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  1. Pre-Order Two Forthcoming Texts on Peoples of the Ancient World

    The Romans: An Introduction, 3rd Edition

    A concise, readable, and comprehensive survey of the civilization of ancient Rome, this upcoming third edition covers more than 1,200 years of political, military and cultural history. It explores the religion, society, and daily life of the Romans through a study of their literature, art, architecture and technology.

    Instructors - request your complimentary exam copy | Read more

    To Be Published December 19, 2014

    The Greeks: An Introduction, 3rd Edition

    The new edition has expanded coverage of the post Classical period with major expansions in the areas of Hellenistic history, literature and philosophy.

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    To Be Published November 26, 2014

  2. The Ancient Near East: History, Society and Economy - Mario Liverani

    "...a wonderful book, which will make readers fall in love with the wonders of the ancient Near East..."

    Using the latest research from the most recent archaeological finds, and thanks to his personal odyssey of over twenty-five years, Mario Liverani has succeeded in retracing the history of the peoples of the ancient Near East such as the Sumerians, Hittites, Assyrians and Babylonians.

    Never before available in English, The Ancient Near East reveals three millennia of history (3500-500 BC) in one single work, representing one of the greatest books ever written on the subject. Read more.

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  3. The Ancient Greeks: History and Culture from Archaic Times to the Death of Alexander

    With over 150 maps, illustrations and photographs, and a chronological table and glossary of key terms, The Ancient Greeks offers students a comprehensive introduction to the history and culture of the ancient Greek world for the period c.800-323 BC.

  4. New Edition: The Historians of Ancient Rome

    Now in it's 3rd edition, The Historians of Ancient Rome is the most comprehensive collection of ancient sources for Roman history available in a single English volume. The ideal resource for students and lecturers of undergraduate courses, as well as the general reader with an interest in Roman history

  5. New Edition: Alexander the Great: A Reader

    Who was Alexander the Great -- and how do we know? The twelve thematic chapters in this reader contain a broad selection of the most significant published articles about Alexander, offering students an illuminating introduction to the field.

  6. New Edition: The Roman World

    Teaching about the Roman Empire? The Roman World: 44 BC-AD 180, by Martin Goodman, offers a thorough introduction to the major transformations in Rome, the Mediterranean regions, Northern Europe, and the Near East in this period. The second edition now incorporates findings from recent research and useful features like additional illustrations.

  7. New Edition: The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity

    Now thoroughly revised and updated to take account of recent research, The Mediterranean World in Late Antiquity: AD 395-700, by Averil Cameron, offers a clear introduction to late antiquity that also challenges conventional views of the end of the Roman Empire.

  8. Ancient Cities Companion Site

    Have you seen the companion website for the 2nd edition of Ancient Cities?  Check it out here, or find out more about the site.

  9. New Edition of Ancient Cities

    Explore life in the ancient world with the second edition of Charles Gates' Ancient Cities.  Including maps and historical summaries, and accompanied by a new companion website, this book brings to life the physical world of ancient city dwellers.  View inside the book.

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