The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic

The Roman Republic was one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of civilization After its founding in 509 BCE, Rome grew from an unremarkable Italian city state to the dominant superpower of the Mediterranean world Through it all, the Romans never allowed a single man to seize contro

The Map of Knowledge: How Classical Ideas Were Lost and Found: A History in Seven Cities

In The Map of Knowledge Violet Moller traces the journey taken by the ideas of three of the greatest scientists of antiquity Euclid, Galen and Ptolemy through seven cities and over a thousand years In it, we follow them from sixth century Alexandria to ninth century Baghdad, from Muslim Cordoba

24 Hours in Ancient Athens: A Day in the Life of the People Who Lived There (24 Hours in Ancient History Book 3)

n Spend 24 hours with the ancient Athenians See the city through their eyes as it teeters on the edge of the fateful war that would end its golden age nAthens, 416 BC A tenuous peace holds The city state s political and military might are feared throughout the ancient world it pushes the bounda