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Travels with Herodotus

Written by Ryszard Kapuscinski


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 10, 2008
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7878-3 (1-4000-7878-4)

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... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Travelling Heroes
In the Epic Age of Homer
Written by Robin Lane Fox


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-76386-4 (0-679-76386-4)

The myths of the ancient Greeks have inspired us for thousands of years. Where did the famous stories of the battles of their gods develop and spread across the world? The celebrated classicist Robin Lane Fox draws on a lifetime’s knowledge of the ancient world, and on his own travels, answering... Read more >
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Countrymen

Written by Bo Lidegaard


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-35015-0 (0-385-35015-5)

Amid the dark, ghastly history of World War II, the literally extraordinary story, never before fully researched by a historian, of how the Danish people banded together to save their fellow Jews from the Nazis—told through the remarkable unpublished diaries and documents of families forced to run for safety, leaving their... Read more >
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The Roman Army
The Greatest War Machine of the Ancient World
Written by Chris McNab


Format: Trade Paperback, 280 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: May 22, 2012
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84908-813-8 (1-84908-813-6)

The image of the Roman legionary is as familiar today as it was to the citizens - and enemies - of the vast Roman Empire two thousand years ago. This book goes beyond the stereotypes found in popular culture to examine the Roman Army from the first armed citizens of the... Read more >
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A Short History of Byzantium

Written by John Julius Norwich


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 29, 1998
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-679-77269-9 (0-679-77269-3)

In this magisterial adaptation of his epic three-volume history of Byzantium, John Julius Norwich chronicles the world's longest-lived Christian empire. Beginning with Constantine the Great, who in a.d. 330 made Christianity the religion of his realm and then transferred its capital to the city that would bear his name, Norwich follows... Read more >

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The Naked Olympics
The True Story of the Ancient Games
Written by Tony Perrottet


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: June 8, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6991-7 (0-8129-6991-X)

"The Naked Olympics presents the Greeks in all their glory, brutality, and vulgarity. It is a fascinating picture and popular history at its best."
--Norman Cantor, Professor Emeritus, New York University, and author of Antiquity: The Civilization of the Ancient World

Tony Perrottet delves into the ancient world and brings erudition and... Read more >
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Pagan Holiday
On the Trail of Ancient Roman Tourists
Written by Tony Perrottet


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-75639-9 (0-375-75639-6)

The ancient Romans were responsible for many remarkable achievements—Roman numerals, straight roads—but one of their lesser-known contributions was the creation of the tourist industry. The first people in history to enjoy safe and easy travel, Romans embarked on the original Grand Tour, journeying from the lost city of Troy to the... Read more >
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The Life of Alexander the Great

Written by Plutarch
Edited by Arthur Hugh Clough
Translated by John Dryden
Introduction by Victor Hanson


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 13, 2004
Price: $9.95
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7133-0 (0-8129-7133-7)

From one of the most eminent biographers of the ancient world, here is the story that has intrigued readers for centuries--the young king of Macedonia who became known as one of the greatest military geniuses of all time.

Victor Davis Hanson wrote the Introduction to this Modern Library edition of Plutarch's The... Read more >
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Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves
Women in Classical Antiquity
Written by Sarah Pomeroy


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Schocken
On Sale: January 17, 1995
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-8052-1030-9 (0-8052-1030-X)

“The first general treatment of women in the ancient world to reflect the critical insights of modern feminism. Though much debated, its position as the basic textbook on women’s history in Greece and Rome has hardly been challenged.” —Mary Beard, Times Literary Supplement

“Pomeroy’s pioneering study on the status and activities of... Read more >
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A Jew Among Romans
The Life and Legacy of Flavius Josephus
Written by Frederic Raphael


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45635-9 (0-307-45635-8)

From the acclaimed biographer, screenwriter, and novelist Frederic Raphael, here is an audacious history of Josephus (37–c.100), the Jewish general turned Roman historian, whose emblematic betrayal is a touchstone for the Jew alone in the Gentile world.

Joseph ben Mattathias’s transformation into Titus Flavius Josephus, historian to the Roman emperor Vespasian, is... Read more >
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Alexander
The Ambiguity of Greatness
Written by Guy Maclean Rogers


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: October 11, 2005
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-7271-9 (0-8129-7271-6)

For nearly two and a half millennia, Alexander the Great has loomed over history as a legend–and an enigma. Wounded repeatedly but always triumphant in battle, he conquered most of the known world, only to die mysteriously at the age of thirty-two. In his day he was revered as a god... Read more >
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Dying Every Day
Seneca at the Court of Nero
Written by James Romm


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74374-9 (0-307-74374-8)

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Dying Every Day
Seneca at the Court of Nero
Written by James Romm


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-59687-1 (0-307-59687-7)

From acclaimed classical historian, author of Ghost on the Throne (“Gripping . . . the narrative verve of a born writer and the erudition of a scholar” —Daniel  Mendelsohn) and editor of The Landmark Arrian:The Campaign of Alexander (“Thrilling” —The New York Times Book Review), a  high-stakes drama full of murder... Read more >
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Ghost on the Throne
The Death of Alexander the Great and the Bloody Fight for His Empire
Written by James Romm


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: November 13, 2012
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-45660-1 (0-307-45660-9)

When Alexander the Great died at the age of thirty-two, his empire stretched from the Adriatic Sea in the west all the way to modern-day India in the east. In an unusual compromise, his two heirs—a mentally damaged half brother, Philip III, and an infant son, Alexander IV, born after his... Read more >
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The Landmark Arrian
The Campaigns of Alexander
Series edited by Robert B. Strassler
Edited by James Romm


Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 17, 2012
Price: $27.50
ISBN: 978-1-4000-7967-4 (1-4000-7967-5)

Arrian’s Campaigns of Alexander, widely considered the most authoritative history of the brilliant leader’s great conquests, is the latest addition to the acclaimed Landmark series.

After twelve years of hard-fought campaigns, Alexander the Great controlled a vast empire that was bordered by the Adriatic sea to the west and modern-day India... Read more >

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Alexander the Great at War
His Army - His Battles - His Enemies
Written by Ruth Sheppard


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-84908-480-2 (1-84908-480-7)

Perhaps the most famous commander of the ancient world, Alexander the Great, and his battles and victories, never cease to fascinate those with any interest in Ancient Greece. He was aged only 20 when he became king of Macedon, but he had already begun to show the military genius that would... Read more >

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The Trial of Socrates

Written by I.F. Stone


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 1, 1989
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-26032-9 (0-385-26032-6)

In unraveling the long-hidden issues of the most famous free speech case of all time, noted author I.F. Stone ranges far and wide over Roman as well as Greek history to present an engaging and rewarding introduction to classical antiquity and its relevance to society today. The New York Times called... Read more >

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The Landmark Herodotus
The Histories
Written by Robert B. Strassler


Format: Trade Paperback, 1024 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 2, 2009
Price: $28.95
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3114-6 (1-4000-3114-1)

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 first true piece of historical writing in Western literature. With lucid prose, Herodotus's account of the rise... Read more >

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The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika

Edited by Robert B. Strassler


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: December 7, 2010
Price: $25.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-3476-5 (1-4000-3476-0)

Hellenika covers the years between 411 and 362 B.C.E., a particularly dramatic period during which the alliances among Athens, Sparta, Thebes, and Persia were in constant flux. Together with the volumes of Herodotus and Thucydides, it completes an ancient narrative of the military and political history of classical Greece.

Xenophon was... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika

Edited by Robert B. Strassler


Format: Hardcover, 672 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: November 3, 2009
Price: $40.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-42255-3 (0-375-42255-2)

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 Peloponnesian War.

Hellenika covers the years between 411 and 362 B.C.E., a particularly dramatic... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.

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The Annals & The Histories

Written by Tacitus
Edited by Moses Hadas
Translated by Alfred Church and William Brodribb
Introduction by Shelby Foote


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
Publisher: Modern Library
On Sale: April 8, 2003
Price: $17.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6699-2 (0-8129-6699-6)

Cornelius Tacitus brilliantly chronicles the moral decline and rampant civil unrest in the Roman Empire in a period when the earliest foundations of modern Europe were being laid.

The Annals commence in a.d. 14, at the death of Augustus, recounting the reigns of Tiberius, Gaius (Caligula), Claudius, and Nero, and conclude in... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Annals and Histories

Written by Tacitus
Translated by Alfred Church and William Brodribb
Introduction by Robin Lane Fox
Noted by Eleanor Cowan


Format: Hardcover, 888 pages
Publisher: Everyman's Library
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $32.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-26750-4 (0-307-26750-4)

The complete historical works of the greatest chronicler of the Roman Empire in a wholly revised and updated translation.

A brilliant narrator and a master stylist, Tacitus served as administrator and senator, a career that gave him an intimate view of the empire at its highest levels, and of the dramatic, violent... Read more >

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The Agrarian Sociology Of Ancient Civilizations

Written by Max Weber


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Verso
On Sale: August 6, 2013
Price: $29.95
ISBN: 978-1-78168-109-1 (1-78168-109-0)

Max Weber, widely recognized as the greatest of the founders of classical sociology, is often associated with the development of capitalism in Western Europe and the analysis of modernity. But he also had a profound scholarly interest in ancient societies and the Near East, and turned the youthful discipline of sociology... Read more >
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The Nile
A Journey Downriver Through Egypt's Past and Present
Written by Toby Wilkinson


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: June 10, 2014
Price: $27.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-35155-3 (0-385-35155-0)

A hypnotic journey in the company of one of the world's most acclaimed Egyptologists over the fabled river telling how the Nile continually brought life to an ancient civilization now dead and how it sustained its successors, now in tumult.

Renowned Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson leads us through space as much as time... Read more >
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