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The Rise of the Seleukid Empire (323-223 BC): Seleukos I to Seleukos III

The day Alexander the Great died, his empire began to fall apart. With no clear succession plan and only an infant son’s...

The Golden Goblet

+JMJ+ In searching for an image for the cover of the review, I saw that somebody had reviewed The Golden Goblet saying...

Introducing the Ancient Greeks: From Bronze Age Seafarers to Navigators of the Western Mind

Edith Hall has a very interesting approach to providing an overview of Ancient Greek history and culture. Rather than...

The Persians: Lost Civilizations

Iran tends to appear in Western media today only for negative press: conflicts in the Middle East always include speculation...

The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt

The Cat of Bubastes: A Tale of Ancient Egypt was written by history novelist G. A. Henty and originally published in...

A History of the Ancient Near East, ca. 3000-323 BC (Blackwell History of the Ancient World)

Marc Van De Mieroop’s A History of the Ancient Near East is a superb book for students and general readers alike...

The Ancient City

The Ancient City by Arjan Zuiderhoek is a thoughtful study of cities in the ancient world, specifically focusing on ancient...

Etruscan Civilization: A Cultural History

The Etruscans have long been a neglected civilization of the ancient Mediterranean and reading this book you will wonder...

Pax Romana: War, Peace and Conquest in the Roman World

The Pax Romana, or Roman Peace, was the idea that the lands governed by the Empire enjoyed long-term stability and prospered...

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...
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