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
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
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
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 Despite the long held notion that the early Christians were meek and mild, going
Author and historian Tom Holland returns to his roots in Roman history and the audience he cultivated with Rubicon his masterful, witty, brilliantly researched popular history of the fall of the Roman republic with Dynasty, a luridly fascinating history of the reign of the first five Roman emperors.
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 My
Jungle of Stone: The True Story of Two Men, Their Extraordinary Journey, and the Discovery of the Lost Civilization of the Maya29 February 2020 | By William Carlsen | Filed in: ancient history.
In 1839, rumors ofextraordinary yet baffling stone ruins buried within the unmapped jungles of Central America reached two of the world s most intrepid travelers Seized by the reports, American diplomat John Lloyd Stephens and British artist Frederick Catherwood both already celebrated for their
From the New York Times bestselling authority on early Christianity, the story of how Christianity grew from a religion of twenty or so peasants in rural Galilee to the dominant religion in the West in less than four hundred years.Christianity didn t have to become the dominant religion in the West.
ImperiumConspirataand now, the long awaited final volume of the author s best selling Cicero trilogy.WithDictator,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,
Southwest Britain, AD 43 For the people of Caer Cad, skin is their totem, their greeting, their ancestors, their land Ailia 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 devastatingly,
AN ARMY DEFEATED AD 14 Five long years have passed since the annihilation of three legions in the wilds of Germania Although the bones of 15,000 soldiers now moulder in the Teutoburg Forest, not all the Romans were slain in the bloody ambush A CENTURION OUT FOR VENGEANCE Demoted, battle scarred
Walk a day in a Roman s sandals What was it like to live in one of the ancient world s most powerful and bustling cities one that was eight times densely populated than modern day New York In this entertaining and enlightening guide, bestselling historian Philip Matyszak introduces us to
Do you see your son, standing over there, in the antechamber Well, I am going to shoot him The story of the great and mad Cambyses, King of Persia, told by part historian, part mythmaker Herodotus of Halicarnassus Introducing Little Black Classics 80 books for Penguin s 80th birthday Little