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SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome


(386 reviews)

Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller Shortlisted for a British Book Industry Book of the Year Award 2016 The new series Ultimate Rome: Empire Without Limit is on BBC2 now Ancient Rome matters. Its history of empire, conquest... See More

£5.49 £6.47 Save 15% Price verified 7 hours ago

Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town


(229 reviews)

WINNER OF THE WOLFSON HISTORY PRIZE 2008 'The world's most controversial classicist debunks our movie-style myths about the Roman town with meticulous scholarship and propulsive energy' Laura Silverman, Daily Mail The... See More

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The Colosseum


(25 reviews)

The Colosseum was Imperial Rome's monument to warfare. Like a cathedral of death it towered over the city and invited its citizens, 50,000 at a time, to watch murderous gladiatorial games. It is now visited by two million... See More

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The History of the United States: All Volumes


(1 review)

The History of the United States is a comprehensive, topical history of the United States written in the early 20th century. This version includes all volumes, and covers the time from the founding of colonial America until... See More

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Contemporary Fiction

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Confession


(1 review)

"Over the past hundred years we have had numerous versions... of [Tolstoy's] major works. This volume, however, is arguably the best so far." -- Times Literary Supplement In the last two days of his own life, Peter Carson... See More

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Biography & True Accounts

All in a Don's Day


(7 reviews)

Her central themes are the classics, universities and teaching - and much else besides. In this second collection following on from the success of It's a Don's Life, Beard ponders whether Gaddafi's home is Roman or not, we... See More

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Politics & Social Sciences

The Parthenon


(37 reviews)

The ruined silhouette of the Parthenon on its hill above Athens is one of the world's most famous images. Its 'looted' Elgin Marbles are a global cause celebre. But what actually are they? In a revised and updated edition... See More

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Essays & Correspondence

It's a Don's Life


(13 reviews)

Mary Beard's by now famous blog A Don's Life has been running on the TLS website for nearly three years. In it she has made her name as a wickedly subversive commentator on the world in which we live. Her central themes are... See More

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Religion & Spirituality

Religions of Rome: Volume 1, A History: 001


(3 reviews)

This book offers a radical new survey of more than a thousand years of religious life at Rome. It sets religion in its full cultural context, between the primitive hamlet of the eighth century BC and the cosmopolitan... See More

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Religion & Spirituality

Religions of Rome: Volume 2, A Sourcebook: 002


(4 reviews)

Volume two reveals the extraordinary diversity of ancient Roman religion. A comprehensive sourcebook, it presents a wide range of documents illustrating religious life in the Roman world - from the foundations of the city in... See More

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The Age of Caesar: Five Roman Lives


A brilliant new translation of five of history's greatest lives from Plutarch, the inventor of biography. Pompey, Caesar, Cicero, Brutus, Antony: the names resonate across thousands of years. Major figures in the civil wars... See More

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