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Book Reviewby Joshua J. Mark

Athens: From Ancient Ideal to Modern City

Mr. Robin Waterfield's Athens: From Ancient Ideal to Modern City is an excellent work. Whether one is a scholar of the ancient world or simply has an interest in Greek history, this book rewards one's time and effort. The history reads like...
First Writers-The Sumerians: They Wrote On Clay
Book Reviewby James Bowden

First Writers-The Sumerians: They Wrote On Clay

I am a professor of History and Humanities and a specialist in Sumer and Akkad. I purchased this book in preparation of a lecture that I was going to deliver to a group of people. I was immediately disappointed in fact returned the book two...
The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean (Oxford Handbooks)
Book Reviewby Mark Cartwright

The Oxford Handbook of the Bronze Age Aegean (Oxford Handbooks)

At nearly a thousand pages this is a titan of a book covering 3000 to 1000BC. This period includes two of the Mediterranean's most influential civilizations - the Minoan and Mycenaean. This volume is a compilation of more than sixty specially...
Troy C. 1700-1250 BC (Fortress, 17)
Book Reviewby Mark Cartwright

Troy C. 1700-1250 BC (Fortress, 17)

Another fine Osprey book covering Troy from 1700 to 1250BC and including sections on Bronze Age chronology; the history of the archaeological excavations to the present day; the nine cities of Troy; mud-brick construction; fortifications...
Ancient Greek Warship: 500-322 BC (New Vanguard)
Book Reviewby Mark Cartwright

Ancient Greek Warship: 500-322 BC (New Vanguard)

Another fine Osprey book covering ancient greek warships from 500-322BC with sections on origins, design, construction, crew, armament and tactics, the Athenian navy, key battles, and the Olympias modern reconstruction project. A mix of colour...
The Bull of Minos: The Great Discoveries of Ancient Greece
Book Reviewby Mark Cartwright

The Bull of Minos: The Great Discoveries of Ancient Greece

Having visited the Peloponese and just half-filled a suitcase of books on ancient Greece, I saw this at the airport on the way home. It turned out to be the best of the lot. Schliemann and Evans - two of the most controversial archaeologists...
The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika
Book Reviewby Mark Cartwright

The Landmark Xenophon's Hellenika

Hellenika covers 411-362BC, the final years and aftermath of the Peloponnesian War. This edition has everything: maps galore, illustrations, many illustrative photos of ancient sites (in b&w), footnotes, detailed appendixes of other...
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