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  • The Storm Before the Storm

    The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic

    by Mike Duncan ...
    The creator of the award-winning podcast series The History of Rome and Revolutions brings to life the bloody battles, political machinations, and human drama that set the stage for the fall of the Roman Republic.The Roman Republic was one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of civilization. Beginning as a small city-state in central Italy, Rome gradually expanded into a wider world ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Old Straight Track

    A beautiful new edition of a classic work of landscape history, in which Alfred Watkins introduced the idea of ancient 'ley lines' criss-crossing the English countryside.First published in 1925, THE OLD STRAIGHT TRACK described the author's theory of 'ley lines', pre-Roman pathways consisting of aligned stone circles and prehistoric mounds, used by our Neolithic ancestors.Watkins's ideas have ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • How the World Made the West

    A 4,000-Year History

    A Guardian, Financial Times, New Statesman, The Rest is Politics and Waterstones Highlight for 2024**'**Quinn has done a lot more than reinvent the wheel. What we have here is a truly encyclopaedic and monumental account of the ancient world' THE TIMES'A work of great confidence, empathy, learning and imagination' RORY STEWART'Bold, beautifully written and filled with insight... ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Titans of War

    The thrilling bestselling new Ancient-Egyptian epic from the Master of Adventure

    BOOK 2 IN A THRILLING NEW ANCIENT EGYPTIAN SERIES, FROM INTERNATIONAL SENSATION WILBUR SMITH'Best historical novelist' - Stephen King'A master storyteller' - Sunday Times'Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared' - The Times'No one does adventure quite like Smith' - Daily MirrorA RUTHLESS ENEMY. A CIVILIZATION IN RUINS. A QUEST FOR SALVATION.... ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD $9.99 AUD

  • The Book Of Roads And Kingdoms

    Winner Indie Book Awards 2023 Non Fiction Book of the Year. The thrilling story of an empire's rise & fall from the best-selling author of GOLDEN MAZE & GHOST EMPIRE.

    A lost imperial city, full of wonder and marvels. An empire that was the largest the world had ever seen, established with astonishing speed. A people obsessed with travel, knowledge and adventure.Winner of the Indie Book Awards 2023 Non Fiction Book of the YearShortlisted for the BookPeople Non Fiction Book of the Year 2023When Richard Fidler came across the account of Ibn Fadlan - a tenth ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Darkening Age

    The Christian Destruction of the Classical World

    The Darkening Age is the largely unknown story of how a militant religion comprehensively and deliberately extinguished the teachings of the Classical world, ushering in centuries of unquestioning adherence to 'one true faith'.Despite the long-held notion that the early Christians were meek and mild, going to their martyr's deaths singing hymns of love and praise, the truth, as Catherine Nixey ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Blood of Rome (Eagles of the Empire 17)

    by Simon Scarrow ...
    Series Book 103 - Eagles of the Empire
    Don't miss the next epic novel in the Eagles of the Empire series - TRAITORS OF ROME is out on 14th November 2019, and available for pre-order now!THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERThe gripping and action-packed new adventure in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Eagles of the Empire series, not to be missed by readers of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell.It is AD 55. As t****r... ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • SPQR

    A History of Ancient Rome

    Mary Beard's new book Emperor of Rome is available nowAncient 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 ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • Seven Against Thebes

    The Quest of the Original Magnificent Seven

    An exploration of myth, legend, and origin stories passed from generation to generation.In the thirteenth century BC, a quarter of a century before the Trojan War, seven Greek warrior heroes went against the Greek city of Thebes to restore one of their number to the throne of his father, the famous King Oedipus. Several children of those seven heroes would later take part in the siege of Troy.This ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Wreck of Western Culture

    humanism revisited

    by John Carroll ...
    Humanism built Western civilisation as we know it today. Its achievements include the liberation of the individual, democracy, universal rights, and widespread prosperity and comfort. Its ambassadors are the heroes of modern culture: Erasmus, Holbein, Shakespeare, Velázquez, Descartes, Kant, and Freud.Those who sought to contain humanism’s pride within a frame of higher truth — Luther, Calvin, ... Read more

    $21.99 AUD

  • Ghost Empire

    'A brilliant reconstruction of the saga of power, glory, invasion and decay that is the one-thousand year story of Constantinople. A truly marvellous book.' - Simon WinchesterIn 2014, Richard Fidler and his son Joe made a journey to Istanbul. Fired by Richard's passion for the rich history of the dazzling Byzantine Empire - centred around the legendary Constantinople - we are swept into some of ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • A History of the Roman Empire from Its Foundation to the Death of Marcus Aurelius (27 B.C.180 A.D.)

    by J.B. Bury ...
    A History of the Roman Empire from Its Foundation to the Death of Marcus Aurelius is a massive tome chronicling the Empire from the time of Julius Caesar until the end of Marcus Aurelius reign. 29 chapters and 470 full length pages take you through the golden age of the Roman Empire under the rule of the emperors. A table of contents is included for easy navigation. ... Read more

    $4.39 AUD

  • Mythos

    The Greek Myths Retold

    by Stephen Fry ...
    Series Book 1 - Stephen Fry’s Greek Myths
    STEP INTO ANOTHER WORLD - OF MAGIC, MAYHEM, MONSTERS AND MANIACAL GODS - IN STEPHEN FRY'S MOMENTOUS SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, MYTHOS'A romp through the lives of ancient Greek gods. Fry is at his story-telling best . . . the gods will be pleased' TimesDiscover Stephen Fry's magnificent retelling of the greatest myths and legends ever told . . .___________No one loves and quarrels, desi... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Emperor of Rome

    The final, thrilling instalment in the epic Vespasian series

    by Robert Fabbri ...
    Series Book 9 - Vespasian
    The final, thrilling instalment in the epic Vespasian series from the bestselling author, Robert Fabbri.Rome, AD 68. Vespasian is tasked with the impossible. Should he quell the revolt in Judaea, as Nero the emperor has instructed, or resort to the unthinkable and sabotage his own campaign? If his conquest succeeds, he risks facing the mad emperor's jealousy. If he fails, his punishment will be ... Read more

    $8.99 AUD

  • Child of the Sun

    by Kyle Onstott ...
    This brilliant and brutally intimate novel captures accurately the depravity and intrigue of Ancient Rome. CHILD OF THE SUN tells the story of the youth Varius Avitus Hassianus, destined to become Emperor of the Roman empire. Varius spurned women. His erotic longings searched out a very different kind of love. Whatever or whomever he fancied was quickly offered to him. And no man, be he soldier or ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Mark Antony

    A Life

    History has not been kind to Mark Antony, but then he was probably his own worst enemy, fatally flawed, too fond of wine and women, extravagant, impetuous, reckless, always in debt, and attached to all the wrong people. There is some truth in this list of Antony's failings, but the propaganda machine of his enemy, Octavian, ensured that these facets of Antony's character were the only ones to ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The New Kingdom

    The Sunday Times bestselling chapter in the Ancient-Egyptian series from the author of River God, Wilbur Smith

    BOOK 1 IN A THRILLING NEW ANCIENT EGYPTIAN SERIES, FROM INTERNATIONAL SENSATION WILBUR SMITH'Best historical novelist' - Stephen King'A master storyteller' - Sunday Times'Wilbur Smith is one of those benchmarks against whom others are compared' - The Times'No one does adventure quite like Smith' - Daily MirrorIN THE HEART O... ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • Testament

    The new Ancient-Egyptian epic from the bestselling Master of Adventure, Wilbur Smith

    An epic new novel of Ancient Egypt, from the Master of Historical Adventure, Wilbur Smith.FROM THE RUINS OF BATTLEA HERO MUST RISEFOR THE GLORY OF EGYPTYears of Hyksos rule have seen the plunder of once-mighty Egypt. Though the two kingdoms have now been reunited by the armies of the true Pharaoh, his position is perilous, his rule under threat from those who seek to take advantage of the turm... ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • A History of the Roman Empire in 21 Women

    by Emma Southon ...
    Rome as you’ve never seen it before – brazenly unconventional, badly behaved and ever so feminine.‘Hugely entertaining and illuminating’ —Elodie Harper, author of The Wolf DenA WATERSTONES BEST HISTORY BOOK OF 2023Here’s how the history of the Roman Empire usually goes…We kick off with Romulus murdering his brother, go on to Brutus overthrowing Tarquin, bounce through an appallingly tedious... ... Read more

    $20.79 AUD

  • The Eagle and the Wolves (Eagles of the Empire 4)

    by Simon Scarrow ...
    Series Book 16 - Eagles of the Empire
    IF YOU DON'T KNOW SIMON SCARROW, YOU DON'T KNOW ROME!THE EAGLE AND THE WOLVES is the gripping fourth novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Eagles of the Empire series. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell and Conn Iggulden. 'A new book in Simon Scarrow's long-running series about the Roman army is always a joy' The TimesBritannia, AD 44. Occupation is never easy. The enemy is butchering the... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Daughters of Isis

    Women of Ancient Egypt

    In ancient Egypt women enjoyed a legal, social and sexual independence unrivalled by their Greek or Roman sisters, or in fact by most women until the late nineteenth century. They could own and trade in property, work outside the home, marry foreigners and live alone without the protection of a male guardian. Some of them even rose to rule Egypt as ‘female kings’. Joyce Tyldesley’s vivid history ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Pax

    War and Peace in Rome's Golden Age - THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER

    by Tom Holland ...
    THE INSTANT SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER'Holland, who co-hosts the podcast The Rest Is History, is at his best when having fun with Rome's bloody history' The Times'A book for lovers of traditional, grand sweep narrative history' Sunday TimesThe definitive history of Rome's golden age - antiquity's ultimate superpower at the pinnacle of its greatnessThe Pax Romana has l... ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • The Eagle's Prophecy (Eagles of the Empire 6)

    by Simon Scarrow ...
    IF YOU DON'T KNOW SIMON SCARROW, YOU DON'T KNOW ROME!THE EAGLE'S PROPHECY is the powerful sixth novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Eagles of the Empire seires. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell. Praise for Simon Scarrow's gripping novels: 'Ferocious and compelling' Daily ExpressThe Adriatic Sea, AD 45. Cato and Macro, centurions of the Roman army, are horrified to learn that they face ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • The Year of the Cobra (Akhenaten Trilogy, Book 3)

    A thrilling tale of the secrets of the Egyptian pharaohs

    by Paul Doherty ...
    Egypt's enemies are massing in the North. But could the nation's deadliest threat lie within?The Year of the Cobra is the third and final book in Paul Doherty's Egyptian trilogy. Perfect for fans of Lauren Haney and Wilbur Smith.Egypt is in danger. The barbarous Hittites are rumoured to be massing their armies. Pharaoh Tutankhamen is seriously ill and the country appears powerless against its ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD