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The Gifts Of the Jews

The Gifts Of the Jews

by Thomas Cahill

The author of the runaway bestseller How the Irish Saved Civilization has done it again. In The Gifts of the Jews Thomas Cahill takes us on another enchanting journey into history, once again recreating a time when the actions of a small band of people had repercussions that are still felt today.The Gifts of the Jews reveals the critical change that made western civilization possible. Within the matrix of ancient religions and philosophies, life was seen as part of an endless cycle of birth and death;... Read more
Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea

Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea

by Thomas Cahill

In the fourth volume of the acclaimed Hinges of History series, Thomas Cahill brings his characteristic wit and style to a fascinating tour of ancient Greece. The Greeks invented everything from Western warfare to mystical prayer, from logic to statecraft. Many of their achievements, particularly in art and philosophy, are widely celebrated; other important innovations and accomplishments, however, are unknown or underappreciated. In Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea, Thomas Cahill explores the legacy, good and... Read more
Fingerprints Of the Gods

Fingerprints Of the Gods

by Graham Hancock

Fingerprints of the Gods is a book first published in 1995 by Graham Hancock, in which he contends that some previously enigmatic ancient but highly-advanced civilization had existed in prehistory, one which served as the common progenitor civilization to all subsequent known ancient historical ones. Supposedly, sometime after the end of the last Ice Age this civilization passed on to its inheritors profound knowledge of such things as astronomy, architecture and mathematics.
The Lost Realms

The Lost Realms

by Zecharia Sitchin

Includes bibliographical references (p. 278-285) and index.
The Sacred Mushroom & the Cross

The Sacred Mushroom & the Cross

by John M Allegro

Where did God come from? What do the bible stories really tell us? Who or what was Jesus Christ? This book challenges everything we think we know about the nature of religion -- The ancient fertility cult at the heart of Christianity -- The living power of cultic rites and symbols -- The sacred mushroom as the emblem and embodiment of divinity -- The secret meaning of biblical myths -- The language of religion that links us to our ancestors. The Sacred Mushroom and the Cross sets out John Allegro's... Read more
Caesar and Christ

Caesar and Christ

by Will Durant

The Story of Civilization by Will and Ariel Durant is an eleven-volume set of books. It was written over a lifetime, and it totals two million words across nearly 10,000 pages. The series is incomplete: in the first book of the series (Our Oriental Heritage, which covers the history of the East through 1933), Mr. Durant stated that he wanted to include the history of the West through the early 20th century.
The Peloponnesian War

The Peloponnesian War

by Donald Kagan

For three decades in the fifth century b.c. the ancient world was torn apart bya conflict that was as dramatic, divisive, and destructive as the world wars of the twentieth century: the Peloponnesian War. Donald Kagan, one of the world’s most respected classical, political, and military historians, here presents a new account of this vicious war of Greek against Greek, Athenian against Spartan. The Peloponnesian War is a magisterial work of history written for general readers, offering a fresh... Read more
Our Oriental Heritage

Our Oriental Heritage

by Will Durant

From [the Wikipedia page for *The Story of Civilization*][1]:
The Story of Civilization, by husband and wife Will and Ariel Durant, is an eleven-volume set of books covering Western history for the general reader. The volumes sold well for many years, and sets of them were frequently offered by book clubs.

The series was written over a span of more than four decades, and totals four million words across nearly 10,000 pages, but is incomplete. In the first volume (Our Oriental Heritage, which covers the... Read more
Cicero

Cicero

by Anthony Everitt

Anthony Everitt’s fascination with ancient Rome began when he studied classics in school and has persisted ever since. He read English literature at Cambridge University and served four years as secretary general of the Arts Council for Great Britain. A visiting professor of arts and cultural policy at Nottingham Trent University and City University, Everitt has written extensively on European culture and development, and has contributed to the Guardian and Financial Times since 1994. Cicero, his... Read more
The Cosmic Code

The Cosmic Code

by Zecharia Sitchin

Reprint of the ed. published: New York : Avon Books, c1998. With new foreword.

Includes bibliographical references and index.
The Egyptian Book Of the Dead

The Egyptian Book Of the Dead

by E a Wallis Budge

The Wars Of Gods and Men

The Wars Of Gods and Men

by Zecharia Sitchin

America Bc

America Bc

by Barry Fell

The Life Of Greece

The Life Of Greece

by Will Durant

Paideia

Paideia

by Werner Jaeger

Landmark Thucydides

Landmark Thucydides

by Robert B Strassler

Peoples Of the Sea

Peoples Of the Sea

by Immanuel Velikovsky

Byzantium

Byzantium

by John Julius Norwich

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Ages In Chaos

by Immanuel Velikovsky

Ages in Chaos is a book by the controversial writer Immanuel Velikovsky, first published by Doubleday in 1952, which put forward a major revision of the history of the Ancient Near East. Velikovsky had put forward his ideas briefly in Theses for the Reconstruction of Ancient History in 1945, but Ages in Chaos was his first full-length work on the subject. A second volume was due for publication shortly after this but was postponed.
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Ramses II and His Time

by Immanuel Velikovsky

Ancient History Books & Ephemera

Black Athena

Black Athena

by Bernal, Martin

The Roman Revolution

The Roman Revolution

by Syme, Ronald

Caligula

Caligula

by Barrett, Anthony A

In the Shadow of Swords. On the Trail of Terrorism From Afghanistan to Australia

In the Shadow of Swords. On the Trail of Terrorism From Afghanistan to Australia

by Neighbour, Sally

Pymble: Harper Collins Publishers. 2004. Very Good condition. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs. x, 374 pages. Neighbour looks at how events in ancient, colonial and modern history have fed the discontent in Indonesia which has led to the growth of such terrorist groups as Jemaah Islamiyah and how Australia's role in world events has helped make it a target. . 1st Edition. Trade Paperback.
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AU$15.00
Pre-Columbian Cities

Pre-Columbian Cities

by Hardoy, Jorge Enrique

N Y: Walker, 1973. First Edition, first printing. Hard cover in dust jacket. Published NY: Walker, 1973. Thick oversized 8vo., 7 1/2"x10 1/4." xxxvi+602 pages, profusely illustrated b/w plates, diagrams. Near fine in very good, lightly frayed dust jacket.. 1st. Hard. Near Fine/Very Good. 8vo.. Illus.
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$40.00
ALEXANDER THE GREAT AND THE LOGISTICS OF THE MACEDONIAN ARMY

ALEXANDER THE GREAT AND THE LOGISTICS OF THE MACEDONIAN ARMY

by Engels, Donald W

Berkeley: University of California Press. Very Good with no dust jacket. 1978. First Paperback Edition. First Printing. Soft Cover. 0520042727 . Publisher's glossy wraps. Illustrated with 16 maps, in addition to numerous tables and charts. A detailed study of Alexander the Great's Macedonian Army and its logistical operations and management. "The most important work on Alexander the Great to appear in a long time. Neither scholarship nor semi-fictional biography will ever be the same... Read more
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$20.00
Guide to Prehistoric England.

Guide to Prehistoric England.

by Thomas, Nicholas

London: Book Club Associates / Batsford, 1976. 270pp. 570g. Black cloth boards FINE in a FINE d/w. Illustrated with b/w photographs and maps.. Bca Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Book.
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£4.28
The Home of the Heroes: The Aegean before the Greeks

The Home of the Heroes: The Aegean before the Greeks

by Sinclair Hood

Thames & Hudson, 1967. Hardcover. Good/Good. 1967. 144 pages. Pictorial dust jacket over blue cloth. Contains black and white and colour photography. Pages and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues present such as mild cracking, inscriptions, inserts, light foxing, tanning and thumb marking. Overall a good condition item. Boards have mild shelf wear with light rubbing and corner bumping. Some light marking and sunning. Unclipped jacket has light edge wear with minor tears and... Read more
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£7.36
Amores; Medicamina Faciei Femineae; Ars Amatoria; Remedia Amoris.

Amores; Medicamina Faciei Femineae; Ars Amatoria; Remedia Amoris.

by P. Ovidi Nasonis; E. J. Kenney

Oxonii E Typographeo Clarendoniano, 1961, hardcover. Oxford Classical Texts. -- Edited and with critical notes by E. J. Kenney. Text and notes are in LATIN. -- Hardcover, 260 pages. Condition: very good (a few marks) with very good dust jacket (faint spine stain).
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$29.10
Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs: The Story of Egyptology

Temples, Tombs and Hieroglyphs: The Story of Egyptology

by Barbara Mertz

Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1964. Hardcover. Good/Acceptable. 1964. 349 pages. Pictorial dust jacket over brown cloth. Contains black and white illustrations. Pages and binding are presentable with no major defects. Minor issues present such as mild cracking, inscriptions, inserts, light foxing, tanning and thumb marking. Overall a good condition item. Boards have mild shelf wear with light rubbing and corner bumping. Some light marking and sunning. Book has noticeable forward lean. Unclipped jacket has light... Read more
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£8.00
Kypriaka in Crete - From the Bronze Age to the End of the Archaic Period

Kypriaka in Crete - From the Bronze Age to the End of the Archaic Period

by V. Karageorghis, A. Kanta, et al (eds.)

In English. Soft cover, 28 cm, 376 pp., ill.; net weight 1700 gr.
The main scope of this book is to demonstrate the extent of the Cypriote influence on Crete during the Iron Age, both with regard to the import of goods – especially pottery – and also the degree of influence which Cypriote objects, again mainly pottery, exercised on Cretan artistic production.
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€96.00
Christianizing the Roman Empire (A.D. 100-400)

Christianizing the Roman Empire (A.D. 100-400)

by Ramsay MacMullen

Yale University, New Haven. 1984. Hardcover. First Edition shown in numerical sequence '...5,4,3,2,1.' 8vo., 183 pages including Notes and Index. No signs of wear to covers, corners or edges. Text and interior are very good throughout. Dustjacket has a few tiny tears and abrasions.
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$16.00
The Grandeur That Was Rome

The Grandeur That Was Rome

by Stobart, J.C

Book Club Associates , 1978-01-01. 4th Edition. Hardcover. Good/Good Jacket. Published by Book Club Associates. Robust recyclable packaging. 1st class post to the UK, Airmail worldwide
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£7.99
Tutankhamun: The Last Journey

Tutankhamun: The Last Journey

by Macquitty William

New York: Crown Publishers Inc, 1978. Book appears to have hardly been read and is in As new condition throughout. Fully Illustrated. First Edition. Hard Cover. As New/No Jacket.
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$17.80
Actium and Augustus: The Politics and Emotions of Civil War

Actium and Augustus: The Politics and Emotions of Civil War

by Robert Alan Gurval

University of Michigan Press, 1995. 1st. Cloth. Collectible; Fine/Fine. A pristine copy of the 1995 1st edition. Fine in a bright, Fine dustjacket. Octavo, 337 pgs.
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$50.00
The Celts

The Celts

by Powell, T. G. E

Thames & Hudson, 1967. Later printing. A clean, tight copy in full green cloth binding. Prior owner's name inked on front pastedown. 282pp. Illustrations. Jacket has some shelf wear; offered now in a new mylar cover. From the Ancient Peoples and Places series.. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - 8" - 9" Tall.
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$16.50
The Cosmic Codes (Earth Chronicles)

The Cosmic Codes (Earth Chronicles)

by Zecharia Sitchin

Avon Books, 1998. Book. Good. Paperback. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. Book VI Of The Earth Chronicles. Good condition paperback. No remainder marks or clippings. Covers show light wear - no tears. No tears inside book. Small date (6-20-99) written in book front on blank page. Gift inscription in book front on title page (Happy Fathers Day! 1999). No other writing. 298 pages. Illustrated throughout. .
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$7.99
The Odes of Anacreon

The Odes of Anacreon

by Richardson, Erastus (translator) ; Anacreon

New Haven, CT: Yale University Press. Very Good with no dust jacket; Edges rubbed, owner name on front pastedown . endpaper.. 1928. First Printing. Hardcover. Blue cloth. xii, 73 pages. Black and white illustrated frontispiece with tissue guard. A translation of sixty short poems by the poet of Teos, who lived in the sixth Century before Christ. Publisher note laid in. ; 12mo 7" - 7½" tall .
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$50.00
The Battle for Gaul

The Battle for Gaul

by Caesar, Julius;Wiseman, Anne;Wiseman, T.P

Boston Ma: D. R. Godine, 1980. First Thus . Hardcover. Good/Fair. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Stated First American Edition. Minor Edge Wear. Moderate Amount Of Underlining. The Jacket Has Two Long Tears One At The Top Of The Spine And One At The Bottom.
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$4.99
The Roman History from the Building of Rome to the Ruin of the Commonwealth, (one volume from eleven volume set)

The Roman History from the Building of Rome to the Ruin of the Commonwealth, (one volume from eleven volume set)

by Hooke, N

R. C. And J. Rivington
Cover: Full calf speckled boards, rubbing to corners, beautiful gold gilt work to the spine with green and red leather inlays.
Binding: Very good, no discernible crack and brakes.
Text: Good, clear of notes and signatures but does have books stamp with coat of Arms John Buxton Esq, from what I can understand it could possibly be from the library of English baronet/politician John Buxton:
Overall: A very good edition. Title page does indicate maps, plates and illustrations but... Read more
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£20.00
Greek Lexicon of the Roman and Byzantine Periods (from B.C. 146 to A.D. 1100)

Greek Lexicon of the Roman and Byzantine Periods (from B.C. 146 to A.D. 1100)

by E.A. Sophocles (1807-1883)

In english. First edition: Harvard University Press, 1914. Reprint: Athens: Pelekanos, 2004. Brand new. Cloth, 25x18 cm, XVI+1188 pp.// The shipping cost estimated by the system covers books up to 750 g; if you are going to use PayPal for the payment, please ask about the exact shipping cost before ordering.
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€175.00
Tutankhamun: The Untold Story

Tutankhamun: The Untold Story

by Hoving, Thomas

Simon & Schuster, NY, 1978. 1st edition. Hardcover. Fine/ Fine. The riveting story of the discovery of King Tut's tomb. 384 pages. Detailed index. Hoving was responsible for mounting the splendid King Tut exhibition at New York's Metroploitan Museum of Art.
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$125.00
Oedipus and Akhnaton:  Myth and History

Oedipus and Akhnaton: Myth and History

by Velikovsky, Immanuel

Garden City, NY: Doubleday. Very Good in Good dust jacket; Jacket tattered and rubbed.. 1960. Later Printing. Hardcover. 0385005296 . Many black and white photos. Signed by the author on the front flyleaf and dated Sept. 1979. ; 208 pages; Signed by Author .
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$50.00
Romaike Crete

Romaike Crete

by D. Tsoungarakis

[Roman Crete (1st ce. B.C. - 5th ce. A.D.)]
In greek. Soft cover, 96 pp. + 8 B/W plates. Contents: A' Politike historia, B' Dioiketike organosis, C' Koinonia: Poleis kai thesmoi - Koinonikes taxeis, D' Oeconomia, E' Threskeia. Bibliography.
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€37.50
Ho kath' Homeron oikiakos bios: Oikia - oikogeneia - endymasia - iatroi

Ho kath' Homeron oikiakos bios: Oikia - oikogeneia - endymasia - iatroi

by Cleon Rangabes (1842 - 1917)

[The Household Life According to Homer: House - Family - Cloths - Physicians]
In greek. Soft cover, 21 cm, 224 pp.
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€24.70
 Eisagoge sten attike rhetoreia

Eisagoge sten attike rhetoreia

by V. Theodorakopoulos

[An Introduction to the Attic Rhetoric]
Athena: Yalos, 2017. - In Greek. -  2nd ed. - 184 pp. · 23 cm - ISBN: 978-618-82275-4-5.
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€13.50
Emperors and Gladiators

Emperors and Gladiators

by Wiedemann, Thomas

London: Routledge, 1995. Paperback. Unread shop stock in very good condition. (2001 printing.) TS. Paperback. Very Good. Used.
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£6.00
Archaic Greece: The City-States c.700-500 B.C.

Archaic Greece: The City-States c.700-500 B.C.

by Jeffery, L. H

London: Methuen & Co, 1978. Paperback. Very light wear on spine foot and one or two corners of covers. A few marks on tanned page block and first two or three pages - remains very good: pages in main body are clean and binding is sound throughout. All text is clear. TS. Paperback. Very Good. Used.
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£14.00