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Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece
Book Reviewby Caleb Curry

Men of Bronze: Hoplite Warfare in Ancient Greece

Many times when a reader picks up a book pertaining to a certain event or object in history, it is from one point of view that has either been influenced or created from other ideas to form one concise thought. It is only in other books from...
The Story of Egypt: The Civilization that Shaped the World
Book Reviewby Joann Fletcher

The Story of Egypt: The Civilization that Shaped the World

Professor Joann Fletcher cuts a distinctive figure. Sporting a shock of flaming red hair, dressed in black and normally wielding a black umbrella to ward off the relentless Egyptian sun, she has captivated audiences in her passionate documentaries...
The Indus
Book Reviewby Andrew Robinson

The Indus

Written by Andrew Robinson and published by Reaktion Books in 2015, The Indus is an introduction to the Indus Valley Civilization. Who were the Indus? Where and when did they live? Maybe these two questions are the first to come to the reader's...
A Strategist in Exile: Xenophon and the Death of Thucydides
Book Reviewby Rainer Nickel

A Strategist in Exile: Xenophon and the Death of Thucydides

Nickel begins by setting up the historical background for his narrative. He explains that Xenophon is invited on a journey to Persia by his friend Proxenus in 401 BC. This journey was actually to become the military adventure known as the...
The Vandals: Conquerors of the Roman Empire (Battleground I)
Book Reviewby Simon MacDowall

The Vandals: Conquerors of the Roman Empire (Battleground I)

The author starts by giving an overview of who the Vandals were, what they did, the sources we have regarding them, and their origins. He then begins to tell their story. He starts in the mid-fourth century with the Germanic tribes being...
Lords of Asia Minor: An Introduction to the Lydians (Philippika)
Book Reviewby Annick Payne

Lords of Asia Minor: An Introduction to the Lydians (Philippika)

In Lords of Asian Minor, Annick Payne and Jorit Wintjes provide a wonderfully clear and accessible introduction to the Lydians. Through the succinct exploration and presentation of five major aspects of ancient Lydia, the reader is left with...
The Roman Barbarian Wars: The Era of Roman Conquest
Book Reviewby Ludwig Heinrich Dyck

The Roman Barbarian Wars: The Era of Roman Conquest

The Roman Barbarian Wars: The Era of Roman Conquest by Ludwig Heinrich Dyck is not a historical novel, but an exhaustive study on one of the most interesting topics of the Roman Era: the Roman conquests. And, in particular, the Barbarian...
Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations
Book Reviewby Mary Beard

Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures, and Innovations

It feels slightly ironic to be writing a review of a book that is essentially a collection of reviews. As Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement, Mary Beard draws on the wealth of material at her disposal to give her readers a snapshot...
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Book Reviewby Guy de la Bedoyere

The Real Lives of Roman Britain

Guy de la Bédoyère brings Roman Britain to life through a quite brilliant study of many individuals who escape the overall narrative of historians, but leave glimpses into their lives through traces of the archaeological record...
The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant: c. 8000-332 BCE (Oxford Handbooks)
Book Reviewby Mark Cartwright

The Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of the Levant: c. 8000-332 BCE (Oxford Handbooks)

The Oxford Handbook series has some wonderful history entries such as The Oxford Handbook on the Bronze Age Aegean and The Oxford Handbook on Engineering & Technology in the Classical World, which are essential to any study of those topics...
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