SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome In SPQR, an instant classic, Mary Beard narrates the history of Rome with passion and without technical jargon and demonstrates how a slightly shabby Iron Age village rose to become the undisputed hegemon of the Mediterranean Wall Street Journal Hailed by critics as animating the grand swe

Dictator (Cicero, #3)

Dictator (Cicero, #3) ImperiumConspirataand now, the long awaited final volume of the author s best selling Cicero trilogy.With Dictator, Robert Harris brings the saga of Cicero s life to a time when some of the most epic events in human history occurred the collapse of the Roman republic, the subsequent civil war

The Children of Jocasta

The Children of Jocasta In The Children of Jocasta, Natalie Haynes takes a fresh perspective on an ancient story, reimagining in gripping prose how the Oedipus and Antigone stories would look if the oft overlooked female characters took centre stage Retelling the myth to reveal a new side of an ancient story n nMy sib

The Man With Two Names (The Sertorius Scrolls, #1)

The Man With Two Names (The Sertorius Scrolls, #1) Is it better to be a bad man and accomplish great things, or be a great man and accomplish nothing Quintus Sertorius has spent the first 20 years of his life training horses on his family farm, but this must end when his father dies and his village s political connections to Rome are severed Fo

Lady of the Eternal City (The Empress of Rome, #4)

Lady of the Eternal City (The Empress of Rome, #4) National bestselling author Kate Quinn returns with the long awaited fourth volume in the Empress of Rome series, an unforgettable new tale of the politics, power, and passion that defined ancient Rome n nElegant, secretive Sabina may be Empress of Rome, but she still stands poised on a knife s edge.

Venus and Aphrodite

Venus and Aphrodite Through ancient art, evocative myth, exciting archaeological revelations and philosophical explorations Bettany Hughes shows why this immortal goddess endures through to the 21st century and what her journey through time reveals about what matters to us as humans n nCharting Venus origins in powerf

Legion versus Phalanx

Legion versus Phalanx From the time of ancient Sumeria, the heavy infantry Phalanx dominated the battlefield Armed with spears or pikes, standing shoulder to shoulder and with overlapping shields, they presented an impenetrable wall of metal to the enemy until the Roman legion eclipsed the phalanx as the masters of infa

Bread of Angels

Bread of Angels Purple The foundation of an influential trade in a Roman world dominated by men One woman rises up to take the reins of success in an incredible journey of courage, grit, and friendship And along the way, she changes the world.But before she was Lydia, the seller of purple, she was simply a merch

Vindolanda (Vindolanda #1)

Vindolanda (Vindolanda #1) AD 98 The bustling army base at Vindolanda lies on the northern frontier of Britannia and the entire Roman world In twenty years time, the Emperor Hadrian will build his famous wall, but for now defences are weak, as tribes rebel against Roman rule, and local druids preach the fiery destruction o

The Odyssey

The Odyssey Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns ndriven time and again off course, once he had plundered nthe hallowed heights of Troy n nSo begins Robert Fagles magnificent translation of the Odyssey, which Jasper Griffin in The New York Times Review of Books hails as a distinguished achiev

The Iliad

The Iliad Dating to the ninth century B.C., Homer s timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as it moves inexorably to the wrenching, tragic conclusion of the Trojan War Renowned classicist Ber

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh Andrew George s masterly new translation The Times of the world s first truly great work of literatureMiraculously preserved on clay tablets dating back as much as four thousand years, the poem of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, is the world s oldest epic, predating Homer by many centuries The story t