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Cicero
Cicero
Written by Anthony Everitt
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ISBN: 9781588360342
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Cicero
The Life and Times of Rome's Greatest Politician
Written by Anthony Everitt


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: November 30, 2011
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“All ages of the world have not produced a greater statesman and philosopher combined.”
—John Adams

He squared off against Caesar and was friends with young Brutus. He advised the legendary Pompey on his somewhat botched transition from military hero to politician. He lambasted Mark Antony and was master of the smear campaign... Read more >
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A War Like No Other
A War Like No Other
Written by Victor Hanson
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ISBN: 9781588364906
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A War Like No Other
How the Athenians and Spartans Fought the Peloponnesian War
Written by Victor Hanson


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: November 30, 2011
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One of our most provocative military historians, Victor Davis Hanson has given us painstakingly researched and pathbreaking accounts of wars ranging from classical antiquity to the twenty-first century. Now he juxtaposes an ancient conflict with our most urgent modern concerns to create his most engrossing work to date, A War Like... Read more >
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Plutarch's Lives, Volume 2
Plutarch's Lives, Volume 2
Written by Plutarch, Edited by Arthur Hugh Clough, Introduction by Tony Podlecki
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ISBN: 9780553897357
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Plutarch's Lives, Volume 2

Written by Plutarch
Edited by Arthur Hugh Clough
Introduction by Tony Podlecki


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 2, 2011
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Plutarch's Lives, written at the beginning of the second century A.D., is a brilliant social history of the ancient world by one of the greatest biographers and moralists of all time. In what is by far his most famous and influential work, Plutarch reveals the character and personality of his subjects... Read more >
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Dinner with Persephone
Dinner with Persephone
Written by Patricia Storace
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ISBN: 9780307765338
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Dinner with Persephone
Travels in Greece
Written by Patricia Storace


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: October 19, 2011
Price: $15.99

A New York Times Notable Book of the Year

"Full of insights, marvelously entertaining . . . haunting and beautifully written."
--The New York Review of Books

"I lived in Athens, at the intersection of a prostitute and a saint."  So begins Patricia Storace's astonishing memoir of her year in Greece. Mixing affection with... Read more >
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Ghost on the Throne
Ghost on the Throne
Written by James Romm
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ISBN: 9780307701503
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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: eBook, 368 pages
On Sale: October 11, 2011
Price: $13.99

Alexander the Great, perhaps the most commanding leader in history, united his empire and his army by the titanic force of his will. His death at the age of thirty-two spelled the end of that unity.

The story of Alexander’s conquest of the Persian empire is known to many readers, but the... Read more >
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The Ghosts of Cannae
The Ghosts of Cannae
Written by Robert L. O'Connell
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ISBN: 9780812978674
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The Ghosts of Cannae
Hannibal and the Darkest Hour of the Roman Republic
Written by Robert L. O'Connell


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $17.00

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For millennia, Carthage’s triumph over Rome at Cannae in 216 B.C. has inspired reverence and awe. No general since has matched Hannibal’s most unexpected, innovative, and brutal military victory. Now Robert L. O’Connell, one of the most admired names in military history, tells the whole story of Cannae for the...

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Roman Centurions 753-31 BC
The Kingdom and the Age of Consuls
Written by Raffaele D'Amato
Illustrated by Giuseppe Rava


Format: eBook, 48 pages
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $13.95

A perennially popular topic the ancient world continues to yield incredibly rich archaeological finds. Based on years of detailed research, Dr Raffaele D'Amato now presents a new history on the dress and equipment of Roman Centurions from the Roman kingdom to the height of the Republic. In addition, thanks to his... Read more >
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Roman Centurions 753-31 BC
Roman Centurions 753-31 BC
Written by Raffaele D'Amato, Illustrated by Giuseppe Rava
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ISBN: 9781849085410
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Roman Centurions 753-31 BC
The Kingdom and the Age of Consuls
Written by Raffaele D'Amato
Illustrated by Giuseppe Rava


Format: Trade Paperback, 48 pages
On Sale: August 23, 2011
Price: $17.95

A perennially popular topic the ancient world continues to yield incredibly rich archaeological finds. Based on years of detailed research, Dr Raffaele D'Amato now presents a new history on the dress and equipment of Roman Centurions from the Roman kingdom to the height of the Republic. In addition, thanks to his... Read more >
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Citizens to Lords
Citizens to Lords
Written by Ellen Meiksins Wood
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ISBN: 9781844677061
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Citizens to Lords
A Social History of Western Political Thought from Antiquity to the Late Middle Ages
Written by Ellen Meiksins Wood


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: August 1, 2011
Price: $26.95

In this groundbreaking work, Ellen Meiksins Wood rewrites the history of political theory. She traces the development of the Western tradition from classical antiquity through to the Middle Ages in the perspective of social history—a significant departure not only from the standard abstract history of ideas but also from other contextual... Read more >
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Citizens to Lords
A Social History of Western Political Thought from Antiquity to the Late Middle Ages
Written by Ellen Meiksins Wood


Format: eBook
On Sale: August 1, 2011
Price: $26.95

In this groundbreaking work, Ellen Meiksins Wood lays out her innovative approach to the history of political theory and traces the development of the Western tradition from classical antiquity through the late Middle Ages. Her “social history” is a significant departure from other contextual interpretations. Treating canonical thinkers as passionately engaged... Read more >
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Early Roman Warrior 753-321 BC
Early Roman Warrior 753-321 BC
Written by Nic Fields, Illustrated by Sean O'Brogain
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ISBN: 9781849084994
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Early Roman Warrior 753-321 BC

Written by Nic Fields
Illustrated by Sean O'Brogain


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: July 19, 2011
Price: $18.95

Osprey's survey of early Roman warriors from 753 to 321 BC. The prototypical 'Roman Legionnaire' often seen on television and in movies is actually the product of nearly a millennium of military development. Far back in the Bronze Age, before the city of Rome existed, a loose collection of independent hamlets... Read more >
Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves
Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves
Written by Sarah Pomeroy
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ISBN: 9780307791474
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Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves
Women in Classical Antiquity
Written by Sarah Pomeroy


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: May 18, 2011
Price: $12.99

"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. Illustrations.


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Boudicca's Rebellion AD 60-61
Boudicca's Rebellion AD 60-61
Written by Nic Fields, Illustrated by Peter Dennis
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ISBN: 9781849083133
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Boudicca's Rebellion AD 60-61
The Britons rise up against Rome
Written by Nic Fields
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: April 19, 2011
Price: $19.95

When the Romans occupied the southern half of Britain in AD 43, the Iceni tribe quickly allied themselves with the invaders. Having paid tribute to Rome, they continued to be ruled by their own kings. But 17 years later, when Prasutagus, the king of the Iceni, died, the Romans decided to... Read more >
Saladin
Saladin
Written by David Nicolle, Illustrated by Peter Dennis
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ISBN: 9781849083171
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Saladin
The background, strategies, tactics and battlefield experiences of the greatest commanders of history
Written by David Nicolle
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: April 19, 2011
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This Osprey Command book looks closely at the early life, military experiences and key battlefield exploits of Al-Malik al-Nasir Yusuf Ibn Najm al-Din Ayyub Ibn Shahdi Abu'l-Muzaffar Salah al-Din - or Saladin as he is more commonly known outside the Islamic world - who is broadly regarded as the greatest hero... Read more >
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The First Clash
The First Clash
Written by Jim Lacey
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ISBN: 9780553908121
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The First Clash
The Miraculous Greek Victory at Marathon and Its Impact on Western Civilization
Written by Jim Lacey


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: March 29, 2011
Price: $12.99

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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... Read more >
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Alexander the Great at War
Alexander the Great at War
Written by Ruth Sheppard
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ISBN: 9781849084802
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Alexander the Great at War
His Army - His Battles - His Enemies
Written by Ruth Sheppard


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $18.95

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 >
Bronze Age Greek Warrior 1600-1100 BC
Bronze Age Greek Warrior 1600-1100 BC
Written by Raffaele D'Amato and Andrea Salimbeti, Illustrated by Giuseppe Rava
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ISBN: 9781849081955
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Bronze Age Greek Warrior 1600-1100 BC

Written by Raffaele D'Amato and Andrea Salimbeti
Illustrated by Giuseppe Rava


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: March 22, 2011
Price: $18.95

Osprey's survey of Greek warriors of the period of the Bronze Age from 1600 to 1100 BC. More than a century has passed past since German archeologist Heinrich Schliemann discovered the treasures of Bronze Age Mycenae. The richly decorated artifacts of the entombed warriors, whose bodies still lay in their graves... Read more >
The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt
The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt
Written by Toby Wilkinson
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ISBN: 9780679604297
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The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

Written by Toby Wilkinson


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 15, 2011
Price: $13.99

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In this landmark work, one of the world’s most renowned Egyptologists tells the epic story of this great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its final absorption into the Roman Empire—three thousand years of wild drama, bold spectacle, and unforgettable characters.

Award-winning scholar Toby Wilkinson... Read more >
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Hannibal
Hannibal
Written by Nic Fields, Illustrated by Peter Dennis
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ISBN: 9781849083492
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Hannibal

Written by Nic Fields
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: February 15, 2011
Price: $18.95

By the end of the First Punic War against Carthage, the Romans had reduced the capital city of the Carthaginian Empire to a heap of ashes and destroyed its culture. In 219 BC, however, Hannibal, the eldest son of the charismatic general Hamilcar Barca, began the Second Punic War and was... Read more >
Memory and the Mediterranean
Memory and the Mediterranean
Written by Fernand Braudel
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ISBN: 9780307773364
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Memory and the Mediterranean

Written by Fernand Braudel


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: February 9, 2011
Price: $13.99

A grand sweep of history by the late Fernand Braudel–one of the twentieth century’s most influential historians–Memory and the Mediterranean chronicles the Mediterranean’s immeasurably rich past during the foundational period from prehistory to classical antiquity, illuminating nothing less than the bedrock of our civilization and the very origins of Western culture.

Essential... Read more >
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The Hemlock Cup
The Hemlock Cup
Written by Bettany Hughes
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307595294
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The Hemlock Cup
Socrates, Athens and the Search for the Good Life
Written by Bettany Hughes


Format: eBook, 528 pages
On Sale: February 8, 2011
Price: $13.99

We think the way we do because Socrates thought the way he did; in his unwavering commitment to truth and in the example of his own life, he set the standard for all subsequent Western philosophy. And yet, for twenty-five centuries, he has remained an enigma: a man who left no... Read more >
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Teutoburg Forest AD 9
Teutoburg Forest AD 9
Written by Michael McNally, Illustrated by Peter Dennis
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ISBN: 9781846035814
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Teutoburg Forest AD 9
The destruction of Varus and his legions
Written by Michael McNally
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: January 18, 2011
Price: $21.95

Osprey's study of one of the  most important battles of the long-elasting Germanic Wars (113 BC - 439 AD). Arminius, a young member of the Cheruscan tribe under the Roman Empire felt that Rome could be beaten in battle and that such a victory would guarantee the freedom of the Germans... Read more >
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, vol. 1-6
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, vol. 1-6
Written by Edward Gibbon
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307700766
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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, vol. 1-6

Written by Edward Gibbon


Format: Hardcover
On Sale: December 21, 2010
Price: $140.00

Edward Gibbon’s classic timeless work of ancient Roman history in 6 volumes collected into 2 boxed sets, in beautiful, enduring hardcover editions with elegant cloth sewn bindings, gold stamped covers, and silk ribbon markers. Read more >
The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika
The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika
Edited by Robert B. Strassler
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ISBN: 9781400034765
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The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika

Edited by Robert B. Strassler


Format: Trade Paperback, 672 pages
On Sale: December 7, 2010
Price: $25.00

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 >
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The Genesis of Science
The Genesis of Science
Written by Stephen Bertman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781616142179
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The Genesis of Science
The Story of Greek Imagination
Written by Stephen Bertman


Format: Hardcover, 293 pages
On Sale: October 1, 2010
Price: $27.00

Historians often look to ancient Greece as the wellspring of Western civilization. Perhaps the most ingenious achievement of the Hellenic mind was the early development of the sciences. The names we give to science’s many branches today—from physics and chemistry to mathematics, biology, and psychology—echo the Greek words that were first... Read more >
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