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Verissimus: The Stoic Philosophy of Marcus Aurelius By Donald J. Robertson, Zé Nuno Fraga (Illustrator) Cover Image
$32.50
ISBN: 9781250270955
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Published: St. Martin's Press - July 12th, 2022

In the tradition of Logicomix, Donald J. Robertson's Verissimus is a riveting graphic novel on the life and stoic philosophy of Marcus Aurelius.


Flying Snakes and Griffin Claws: And Other Classical Myths, Historical Oddities, and Scientific Curiosities By Adrienne Mayor Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780691211183
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Published: Princeton University Press - July 26th, 2022

A treasury of astonishing mythic marvels--and the surprising truths behind them


Papyrus: The Invention of Books in the Ancient World By Irene Vallejo, Charlotte Whittle (Translated by) Cover Image
By Irene Vallejo, Charlotte Whittle (Translated by)
$35.00
ISBN: 9780593318898
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Published: Knopf - October 11th, 2022

A rich exploration of the importance of books and libraries in the ancient world that highlights how humanity’s obsession with the printed word has echoed throughout the ages


Greek Fire, Poison Arrows, and Scorpion Bombs: Unconventional Warfare in the Ancient World By Adrienne Mayor Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780691211084
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Published: Princeton University Press - July 26th, 2022

A gripping and groundbreaking history of how ancient cultures developed and used biological, chemical, and other unconventional weapons of war


The Great Empires of the Ancient World By Thomas Harrison Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780500295885
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Published: Thames & Hudson - July 5th, 2022

A compelling history of the world’s greatest ancient powers. 


Greek Poems to the Gods: Hymns from Homer to Proclus By Barry B. Powell Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9780520391697
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Published: University of California Press - August 9th, 2022

The ancient Greek hymnic tradition translated beautifully and accessibly. 

The hymn—as poetry, as craft, as a tool for worship and philosophy—was a vital art form throughout antiquity. Although the Homeric Hymns have long been popular, other equally important collections have not been readily accessible to students eager to learn about ancient poetry.


The Writing of the Gods: The Race to Decode the Rosetta Stone By Edward Dolnick Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501198946
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Published: Scribner - October 25th, 2022

The fast-paced and “engrossing account” (The New York Times Book Review) of “one of the greatest breakthroughs in archaeological history” (The Christian Science Monitor): two rival geniuses in a race to decode the writing on one of the world’s most famous documents—the Rosetta Stone.

The Rosetta Stone is one of the most famous


Philip and Alexander: Kings and Conquerors By Adrian Goldsworthy Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9781541602625
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Published: Basic Books - October 18th, 2022

In this definitive biography of father and son, an eminent historian "brings to life the full drama of ancient history" (Wall Street Journal)

Alexander the Great's conquests staggered the world. He led his army across thousands of miles, overthrowing the greatest empires of his time and building a new one in its place.


Rome: Strategy of Empire By Lacey Cover Image
By Lacey
$34.95
ISBN: 9780190937706
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - August 1st, 2022

The first work to lay out Roman strategic thinking from its start under Augustus until its final demise in 476 CE


King of the World: The Life of Cyrus the Great By Matt Waters Cover Image
$27.95
ISBN: 9780190927172
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - June 17th, 2022

The Persian Empire was the world's first hyperpower, with territory stretching from Central Asia to Northeastern Africa and from Southeastern Europe to the Indus Valley. It was the dominant geopolitical force from the later sixth century to its conquest by Alexander in the 330s BCE. Much of


The Sasanian Empire at War: Persia, Rome, and the Rise of Islam, 224–651 By Michael J. Decker Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781594163692
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Published: Westholme Publishing - September 6th, 2022

A comprehensive military history of one of the most important empires of Late Antiquity

The Sasanian Empire at War: Persia, Rome, and the Rise of Islam, 224–651 is the first comprehensive study in English examining war and society in one of the most important empires in world history: the Persian Empire of 224-651 AD, ruled by the Sasanian clan.


Forts and Roman Strategy: A New Approach and Interpretation By Paul Coby Cover Image
$52.95
ISBN: 9781526772107
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Published: Pen & Sword Military - September 22nd, 2022

Paul Coby here proposes a new system for the recording and mapping of Roman forts and fortifications that integrates all the data, including size, dating and identification of occupying units. Application of these methods allows analysis that brings new insights into the placement of these forts, the units garrisoning them and the strategy of conquest and defense they underpinned.