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Travels with Herodotus
Travels with Herodotus
Written by Ryszard Kapuscinski
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ISBN: 9780307548238
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Travels with Herodotus

Written by Ryszard Kapuscinski


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: November 11, 2009
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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 >
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The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika
The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika
Edited by Robert B. Strassler
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ISBN: 9780375422553
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The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika

Edited by Robert B. Strassler


Format: Hardcover, 672 pages
On Sale: November 3, 2009
Price: $40.00

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 Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Edited and Abridged)
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Edited and Abridged)
Written by Edward Gibbon, Edited by Hans-Friedrich Mueller
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ISBN: 9780307419767
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The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Edited and Abridged)

Written by Edward Gibbon
Edited by Hans-Friedrich Mueller


Format: eBook
On Sale: October 14, 2009
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Edited, abridged, and with a critical Foreword by Hans-Friedrich Mueller
Introduction by Daniel J. Boorstin
Illustrations by Giovanni Battista Piranesi

Edward Gibbon’s masterpiece, which narrates the history of the Roman Empire from the second century A.D. to its collapse in the west in the fifth century and in the east in the... Read more >
Annals and Histories
Annals and Histories
Written by Tacitus, Translated by Alfred Church and William Brodribb, Introduction by Robin Lane Fox, Noted by Eleanor Cowan
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307267504
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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
On Sale: October 6, 2009
Price: $32.00

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 >
Lost to the West
Lost to the West
Written by Lars Brownworth
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ISBN: 9780307462411
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Lost to the West
The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization
Written by Lars Brownworth


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 15, 2009
Price: $11.99

In AD 476 the Roman Empire fell–or rather, its western half did. Its eastern half, which would come to be known as the Byzantine Empire, would endure and often flourish for another eleven centuries. Though its capital would move to Constantinople, its citizens referred to themselves as Roman for the entire... Read more >
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Lost to the West
Lost to the West
Written by Lars Brownworth, Read by Lars Brownworth
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ISBN: 9780307577252
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Lost to the West
The Forgotten Byzantine Empire That Rescued Western Civilization
Written by Lars Brownworth
Read by Lars Brownworth


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: September 15, 2009
Price: $20.00

In AD 476 the Roman Empire fell–or rather, its western half did. Its eastern half, which would come to be known as the Byzantine Empire, would endure and often flourish for another eleven centuries. Though its capital would move to Constantinople, its citizens referred to themselves as Roman for the entire... Read more >
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Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome
Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome
Written by Anthony Everitt
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ISBN: 9781588368966
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Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome

Written by Anthony Everitt


Format: eBook
On Sale: September 1, 2009
Price: $13.99

Born in A.D. 76, Hadrian lived through and ruled during a tempestuous era, a time when the Colosseum was opened to the public and Pompeii was buried under a mountain of lava and ash. Acclaimed author Anthony Everitt vividly recounts Hadrian’s thrilling life, in which the emperor brings a century of... Read more >
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The Message of the Sphinx
The Message of the Sphinx
Written by Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval
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ISBN: 9780307557919
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The Message of the Sphinx
A Quest for the Hidden Legacy of Mankind
Written by Graham Hancock and Robert Bauval


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: June 10, 2009
Price: $14.99

In this riveting account of historical and archaeological investigation, the authors present hard evidence that the Sphinx, the Pyramids, and the other monuments at Giza are of far more ancient origin than previously believed. Complete with evidence of a conspiracy between the Egyptology establishment and various confidential organizations to keep the... Read more >
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Helen of Troy
Helen of Troy
Written by Bettany Hughes
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ISBN: 9780307485885
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Helen of Troy
The Story Behind the Most Beautiful Woman in the World
Written by Bettany Hughes


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: June 3, 2009
Price: $14.99

For 3,000 years, the woman known as Helen of Troy has been both the ideal symbol of beauty and a reminder of the terrible power beauty can wield.In her search for the identity behind this mythic figure, acclaimed historian Bettany Hughes uses Homer’s account of Helen’s life to frame her own... Read more >
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Chinese Walled Cities 221 BC-AD 1644
Chinese Walled Cities 221 BC-AD 1644
Written by Stephen Turnbull, Illustrated by Steve Noon
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ISBN: 9781846033810
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Chinese Walled Cities 221 BC-AD 1644

Written by Stephen Turnbull
Illustrated by Steve Noon


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: May 19, 2009
Price: $18.95

It has been said in China that a city without a wall would be as inconceivable as a house without a roof. Even the smallest village invariably had some form of defensive wall, while the Great Wall of China was an attempt to build a barrier along the most vulnerable border... Read more >
Pagan Holiday
Pagan Holiday
Written by Tony Perrottet
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307558909
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Pagan Holiday
On the Trail of Ancient Roman Tourists
Written by Tony Perrottet


Format: eBook, 416 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2009
Price: $11.99

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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Travelling Heroes
Travelling Heroes
Written by Robin Lane Fox
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ISBN: 9780307271518
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Travelling Heroes

Written by Robin Lane Fox


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: April 7, 2009
Price: $14.99

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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Egyptian Pyramids and Mastaba Tombs
Egyptian Pyramids and Mastaba Tombs
Written by Philip J. Watson
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ISBN: 9780852638538
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Egyptian Pyramids and Mastaba Tombs

Written by Philip J. Watson


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: February 17, 2009
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The Egyptian pyramids are iconic images of ancient Egyptian civilisation and mythology. This book traces the early development of ancient pyramids and tombs, from the Mastaba burial tombs of the first dynasty, to the Great Pyramid of the fourth. Also exploring the lesser-known pyramids of the Old and Middle Kingdoms, the... Read more >
Roman Roads in Britain
Roman Roads in Britain
Written by Hugh Davies
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ISBN: 9780747806905
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Roman Roads in Britain

Written by Hugh Davies


Format: Trade Paperback, 72 pages
On Sale: February 17, 2009
Price: $13.95

The vast networks of roads throughout the Roman Empire were vital to the expansion of Roman culture, power and influence across the world and one of their principal uses was the transportation of the Legions to strategic bases in the most direct way possible. This book details the planning, construction and... Read more >
Rome and Jerusalem
Rome and Jerusalem
Written by Martin Goodman
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ISBN: 9780307544360
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Rome and Jerusalem
The Clash of Ancient Civilizations
Written by Martin Goodman


Format: eBook, 624 pages
On Sale: December 24, 2008
Price: $14.99

A magisterial history of the titanic struggle between the Roman and Jewish worlds that led to the destruction of Jerusalem.

Martin Goodman—equally renowned in Jewish and in Roman studies—examines this conflict, its causes, and its consequences with unprecedented authority and thoroughness. He delineates the incompatibility between the cultural, political, and religious beliefs... Read more >
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Sailing from Byzantium
Sailing from Byzantium
Written by Colin Wells
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ISBN: 9780553901719
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Sailing from Byzantium

Written by Colin Wells


Format: eBook
On Sale: December 10, 2008
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A gripping intellectual adventure story, Sailing from Byzantium sweeps you from the deserts of Arabia to the dark forests of northern Russia, from the colorful towns of Renaissance Italy to the final moments of a millennial city under siege….

Byzantium: the successor of Greece and Rome, this magnificent empire bridged the ancient... Read more >
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The Road to Eleusis
The Road to Eleusis
Written by R. Gordon Wasson, Albert Hofmann and Carl A. P. Ruck, Preface by Huston Smith, Afterword by Peter Webster
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ISBN: 9781556437526
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The Road to Eleusis
Unveiling the Secret of the Mysteries
Written by R. Gordon Wasson, Albert Hofmann and Carl A. P. Ruck
Preface by Huston Smith
Afterword by Peter Webster


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
On Sale: November 25, 2008
Price: $18.95

The secretive Mysteries conducted at Eleusis in Greece for nearly two millennia have long puzzled scholars with strange accounts of initiates experiencing otherworldly journeys. In this groundbreaking work, three experts—a mycologist, a chemist, and a historian—argue persuasively that the sacred potion given to participants in the course of the ritual contained... Read more >
Rome and Jerusalem
Rome and Jerusalem
Written by Martin Goodman
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ISBN: 9780375726132
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Rome and Jerusalem
The Clash of Ancient Civilizations
Written by Martin Goodman


Format: Trade Paperback, 640 pages
On Sale: November 11, 2008
Price: $20.00

A magisterial history of the titanic struggle between the Roman and Jewish worlds that led to the destruction of Jerusalem.

Martin Goodman—equally renowned in Jewish and in Roman studies—examines this conflict, its causes, and its consequences with unprecedented authority and thoroughness. He delineates the incompatibility between the cultural, political, and religious beliefs... Read more >
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The Odyssey
The Odyssey
Written by Homer, Translated by Charles Stein
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ISBN: 9781556437281
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The Odyssey

Written by Homer
Translated by Charles Stein


Format: Trade Paperback, 656 pages
On Sale: October 7, 2008
Price: $22.95

Most translations of The Odyssey are in the kind of standard verse form believed typical of high-serious composition in the ancient world. Yet some scholars believe the epic was originally composed in a less formal, phrase-by-phrase prosody. Charles Stein employs the latter approach in this dramatic, and in some ways truer... Read more >
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Tutankhamun
Tutankhamun
Written by Zahi Hawass, Photographed by Sandro Vannini
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781426202643
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Tutankhamun
The Golden King and the Great Pharaohs
Written by Zahi Hawass
Photographed by Sandro Vannini


Format: Hardcover, 264 pages
On Sale: September 16, 2008
Price: $40.00

Mysterious boy king Tutankhamun returns to the U.S. in 2008, bringing rare treasures never before seen outside Egypt. For the millions of fans wanting a keepsake and chronicle of this magnificent new exhibition, this book will delight. Created by world-renowned art historians under the guidance of Zahi Hawass—director of Egypt’s Supreme... Read more >
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Travels with Herodotus
Travels with Herodotus
Written by Ryszard Kapuscinski
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781400078783
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Travels with Herodotus

Written by Ryszard Kapuscinski


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: June 10, 2008
Price: $15.00

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 >
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Afghanistan
Afghanistan
Written by Fredrik Hiebert
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ISBN: 9781426202957
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Afghanistan
Hidden Treasures
Written by Fredrik Hiebert


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: May 20, 2008
Price: $30.00

Almost 30 years ago, a precious trove of art was spirited away from the National Museum of Afghanistan by a small group of "keyholders" —museum guards, curators, and antiquities lovers who risked their lives to save the country’s cultural treasures. Their actions spared these magnificent pieces from the threat of destruction... Read more >
The Forts of Judaea 168 BC-AD 73
The Forts of Judaea 168 BC-AD 73
Written by Samuel Rocco, Illustrated by Adam Hook
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ISBN: 9781846031717
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The Forts of Judaea 168 BC-AD 73
From the Maccabees to the Fall of Masada
Written by Samuel Rocco
Illustrated by Adam Hook


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: May 20, 2008
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During the second century BC the dynasties of Herod and the Hasmoneans were responsible for a massive programme of fort development. Samuel Rocco examines the construction, design and history of these forts - ranging from the ancient fortress of Masada to Herod's own palace, the Temple Mount and the walls that... Read more >
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The Hellenistic Age
The Hellenistic Age
Written by Peter Green
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ISBN: 9780812967401
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The Hellenistic Age
A Short History
Written by Peter Green


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
On Sale: May 13, 2008
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The Hellenistic Age chronicles the years 336 to 30 BCE, a period that witnessed the overlap of two of antiquity’s great civilizations, the Greek and the Roman. Peter Green’s remarkably far-ranging study covers the prevalent themes and events of those centuries: the Hellenization, by Alexander’s conquests, of an immense swath of... Read more >
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The Hellenistic Age
The Hellenistic Age
Written by Peter Green
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ISBN: 9781588367068
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The Hellenistic Age

Written by Peter Green


Format: eBook
On Sale: May 13, 2008
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The Hellenistic era witnessed the overlap of antiquity’s two great Western civilizations, the Greek and the Roman. This was the epoch of Alexander’s vast expansion of the Greco-Macedonian world, the rise and fall of his successors’ major dynasties in Egypt and Asia, and, ultimately, the establishment of Rome as the first... Read more >
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