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Great Ancient History Books on Amazon US
Dorothy King "Dorothy King aka PhDiva"
Antony and Cleopatra
"The best biography around of Cleopatra - and of course Antony"
Caesar: Life of a Colossus
"The definitive biography of Julius Caesar"
In the Name of Rome: The Men Who Won the Roman Empire (Phoenix Press)
"Brilliant shorter biographies of Rome's greatest generals - including Gaius Marius (my hero)"
How Rome Fell: Death of a Superpower
"A great general history of the Fall of Rome by a great historian"
The Elgin Marbles
"Well, I gotta plug my own book ... ;-)"
The Spartacus War
"You've seen the movie, now read the brilliant history of Spartacus and ancient gladiators - and find out if he was crucified or not ..."
The Battle of Salamis: The Naval Encounter that Saved Greece -- and Western Civilization
"The best reconstruction of the Battle of Salamis in my opinion (although I'm not so sure when it comes to his views on Artemisia)"
The Last Pagan: Julian the Apostate and the Death of the Ancient World
"Brilliant, very easy to read biography of Julian the Apostate"
Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic
"A fascinating telling of the Fall of the Roman Republic"
Persian Fire: The First World Empire and the Battle for the West
"Nice easy introduction to the Persian Wars"
The Fall of Constantinople 1453 (Canto)
"The Classic, and still the best, book on the Fall of the Byzantine Empire"
Empress Zenobia: Palmyra's Rebel Queen
"Solidly researched but readable biography of Zenobia, the queen that saw off three Roman emperors and their armies"
In Search of the Trojan War, Updated edition
"Woods' book on Troy is still one of the best popular introductions out there"
Cleopatra Rules!: The Amazing Life of the Original Teen Queen
"Well researched Young Adult biography of the queen that fascinates us all"
The Enemies of Rome: From Hannibal to Attila the Hun
"I want to recommend all his books, but this one will do - they are acessible and packed full of fascinating information"
Athens: A History, From ancient Ideal to Modern City
"My favorite popular history of the city of Athens"
The Poison King: The Life and Legend of Mithradates, Rome's Deadliest Enemy
"A nice biography of the King that almost brought down the Roman Empire"
Libraries in the Ancient World
"A book about where the ancients kept their books ...."
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire (Penguin Classics)
"Written two centuries ago, but still a gripping read"
God's Gold: A Quest for the Lost Temple Treasures of Jerusalem
"Despite the (Boy's Own Adventure) tone, the information is the book is fascinating"
A Short History of Byzantium
"A little too popular for my taste ... but I'd still highly recommend it."
Olympias: Mother of Alexander the Great (Women of the Ancient World)
"Carney is leading the field in research on ancient women, and I love this bio of Olympias, mother of Alexander, and a woman who wielded an army"
The Parthenon (Wonders of the World)
"Quick history of the Parthenon - though I'd rather you read mine ... ;-"
The Fires of Vesuvius: Pompeii Lost and Found
"The brilliant Mary Beard on Pompeii - the perfect combination in a book"
Jerusalem: The Biography
"Brilliant history of Jerusalem from its origins"
Dividing the Spoils: The War for Alexander the Great's Empire (Ancient Warfare and Civilization)
"A great introduction to the years after Alexander the Great from a Classicist better known for his translations"
"A nice young adult novel about the daughter of the more famous Cleopatra"
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