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The Punic Wars

By: Caven , Brian

Price: £15.00

Publisher: UK, Book Club Association: 1980

Edition: Book Club Edition

Sellers ID: 02324

Condition: Very Good

The author identifies the causes of the Punic Wars, recounts their turbulent events and describes their social and political background. he traces the successes and reversals in fortunes of these two mighty protagonists throughout the land and sea battles in which the rival armies and fleets clashed with one another in Sicily, Italy, Spain,Greece and Africa ; he also discusses the abilities of some of the great generals of history, including Hannibal and the Scipios. There is some bumping to the corners. View more info

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The Ancient Greeks: In Their Own Words.

By: Dillon, Matthew.

Price: £14.00

Publisher: UK, The History Press.: 2002

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 02276

ISBN: 0750927151

Condition: Very Good

This book offers vivid eyewitness accounts of the life in the classical world. The author has selected a series of telling extracts from Greek literature to provide an unforgettable picture of the customs and concerns, fears and ambitions, and the underlying values of the ancient Greeks. It is an intimate insight into a world separated from our own by hundreds of years. This book will have special value for those who want to learn about the human side of ancient Greece. View more info

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A History of Engineering in Classical and Medieval Times

By: Donald Hill

Price: £16.00

Publisher: UK, Routledge: 1998

Edition: 3rd Edition

Sellers ID: 04381

ISBN: 0415152917

Condition: Very Good

This is a knowledgeable account of the wonderful triumphs and the limitations of ancient and medieval engineering. the author systematically describes what is known about the evolution of irrigation works, dams, bridges, roads, building construction, water and wind power, automata, and clocks, placing them in their social, geographical, and intellectual contexts. A good, clean copy. View more info

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Democritus (Great Philosophers S.)

By: Paul Cartledge

Price: £10.00

Publisher: UK, Weidenfeld & Nicolson: 1998

Edition: 1st Edition

Sellers ID: 03690

ISBN: 0753801833

Condition: Near Fine

For Democritus' remarkable investigations took him far beyond the realm of physics and chemistry to explore the science of existence as a whole. Perception, selfhood and society: ethics, politics and the law: as Paul Cartledge's enthralling introduction makes clear, Democritus has much to teach us, in all these fields and more. There are some annotation lines in a few of the pages. A good, clean and tight copy. View more info