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

Kırmızı Saçlı Kadın

Kırmızı Saçlı Kadın lk a k deneyimi b t n bir hayat belirler mi Yoksa kaderimizi izen yaln zca tarihin ve efsanelerin g c m d r Orhan Pamuk, Yap Kredi Yay nlar ndan kan yeni roman K rm z Sa l Kad n da bizi otuz y l nce stanbul yak nlar ndaki bir kasabada liseli bir gencin ya ad sars c bir a k hik ye

When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt

When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt This riveting narrative explores the lives of six remarkable female pharaohs, from Hatshepsut to Cleopatra women who ruled with real power and shines a piercing light on our own perceptions of women in power today Female rulers are a rare phenomenon but thousands of years ago in ancient Egypt,

The Celts

The Celts Alice Roberts goes in search of the Celts and their treasures in a narrative history to accompanying a new BBC series We know a lot about the Roman Empire The Romans left monuments to their glories and written histories charting the exploits of their heroes But there was another ancient people in

The Splendor Before the Dark (Nero, #2)

The Splendor Before the Dark (Nero, #2) Ascending to the throne was only the beginning Now Margaret George, the author of The Confessions of Young Nero, weaves a web of politics and passion, as ancient Rome s most infamous emperor cements his place in history With the beautiful and cunning Poppaea at his side, Nero Augustus commands t

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

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

The Histories

The Histories One of the masterpieces of classical literature, the Histories describes how a small and quarrelsome band of Greek city states united to repel the might of the Persian empire But while this epic struggle forms the core of his work, Herodotus natural curiosity frequently gives rise to colorful di

Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic

Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic In 49 B.C., the seven hundred fifth year since the founding of Rome, Julius Caesar crossed a small border river called the Rubicon and plunged Rome into cataclysmic civil war Tom Holland s enthralling account tells the story of Caesar s generation, witness to the twilight of the Republic and its bl

History of the Peloponnesian War

History of the Peloponnesian War Written four hundred years before the birth of Christ, this detailed contemporary account of the long life and death struggle between Athens and Sparta stands an excellent chance of fulfilling its author s ambitious claim Thucydides himself c.460 400 BC was an Athenian and achieved the rank of ge

The Odyssey

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