Ancient History, General
The Find of a Lifetime
Sir Arthur Evans and the Discovery of Knossos
Paperback ISBN: 1842122215
The obsessions of a dapper Victorian gentleman led to one of the most breathtaking discoveries in archeology: the Palace of Minos at Knossos. As the brilliant curator of the famed Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, Sir Evans was already well known when, at 50, he embarked on his most celebrated role. Less than a month after the first spadeful of earth was turned on the site, he located a labyrinthine palace that clearly had been the seat of a fabulously wealthy and powerful culture. Here is the truth and the legend behind the momentous find.
The Wisdom of Hypatia
Ancient Spiritual Practices for a More Meaningful Life
Paperback ISBN: 073873599x
Hypatia was the most famous female spiritual teacher of ancient Alexandria. The mix of classical philosophies she taught to Pagans, Jews, and Christians in the fourth century forms the very foundation of Western magic and mysticism as we know it today. The Wisdom of Hypatia offers a progressive, nine-month program based on the teachings of this inspiring Pagan Neoplatonic philosopher. Discover how to bring purpose, tranquility, and spiritual depth to your life through exercises and techniques divided into three stages of wisdom: Epicureanism, Stoicism, and Neoplatonism. This virtual course in philosophy, well-being, and divine union is an essential and practical introduction to the ancient wisdom of the West.
The Sea, the Sea
Paperback ISBN: 0141026316
Trying to help a prince overthrow the king of Persia, the Greek army has been betrayed. Now the surviving soldiers are trapped in a hostile country as unforgiving enemies attack from all sides. Enter Xenophon, a tough and brilliant leader. He must guide the retreating Greeks across the treacherous mountains and rivers that stand in their way.
The Lost Ark of the Covenant
Solving the 2,500 Year Old Mystery of the Fabled Biblical Ark
Paperback ISBN: 0061371041
A respected professor of religious studies in London and author of the documentary In Search of the Sons of Abraham traces his adventurous search for the original Ten Commandments tablets, a life-threatening quest during which he received assistance from a host of secular and political supporters. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
Faith. Fact. Forgery.: Six Holy Objects That Tell the Remarkable Story of the Gospels
Hardcover ISBN: 1250069106
Looks at six major artifacts from the life and world of Jesus, delving into the story of the life of Jesus through these objects and examining the latest forensic evidence that attempts to sort out fact from forgery.
Walking the Bible
A Journey by Land Through the Five Books of Moses
Hardcover ISBN: 0380977753
From the mountain where Noah's ark landed to the site of the legendary burning bush, a ten-thousand-mile journey across the Middle East goes in search of the roots of the Bible to discover whether it was an abstraction or a living, breathing entity. 75,000 first printing.
History of Private Life
From Pagan Rome to Byzantium
Hardcover ISBN: 0674399757
First of the widely celebrated and sumptuously illustrated series, this book reveals in intimate detail what life was really like in the ancient world. Behind the vast panorama of the pagan Roman empire, the reader discovers the intimate daily lives of citizens and slaves--from concepts of manhood and sexuality to marriage and the family, the roles of women, chastity and contraception, techniques of childbirth, homosexuality, religion, the meaning of virtue, and the separation of private and public spaces. The emergence of Christianity in the West and the triumph of Christian morality with its emphasis on abstinence, celibacy, and austerity is startlingly contrasted with the profane and undisciplined private life of the Byzantine Empire. Using illuminating motifs, the authors weave a rich, colorful fabric ornamented with the results of new research and the broad interpretations that only masters of the subject can provide.