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Cleopatra
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Cleopatra's palace shimmered with onyx and gold but was richer still in political and sexual intrigue. Though her life spanned fewer than forty years, it reshaped the contours of the...
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The rise of Rome depended on fearsome military prowess, backed up by an unprecedented willingness to accept conquered enemies into society as Romans. This combination of the sword and the...
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Cities of the Classical World: An...
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From Alexandria to York, this title allows us to see the great centres of classical civilization afresh. It features 120 maps tracing each city's thoroughfares and defences, monuments and places...
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A compendium of one hundred hieroglyphs that are building locks of ancient Maya painting and sculpture. Using over five hundred line drawings and photographs, it shows how to identify the...
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The Art of the Picts: Sculpture and...
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The Picts, who occupied north-eastern Scotland between the sixth and ninth centuries, are perhaps the least well-known of the Celtic people. The only real traces of their society are a...
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Hadrian's Wall: Everyday Life on a...
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The building, military use and descent into ruin of the most important Roman frontier ever built.
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SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome
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Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller Ancient Rome matters. Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its ...
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Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the...
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A masterful history of Rome's first imperial dynasty by the award-winning author of Rubicon, Persian Fire and In the Shadow of the Sword.
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Introducing the Ancient Greeks
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Who were the ancient Greeks? They gave us democracy, philosophy, poetry, rational science, the joke. But what was it that enabled them to achieve so much? This indispensable introduction unveils...
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Historium
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Welcome to the museum! Here you will find a collection of objects from ancient civilisations. Objects of beauty, objects of functionality, objects of war, objects of...
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In the Shadow of the Sword: The ...
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And Man Created God: Kings, Cults and...
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Home: A Time Traveller's Tales from...
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Explores the first nine thousand years of life in Britain, from the retreat of the glaciers to the Romans departure. This book traces the settlement of domestic communities, and shows...
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Confronting the Classics: Traditions,...
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At last, a clear manual for managing slaves the Roman way. In How to Manage Your Slaves, Marcus Sidonius Falx offers practical advice, showing where and how to buy...
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Augustine: Conversions and Confessions
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Augustine is the person from the ancient world about whom we know most. He is the author of an intimate masterpiece, the Confessions, which continues to delight its many admirers...
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