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The Classical World


Classical Languages

Learning Latin, By Rochelle Caviness.


The Rest of the Ancient World:

Alexander the Great: Son of the Gods, by Alan Fildes and Joann Fletcher.
This book takes a comprehensive look at the full scope of Alexander's life, and the impact that he had, both during his life, and afterwards.

Boudica: The British Revolt Against Rome AD 60, By Graham Webster.
Boudica, Queen of the Iceni, raised an army and nearly succeeded in forcing the Roman's out of Britain. In Boudica: The British Revolt Against Rome AD 60, Dr. Graham Webster explores the archeological evidence from which much of our knowledge about Boudica and the revolt has been derived.

Cleopatra: A Sourcebook, by Prudence J. Jones.
A collection of documents that chronicle the historical life of Cleopatra, and how her life's story has been interpreted in both historical and literary spheres.

Cleopatra: Last Queen of Egypt, by Joyce Tyldesley.
Who was Cleopatra? In this book, Tyldesley strips away the myth to uncover the real story of the last queen of Egypt.

Earthly Paradises - Ancient Gardens in History and Archaeology, By Maureen Carroll.
This work examines the function, significance, and design of ancient gardens from the second millennium B.C. to the middle of the first millennium A.D.

Egypt - From Alexander to the Early Christians, edited by Roger S. Bagnall and Dominic W. Rathbone.
An Archaeological and Historical Guide to Egypt - covering the period from Alexander the Great's conquest of Egypt in 332 B.C. through the Arab conquest of Egypt in A.D. 641.

Egypt: Pharaonic Period, by Alessia Fassone and Enrico Ferraris.
Volume 4 in the Dictionaries of Civilization series covers the Pharaonic Period of Egyptian history.

Egyptian Mythology, by W. Max Müller.
A comprehensive and mesmerizing overview of Egyptian mythology ranging from origin myths to cultic practices.

The Empress Theodora - Partner of Justinian, by James Allan Evans.
A fascinating biography of a woman who rose from the lowest ranks of Byzantine society to become an immensely powerful empress.

The Great Empires of the Ancient World, edited by Thomas Harrison.
Lavishing illustrated, this book consists of ten engaging essays that provide a survey of the major imperial powers that ruled the ancient world from 1600 B.C. to A.D. 500.

Hellenistic Egypt: Monarchy, Society, Economy, Culture, by Jean Bingen.
A collection of essays that present a detailed overview of Egyptian history, culture, politics and economy under the Ptolemaic monarchy.

How to Read Egyptian Hieroglyphs, by Mark Collier and Bill Manley.
This is a step-by-step guidebook that enables you to teach yourself how to read Egyptian Hieroglyphs.

The Jewish People in Classical Antiquity, By John H. Hayes and Sara R. Mandell.
This book covers the turbulent period of Jewish history from 333 B.C.E. to 135 C.E. This periods covers a time frame begining with the conquest of Jewish Palestine by Alexander the Great and ends with the termination of the Second Jewish Revolt aginst Rome.

Late Antiquity: A Guide to the Postclassical World, Edited by G.W. Bowersock, Peter Brown, and Oleg Grabar.
Late Antiquity is both an encyclopedia and a book of essays. The text will act as a guide, opening new vistas and encouraging you to pursue further study into a unique period of time. It is also an unparalleled and valuable reference work.

Mesopotamia: Assyrians, Sumerians, Babylonians, by Enrico Ascalone.
Volume I in the Dictionaries of Civilization series, this volume provides a detailed overview of Mesopotamian history and culture.

Monuments Past and Present - Ancient Sicily & Ancient Lebanon, by Gaetano Messineo, Emanuela Borgia, and Maria José Strazzulla.
Guidebooks from Vision S.r.l. covering ancient Sicily and Lebanon with overlays showing how various ruins looked when they were originally constructed.

A Portrait of Roman Britain, By John Wacher.
Landscape archaeology, as a distinct speciality, is a relatively unknown field. In short, what a landscape archeologist tries to do is discern what the landscape was like during a finite period In A Portrait of Roman Britain, John Wacher, has recreated the landscape of Roman Britain.

Temples, Tombs, & Hieroglyphs, by Barbara Mertz.
A Popular History of Ancient Egypt.

Women of Byzantium, by Carolyn L. Connor.
Connor offers a fascinating glimpse into the lives and history of Byzantine women from all walks of life, including empresses, monastic women, commoners, and artisans.

Write Your Own Egyptian Hieroglyphs, by Angela McDonald.
Lavishly illustrated, this is a marvelously informative and fun to read book that will introduce novice Egyptologists to the fundamentals of reading and writing Egyptian hieroglyphs.

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