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Oresteian Trilogy

By: Aeschylus

Price: $2.00

Publisher: 3/12/2014

Seller ID: 203533

ISBN: 203533

Condition: USED


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Oresteia

By: Aeschylus

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 10/27/2014

Seller ID: 9780140443332D

ISBN: 9780140443332D

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Arthur's Britain

By: Alcock, Lesli

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Publisher: 12/15/2009

Seller ID: 0140213961

ISBN: 0140213961

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Generalship Of Alexander The Great

By: Alexander the Great/Fuller

Price: $7.50

Publisher: DA CAPO PR:

Seller ID: 9780306813306

ISBN: 0306813300

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In a brief and meteoric life (356-323 BC) the greatest of all conquerors redirected the course of world history. Alexander the Great accomplished this feat with a small army-no more than 40,000 men-and a constellation of bold, revolutionary ideas about the conduct of war and the nature of government. In a style both clear and witty, Fuller imparts the many sides to Alexander's genius and the full extent of his empire, stretching from India to Egypt. View more info

Campaigns of Alexander

By: Alexander/Arrian

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Publisher: 4/18/2016

Seller ID: 01404425370

ISBN: 01404425370

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Alexander the Great: Journey to the End of the Earth

By: Alexander/Cantor, Norman

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Publisher: PERENNIAL:

Seller ID: 9780060570132

ISBN: 006057013X

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"Alexander's behavior was conditioned along certain lines -- heroism, courage, strength, superstition, bisexuality, intoxication, cruelty. He bestrode Europe and Asia like a supernatural figure."In this succinct portrait of Alexander the Great, distinguished scholar and historian Norman Cantor illuminates the personal life and military conquests of this most legendary of men. Cantor draws from the major writings of Alexander's contemporaries combined with the most recent psychological and cultural studies to show Alexander as he was -- a great figure in the ancient world whose puzzling p... View more info

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Nature of Alexander

By: Alexander/Renault, Mary

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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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Ecclesiastical History of the English People

By: Bede

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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

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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: $6.00

Publisher: OXFORD UNIV PR: 7/25/2011

Seller ID: 9780192802033

ISBN: 0192802038

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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

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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

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Power and Persuasion in Late Antiquity: Towards a Christian Empire

By: Brown, Peter

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Publisher: UNIV OF WISCONSIN PR: 3/8/2014

Seller ID: 9780299133443

ISBN: 0299133443

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Conquest of Gaul

By: Caesar, Julius/Long, F.P.

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Seller ID: 9780760768952

ISBN: 0760768951

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Among the most durable and engaging texts in world literature, Julius Caesar's"Conquest of Gaul" tells how he and his legions conquered much of modern France in less than a decade (58-51 BCE), despite determined resistance. Perhaps the most famous Roman ever, Gaius Julius Caesar created a legacy which has resonated, for good or ill, throughout Western culture. Architect of an imperial system, eponymous sponsor of a reformed calendar system, orator second only to Cicero, conqueror of Gaul: Surely those accomplishments in the diverse fields of politics, applied mathematics, rhetoric, and militar... View more info

Julius Caesar: Man, Soldier, And Tyrant

By: Caesar/Fuller, J.F.C.

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Publisher: 7/31/2017

Seller ID: 9780306804229D

ISBN: 9780306804229D

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Desire of the Everlasting Hills: The World Before and After Jesus

By: Cahill, Thomas

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Seller ID: 9780385483728D

ISBN: 9780385483728D

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Gifts of the Jews: How a Tribe of Desert Nomads Changed the Way Everyone Thinks

By: Cahill, Thomas

Price: $6.00

Publisher: ANCHOR: 4/5/2016

Seller ID: 9780385482493

ISBN: 0385482493

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The author of the runaway bestseller "How the Irish Saved Civilization" has done it again. In "The Gifts of the Jews" Thomas Cahill takes us on another enchanting journey into history, once again recreating a time when the actions of a small band of people had repercussions that are still felt today. "The Gifts of the Jews" reveals the critical change that made western civilization possible. Within the matrix of ancient religions and philosophies, life was seen as part of an endless cycle of birth and death; time was like a wheel, spinning ceaselessly. Yet somehow, the ancient Jews bega... View more info

Sailing the Wine Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter

By: Cahill, Thomas

Price: $5.00

Publisher: ANCHOR: 2/7/2014

Seller ID: 9780385495547

ISBN: 0385495544

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In Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, his fourth volume to explore " the hinges of history, " Thomas Cahill escorts the reader on another entertaining-- and historically unassailable-- journey through the landmarks of art and bloodshed that defined Greek culture nearly three millennia ago. In the city-states of Athens and Sparta and throughout the Greek islands, honors could be won in making love and war, and lives were rife with contradictions. By developing the alphabet, the Greeks empowered the reader, demystified experience, and opened the way for civil discussion and experimentation-- yet the... View more info