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The Histories

Written by Herodotus


Format: eBook, 816 pages
On Sale: January 21, 2015
Price: $6.99

Herodotus is not only the father of the art and the science of historical writing but also one of the Western tradition's most compelling storytellers. In tales such as that of Gyges—who murders Candaules, the king of Lydia, and unsurps his throne and his marriage bed, thereby bringing on, generations later...

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Dying Every Day
Dying Every Day
Written by James Romm
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307743749
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Dying Every Day
Seneca at the Court of Nero
Written by James Romm


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: December 2, 2014
Price: $17.95

From acclaimed classical historian, author of Ghost on the Throne a  high-stakes drama full of murder, madness, tyranny, perversion, with the sweep of history on the grand scale.

At the center, the tumultuous life of Seneca, ancient Rome’s preeminent writer and philosopher, beginning with banishment in his fifties and subsequent appointment as... Read more >
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Theseus and the Minotaur
Theseus and the Minotaur
Written by Graeme Davis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781472804051
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Theseus and the Minotaur

Written by Graeme Davis


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: November 18, 2014
Price: $17.95

Graeme Davis draws upon the classic sources to retell the great myths and legends of Theseus, the founder-king of Athens, and backs this narrative with a factual examination of the myth, its variations, and its development over time. Replete with both classical and modern illustrations, this book is a concise exploration... Read more >
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Theseus and the Minotaur

Written by Graeme Davis


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: November 18, 2014
Price: $13.95

Graeme Davis draws upon the classic sources to retell the great myths and legends of Theseus, the founder-king of Athens, and backs this narrative with a factual examination of the myth, its variations, and its development over time. Replete with both classical and modern illustrations, this book is a concise exploration... Read more >
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In the Light of Science
In the Light of Science
Written by Demetris Nicolaides
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781615922253
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In the Light of Science
Our Ancient Quest for Knowledge and the Measure of Modern Physics
Written by Demetris Nicolaides


Format: Trade Paperback, 266 pages
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $19.00

The birth of science in ancient Greece had a historical impact that is still being felt today. Physicist Demetris Nicolaides examines the epochal shift in thinking that led pre-Socratic philosophers of the sixth and fifth centuries BCE to abandon the prevailing mythologies of the age and, for the first time, to... Read more >
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In the Light of Science
Our Ancient Quest for Knowledge and the Measure of Modern Physics
Written by Demetris Nicolaides


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $11.99

The birth of science in ancient Greece had a historical impact that is still being felt today. Physicist Demetris Nicolaides examines the epochal shift in thinking that led pre-Socratic philosophers of the sixth and fifth centuries BCE to abandon the prevailing mythologies of the age and, for the first time, to... Read more >
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The Parthenon Enigma
The Parthenon Enigma
Written by Joan Breton Connelly
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307476593
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The Parthenon Enigma

Written by Joan Breton Connelly


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
On Sale: November 4, 2014
Price: $17.95

Since the Enlightenment, the Parthenon—the greatest example of Athenian architecture—has been venerated as the definitive symbol of Western democratic values. Here, Joan Breton Connelly challenges this conventional wisdom, drawing on previously undiscovered sources to present a revolutionary new view of this peerless building. Reaching back across time to trace the Parthenon’s...

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The Woman Who Would Be King
The Woman Who Would Be King
Written by Kara Cooney, Read by Kara Cooney
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780804128353
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The Woman Who Would Be King
Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt
Written by Kara Cooney
Read by Kara Cooney


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 14, 2014
Price: $20.00

An engrossing biography of the longest-reigning female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt and the story of her audacious rise to power.
 
Hatshepsut—the daughter of a general who usurped Egypt's throne and a mother with ties to the previous dynasty—was born into a privileged position in the royal household, and she was expected to bear...

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The Woman Who Would Be King
The Woman Who Would Be King
Written by Kara Cooney
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307956781
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The Woman Who Would Be King
Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt
Written by Kara Cooney


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: October 14, 2014
Price: $13.99

An engrossing biography of the longest-reigning female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt and the story of her audacious rise to power.
 
Hatshepsut—the daughter of a general who usurped Egypt's throne and a mother with ties to the previous dynasty—was born into a privileged position in the royal household, and she was expected to bear...

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The Woman Who Would Be King
The Woman Who Would Be King
Written by Kara Cooney
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307956767
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The Woman Who Would Be King
Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt
Written by Kara Cooney


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: October 14, 2014
Price: $28.00

An engrossing biography of the longest-reigning female pharaoh in Ancient Egypt and the story of her audacious rise to power.
 
Hatshepsut—the daughter of a general who usurped Egypt's throne and a mother with ties to the previous dynasty—was born into a privileged position in the royal household, and she was expected to bear...

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Zealot
Zealot
Written by Reza Aslan
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812981483
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Zealot
The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth
Written by Reza Aslan


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: September 9, 2014
Price: $18.00

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
Good Housekeeping • Booklist • Publishers Weekly • Bookish

From the internationally bestselling author of No god but God comes a fascinating, provocative, and meticulously researched biography that challenges long-held assumptions about the man we know as Jesus... Read more >
Alesia 52 BC
Alesia 52 BC
Written by Nic Fields, Illustrated by Peter Dennis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781782009221
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Alesia 52 BC
The final struggle for Gaul
Written by Nic Fields
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: July 22, 2014
Price: $21.95

Caesar's Legions laid siege to Vercingetorix's Gallic army in one of the most tactically amazing battles of all time. Outnumbered 6:1, the Romans built siege lines facing inward and outward and prevented the Gauls from breaking the siege. The campaign leading to the battle revealed ingenuity on both sides, though in... Read more >
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Alesia 52 BC
The final struggle for Gaul
Written by Nic Fields
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $15.95

Caesar's Legions laid siege to Vercingetorix's Gallic army in one of the most tactically amazing battles of all time. Outnumbered 6:1, the Romans built siege lines facing inward and outward and prevented the Gauls from breaking the siege. The campaign leading to the battle revealed ingenuity on both sides, though in... Read more >
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The Dawn of Genius
The Dawn of Genius
Written by Alan Butler
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781780286846
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The Dawn of Genius
The Minoan Super-Civilization and the Truth About Atlantis
Written by Alan Butler


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: June 17, 2014
Price: $16.95

The modern world looks back towards Ancient Greece for the start of its philosophy, for the origins of its science and even for the foundations of its excursion into democracy. But is this either correct or fair? Was there something long, long before the City States of Greece flirted with geometry...

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The Nile
The Nile
Written by Toby Wilkinson
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385351553
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The Nile
A Journey Downriver Through Egypt's Past and Present
Written by Toby Wilkinson


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: June 10, 2014
Price: $27.95

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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The Nile
The Nile
Written by Toby Wilkinson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385351560
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The Nile
A Journey Downriver Through Egypt's Past and Present
Written by Toby Wilkinson


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: June 10, 2014
Price: $13.99

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 >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
Discovering the Lead Codices
Discovering the Lead Codices
Written by David Elkington and Jennifer Elkington
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781780287669
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Discovering the Lead Codices
The Book of Seven Seals and the Secret Teachings of Jesus
Written by David Elkington and Jennifer Elkington


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $24.95

In March 2011, The Sunday Times ran an article on the discovery of a mysterious cache of palm-sized, ring-bound books made of lead. These lead codices, as they have become known, contain mysterious symbols and inscriptions. One tablet in particular features a portrait of Jesus and has preserved the seven seals...

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Roman Soldier vs Germanic Warrior: 1st Century AD
Roman Soldier vs Germanic Warrior: 1st Century AD
Written by Lindsay Powell, Illustrated by Peter Dennis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781472803498
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Roman Soldier vs Germanic Warrior: 1st Century AD

Written by Lindsay Powell
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $18.95

From the annals of Tacitus we get a one-sided vision of the Romano-Germanic wars. More recent scholarship, including Osprey's Teutoburg Forest Campaign book, paints a more balanced picture. Yet, there's still a lot of ground to cover on the subject.

The reigns of Augustus and his successor Tiberius saw an epic... Read more >
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Roman Soldier vs Germanic Warrior: 1st Century AD

Written by Lindsay Powell
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: May 20, 2014
Price: $18.95

From the annals of Tacitus we get a one-sided vision of the Romano-Germanic wars. More recent scholarship, including Osprey's Teutoburg Forest Campaign book, paints a more balanced picture. Yet, there's still a lot of ground to cover on the subject.

The reigns of Augustus and his successor Tiberius saw an epic... Read more >
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Discovering the Lead Codices
The Book of Seven Seals and the Secret Teachings of Jesus
Written by David Elkington and Jennifer Elkington


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $1.99

In March 2011, The Sunday Times ran an article on the discovery of a mysterious cache of palm-sized, ring-bound books made of lead. These lead codices, as they have become known, contain mysterious symbols and inscriptions. One tablet in particular features a portrait of Jesus and has preserved the seven seals...

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The Roman Search for Wisdom
The Roman Search for Wisdom
Written by Michael K. Kellogg
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616149253
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The Roman Search for Wisdom

Written by Michael K. Kellogg


Format: Hardcover, 364 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $28.95

The Roman "philosophy of life" as mirrored in the literature of ten outstanding representative authors

Though Rome conquered much of the world and established an empire that lasted more than a millennium, its citizens sometimes expressed a sense of inferiority to the intellectual accomplishments of ancient Greece. The notion that Roman philosophers... Read more >
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The Roman Search for Wisdom

Written by Michael K. Kellogg


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 6, 2014
Price: $12.99

The Roman "philosophy of life" as mirrored in the literature of ten outstanding representative authors

Though Rome conquered much of the world and established an empire that lasted more than a millennium, its citizens sometimes expressed a sense of inferiority to the intellectual accomplishments of ancient Greece. The notion that Roman philosophers... Read more >
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The Carthaginians 6th-2nd Century BC
The Carthaginians 6th-2nd Century BC
Written by Andrea Salimbeti, Illustrated by Giuseppe Rava
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781782007760
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The Carthaginians 6th-2nd Century BC

Written by Andrea Salimbeti
Illustrated by Giuseppe Rava


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $18.95

Carthage became Rome's greatest and most legendary enemy under the generalship of Hannibal in battles like Cannae. During the Punic Wars, Carthage's elite mercenary-professional army was ultimately defeated by Roman endurance and Scipio's genius.

Carthage, the port-city in Tunisia first settled by Phoenicians from Tyre, grew to extend a competitive maritime... Read more >
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The Carthaginians 6th-2nd Century BC

Written by Andrea Salimbeti
Illustrated by Giuseppe Rava


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $18.95

Carthage became Rome's greatest and most legendary enemy under the generalship of Hannibal in battles like Cannae. During the Punic Wars, Carthage's elite mercenary-professional army was ultimately defeated by Roman endurance and Scipio's genius.

Carthage, the port-city in Tunisia first settled by Phoenicians from Tyre, grew to extend a competitive maritime... Read more >
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The Ark Before Noah
The Ark Before Noah
Written by Irving Finkel
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385537117
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The Ark Before Noah
Decoding the Story of the Flood
Written by Irving Finkel


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $30.00

The recent translation of a Babylonian tablet launches a groundbreaking investigation into one of the most famous stories in the world, challenging the way we look at ancient history.
 
Since the Victorian period, it has been understood that the story of Noah, iconic in the Book of Genesis, and a... Read more >
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