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  • Confronting the Classics
    Confronting the Classics (English, Paperback) Mary Beard

    Explores our rich classical heritage - from Greek drama to Roman jokes, introducing some larger-than-life characters of history, such as Alexander the Great, and Nero. The author invites you into the places where Greeks and Romans lived and died, from the palace at Knossos to Cleopatra's Alexandria - and reveals the often hidden world of slaves.

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  • 1177 B.C.
    1177 B.C. (English, Paperback) Eric H. Cline

    In 1177 B.C., marauding groups known only as the "Sea Peoples" invaded Egypt. The pharaoh's army and navy managed to defeat them, but the victory so weakened Egypt that it soon slid into decline, as did most of the surrounding civilizations. After centuries of brilliance, the civilized world of the Bronze Age came to an abrupt and cataclysmic end. Kingdoms fell like dominoes over the course of...

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  • World of Late Antiquity
    World of Late Antiquity (Paperback) Peter Brown $15.47
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  • Britain Begins
    Britain Begins (English, Paperback) Sir Barry Cunliffe

    The story of the origins of the British and the Irish peoples, from the end of the last Ice Age around 10,000BC to the eve of the Norman Conquest - who they were, where they came from, and how they related to one another.

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  • The Fate of Rome
    The Fate of Rome (English, Hardback) Kyle Harper

    A sweeping new history of how climate change and disease helped bring down the Roman Empire...

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  • On the Ocean
    On the Ocean (English, Hardback) Sir Barry Cunliffe

    The story of the contest between humans and the sea, played out in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic from early prehistory until AD 1500.

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  • OCR Classical Civilisation AS and A Level Component 11
    OCR Classical Civilisation AS and A Level Component 11 (Paperback) Sally Knights

    This textbook is endorsed by OCR and supports the specifications for AS and A-Level Classical Civilisation (first teaching September 2017). It covers all three options for Component 11: World of the Hero (Homer's Iliad, Homer's Odyssey and Virgil's Aeneid). ...

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  • Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire
    Ancient Rome: The Rise and Fall of an Empire (English, Paperback) Simon Baker

    Focusing on six momentous turning points that helped to shape Roman history, this work charts the rise and fall of the world's first superpower - a political machine unmatched in its brutality, its genius, its lust for power. It also covers powerful men such as Pompey the Great, Julius Caesar, Augustus, Nero and Constantine.

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  • OCR Classical Civilisation A Level Components 23 and 24
    OCR Classical Civilisation A Level Components 23 and 24 (Paperback) Athina Mitropoulos, Laura Snook

    This textbook is endorsed by OCR and supports the specification for A-Level Classical Civilisation (first teaching September 2017). It covers Components 23 and 24 from the 'Culture and the Arts' Component Group: ...

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  • Philosophy in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds
    Philosophy in the Hellenistic and Roman Worlds (English, Hardback) Peter Adamson

    Peter Adamson offers an accessible, humorous tour through a period of eight hundred years when some of the most influential of all schools of thought were formed. He introduces us to Cynics and Skeptics, Epicureans and Stoics, emperors and slaves, and traces the development of early Christian philosophy and of ancient science.

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  • Roman Army Units in the Western Provinces 1
    Roman Army Units in the Western Provinces 1 (English, Paperback) Raffaele D'Amato, Raffaele Ruggeri

    At its height the Roman Empire stretched across Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, maintained by an army of modest size but great diversity. This title investigates how Roman Army units in the Western provinces were equipped, exploring the local influences and traditions that caused the variations in attire.

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  • Pompeii
    Pompeii (English, Paperback) Mary Beard

    'The world's most controversial classicist debunks our movie-style myths about the Roman town with meticulous scholarship and propulsive energy - scrutinising and animated in equal measure' Laura Silverman, Daily Mail

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  • Jungle of Stone
    Jungle of Stone (English, Paperback) William Carlsen

    Documents the true story of the nineteenth-century rediscovery of the Mayan civilization by American ambassador John Lloyd Stephens and British architect Frederick Catherwood, illuminating how their findings profoundly changed Western understandings about human history.

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  • Stonehenge
    Stonehenge (Hardback) Julian Richards

    The story that is told here is right up to date, including the results of the latest investigations in the landscape in 2016.

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  • Agricola and Germania
    Agricola and Germania (English, Paperback) Cornelius Tacitus

    Presents a portrait of Julius Agricola - the most famous governor of Roman Britain and Tacitus' well-loved and respected father-in-law. This title offers fascinating descriptions of the geography, climate and people of the country, and an account of the early stages of the Roman occupation of Britain.

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  • Mexico
    Mexico (English, Paperback) Michael D. Coe, Rex Koontz

    An introduction to the regions ancient civilizations. It explores how several spectacular new discoveries have thrown more light on the Olmec culture, Mexicos earliest civilization.

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  • The Spartans
    The Spartans (Paperback) Paul Cartledge

    The definitive account of the extraordinary people of Sparta, from the world's leading expert.

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  • Lake Trasimene 217 BC
    Lake Trasimene 217 BC (English, Paperback) Nic Fields, Donato Spedaliere

    One of the most famous ambushes in military history, Lake Trasimene was the site of the slaughter of an entire Roman army at the hands of Hannibal during the Second Punic War. Covering part of the wars between Carthage and Rome, this book will be enjoyed by all enthusiasts of ancient warfare.

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  • The Parthenon
    The Parthenon (English, Paperback) Mary Beard

    The ruined silhouette of the Parthenon on its hill above Athens is one of the world's most famous images. Its 'looted' Elgin Marbles are a global cause celebre. But what actually are they? This work tells the history and explains the significance of the Parthenon, the temple of the virgin goddess Athena, the divine patroness of ancient Athens.

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  • Supernatural
    Supernatural (Paperback) Graham Hancock

    He uncovers clues that lead him to travel to the depths of the Amazon rainforest to drink the powerful plant hallucinogen Ayahuasca with Indian shamans, whose paintings contain images of "supernatural beings" identical to the animal-human hybrids depicted in prehistoric caves and rock shelters.

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