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The Murder of King Tut

by James Patterson, Martin Dugard & Joe Barrett Hachette Book Group (September 28, 2009)

Since 1922, when Howard Carter discovered Tut's three thousand-year-old tomb, most Egyptologists have presumed that the young king died of disease, or perhaps an accident, such as a chariot fall. But what if...


Mythology

by Edith Hamilton & Suzanne Toren Hachette Book Group (March 05, 2013)

Edith Hamilton's Mythology succeeds like no other book in bringing to life for the modern reader the Greek, Roman, and Norse myths that are the keystone of Western culture--the stories of gods and heroes that...


The Nile

by Toby Wilkinson & Peter Ganim Blackstone Publishing (May 05, 2020)

The Nile, like all of Egypt, is both timeless and ever-changing. In these pages, renowned Egyptologist Toby Wilkinson takes us on a journey downriver that is both history and travelogue. We begin at the First...


Roman Warfare

by Adrian Goldsworthy Basic Books (May 06, 2019)

From an award-winning historian of ancient Rome, a concise and comprehensive history of the fighting forces that created the Roman Empire

Roman warfare was relentless in its pursuit of victory. A ruthless approach...


Cannae

by Adrian Goldsworthy Basic Books (May 20, 2019)

From an award-winning historian of ancient Rome, the definitive history of Rome's most devastating defeat August 2, 216 BC was one of history's bloodiest single days of fighting. On a narrow plain near the Southern...


Mortal Republic

by Edward J. Watts Basic Books (November 05, 2018)

Learn why the Roman Republic collapsed -- and how it could have continued to thrive -- with this insightful history from an award-winning author.

In Mortal Republic, prize-winning historian Edward J. Watts offers...


Hadrian's Wall

by Adrian Goldsworthy Basic Books (April 09, 2018)

From an award-winning historian of ancient Rome, a definitive history of Hadrian's Wall

Stretching eighty miles from coast to coast across northern England, Hadrian's Wall is the largest Roman artifact known...


The Republic of Plato

by Adam Kirsch & Allan Bloom Basic Books (November 21, 2016)

The definitive translation of Plato's Republic, the most influential text in the history of Western philosophy

Long regarded as the most accurate rendering of Plato's Republic that has yet been published, this...


Mythology

by Edith Hamilton & Jim Tierney Black Dog & Leventhal (September 25, 2017)

This 75th anniversary edition of a classic bestseller is stunningly illustrated and designed to enchant fans of Greek, Roman, and Norse mythology at all ages.

Since its original publication by Little, Brown and...


The Storm Before the Storm

by Michael Duncan PublicAffairs (October 23, 2017)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

The creator of the award-winning podcast series The History of Rome and Revolutions brings to life the bloody battles, political machinations, and human drama that set the stage for...


Crucible of Faith

by Philip Jenkins Basic Books (September 18, 2017)

One of America's foremost scholars of religion examines the tumultuous era that gave birth to the modern Judeo-Christian tradition

In The Crucible of Faith, Philip Jenkins argues that much of the Judeo-Christian...


Ancient Worlds

by Michael Scott Basic Books (October 31, 2016)

"As panoramic as it is learned, this is ancient history for our globalized world."

Tom Holland, author of Dynasty and Rubicon

Twenty-five-hundred years ago, civilizations around the world entered a revolutionary...


Sparta’s First Attic War

Hannibal

by Theodore Ayrault Dodge & Bill Wallace Blackstone Publishing (June 20, 2011)

Hannibal is often considered the finest general the world has ever known. Setting out from Carthaginian-dominated Spain with a small army of select troops, he fought his way over the Pyrenees and crossed the...


The Grand Strategy of Classical Sparta

by Paul A. Rahe & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (November 24, 2015)

More than 2,500 years ago, a confederation of small Greek city-states defeated the invading armies of Persia, the most powerful empire in the world. In this meticulously researched study, historian Paul Rahe...


The Story of Egypt

by Joann Fletcher & Kate Reading Blackstone Publishing (August 01, 2016)

The story of the world's greatest civilization spans four thousand years of history that has shaped the world. It is full of spectacular cities and epic stories of a constantly evolving society peopled with...


The World of the Ancient Maya, Second Edition

by John S. Henderson & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

The ancient Maya were the only fully literate pre-Colombian people in the Americas. Superb scientists, they developed highly sophisticated mathematics and an intricate and accurate calendar system. Theirs was...


The Twelve Caesars

by Michael Grant & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (August 03, 2012)

The personalities of the Twelve Caesars of ancient Rome—Julius Caesar and the first eleven Roman emperors who followed him—have profoundly impressed themselves upon the world. They bore the perilous responsibility...


Caesar's Legion

by Stephen Dando-Collins & Stuart Langton Blackstone Publishing (June 26, 2005)

Stephen Dando-Collins paints a vivid and definitive portrait of daily life in the Tenth Legion, following Caesar and his men along the blood-soaked fringes of the Empire. This unprecedented regimental history...


The Greeks

by Diane Harris Cline & Pam Ward Blackstone Publishing (April 05, 2016)

This compelling reference presents the history of ancient Greece--the culture that brought us democracy, the Olympics, Socrates, and Alexander the Great--through gripping stories: the rise and fall of the phenomenal...


The Art of War

Dynasty

by Tom Holland & Derek Perkins Blackstone Publishing (October 20, 2015)

Author and historian Tom Holland returns to his roots in Roman history and the audience he cultivated with Rubicon--his masterful, witty, brilliantly researched popular history of the fall of the Roman republic--with...


The Great Fire of Rome

by Stephen Dando-Collins & John Lescault Blackstone Publishing (September 07, 2010)

In 64 AD, on the night of July 19, a fire began beneath the stands of Rome's great stadium, the Circus Maximus. The fire would spread over the coming days to engulf much of the city of Rome. From this calamity,...


The History of the Peloponnesian War

by Thucydides, Pat Bottino & Richard Crawley Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

Thucydides’ classic chronicle of the war between Athens and Sparta from 431 to 404 BCE persists as one of the most brilliant histories of all time. As one who actually participated in the conflict, Thucydides...


Science in Antiquity

by Jon Mandaville, Edwin Newman, Jack Sommer & Mike Hassell et al. Knowledge Products (February 25, 2006)

The scientific impulse can be said to have existed forever. But only with the written word did there emerge a record of speculations about how and why things happen. Middle Eastern civilizations developed ways...


Attila

by John Man & James Adams Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

In the years AD 434–454, the fate of Europe hung upon the actions of one man: Attila, king of the Huns. The decaying Roman Empire still stood astride the Western World, but it was threatened by a new force,...


Alexander the Great

by Norman F. Cantor, Bronson Pinchot & Dee Ranieri Blackstone Publishing (July 08, 2008)

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...


The Histories

by Caius Cornelius Tacitus, James Adams & W. H. Fyfe Blackstone Publishing (January 24, 2008)

Caius Cornelius Tacitus, a Roman orator and public official, is considered one of the greatest historians as well as one of the greatest prose stylists of the Latin language. In The Histories, he describes and...


The Peloponnesian War

by Donald Kagan & Bill Wallace Blackstone Publishing (November 16, 2010)

For almost three decades at the end of the fifth century BC the ancient world was torn apart in a conflict that was, within its historical context, as dramatic, divisive, and destructive as the great world wars...


The Lost Gospel

by Simcha Jacobovici, Barrie Wilson & Bob Souer Blackstone Publishing (November 12, 2014)

In a startling follow-up to the New York Times bestseller TheJesus Family Tomb, a historical detective story that unravels a newlytranslated document filled with startling revelations and fascinating detail...


The Ides

by Stephen Dando-Collins & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (May 10, 2010)

Sixty killers, wearing the purple-trimmed togas of Roman senators, unsheathed their hidden daggers to stab the most feared and powerful man in the Empire. Hundreds of their colleagues ran screaming from the...


Music

by Ted Gioia & Jamie Renell Basic Books (October 15, 2019)

From the dawn of civilization to the modern-day music scene, this breathtaking global history reveals how songs have shifted societies and sparked revolutions.

Histories of music overwhelmingly suppress stories...


The Founders of the Western World

by Michael Grant & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (August 07, 2012)

Through his in-depth analysis, Michael Grant introduces us to the political, military, cultural, social, economic, and religious life of the times that were the building blocks of what we now call the Western...


The Roman Way

by Edith Hamilton & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

In The Roman Way, Edith Hamilton shows us Rome through the eyes of the Romans. Plautus and Terence, Cicero and Caesar, Catullus, Horace, Virgil, and Augustus come to life in their ambitions, their work, their...


The Greek Way

by Edith Hamilton & Wanda McCaddon Blackstone Publishing (July 01, 2010)

The aim of this work is not a history of events but an account of the achievement and spirit of Greece.

“What the Greeks discovered, how they brought a new world to birth out of the dark confusions of an old...


The Spartans

by Paul Cartledge & John Lee Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

The Spartans of ancient Greece were a powerful and unique people, radically different from any civilization before or since. A society of warrior-heroes, they were living exemplars of self-sacrifice, community...


Thermopylae

by Paul Cartledge & John Lee Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2006)

In 480 BC, a vast Persian army, led by the inimitable King Xerxes, entered the mountain pass of Thermopylae to march on Greece, intending to conquer the land with little difficulty. But the Greeks, led by King...