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The Culture of the Byzantine Empire
Book Reviewby Vic Kovacs

The Culture of the Byzantine Empire

As with the other books in the series entitled Ancient Cultures and Civilizations, the book The Culture of the Byzantine Empire by Vic Kovacs has a straightforward goal: to present a succinct and engaging overview of the Byzantine Empire...
Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine
Book Reviewby Barry Strauss

Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine

In Ten Caesars: Roman Emperors from Augustus to Constantine, Barry Strauss tells the story of ten notable Roman leaders. Strauss is a Professor of History and Classics at Cornell University, holding an MA and PhD from Yale University. Moreover...
The Culture of Athens
Book Reviewby Vic Kovacs

The Culture of Athens

Previously, I reviewed Vic Kovacs' Ancient Cultures and Civilizations, The Culture of Sparta. In this volume, Kovacs shifts from Sparta to Athens: Ancient Cultures and Civilizations: The Culture of Athens. Divided into five chapters, the...
Searching for the Amazons: The Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World
Book Reviewby John Man

Searching for the Amazons: The Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World

In Searching for the Amazons: The Real Warrior Women of the Ancient World, John Man, a historian specializing in Asian history, explores the mythical and historical origins of the mysterious Amazonian women. In doing so, he details their...
The Jericho River
Book Reviewby David W. Tollen

The Jericho River

As Jason Gallo travels in the Fore down the Jericho River, he looks for his missing father in places like Sumer, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and France. Through the descriptions of the various places and times in history, along with dialogue throughout...
The Culture of Sparta
Book Reviewby Vic Kovacs

The Culture of Sparta

As part of a series titled Ancient Cultures and Civilizations, The Culture of Sparta by Vic Kovacs aims to present a simple, accessible overview of ancient Sparta. The volume is oriented towards a younger, K-12 audience. At only 31 pages...
The Horse in the Ancient World: From Bucephalus to the Hippodrome (Library of Classical Studies)
Book Reviewby Carolyn Willekes

The Horse in the Ancient World: From Bucephalus to the Hippodrome (Library of Classical Studies)

Most historical works covering human-animal interactions focus on the relative utility of the animal to society. Dogs are discussed in relation to war and protection of livestock herds, cats with regards to their use in the home, and horses...
The Pharaoh’s Treasure: The Origin of Paper and the Rise of Western Civilization
Book Reviewby John Gaudet

The Pharaoh’s Treasure: The Origin of Paper and the Rise of Western Civilization

Having completed his Ph.D. in Botany at the University of California at Berkeley, John Gaudet primarily worked as an ecologist throughout his career. His early work focused on studying papyrus in Africa, working as an Africa Region Environmental...
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Book Reviewby Thomas L. Dynneson

Rise of the Early Roman Republic: Reflections on Becoming Roman

Thomas L. Dynneson received his PhD in Education and Anthropology in 1972 from the University of Colorado. From his time as a Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, Dynneson primarily researched civism. As he describes it, civism “is...
Among Women: From the Homosocial to the Homoerotic in the Ancient World
Book Reviewby Arienne King

Among Women: From the Homosocial to the Homoerotic in the Ancient World

Sexuality and gender in Graeco-Roman antiquity has piqued the interest of historians in recent years. Unlike modern Western society, the lives of men and women were often separated into different social spheres in both public and private...
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