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Egyptians

By: Africa/Aldred, Cyril

Price: $5.00

Publisher: THAMES & HUDSON: 3/6/2016

Edition: 3

Seller ID: 9780500280362

ISBN: 0500280363

Condition: USED


Ancient Egypt may have been, to paraphrase Herodotus, "the gift of the Nile", but Egypt's civilization was no less the product of her god incarnate, the pharaoh. These twin themes -- the overwhelming importance of the annual inundation of the Nile and the rise and fall over three thousand years of the power of the divine king -- provide the unifying thread running through the fourth edition of this classic text.The late Cyril Aldred was Keeper of the Department of Art and Archaeology at the Royal Museum of Scotland, and served as Associate Curator of the Department of Egyptian Art at the Me... View more info

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Dwellers on the Nile, The

By: Africa/Budge, Wallis E. A.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 1/29/2012

Seller ID: 0486235017

ISBN: 0486235017

Condition: USED


Beginning with a history of ancient Egypt, the author then discusses daily life of the people, examines the Egyptian family and school, furniture, jewelry, food and drink, work and play, the Egyptian religion, medicine, much more. 49 illustrations. View more info

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Ancient Egypt

By: Africa/Silverman, David

Price: $8.00

Publisher: 12/8/2010

Seller ID: 9780195212709

ISBN: 0195212703

Condition: USED


The ancient Egyptians lived in a remarkable culture that created some of the world's most beautiful art and architecture. It was a land where Pharaoh was the monarch of the entire world, the living emodiment on Earth of the god Horus, son of Osiris, ruler of the underworld. It was a culture that relied on the rising and falling of the Nile, but resided next to the Great Sahara, one of the hottest and driest deserts on the planet. Even today, the ancient civilization of Egypt--which produced the great pyramids, the riddle of the Sphinx, and the riches of Tutankhamum--exerts a strong hold on our... View more info

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Ramesses: Egypt's Greatest Pharaoh

By: Africa/Tyldesley, Joyce

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 9/28/2010

Seller ID: 9780140280975

ISBN: 0140280979

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Arthur's Britain

By: Alcock, Lesli

Price: $4.00

Publisher: 12/15/2009

Seller ID: 0140213961

ISBN: 0140213961

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Egypt to the End of the Old Kingdom

By: Aldred, Cyril

Price: $3.00

Seller ID: 0070009953

ISBN: 0070009953

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Campaigns of Alexander

By: Alexander/Arrian

Price: $2.50

Publisher: 4/18/2016

Seller ID: 01404425370

ISBN: 01404425370

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Nature of Alexander

By: Alexander/Renault, Mary

Price: $3.50

Publisher: PANTHEON:

Seller ID: 9780394738253

ISBN: 039473825X

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Alfred the Great: Asser's Life of King Alfred and other Contemporary Sources

By: Alfred

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 12/12/2014

Seller ID: 9780140444094

ISBN: 0140444092

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Golden Ass

By: Apuleius

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Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780140435900

ISBN: 0140435905

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Lucius, a young man whose fascination with witchcraft leads him to believe he can be transformed into a bird, instead becomes a donkey. Whirled off by robbers, he embarks on a series of adventures and misadventures. Confronted eventually with the prospect of a stage performance where he is supposed to demonstrate his sexual prowess with a woman, he is overwhelmed by a religious vision and is finally initiated into the cult of the goddess Isis. It has been long disputed whether Apuleius meant this last-minute conversion seriously or as a final comic surprise and the challenge of interpretati... View more info

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Augustus: The Life of Rome's First Emperor

By: Augustus/Everitt, A

Price: $6.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC: 10/1/2016

Seller ID: 9780812970586

ISBN: 0812970586

Condition: USED


He found Rome made of clay and left it made of marble. As Rome's first emperor, Augustus transformed the unruly Republic into the greatest empire the world had ever seen. His consolidation and expansion of Roman power two thousand years ago laid the foundations, for all of Western history to follow. Yet, despite Augustus's accomplishments, very few biographers have concentrated on the man himself, instead choosing to chronicle the age in which he lived. Here, Anthony Everitt, the bestselling author of Cicero, gives a spellbinding and intimate account of his illustrious subject. Augustus be... View more info

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Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations

By: Beard, Mary

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Publisher: LIVERIGHT: 6/3/2016

Seller ID: 9780871408594

ISBN: 0871408597

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Ecclesiastical History of the English People

By: Bede

Price: $4.50

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP: 12/5/2010

Seller ID: 9780140445657

ISBN: 014044565X

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Archimedes and the Door of Science (Living History Library)

By: Bendick, Jeanne

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9781883937126

ISBN: 1883937124

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Jeanne Bendick, through text and pictures, admirably succeeds in bringing to life the ancient Greek mathematician who enriched mathematics and all branches of science. Against the backdrop of Archimedes' life and culture, the author discusses the man's work, his discoveries and the knowledge later based upon it. The simple, often humorous, illustrations and diagrams greatly enhance the text. View more info

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Marathon: The Battle That Changed Western Civilization

By: Billows, Richard A,

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Publisher: OVERLOOK:

Seller ID: 9781590201688

ISBN: 159020168X

Condition: USED


Published to coincide with Marathon's 2500th anniversary, a riveting history of the historic battle The Battle of Marathon in 490 B.C. is not only understood as the most decisive event in the struggle between the Greeks and the Persians, but can also be seen as perhaps the most significant moment in our collective history. 10,000 Athenian citizens faced a Persian military force of more than 25,000. Greek victory appeared impossible, but the men of Athens were tenacious and the Persians were defeated. Following the battle, the Athenian hoplite army ran 26.5 miles from Marathon to Athe... View more info

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Oxford History of the Roman World

By: Boardman, John

Price: $3.00

Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR: 7/25/2011

Seller ID: 9780192802033

ISBN: 0192802038

Condition: USED


In less than fifty-three years, Rome subjected most of the known world to its rule. This authoritative and compelling work tells the story of the rise of Rome from its origins as a cluster of villages to the foundation of the Roman Empire by Augustus, to its consolidation in the first two centuries CE. It also discusses aspects of the later Empire and its influence on Western civilization, not least of which was the adoption of Christianity. Packed with fascinating detail and written by acknowledged experts in Roman history, the book expertly interweaves chapters on social and political hi... View more info

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Brief History of the Romans

By: Boatwright, Mary T

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780195187151

ISBN: 0195187156

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How did a single village community in the Italian peninsula eventually become one of the mightiest imperial powers the world has ever known? This question is the focus of A Brief History of the Romans, an abbreviated version of the highly acclaimed The Romans: From Village to Empire by Mary T. Boatwright, Daniel J. Gargola, and Richard J.A. Talbert. This shorter version lucidly unfolds Rome's remarkable evolution through monarchy, republic, and then an empire that, at its height, stretched from Scotland to Iraq and the Nile Valley. Concise narrative integrates the political, military, soci... View more info

Mummy, The: The Secrets of Ancient Egypt's Funereal Amulets and Scarabs, Idols a

By: Budge, E.A. Wallis

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Seller ID: 0020307608

ISBN: 0020307608

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Egyptian Religion: Ideas of the Afterlife in Ancient Egypt

By: Budge, E.A. Wallis

Price: $4.00

Seller ID: 9780517122754

ISBN: 0517122758

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The highly respected editor of The Egyptian Book of the Dead presents a fascinating study of ancient Egyptian ideas of the afterlife, death rites, gods and goddesses. 30 b&w illustrations. View more info

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Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt: Over 1,500 Entries on an Extraordinary Historical

By: Bunson, Margaret

Price: $5.00

Seller ID: 9780517203804

ISBN: 0517203804

Condition: USED


THE ENCYCLOPEDIA OF ANCIENT EGYPT is the first single-volume reference guide to the remarkable culture that flourished on the banks of the Nile from the predynastic period, 3200 B.C., to the fall of the New Kingdom in 1070 B.C.Illustrated with more than 175 line drawings, maps, and time charts, over 1,500 entries span all the gods, rulers, cities, and themes important in ancient Egypt, including:-Art and Architecture-Pyramids-The Sphinx-The MilitaryIn addition, several extensive essays on such key topics as astronomy, mortuary rituals, agriculture, further illuminate th... View more info