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  • The New Kingdom

    Global bestselling author of River God, Wilbur Smith, returns with a brand-new Ancient Egyptian epic

    A brand-new Ancient Egyptian novel from the master of adventure fiction and global number 1 bestselling author, Wilbur Smith.In the heart of EgyptUnder the watchful eye of the godsA new power is risingIn the city of Lahun, Hui lives an enchanted life. The favoured son of a doting father, and ruler-in-waiting of the great city, his fate is set. But behind the beautiful façades a sinister evil i... ... Read more

    $16.05 AUD

  • SPQR

    A History of Ancient Rome

    The Sunday Times Top 10 BestsellerShortlisted for a British Book Industry Book of the Year Award 2016Ancient 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 ... Read more

    $12.97 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

    $16.99 AUD

  • Troy

    Our Greatest Story Retold

    by Stephen Fry ...
    series Stephen Fry’s Greek Myths #3
    AN EPIC BATTLE THAT LASTED TEN YEARS. A LEGENDARY STORY THAT HAS SURVIVED THOUSANDS.'An inimitable retelling of the siege of Troy . . . Fry's narrative, artfully humorous and rich in detail, breathes life and contemporary relevance into these ancient tales' OBSERVER'Stephen Fry has done it again. Well written and super storytelling' 5***** READER REVIEW________'Troy. The most marvellous k... ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • The Scorpion's Strike: Empire X

    series Empire series #10
    With his compelling Centurions trilogy complete, Anthony Riches returns to his bestselling Empire sequence of novels with his storytelling skills polished to perfection.**Set in the second century AD, The Scorpion's Strike continues the story of Marcus Aquila's fight for justice for a family ripped asunder by imperial assassins.Still seeking revenge, Marcus finds himself thrown back into the heart ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Pandora's Jar

    Women in the Greek Myths

    Natalie Haynes is the nation's muse' Adam RutherfordThe Greek myths are among the world's most important cultural building blocks and they have been retold many times, but rarely do they focus on the remarkable women at the heart of these ancient stories.Stories of gods and monsters are the mainstay of epic poetry and Greek tragedy, from Homer to Aeschylus, Sophocles and Euripides, from the Trojan ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD $9.99 AUD

  • Complete Works of Herodotus (Delphi Classics)

    series Delphi Ancient Classics #5
    The Father of History deserves a place in all digital libraries. Delphiís Ancient Classics series provides eReaders with the wisdom of the Classical world, with both English translations and the original Latin and Greek texts. This comprehensive eBook presents the complete works of Herodotus, in both Greek and English, with beautiful illustrations, informative introductions and the usual Delphi ... Read more

    $2.98 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

    $16.99 AUD

  • Heroes

    The myths of the Ancient Greek heroes retold

    by Stephen Fry ...
    series Stephen Fry’s Greek Myths #2
    IMAGINE SANDALS ON YOUR FEET, A SWORD IN YOUR HAND, HOT SUN BEATING DOWN ON YOUR BRONZE HELMET. ENTER THE WORLD OF STEPHEN FRY'S SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, HEROESOrder*TROY* now, Stephen Fry's bewitching retelling of the most legendary story ever toldIn this companion to his bestselling Mythos, Stephen Fry gloriously retells the epic myths of the Greek heroes - which will be loved by young an... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • The Throne of Caesar

    by Steven Saylor ...
    series Roma Sub Rosa #16
    In The Throne of Caesar, award-winning mystery author Steven Saylor turns to the most famous murder in history . . .It's Rome, 44 BC, and the Ides of March are approaching.Julius Caesar has been appointed Dictator for life by the Roman Senate. Having pardoned his remaining enemies and rewarded his friends, Caesar is now preparing to leave Rome with his army to fight the Parthian Empire.Gordianus ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Crocodile on the Sandbank

    Miss Marple crossed with Indiana Jones!

    series Amelia Peabody #1
    Amelia Peabody is Elizabeth Peters' most brilliant and best-loved creation, a thoroughly Victorian feminist who takes the stuffy world of archaeology by storm with her shocking men's pants and no-nonsense attitude!In this first adventure, our headstrong heroine decides to use her substantial inheritance to see the world. On her travels, she rescues a gentlewoman in distress - Evelyn Barton-Forbes ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Selected Letters

    by D. Bailey, Cicero ...
    The greatest orator in Roman history, Marcus Tullius Cicero remained one of the republic's chief supporters throughout his life, guided by profound political beliefs that illuminated his correspondence with both close friends and powerful aristocrats. A chronicle of a crumbling civilization during the era when the republic disintegrated and was replaced by despotism, his Letters portray a world ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Gods of Rome

    series Rise of Emperors #3
    For one to rule, the other must die.AD 312: A year of horrific and brutal warfare.Although outnumbered, Constantine's legions seem unstoppable as they surge through Maxentius' Italian heartlands. Constantine is determined to reach and seize the ancient capital of Rome from his rival, yet his army is exhausted, plagued by religious rivalries and on the verge of revolt. Maxentius meanwhile contends ... Read more

    $8.90 AUD

  • Warrior of Woden

    series The Bernicia Chronicles #5
    AD 642. Anglo-Saxon Britain. A gripping, action-packed historical thriller and the fifth instalment in the Bernicia Chronicles. Perfect for fans of Bernard Cornwell.Oswald has reigned over Northumbria for eight years and Beobrand has led the king to ever greater victories. Rewarded for his fealty and prowess in battle, Beobrand is now a wealthy warlord, with a sizable warband. Tales of Beobrand's ... Read more

    $6.92 AUD

  • Murder on the Tor

    series The Exham-on-Sea Murder Mysteries #3
    A ruthless killer. An ancient curse. A secret past. When Libby Forest finds a body early one morning in mist surrounding Glastonbury Tor, she will need all her ingenuity to unscramble the threads of past myths and present secrets to discover the truth.Meanwhile, with the help of the enigmatic Max Ramshore, can Libby uncover the whole truth of her husband's death and find peace in her new life?* ... Read more

    $6.99 AUD

  • The Blood Crows

    by Simon Scarrow ...
    IF YOU DON'T KNOW SIMON SCARROW, YOU DON'T KNOW ROME!THE BLOOD CROWS is the unputdownable twelfth novel in Simon Scarrow's bestselling Eagles of the Empire series. A must read for fans of Bernard Cornwell. Praise for Simon Scarrow's gripping novels: 'Ferocious and compelling' Daily ExpressBritannia, AD 51. For nearly a decade, the Roman Empire has fought to assert its hold over Britannia. But ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • The Emperor's Exile (Eagles of the Empire 19)

    The thrilling Sunday Times bestseller

    by Simon Scarrow ...
    The Sunday Times bestseller - a thrilling new adventure in Simon Scarrow's acclaimed Eagles of the Empire series. Perfect for readers of Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell.READERS CAN'T GET ENOUGH OF SIMON SCARROW'S BOOKS!'I could not put it down' ***** - AMAZON REVIEW'Awesome read . . . ' ***** - AMAZON REVIEW'A storytelling master . . . I ... ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Alexandria

    The Quest for the Lost City

    'This is a jewel of a book' - SUNDAY TIMES'One of the great stories of archaeology, exploration and espionage**'** - William Dalrymple'Immensely enjoyable' - BBC HISTORY MAGAZINEFor centuries the city of Alexandria Beneath the Mountains was a meeting point of East and West. Then it vanished. In 1833 it was discovered in Afghanistan by the unlikeliest person imaginable: Charles Mass... ... Read more

    $20.45 AUD

  • Mythos

    The Greek Myths Retold

    by Stephen Fry ...
    series Stephen Fry’s Greek Myths #1
    STEP INTO ANOTHER WORLD - OF MAGIC, MAYHEM, MONSTERS AND MANIACAL GODS - IN STEPHEN FRY'S MOMENTOUS SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER, MYTHOSOrder*TROY* now, Stephen Fry's bewitching retelling of the most legendary story ever told'A romp through the lives of ancient Greek gods. Fry is at his story-telling best . . . the gods will be pleased' TimesDiscover Stephen Fry... ... Read more

    $15.99 AUD

  • Dominion

    The Making of the Western Mind

    by Tom Holland ...
    'If great books encourage you to look at the world in an entirely new way, then Dominion is a very great book indeed . . . Written with terrific learning, enthusiasm and good humour, Holland's book is not just supremely provocative, but often very funny' Sunday Times History Book of the YearChristianity is the most enduring and influential legacy of the ancient world, and its emergence the single ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Gladiator

    The Roman Fighter's (Unofficial) Manual

    Experience at first hand the spectacular, brutal life and savage death of the most iconic figure of ancient Rome.This manual will take the reader from the first faltering steps over the threshold of gladiator school, and through training to become a man of the sword. Find out how to get thousands to idolize you as the strongest, meanest fighter in the Roman empire. Learn why you should become a ... Read more

    $21.66 AUD

  • Roman Homosexuality

    Second Edition

    Ten years after its original publication, Roman Homosexuality remains the definitive statement of this interesting but often misunderstood aspect of Roman culture. Learned yet accessible, the book has reached both students and general readers with an interest in ancient sexuality. This second edition features a new foreword by Martha Nussbaum, a completely rewritten introduction that takes account ... Read more

    $54.00 AUD

  • Queens of Egypt

    Of all the great ancient civilizations, Egypt has provided the world the most alluring portraits of women. Here, from author Leonard Cottrell, are the fascinating stories of those women - from the legendary beauty, Nefertiti, and Nefertari, the favorite wife of the great Ramesses II; to Tiye, wife of the uxorious, luxury-loving Amenophis III, and the formidable Hatsepshut, the only queen of Egypt ... Read more

    $2.99 AUD

  • Bound By Your Touch

    Meredith Duran returns with another witty, humorous and smart romance. Fans of Julia Quinn, Jane Feather and Eloisa James will delight in Meredith's trademark headstrong heroine, cunning hero and tale of deep emotional intensity!Lydia Boyce is a spinster with sophisticated interests, for she knows that an unblemished reputation is the only protection in a judgmental world. But when a mysterious ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD