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Content: Arabia Felix An Exploration of the Archaeological History of Yemen By Alessandro de Maigret Yemen's archaeological treasures tell the story of a rich preIslamic civilisation of international significance.Alessandro de Maigret, doyen of the archaeologists of the region, sifts through all the archaeological evidence to present a definitive account of the evolution of a civilisation of high significance. 384pp, b/w illus, Stacey International, 2009, Hardback, was Ј19.95 Now Ј7.95
Neo-Sumerian Account Texts from Drehem Edited by Shin Theke Kang and Clarence Elwood Keiser The mound of Drehem was occupied for only a short period of time toward the end of the second millennium BC, and served as a depot for the many payments in kind to which the kings of Ur subjected their people.The more than 600 texts published in this volume all emanate from Drehem, and throw light on the political, religious, and economic life of the neo-Sumerian period. 192pp,Yale University Press, 1977, Hardback, was Ј40.00 Now Ј12.95
Stone Vessels and Values in the Bronze Age Mediterranean By Andrew Bevan Andrew Bevan explores this diverse and prolific industry in all its many facets, bringing some clarity to an artefact which has the potential to reveal much about the nature of Bronze Age production, the function and use of certain objects, the movement of people, ideas and goods, as well as the value ascribed to such objects, all of which are covered in the book. 301pp, Cambridge University Press, 2007, Hardback, was Ј79.99 Now Ј19.95
Escaping the Labyrinth The Cretan Neolithic in Context By Valasia Isaakidou and P.Tomkins Thirteen papers explore two aspects of the Cretan Neolithic: the results of recent re-analysis of a range of bodies of material from J.D. Evans' excavations at EN-FN Knossos; and new insights into the Cretan Late and Final Neolithic and the contentious belated colonisation of the rest of the island, drawing on both new and old fieldwork. 320pp, Oxbow Books, 2008, Paperback, was Ј30.00 Now Ј9.95
Copper Scroll Studies Edited by George J. Brooke and Philip R. Davies These papers cover the history of the Scroll's interpretation; how it should be conserved, restored and read; how it was produced; the meaning of its technical terms; its genre; its geography; its correlation with archaeological remains; and not least who wrote it, when and why. 344pp,T and T Clark, 2004, Paperback, was Ј42.99 Now Ј9.95
STEGA The Archaeology of Houses and Households in Ancient Crete Edited by Kevin T. Glowacki and Natalia Vogeikoff-Brogan The 38 papers presented here range from a discussion of household activities at Final Neolithic Phaistos to the domestic correlates of "globalization" during the early Roman Empire.They demonstrate a variety of methodological approaches currently employed for understanding houses and household activities. 520pp,American School of Classical Studies at Athens, 2011, Paperback, was Ј50.00 Now Ј24.95
From Ishtar to Aphrodite 3200 Years of Cypriot Hellenism Edited by S. Hadjisavvas An exhibition highlighting the influence of Hellenism on ancient Cyprus. Essays discuss themes such as the importance of Cyprus in Mediterranean trading routes, ashlar architecture and tomb finds that provide a vivid glimpse into the sophistication of societies in Bronze Age Cyprus, as well as the importance of Cyprus in the Ptolemaic period. 146pp, Hellenic Museums Shop, 2003, Paperback, was Ј7.95 Now Ј3.95
Exotica in the Prehistoric Mediterranean Edited by Andrea Vianello This book examines how exotic materials were exchanged and used across the Mediterranean from the Neolithic era to the Iron Age, focusing on the Bronze Age.A variety of materials and interpretative approaches are presented through several case studies.These emphasise how the value of exotic materials depended on the context in which they were consumed. 216pp, Oxbow Books, 2011, Paperback, was Ј34.00 Now Ј9.95
Dictionary of the Ancient Near East By Piotr Bienkowski and Alan Millard More than 500 cross-referenced entries in one compact volume, presenting explanations and descriptions of all manner of subjects from the Palaeolithic to 539 BC: architecture, literature and literary works, religion, social and political institutions, archaeological sites, notable personalities, and so on. Also includes maps, chronological summaries, plans, drawings and reconstructions. 342pp, University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010, Paperback, was Ј23.00 Now Ј7.95
Intermezzo Intermediacy and Regeneration in Middle Minoan II Crete Edited by Colin F. Macdonald and Carl Knappett These papers cover most key sites where Middle Minoan III occupation has been identified.The aim has been to rehabilitate Middle Minoan III as a dynamic period in Crete and also on Thera, in order to provide a better understanding of socio-political change across the island and beyond in the latter part of the Middle Bronze Age. 227pp, British School at Athens, 2013, Hardback, was Ј79.00 Now Ј19.95
Warships of the Ancient World, 3000500 BC By Adrian K.Wood Covering a vast sweep, this wellillustrated book provides a concise exploration of pre-Classical naval warfare in the Mediterranean. Adrian Wood examines the vessels, naval techniques and strategy, and prominent engagements fought by the Egyptians, Minoans, Hittites, Phoenicians and Greeks. 48pp, b/w and col illus, Osprey, 2013, Paperback, was Ј9.99 Now Ј3.95
On the Margins of Southwest Asia Cyprus during the 6th to 4th Millennia BC By Joanne Clarke This book examines social change in Cyprus during the 6th to 4th millennia BC. It is proposed that many of the observable differences between mainland southw est Asia and Cyprus during this period are the result of divergent adaptive strategies in response to different environmental conditions, low population density and low resource stress. 160pp, Oxbow Books, 2007, Hardback, was Ј45.00 Now Ј9.95
Lost Treasures of the Bible By Clyde E. Fant and Mitchell G. Reddish This book describes and analyses over one hundred artefacts on display in museums around the world, linking them into a roughly chronological overview of Ancient Near Eastern history. 471pp, b/w illus, col pls,William B. Eerdmans, 2008, Paperback, was Ј21.99 Now Ј9.95
Palaikastro Block M The Proto- and Neopalatial Town By Carl Knappett and Tim Cunningham Block M is a substantial architectural complex comprising three large buildings at the heart of the Minoan town of Palaikastro.These investigations have helped to elucidate the character of this important town during the Middle and early Late Bronze Ages, and offer valuable evidence for relations between eastern Crete and sites in the centre of the island such as Knossos. 338pp, British School at Athens, 2012, Hardback, was Ј115.00 Now Ј29.95
Back to the Beginning Reassessing Social and Political Complexity on Crete during the Early and Middle Bronze Age Edited by I. Schoep, P.Tomkins and J. M. Driessen These papers re-evaluate our theories and models and ask anew what we really know about social and political complexity on Crete from the end of the Neolithic to Middle Minoan II (c.3600-1750/00 BC). 352pp, Oxbow Books, 2011, Paperback, was Ј40.00 Now Ј7.95
Textile Production in Pre-Roman Italy By Margarita Gleba This book examines the archaeological evidence for textile production in Italy from the transition between the Bronze Age and Early Iron Ages until the Roman expansion (1000-400 BCE), and sheds light on both the process of technological development and the emergence of large urban centres with specialised crafts 280pp, Oxbow Books, 2008, Hardback, was Ј40.00 Now Ј14.95
Piety and Politics The Dynamics of Royal Authority in Homeric Greece, Biblical Israel, and Old Babylonian Mesopotamia By Dale Launderville Focusing on Homeric Greece, Biblical Israel, and Old Meso-potamia, this comparative and thematic study assesses the role of the king as a divine messenger and his use of, and reliance on, piety to legitimate his position and ensure the compliance of his subjects. 407pp,William B. Eerdmans, 2003, Hardback, was Ј75.00 Now Ј14.95
The Pottery from Karphi By Leslie Preston Day The site of Karphi, high above the Lasithi plateau, remains one of the most extensively investigated settlements of Early Iron Age Greece; it was excavated by the British School at Athens under the direction of John Pendlebury in 1937-39.This volume now presents a thorough study of the Karphi pottery, much hitherto unpublished, accompanied by copious new drawings and photographs. 392pp, British School at Athens, 2011, Hardback, was Ј95.00 Now Ј9.50
Chariots and Other Wheeled Vehicles in Italy Before the Roman Empire By J. H. Crouwel This book presents evidence for transport by wheeled vehicle in Italy before the Roman Imperial period. The major part is concerned with the vehicles themselves - two-wheeled chariots and carts and four-wheeled wagons - their construction, the ways in which their draught animals were harnessed and controlled, and the uses to which the equipages were put. 248pp, Oxbow Books, 2012, Hardback, was Ј48.00 Now Ј9.95
Athlone History of Witchcraft and Magic in Europe Volume 2 Ancient Greece and Rome By Valerie I. J. Flint, Richard Gordon, Georg Luck and Daniel Ogden Contains essays on: curse tablets and voodoo dolls (D Ogden); witches and sorcerers in Classical literature (G Luck); Imagining Greek and Roman magic (R Gordon); Demonisation of magic and sorcery in Late Antiquity (V Flint). 395pp,Athlone Press, 1999, Paperback, was Ј34.99 Now Ј7.95
Qumran and Jerusalem Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the History of Judaism By Lawrence H. Schiffman Although the Dead Sea Scrolls preserve the peculiar ideology of the Qumran sect, much of the material also represents the common beliefs and practices of the Judaism of the time. Here Lawrence Schiffman mines these incredible documents to reveal their significance for the reconstruction of the history of Judaism, as well as exploring aspects of law, religion and literature in the Qumran sect itself and its relation to and relations with wider Judaism. 500pp,William B. Eerdmans, 2010, Paperback, was Ј26.99 Now Ј9.95
Social Archaeology of Households in Neolithic Greece By Stella Souvati Using detailed case studies from Neolithic Greece, Stella Souvatzi examines how the household is defined socially, culturally, and historically; she discusses household and community, variability, production and reproduction, individual and collective agency, identity, change, complexity, and integration. 309pp, Cambridge University Press, 2008, Hardback, was Ј66.00 Now Ј19.95
Communicating Identity in Italic Iron Age Communities Edited by Margarita Gleba and Helle W. Horsnaes Explores the many and varied identities of the Italic peoples of the Iron Age, and how specific objects, places and ideas might have been involved in generating, mediating and communicating these identities. A wide range of evidence is discussed including funerary iconography, grave offerings, pottery, vase-painting, coins, spindles and distaffs and the excavation of settlements. 228pp, Oxbow Books, 2011, Hardback, was Ј38.00 Now Ј9.95
The Classical World An Epic History from Homer to Hadrian By Robin Lane Fox This new history takes a chronological approach, encompassing the entire breadth of the classical world, from archaic Greece to the height of Imperial Rome. Robin Lane Fox makes this enormous topic endlessly fascinating, his narrative is engaging and amusing, and the move away from a thematic structure makes the book wholly approachable. 672pp, b/w illus, BASIC BOOKS, 2008, Paperback, was Ј16.99 Now Ј6.95
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Masterpieces of Classical Art By Dyfri Williams 158 artefacts from the British Museum's world class Classical collections are beatifully presented in this full colour book.The text draws out significant and unusual features of the works, discusses their historical and archaeological context and in some cases acquisition and conservation. 360pp, col illus, British Museum Press, 2009, Hardback, was Ј19.99 Now Ј7.95
Reading Ancient Slavery By Richard Alston Twelve essays develop a variety of theoretical positions, reading practices and interpretive strategies for recovering the psychological, emotional and social impact of ancient slavery. Subjects include Homer,Aristotle, Greek drama, visual images, Roman poetry and imperial Roman dream interpretation. 320pp, Duckworth, 2011, Paperback, was Ј25.00 Now Ј9.95
Gender:Antiquity and its Legacy By Brooke Holmes In this short, lively book, the author offers a sophisticated and historically rounded reading of gender in antiquity in order to map out the future of contemporary gender studies. By re-examining ancient notions of sexual difference, bodies, culture, and identity, Holmes shows that Plato,Aristotle, the Stoics, Epicureans and others force us to reassess what is at stake in present-day discussions about gender. 213pp, Oxford University Press, 2013, Paperback, was Ј16.99 Now Ј5.95
Mercenaries in the Classical World By Stephen English A study of the developing role of mercenary troops in the armies of Greece and Persia, as well as the Greek city states in Sicily and Magna Grecia. Stephen English first explores methods, rates and regularity of payment, as well as the parallel place of plunder, before setting out a chronological discussion of the employment and deployment of mercenaries, alongside the overall growing professionalism of warfare. 192pp, Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2012, Hardback, was Ј19.99 Now Ј7.95
Cambridge World History of Slavery, Volume 1 The Ancient Mediterranean World By Keith R. Bradley and Paul Cartledge A detailed survey of slavery in the ancient Mediterranean world. Although chapters are devoted to the ancient Near East and the Jews, its principal concern is with the societies of ancient Greece and Rome. In twenty-two chapters, leading scholars explore the centrality of slavery in ancient Mediterranean life using a wide range of textual and material evidence. 620pp, Cambridge University Press, 2011, Hardback, was Ј130.00 Now Ј39.95 Critical Moments in Classical Literature By Richard Hunter Through a series of innovative critical readings Richard Hunter builds a picture of how the ancients discussed the meaning of literary works and their importance in society.Attention is given both to the development of a history of criticism, as far as our sources allow, and to the constant recurrence of similar themes across the centuries. 217pp, Cambridge University Press, 2009, Hardback, was Ј64.99 Now Ј14.95
Common Ground Archaeology,Art, Science and Humanities:The Proceedings of the 16th International Congress of Classical Archaeology By Carol C. Mattusch and A.A. Donohue This volume contains over 150 papers presented at the Classical Congress held in Boston, Massachussetts in August 2003. 640pp, Oxbow Books, 2006, Hardback, was Ј90.00 Now Ј24.95 Graeco-Roman Slave Markets Fact or Fiction? By Monika Truemper This book critically examines the existence and identification of purpose-built slave markets in the Graeco-Roman world from a crosscultural perspective. It investigates whether certain ancient monuments were designed specifically for use as slave markets and whether they required special equipment and safety precautions, allowing them to be clearly distinguished from other nonspecific commercial buildings and marketplaces. 160pp, Oxbow Books, 2010, Hardback, was Ј35.00 Now Ј9.95
Politics: Antiquity and Its Legacy By Kostas Vlassopoulos This concise volume deftly examines the impact of Classical political thinking on subsequent generations of politicians and theorists down to our own day.Vlassopoulos produces a nuanced and on occasion surprising argument, showing that reception is rarely straightforward, and that the lessons and theory drawn from aspects of the Classical tradition are seldom consistent, just as the idea a Classical tradition is itself a modern imposition on an originally diverse body of thought. 168pp, I.B.Tauris, 2009, Paperback, was Ј12.99 Now Ј4.95
Snakes, Sands and Silphium Travels in Classical Libya By Paul Wright This collection of extracts from classical authors on subjects relating to ancient Libya presents more than fifty writers from Homer to the end of the Roman Empire and provides an eclectic mixture of descriptions of Libya, its people, flora, fauna, climate, geography and episodes in its history as presented by politicians, poets, philosophers, priests, historians and soldiers, both native and foreign. 272pp, Silphium Press, 2011, Paperback, was Ј15.00 Now Ј5.95
Race: Antiquity and Its Legacy By Denise McCloskey As Denise McCoskey shows, the ancient Greeks and Romans did not use skin colour as the basis for categorising ethnic disparity. In fifth century Athens, racial theory during the Persian Wars produced the categories 'Greek' and 'Barbarian', and set them in brutal opposition to one another: a process that could be as intense and destructive as 'black and 'white' in our own age. 250pp, Oxford University Press, 2012, Paperback, was Ј12.99 Now Ј4.95
Panorama of the Classical World By Nigel Jonathan Spivey Avoiding the chronological format that is usual in this type of broad survey, this panorama adopts a thematic approach, looking at how men and women lived their lives and constructed the world around them for over a thousand years.The scholarly yet accessible narrative is supported by many colour photographs of Greek and Roman works of art, of buildings and ruins, portraits and artefacts, as well as numerous extracts from contemporary sources. 368pp,Thames and Hudson, 2004, Paperback, was Ј18.95 Now Ј7.95
Domestic Space in Classical Antiquity By Lisa C. Nevett Housing is shaped by culturallyspecific expectations about the kinds of architecture and furnishings that are appropriate; about how and where different activities should be carried out; and by and with whom. It is those expectations, and the wider social and cultural systems of which they are a part, that are explored in this volume. 178pp, Cambridge University Press, 2010, Paperback, was Ј24.99 Now Ј6.95
KOINE Mediterranean Studies in Honor of R. Ross Holloway Edited by Derek Counts and Anthony Tuck 24 papers grouped in four sections: I. A View of Classical Art: Iconography in Context; II. Crossroads of the Mediterranean: Cultural Entanglements Across the Connecting Sea; III. Coins as Culture:Art and Coinage from Sicily; and IV. Discovery and Discourse,Archaeology and Interpretation. 288pp, Oxbow Books, 2009, Hardback, was Ј45.00 Now Ј9.95
Religion: Antiquity and Its Legacy By Jцrg Rupke Examining such topics as the functions of priests and religious functionaries; religious individualism; the relationship between religion and political identity; the acceptance of the pagan Julian calendar by Christians; and contrasting ancient and modern understandings of divination, Rupke shows that study of pre-modern culture enables us more daringly to explore the contemporary religious world. 192pp, Oxford University Press, 2013, Paperback, was Ј12.99 Now Ј4.95
The Seventy Wonders of the Ancient World By Christopher Scarre Expanding on the traditional seven wonders of the world, this book presents seventy examples of ancient 'wonders' including the Great Temple of the Aztecs, Stonehenge, the Nazca lines in Peru, the Egyptian obelisks, the Colossal Buddha of Bamiyan. 304pp,Thames and Hudson, 1999, Hardback, was Ј24.95 Now Ј9.95
Performance and Identity in the Classical World By Anne Duncan This study traces attitudes towards actors in Greek and Roman culture as a means of understanding ancient conceptions of, and anxieties about, the self. Numerous sources reveal an uneasy fascination with actors and acting, from the writings of elite intellectuals to the abundant theatrical anecdotes that can be read as a body of "popular performance theory". 242pp, Cambridge University Press, 2006, Hardback, was Ј69.99 Now Ј19.95
Rough Cilicia New Historical and Archaeological Approaches Edited by Michael C. Hoff and Rhys F.Townsend The region of Rough Cilicia (modern area the south-western coastal area of Turkey), known in antiquity as Cilicia Tracheia, constitutes the western part of the larger area of Cilicia.The twentytwo papers presented here give a useful overview on current research on the region, from the Bronze Age to the Byzantine period, with a variety of methods, from surveys to excavations. 320pp, Oxbow Books, 2013, Hardback, was Ј65.00 Now Ј14.95
Slavery:Antiquity and Its Legacy By Page Dubois As well as detailing the practical aspects of slavery through the ages, duBois sets aside the majority of the work for discussion of theoretical issues, such as the definition of slavery, and ancient and modern conceptions of slavery and freedom. She attempts as far as is possible to present the experience of slavery in the words of slaves as much as masters, exploring tactics of resistance and revolt. 154pp, Oxford University Press, 2010, Paperback, was Ј12.99 Now Ј4.95
Persian Fire The First World Empire and the Battle for the West By Tom Holland A stylish popular narrative history of the Persian Wars, with the focus far more traditionally Greek than the title might suggest. 447pp, col pls,Abacus, 2011, Paperback, was Ј12.99 Now Ј4.95
Theatrokratia Collected Papers on the Politics and Staging of Greco-Roman Tragedy By William M. Calder III The volume gathers for the first time thirty-five scattered articles by Calder published 1958-1998 concerned with the political content of selected tragedies and their staging from Thespis to Seneca. 434pp, Georg Olms Verlag, 2006, Paperback, was Ј50.00 Now Ј14.95
From Polypragmon to Curiosus Ancient Concepts of Curious and Meddlesome Behaviour By Matthew Leigh study of how Greek and Latin writers describe curious, meddlesome, and exaggerated behaviour. Founded on a detailed investigation of a family of Greek terms, often treated as synonymous with each other, and of the Latin words used to describe them, opening chapters survey how they were used in Greek and latin literature, while later chapters adopt a more thematic approach. 262pp, Oxford University Press, 2013, Hardback, was Ј61.00 Now Ј19.95
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The Art of the Body: Antiquity and Its Legacy By Michael Squire This book tackles the wide-ranging legacy of Classical depictions of the body: it explores the complex relationship between Graeco-Roman images of the body and subsequent western engagements with them, from the Byzantine icon to Venice Beach (and back again). Oxford University Press, 2011, Paperback, was Ј12.99 Now Ј4.95
Ancient Greek Pottery By Michael Vickers This full colour guide showcases a selection of vessels from the Ashmolean's collection. Most of the pots were made in Corinth and Athens and transported to Italy and Sicily where they served as grave offerings. Many are decorated with figures, which give an insight into Greek religion, warfare, sport, party-going and craftmanship. 80pp,Ashmolean Museum Publications, 1999, Paperback, was Ј7.95 Now Ј3.95 THE CLASSICAL WORLD · 17
Athens A History By Robin Waterfield In this well-written and accessible study, Robin Waterfield describes the `tragic drama' that is Athenian history, focusing on the events of 480 to 340 BC.This is not a conventional narrative history, although chronological discussions are included, instead, Robin Waterfield focuses on key themes as well as the people who shaped Athenian history and formed its legacy. 410pp, Basic Books, 2004, Hardback, was Ј19.99 Now Ј5.95
The Conquests of Alexander the Great By Waldeman Heckel Heckel provides a revisionist overview of the conquests of Alexander the Great. Emphasising the aims and impact of his military expeditions, the political consequences of military action, and the use of propaganda, both for motivation and justification, Heckel rejects notions of Alexander as irrational, showing that his aims were in accord with those of the military aristocracy which backed them. 240pp, Cambridge University Press, 2012, Paperback, was Ј12.99 Now Ј4.95
Archaic Korai By Katerina Karakasi Karakasi explores the meanings and functions of these figures, as well as the historical and cultural contexts in which they were produced. She presents a survey of all the known korai in existence and catalogues valuable information about the korai's sizes, conditions and materials, as well as the sculptors who made them. Also included is a discussion of the motives and social positions of the patrons who commissioned them. 470pp, Getty Trust Publications, 2003, Hardback, was Ј105.00 Now Ј39.95
Mysteries of the Oracles By Philipp Vandenberg In a first person narrative Philipp Vandenberg recounts his travels to the sites of the fifteen ancient oracles, and explores the history of archaeological research, as well as how the oracles functioned and how they were perceived by contemporaries. 291pp, I.B.Tauris, 2007, Paperback, was Ј11.99 Now Ј4.95
The Acropolis Global Fame, Local Claim By Eleana Yalouri This book looks at the meaning of the Acropolis in contemporary Greece and how the Greeks deal with the national and international features of their ancient classical heritage. 238pp, Berg Publishers, 2001, Paperback, was Ј18.99 Now Ј6.95
Sociable Man Essays on Ancient Greek Social Behaviour in Honour of Nick Fisher Edited by S. D. Lambert Themes include politics and law; social values, including honour, dishonour and hybris; social relations in the Athenian navy; gender and power; citizen identity, Athenian and Arcadian; and sexuality. 350pp, Classical Press of Wales, 2011, Hardback, was Ј62.00 Now Ј19.95
Meals and Recipes from Ancient Greece By Eugenia Salza Prina Ricotti This book combines an introductory guide to food and drink in Ancient Greece, exploring both the cuisine itself and its social context, with 56 recipes taken from ancient sources and updated for the modern cook. Quotations, principally from Athenaeus, are included throughout. 122pp, b/w illus, Getty Trust Publications, 2007, Hardback, was Ј16.99 Now Ј6.95
Morality and Custom in Ancient Greece By J. M. Dillon A lively introductory survey of the customs, attitudes and beliefs of the ancient Athenians, which draws primarily on literary sources to build up a picture of daily life.Topics include the family, marriage, non-citizen women, inheritance, friendship, homosexual relationships, slavery, religion and more. 217pp, Indiana University Press, 2004, Paperback, was Ј16.99 Now Ј6.95
The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece By Ian Jenkins and Victoria Turner This sumptuously produced book accompanied a touring exhibition of 100 works of Greek and GraceoRoman art from the British Museum, which focus on Greek depictions of the body and conceptions of beauty. An introduction explores the meaning of nudity in Greek art, while the artefacts are arranged thematically, allowing an examination of topics such as the divine body, citizen and athlete, sex and desire and outsiders. 175pp, col illus, British Museum Press, 2012, Hardback, was Ј19.99 Now Ј7.95
Sophocles and Alcibiades Athenian Politics in Ancient Greek Literature By Michael Vickers It has long been assumed that the plays of Sophocles were not intended to mirror political events in contemporary Athens, an assertion which Michael Vickers here sets about refuting. He looks specifically at Sophocles' attitude towards Alcibiades, the most prominent and flamboyant Athenian politician during the height of Sophocles' career. 205pp, Cornell University Press, 2008, Hardback, was Ј42.95 Now Ј12.95
The Colors of Clay Special Techniques in Athenian Vases By Beth Cohen This catalogue documents a major exhibition at the Getty Villa that was the first ever to focus on ancient Athenian terracotta vases made by techniques other than the wellknown black- and red-figure styles. The exhibition comprised vases executed in bilingual, coral-red gloss, outline, Kerch-style, white ground, and Six's technique, as well as examples with added clay and gilding, and plastic vases and additions. 376pp, Getty Trust Publications, 2008, Paperback, was Ј34.99 Now Ј9.95
Sanctuary of Apollo Hyoakraios and Imperial Athens By Peter E. Nulton The Cave Sanctuary of Apollo on the North Slope of the Acropolis at Athens was investigated in 1896-97 and produced a rich collection of inscriptions relating to the cult.These inscriptions are published in full for the first time in this work. 96pp, Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology and the Ancient World, 2003, Paperback, was Ј29.00 Now Ј7.95
A History of Greek Art By Martin Robertson Classic but never bettered this massive two volume work takes the reader through developments in Greek art from the archaic to the Hellenistic period.The coverage is chronological rather than thematic, allowing changes in style and focus to be seen fully in their historical context.The second volume contains a full and beautifully selected array of illustrations. 835pp, Cambridge University Press, 1975, Hardback, was Ј194.99 Now Ј49.95
Ambush Surprise Attack in Ancient Greek Warfare By Rose Mary Sheldon A reappraisal of the importance of irregular warfare in the strategy of the Ancient Greeks. Chapters cover ambush tactics, night attacks, surprise seaborne landings and the use of trickery to capture towns and cities. 322pp, Frontline Books, 2012, Hardback, was Ј25.00 Now Ј7.95
Classical Greece and the Birth of Western Art By Andrew Stewart This introductory guide provides historical context for the `Classical revolution' in art.Andrew Stewart examines Greek architecture, painting, and sculpture of the fifth and fourth centuries BC in relation to the great political, social, cultural, and intellectual issues of the period. 376pp, Cambridge University Press, 2008, Paperback, was Ј19.99 Now Ј7.95
Sparta At War Strategy,Tactics and Campaigns, 950-362 BC By Scott Rusch Scott Rusch provides a narrative history of Sparta's wars, not only describing the various campaigns in detail, but also aiming to explain Sparta's rise to becoming the premier Greek military power, her defeat of Persia and Athens, and her ultimately irreversible decline in the fourth century BC. 272pp, b/w pls, Frontline Books, 2011, Hardback, was Ј25.00 Now Ј9.95
Plague and the Athenian Imagination Drama, History and the Cult of Asclepius By Robin Mitchell-Boyask This volume studies the impact of the plague on Athenian tragedy early in the 420s and argues for a significant relationship between drama and the development of the cult of the healing god Asclepius in the next decade, during a period of war and increasing civic strife. 224pp, Cambridge University Press, 2007, Hardback, was Ј69.99 Now Ј19.95
Thucydides' War Accounting for the Faces of Conflict By Neil Morpeth This specialist study takes a close look at Thucydides' use of numbers - his estimations of the sizes of armies and naval forces and of troop movements.This information is presented in table form, with a detailed commentary, and an extended critique of concepts of scale in Thucydides 348pp, Georg Olms Verlag, 2006, Paperback, was Ј45.00 Now Ј12.95
Sicily Art and Invention between Greece and Rome Edited by Claire L Lyons, Michael Bennett and Clemente Marconi This is a richly illustrated volume that demonstrates Sicily's essential role in the development of the ancient Mediterranean world. It focuses on the watershed period between 480 B.C. and the Roman conquest of Syracuse in 212 B.C. Essays investigate Sicily not simply as a destination for adventurers and settlers, but as a catalyst that shaped Greek culture at its peak and transmitted Hellenism to Rome. 254pp, col illus, Getty Trust Publishing, 2013, Hardback, was Ј39.95 Now Ј14.95
The Gods of Olympus A History By Barbara Graziosi This book traces the travels and transformations of the Olympian Gods over more than two millenia, from archaic Greek beginnings, through adaptation in Hellenistic Egypt and Imperial Rome, suvival as demons, metaphors, allegories and astrological principles under Christianity and Islam, to their rebirth as symbols of Renaissance humanism. 290pp, b/w illus, Metropolitan Books, 2014, Hardback, was Ј18.99 Now Ј7.95
In the Footsteps of the Gods Travellers to Greece and the Quest for the Hellenic Ideal By David Constantine With lively accounts of their adventurous journeys and vivid descriptions of what they saw, discovered, collected and published about the remains of ancient Greece, David Constantine reveals the extraordinary effects that travellers' accounts had on the poets and scholars of the west, who in turn were influential in creating the idea and ideal of Greece, which became such a powerful force in the arts and politics of the 18th and early 19th centuries. 264pp, I.B.Tauris, 2011, Paperback, was Ј11.99 Now Ј5.95
Alexander the Great at War By Ruth Sheppard Nicely designed and well illustrated, this book gathers together sections of the many previous Osprey books on Alexander, linking them together coherently with narrative and analysis by Ruth Sheppard. 256pp, col illus, Osprey, 2008, Paperback, was Ј12.99 Now Ј5.95
Land of Lost Gods The Search for Classical Greece By Richard Stoneman From Cyriac of Ancona to the dawn of the age of archaeology as a science, Richard Stoneman narrates the rediscovery of Greece's Classical remains. Drawing on their own accounts he explores the achievements and motivations of travellers and antiquaries, and the enthusiasm for the Hellenic which they rekindled in western culture. 384pp, b/w pls, I.B.Tauris, 2010, Paperback, was Ј11.99 Now Ј5.95
Macedonian Armies After Alexander 323-168 BC By Nicholas Sekunda In this brief guide to the armies of the Hellenistic Age, Nicholas Sekunda first sketches the historical background, the examines in turn the army staff, infantry and cavalry - their equipment, organisation, recruitment and tactical deployment. 48pp, b/w and col illus, Osprey, 2012, Paperback, was Ј9.99 Now Ј4.95
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Pylos and Sphacteria 425 BC By William Shepherd A well illustrated look at the Pylos and Sphacteria campaign, a devastating defeat for Sparta, and a major dent in their military reputation.The text reviews the Peloponnesian War up to that point, profiles the opposing armies and commanders, and narrates the course of the action. 96pp, col illus, Osprey, 2013, Paperback, was Ј14.99 Now Ј5.95
After Thermopylae The Oath of Plataea and the End of the Graeco-Persian Wars By Paul Cartledge Paul Cartledge provides a fascination re-examination of the Battle of Platea, its decisive end to the Persian wars, and the struggle between Athens and Sparta over their memory. He examines the Oath of Platea made before the battle and how it illuminates the propaganda wars between Athens and Sparta. 240pp, b/w illus, Oxford University Press, 2013, Hardback, was Ј16.99 Now Ј6.95
The Rise of the Greek Aristocratic Banquet By Marek Wecowski A comprehensive account of the origins of the symposion and its close relationship with the rise of the Greek city-state or polis. Cultural skills and abilities were a prerequisite in order for one to be included in elite drinking circles, and, as such, the symposion served as a forum for the natural selection of Greek aristocracy. 472pp, Oxford University Press, 2014, Hardback, was Ј95.00 Now Ј39.95
The Spartan Way By Nic Fields For a period of some 200 years, Sparta was acknowledged throughout the Greek world as the home of the finest soldiers. Nic Fields explains the reasons for this superiority, how their reputation for invincibility was earned (and deliberately manipulated) and how it was ultimately shattered. 208pp, Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2012, Hardback, was Ј25.00 Now Ј9.95
Salamis 480 BC By William Shepherd Using archaeological evidence, and findings from reconstructed triremes, as well as the narrative in Herodotus, this lavishly illustrated book offers a solid general history of the Salamis campaign. Shepherd introduces the background to the Persian invasion, looks at Greek and Persian naval equipment, tactics and organisation, and finally examines the course of the famous battle itself. 96pp, col illus, Osprey, 2010, Paperback, was Ј14.99 Now Ј5.95
Age of Titans By William M. Murray In what has been described as an ancient naval arms race, the successors of Alexander produced the largest warships of antiquity, some as long as 400 feet carrying as many as 4000 rowers and 3000 marines. Representing the fruits of more than thirty years of research,The Age of Titans provides the most vibrant account to date of Hellenistic naval warfare. 384pp, b/w illus, Oxford University Press, 2012, Hardback, was Ј32.99 Now Ј14.95
The Rule of Law in Action in Democratic Athens By Edward M. Harris Harris examines how the Athenians attempted to enforce and apply the law when judging disputes in court. He reveals that the Athenians were much more sophisticated in their approach to law than many modern scholars have assumed, but also examines the weaknesses of their legal system and its contribution to their defeat in the Peloponnesian War. 496pp, Oxford University Press, 2013, Hardback, was Ј51.00 Now Ј14.95
Sparta's Kings By John Carr In ancient Greece, Sparta was unique in having a dual kingship two kings from different clans, the Agiads and the Eurypontids, reigning simultaneously. John Carr offers a chronological account of the kings and their accomplishments (or lack thereof), from the founding Herakleidai clan to Kleomenes III and his successor, the dictator Nabis, and the Roman conquest in the middle of the 2nd century BC. 256pp, b/w pls, Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2012, Hardback, was Ј19.99 Now Ј7.95
Tarentine Horsemen of Magna Graecia, 430-190 BC By Nic Fields Taras was the leading power of the scattered Greek states of southern Italy and built their reputation on the unmatched horse warriors who helped the Tarantines claim and maintain their power. In this book Nic Fields examines the Tarentine horsemen in detail, discussing their tactics, weapons and equipment and detailing how they operated as mercenaries throughout the region. 64pp, Osprey, 2008, Paperback, was Ј11.99 Now Ј5.95
Athenian Homicide Law By D. M. Macdowell A study of Athenian legal procedures relating to homicide which examines how the various ideas of revenge, purification and deterrence were translated into a practical legal system. 161pp, Oxford University Press, 1999, Hardback, was Ј9.99 Now Ј4.95
Women's Bodies in Ancient Greek Science By Lesley Dean-Jones A close analysis of theories concerning women's bodies in such authors as the Hippocratics and Aristotle.The book demonstrates the centrality of menstruation in classical theories of female physiology, pathology, and reproduction, and suggests that this had both negative and positive repercussions in attitudes towards women's bodies in that society. 293pp, Oxford University Press, 1994, Paperback, was Ј33.50 Now Ј12.95
The Sieges of Alexander the Great By Stephen English English analyses Alexander's sieges in depth, investigating strategy, tactics, and technical aspects, such as the innovative and astoundingly ambitious siege engines used. Individual sieges are explored from the shocking destruction of Thebes, through the epic siege of Tyre, to his final (and nearly fatal) combat at the town of the Malli. 168pp, Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2010, Hardback, was Ј19.99 Now Ј9.95
Sailing to Classical Greece Papers on Greek Art, Archaeology and Epigraphy presented to Petros Themelis Edited by Olga Palagia and Hans Rupprecht Goette This volume of 15 papers is a tribute to Petros Themelis for his significant contribution to Greek archaeology and especially to the excavation, study and conservation of the ancient site of Messene in the Peloponnese. New, previously unpublished material from Messenia, Athens and elsewhere is here presented for the first time. 120pp, Oxbow Books, 2011, Paperback, was Ј32.00 Now Ј6.95
Envy and Jealousy in Classical Athens By Ed Sanders Building on recent developments in reading emotion "scripts" in classical texts, this book applies to Athenian culture and literature insights on the contexts, conscious and subconscious motivations, subjective manifestations, and indicative behaviors of envy, jealousy, and related emotions, derived from modern philosophical, psychological, psychoanalytical, sociological, and anthropological scholarship. 224pp, Oxford University Press, 2014, Hardback, was Ј51.00 Now Ј19.95
Trireme Olympias The Final Report Edited by Boris Rankov This volume represents the final publication of the Olympias project, which saw the building of a full-scale reconstruction of a 170-oared Athenian trireme of the 4th century BC and its operation in sea-trials. As well as presenting evidence from the project the papers here offer a CRITICAL ANALYSIS, suggest improvements that could be made to the trireme, and discuss the light it sheds on the functioning of Greek warships. 240pp, Oxbow Books, 2012, Hardback, was Ј65.00 Now Ј16.95
Invention of Greek Ethnography By Joseph Skinner Greek ethnography is commonly believed to have developed during the Greeks' "encounter with the barbarian" - Achaemenid Persia. Skinner argues that, on the contrary, ethnographic discourse was already ubiquitous throughout the archaic Greek world, not only in the form of texts but also in a wide range of iconographic and archaeological materials. 343pp, Oxford University Press, 2012, Hardback, was Ј55.00 Now Ј19.95
Megara Hyblaia and Selinous Two Greek City-States in Archaic Sicily By Franco De Angelis This study focuses on two settlements, Megara Hyblaia and Selinous, established in Italy by the Greeks during the late 8th and mid-7th centuries BC. It explores the environment and political setting, the development of the settlements themselves and their influence, the nature of society, the economy and political life. 310pp, Oxford University School of Archaeology, 2004, Hardback, was Ј48.00 Now Ј10.00
The Tyrants of Syracuse:Vol. II 367211 BC By Jeff Champion In this second volume of his military history of Syracuse, Jeff Champion follows the course of the city' s wars from the death of Dionysius II down to the final epic siege of the city in 213-211 BC, and its fall to the Romans. 272pp, Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2012, Hardback, was Ј25.00 Now Ј9.95
Alcibiades Athenian Playboy, General and Traitor By P. J. Rhodes Famed for his wealth, good looks and charisma as well as his relationship with Socrates, Alcibiades has attracted the attention of many historians. P.J. Rhodes, a distinguished specialist in Greek history, offers a lively and thorough account of his life, his love-hate relationship with Athens, and the turbulent times in which he lived. 143pp, Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2011, Hardback, was Ј19.99 Now Ј9.95
Twilight of the Hellenistic World By Mike Roberts and Bob Bennett A military history of the complex series of conflicts between the Hellenistic states in the generation before the interventions of the Romans.The authors describe Macedon's war with Cleomenes III and the final crushing of Sparta as an independent power; and the campaigns in the east through which Antiochus became known as `the Great'. 256pp, Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2012, Hardback, was Ј19.99 Now Ј7.95
A Culture of Freedom Ancient Greece and the Origins of Europe By Christian Meier In this beautifully written book, summing up a life-time's research, Christian Meier enquires into the origins of the Greek achievement, asking what the factors were which enabled such a remarkable cultural, social, political and scientific effloressence. 315pp, Oxford University Press, 2011, Hardback, was Ј20.00 Now Ј7.95
The Ancient Olympics By Nigel Jonathan Spivey Nigel Spivey reveals that the ancient games was no friendly competition and celebration of unity and togetherness as the modern Olympics promotes, but a contest of intense rivalry with great kudos to be won or lost.The place of athletics and the gymnasium in Greek society, and the citizen's civic duty to be in good shape are discussed before Spivey turns to ancient Olympia where it all started. 273pp, Oxford University Press, 2012, Paperback, was Ј9.99 Now Ј3.95
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Expedition to Disaster The Athenian Expedition to Sicily 415 BC By Philip Matyszak A gripping narrative history of the Athenian expedition to Sicily and its decisive defeat. Philip Matyszak first examines the context of the Athenian empire and the Peloponnesian War as well as outlining the political situation on Sicily, before examining Athenian strategy and the sequence of events from initial Athenian sucesses to ultimate defeat 167pp, Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2012, Hardback, was Ј19.99 Now Ј7.95
Wars of Alexander's Successors, Volume One Commanders and Campaigns By Bob Bennett and Mike Roberts This first volume introduces the key personalities - characters such as Antigonos Monopthalmus and his son Demetrius Poliorcetes, Seleucus Nicator and Ptolemy Soter - and gives a narrative of the causes and course of these wars from the death of Alexander to the Battle of Corupedium (281 BC) when the last two original Diadochi faced each other one final time. 256pp, Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2008, Hardback, was Ј19.99 Now Ј9.95 GREECE · 19
Lords of the Sea The Epic Story of the Athenian Navy and the Birth of Democracy By J. R. Hale An eminently readable naval history of Athens, covering the years from the Battle of Salamis to the death of Alexander in 323BC. Hale, a maritime archaeologist, focuses his narrative on the great naval battles of the Peloponnesian War, the tactics and strategies employed, and the construction and logistics of the Athenian navy. 395pp, b/w illus, Penguin Books Ltd, 2009, Hardback, was Ј20.00 Now Ј7.95
Excavations at Nemea III The Coins By Robert C. Knapp, John D. Mac Isaac and Stephen G. Miller The vast majority of the 4,092 coins recovered from the Greek city of Nemea have secure archaeological contexts and are identifiable.The majority of the coins date from the heyday of the site during the early Hellenistic period when the Nemean Games were at their height. 290pp, 32 b/w pls, University of California Press, 2005, Hardback, was Ј100.00 Now Ј24.95
To Mega Biblion Book-ends, End-Titles, and Coronides in Papyri with Hexametric Poetry By Francesca Schironi A systematic and chronological investigation into the nature and development of end-titles in papyrus rolls and codices of hexameter poetry from the 3rd century BC to the 6th century AD. The bulk of the evidence for presentation of hexametric verse derives from Homeric papyri. 250pp,American Society of Papyrologists, 2010, Hardback, was Ј44.00 Now Ј9.95
Performing Oaths in Classical Greek Drama By Judith Fletcher Oaths were ubiquitous rituals in ancient Athenian legal, commercial, civic and international spheres.Their importance is reflected by the fact that much of surviving Greek drama features a formal oath sworn before the audience.This is the first comprehensive study of that phenomenon. 277pp, Cambridge University Press, 2012, Hardback, was Ј64.99 Now Ј14.95
The Sites of Ancient Greece By Georg Gerster From the Acropolis to Mount Olympus,The Sites of Ancient Greece offers a birds-eye view of some of the most famous and evocative landscapes, cities and buildings in history, many of them UNESCO World Heritage sites. 160pp, col illus, Phaidon Press Ltd, 2012, Hardback, was Ј39.95 Now Ј14.95
Greece History and Treasures of an Ancient Civilization By Stefano Maggi A sumptuous coffee-table style presentation of some of the glories of Greek art, from the frescos of Knossos to the Hellenistic age. The accompanying text provides an outline historical narrative and explains the main artistic developments. 207pp,White Star Publishers, 2007, Hardback, was Ј19.99 Now Ј9.95
Arguing with Socrates An Introduction to Plato's Shorter Dialogues By Christopher Warne An overview of the key themes of the dialogues, their political and cultural context and Socrates' philosophical method. Christopher Warne explores each dialogue in turn, encouraging the reader to engage with the questions raised by Socrates' thought. 224pp, Bloomsbury, 2013, Paperback, was Ј16.99 Now Ј6.95
Peripatetic Philosophy, 200 BC to AD 200 By R.W. Sharples This book provides a collection of sources, many of them fragmentary and previously scattered and hard to access, for the development of Peripatetic philosophy in the later Hellenistic period and the early Roman Empire. It also supplies the background against which the first commentator on Aristotle from whom extensive material survives,Alexander of Aphrodisias (fl. c.AD 200), developed his interpretations. 309pp, Cambridge University Press, 2010, Hardback, was Ј74.99 Now Ј14.95
The Creativity of Crete By Malcolm Cross In this detailed and well argued study Malcolm Cross explores the Classical and Hellenistic achievement of Crete's city states, arguing that in many respects, not least their longevity they surpassed that of the more famous city states of mainland Greece. He discusses their laws, consitutions and practical governance, as well as social structures and economies, highlighting significant developments and presenting a picture of an advanced and commericialised society. 299pp, Signal Books Ltd, 2011, Paperback, was Ј12.99 Now Ј5.95
A Visitor's Guide to the Ancient Olympics By Neil Faulkner Written in the style of a modern travel guide, Neil Faulkner here provides a light-hearted, but informative introduction to the ancient Olympics, bringing to life all of the sights and smells of the games. As well as describing the events themselves he looks at the religious aspects of the games, and also the more practical dimension, painting a picture of a vast unsanitary tent city, alive with hedonism, politics and poetry. 263pp,Yale University Press, 2012, Paperback, was Ј14.99 Now Ј4.95
Plato's Symposium: A Readers Guide By Thomas L. Cooksey This introductory guide to Plato's Symposium first sketches the historical background, then its key philosophical themes, before providing a section by section reading of the text, and an overview of its influence. 192pp, Bloomsbury, 2010, Paperback, was Ј15.99 Now Ј6.95
Plato's Myths By Catalin Partenie This volume is a collection of ten studies by eminent scholars that focus on the ways in which some of Plato's most famous myths are interwoven with his philosophy.The myths discussed include the eschatological myths of the Gorgias, the Phaedo, the Republic and Laws 10, the central myths of the Phaedrus and the Statesman, and the socalled myth of the Noble Lie from the Republic. 255pp, Cambridge University Press, 2009, Hardback, was Ј69.99 Now Ј14.95
Ancient Athens on Five Drachmas a Day By Philip Matyszak Written in the style of of modern travel guide this fun book takes the reader around the sights of fifth century Athens.There's advice on eating and drinking, on the correct protocol at the theatre or a symposium on where to stay and so on. 135pp,Thames and Hudson, 2008, Paperback, was Ј12.95 Now Ј5.95
Ancient Oracles By Richard Stoneman This colourful and wide-ranging survey encompasses the entire history of Greek oracles and focuses fresh attention on philosophical, psychological, and anthropological aspects of oracular consultation. It also examines how Greek oracles' practices were distinctive compared to those of their neighbors, especially in Egypt, Babylon, and Israel. 288pp,Yale University Press, 2011, Hardback, was Ј25.00 Now Ј9.95
Plato's Arguments for Forms By Robert William Jordan This study of Plato's Forms demonstrates his concern with the nature of knowledge and explanation and his interest in the contradictions that he thought to be presented to the intellectual by the sensible world; contradictions that could not be resolved without knowledge of the Forms. 103pp, Cambridge Philological Society, 1983, Paperback, was Ј15.00 Now Ј2.95
Potamo of Alexandria and the Emergence of Eclecticism in Late Hellenistic Philosophy By Myrto Hatzimichali In this book the historical and interpretative problems associated with eclecticism are for the first time approached from the point of view of the only self-described eclectic philosopher from Antiquity, Potamo of Alexandria.The evidence is examined in detail with reference to the philosophical and wider intellectual background of the period. 208pp, Cambridge University Press, 2011, Hardback, was Ј64.99 Now Ј14.95
Athenian Black Figure Vases By John Boardman In this introductory survey Boardman enables the reader to study the many aspects of the vases, and to grasp the essential style of a painter or a group of painters from the period between 630 and 470 BC. He devotes an entire section to the mythological scenes and other decorative features of the vases, as well as their shapes and functions. 252pp, b/w illus,Thames and Hudson, 1974, Paperback, was Ј16.95 Now Ј6.95
Myth and Tragedy in Ancient Greece By Jean-Pierre Vernant and Pierre Vidal-Naquet In this work, published here as a single volume, the authors present a disturbing and decidedly non-classical reading of Greek tragedy that insists on its radical discontinuity with our own outlook and with our social, aesthetic, and psychological categories. 538pp, Zone Books, 1989, Hardback, was Ј32.95 Now Ј9.95
Civic Rites Democracy and Religion in Ancient Athens By Nancy Evans Nancy Evans vividly depicts the physical environment and the ancestral rituals that nourished the people of the earliest democratic state, demonstrating how religious concerns were embedded in Athenian governmental processes 272pp, University of California Press, 2010, Paperback, was Ј21.95 Now Ј7.95
Ancient Scepticism By Harald Thorsrud An engaging, rigorous introduction to the arguments, central themes and general concerns of ancient Scepticism, from its beginnings with Pyrrho of Elis (c.360c.270 BCE) to the writings of Sextus Empiricus in the second century CE. 248pp, Acumen Publishing, 2009, Paperback, was Ј16.99 Now Ј6.95
Euripides and the Poetics of Nostalgia By Gary S. Meltzer This book provides detailed studies of four of Euripides' plays (Hippolytus, Hecuba, Ion and Helen), looking at the tension between nostalgia and skepticism.Whilst Euripides has often been seen as shockingly new, Gary Meltzer argues that there is another side to his work, a deep nostalgia for the past and a belief in a golden age of simplicity and truth. 266pp, Cambridge University Press, 2007, Hardback, was Ј69.99 Now Ј14.95
Relative Chronology in Early Greek Epic Poetry By Oivind Andersen This book sets out to disentangle the complex chronology of early Greek epic poetry, which includes Homer, Hesiod, hymns and catalogues. Some contributions offer statistical analysis of the linguistic material or linguistic analysis of subgenres within epic, others use a neoanalytical approach to the history of epic themes or otherwise seek to track the development and interrelationship of epic contents. 277pp, Cambridge University Press, 2012, Hardback, was Ј64.99 Now Ј14.95
Homer: Iliad Book XXII Edited by Irene De Jong Book XXII recounts the climax of the Iliad: the fatal encounter between the main defender of Troy and the greatest warrior of the Greeks, which results in the death of Hector and Achilles' revenge for the death of his friend Patroclus. Greek text with introduction and commentary. 220pp, Cambridge University Press, 2012, Hardback, was Ј59.99 Now Ј9.95
The Narrator in Archaic Greek and Hellenistic Poetry By Andrew Morrison This book examines the ways in which the great poets of the Hellenistic age were influenced by their Archaic forebears. It focuses on narrative poetic texts and examines the role of the narratorial voice. 358pp, Cambridge University Press, 2007, Hardback, was Ј74.99 Now Ј19.95
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Theocritus and the Invention of Fiction By Mark Payne The bucolic poetry of Theocritus is the first literature to invent a fully fictional world that is not an image of reality but an alternative to it. This book examines these poems in the light of ancient and modern conceptions of fictionality. It explores how access to this fictional world is mediated by form and how this world appears as an object of desire for the characters within it. 192pp, Cambridge University Press, 2007, Hardback, was Ј69.99 Now Ј14.95
Sophocles: Oedipus at Colonus By Adrian Kelly In his final play, Sophocles returns to the ever-popular character of Oedipus, the blind outcast of Thebes, the ultimate symbol of human reversal, whose fall he had so memorably treated in the 'Oedipus Tyrannus'.This useful companion provides background, context, a synopsis and detailed analysis of the play. 144pp, Duckworth, 2009, Paperback, was Ј15.99 Now Ј5.95
Frontiers of Pleasure Models of Aesthetic Response in Archaic and Classical Greek Thought By Anastasia-Erasmia Peponi Anatasia-Erasmia Peponi argues that although the Greek language had no formal term equivalent to the "aesthetic," the notion was deeply rooted in Greek thought. Her analysis centers on a dominant aspect of beauty - the aural associated with a highly influential sector of culture that comprised both poetry and instrumental music, the "activity of the Muses," or mousike. 206pp, Oxford University Press, 2012, Hardback, was Ј47.99 Now Ј14.95
The Ancient Romans By Michael Vickers An introduction to life in Rome and its Empire from the first century BC to the end of the fourth century AD, based on the collections of the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford. Looks at the differences between town and country, at food and drink, medicine, religion, and the army. 64pp,Ashmolean Museum Publications, 1992, Paperback, was Ј7.95 Now Ј2.95
In Search of the Sorcerer's Apprentice The traditional tales of Lucian's Lover of Lies By Daniel Ogden This is the first book in English to be devoted to Lucian's Philopseudes or Lover of Lies (ca. 170s AD). It comprises an extensive discussion, with full translation. Among the themes of the work are Lucian's methods of adapting motifs from traditional narratives, and the text's overlooked Cynic voice. 312pp, Classical Press of Wales, 2007, Hardback, was Ј62.00 Now Ј14.95
Ancient Fable An Introduction By Niklas Holzberg This unique `introduction' to the history of the fable looks at both literary form and structure, and at generic history through the works of Greek and Roman authors and those fabulists who re-shaped the material of their predecessors to form new fables. Among the fables discussed are the books of Phaedrus (1st century AD), Babrius (3rd century AD),Avianus (4th-5th century AD), and the Aesopic tradition. 128pp, Indiana University Press, 2002, Paperback, was Ј11.50 Now Ј4.95
Homer's Cosmic Fabrication Choice and Design in the Iliad By Bruce Heiden A new attempt to get to the bottom of the organisation and construction of the Iliad, which proposes that the poem is structured in such a way as to make reading it profitable, as opposed to the standard conception of its being an oral experience. Heiden notes that the division of the work into books also creates a structure to the work as it is read, which flags up major events, and delineates sub-plots. 254pp, Oxford University Press, 2008, Hardback, was Ј52.00 Now Ј19.95
Caesar:A Biography By Christian Meier Christian Meier's classic biography has been hailed as the finest in what is a crowded field. His Caesar is a man of exceptional ability and ambition, whose intention was not necessarily to destroy the Republic, but who was ultimately unable to operate within its institutions. Basic Books, 1997, Paperback, was Ј15.99 Now Ј6.95
Aeschylus: Eumenides By Robin Mitchell-Boyask The "Eumenides", the concluding drama in Aeschylus' sole surviving trilogy, the "Oresteia", is not only one of the most admired Greek tragedies, but also one of the most controversial and contested.This guide explores how it stands at the crux of the controversies over the relationship between the fledgling democracy of Athens and the dramas it produced during the City Dionysia, and over the representation of women in the theatre and their implied status in Athenian society. 157pp, Duckworth, 2009, Paperback, was Ј15.99 Now Ј5.95
Aratus and the Astronomical Tradition By Emma Gee Aratus' Phaenomena, which describes the layout of the heavens and their effect, through weather, on the lives of men had an impact out of all proportion to its relatively modest size and the obscurity of its subject matter.This book answers the question of Aratus' popularity by looking at the poem in the light of Western cosmology arguing that the Phaenomena is the ideal vehicle for the integration of astronomical 'data' into abstract cosmology. 320pp, Oxford University Press, 2013, Hardback, was Ј44.99 Now Ј19.95
Plutarch's Practical Ethics By Lieve Van Hoof A study of Plutarch's practical ethics, a group of twenty-odd texts within the Moralia designed to help powerful Greeks and Romans manage their ambitions and society's expectations successfully. Lieve Van Hoof combines a systematic analysis of the general principles underlying Plutarch's practical ethics, including the author's target readership, therapeutical practices, and self-presentation, with five innovative case studies. 328pp, Oxford University Press, 2010, Hardback, was Ј80.00 Now Ј24.95
Temples, Religion and Politics in the Roman Republic By Eric M. Orlin This book explores the relationship between the individual and the community in the construction of a new temple and analyses the formal processes involved: the vow, the placing of a contract and the dedication, as well as the importance of the Sibylline books, use of war booty and the role played by the senate, which Orlin argues is more significant than previously thought. 240pp, Brill, 2002, Paperback, was Ј45.00 Now Ј19.95
Aeschylus: Prometheus Bound By Ian Ruffell This companion sets the play in its historical context, explores its challenge to authority, and traces its reception from the sixteenth to the twentieth century. Many scholars have disputed its Aeschylean authorship, but it has proved the most influential of tragedies outside academia. 176pp, Duckworth, 2012, Paperback, was Ј15.99 Now Ј5.95
At the Limits of Art A Literary Study of Aelius Aristides' Hieroi Logoi By Janet Downie Setting this dream-memoir of illness and divine healing in the context of Aristides' professional concerns as an orator, this book investigates the Hieroi Logoi's rhetorical aims and literary aspirations. Incorporating numerous dream accounts and narratives of divine cure in a multilayered and open text, Aristides works at the limits of rhetorical convention to fashion an authorial voice that is transparent to the divine. 240pp, Oxford University Press, 2013, Hardback, was Ј53.00 Now Ј19.95
Introducing Greek Philosophy By R.M.Wright This book eschews the method of most histories of ancient philosophy of addressing one thinker after another through the centuries. Instead, after a basic mapping of the territory, it tackles each of the great themes that the Greeks were engaged in from the earliest times to the rise of Rome, and looks at them individually, and their development in argument and counter-argument. 256pp, University of California Press, 2009, Paperback, was Ј22.99 Now Ј7.95
Children in the Visual Arts of Imperial Rome By Jeannine Uzzi In official imperial art, Roman children are most often shown in depictions of peaceful public gatherings before the emperor, whereas non-Roman children appear only in scenes of submission, triumph, or violent military activity. In this study Jeanine Diddle Uzzi argues that this stark contrast conveys the ruling elite's notions of what it meant to be Roman. 252pp, Cambridge University Press, 2005, Hardback, was Ј74.99 Now Ј19.95
Euripides: Bacchae By Sophie Mills "Euripides' Dionysus" blurs the dividing line between many of the fundamental categories of ancient Greek life - male and female, Greek and barbarian, divine and human.This book explores his place in Athenian religion, what Euripides makes of him in the play, and the views of later writers and scholars. 174pp, Duckworth, 2006, Paperback, was Ј15.99 Now Ј5.95
Dithyramb Tragedy and Comedy By A.W. Pickard-Cambridge A history of the earliest stages of Greek drama.The study begins by bringing together what was known of the dithyramb, and argues against Aristotle's statement that tragedy originated from the leaders of the dithyramb, and against the theory that it originated in performances at the tombs of dead heroes. Oxford University Press, 1962, Hardback, was Ј14.99 Now Ј6.95
Women in Ancient Rome By Paul Chrystal An accessible look at the lives of women in ancient Rome. It explores the role of women as wife and mother, describes marriage and divorce, public roles, education, religious life, medicine and sex and sexuality. It is illustrated throughout with copious contemporary examples, particularly from the literary sources. 240pp, Amberley Publishing, 2013, Hardback, was Ј20.00 Now Ј6.95
Religion in Republican Italy Edited by Celia Schultz and Paul B. Harvey Jr. Using archaeological and epigraphic evidence as well as the literary sources the 10 essays presented here aim to shed light on the `Romanisation' of religion in the Italian penninsula in the mid to late republic.Attempts are made to define precisely what Roman as opposed to Etruscan, Italic or Latin religion actually was and how religious practices interlinked and influenced each other through the period. 299pp, Cambridge University Press, 2006, Hardback, was Ј69.00 Now Ј19.95
Euripides: Ion By Laura Swift Ion is one of Euripdes' less well known plays, in antiquity just as today, possibly due to the obscurity of the myth on which it was based. Laura Swift's concise analysis of the play provides a full context for the issues it brings up of divine justice and responsibility, of the nature of parenthood and most of all of Athenian imperialism. 127pp, Duckworth, 2008, Paperback, was Ј15.99 Now Ј5.95
Dumb Beasts and Dead Philosophers Humanity and the Humane in Ancient Philosophy and Literature By Catherine Osborne animal rights are, one might think, a fairly modern concept.This study shows that this is emphatically not the case and reveals a rich vein of Classical thought on the treatment of animals and the relationship between humans and their environment. 262pp, Oxford University Press, 2007, Hardback, was Ј66.00 Now Ј14.95
Silver Coinage with the Types of Aesillas the Quaestor By Robert A. Bauslaugh A thorough catalogue of the coinage of Aesillas the Quaestor. Contents include: the catalogue, metrology and production controls, overstrikes, hoards and circulation, a conclusion, indices and plates. American Numismatic Society, 2000, Hardback, was Ј65.00 Now Ј19.95
Styling Romanisation Pottery and Society in Central Italy By Roman Roth An analysis of black-gloss wares from 3rd and 2nd century BC Italy which emerged in large numbers at this time.These show both a broader cultural homogenisation and smaller localised variations, which Roth argues shows that non-elite populations were responding creatively to Romanisation and engaging with cultural change. 237pp, Cambridge University Press, 2007, Hardback, was Ј74.99 Now Ј12.95
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Roman Perspectives Studies in Political and Cultural History, from the First to the Fifth Century By John Matthews The fifteen papers in this volume discuss issues of Roman social, cultural and political history from the foundation of the Principate to the age of barbarian settlements of the west.Working imaginatively from within the diverse evidence, they show the institutional continuity of the Roman empire between its early and later periods, and reveal the roots of political behaviour in social practice. 350pp, Classical Press of Wales, 2010, Hardback, was Ј62.00 Now Ј19.95
The Language of the Muses The Dialogue Between Greek and Roman Sculpture By Miranda Marvin This gloriously illustrated volume sets out to examine and disprove the popularly accepted notion that Roman sculptors were merely copyists (and not always good ones) doing nothing more than reproducing Greek masterpieces.The main part of the book looks at how a belief in the perfection of Greek work was formed in the 16th to 19th centuries despite very little actually surviving. 304pp, Getty Trust Publishing, 2008, Hardback, was Ј72.00 Now Ј19.95
Julius Caesar By Nic Fields A well-illustrated look at Caesar's military career, detailing each of his campaigns and battles, his opponents, and building a picture of his overall strategy and goals. 64pp, Osprey, 2010, Paperback, was Ј11.99 Now Ј4.95
Republicanism During the Early Roman Empire By Sam Wilkinson Exploring the political ideology of Republicanism under the Roman emperors of the first century AD, Sam Wilkinson puts forward the hypothesis that there was indeed opposition to the political structure and ideology of the rulers on the grounds of Republicanism, but that emperors too could appropriate moral aspects of Republican ideology. Continuum International Pub., 2012, Paperback, was Ј21.99 Now Ј9.95
Frontiers of the Roman Empire By David J. Breeze and Sonja Jilek This volume reports on the work of the Frontiers of the Roman Empire project which aimed to inform the public on the frontiers of the Roman Empire, and to improve the data base. Papers reflect on the creation of the multi-national frontiers of the Roman Empire World Heritage site, present new research and documentation on the frontiers, and assess their conservation, preservation and management. 205pp, col illus, Historic Scotland, 2008, Paperback, was Ј25.00 Now Ј6.95
Rome and her Enemies An Empire Created and Destroyed by War By Jane Penrose Compiling material from a huge array of Osprey publications, this lavishly illustrated book surveys the development of the Roman army alongside the fighting forces of its major foes, including Carthaginians, the Hellenistic kingdoms of the east, Gauls, Persians and Goths.The text covers battles and campaigns, military equipment, troop types, tactics and strategy. 304pp, Osprey, 2005, Paperback, was Ј14.99 Now Ј6.95
Deliciae Fictiles III Architectural Terracottas in Ancient Italy: New Discoveries and Interpretations (Proceedings of the International Conference held at the American Academy in Rome, November 7-8, 2002) By Ingrid Edlund-Berry, Giovanna Greco and John Kenfield This edited volume of forty-four papers on terracottas opens with a section on New Research , followed by five geographical sections on: Etruria; Umbria and Abruzzo; The Faliscans, Rome and Latium; Campania and Magna Graecia; and Sicily. 434pp, Oxbow Books, 2006, Hardback, was Ј48.00 Now Ј14.95 Deliciae Fictiles IV Architectural Terracottas in Ancient Italy. Images of Gods, Monsters and Heroes Edited by Patricia S. Lulof and Carlo Rescigno These papers focus on the mostly handmade terracotta roof decoration from Etruria and Central Italy, Campania, Magna Graecia and Sicily.The volume contains sixty contributions, publishing new material, new findings and many new reconstructions of this highly rare material from all over Italy from the Archaic period into the Hellenistic times. 672pp, Oxbow Books, 2011, Hardback, was Ј48.00 Now Ј14.95
Roman Glass in the Corning Museum,Volume 2 By David Whitehouse This volume continues the survey of one of the world's most extensive collections of Roman glass. It contains 387 objects, most of which were made between the first and seventh centuries AD.These include 164 pieces decorated or inscribed by inflation in a mould, 151 decorated with trails, 31 with appliques, two medallions, 16 fragments of gold glass, and 23 with painted and gilded decoration. 368pp, Corning Museum of Glass, 2002, Hardback, was Ј135.00 Now Ј29.95
Roman Arbitration By Derek Roebuck This study examines the Roman concept of the arbitrator, a duty that any `good man' could have been called upon to perform, the types of cases he might be expected to settle, the settlements and compromises, the hearings and the enforcement measures available to him. 283pp, Holo Books, 2004, Hardback, was Ј40.00 Now Ј9.95
The Carthaginians, 6th-2nd Century BC By Andrea Salimbeti and Raffaele D'Amato A well-illustrated introduction to the armies of the Carthaginians.Tha authors first provide background information on the Carthaginian Empire, then survey military organisation and the use of mercenaries, tactics, arms and armour, clothing and the navy, finishing with a description of three key campaigns. 64pp, col illus, Osprey, 2014, Paperback, was Ј11.99 Now Ј4.95
Journal of Roman Pottery Studies Volume 8 Roman Pottery from Excavations at and near to the Roman Small Town of Durobrivae, Water Newton, Cambridgeshire, 1956-58 By J. Rob Perrin This issue describes excavations in the Nene Valley and its pottery: Lower Nene Valley, cream grey, shell-gritted and mortaria. 145pp, Oxbow Books, 1999, Paperback, was Ј24.00 Now Ј5.00
Roman Glass in the Corning Museum, Volume 3 By David Whitehouse This final book of a three-volume set comprehensively catalogues the stunning collection from the Corning Museum of Glass with photographs, profile drawing, and detailed descriptions of each object. 236pp, Corning Museum of Glass, 2004, Hardback, was Ј85.00 Now Ј24.95
Ruins of Ancient Rome The Drawings of French Architects who won the Prix de Rome, 1786-1924 By Roberto Cassanelli This volume reproduces some of the most handsome drawings of the ruins of Ancient Rome made by French "Prix de Rome" architects from 1786 to 1924. 224pp, J Paul Getty Museum, 2002, Hardback, was Ј57.50 Now Ј19.95
The Rise of Imperial Rome,AD 14-193 By Duncan B. Campbell Between AD 14 and 193, the emperors fought to secure their frontiers and expand the empire, conquering Britain, campaigning on the Rhine and fighting the Dacian and Jewish Wars.This well illustrated book provides a concise overview of these wars, developing imperial policy and the troops involved. 96pp, Osprey, 2013, Paperback, was Ј13.99 Now Ј5.95
Journal of Roman Pottery Studies Volume 13 A Mortarium Bibliography for Roman Britain By Roberta Tomber and Edited by K. F. Hartley An over-view of mortarium studies for England, Scotland and Wales. Presented in twelve regional chapters designated by modern county boundaries, each comprises a bibliography, synthesis and recommendations for future research. 148pp, Oxbow Books, 2007, Paperback, was Ј24.00 Now Ј5.00
The Gladiator The Secret History of Rome's Warrior Slaves By Alan Baker This popular history of ancient Rome's gladiators charts the evolution of the games; introduces us to the legendary fighters, trainers, and emperors who participated in the violent sport; and re-creates in detail a day at the games. 223pp, Da Capo Press, 2002, Paperback, was Ј9.99 Now Ј3.95
The Lost World of Pompeii By Colin Amery and Brian Curran An accessible look at everyday life in Pompeii. Besides outlining the history of the city and its destruction,Amery and Curran discuss the rediscovery of the site, the excavations carried out there since the early 18th century and attempts to restore and conserve the site which is under attack from mass tourism. `Voices' from Pompeii are revealed through the buildings and architecture, and the frescoes and artefacts found there, accompanied by lots of superb colour photographs. 191pp, J Paul Getty Museum, 2002, Hardback, was Ј35.00 Now Ј12.95
Archaeological Survey and the City Edited by Paul Johnson and Martin Millett The ability of archaeologists to reveal the topography of buried urban sites without excavation has now been demonstrated through a wide range of projects across the ancient world. Archaeological Survey and the City reviews the results of such projects with a marked focus on the Roman world, and in particular discusses the ways in which the subject might develop in the future. 288pp, Oxbow Books, 2012, Paperback, was Ј36.00 Now Ј7.95
Journal of Roman Pottery Studies Volume 14 Edited by Pamela Irving and By Steven Willis Volume 14 contains papers on recent and current work on Roman pottery from around Britain, with papers also on case studies from the Netherlands and Gaul. 200pp, Oxbow Books, 2009, Paperback, was Ј24.00 Now Ј5.00
The Herculaneum Women By Jens Daehner, Kordelia Knoll, Christiane Vorster and Moritz Woelk At the beginning of the eighteenth century, three life-sized marble statues of women were found near Portici on the Bay of Naples.This superbly illustrated volume presents, for the first time, the comprehensive story of these famous statues - from their discovery to the most recent interpretations of their importance. It also provides readers with a thorough analysis of their archaeological, historical, and artistic context 178pp, col illus, Getty Trust Publishing, 2007, Hardback, was Ј35.00 Now Ј9.95
Dynasty The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar By Tom Holland A fast-past narrative history of the Julio-Claudian dynasty.Tom Holland tells the larger than life story of Rome's first emperors, immortalised by Tacitus and Suetonius, with gusto, exploring the construction of a new political system, whilst not shying away from the political intrigue and scandal. 512pp, col pls, Little, Brown and Company, 2015, Paperback, was Ј14.99 Now Ј5.95
Bringing Carthage Home the Excavations of Nathan Davis, 1856-1859 By J. Freed This book recounts for the first time the extraordinary story of the excavations at Carthage directed by the British dilettante, Nathan Davis, and the political and cultural rivalry between representatives of the colonial powers as they asserted their rights to explore the buried remains of one of the ancient world's greatest cities. 264pp, Oxbow Books, 2011, Hardback, was Ј48.00 Now Ј7.95
Making Textiles in pre-Roman and Roman Times People, Places, Identities Edited by Margarita Gleba and Judit Pбsztуkai-Szeke This volume explores the abundant archaeological and written evidence to understand the typological and geographical diversity of textile commodities. It examines the foundations of the textile trade in Italy and the emergence of specialist textile production in Austria, the impact of new Roman markets on regional traditions and the role that gender played in the production of textiles. 240pp, Oxbow Books, 2013, Hardback, was Ј35.00 Now Ј12.95
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Pompeii Art, Industry and Infrastructure Edited by Kevin Cole, Miko Flohr and Eric Poehler Even after more than 250 years since its discovery, Pompeii continues to resonate powerfully in both academic discourse and the popular imagination.This volume brings together a collection of ten papers that advance, challenge and revise the present conceptions of the city's art, industry and infrastructure. 200pp, Oxbow Books, 2011, Paperback, was Ј36.00 Now Ј12.95
Ethics, Identity and Community in Later Roman Declamation By Neil W. Bernstein The Major Declamations is a collection of nineteen full-length Latin speeches attributed in antiquity to Quintilian but most likely composed by a group of authors in the second and third centuries CE.This is the first book devoted exclusively to the Major Declamations and argues that the fictional scenarios of the Major Declamations enable the conceptual exploration of a variety of ethical and social issues. 240pp, Oxford University Press, 2013, Hardback, was Ј51.00 Now Ј19.95
Sword of Rome A Biography of Marcus Claudius Marcellus By Jeremiah B. McCall McCall assesses the glittering military and political career of Marcellus, who gained a legendary status for his successes during the period of the Punic Wars and as the embodiment of virtus. He sees Marcellus as very much a man of his time, and as only one of a series of militarily competent aristocratic commanders. Marcellus' real talent, McCall argues lay in his political maneuvering and his skillful management of his reputation. 150pp, Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2012, Hardback, was Ј19.99 Now Ј7.95
Dying Every Day Seneca at the Court of Nero By James Romm In this lively book James Romm examines Seneca's role at the court of Nero, asking to what extent he was able to influence the emperor's actions, and how his self-enrichment at the centre of what has been seen as a monstrous administration can be reconciled with his own self-presentation as the exemplar of a simple philosophical life. 322pp, Random House, 2014, Hardback, was Ј19.99 Now Ј7.95
Roman Butrint An Assessment By Inge Lyse Hansen, Inge Hansen and Richard Hodges This volume is an assessment of the Roman archaeology of Butrint, a compilation of studies and field reports that focuses upon the foundation and early history of the colony. 214pp, Oxbow Books, 2007, Hardback, was Ј40.00 Now Ј12.95
Marriage, Divorce, and Children in Ancient Rome Edited by Beryl Rawson This book looks in detail at many aspects of the composition and inner workings of the Roman family and provides an illuminating case-study of the sentimental ideal vis-a-vis everyday reality. 266pp, b/w illus, Oxford University Press, 1996, Paperback, was Ј59.00 Now Ј14.95
The Frontiers of Imperial Rome By David J. Breeze In this important work David Breeze synthesises the huge amount of recent work on Romes frontiers, analysing the varying systems employed across Rome's vast empire. He considers how the frontiers worked, their relation to the structure of the Roman army, and their impact on civilian life along the empire's borders. 242pp, Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2011, Hardback, was Ј25.00 Now Ј9.95
Hadrian and the Triumph of Rome By Anthony Everitt A popular biography of Hadrian, whom Everitt presents as one of Rome's very best emperors. He offers a detailed appraisal of Hadrian's foreign policy, characterised by diplomacy and an end to expansionism, looks at his itineraries througout the Empire, his building projects, and Hellenizing cultural policy. 392pp, Random House, 2013, Paperback, was Ј16.99 Now Ј5.95
Roman Imperial Armour The production of early imperial military armour By David Sim and J. Kaminski Roman Imperial Armour presents an examination of the metals the armour was made from, of how the ores containing those metals were extracted from the earth and transformed into workable metal and of how that raw product was made into the armour of the Roman army. 180pp, Oxbow Books, 2011, Paperback, was Ј25.00 Now Ј7.95
The Inner Lives of Ancient Houses By J.A. Baird Dura-Europos, on the Syrian Euphrates, is one of the best preserved and most extensively excavated sites of the Roman world. This study re-evaluates the houses of the site, integrating architecture, artefacts, and textual evidence, and examining ancient daily life and cultural interaction, as well as considering houses which were modified for use by the Roman military. 432pp, b/w illus, Oxford University Press, 2014, Hardback, was Ј85.00 Now Ј24.95
The Roman Navy By Michael Pitassi In these pages the author looks at all the aspects of the Navy in turn. Shipbuilding, rigs and fittings, and shipboard weaponry are covered as are all the principal ships from the earliest types to the very last.The command structure is outlined, as are all aspects of the crews' lives, their recruitment, terms of service, training and uniforms, food and drink, discipline, and religion. Seamanship and navigation are also dealt with along with bases and shore establishments. 224pp, b/w and col illus, Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2012, Hardback, was Ј25.00 Now Ј9.95
The Rise of Rome The Making of the World's Greatest Empire By Anthony Everitt Anthony Everitt charts the development of Rome from its origins as a small market town up to Caesar's victory in the civil war and emergence as sole ruler of Rome. He shows how Rome grew - both internally, via ever more ambitious construction projects, and externally, through successful military campaigns. 478pp, Random House, 2012, Hardback, was Ј24.00 Now Ј7.95
Temples and Sanctuaries in the Roman East Religious Architecture in Syria, Iudaea/Palaestina and Provincia Arabia By Arthur Segal This lavishly illustrated volume presents a comprehensive architectural study of 87 individual temples and sanctuaries built in the Roman East between the end of the 1st century BCE and the end of the 3rd century CE. 400pp, Oxbow Books, 2013, Hardback, was Ј60.00 Now Ј14.95 Urban Landscape Survey in Italy and the Mediterranean Edited by F.Vermeulen, Gert-Jan Burgers, Simon Keay and Cristina Corsi This volume focuses upon the contribution of survey techniques to our understanding of ancient towns.The twenty-two papers focus on two underlying themes.The first deals with the characterization of urban sites, whilst the second is inter-urban relationships, looking in particular at wider urbanized landscapes in Italy. 288pp, Oxbow Books, 2012, Hardback, was Ј50.00 Now Ј12.95
Caesar's Gallic Triumph Alesia 52BC By Peter Inker A day-by-day reconstruction of Caesar's hugely ambitious siege of Alesia, combining historical research with archaeological evidence of the Gallic and Roman fortifications and military equipment. 192pp, Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2008, Hardback, was Ј19.99 Now Ј7.95
Viriathus and the Lusitanian Resistance to Rome By Luis Silva In the middle years of the second century BC, Rome was engaged in the conquest and pacification of what is now Spain and Portugal. They met with determined resistance from several tribes but nobody defied them with more determination and skill than Viriathus.This military history traces the course of the Lusitanian Wars, the strategy of Viriathus, and the eventual Romanization of the province. 192pp, Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2013, Hardback, was Ј19.99 Now Ј7.95
The Adam Brothers in Rome By A.A.Tait This book presents full-colour reproductions of drawings by the Adam Brothers executed in the main at Rome during their Grand Tours, and forming a superb visual archive of Classical architecture and the visual arts.The accompanying text details the tours and the influence of Classical style on the Adam brothers' work. 160pp, Scala Publishers, 2008, Paperback, was Ј25.00 Now Ј9.95
Eager for Glory The Untold Story of Drusus the Elder, Conqueror of Germania By Lindsay Powell This first biography of Drusus proceeds chronologically, focusing in particular on his campaigns in Germania, the strategy and tactics he employed and those of his Germanic foes, as well as his achievements as governor of Tres Galliae. 272pp, col pls, Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2013, Paperback, was Ј14.99 Now Ј5.95
The Ash Chests and other Funerary Reliefs By Glenys Davies A comprehensive catalogue of the Roman marble ash chests from the collection of Henry Blundell, now in Liverpool. It comprises fifty four ash chests, forty six separate lids, two cinerary vases, two grave altars, six gravestones and some fragments, ranging in date from the Julio-Claudian period to the mid/late second century. 186pp, Philipp von Zabern, 2007, Hardback, was Ј69.00 Now Ј9.95
Roman Artillery By Alan Wilkins Alan Wilkins, experienced not only in Roman archaeology, but also in recreating and conducting field experiments on catapults, traces the history of Roman artillery drawing on archaeological and literary sources. Catapult design, manufacture, technical solutions, research and development are all discussed with reference to technical manuals and battle plans of writers such as Arrian,Vitruvius, Josephus and Heron of Alexandria. 80pp, b/w illus, Shire Publications, 2003, Paperback, was Ј6.99 Now Ј2.95
Wearing the Cloak Dressing the Soldier in Roman Times Edited by Marie-Louise Nosch and Henriette Koefoed Wearing the Cloak contains nine stimulating chapters on Roman military textiles and equipment that take textile research to a new level. Status, prestige and access are viewed in the light of financial and social capacities and help shed new light on the material realities of a soldier's life in the Roman world. 144pp, Oxbow Books, 2011, Hardback, was Ј25.00 Now Ј9.95
Handbook to Roman Legionary Fortresses By M. C. Bishop Mike Bishop here provides a handy reference guide to every securely identified Roman legionary fortress. An introductory section details the main building types, the development of fortress plans and construction, their defences and infrastructure.The main body of the book, however, comprises the gazetteer, detailing the fortresses' location, dimensions, construction history, garrisoning, and bibliography, the majority illustrated with a site plan. 256pp, Pen and Sword Books Ltd, 2013, Hardback, was Ј19.99 Now Ј7.95
A Jew Among Romans The Life and Legacy of Flavius Josephus By Frederic Raphael An audacious history of Josephus, the Jewish general turned Roman historian whose emblematic betrayal is a touchstone for the Jew alone in the Gentile world. Raphael goes beyond the fascinating details of Josephus's life and his singular literary achievements to examine how Josephus has been viewed by posterity 336pp, Random House, 2013, Hardback, was Ј20.00 Now Ј7.95
Roman Dress Accessories By Ellen Swift Moving away from high status glitzy jewellery, Swift focuses on the dress accessories of the everyday person, the brooches, bracelets, finger-rings, earrings, beads, pins and belt sets. Based on archaeological finds, she discusses the production of these items, the workshops responsible, and the distribution of particular types. 56pp, b/w illus, Shire Publications, 2003, Paperback, was Ј6.99 Now Ј2.95
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Roman Villas By David Johnston An informative discussion of villas, the significance of which far exceeded their role as country homes of the elite. Johnston considers their function as farms, sometimes managed by tenant farmers for absentee landlords, their equipment and outbuildings, their relationship with towns, and the fate of villas and their estates when Roman rule ended. 72pp, b/w and col illus, Shire Publications, 2004, Paperback, was Ј6.99 Now Ј2.95
Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day By Philip Matyszak Written in the style of a modern travel guide, this entertaining little book shows the reader around the sights of Imperial Rome. Sections include "Where to stay", "Medical emergencies", "Dining out" and "Shopping", and there is a walking tour of the "Must-see sights". 144pp,Thames and Hudson, 2007, Paperback, was Ј12.95 Now Ј5.95
The Sons of Caesar Imperial Romes' First Dynasty By Philip Matyszak Matyszak tells the story of imperial Rome's first dynasty through the lives of six men, Caesar,Augustus,Tiberius, Gaius Caligula, Claudius and Nero, set against the background of the changing social and political climate in Rome, foreign wars, the strain of an expanding empire, domestic crises and disputes, and rivalries for power. 296pp,Thames and Hudson, 2006, Hardback, was Ј18.95 Now Ј7.95
Ancient Rome By Thomas R. Martin Interweaving social, political, religious, and cultural history, Martin interprets the successes and failures of the Romans in war, political organization, quest for personal status, and in the integration of religious beliefs and practices with government. He focuses on the central role of social and moral values in determining individual conduct as well as decisions of state, from monarchy to republic to empire. 320pp,Yale University Press, 2012, Hardback, was Ј20.00 Now Ј7.95
The Death of Caesar The Story of History's Most Famous Assassination By Barry Strauss A lively account of the famous assassination of Julius Caesar, which explores the motivations of the assassins, the extent of the conspiracy, and the aftermath. Strauss shows how meticulously it was planned and emphasises the key role of the general Decimus. 352pp, b/w pls, Simon and Schuster, 2015, Hardback, was Ј16.99 Now Ј6.95
Chronicle of the Roman Emperors By Christopher Scarre A highly accessible account of the men at the helm of the Roman Empire. Scarre presents a chronological biography of emperors and their acheivements, noting key events and turning points in the fortune of the Imperial world as reflected by their reigns. Includes extracts from classical writers, many illustrations and a clear `time-line'. 240pp,Thames and Hudson, 1995, Paperback, was Ј14.95 Now Ј6.95
Rome's Last Citizen By Rob Goodman and Jimmy Soni A well written biography of Cato the Younger and his struggle to defend the institutions of the Roman Republic in its dying days. In a lively, journalistic style Goodman and Soni trace Cato's career, seeing his unbending nature as both as formidably principled, but ultimately damaging to the cause for which he fought. 368pp,Thomas Dunne Books, 2012, Hardback, was Ј19.99 Now Ј7.95
Romanization in the Time of Augustus By Ramsay MacMullen During the lifetime of Augustus, Roman civilization spread at a remarkable rate throughout the ancient world. Ramsay MacMullen investigates why the adoption of Roman ways was so prevalent during this period, arguing that the acculturation of the ancient world was due not to cultural imperialism on the part of the conquerors but to eagerness of imitation among the conquered. 222pp,Yale University Press, 2000, Hardback, was Ј25.00 Now Ј9.95
Farming the Desert: The UNESCO Libyan Valleys Archaeological Survey Volume 1, Synthesis Edited by Graeme Barker These two volumes present a detailed inter-disciplinary study of a single region, the basins of the Wadis Sofeggin and ZemZem in Tripolitania. 424pp, Society for Libyan Studies, 1996, Hardback, was Ј20.00 Now Ј5.95
Chronicle of the Roman Republic The Rulers of Ancient Rome from Romulus to Augustus By Philip Matyszak From Romulus and Remus and other rulers shrouded in the mist of Rome's foundation legends, through Lucius Iunius Brutus in the 6th century BC to Lepidus and Octavian, this well-illustrated book guides the general reader through 600 years of the Roman Republic. 240pp,Thames and Hudson, 2003, Paperback, was Ј14.95 Now Ј7.95
Augustus From Revolutionary to Emperor By Adrian Goldsworthy Adrian Goldsworthy here follows up his earlier biography of Julius Caesar with a full study of the life of the man who was to portray himself as his successor, Augustus. Ambition is the main factor which shapes Augustus' actions in this account, ruthless or pragmatic as each situation demanded, his power built through control of the military and the promotion of his aupporters to key positions to establish what was, at the outset at least, a military dictatorship. 610pp, col pls,Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 2015, Paperback, was Ј9.99 Now Ј4.95
Whispering City Rome and Its Histories By R.J.B. Bosworth An exploration of the many layers of history found within the Eternal City. Often beginning his analysis with sites and monuments that can still be found in contemporary Rome, Bosworth expands his scope to review how political groups of different eras-the Catholic Church, makers of the Italian nation, Fascists, and "ordinary" Romans (be they citizens, immigrants, or tourists)-read meaning into the city around them. 358pp, b/w illus,Yale University Press, 2011, Hardback, was Ј25.00 Now Ј9.95
Farming the Desert: The UNESCO Libyan Valleys Archaeological Survey Volume 2, Gazetteer and Pottery Edited by David J. Mattingly A gazetteer of sites and specialist reports on the pottery. 417pp, Society for Libyan Studies, 1996, Hardback, was Ј20.00 Now Ј5.95
The Complete Roman Army By Adrian Goldsworthy A guide to the Roman Army packed with battle plans, recreations of army fortifications, reconstruction drawings of equipment and armour, biographies of commanders, plans of camps, maps, photographs of key pieces of archaeological evidence, literary extracts, and much more besides. Key battles are explored, tactics discussed, the lives of the soldiers, their equipment, diet, pay and conditions, their careers and experiences are revealed, bringing the literary and archaeological evidence to life. 224pp,Thames and Hudson, 2003, Paperback, was Ј14.95 Now Ј6.95
Caesar The Life of a Colossus By Adrian Goldsworthy In his trademark readable style, Adrian Goldsworthy tackles the vast subject of Caesar's life, death, and all the bits in between.While emphasis is placed on the military career of this great general (this is, after all, Goldsworthy's speciality), the book also seeks to concentrate on his personal relationships, his development as a politician, and his unrivalled commentaries on his military campaigns. 583pp, b/w pls,Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 2006, Paperback, was Ј14.99 Now Ј5.95
Excavations at Kingscote and Wycomb, Gloucestershire A Roman Estate Centre and Small Town in the Cotswolds By Jane R.Timby Detailed report into all aspects of these two Roman sites, an estate centre and a small town; method, excavations, architectural featu res, a huge range of finds and environmental and skeletal evidence. 476pp, Cotswold Archaeology, 1989, Paperback, was Ј39.00 Now Ј6.95
Roman Material Culture By Harry Van Enckevort and Translated by Xandra Bardet and By Henk Hiddink, Glenn Story and Clive Bridger 18 papers on aspects of Roman material culture. Individual objects are published and discussed, including an asparagus-knife handle, plugs from Roman taps, a cloisonne-decorated sword scabbard mouthpiece, and miniature amphorae from a Roman sanctuary. Broader articles evaluate brooch production, and pottery in the Netherlands. 306pp, SPA Uitgevers, 2009, Paperback, was Ј28.00 Now Ј9.95
The Complete Roman Emperor By Michael Sommer This book looks at the business of ruling the empire from the perspective of its emperors. It asks how men rose to the purple, how the emperor actually lived, with examinations of palaces and daily life, and what roles the emperor was expected to fulfil, including military, administrative and religious functions. 208pp,Thames and Hudson, 2010, Hardback, was Ј19.95 Now Ј7.95
In the Name of Rome The Men who Won the Roman Empire By Adrian Goldsworthy This study focuses on the generals whose victories forged and sustained the Roman Empire, focusing less on the minutiae of battle strategy than on the reasons for actions and their consequences for Roman government and history. 480pp,Weidenfeld and Nicholson, 2004, Paperback, was Ј9.99 Now Ј4.95
Environmental Evidence from the Colonia By A. R. Hall This report deals with biological evidence from two sites within the area of the Roman civil town or colonia close to the River Ouse and the probable Roman river crossing. Both sites were extensively sampled and the material has provided the first opportunity in York to examine richly organic waterlogged Roman deposits formed on surfaces rather than as the fills of wells or other subsurface features. 148pp, Council for British Archaeology, 1990, Paperback, was Ј10.00 Now Ј4.95
Roman Art By Michael Siebler A beautifully illustrated introduction to Roman art. Opening with a consideration of the development and, in particular the purpose of Roman art, the book then presents and discusses some of the finest statues, mosaics, paintings and monumental art from museums and cities across Europe, with Rome itself best represented. 96pp,Taschen, 2007, Paperback, was Ј6.99 Now Ј2.95
The Enemies of Rome From Hannibal to Attila the Hun By Philip Matyszak This extremely enjoyable and wellwritten history of Rome's troubles tells its story from the point of view of seventeen remarkable figures, including Hannibal, Jugurtha, Mithridates, Spartacus,Vercingetorix, Cleopatra, Boudicca, Zenobia and Attila.The stories of each are told in an accessible and dramatic narrative supported by extracts from contemporary sources. 296pp,Thames and Hudson, 2004, Paperback, was Ј12.95 Now Ј5.95
Catiline the Monster of Rome An Ancient Case of Political Assassination By Francis Galassi This lively biography aims to rescue the reputation of Catiline, arguing that his goal was genuine and radical reform of a corrupt Roman system, and that he represented a real threat to the senatorial order, reflected in the charges of immorality laid against him by Cicero. 187pp,Westholme Publishing, 2014, Hardback, was Ј19.99 Now Ј7.95
Finds from the Frontier By Rob Collins and Lindsay Allason-Jones Papers which elucidate the life of the 4th-century limitanei of Britain through their material culture.They consider whether the excavated artefacts justify the traditional implication that the period is one of declining standards. 161pp, Council for British Archaeology, 2010, Paperback, was Ј35.00 Now Ј20.00
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Londinium and Beyond By John Clark, Jonathan Cotton, Jenny Hall and Roz Sherris This collection begins with a section on the chronology and cartography of Roman London. Other topics include landscape and environment, education, cults, attitudes to death and burial, and artefacts, including brooches, inkwells and toilet implements. 294pp, Council for British Archaeology, 2008, Paperback, was Ј35.00 Now Ј17.50
Becoming Roman Excavation of a Late Iron Age to Roman landscape at Monkston By Raoul Bull and Simon Davis Occupation along the east side of the Ouzel valley included a Late Iron Age field system and a cremation cemetery, with Catuvellauni funerary traditions continuing into the Roman post-conquest period. Later 1st-century AD fields, timber structures and a large enclosure were associated with farming near Roman Watling Street. 73pp, MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology), 2006, Paperback, was Ј7.95 Now Ј3.95
Roman Defences and Medieval Industry Excavations at Baltic House, City of London By Elizabeth Howe Excavations at the site of Baltic House uncovered evidence of occupation dating from Roman times onward.This included a large V-shaped ditch which formed part of a late 1st-century defensive boundary along the northeast side of the Roman settlement and evidence for industrial activity between the 13th and 15th centuries. 122pp, MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology), 2002, Paperback, was Ј12.95 Now Ј4.95
Haltonchesters Excavations Directed by J. P. Gillam at the Roman Fort, 1960-61 By J. N. Dore A report on excation of the western part of the central range of the fort, a section of the west wall of the fort (including the porta quintana ), the north end of the west half of the retentura and part of an annexe attached to the west side of the fort. 128pp, Oxbow Books, 2010, Hardback, was Ј20.00 Now Ј4.95
Roman Alcester Volume 3 Northern Extramural Area, 1969-1988 Excavations By Paul Booth and Jeremy Evans The volume includes reports on ceramics and metal objects which were associated with the original military settlement and the development of the town in the early 60s AD. In addition, evidence was found for the first civilian structures which were built on top of early, regular and possibly military buildings. 328pp, Council for British Archaeology, 2001, Paperback, was Ј36.00 Now Ј4.95
Pre-Boudican and later activity on the site of the forum By Lesley Dunwoodie New evidence of Londinium's pre-Boudican origins and its first and second fora has been found at a site on Cornhill. In the AD 50s commercial or military storage buildings were established, including a granary, with a marketplace or open public area to the west. 67pp, MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology), 2004, Paperback, was Ј7.95 Now Ј3.95
The Roman Tower at Shadwell A Reappraisal By David Lakin, Fiona Seeley, Joanna Bird and Kevin Rielly A new analysis and reinterpretation of the fascinating site at Shadwell, located on the north bank of the Thames. Lakin et al argue that early Roman quarrying gave way to a cremation cemetery during the 2nd century.The construction of the 9m square `tower', dated to the 2nd century or later, is consistent with that of a mausoleum. 72pp, MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology), 2002, Paperback, was Ј6.95 Now Ј2.95
Roman Inscriptions of Britain Volume III By R. S. O.Tomlin, R. P.Wright and M.W. C. Hassall This volume is the long-promised continuation of Roman Inscriptions of Britain. It presents some 550 inscriptions in geographical sequence, with individual commentaries and accompanying drawings, as well as re-examining many of the originals. 524pp, Oxbow Books, 2009, Hardback, was Ј70.00 Now Ј24.95
Women in Roman Britain By Lindsay Allason-Jones Chronicles the latest discoveries ­ tombstones, writing tablets, curse tablets, burials and artefacts ­ to create a vivid picture of the lives, habits and thoughts of women in Britain over four centuries. Diversity of backgrounds, traditions and tastes lies at the heart of the book ­ displaying the cosmopolitan nature of the Romano-British society. Lindsay Allason-Jones explores all aspects of women's life ­ from social status to hairstyles. 209pp, Council for British Archaeology, 2005, Paperback, was Ј14.95 Now Ј4.95
Prehistoric Landscape to Roman Villa Excavations at Beddington, Surrey, 1981-7 By Isca Howell Excavations at Beddington have uncovered a long occupation sequence which includes Late Bronze Age or Early Iron Age fields, a Late Iron Age enclosed settlement and early Roman finds. A villa was established at the site in the late 2nd century AD and included a house, bathhouse and five other buildings. 135pp, MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology), 2005, Paperback, was Ј10.95 Now Ј4.95
Urban Development in North-west Roman Southwark By Carrie Cowan Excavations at Courage's Brewery revealed an archaeological sequence dating back to Prehistoric times.The Roman remains begin from AD 40-55 and show the development of the site from the 1st to the 4th centuries, as the area increased in wealth before the occupation phase ended to be replaced with a cemetery. 208pp, MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology), 2003, Paperback, was Ј15.95 Now Ј6.95
The Best Training Ground for Archaeologists Francis Haverfield and the Invention of Romano-British Archaeology By P.W. M. Freeman A biography of Francis Haverfield, the `father of Romano-British studies', and a history of the development of Romano-British archaeology in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. 688pp, Oxbow Books, 2007, Paperback, was Ј30.00 Now Ј4.95
The Roman Baths and Macellum at Wroxeter Excavations by Graham Webster 1955-85 By Peter Ellis Report from the 1955­85 excava tions on the southern part of an insula containing a market hall. Much of the volume reports on the large assemblage of finds, many of which date to the original building campaign, including coins, small finds, brooches, gems, glass, pottery and industrial and environmental remains 394pp, English Heritage, 2000, Paperback, was Ј55.00 Now Ј9.95
Roman and medieval Cripplegate, City of London Archaeological excavations 1992-8. By Elizabeth Howe and David Lakin This volume presents the results of work from five separate developerfunded excavations between 1992-8. Bronze Age field ditches were sealed by domestic buildings relating to the expansion of early Roman London after AD 70. Extensive reoccupation came with the establishment of burgage plots after AD 1050. 160pp, MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology), 2004, Paperback, was Ј13.95 Now Ј5.95
Ariconium, Herefordshire an Iron Age settlement and Romano-British 'small town' By Robin Jackson The Roman `small town' of Ariconium in southern Herefordshire has long been known as an important iron production centre but has remained very poorly understood. Rapid expansion during the second half of the 1st century AD indicates that the local population was able to articulate rapidly with the economic opportunities the Roman conquest brought. 304pp, Oxbow Books, 2012, Hardback, was Ј25.00 Now Ј9.95
Between Villa and Town Excavations of a Roman Roadside Settlement and Shrine at Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire By Alex Smith, Steve Lawrence and Alexander Smith This volume presents the results of archaeological investigation of a substantial Roman settlement. Established along the eastern side of a road in the early 2nd century AD with an array of circular stone buildings, it underwent a significant transformation around 100 years later. 361pp, Oxford Archaeology, 2009, Hardback, was Ј19.99 Now Ј7.50
Excavations At Barrow Hills, Radley, Oxfordshire, 1983-5 Volume 2:The Romano British Cemetery and Anglo Saxon Settlement By R. A. Chambers and E. McAdam The Romano-British cemetery consisted of 69 burials dating to the 3rd and 4th centuries; both inhumations and cremations were found. The Anglo-Saxon settlement dates by finds evidence to the 4th-early 7th centuries. 280pp, Lancaster, 2007, Hardback, was Ј24.99 Now Ј7.50
Roman and Medieval Development South of Newgate Excavations at 3-9 Newgate Street and 16-17 Old Bailey, City of London By Ken Pitt Important new evidence of Londons 2nd-century AD Roman pottery industry. Up to eight kilns, producing Verulamium region white ware, and a probable potters workshop represent two phases of production. 84pp, MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology), 2006, Paperback, was Ј9.95 Now Ј4.95
Becoming Roman, Being Gallic, Staying British Research and Excavations at Ditches 'hillfort' and villa 1984-2006 By Stephen Trow, Simon James and Tom Moore Excavations carried out from 1984­ 1985 at Ditches in Gloucestershire identified a large, late Iron Age enclosure which contained a remarkably early Roman villa.This long awaited excavation report reinterprets this evidence in the light of more recent studies of the late Iron Age-Roman transition. 240pp, Oxbow Books, 2008, Paperback, was Ј35.00 Now Ј9.95
The Roman Roadside Settlement at Westhawk Farm, Ashford, Kent By Paul Booth, Anne-Marie Bingham and Steve Lawrence Publishes the excavations at a large Roman settlement established at an important road junction shortly after the Roman conquest. It contained contrasting groups of carefully laid out plots and unplanned areas. Excavated timber buildings included circular and rectilinear structures and a polygonal shrine. 420pp, Oxford Archaeology, 2008, Hardback, was Ј25.00 Now Ј7.50
A prestigious Roman building complex on the Southwark waterfront By B.Yule Excavations upstream of Roman London bridge in north Southwark uncovered evidence for mid 1stcentury AD land reclamation and the establishment of a road and buildings. In the early 2nd century a prestigious new building complex, established on a different alignment, may have had a military or administrative purpose. 189pp, MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology), 2005, Paperback, was Ј16.95 Now Ј6.95
Roman and Medieval Townhouses on the London Waterfront Excavations at Governor's House, City of London By Trevor Brigham and Aidan Woodger This volume presents the results of the archaeological work at this important site in a clear chronological narrative supported by many detailed illustrations and specialist reports. 140pp, MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology), 2001, Paperback, was Ј12.95 Now Ј4.95
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Dating and interpreting the past in the western Roman Empire Edited by David Bird This volume presents a collection of more than 30 papers in honour of Brenda Dickinson. Divided into thematic sections, papers are mostly concerned with her principal area of study, samian, with topics including production and organisation, decoration, stamps and other marks, the use of samian ware in illuminating aspects of life and death, and aspects of cooking methods and dining. 384pp, Oxbow Books, 2012, Hardback, was Ј65.00 Now Ј9.95
Art and Society in Fourth-Centry Britain Villa Mosaics in Context By Sarah Scott This volume builds upon the copious and varied research on villa mosaics in Roman Britain and evaluates it within the context of elite social life in the 4th century AD. It argues that the mosaics were an integral part of the rich lifestyle of the elite in this period and played an important role in defining their status. 120pp, Oxford University School of Archaeology, 2000, Paperback, was Ј28.00 Now Ј5.00
Elginhaugh A Flavian Fort and Its Annexe By William S. Hanson Elginhaugh is the most completely excavated timber-built auxiliary fort in the Roman Empire.This report provides an assessment of all the structures, with particular emphasis on the identification of stablebarracks and the implications for the identification of garrisons based on fort plans. 672pp, Roman Society Publications, 2007, Paperback, was Ј58.00 Now Ј20.00
Medicine and health care in Roman Britain By Nicholas Summerton This short but well illustrated book surveys health care in Roman Britain from a largely archaeological perspective. Nicholas Summerton examines the remains of hospitals and instruments used for surgical proceedures, but also looks at less obviously related subjects, such as the cult of Asclepius and Roman attitudes to hygiene and bath houses, as well as methods of waste disposal. 56pp, col illus, Shire Publications, 2007, Paperback, was Ј6.99 Now Ј2.95
Roman Mosaics of Britain Volume III South-East Britain By David S. Neal and Stephen R. Cosh The third volume covers the areas of Britain that were first to come under Roman control and where some of Britain's most impressive mosaics are to be found - in Colchester, Silchester, London and Verulamium, and in villas and palaces at Brading, Bignor, Fishbourne and Rockbourne. 600pp, Society of Antiquaries of London, 2009, Hardback, was Ј200.00 Now Ј50.00
The Roman Inscriptions of Britain Vol. II, Fasicule 6 By Sheppard S. Frere This fascicule covers dipinti and graffiti on amphorae and mortaria, inscriptions in white barbotine, dipinti on coarse pottery, samian barbotine or moulded inscriptions. 102pp, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 1994, Hardback, was Ј35.00 Now Ј6.95
Excavations in Roman Carmarthen 1973-1993 By Heather James This report presents the evidence from a series of excavations around the town, including Spilman Street, Priory Street, Church Street and the Parade, in order to answer questions about the Roman presence in the town, particularly the puzzle of why no evidence of a vicus has been discovered despite the existence of a fort. 416pp, Roman Society Publications, 2003, Paperback, was Ј60.00 Now Ј20.00
Pottery in Roman Britain By Guy de la Bedoyere A short introduction to the abundance of Romano-British ceramic finds.The author examines their production and distribution and use, ranging from kitchenware to lamps, tiles figurines and even moulds for metalworking, in an attempt to identify patterns in decoration, colour, fabric and sources, elucidating aspects of trade and daily life in four centuries of Roman Britain. 72pp, Shire Publications, 2000, Paperback, was Ј6.99 Now Ј2.95
Roman Mosaics of Britain Volume IV Western Britain By Stephen R. Cosh and David S. Neal The area covered by the fourth and final volume in the corpus is one of the richest regions of Britain in economic as well as architectural and artistic terms and this is reflected in the quantity and quality of the region's mosaics, which include the largest figured mosaic ever found in Britain the Woodchester Orpheus pavement. 480pp, Society of Antiquaries of London, 2010, Hardback, was Ј160.00 Now Ј50.00
The Roman Inscriptions of Britain Volume II, Fascicule 7 By Sheppard S. Frere and R. S. O.Tomlin This fascicule is devoted to graffiti on samian ware, of which 879 examples have been collected.This large number, and the fact that samian sherds can usually be dated, provides a valuable statistical basis for the study of nomenclature, abbreviations, the growth of basic literacy and other epigraphic questions. 152pp, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 1995, Hardback, was Ј35.00 Now Ј6.95
Fosse Lane, Shepton Mallet 1990 Excavations of a RomanoBritish Roadside Settlement at Shepton Mallet, Somerset By Peter E. Leach A detailed report on the excava tion of a Romano-British roadside settlement in Somerset. Sections examine the buildings, structures, burials and the finds as well as consider the date and significance of the settlement. 348pp, Roman Society Publications, 2001, Paperback, was Ј47.00 Now Ј7.50
Roman Baths in Britain By Tony Rook This short guide to baths in Britain outlines the construction methods used, the architectural development of buildings, their layout and structure, how they operated and how they were used. It is also a guide to the remains of these buildings that can be visited today and Rook includes a gazetteer of sites with short descriptions and directions. 64pp, b/w illus, Shire Publications, 1992, Paperback, was Ј6.99 Now Ј2.95
Verulamium Excavations,Volume 2 By Sheppard S. Frere This report covers the work at Verulanium (St Albans) carried out between 1955 and 1961.This include the Belgic mint, the Roman defences, the forum, the northern monumental arch, and various intra- and extramural sequences. 392pp, Society of Antiquaries of London, 1983, Hardback, was Ј30.00 Now Ј4.95
The Roman Inscriptions of Britain Volume II, Fascicule 8 By Sheppard S. Frere and R. S. O.Tomlin This fascicule covers graffiti on coarse pottery cut before and after firing; a stamp on coarse pottery and addenda and corrigenda to fascicules 1-8. 165pp, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 1995, Hardback, was Ј35.00 Now Ј6.95
Life and Labour in Late Roman Silchester Excavations in Insula IX since 1997 By Michael Fulford, Amanda Clarke and Hella Eckhardt These excavations show that the Insula underwent radical change, c. AD 250/300, with the construction of new workshop and residential buildings on the orientation of the Roman streetgrid, following the demolition of mid-Roman buildings arranged on different, pre- and early Roman alignments. 404pp, Roman Society Publications, 2006, Paperback, was Ј68.00 Now Ј25.00
Romano-British Coin Hoards By Richard Abdy This is not a study of Romano-British coins per se , but rather a study of hoards found in the former provinces of Britannia. It combines both an introduction to hoarding, discussing some of the major discoveries in recent times, and an outline history of hoards and coinage from the early conquest period to the 5th century AD 72pp, b/w illus, Shire Publications, 2002, Paperback, was Ј6.99 Now Ј2.95
Roman Inscriptions of Britain Volume II, fascicule 2 Edited by Sheppard S. Frere and By R. S. O.Tomlin Covers inscriptions on weights, metal vessels (gold, silver, bronze, lead and pewter), shale and glass vessels and spoons. 142pp, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 1991, Hardback, was Ј35.00 Now Ј6.95
The Roman Inscriptions of Britain, Volume II, Fascicule 4 By Sheppard S. Frere and R. S. O.Tomlin This fascicule includes inscriptions on wooden objects (barrels, waxed tablets); leather; oculists' stamps; wallplaster and mosaics; handmills; stone tablets, balls, pebbles, votives; jet; caly figurines and objects; antefixes; tile-stamps (Leg II, Leg VI, Leg IX, Leg XX and auxiliary units). 256pp, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 1992, Hardback, was Ј35.00 Now Ј6.95
Longthorpe II The Military Works Depot:An Episode in Landscape History By G. B. Dannell and John Peter Wild This volume describes the potterymaking depot attached to the pre-Flavian vexillation fortress of Longthorpe near Peterborough and and throws light on the problems of supply of the Roman army during the conquest campaigns. 206pp, Roman Society Publications, 1987, Paperback, was Ј15.75 Now Ј5.00
Excavations at Brough-on-Humber, 1958-1961 By John S.Wacher Report on the results and finds from the excavation of the Romano-British town of Petuaria. 243pp, Society of Antiquaries of London, 1969, Hardback, was Ј15.00 Now Ј4.95
Roman Inscriptions of Britain,Volume II, Fascicule 3 By Sheppard S. Frere and R. S. O.Tomlin Inscriptions on brooches, rings, gems, bracelets; helmets, shields, weapons, and other military equipment; iron tools; baldric and belt fittings; votives in gold, silver and bronze; lead pipes, roundels, sheets and other lead objects; stone, bone and pottery roundels, and other objects of bone. 176pp, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 1991, Hardback, was Ј35.00 Now Ј6.95
The Work of Giants Stone and Quarrying in Roman Britain By Andrew Pearson Andrew Pearson examines evidence for stone quarrying and building from the late Iron Age and throughout the Roman period, the types of stone exploited, how the stone was procured and transported, the tools and techniques used, native versus imported stone and how the use of local stone influenced architectural styles. 160pp,Tempus Publishing Ltd, 2006, Paperback, was Ј19.99 Now Ј7.95
Central and East Gaulish MouldDecorated Samian Ware in the Royal Ontario Museum By Alison Harle Easson Most of the 111 pieces described and illustrated (with line drawings) in this catalogue come from Roman London. 49pp, Royal Ontario Museum, 1988, Paperback, was Ј15.00 Now Ј2.95
Roman Mosaics of Britain volume II South-West Britain By David S. Neal and Stephen R. Cosh Presented in the form of a county gazetteer, each mosaic is described, with drawings, photographs of figured elements and references.The South West has Britain's greatest concentration of figured mosaics, including, at Hinton St Mary, one of the earliest depictions of Christ. 406pp, Society of Antiquaries of London, 2006, Hardback, was Ј160.00 Now Ј50.00
The Roman Inscriptions of Britain Vol. II, Fasicule 5 By Sheppard S. Frere The fifth fasicule of RIB II covers inscriptions on the tile stamps of the Classis Britannica ; imperial, procuratorial and civic tile stamps; stamps of private tilers; inscriptions on relief-patterned tiles and graffiti on tiles. 162pp, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 1993, Hardback, was Ј35.00 Now Ј6.95
To Rule Britannia The Claudian invasion of Britain, AD 43 By John Waite An in depth look at the Roman invasion of Britain. John Waite pays particular attention to logistical matters, such as the size of the army, aspects of provisioning and the shipping necessary for transport, as well as the considerations involved in choosing a landing site. The History Press, 2011, Paperback, was Ј17.99 Now Ј6.95
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Settling the Ebbsfleet Valley vol 3 By Catherine Barnett, Jessica M. Grimm, Jacqueline I. McKinley and Chris J. Stevens The detailed specialist reports in this volume cover the late Iron Age and Roman human bone and animal bone assemblages recovered during the reported excavations, as well as environmental remains and dating evidence relating to contemporary landscape, subsistence and economy. 240pp,Wessex Archaeology, 2011, Hardback, was Ј30.00 Now Ј7.95
The Art of Pliny's Letters By Illaria Marchesi This study looks at the strategies adopted by Pliny to attempt to ensure that his letters could not only be published and continue to be read but would achieve canonical literary status.The collection of letters is carefully structured to be able to be profitably read cover to cover, and Ilaria Marchiesi argues that a central part of this structuring is the inclusion of allusions from other Classical authors, already established parts of the canon. 278pp, Cambridge University Press, 2008, Hardback, was Ј69.00 Now Ј19.95
Exemplary Traits Reading Characterization in Roman Poetry By J. Mira Seo Exemplary Traits examines how Roman poets used models dynamically to create character, and how their referential approach to character reveals them mobilizing the literary tradition. By tracing the philosophical and rhetorical concepts that underlie characterization as a literary technique, this study illuminates an underestimated aspect of this poetic technique and its relation to a larger intellectual context. 240pp, Oxford University Press, 2013, Hardback, was Ј53.00 Now Ј14.95
The Romano-British Peasant Towards a Study of People, Landscapes and Work during the Roman Occupation of Britain By Mike McCarthy This important and significant volume examines, for the first time, the ordinary people of Roman Britain. It looks at how people earned a living, family size and structure, social behaviour, customs and taboos and the impact of the presence of non-locals and foreigners, using archaeology, texts and ethnography. 160pp,Windgather Press, 2013, Paperback, was Ј29.95 Now Ј12.95
Writing and Empire in Tacitus By Dylan Sailor Sailor looks at the direct contrast between Tacitus' own glittering career and the oppositional authorial voice in his historical oeuvre, and maintains that the latter is conditioned by the particular circumstances of a political career under the principate. Sailor argues that through his writing Tacitus attempts to position himself within the growing popularity of martyrs in contemporary political culture. 359pp, Cambridge University Press, 2008, Hardback, was Ј69.99 Now Ј19.95
The Cosmic Viewpoint A Study of Seneca's Natural Questions By Gareth D.Williams A study of Seneca's innovative meteorological treatise, in which technical coverage of natural phenomena is combined with ethical reflections on human nature in one stoic philosophical whole. 392pp, Oxford University Press, 2012, Hardback, was Ј29.99 Now Ј12.95
Prosopography of Byzantine Aphrodito By Giovanni Ruffini This volume, which replaces Girgis's outdated prosopography from 1938, is an annotated record of every person attested in the Byzantineera papyri from the middle Egyptian village of Aphrodito. Its papyri make Aphrodito the best attested village for this time period with implications for the study of rural life throughout Late Antiquity. 624pp,American Society of Papyrologists, 2011, Hardback, was Ј59.00 Now Ј29.95 Archaeology of the Frontier in the Medieval Near East By Scott Redford This report provides the evidence from the 11th to 13th century levels of the rural settlement of Grittle in Turkey, and explores the socioeconomic dynamics of life in this march-land between the disintegrating Byzantine empire, the newly established Crusader states and the Seljuk Empire. 315pp, Archaeological Institute of America, 1998, Hardback, was Ј72.00 Now Ј6.95
Archaeology in the Environs of Roman York By Patrick Ottaway This volume brings together all the excavations in the extra-mural area of Roman York and thus contributes to the overview of history and topography of the city.The author discusses evidence for the development of the road system and how this influenced settlement, land divisions and cemeteries in the area surrounding Roman York. 291pp, b/w illus,York Archaeological Trust, 2011, Paperback, was Ј35.00 Now Ј9.95
Ovid and his Love Poetry By Rebecca Armstrong Rebecca Armstrong offers a thematic examination of some important aspects of the Amores, Ars Amatoria and Remedia Amoris. Starting from an investigation of the narrator's selfcreation and presentation of other characters within his amatory verse, she assesses the importance of mythical and contemporary reference, as well as the influence of the erotic on Ovid's later works. 214pp, Duckworth, 2005, Paperback, was Ј21.99 Now Ј9.95
The Deaths of Seneca By James Ker The forced suicide of Seneca is one of the most tortured-and most revisited-death scenes from classical antiquity. James Ker offers a comprehensive analysis of the scene, situating it in the Roman imagination and tracing its many subsequent interpretations. At the book's centre is an exploration of Seneca's own prolific writings about death. 432pp, Oxford University Press, 2013, Paperback, was Ј22.99 Now Ј9.95
AD 410 By Sam Moorhead and David Stuttard This hugely enjoyable narrative history traces the events which led to the sack of Rome in AD 410, largely avoiding the knotty scholarly debates, and instead concentrating on the politics, starting with Diocletian's reforms, and actually continuing to 423 and the death of Galla Placidia 184pp, col illus, British Museum Press, 2010, Paperback, was Ј9.99 Now Ј4.95
Cicero: Catilinarians Edited by Andrew R. Dyck Divided between deliberative speeches given in the senate (1 and 4) and informational speeches delivered before the general public (2 and 3), the Catilinarians illustrate Cicero's adroit handling of several distinct types of rhetoric. Latin text with introduction and commentary. 312pp, Cambridge University Press, 2008, Hardback, was Ј64.99 Now Ј9.95
Horace: A Life By Peter Levi This biography attempts to present a complete picture of Horace's life and world. It considers the details of Horace's romantic liaisons and why he never married, what the status of his father - a freedman - meant to the poet, and his distinctive brand of philosophy. 288pp, I.B.Tauris, 2012, Paperback, was Ј12.99 Now Ј5.95
A Sixth-Century Tax Register from the Hermopolite Nome By J. G. Keenan and Edited by Roger S. Bagnall, James G. Keenan and Leslie MacCoull This volume publishes the most complete documentary codex from 6th-century Egypt which details money taxes paid by landowners at the village of Temseu Skordon and the hamlet Topos Demeou in the Hermopolite Nome. 230pp,American Society of Papyrologists, 2011, Hardback, was Ј40.00 Now Ј19.95
Unclassical Traditions Volume I, Alternatives to the Classical Past in Late Antiquity By Michael Stuart Williams and Edited by Christopher Kelly, Richard Flower and Michael Williams From the Chronological Tables of Eusebius of Caesarea to the Byzantine liturgy, eight papers explore how the persistence, dominance and normative nature of the classical tradition in its various forms could be negotiated, undermined, ironised or even flatly denied in Late Antiquity. 192pp, Cambridge Philological Society, 2010, Hardback, was Ј45.00 Now Ј14.95
Cicero: De Oratore Book III Edited by David Mankin Cicero's De Oratore is one of the masterpieces of Latin prose.This edition of Book III is the first since 1893 to provide a Latin text and full introduction and commentary in English. 358pp, Cambridge University Press, 2011, Paperback, was Ј27.99 Now Ј7.95
Virgil By Peter Levi Peter Levi here reconstructs the poet's life, from a childhood largely shrouded in mystery to his work as a great literary genius and revolutionary poet, by examining archaeological and historical evidence from Augustan Rome, as well as through close readings of the poet's own work. 264pp, I.B.Tauris, 2012, Paperback, was Ј12.99 Now Ј5.95
It is Our Father Who Writes Orders from the Monastery of Apollo at Bawit By S. J. Clackson Editions of ninety-one papyri associated with the day-to-day administration of the Monastery of Apollo at Bawit during the 8th century, seventy-eight of which are published for the first time. Many of the papyri are orders issued by the head of the monastery to various subordinates, and the texts' contents are minutely analysed in the introduction. 265pp,American Society of Papyrologists, 2008, Hardback, was Ј40.00 Now Ј9.95
Unclassical Traditions. Volume II Edited by Christopher Kelly, Richard Flower and Michael Stuart Williams Ranging from Armenian eccle-siastical histories, Egyptian alchemy and Jewish power politics, to the challenges raised by shifting circumstances in 5th-century North Africa and Ostrogothic Italy, the eight papers in this volume seek to establish the persistent importance of the classical tradition in Late Antiquity. 160pp, Cambridge Philological Society, 2011, Hardback, was Ј45.00 Now Ј14.95
Pliny's Women By Jaqueline Carlon Combining detailed prosopo-graphy with close literary analysis, Jacqueline Carlon examines the identities of the women whom Pliny includes in his letters, and how they and the men with whom they are associated contribute both to this presentation of exemplary Romans and particularly to his own self-promotion. 270pp, Cambridge University Press, 2009, Hardback, was Ј50.00 Now Ј19.95
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