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  1. Victor's Crown

    Victor's Crown: A History of Ancient Sport from Homer to Byzantium [Hardback]

    David Potter (Author)

    Regular Price: £25.00

    Special Price: £4.95

    ISBN: 9781849162524
    Published by : Quercus
    With the London Olympics drawing nearer, sport and its place in society are very much in the news at the moment. This engaging study takes a look at the role of sport in the ancient world. It begins by looking at the emergence of competitive sp... .... Learn More
  2. She-Wolf

    She-Wolf: The Story of a Roman Icon [Paperback]

    Cristina Mazzoni (Author)

    Regular Price: £14.99

    Special Price: £6.95

    ISBN: 9780521145664
    Published by : Cambridge University Press
    Cristina Mazzoni examines the evolution of the she-wolf as a symbol in western history, art, and literature, from antiquity to contemporary times. Used, for example, as an icon of Roman imperial power, papal authority, and the distance between ... .... Learn More
  3. The late Roman cemetery at Lankhills, Winchester

    The late Roman cemetery at Lankhills, Winchester [Hardback]

    Paul Booth (Author); Andrew Simmonds (Author); Angela Boyle (Author); Sharon Clough (Author)

    £25.00

    ISBN: 9780904220629
    Published by : Oxford Archaeology
    Lankhills and its late Roman cemetery have played a significant role in the understanding of the military in civilian areas of Roman Britain in the fourth century, and these new excavations double the number of graves explored and add to the va... .... Learn More
  4. Graeco-Roman Slave Markets

    Graeco-Roman Slave Markets: Fact or Fiction? [Hardback]

    Monika Truemper (Author)

    £36.00

    ISBN: 9780977409488
    Published by : Oxbow Books
    This book critically examines the existence and identification of purpose-built slave markets in the Graeco-Roman world from a cross-cultural perspective. It investigates whether certain ancient monuments were designed specifically for use as s... .... Learn More
  5. Ethnic Constructs in Antiquity

    Ethnic Constructs in Antiquity [Hardback]

    Ton Derks (Author)

    Regular Price: £80.00

    Special Price: £24.95

    ISBN: 9789089640789
    Published by : Amsterdam University Press
    This volume explores the theme of ethnicity and ethnogenesis in societies of the ancient world. Its starting point is the current view in the social and historical sciences of ethnicity as a subjective construct that is shaped through interacti... .... Learn More
  6. Vessel Glass

    Vessel Glass [Hardback]

    Gladys D. Weinberg (Author); E. Marianne Stern (Author)

    £130.00

    ISBN: 9780876612347
    Published by : American School of Classical Studies at Athens
    Series: Athenian Agora
    Volume: 34
    The authors present 404 glass vessels excavated in the Athenian Agora. Although mostly fragmentary, examples are given of almost every type of glass known from the Classical, Hellenistic, and Roman periods, and representative finds from Byzantine ... .... Learn More
  7. Roman Pottery

    Roman Pottery: Fine-Ware Imports [Hardback]

    John W. Hayes (Author)

    £130.00

    ISBN: 9780876612323
    Published by : American School of Classical Studies at Athens
    Series: Athenian Agora
    Volume: 32
    Examples of Roman period red-gloss and red-slip pottery (terra sigillata) found during excavations in the Athenian Agora form the focus of this volume. These fine wares, like the other table wares of the first seven centuries A.D. discussed here, ... .... Learn More
  8. Slave Revolts in Antiquity

    Slave Revolts in Antiquity [Paperback]

    Theresa Urbainczyk (Author)

    Regular Price: £30.99

    Special Price: £7.95

    ISBN: 9781844651023
    Published by : Acumen Publishing
    Although much has been written on Greek and Roman slavery, slave resistance has typically been dismissed as historically insignificant and those revolts that are documented are portrayed as wholly exceptional and resulting from peculiar histori... .... Learn More
  9. Galen and the Rhetoric of Healing

    Galen and the Rhetoric of Healing [Hardback]

    Susan P. Mattern (Author)

    Regular Price: £44.50

    Special Price: £9.95

    ISBN: 9780801888359
    Published by : Johns Hopkins University Press
    Galen is the most important physician of the Roman imperial era. Many of his theories and practices were the basis for medical knowledge for centuries after his death and some practices-like checking a patient's pulse-are still used today. He also... .... Learn More
  10. Julius Caesar

    Julius Caesar: The People's Dictator [Hardback]

    Luciano Canfora (Author)

    Regular Price: £24.99

    Special Price: £9.95

    ISBN: 9780520235021
    Published by : University of California Press
    This, the result of years of research is a major new biography of Julius Caesar. Canfora picks through the evidence with meticulous skill, emphasising that too often Caesar's story is seen as somehow predestined. Shakespeare and generations of ... .... Learn More

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