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The Battle of Salamis: The Naval Encounter that Saved Greece - and Western Civilization

By: Barry Strauss

Price: $16.10

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: July 2005

Seller ID: 17030

ISBN: 0743244516

Condition: New


On a late September day in 480 B.C., Greek warships faced an invading Persian armada in the narrow Salamis Straits in the most important naval battle of the ancient world. Overwhelmingly outnumbered by the enemy, the Greeks triumphed through a combination of strategy and deception. More than two millennia after it occurred, the clash between the Greeks and Persians at Salamis remains one of the most tactically brilliant battles ever fought. The Greek victory changed the course of western history -- halting the advance of the Persian Empire and setting the stage for the Golden Age of Athens. View more info

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The Trojan War: A New History

By: Barry Strauss

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: January 2007

Seller ID: 17043

ISBN: 0743264428

Condition: New


"The Trojan War" is one of history's most famous conflicts, a ten-year-long war waged over the beautiful Helen. For more than two thousand years this story has been a source of artistic inspiration. But is it true? In "The Trojan War" historian and classicist Barry Strauss explores the myth and the reality behind the war, from Homer's accounts in "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey" to Heinrich Schliemann's discovery of ancient Troy in the late nineteenth century to more recent excavations that have yielded intriguing clues to the story behind the fabled city. The Trojans, it turns out, were not... View more info

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The Death of Caesar: The Story of History's Most Famous Assassination

By: Barry Strauss

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Simon & Schuster: March 2016

Seller ID: 18250

ISBN: 1451668813

Condition: New


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Ecclesiastical History of the English People (Penguin Classics)

By: Bede

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Penguin Classics: May 1991

Seller ID: 17421

ISBN: 014044565X

Condition: Used - Like New


New with clean text except for light shelfwear to the covers. Ships from Richmond, VA. NOT ex-library, BCE or remaindered. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info

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Tutankhamen: The Life and Death of the Boy-King

By: Christine El Mahdy

Price: $27.95

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin: August 2001

Seller ID: 17526

ISBN: 0312280645

Condition: New


When Tutankhamen's tomb was discovered in 1922, even the most experienced archaeologists joined the international community in marveling at the incredible wealth-and seemingly bizarre rituals-of ancient Egypt. What kind of society could produce such spectacular treasures only to bury them forever? Lost in a frenzy of speculation-anthropological, scientific, and commercial-was Tutankhamen himself. Thirty-five hundred years ago, the mightiest empire on earth crowned a boy as its king, then worshipped him as a god. Nine years later, he was dead. Despite the young monarch's almost universal re... View more info

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Thucydides: The Reinvention of History

By: Donald Kagan

Price: $9.95

Publisher: Penguin Books: October 2010

Seller ID: 17578

ISBN: 0143118293

Condition: New


The bestselling author of "The Peloponnesian War" examines Thucydides as the first modern historian. Donald Kagan's magisterial history of the Peloponnesian War is recognized as a landmark of classical scholarship. Now, Kagan-one of the most respected classical historians in the world-turns his attention from one of the greatest conflicts in history to the author who so magnificently chronicled it: Thucydides, the first truly modern historian. This study offers readers a remarkable opportunity to experience one great historian engaging another across the centuries, in a work that is at on... View more info

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Rome and Jerusalem: The Clash of Ancient Civilizations

By: Martin Goodman

Price: $13.95

Publisher: Vintage: November 2008

Seller ID: 17468

ISBN: 0375726136

Condition: New


A magisterial history of the titanic struggle between the Roman and Jewish worlds that led to the destruction of Jerusalem. Martin Goodman--equally renowned in Jewish and in Roman studies--examines this conflict, its causes, and its consequences with unprecedented authority and thoroughness. He delineates the incompatibility between the cultural, political, and religious beliefs and practices of the two peoples and explains how Rome's interests were served by a policy of brutality against the Jews. At the same time, Christians began to distance themselves from their origins, becoming incre... View more info

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The Twelve Caesars: The Dramatic Lives of the Emperors of Rome

By: Matthew Dennison

Price: $12.95

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin: August 2014

Seller ID: 18207

ISBN: 1250049121

Condition: New


An unforgettable depiction of the Roman empire at the height of its power and reach, and an elegantly sensational retelling of the lives and times of the twelve Caesars One of the them was a military genius, one murdered his mother and fiddled while Rome burned, another earned the nickname "sphincter artist." Six of their number were assassinated, two committed suicide--and five of them were elevated to the status of gods. They have come down to posterity as the "twelve Caesars"--Julius Caesar, Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius, Nero, Galba, Otho, Vitellius, Vespasian, Titus, and Domi... View more info

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Plutarch's Lives Volume 1 (Modern Library Classics)

By: Plutarch

Price: $11.95

Publisher: Modern Library: April 2001

Seller ID: 17420

ISBN: 0375756760

Condition: Used - Like New


New condition with clean text and uncreased spine except for mild shelfwear to the cover. Ships from Richmond, VA. NOT ex-library, BCE or remaindered. Order before 2PM EST any business day, we'll ship it same day with FREE tracking. Promise. View more info

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The Rise and Fall of Ancient Egypt

By: Toby Wilkinson

Price: $17.95

Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks: January 2013

Seller ID: 17499

ISBN: 0553384902

Condition: New


"Magisterial . . . A] rich portrait of ancient Egypt's complex evolution over the course of three millenniums."--"Los Angeles Times" NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY"The Washington Post - Publishers Weekly" In this landmark volume, one of the world's most renowned Egyptologists tells the epic story of this great civilization, from its birth as the first nation-state to its absorption into the Roman Empire. Drawing upon forty years of archaeological research, award-winning scholar Toby Wilkinson takes us inside a tribal society with a pre-monetary economy and decadent, d... View more info