Euro Shopper Feed Ancient History & Civilisation RSS Feed Civilisations: How Do We Look / The Eye of Faith: As seen...Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 How Do We Look / The Eye of Faith: As seen... by Profile Books Additional Images: Price: £15.00SPQR: A History of Ancient RomeThu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 Times Top 10 Bestseller Ancient Rome matters. Its history of empire, conquest, cruelty and excess is something against which we still judge ourselves. Its myths and stories - from Romulus and Remus to the Rape of Lucretia - still strike a chord with us. And its debates about citizenship, security and the rights of the individual still influence our own debates on civil liberty today. SPQR is a new look at Roman history from one of the world's foremost classicists. It explores not only how Rome grew from an insignificant village in central Italy to a power that controlled territory from Spain to Syria, but also how the Romans thought about themselves and their achievements, and why they are still important to us. Covering 1,000 years of history, and casting fresh light on the basics of Roman culture from slavery to running water, as well as exploring democracy, migration, religious controversy, social mobility and exploitation in the larger context of the empire, this is a definitive history of ancient Rome. SPQR is the Romans' own abbreviation for their state: Senatus Populusque Romanus, 'the Senate and People of Rome'. Additional Images: Price: £9.99Istanbul: A Tale of Three CitiesThu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 A Tale of Three Cities by WCivilisations: First Contact / The Cult of Progress: As...Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 First Contact / The Cult of Progress: As... by Profile Books Additional Images: Price: £15.00Assyrian and Babylonian Chronicles (Texts from Cuneiform...Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 and Babylonian Chronicles (Texts from Cuneiform... by Eisenbrauns Additional Images: Price: £64.15Corrupting Luxury in Ancient Greek LiteratureThu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 widely accepted truism says that luxury corrupts, and in both popular and scholarly treatments, the ancient city of Sybaris remains the model for destructive opulence. This volume demonstrates the scarcity of evidence for Sybarite luxury, and examines the vocabulary of luxury used by the Hellenic world. Focus on the word truphe reveals it means an attitude of entitlement: not necessarily a bad trait, unless in extreme form. This pattern holds for all Classical evidence, even the historian Herodotus, where the idea of pernicious luxury is commonly thought to be thematic. Advancing a new method to evaluate this fragmentary evidence, the authors argue that almost all relevant ancient testimony is liable to have been distorted during transmission. They present two conclusions: first, that there exists no principle of pernicious luxury as a force of historical causation in Hellenic or Hellenistic literature. Rather, that idea is derived from early Latin prose historiography and introduced from that genre into the Greek writers of the Roman period, who in turn project the process back in time to explain events such as the fall of Sybaris. The second conclusion is methodological. The authors lay down a strategy to determine the content and extent of fragments of earlier authors found in cover texts such as Athenaeus, by examining the diction along synchronic and diachronic lines. Serious scholars of intellectual history, the history of morality, and historiographical methodology will find this work of interest. Additional Images: Price: £55.50Pompeii: The Life of a Roman TownThu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000'The world's most controversial classicist debunks our movie-style myths about the Roman town with meticulous scholarship and propulsive energy - scrutinising and animated in equal measure' Laura Silverman, Daily Mail Additional Images: Price: £9.99Palestine: A Four Thousand Year HistoryThu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 A Four Thousand Year History by Zed Books Additional Images: Price: £70.00Magicians of the Gods: The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth's Lost...Thu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000 of the Gods: The Forgotten Wisdom of Earth's Lost... by Coronet Additional Images: Price: £10.99ByzantiumThu, 01 Jan 70 00:00:00 +0000, from New York Times bestselling author Robert Wernick, is the unforgettable story of the Byzantine Empire, which dominated the world for more than 1,000 years. Here, too, are the stories of the extraordinary emperors and generals who brought the empire into being and ultimately presided over its demise. We witness the glittering city of Constantinople from its rise to greatness through its deadly conclusion. Though Byzantium has faded away, its everlasting contributions to our world today are revealed in this fascinating history. Additional Images: Price: £1.99