Pagans: The End of Traditional Religion and the Rise of Christianity

A provocative and contrarian religious history that charts the rise of Christianity from the point of view of traditional religion from the religious scholar and critically acclaimed author of Augustine n nPagans explores the rise of Christianity from a surprising and unique viewpoint that of the

24 Hours in Ancient Rome: A Day in the Life of the People Who Lived There

Walk a day in a Roman s sandals n nWhat was it like to live in one of the ancient world s most powerful and bustling cities one that was eight times densely populated than modern day New York n nIn this entertaining and enlightening guide, bestselling historian Philip Matyszak introduces us to

The Theater of War: What Ancient Greek Tragedies Can Teach Us Today

This is the personal and deeply passionate story of a life devoted to reclaiming the timeless power of an ancient artistic tradition to comfort the afflicted For years, theater director Bryan Doerries has led an innovative public health project that produces ancient tragedies for current and return

The Iliad

In a companion volume to his award winning adaptation of The Odyssey, the incomparable graphic novelist Gareth Hinds masterfully adapts Homer s classic wartime epic n nMore than three thousand years ago, two armies faced each other in an epic battle that rewrote history and came to be known as the T

Searching for Sappho: The Lost Songs and World of the First Woman Poet

For than twenty five centuries, all that the world knew of the poems of Sappho the first woman writer in literary history were a few brief quotations preserved by ancient male authors Yet those meager remains showed such power and genius that they captured the imagination of readers through th

The Rise of Athens: The Story of the World's Greatest Civilization

A magisterial account of how a tiny city state in ancient Greece became history s most influential civilization, from the bestselling author of acclaimed biographies of Cicero, Augustus, and Hadrian n nFilled with tales of adventure and astounding reversals of fortune, The Rise of Athens celebrates th