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. BATTLING THE GODS

    BATTLING THE GODS
    Atheism in the Ancient World

    TIM WHITMARSH

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    In the bracing, combative air of ancient Athens, scepticism was fully formed and spoiling for a fight. But history is written by those who prevail, and so the lively free-thinking voices of antiquity ... Learn More
  2. THE FORMATION OF CHINESE CIVILIZATION

    THE FORMATION OF CHINESE CIVILIZATION
    An Archaeological Perspective

    KWANG-CHIH CHANG, XU PINGFANG et al
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    SARAH ALLAN

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    Paleolithic sites from one million years ago, Neolithic sites with extraordinary jade and ceramic artifacts, excavated tombs, temples and palaces of the Shang and Zhou dynasties -- all these are part ... Learn More
  3. THE ARCH OF CONSTANTINE

    THE ARCH OF CONSTANTINE
    Inspired by the Divine

    IAIN FERRIS

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    Next to the Colosseum in Rome stands the Arch of Constantine. Completed AD 312-315, it was built to celebrate ten years of the Emperor Constantine’s reign and his victory at the Battle of the Milvia... Learn More
  4. SEA EAGLES OF EMPIRE

    SEA EAGLES OF EMPIRE
    The Classis Britannica and the Battles for Britain

    SIMON ELLIOTT

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    The Roman war machine comprised land and naval forces. Although the former has been studied extensively, less has been written and understood about the naval forces of the Roman Empire. Britain’s na... Learn More
  5. MEDICINE AND HEALING IN THE ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN WORLD

    MEDICINE AND HEALING IN THE ANCIENT MEDITERRANEAN WORLD

    Edited by DEMETRIOS MICHAELIDES

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    The papers presented here cover many aspects of medicine in the Mediterranean world during Antiquity and early Byzantine times. The contributions are grouped under a series of headings: medicine and a... Learn More
  6. ART OF EMPIRE

    ART OF EMPIRE
    The Roman Frescoes and Imperial Cult Chamber in Luxor Temple

    MICHAEL JONES and SUSANNA McFADDEN

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    The Luxor Temple of Amun-Re, built to commemorate the divine power of the pharaohs, is one of the iconic monuments of New Kingdom Egypt. In the 4th century AD, the Roman Imperial government, capitalis... Learn More
  7. THE STORM BEFORE THE STORM

    THE STORM BEFORE THE STORM
    The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic

    MIKE DUNCAN

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    In 146 BC, Rome finally emerged as the strongest power in the Mediterranean. But the very success of the Republic proved its undoing. The republican system was unable to cope with the vast empire Rome... Learn More
  8. CHILDHOOD IN ANCIENT ATHENS

    CHILDHOOD IN ANCIENT ATHENS
    Iconography and Social History

    LESLEY A BEAUMONT

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    A study of children during the heyday of the Athenian city state. It concentrates not only on the child’s own experience, but also examines the perceptions of children and childhood by Athenian soc... Learn More
  9. MEMENTO MORI

    MEMENTO MORI
    What the Romans Can Tell Us About Old Age and Death

    P V JONES

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    Romans inhabited a world where man, knowing nothing about hygiene let alone disease, had no defences against nature. Death was everywhere. Half of all Roman children were dead by the age of five. Only... Learn More
  10. THE ART OF LIBATION IN 
CLASSICAL ATHENS

    THE ART OF LIBATION IN 
CLASSICAL ATHENS

    MILETTE GAIFMAN

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    The definitive study of the imagery of libations, the most commonly depicted ritual in ancient Greece, and how it engaged viewers in religious performance. In a libation, liquid -- water, wine, milk, ... Learn More

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