Heroes of the Ancient World

A Listmania! list by Matt in NY (New York, NY United States)
The list author says: "These books will take you to ancient times and introduce you to the men and women who fought for survival and lived for the glory of battle. Many are historical fiction, some pure fiction, some legend, a bit of fantasy, but all have a true feeling for the times. Ancient Greece, Rome, Egypt, the Dark Ages of Britain, and beyond. Enjoy! You may never return. ( Due to lack of space, I have only listed the 1st title of some of the longer series. I have also listed and a few that I have not loved so much as well.)"
The Song of Troy
1.  The Song of Troy by Colleen McCullough
The list author says:
  "Wonderful story of the Trojan War by a great author."
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An Iliad (Vintage International)
2.  An Iliad (Vintage International) by Alessandro Baricco
The list author says:
  "Intriguing "lite" version of the classic. A short read and worth the brief time. If you are interested in the subject and don't want to commit to Homer. Try this."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Achilles: A Novel
3.  Achilles: A Novel by Elizabeth Cook
The list author says:
  "A short retelling of the life of Achilles. A very brief novel that blends prose and poetry. A rare and interesting book of quality."
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4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow (Troy Trilogy, Book 1)
4.  Troy: Lord of the Silver Bow (Troy Trilogy, Book 1) by David Gemmell
The list author says:
  "An imaginative trilogy of the Trojan War. Great fun."
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4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (102 customer reviews)

The Hittite
5.  The Hittite by Ben Bova
The list author says:
  "Ignore the terrible cover. This is a solid and sparce tale of one man's behind the scenes  retelling of the war at Troy."
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Eagle In The Snow: A Novel of General Maximus and Rome's Last Stand
6.  Eagle In The Snow: A Novel of General Maximus and Rome's Last Stand by Wallace Breem
The list author says:
  "Based on real events. A classic. Engaging, entertaining and heartfelt. Read it."
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The Druid King
7.  The Druid King by Norman Spinrad
The list author says:
  "VERCINGETORIX! The historical leader of the ancient tribes of Gaul (modern France) united the land to fend off the coming Roman invasion of Julius Caesar.
Plenty of peppery dialogue keeps the action moving as Vercingetorix and Caesar play cat and mouse up until the final battle. If you know history you know how it ends. But this one is a nice ride."
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Hadrian's Wall: A Novel
8.  Hadrian's Wall: A Novel by William Dietrich
The list author says:
  "A good story. Flies along like a great film!"
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I, Claudius From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius Born 10 B.C. Murdered and Deified A.D. 54 (Vintage International)
9.  I, Claudius From the Autobiography of Tiberius Claudius Born 10 B.C. Murdered and Deified A.D. 54 (Vintage International) by Robert Graves
The list author says:
  "A wonder and a classic. Heads above most on this list. True literature."
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Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae
10.  Gates of Fire: An Epic Novel of the Battle of Thermopylae by Steven Pressfield
The list author says:
  "The battle of the 300! Say no more."
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The Virtues of War: A Novel of Alexander the Great
11.  The Virtues of War: A Novel of Alexander the Great by Steven Pressfield
The list author says:
  "Not one of his best. I put this down and instantly forgot it."
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4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews)

The Scourge of God
12.  The Scourge of God by William Dietrich
The list author says:
  "A rousing tale inside the world of Attila The Hun and his enemies. Feels like a film."
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The Sword of Attila: A Novel of the Last Years of Rome
13.  The Sword of Attila: A Novel of the Last Years of Rome by Michael Curtis Ford
The list author says:
  "More Attila the Hun! Atilla Vs. Aetius! Great fun. The author's best."
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The Last King : Rome's Greatest Enemy
14.  The Last King : Rome's Greatest Enemy by Michael Curtis Ford
The list author says:
  "Mithradates the Great and his battle against Rome."
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Gods and Legions: A Novel of the Roman Empire
15.  Gods and Legions: A Novel of the Roman Empire by Michael Curtis Ford
The list author says:
  "The Emperor Julian. Not the author's best but worth the read for the subject."
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The Last Legion
16.  The Last Legion by Valerio Manfredi
The list author says:
  "The ruins of the Roman Empire. A tale of heroics and adventure across Italy and Europe, to the conclusion in Northern Britain with a final "Arthurian" outcome."
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Celtika (Holdstock, Robert. Merlin Codex, Bk. 1,)
17.  Celtika (Holdstock, Robert. Merlin Codex, Bk. 1,) by Robert Holdstock
The list author says:
  "Greek myth meets Arthurian legend. Interesting and different. The rest of the series is not recommended and can be skipped. But this one is really quite good."
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Firelord
18.  Firelord by Parke Godwin
The list author says:
  "A single very good novel of a believable Arthur. One of the few I have read twice. Highly recommended."
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Sword At Sunset
19.  Sword At Sunset by Rosemary Sutcliff
The list author says:
  "King Arthur. A beautiful book and a must read in this genre."
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The Merlin Trilogy
20.  The Merlin Trilogy by Mary Stewart
The list author says:
  "A series that all other King Arthur novels are held up to (and I have read most). Great!"
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4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (149 customer reviews)

The Winter King (The Arthur Books #1)
21.  The Winter King (The Arthur Books #1) by Bernard Cornwell
The list author says:
  "One of the best series in the Arthurian Legend genre. 1 of 3."
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The Skystone (The Camulod Chronicles, Book 1)
22.  The Skystone (The Camulod Chronicles, Book 1) by Jack Whyte
The list author says:
  "1 of 9! The beginnings on King Arthur's Roman britain. A very long series, but worth the time. Just don't expect to see Arthur for many, many books. The final installments, The Lance Thrower & The Eagle which takes us up to Lancelot (here renamed)  have yet to be read."
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Hood (The King Raven Trilogy, Book 1)
23.  Hood (The King Raven Trilogy, Book 1) by Stephen R. Lawhead
The list author says:
  "Resetting it in the time of William the Conquerer (William II actually) and blending Celtic mythology make for a very real and developed new Robin Hood. We like our heroes dark these days it seems. This does not disappoint. Continue the adventure in Book2: Scarlet, and Book 3: Tuck."
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Outlaw (The Outlaw Chronicles)
24.  Outlaw (The Outlaw Chronicles) by Angus Donald
The list author says:
  "The beginning of what appears to be a gritty and promising series on a real life Robin Hood. Well done."
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Knights of the Black and White (A Templar Novel)
25.  Knights of the Black and White (A Templar Novel) by Jack Whyte
The list author says:
  "A big fan of Jack Whyte but this one left me cold. I will not be continuing with this series of the Knights Templar."
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The Last Kingdom (The Saxon Chronicles Series #1)
26.  The Last Kingdom (The Saxon Chronicles Series #1) by Bernard Cornwell
The list author says:
  "The beginning of Alfred's England. The Saxons vs. The Vikings. The series gets better as it goes. But after a few books I have abandoned the series."
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Pride of Carthage
27.  Pride of Carthage by David Anthony Durham
The list author says:
  "The story of Hannibal of Carthage and his brothers as they march through Italy to conquer Rome. Very well written. Perhaps overly long and parts feel repeated, but historically interesting."
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Men of Bronze
28.  Men of Bronze by Scott Oden
The list author says:
  "Egypt 526 BC. Bloody battles, betrayal, and intrigue. Flawed heroes and evil villains larger than life all clash as Pharaoh's armies brace for the oncoming Persian invasion. Fast paced and great fun! I'm looking forward to his other title: Memnon. Other Scott Oden book are waiting..."
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An Evil Spirit Out of the West (Ancient Egypt Trilogy)
29.  An Evil Spirit Out of the West (Ancient Egypt Trilogy) by Paul Doherty
The list author says:
  "Part 1 of 3. Intrigue, power  and greed in ancient Egypt. Hard to put down historical fiction of the Pharaoh Akenhaten. Very nicely captures the brutality, beauty and essence of the court of the Pharaohs. The following 2 books fall a bit short but worth finishing the tale."
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Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth A Novel
30.  Akhenaten: Dweller in Truth A Novel by Naguib Mahfouz
The list author says:
  "A nice short book recalling the life of Pharaoh Akhenaten and Nefertiti. All characters give their POVs in short chapters of how this "heretic" pharaoh tried to change the religion of all Egypt."
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River God: A Novel of Ancient Egypt (Novels of Ancient Egypt)
31.  River God: A Novel of Ancient Egypt (Novels of Ancient Egypt) by Wilbur Smith
The list author says:
  "Egypt during the Hyksos invasion. Read Paul Douherty above instead."
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Warlock: A Novel of Ancient Egypt (Novels of Ancient Egypt)
32.  Warlock: A Novel of Ancient Egypt (Novels of Ancient Egypt) by Wilbur Smith
The list author says:
  "Sequel to the River God. For more intrigue and a sense of place opt for An Evil Spirit Out of the West (and it's sequels)."
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Ramses: The Son of Light - Volume I
33.  Ramses: The Son of Light - Volume I by Christian Jacq
The list author says:
  "The first in a series. At times it reads too simple and doesn't feel historically accurate but If Ramses interests you, you may enjoy it as light reading. A fast read."
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Murder of King Tut (Large Print Edition)
34.  Murder of King Tut (Large Print Edition) by Martin Dugard
The list author says:
  "KIng Tut "Liite. A quick but enjoyable book on the brief reign of Tut. With flash forwards to the attempt of trying to solve the Kings murder. If you have some knowledge of Tut you may want to skip this one."
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The Pict
35.  The Pict by Jack Dixon
The list author says:
  "A short read. It will not leave a lasting impression but you will not find many stories set in this period."
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Lion of Ireland (Celtic World of Morgan Llywelyn)
36.  Lion of Ireland (Celtic World of Morgan Llywelyn) by Morgan Llywelyn
The list author says:
  "The story of Brian Boru, the Irish hero."
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4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (170 customer reviews)

The Tower of Beowulf
37.  The Tower of Beowulf by Parke Godwin
The list author says:
  "A retelling of Beowulf in novel form."
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Loki
38.  Loki by Mike Vasich
The list author says:
  "The gods of Asgard conspire and battle."
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The Broken Sword (Fantasy Masterworks)
39.  The Broken Sword (Fantasy Masterworks) by Poul Anderson
The list author says:
  "Mythic and poetic. Fantasy for sure in the genre of Lord of the Rings but easier to grasp. Based in Norse mythology.  Not much fantasy on this list but this is worth it."
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Augustus: A Novel
40.  Augustus: A Novel by John Edward Williams
The list author says:
  "To be read. But promising reviews..."
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