Ancient History

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  1. Book ImageThe Writings of St. Paul

    Saint Paul, John T. Fitzgerald, Wayne A. Meeks

    Second Edition

    The Second Edition of this perennially popular Norton Critical Edition is based on the Today’s New International Version of Paul’s letters, a new translation that is heralded for its inclusiveness and accuracy in representation of gender.More

  2. Book ImageThe History of the Ancient World: From the Earliest Accounts to the Fall of Rome

    Susan Wise Bauer

    A lively and engaging narrative history showing the common threads in the cultures that gave birth to our own.More

  3. Book ImageThe Ancient Maya: New Perspectives

    Heather McKillop

    "Comprehensive…clearly written…Highly recommended."—ChoiceMore

  4. Book ImageThe Battle That Stopped Rome: Emperor Augustus, Arminius, and the Slaughter of the Legions in the Teutoburg Forest

    Peter S. Wells

    The previously untold story of the watershed battle that changed the course of Western history.More

  5. Book ImageThe Invasion of Europe by the Barbarians

    J. B. Bury

    The classic study of how the Roman Empire gradually succumbed to barbarian encroachment.More

  6. Book ImageThe Peloponnesian War

    Thucydides, Jennifer Tolbert Roberts, Walter Blanco

    A masterpiece of historical writing, Thucydides' account of the war fourth in the fifth century B.C. between the Athenian and Spartan alliances established a paradigm for the war monograph. The complete text appears here in a new and spirited translation by Walter Blanco. Jennifer Roberts's introduction and annotations provide vital background information.More

  7. Book ImageThe Republic: A New Translation

    Plato, William C. Scott, Richard W. Sterling

    "I envy the reader who sits in on these conversations for the first time, and with such a readable text."—John CiardiMore

  8. Book ImageFlesh and Stone: The Body and the City in Western Civilization

    Richard Sennett

    This vivid history of the city in Western civilization tells the story of urban life through bodily experience.More

  9. Book ImageWomen's Work: The First 20,000 Years Women, Cloth, and Society in Early Times

    Elizabeth Wayland Barber

    "A fascinating history of…[a craft] that preceded and made possible civilization itself." —New York Times Book ReviewMore

  10. Book ImageThe Origins of Greek Civilization: 1100-650 B.C.

    Chester G. Starr

    “A challenging thesis about Greek prehistory—that the miraculous jump into the Greece of our history was made in the eleventh century B.C., during the pre-Christian Dark Ages. . . . An exciting book to read, eloquently written and beautifully illustrated.” —The New YorkerMore

  11. Book ImageThe World of Late Antiquity

    Peter Brown, Geoffrey Barraclough

    This remarkable study in social and cultural change explains how and why the Late Antique world, between c. 150 and c. 750 A.D., came to differ from "Classical civilization."More

  12. Book ImageThe Mute Stones Speak: The Story of Archaeology in Italy

    Paul MacKendrick

    Second Edition

    "MacKendrick writes so enthusiastically that all laymen who have a serious interest in scholarship and antiquity will delight in following his story." --New York Times Book ReviewMore

  13. Book ImageThe Greek Stones Speak: The Story of Archaeology in Greek Lands

    Paul MacKendrick

    Second Edition, Revised and Enlarged

    "Paul MacKendrick has a thrilling tale to tell. . . . His book is for those who want an authoritative exposition of what archaeologists are accomplishing in Greek lands."--New York Times Book ReviewMore

  14. Book ImageEarly Greece: The Bronze and Archaic Ages

    Moses I. Finley

    This admirable study has now been revised and enlarged by Professor Finley in the light of the latest archeological evidence and relevant scholarship. It provides, succinctly and authoritatively, the background information needed for a proper understanding of classical Greek civilizationMore

  15. Book ImageThe Greeks

    Antony Andrewes

    “When so much of an ancient civilization—its art as well as its philosophy—is being used in contemporary ideas of thought and style, it becomes extremely difficult for the historian to disentangle the true past, to divest himself of all the inherited and acquired attitudes; indeed to see Greece as it really was has required the Herculean efforts of the last two generations of Greek scholars. . . .To get to the truth is not easy and the great virtue of Professor Andrewes’ book is the dedication with which he has pursued and captured it. Here is a more accurate legend-free reconstruction of Classical Greece than we have had before.” —J. H. PlumbMore

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