SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

02 January 2019 | By Mary Beard | Filed in: ancient-history.

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 Unbroken Line of the Moon (Sagan om Valhalla #4; Valhalla #1)

22 June 2018 | By Johanne Hildebrandt | Filed in: ancient-history.

In this grand saga of love, war, and magic set in the tenth century, young Sigrid is destined to be the mother of the king of the Nordic lands that would become Sweden, Norway, Denmark, and England.A devout believer in the old Nordic gods, Sigrid is visited regularly in her dreams by the goddess Fre

How Do We Look: The Body, the Divine, and the Question of Civilization

06 July 2019 | By Mary Beard | Filed in: ancient-history.

Conceived as a gorgeously illustrated accompaniment to How Do We Look and The Eye of Faith, the famed Civilisations shows on PBS, renowned classicist Mary Beard has created this elegant volume on how we have looked at art Focusing in Part I on the Olmec heads of early Mesoamerica, the colossal

The Children of Jocasta

18 November 2019 | By Natalie Haynes | Filed in: ancient-history.

My siblings and I have grown up in a cursed house, children of cursed parents n nJocasta is just fifteen when she is told that she must marry the King of Thebes, an old man she has never met Her life has never been her own, and nor will it be, unless she outlives her strange, absent husband n nIsme

Dictator (Cicero, #3)

02 February 2017 | By Robert Harris | Filed in: ancient-history.

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

Antigone Rising: The Subversive Power of the Ancient Myths

06 July 2017 | By Helen Morales | Filed in: ancient-history.

A witty, inspiring reckoning with the ancient Greek and Roman myths and their legacy, from what they can illuminate about MeToo to the radical imagery of Beyonc n nThe picture of classical antiquity most of us learned in school is framed in certain ways glossing over misogyny while omitting th

Venus and Aphrodite: A Biography of Desire

03 September 2017 | By Bettany Hughes | Filed in: ancient-history.

A cultural history of the goddess of love, from a New York Times bestselling and award winning historian n n n nAphrodite 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 spiri

Pax Romana

04 August 2019 | By Adrian Goldsworthy | Filed in: ancient-history.

Best selling author Adrian Goldsworthy turns his attention to the Pax Romana, the famous peace and prosperity brought by the Roman Empire at its height in the first and second centuries AD Yet the Romans were conquerors, imperialists who took by force a vast empire stretching from the Euphrates to

Skin (Skin #1)

27 July 2019 | By Ilka Tampke | Filed in: ancient-history.

Southwest Britain, AD 43 n nFor the people of Caer Cad, skin is their totem, their greeting, their ancestors, their land n nAilia does not have skin Abandoned at birth, she serves the Tribequeen of her township Ailia is not permitted to marry, excluded from tribal ceremonies and, most devastatingl

The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World

27 March 2017 | By Catherine Nixey | Filed in: ancient-history.

The Darkening Age is the largely unknown story of how a militant religion deliberately attacked and suppressed the teachings of the Classical world, ushering in centuries of unquestioning adherence to one true faith n nDespite the long held notion that the early Christians were meek and mild, going

Ocean of Churn: How the Indian Ocean Shaped Human History

09 October 2019 | By Sanjeev Sanyal | Filed in: ancient-history.

Much of human history has played itself out along the rim of the Indian Ocean In a first of its kind attempt, bestselling author Sanjeev Sanyal tells the history of this significant region, which stretches across East Africa, the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent to South East Asia and Austra

White Lotus

09 October 2017 | By Libbie Hawker | Filed in: ancient-history.

Part 1 of the White Lotus trilogy In the fifth century BCE, Egypt is the greatest civilization known to mankind But with a foolish king on its throne, the Nile Valley is ripe for conquering Amid this climate of danger and strife, in the alleys and brothels of Memphis, an extraordinary young woma

Living with the Gods: On Beliefs and Peoples

09 August 2017 | By Neil MacGregor | Filed in: ancient-history.

One of the central facts of human existence is that every society shares a set of beliefs and assumptions a faith, an ideology, a religion that goes far beyond the life of the individual These beliefs are an essential part of a shared identity They have a unique power to define and to divide

SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

02 January 2019 | By Mary Beard | Filed in: ancient-history.

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