Ancient World
Ancient World
History & Archaeology; Art & Architecture; Literature;
Philosophy & Religion
Prehistory; Civilisations of Middle & Far East;
Greece & Rome; Late Antiquity

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  1. MARCUS AURELIUS: MEDITATIONS

    MARCUS AURELIUS: MEDITATIONS
    (Unabridged audio)

    Read by DUNCAN STEEN
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    One of the most significant books ever written by a head of State, the Meditations are a collection of philosophical thoughts by the Emperor Marcus Aurelius (121–180). Covering issues such as... Learn More
  2. PYTHAGORAS

    PYTHAGORAS
    His Lives and the Legacy of a Rational Universe

    KITTY FERGUSON

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    This is the story of Pythagoras and the Pythagoreans, whose insights transformed the ancient world and still inspire the realms of science, mathematics, philosophy and the arts. The pillars of our sci... Learn More
  3. SYNAESTHESIA AND THE ANCIENT SENSES

    SYNAESTHESIA AND THE ANCIENT SENSES

    Edited by SHANE BUTLER and ALEX PURVES

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    Like us, the ancient Greeks and Romans came to know and understand the world through textures, flavours, aromas, sounds and sights. This volume’s thirteen chapters range widely from Homer to Quintil... Learn More
  4. AUGUSTUS

    AUGUSTUS
    From Revolutionary to Emperor

    ADRIAN GOLDSWORTHY

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    Caesar Augustus schemed and fought his way to absolute power. He became Rome's first emperor and ruled for forty-four years before dying peacefully in his bed. The system he created would endure for c... Learn More
  5. THE ANCIENT PATHS

    THE ANCIENT PATHS
    Discovering the Lost Map of Celtic Europe

    GRAHAM ROBB

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    What surfaces from these pages -- if true -- is nothing less than a wonder of the ancient world: the first solid evidence of Druidic science and its accomplishments and the earliest accurate map of a ... Learn More
  6. THE PRAETORIAN GUARD

    THE PRAETORIAN GUARD
    A History of Rome’s Elite Special Forces

    SANDRA BINGHAM

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    Conceived as a personal army for the emperor, the elite Praetorian Guard soon took over a wide range of powers in Rome, and thus from the very beginning made a much greater impact on the city's life t... Learn More
  7. IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE GODS

    IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE GODS
    Travellers to Greece and the Quest for the Hellenic Ideal

    DAVID CONSTANTINE

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    In the seventeenth century a succession of travellers journeyed to Greece and what is now Turkey and rediscovered the Hellenic world, decisively switching the focus and taste in the West from Rome to ... Learn More
  8. ALBANIA

    ALBANIA
    An Archaeological Guide

    OLIVER GILKES

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    Albania is the last country to emerge from the collapse of Ottoman Turkish power at the beginning of the twentieth century. Underlying its often-turbulent history is an extraordinary archaeological he... Learn More
  9. THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE

    THROUGH THE EYE OF A NEEDLE
    Wealth, the Fall of Rome and the Making of Christianity in the West, 350-550 AD

    PETER BROWN

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    This is a sweeping intellectual and social history of the church in late antiquity and the vexing problem of wealth in Christianity in the waning days of the Roman Empire. Brown examines the rise of t... Learn More
  10. RUINS OF ANCIENT ROME

    RUINS OF ANCIENT ROME
    Drawings of the French Architects Who Won the Prix de Rome, 1786-1924

    ROBERTO CASSANELLI, MASSIMILIANO DAVID et al
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    Traditionally, a critical component of the education of any architect was to draw the ruins of ancient Rome, reconstructing either from ancient sources or, more often, pure fantasy, what the original ... Learn More

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