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Ancient Rome: A Ducksters Book
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,990. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » History / Ancient
This book about Ancient Rome is brought to you by the makers of the popular children's educational website Ducksters. Inside the book, you will travel through the history of Ancient Rome learning about the culture, people, and rulers of this great empire. Take an adventure to Ancient Rome and learn more about this fascinating civilization by reading this book.
50 Roman Mistresses:
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,670. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2014 by Tehani Wessely. Category: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
Here are fifty extraordinary women of Ancient Rome—virtuous wives and adulterous vixens, abductees and viragos, imperial mothers and mortals who became goddesses, all taking their place in history. Their stories are told by Doctor Tansy Rayner Roberts, in her wry, insightful, highly readable manner, and by the end, you will have explored Roman history from a slightly different point of view.
An Archaeological Guide to Walking Hadrian's Wall from Wallsend to Bowness-on-Solway (East to West)
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Series: Per Lineam Valli, Book 3. Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 57,350. Language: British English. Published: January 26, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
This is an informative (yet informal) description of the route of Hadrian's Wall and all the remains that can still be seen. For most of the route from east to west, it follows the Hadrian's Wall National Trail Footpath, but with an important difference: where the path veers off the line of the Wall, this account stays with it and allows you to examine the remains most other walkers do not see.
The Discerning Barbarian's Guidebook to Roman Britain
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 71,350. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2014 by Bretwalda Books. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
The Past, as they say, is Another Country. Now there is a guide book to Britain as it was in Roman times. Written by Dr Lee Rotherham this book tells the average modern Briton everything they would need to know when visiting Roman Britain.
Civic Pompeii
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,180. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2013 by Decoded Science. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
Join archaeologist Natasha Sheldon on a guided tour down the streets and through the ruined buildings of Pompeii. More than just a guidebook, Civic Pompeii shares intimate details surrounding each site, along with everything you'll need to fully appreciate this ancient city.
Pompeii: A History of the City and the Eruption of Mount Vesuvius
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 17,540. Language: English. Published: November 1, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
Pompeii was one of most advanced cities of its time; it had a complex water system, gymnasium, and an amphitheater. Despite it's advancements, there was one thing it wasn't ready for: Mount Vesuvius—the volcano that led to its ultimate doom. The 79 AD eruption of Mount Vesuvius was one of the worst disasters in all of European history. In a near instant, over 15,000 people were dead and a city wa
Gladiators
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 90,990. Language: English. Published: September 4, 2013 by Canary Press eBooks Limited. Category: Nonfiction » History » War
Around 180 CE, in the lavish amphitheatres of the Roman Empire, trained gladiators entertained vast audiences by fighting to the death. Armed with a sword, a lance or a harpoon, the gladiator faced his opponent: a wild animal ready to strike, or a condemned criminal looking to save his own life.
Pompeii's Last Days
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,320. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2013 by Decoded Science. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Hikes & walks
You've never experienced Pompeii like this before. Take a walk through the streets and buildings of the ancient city, guided by archaeologist and historian Natasha Sheldon, and discover what befell the citizens of Pompeii during their last days. Don't be afraid to stray off the beaten path; you'll learn more about Pompeii than you ever knew before, even if you never leave your armchair.
The Rex Guide to Roman Emperors
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Series: The Rex Guides, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,870. Language: English. Published: June 14, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » European
A handy guide giving dates and information about the emperors of Ancient Rome.
How to Cook an Early French Peacock: De Observatione Ciborum - Roman Food for a Frankish King (Bilingual Second Edition)
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 42,290. Language: English. Published: May 19, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » History
Is Anthimus' work "the oldest European medieval cookbook"? Well, it IS six centuries older than a twelfth century book that has recently been touted as exactly that. In the sixth century an Ostrogoth king sent a Byzantine physician to one of the Frankish courts where the food, being for the rich, was essentially Roman. Anthimus wrote his host this long letter on diet - De Observatione Ciborum.
Roman Stoicism: Words to Live (and Die) By
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,170. Language: English. Published: March 6, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Philosophy » History & surveys / general
This book is an assemblage of some of the most insightful and enlightening ideas which have been extracted from the writings of four of the most influential figures in the philosophy of Stoicism: Seneca, Musonius Rufus, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius.
An Archaeological Guide to Walking Hadrian’s Wall from Bowness-on-Solway to Wallsend (West to East)
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Series: Per Lineam Valli, Book 2. Price: $4.00 USD. Words: 53,550. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
This is an informative (yet informal) description of the route of Hadrian's Wall and all the remains that can still be seen. For most of the route from west to east, it follows the Hadrian's Wall National Trail Footpath, but with an important difference: where the path veers off the line of the Wall, this account stays with it and allows you to examine the remains most other walkers do not see.
Marcus Aurelius
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 22,650. Language: English. Published: December 1, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
A study of the Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius.
Cicero Against Verres (The Much Shorter Version)
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 30,780. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » History » Ancient
Neither a translation nor a commentary nor in any way respectful towards our great classical heritage, this is a concise, explanatory-note-free summary of Cicero's speeches against Verres that aims to capture the spirit rather than the letter of Cicero's oratory. He probably wouldn’t approve. But who knows? and does it matter anyway?
Jesus vs. Mithra
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Price: Free! Words: 18,590. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Religion and Spirituality » Comparative Religion
Jesus vs. Mithras is an attempt to place the victory of Christianity on Polytheist religions in a historical context. The historical data are real and provide to an inexperienced reader an overall picture on certain historical phenomena such as persecution of Christians, rivalry of Christianity with gods as Mithras, persecutions of Pagans, certain Roman Emperors’ deeds, etc.
The Father
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 142,980. Language: English. Published: February 14, 2012. Category: Fiction » Historical » Ancient
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264BC. Rome has completed her conquest of the Italian Peninsula and stands eyeball to eyeball with the ancient trading empire of Carthage. One man stands between Rome and her goal of world domination: Hamilcar Barca, father of the most famous Carthaginian General, Hannibal. This is the story of the Barca family’s pivotal role in the First Punic War and the events which flow from it.
An Introduction to Hadrian's Wall: One Hundred Questions About the Roman Wall Answered
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Series: Per Lineam Valli, Book 1. Price: $2.50 USD. Words: 15,530. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » History » Military
This book provides a friendly and accessible introduction to Hadrian's Wall in the form of 100 questions and their answers. Designed to appeal to all who have heard of (but do not necessarily know much about) this important monument, it is written by an archaeologist who has walked, driven, cycled, flown, illustrated, photographed and even excavated on Hadrian's Wall