Ancient History

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  1. Book ImageMoral Values and Political Behaviour in Ancient Greece: From Homer to the End of the Fifth Century

    A. W H Adkins

    Greek society developed more rapidly than did its values or the presuppositions on which the values were based. By the end of the fifth century the Greeks faced serious problems, not because they had abandoned traditional values to which they needed to be recalled, but because they retained them in a situation far different from that in which the values had developed and were appropriate.More

  2. Book ImageWar in the Ancient World: A Social History

    Yvon Garlan

    Here is a much needed study of war as a social phenomenon, written by an expert on Greek fortifications and siege warfare.More

  3. Book ImageGreek Science After Aristotle

    G. E. R. Lloyd

    Although there is no exact equivalent to our term "science" in Greek, Western science may still be said to originate with the Greeks.More

  4. Book ImageEarly Greek Science: Thales to Aristotle

    G. E. R. Lloyd

    Although there is no exact equivalent to our term science in Greek, Western science may still be said to have originated with the Greeks, for they were the first to attempt to explain natural phenomena consistently in naturalistic terms, and they initiated the practices of rational criticism of scientific theories.More

  5. Book ImageAlberuni's India

    Muhammad Ibn Ahmad Biruni

    Alberuni's India is one of the greatest achievements of medieval scholarship. Not for nearly eight hundred years would any other writer match Alberuni's profound understanding of almost all aspects of Indian life.More

  6. Book ImageAugustus

    A. H M Jones, Moses I. Finley

    Constitutional changes, administrative revisions, factional rivalry, and war are all themes that Professor Jones develops within the main narrative. He treats separately such topics as finance, religion, social policy, literature and the arts, and the sources of this crucial period in the history of Rome.More

  7. Book ImageThe Hellenistic Age: Aspects of Hellenistic Civilization

    E. A. Barber, Edwyn Bevan, J. B. Bury, Et Al.

    Four distinguished classical scholars write here on aspects of the Hellenistic Age, from the conquest of Alexander the Great down to Rome’s completion of her eastern conquests by the annexation of Egypt.More

  8. Book ImageHebrew Thought Compared with Greek

    Thorleif Boman

    "Builds on the premise that language and thought are inevitably and inextricably bound up with each other. . . . A classic study of the differences between Greek and Hebrew thought."—John E. Rexrine, Colgate UniversityMore

  9. Book ImageA History of Sparta, 950-192 B. C.

    William George Grieve Forrest

    A concise and descriptive history.More

  10. 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

  11. Book ImageHistory of Ancient Greece

    Jean Hatzfeld, André Aymard

    A lucid, readable history of Greece and Greek culture from the earliest Aegean civilization to the Roman Conquest.More

  12. Book ImageAlexander the Great

    Ulrich Wilcken, G C. Richards, Eugene N. Borza

    Here is one of the great biographies of Alexander, in its original form, brought fully up to date with findings of modern research and criticism.More

  13. Book ImageRoman Britain and Early England: 55 B.C.-A.D. 871

    Peter Blair

    "An excellent introduction to an obscure and difficult period." —The EconomistMore

  14. Book ImageEveryday Life in Babylon and Assyria

    G. Contenau

    “The author of this book is one of the leading Assyriologists of our time, and his mastery of his subject is evident throughout.” —Arnold Toynbee, The ObserverMore

  15. Book ImageThe Sumerians

    Charles Leonard Woolley

    In this book Professor Woolley, one of the world's foremost archaeologists, shows quite clearly that when Egyptian civilization began the civilization of the Sumerians had already flourished for at least 2,000 years.

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