SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome

SPQR: A History of Ancient RomeIn SPQR, an instant classic, Mary Beard narrates the history of Rome with passion and without technical jargon and demonstrates how a slightly shabby Iron Age village rose to become the undisputed hegemon of the Mediterranean Wall Street Journal Hailed by critics as animating the grand

Vindolanda (Vindolanda #1)

Vindolanda (Vindolanda #1)AD 98 The bustling army base at Vindolanda lies on the northern frontier of Britannia and the entire Roman world In twenty years time, the Emperor Hadrian will build his famous wall, but for now defences are weak, as tribes rebel against Roman rule, and local druids preach the fiery destruction

Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of Caesar

Dynasty: The Rise and Fall of the House of CaesarAuthor and historian Tom Holland returns to his roots in Roman history and the audience he cultivated with Rubicon his masterful, witty, brilliantly researched popular history of the fall of the Roman republic with Dynasty, a luridly fascinating history of the reign of the first five Roman emperors.

The Children of Jocasta

The Children of JocastaIn The Children of Jocasta, Natalie Haynes takes a fresh perspective on an ancient story, reimagining in gripping prose how the Oedipus and Antigone stories would look if the oft overlooked female characters took centre stage Retelling the myth to reveal a new side of an ancient story My

Dictator (Cicero, #3)

Dictator (Cicero, #3)ImperiumConspirataand now, the long awaited final volume of the author s best selling Cicero trilogy.WithDictator,Robert Harris brings the saga of Cicero s life to a time when some of the most epic events in human history occurred the collapse of the Roman republic, the subsequent civil war,

Skin (Skin #1)

Skin (Skin #1)Southwest Britain, AD 43 For the people of Caer Cad, skin is their totem, their greeting, their ancestors, their land Ailia does not have skin Abandoned at birth, she serves the Tribequeen of her township Ailia is not permitted to marry, excluded from tribal ceremonies and, most devastatingly,

Hunting the Eagles (Eagles of Rome, #2)

Hunting the Eagles (Eagles of Rome, #2)AN ARMY DEFEATED AD 14 Five long years have passed since the annihilation of three legions in the wilds of Germania Although the bones of 15,000 soldiers now moulder in the Teutoburg Forest, not all the Romans were slain in the bloody ambush A CENTURION OUT FOR VENGEANCE Demoted, battle scarred

The Madness of Cambyses

The Madness of CambysesDo you see your son, standing over there, in the antechamber Well, I am going to shoot him The story of the great and mad Cambyses, King of Persia, told by part historian, part mythmaker Herodotus of Halicarnassus Introducing Little Black Classics 80 books for Penguin s 80th birthday Little

Women Warriors: An Unexpected History

Women Warriors: An Unexpected HistoryWho says women don t go to war From Vikings and African queens to cross dressing military doctors and WWII Russian fighter pilots, these are the stories of women for whom battle was not a metaphor The woman warrior is always cast as an anomaly Joan of Arc, not G.I Jane But women, it turns out,