Archaeology

Greek & Roman History


The world of ancient Greece and Rome is the starting-point for everything we understand about philosophy, science, literature and art. Our books on antiquity range from handy, profusely illustrated primers to scholarly works of original research, and all are written by the most respected authorities in their field.

Alexander the Great

Alexander the Great

The Heroic Ideal

  • Paperback
'Alexander the Great' celebrates his legendary life and his legacy to civilisation with a host of illustrations woven into the fascinating story.

Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day
  • Hardback
… brings the ancient city back to life – The Mail on Sunday

Pocket Museum Ancient Rome
  • PLC (no jacket)
A comprehensive collection of exquisite artifacts, providing an overview of Roman civilization from the eighth century BCE to the fifth century CE

Ancient Athens on Five Drachmas a Day
  • Hardback
An invaluable encounter with the Athenians … glossy illustrations and maps … leaves you with a sense of what the Athenians might have been like – The Daily Telegraph

The Archaeology of Nostalgia

The Archaeology of Nostalgia

How the Greeks re-created their mythical past

  • Hardback
By combining literary and archaeological sources Sir John has given us a unique study which should appeal as much to anyone interested in mythic literature as to those fascinated by Greek civilization – Contemporary Review

Art and Archaeology of the Greek World

Art & Archaeology of the Greek World

A New History, c. 2500 - c. 150 BCE

  • Hardback
… unfailingly stimulating text … a wealth of stunning illustrations … the definitive one-volume history of Greek art from the Bronze Age to the Hellenistic World – Jeremy Tanner, Institute of Archaeology, University College London

Chronicle of the Roman Emperors

Chronicle of the Roman Emperors

The Reign-by-Reign Record of the Rulers of Imperial Rome

  • Paperback
Expertly unpicks the tangled imperial lineage … Scarre provides lively detail – The Independent

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Chronicle of the Roman Republic

Chronicle of the Roman Republic

The Rulers of Ancient Rome from Romulus to Augustus

  • Paperback
Highly readable and very authoritative – Reference Reviews

The Complete World of Greek Mythology
  • Hardback
A superb introduction – The Scotsman

Complete Roman Legions
  • Paperback
Beautifully designed and comprehensively illustrated, the book’s authoritative and informative text dramatically brings to life the ancient world’s most successful military machine – Professor Lawrence Keppie, author of The Making of the Roman Army: From Republic to Empire

Complete Pompeii
  • Paperback
Dazzling . . . an excellent companion – The New York Times

The Complete Greek Temples
  • Hardback
Superbly illustrated … the clearest, most succinct introduction on the market … no traveller to these antique lands should go without it – The Sunday Telegraph

The Complete Roman Emperor

The Complete Roman Emperor

Imperial Life at Court and on Campaign

  • Hardback
There can be few better guides in one volume than this – Contemporary Review

Complete Roman Army
  • Paperback
An outstanding general study of the Roman military system … the best one-volume treatment of the subject now in existence – The Historian