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Venus And Aphrodite: A Biography Of Desire

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A cultural history of the goddess of love, from an award-winning historian Aphrodite was said to have been born from the sea, rising out of a froth of white foam. But long before the Ancient Greeks conceived of this voluptuous blonde, she existed as an early…
Letters from a Stoic: The Ancient Classic

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Letters From A Stoic
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|April 28, 2015

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A new series of beautiful hardcover nonfiction classics, with covers designed by Coralie Bickford-Smith World-changing ideas meet eye-catching design: the best titles of the extraordinarily successful Great Ideas series are now packaged in Coralie…
Maurice's Strategikon: Handbook Of Byzantine Military Strategy
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|January 3, 2001

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As a veteran campaigner, the Byzantine emperor Maurice (582-602) compiled a unique and influential handbook intended for the field commander. In this first complete English translation, the Strategikon is an invaluable source not only for early Byzantine history…
From Artemis To Diana: The Goddess Of Man And Beast

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The Greek goddess Artemis and her Roman equivalent Diana constitute a multifaceted divinity. In Greek mythology she is the twin sister of Apollo and the virgin goddess who lives in the hills and the forests. She is potnia theron, the mistress of the animals, but…
Catiline's War, The Jurgurthine War, Histories
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|February 26, 2008

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Sallust is the earliest Roman historian of whom complete works survive, a senator of the Roman Republic and younger contemporary of Cicero, Pompey and Julius Caesar. His Catiline’s War tells of the conspiracy in 63 bc led by L. Sergius Catilina, who plotted…
Egypt, Greece, and Rome: Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean

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Long sources of mystery, imagination, and inspiration, the myths and history of the ancient Mediterranean have given rise to artistic, religious, cultural, and intellectual traditions that span the centuries. In this unique and comprehensive introduction to the…
Battle That Stopped Rome: Emperor Augustus Arminius And The Slaughter Of The Legions In T

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The previously untold story of the watershed battle that changed the course of Western history. In AD 9, a Roman traitor led an army of barbarians who trapped and then slaughtered three entire Roman legions: 20,000 men, half the Roman army in Europe. If not for…
Pompeii: Its History, Buildings, and Antiquities

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will…
Masada: From Jewish Revolt To Modern Myth
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How To Be A Stoic

How To Be A Stoic

by Robert Dobbin

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A selection of writings from some of the most iconic Stoics to guide and inspire a more mindful perspective How can we cope when life's events seem beyond our control? These words of consolation and inspiration from the three great Stoic philosophers -…
Creating Christ: How Roman Emperors Invented Christianity

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Exhaustively annotated and illustrated, Creating Christ is an explosive work of history, unearthing clues that finally reveal the truth about one of the world's great religions. Christianity was born out of the cataclysmic conflict between the Roman Empire and…
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