Ancient History

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  1. Book ImageThe Greek Way

    Edith Hamilton

    Edith Hamilton (1867–1963) buoyantly captures the spirit and achievements of the Greek civilization for our modern world.More

  2. Book ImageThe Roman Way

    Edith Hamilton

    Drawing on the greatest writers of its civilization, Hamilton vividly depicts the life and spirit of Rome.More

  3. Book ImageThe Age of Caesar: Five Roman Lives

    Plutarch, James Romm, Pamela Mensch, Et Al.

    A brilliant new translation of five of history’s greatest lives from Plutarch, the inventor of biography.More

  4. Book ImageSPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

    Mary Beard

    New York Times Bestseller • National Book Critics Circle Finalist • Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2015 • Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2015 • Economist Books of the Year 2015 • New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books of 2015

    A sweeping, "magisterial" history of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists shows why Rome remains "relevant to people many centuries later" (Atlantic).More

  5. Book ImageIntroducing the Ancient Greeks: From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind

    Edith Hall

    “Wonderful . . . a thoughtful discussion of what made [the Greeks] so important, in their own time and in ours.”—Natalie Haynes, IndependentMore

  6. Book ImageThe Threshold Of Democracy: Athens in 403 B.C.

    Josiah Ober, Naomi J. Norman, Mark C. Carnes

    Fourth Edition

    A Norton original in the Reacting to the Past series, The Threshold of Democracy re-creates the intellectual dynamics of one of the most formative periods in western history.More

  7. Book ImageConfronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations

    Mary Beard

    A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, this is “the perfect introduction to classical studies, and deserves to become something of a standard work” (Observer).More

  8. Book ImageThe English Bible, King James Version: The Old Testament and The New Testament and The Apocrypha: A Norton Critical Edition

    Herbert Marks, Gerald Hammond, Austin Busch

    “Making [the King James Version] vividly readable again.” —Robert Alter, New RepublicMore

  9. Book ImageThe Histories

    Herodotus, Jennifer Tolbert Roberts, Walter Blanco

    Second Edition

    Walter Blanco’s acclaimed translation of The Histories is now available in its entirety in this revised and expanded Norton Critical Edition.More

  10. Book ImageA Most Dangerous Book: Tacitus's Germania from the Roman Empire to the Third Reich

    Christopher B. Krebs

    “A model of popular intellectual history. . . . In every way, ?A Most Dangerous Book is a most brilliant achievement.”—Washington PostMore

  11. Book ImageThe English Bible, King James Version: The Old Testament

    Herbert Marks

    Volume(s): 1

    A stunning work of scholarship, the Norton Critical Edition of The English Bible, King James Version, is the most accessible edition available.More

  12. Book ImageThe English Bible, King James Version: The New Testament and The Apocrypha

    Gerald Hammond, Austin Busch

    Volume(s): 2

    A stunning work of scholarship, the Norton Critical Edition of The English Bible, King James Version, is the most accessible edition available.More

  13. Book ImageThe End of Empire: Attila the Hun & the Fall of Rome

    Christopher Kelly

    "A thoughtful and sophisticated account of a notoriously complicated and controversial period." —R. I. Moore, Times Literary SupplementMore

  14. Book ImageEmpires of the Indus: The Story of a River

    Alice Albinia

    “Alice Albinia is the most extraordinary traveler of her generation. . . . A journey of astonishing confidence and courage.”—Rory StewartMore

  15. Book ImageWhy Socrates Died: Dispelling the Myths

    Robin Waterfield

    A revisionist account of the most famous trial and execution in Western civilization—one with great resonance for American society today.More

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