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The Hellenistic Age: A Very Short Introduction


Peter Thonemann

22 February 2018

Very Short Introductions

The three centuries following the conquests of Alexander were perhaps the most thrilling of all periods of ancient history. Culture, ideas, and individuals travelled freely over vast areas from the Rhone to the Indus, whilst dynasts battled for dominion over Alexander's great empire. Thonemann presents a brief history of this globalized world.

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Alexander the Great: A Very Short Introduction


Hugh Bowden

24 July 2014

Very Short Introductions

In 336 BC Alexander the Great became king of Macedon. During his twelve-year reign he conquered the Achaemenid Persian Empire, the largest to have yet existed, and in the process had a profound effect on the world he moved through. In this examination of his life and career, Hugh Bowden explores his cultural and historical legacy.

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Egypt, Greece, and Rome: Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean

Third Edition


Charles Freeman

27 March 2014

Regarded as one of the best general histories of the ancient world, Egypt, Greece and Rome Civilizations of the Ancient Mediterranean second edition is written for the general reader and the student coming to the subject for the first time and provides a reliable and highly accessible point of entry to the period. The 3rd edition has been extensively revised with several chapters rewritten and a wealth of new material added.

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Agricola and Germany


Tacitus, Anthony Birley

26 March 2009

Oxford World's Classics

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The Histories


Herodotus, Robin Waterfield, Carolyn Dewald

17 April 2008

Oxford World's Classics

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Classics: A Very Short Introduction


Mary Beard, John Henderson

24 February 2000

Very Short Introductions

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