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The Chemical Muse

by D. C.A. Hillman, Ph.D. St. Martin's Press (September 30, 2014)

"The last wild frontier of classical studies." ---The Times (UK)

The Chemical Muse uncovers decades of misdirection and obfuscation to reveal the history of widespread drug use in Ancient Rome and Greece. In...


Ancient Rome

by William E. Dunstan Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 16, 2010)

Ancient Rome masterfully synthesizes the vast period from the origins of Rome to the end of antiquity, seamlessly weaving a panoramic view of how the Romans gradually imposed their rule from Britain to Arabia....


Blood of the Caesars: How the Murder of Germanicus Led to the Fall of Rome

by Stephen Dando-Collins Wiley (February 01, 2008)

Could the killing of Germanicus Julius Caesar-the grandson of Mark Antony, adopted son of the emperor Tiberius, father of Caligula, and grandfather of Nero-while the Roman Empire was still in its infancy have...


Rise of an Empire: How One Man United Greece to Defeat Xerxes's Persians

by Stephen Dando-Collins Wiley (July 09, 2013)

The true story behind the events in 300: Rise of an Empire, the sequel to Zack Snyder's 300

The action-filled movie 300 focused on Ancient Greece's epic battle of Thermopylae, in which King Leonidas led 300 Spartans...


In Search of the Immortals

by Howard Reid St. Martin's Press (May 06, 2014)

Everyone knows that the ancient Egyptians were great mummifiers, and their sarcophagi and bandage-wrapped corpses are familiar images to us all. Yet across the vast sweep of history, we find many other great...


Historical Dictionary of the Mongol World Empire

by Paul D. Buell Scarecrow Press (March 19, 2003)

This Dictionary, the first work of its kind written in English, examines the history of the Mongol Empire, the pre-imperial era of Mongolian history that preceded it, and the various Mongol successor states...


Ancient Egyptian Materials and Industries

by A. Lucas & J. Harris Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Describes ancient Egypt's vast resources and the processes that incorporated them in daily life, including animal products, building materials, cosmetics, perfumes and incense, fibers, glazed ware, glass, mummification...


Historical Dictionary of Ancient Israel

by Niels Peter Lemche Scarecrow Press (December 10, 2003)

This reference examines sources in the Old Testament and surveys the findings of recent archaeological research. It includes entries on the significant persons, places and events; covers the Kingdoms of Israel...


Alexander the Great

by Philip Freeman Simon & Schuster (January 04, 2011)

In the first authoritative biography of Alexander the Great written for a general audience in a generation, classicist and historian Philip Freeman tells the remarkable life of the great conqueror. The celebrated...


The Gods of Olympus

by Barbara Graziosi Henry Holt and Co. (March 11, 2014)

An elegant and entertaining account of the transformations of the Greek gods across the ages, from antiquity to the Renaissance and the present day

The gods of Olympus are the most colorful characters of Greek...


The Rosetta Stone

by E. A. Wallis Budge Dover Publications (March 30, 2012)

Fascinating account of great linguistic detective story — discovery of Stone, history of the decipherment of Egyptian hieroglyphics; work of Young, Champollion, other scholars; much more. 23 photographs. Bibliography....


First Steps in Egyptian Hieroglyphics: A Book for Beginners

by E. A. Wallis Budge Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

Classic primer comprises lists of frequently used signs and determinatives, a vocabulary of about 500 words, a series of 31 texts and extracts, and untransliterated and untranslated texts to be worked out independently....


Osiris and the Egyptian Resurrection, Vol. 1

by E. A. Wallis Budge Dover Publications (September 11, 2013)

Volume 1 of the most comprehensive, scholarly work on Osiris. Includes translations of numerous texts and reproductions of classical Egyptian art.


Greek and Roman Oratory

by Bob Blaisdell Dover Publications (January 15, 2014)

Inexpensive compilation of great speeches includes Pericles on the Peloponnesian War and Julius Caesar on the punishment of the Catiline conspirators, plus orations by Alcibiades, Demosthenes, Cicero, and many...


Easy Lessons in Egyptian Hieroglyphics

by E. A. Wallis Budge Dover Publications (May 17, 2012)

Budge gives the history of hieroglyphic writing, its evolution into hieratic and demotic scripts, and the fascinating tale of its decipherment by Young, Champollion, Åkerblad, and others.


Legends of Ancient Egypt

by M. A. Murray Dover Publications (April 13, 2012)

11 carefully chosen stories provide a revealing glimpse into the lives and culture of the ancient Egyptians. Intended for a general reading public as well as serious students of Egyptology.


Egyptian Decorative Art

by W. M. Flinders Petrie Dover Publications (July 31, 2012)

Classic study examines Egyptian taste in decorating, the ornamental writing of hieroglyphs, the origin of patterns, and more. Over 200 illustrations depict types of decoration described: geometrical, structural,...


Budge's Egypt: A Classic 19th-Century Travel Guide

by E. A. Wallis Budge Dover Publications (July 16, 2012)

Nile monuments, Alexandria, Cairo, Heliopolis, Suez, Cleopatra's Needle, the Rosetta Stone, the pyramids, the Sphinx, the temples at Luxor and Karnak, and much more.


Religion of the Ancient Egyptians

by Alfred Wiedemann Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

Highly readable, factual account of principal deities, myths, and doctrines, with particular emphasis on the Egyptian's dedication to recording their rich history and belief in an afterlife.


Egyptian Temples

by Margaret A. Murray Dover Publications (September 18, 2012)

More than 120 photographs and diagrams depict the magnificent ruins of the Temple of the Sphinx, the great temples at Abu Simbel; and other extraordinary structures. 122 halftones and black-and-white line illustrations....


History of Greek Culture

by Jacob Burckhardt Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

Monumental survey explores regional variations, virtues, and faults of city-states, discusses the fine arts, examines poesy and music, and presents perceptive accounts of enduring Greek achievements in philosophy,...


Egyptian Tales and Legends: Ancient, Christian, Muslim

by E.A. Wallis Budge Dover Publications (December 21, 2012)

Treasury of Egyptian folklore encompasses 36 beguiling stories. First part contains tales originally written in hieratic characters; second part documents Christian influence; third part recounts stories of...


Tutankhamen: Amenism, Atenism and Egyptian Monotheism/with Hieroglyphic Texts of Hymns to Amen and Aten

by E. A. Wallis Budge Dover Publications (September 18, 2012)

Noted Egyptologist's careful account of known facts about the reign of Tutankhamen, cults of Amen and Aten, Egyptian monotheism, other topics. Over 50 illustrations and hieroglyphic texts.


The History of Rome

by Theodor Mommsen, Dero A. Saunders & John H. Collins Dover Publications (September 18, 2013)

Abridged edition of Nobel Prize–winning scholar's multi-volume work rivals Gibbon, Macaulay, and Burckhardt in its scope and power. Chronicles Roman society and government from second century BC to end of...


The Great Pyramid of Giza: History and Speculation

by James Bonwick Dover Publications (November 15, 2012)

Classic exploration of the Great Pyramid's construction and objectives combines imagination, erudition. Physical form; when it was built, and by whom; roles as an astronomical observatory, source of inspiration...


How to Build Egyptian Boat Models: Patterns and Instructions for Three Royal Vessels

by Jack Sintich Dover Publications (December 06, 2012)

A unique model-building experience, this beginner-level guide details everything needed to create brilliant reproductions of the royal sailing boats of Khufu (ruled ca. 2551–2528 B.C.), Queen Hatshepsut (ruled...


Egyptian Ideas of the Afterlife

by E. A. Wallis Budge Dover Publications (January 23, 2013)

Noted Egyptologist offers concise, learned exposition of central Egyptian concept of immortality. Belief in Osiris, god of resurrection, other "gods" of Egyptians, judgment of the dead, more. 8 illustrations....


Egyptian Magic

by E. A. Wallis Budge Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

All that is known about magic in ancient Egypt: powerful amulets to ward off evil spirits, scarabs of immortality, wax images, formulas and spells, the secret name, much more.


Athletics in the Ancient World

by E. Norman Gardiner Dover Publications (May 14, 2012)

Concise, convincing book emphasizes relationship between Greek and Roman athletics and religion, art, and education. Colorful descriptions of the pentathlon, foot-race, wrestling, boxing, ball playing, and more....


The Great Roman-Jewish War

by Flavius Josephus Dover Publications (June 22, 2012)

An eyewitness account of the Jewish revolt against the Roman Empire from AD 66–70 provides an essential background for an understanding of the beginnings of both Christianity and modern Judaism.


An Introduction to Ancient Egyptian Literature

by E. A. Wallis Budge Dover Publications (January 02, 2013)

Fascinating extracts from The Book of the Dead, legends of the gods, historical and autobiographical literature, tales of travel and adventure, poetical compositions, much more.


Ancient Egyptian Religion: An Interpretation

by Henri Frankfort Dover Publications (May 25, 2012)

Fascinating study finds underlying unity in Egyptian religions — the concept of the changeless. Relation of religion to Egyptian society, government, art, more. 32 halftones.


Amulets and Superstitions

by E. A. Wallis Budge Dover Publications (January 22, 2013)

Comprehensive discourse on origin, powers of amulets in many ancient cultures. Covers cross, swastika, crucifix, seals, rings, stones, etc.


Osiris and the Egyptian Resurrection, Vol. 2

by E. A. Wallis Budge Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

Volume 2 of the most comprehensive, scholarly work on Osiris. Includes translations of numerous texts, reproductions of classical Egyptian art—iconography, the Heaven of Osiris, liturgy, shrines and mysteries,...


Everyday Life in Ancient Egypt

by Jon Manchip White Dover Publications (April 13, 2012)

Remarkably accurate picture of Egyptian life from the end of the third millenium BC to the Greek occupation in 330 BC. "A handy reference tool." — Horn Book. 120 illustrations.


Egyptian Hieroglyphic Reading Book for Beginners

by E. A. Wallis Budge Dover Publications (July 12, 2012)

20 Egyptian texts — c. 2400 BC to 250 BC — printed in hieroglyphics together with transliterations and a complete vocabulary. "The Tale of Two Brothers," "The Possessed Princess of Bekhten," more.


History of the Later Roman Empire, Vol. 1

by J. B. Bury Dover Publications (June 20, 2012)

Volume 1 of classic history. One of the world's foremost historians chronicles the major forces and events in the history of the Western and Byzantine Empires from the death of Theodosius (A.D. 395) to the death...


Ancient Egyptian, Mesopotamian & Persian Costume

by Mary G. Houston Dover Publications (February 09, 2012)

Over 250 illustrations, drawn in the artistic style of the period, depict apparel worn by Egyptian royalty, manual workers, and military, as well as by ancient Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians. Flat patterns...


The Ancient City: A Study of the Religion, Laws, and Institutions of Greece and Rome

by Numa Denis Fustel de Coulanges & Willard Small Dover Publications (February 15, 2012)

This influential survey synthesizes ancient documents and physical evidence to build an account of religious, family, and civic life of Periclean Athens and Rome during the time of Cicero.


The Book of the Sword: With 293 Illustrations

by Sir Richard F. Burton Dover Publications (July 24, 2012)

Eloquent, erudite history of the sword from prehistory to early Roman Empire. Evolution and development of early swords, variations — sabre, broadsword, cutlass, scimitar, much more.


The Discovery of the Tomb of Tutankhamen

by Howard Carter & A. C. Mace Dover Publications (September 21, 2012)

This book captures the painstaking, step-by-step process of excavation, and the wonders of the treasure-filled inner chamber. 106 on-the-spot photographs depict the phases of the discovery and the scrupulous...


Ancient Egypt: Its Culture and History

by J. E. Manchip White Dover Publications (December 20, 2012)

Fascinating account of Egypt, predynastic civilization through Ptolemies: social and political structure, daily life, international relations, religion and cult of the dead, arts and crafts, science and medicine,...


Legends of the Egyptian Gods: Hieroglyphic Texts and Translations

by E. A. Wallis Budge Dover Publications (April 25, 2012)

9 of the most interesting Egyptian legends in hieroglyphic texts with literal translations on facing pages. The Legend of Creation, The Legend of the Destruction of Mankind, 7 more. 19 illustrations.


The Myths of Greece and Rome

by H. A. Guerber Dover Publications (March 30, 2012)

A classic of mythology, generously illustrated, long prized for its accurate retelling of the principal myths of Greece and Rome, and for its commentary on their origins and significance.


Greek and Roman Lives

by Plutarch, John Dryden & Arthur Hugh Clough Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

Written early in the 2nd century, Plutarch's Lives offers richly detailed and anecdotal profiles of some of the ancient world's mightiest and most influential figures, including those of Alexander the Great,...


Ancient Egyptian Myths and Legends

by Lewis SPENCE Dover Publications (May 11, 2012)

Superb, in-depth survey explores animism, totemism, fetishism, creation myths, Egyptian priesthood, numerous deities, alchemy, Egyptian art and magic, other fascinating topics. Includes over 50 photographs and...


Egyptian Hieroglyphics: How to Read and Write Them

by Stephane Rossini Dover Publications (April 06, 2012)

Clear, easy-to-follow text tells absolute beginners how to transcribe hieroglyphs by presenting and explaining 134 phonetic elements. Includes section on word analysis, newly enlarged pronunciation guide, and...


Mohammed and Charlemagne

by Henri Pirenne Dover Publications (March 21, 2012)

Remarkable classic that developed the revolutionary theory of how the advance and influence of Islam caused the Europe of the Roman Empire to evolve into the Europe of the Middle Ages.


The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt

by G. A. Henty Dover Publications (February 07, 2012)

A young Egyptian accidentally kills a sacred cat and must flee from an angry mob. Set in 1250 B.C., this thrilling adventure also features fascinating details about Egyptian religion, geography, farming, and...


The Consolation of Philosophy

by Boethius Dover Publications (February 03, 2012)

Landmark of medieval Western thought written by a 6th-century Roman statesman and philosopher awaiting execution. How to achieve and maintain spiritual peace amid life's inevitable pain.