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Disclosing the Past

By: Leakey, Mary

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Publisher: 7/17/2017

Seller ID: 0385189613

ISBN: 0385189613

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Complete Pyramids: Solving the Ancient Mysteries

By: Lehner, Mark

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Seller ID: 9780500050842

ISBN: 0500050848

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Broken Spears: The Aztec Account of the Conquest of Mexico

By: Leon-Portilla, Miguel

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Publisher: BEACON: 8/29/2016

Seller ID: 9780807055007

ISBN: 080705500X

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For hundreds of years, the history of the conquest of Mexico and the defeat of the Aztecs has been told in the words of the Spanish victors. Miguel Leon-Portilla has long been at the forefront of expanding that history to include the voices of indigenous peoples. In this new and updated edition of his classic "The Broken Spears," Leon-Portilla has included accounts from native Aztec descendants across the centuries. These texts bear witness to the extraordinary vitality of an oral tradition that preserves the viewpoints of the vanquished instead of the victors. Leon-Portilla's new Postscript r... View more info

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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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Daily Life in the Inca Empire (The Daily Life Through History Series)

By: Malpass, Michael

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Seller ID: 9780872209329

ISBN: 0872209326

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Neolithic

By: McCarter, Susan Foster

Price: $11.50

Publisher: ROUTLEDGE CHAPMAN HALL:

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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Decoding Egyptian Hieroglyphs: How to Read the Secret Language of the Pharaohs

By: McDermott, Bridget

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Seller ID: 9780811832250

ISBN: 0811832252

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For beginners and Egyptologists alike, reading hieroglyphs provides fascinating insights into the land and lore of the pyramids. Decoding Egyptian Hieroglyphs is the only fully illustrated, easy-to-use guide to the meaning and mystery behind this ancient language. A history of hieroglyphs and instructions for how to read them are complemented by vocabulary lists and photographs of real inscriptions. In each chapter, skill-building exercises weave together with details of Egyptian life. Who could have imagined that the sign for the word "millions" is a lizard because Egypt was once overrun with... 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

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Pharaohs of the Sun: Akhenaten, Nefertiti, Tutankhamen

By: Museum of Fine Arts Boston

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Seller ID: 9780821226209

ISBN: 0821226207

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Few figures in history evoke the curiosity or command the attention that Akhenaten, Nefertiti, and Tutankhamen do. Pharaoh Akhenaten founded the city of Amarna 3,500 years ago. In this millennial exhibition of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, the fascinating Amarna Period of ancient Egypt comes to life through more than 250 beautiful works of sculpture, architectural elements, ceramic ware, jewelry, clothing, tools, and furniture from renowned international collections. Essays by leading Egyptian scholars describe this time of unprecedented change in Egyptian art and architecture, technology, ... View more info

Presentation of Maat, The: Ritual and Legitimacy in Ancient Egypt

By: Oriental Institute UofC

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Seller ID: 1885923058

ISBN: 1885923058

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This work studies the relationship between the king and Maat, the personification of "truth," as documented in reliefs of the New Kingdom and Third Intermediate Period. It includes a detailed study of the chronology, iconography, and theology of the ritual of offering Maat and the royal name equated with Maat. Central to the volume is an investigation of the construction of, and variations in, the offering formulas and what modifications in those texts reflect about the status of the king and about the relevance of Maat to ethics in the Ramesside period. View more info

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Assassination Of Julius Caesar: A People's History Of Ancient Rome (New Press Pe

By: Parenti, Michael

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Publisher: NEW PR:

Seller ID: 9781565849426

ISBN: 1565849426

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Most historians, both ancient and modern, have viewed the Late Republic of Rome through the eyes of its rich nobility. In "The Assassination of Julius Caesar," Michael Parenti presents us with a story of popular resistance against entrenched power and wealth. As he carefully weighs the evidence concerning the murder of Caesar, Parenti sketches in the background to the crime with fascinating detail about wider Roman society. In these pages we find reflections on the democratic struggle waged by Roman commoners, religious augury as an instrument of social control, the patriarchal oppression of w... View more info

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Pagan Holiday: On the Trail of Ancient Roman Tourists

By: Perrottet, Tony

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Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC:

Seller ID: 9780375756399

ISBN: 0375756396

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Satyricon, Seneca, Apocolocyntosis

By: Petronius

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 3/30/2015

Seller ID: 9780140444896

ISBN: 0140444890

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Last Days of Socrates

By: Plato

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Seller ID: 9780140445824D

ISBN: 9780140445824D

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Last Days of Socrates

By: Plato

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Publisher: 5/19/2014

Seller ID: 9780140445824

ISBN: 014044582X

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Last Days of Socrates

By: Plato

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Publisher: 12/5/2013

Seller ID: 0140440372

ISBN: 0140440372

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Pot of Gold and Other Plays

By: Plautus

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Seller ID: 9780140441499D

ISBN: 9780140441499D

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