of the Dead, which was intended to offer practical assistance on the journey to the afterlife, to the detailed accounts of the hereafter provided in the Books of the Netherworld. Hornung looks closely at these latter works, while summarizing ... View more info

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1066: The Year Of The Conquest

By: Howarth, David

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 11/5/2014

Seller ID: 9780140058505

ISBN: 0140058508

Condition: USED


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On Stonehenge

By: Hoyle, Fred

Price: $3.00

Publisher: 1/21/2017

Seller ID: 0716703637

ISBN: 0716703637

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Guide to Ancient Maya Ruins

By: Hunter, C. Bruce

Price: $5.00

Publisher: UNIV OF OKLAHOMA PR: 11/5/2009

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 0806119926

ISBN: 0806119926

Condition: USED


Since the publication of the first edition of this work, it has become the standard guide for serious travelers to the great Maya sites of Mexico, Guatemala, and Honduras. In this expanded and updated edition C. Bruce Hunter offers an introduction to the culture and history of the Maya, taking into account the most recent discoveries and theories about their origins, rise to greatness, and fall. He then takes the reader on a tour through their magnificent cities and ceremonial centers.Each site is presented in the light of current excavations and restorations and illuminated by stunning ... View more info

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Magic and Mystery in Ancient Egypt

By: Jacq, Christian

Price: $4.00

Publisher: SOUVENIR PR:

Seller ID: 9780285634626

ISBN: 0285634623

Condition: USED


Folklore, temple and tomb paintings, and hieroglyphic texts are drawn upon to explore the potent and pervading legacy of magic and ritual in ancient Egypt, a legacy that has survived to the present day. To the Egyptians, magic was an exact science with rules that were necessarily observed to placate the gods, ensure good fortune, cure the sick, and guarantee a safe passage through the underworld. This book provides insight into the full meaning of rituals that were designed to ensure health and happiness, preserve life, and smooth the moments of passage -- birth, marriage, death, and the conti... View more info

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Stolen Legacy: The Egyptian Origins of Western Philosophy

By: James, George G.M.

Price: $11.00

Publisher: CREATESPACE:

Seller ID: 9781494861995

ISBN: 1494861992

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Chronicles of the Crusades

By: Joinville and Villeha

Price: $3.00

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

Price: $7.50

Publisher: 7/8/2010

Seller ID: 9780670032112

ISBN: 0670032115

Condition: USED


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

Price: $5.00

Publisher: VINTAGE BOOKS: 5/29/2013

Seller ID: 9781400078783

ISBN: 1400078784

Condition: USED


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

Price: $5.00

Publisher: HARPER COLLINS: 9/16/2016

Seller ID: 9780060921279

ISBN: 0060921277

Condition: USED


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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Egypt: The World of the Pharaohs

By: Konemann

Price: $9.00

Seller ID: 9783895089138

ISBN: 3895089133

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Life in Year One: What the World Was Like in First-Century Palestine

By: Kord, Scott

Price: $7.50

Publisher: RIVERHEAD:

Seller ID: 9781594485039

ISBN: 1594485038

Condition: USED


What was it like to live in the time of Jesus? What did people eat? Whom did they marry? How did they keep themselves clean? What did their cities and towns look like? What did they believe? The answers, it turns out, are surprising. This simple question is not so simple after all. With a historian's insight and a reporter's curiosity, Scott Korb gives us a backstage pass to the unexpected and sometimes down-and-dirty truth about what everyday life was like in first-century Palestine, that tumultuous era when the Roman Empire was at its zenith and a new religion-Christianity-was born... View more info

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

By: Lacey, James

Price: $5.00

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

Price: $5.00

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

Seller ID: 9780316511575

ISBN: 0316511579

Condition: USED


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