Ancient History

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  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Book ImageThe Ancient Maya: New Perspectives

    Heather McKillop

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

  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 ImageThe Archaeology of Crete: An Introduction

    J.D.S. Pendlebury

    Additional information is forthcoming.

  8. 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

  9. Book ImageThe Age of Caesar: Five Roman Lives

    Plutarch, James Romm, Pamela Mensch, Et Al.

    “Plutarch regularly shows that great leaders transcend their own purely material interests and petty, personal vanities. Noble ideals actually do matter, in government as in life.” —Michael Dirda, Washington PostMore

  10. Book ImageThe Iliad of Homer: The Wrath of Achilles

    I. A. Richards

    According to legend, in ancient times Agamemnon led the Greeks into war with the city of Troy to recapture the beautiful Helen of Troy, wife of King Menelaus of Sparta.More

  11. 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

  12. Book ImageThe Stoic Philosophy of Seneca: Essays and Letters

    Lucius Annaeus Seneca, Moses Hadas

    The philosophy of Seneca has extended in influence from first-century Rome to the essays of Montaigne, to Elizabethan tragedy, to the theology of Calvin and the doctrines of the French Revolution.More

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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