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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: eBook0
On Sale: May 13, 2014
Price: $9.99

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: eBook0
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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The Ark Before Noah
The Ark Before Noah
Written by Irving Finkel
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385537124
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The Ark Before Noah
Decoding the Story of the Flood
Written by Irving Finkel


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: March 25, 2014
Price: $13.99

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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Troy - Last War of the Heroic Age

Written by Si Sheppard
Illustrated by Jose Pena


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

Homer's Iliad, read by college underclassmen everywhere, tells the story of Helen, 'the face that launched a thousand ships', the trojan horse, and Achilles' heel. The Iliad provides the basis for this modern exploration of one of the most famous legendary wars of all time, a story at least partly based... Read more >
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Troy - Last War of the Heroic Age
Troy - Last War of the Heroic Age
Written by Si Sheppard
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781472801289
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Troy - Last War of the Heroic Age

Written by Si Sheppard


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

Homer's Iliad, read by college underclassmen everywhere, tells the story of Helen, 'the face that launched a thousand ships', the trojan horse, and Achilles' heel. The Iliad provides the basis for this modern exploration of one of the most famous legendary wars of all time, a story at least partly based... Read more >
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Dying Every Day
Dying Every Day
Written by James Romm
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307596871
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Dying Every Day
Seneca at the Court of Nero
Written by James Romm


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $27.95

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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Dying Every Day
Dying Every Day
Written by James Romm
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385351720
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Dying Every Day
Seneca at the Court of Nero
Written by James Romm


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $13.99

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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Before the Pyramids
Cracking Archaeology's Greatest Mystery
Written by Christopher Knight and Alan Butler


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $7.99

The suggestion that the Giza pyramids were laid out to represent the stars of Orion's belt, with the position of the River Nile reflecting the Milky Way, was first put forward by the renowned author Robert Bauval in his bestselling book The Orion Mystery. In Before the Pyramids Knight and Butler... Read more >
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The Parthenon Enigma
The Parthenon Enigma
Written by Joan Breton Connelly
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780307593382
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The Parthenon Enigma

Written by Joan Breton Connelly


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $35.00

Built in the fifth century b.c., the Parthenon has been venerated for more than two millennia as the West’s ultimate paragon of beauty and proportion. Since the Enlightenment, it has also come to represent our political ideals, the lavish temple to the goddess Athena serving as the model for our most... Read more >
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The Parthenon Enigma
The Parthenon Enigma
Written by Joan Breton Connelly
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780385350501
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The Parthenon Enigma

Written by Joan Breton Connelly


Format: eBook, 512 pages
On Sale: January 28, 2014
Price: $13.99

Built in the fifth century b.c., the Parthenon has been venerated for more than two millennia as the West’s ultimate paragon of beauty and proportion. Since the Enlightenment, it has also come to represent our political ideals, the lavish temple to the goddess Athena serving as the model for our most... Read more >
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Roman Guardsman 62 BC-AD 324
Roman Guardsman 62 BC-AD 324
Written by Ross Cowan
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781782009252
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Roman Guardsman 62 BC-AD 324

Written by Ross Cowan


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: January 21, 2014
Price: $18.95

For four centuries, from the civil wars of the Late Republic to Constantine's bloody reunification of the Empire, elite corps of guardsmen were at the heart of every Roman army. Whether as bodyguards or as shock troops in battle, the fighting skills of praetorians, speculatores, singulares and protectores determined the course... Read more >
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Roman Guardsman 62 BC-AD 324

Written by Ross Cowan


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: January 21, 2014
Price: $14.95

For four centuries, from the civil wars of the Late Republic to Constantine's bloody reunification of the Empire, elite corps of guardsmen were at the heart of every Roman army. Whether as bodyguards or as shock troops in battle, the fighting skills of praetorians, speculatores, singulares and protectores determined the course... Read more >
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Pylos and Sphacteria 425 BC
Pylos and Sphacteria 425 BC
Written by William Shepherd, Illustrated by Peter Dennis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781782002710
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Pylos and Sphacteria 425 BC
Sparta's island of disaster
Written by William Shepherd
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: December 24, 2013
Price: $21.95

In the seventh year of the Second Peloponnesian or 'Archidamian' War the Athenians occupied the promontory of Pylos on the west coast of the Peloponnese as a counterstroke to Sparta's repeated invasions of Attica. Over two days of fighting the small garrison beat off the Spartan army and fleet's determined efforts... Read more >
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Pylos and Sphacteria 425 BC
Sparta's island of disaster
Written by William Shepherd
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: December 24, 2013
Price: $15.95

In the seventh year of the Second Peloponnesian or 'Archidamian' War the Athenians occupied the promontory of Pylos on the west coast of the Peloponnese as a counterstroke to Sparta's repeated invasions of Attica. Over two days of fighting the small garrison beat off the Spartan army and fleet's determined efforts... Read more >
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Hercules
Hercules
Written by Fred Van Lente, Illustrated by Alexey Aparin
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781782006053
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Hercules

Written by Fred Van Lente
Illustrated by Alexey Aparin


Format: Trade Paperback, 80 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $17.95

The greatest hero of Ancient Greece, Hercules battled gods, men and monsters in a lifetime of violence and destruction. Today, Hercules is best known for his 'twelve labors', a series of near-impossible tasks assigned to him as punishment for the killing of his wife and children. During those tasks, he slew... Read more >
Hercules

Written by Fred Lente
Illustrated by Alexey Aparin


Format: eBook, 80 pages
On Sale: November 19, 2013
Price: $13.95

The greatest hero of Ancient Greece, Hercules battled gods, men and monsters in a lifetime of violence and destruction. Today, Hercules is best known for his 'twelve labors', a series of near-impossible tasks assigned to him as punishment for the killing of his wife and children. During those tasks, he slew... Read more >
The Rise of Rome
The Rise of Rome
Written by Anthony Everitt
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780812978155
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The Rise of Rome
The Making of the World's Greatest Empire
Written by Anthony Everitt


Format: Trade Paperback, 512 pages
On Sale: November 12, 2013
Price: $18.00

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE KANSAS CITY STAR

From Anthony Everitt, the bestselling author of acclaimed biographies of Cicero, Augustus, and Hadrian, comes a riveting, magisterial account of Rome and its remarkable ascent from an obscure agrarian backwater to the greatest empire the world has ever known... Read more >
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The Jewish Revolt AD 66-74
The Jewish Revolt AD 66-74
Written by Si Sheppard, Illustrated by Peter Dennis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781780961835
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The Jewish Revolt AD 66-74

Written by Si Sheppard
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: Trade Paperback, 96 pages
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $21.95

The narrow strip of land now occupied by the modern state of Israel is where all paths from Europe, Asia, and Arabia must come together before they flow into Africa and has been the world's most hotly contested piece of territory for millennia. Occupied by Pompey the Great from 63 BC... Read more >
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The Jewish Revolt AD 66-74

Written by Si Sheppard
Illustrated by Peter Dennis


Format: eBook, 96 pages
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $15.95

The narrow strip of land now occupied by the modern state of Israel is where all paths from Europe, Asia, and Arabia must come together before they flow into Africa and has been the world's most hotly contested piece of territory for millennia. Occupied by Pompey the Great from 63 BC... Read more >
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Of Gods and Mortals - Mythological Wargame Rules
Of Gods and Mortals - Mythological Wargame Rules
Written by Andrea Sfiligoi, Illustrated by Mark Stacey
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781780968490
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Of Gods and Mortals - Mythological Wargame Rules

Written by Andrea Sfiligoi
Illustrated by Mark Stacey


Format: Trade Paperback, 64 pages
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $17.95

Factions represented in the rulebook include: Greco-Roman, Egyptian, Japanese, Aztecs, Pre-Islamic Arabs (Arabian Nights), Norse, Celts and Chinese. For every army list, a list suitable models from various manufacturers and scales will be included. New armies may be added as free PDF add-ons, keeping the game fresh for years.

Two armies clash... Read more >
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Of Gods and Mortals - Mythological Wargame Rules

Written by Andrea Sfiligoi
Illustrated by Mark Stacey


Format: eBook, 64 pages
On Sale: October 22, 2013
Price: $14.95

Factions represented in the rulebook include: Greco-Roman, Egyptian, Japanese, Aztecs, Pre-Islamic Arabs (Arabian Nights), Norse, Celts and Chinese. For every army list, a list suitable models from various manufacturers and scales will be included. New armies may be added as free PDF add-ons, keeping the game fresh for years.

Two armies clash... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
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