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A Short History of Rome

by Mary Platt Parmele

A Short History of Rome Mary traces the rise and fall of Rome, its conquests, cruelty and excess, its myths and stories - from Romulus and Remus to the Rape of Lucretia.

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 63 pages
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Rating: 4.50 / 5
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The House of Ptolemy

by Edwyn Bevan

Genre: History, Ancient, Home & Garden, Antiques & Collectibles
Size: 374 pages
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Small and Great Secrets of History: Great powers of forgotten worlds

by Jennifer S. Dawson

Genre: Children's eBooks, History, Ancient, Nonfiction
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Wednesday, July 20, 2005 By Troy Anthony Platt

by Troy Anthony Platt

Genre: History, Ancient
Size: 14 pages
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Greek Mythology: Captivating Stories of the Ancient Olympians and Titans (Heroes and Gods, Ancient Myths)

by Ross Tanner

Captivating Stories of the Ancient Olympians and Titans
Did you know that Zeus loved many women, both goddesses and mortals?

Did you know that he turned himself into golden rain for one damsel who was locked away in a tower, and turned himself into a swan for another beauty?

Did you know that he kidnapped one young princess which led to her brother founding the city of Thebes?

And did you know that, to protect his own power, Zeus swallowed his first wife, just as Cronus had swallowed his own children in a previous age?

Greek myth is full of fascinating tales of Titans and Olympian gods. Some of it makes us wonder if there might be some hint of truth behind those stories, no matter how outrageous they may sound. What parts of those stories were merely symbolic and what parts were literal?

This book contains a brief, but unconventional look at the Titans and Olympian gods of Greek mythology. Brief, because a thorough treatment of these legendary super beings could take thousands of pages. Unconventional, because digging for truth is far more interesting than reciting old stories which have little relevance to us today. Attempting to reveal some semblance of truth brings the stories to life. It gives them relevance to our modern world. Here, we will look at many of the more fascinating stories which kept the Greek mortals entertained for hundreds of years. After all, they didn’t have iPhones and computer tablets.

Within this book's pages, you'll find the answers to these questions and more. Just some of the questions and topics covered include

The Nature of MythPrimordial Beings and TitansCreation of the UniverseBirth of the TitansStories of a Primordial UniverseChildren of Cronus and RheaTrouble in HeavenTitans vs. GodsNew Pecking OrderPrometheus and the HumansZeus and His LadiesMore Fun from OlympusMetis and AthenaCecrops and Dragons

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Genre: History, Ancient, Historical Study, Nonfiction
Size: 67 pages
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Ancient Greece: Greek Gods, Spartans, Greek Mythology and The Trojan Horse

by Patrick Auerbach

About 2,500 years ago, Greece was one of the most important places in the ancient world. The Greeks were great thinkers, warriors, writers, actors, athletes, artists, architects and politicians. The Greeks called themselves 'Hellenes' and their land was 'Hellas'. The name ‘Greeks’ was given to the people of Greece later by the Romans. They lived in mainland Greece and the Greek islands, but also in colonies scattered around the Mediterranean Sea. There were Greeks in Italy, Sicily, Turkey, North Africa, and as far west as France. They sailed the sea to trade and find new lands. The Greeks took their ideas with them and they started a way of life that's similar to the one we have today. There was never one country called ‘ancient Greece’. Instead, Greece was divided up into small 'city-states’, like Athens, Sparta, Corinth and Olympia.Greek GodsThe ancient Greeks believed there were a great number of gods and goddesses. These gods had control over many different aspects of life on earth. In many ways they were very human. They could be kind or mean, angry or pleasant, cruel or loving. They fell in love with each other, argued with each other and even stole from each other. The ancient Greeks built great temples and sanctuaries to their gods. They held festivals in their honour, with processions, sports, sacrifices and competitions. Stories of the gods' exploits were told to children by their mothers and to large audiences by professional bards and storytellers. People today still enjoy hearing stories about the Greek gods.SpartansProud Xerxes, Emperor of Persia and King of Kings, invades Greece with a million soldiers. He commands thousands of ships and is supported by dozens of allies, among them the charming Queen Artemisia. At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army.Day after bloody day they withstood the terrible onslaught, buying time for the Greeks to rally their forces. Born into a cult of spiritual courage, physical endurance, and unmatched battle skill, the Spartans would be remembered for the greatest military stand in history. One that would not end until the rocks were awash with blood, leaving only one gravely injured Spartan squire to tell the tale.Greek MythologyGreek Mythology is the body of myths and teachings that belong to the ancient Greeks, concerning their gods and heroes, the nature of the world, and the origins and significance of their own cult and ritual practices. It was a part of the religion in ancient Greece. The Greeks were polytheistic in their religious beliefs. Polytheistic means they believed in and worshiped many different gods. Modern scholars refer to and study the myths in an attempt to shed light on the religious and political institutions of Ancient Greece and its civilization, and to gain understanding of the nature of myth-making itself.Trojan HorseThe story of the Trojan War, fought between Greeks and the defenders of the city of Troy in Anatolia sometime in the late Bronze Age, has grabbed the imagination for millennia. A conflict between Mycenaeans and Hittites may well have occurred, but its representation in epic literature such as Homer’s Iliad is almost certainly more myth than reality. Nevertheless, it has defined and shaped the way ancient Greek culture has been viewed right up to the 21st century CE. The story of gods and heroic warriors is perhaps one of the richest single surviving sources from antiquity and offers insights into the warfare, religion, customs, and attitudes of the ancient Greeks.Scroll to the top of the page and click Add To Cart to read more about this extraordinary forgotten chapter of history

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction
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Delphi: Digest (Rosicrucian Order AMORC Kindle Edition)

by Rosicrucian Order AMORC

This issue of the Rosicrucian Digest presents a compendium of materials that provide a solid introduction to the most important aspects of Delphi.

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 103 pages
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The Ancient Wisdom of The Celts

by Sophie Cornish

Wrapped in an aura of romanticism and fantasy, the Celts continue to exercise a powerful fascination. This enchanting
 book looks closely at the ethnic and indigenous backgrounds of
the Celtic race and the oral tradition upon which its mystique was built. Sarah Owen carefully examines the beliefs of the Celts in relation to religion, mysticism and magic, and draws us into a world of music, poetry and dance.
This is an invaluable resource tool for anyone interested in the practical application of a fascinating magical tradition. Subjects covered include:

- Celtic religions and magical beliefs the mysteries of the poet Taliesin
- Celtic tree magic
- Gods and goddesses of the Celtic pantheon
- Working with the Celtic calendar


CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
PART ONE - HISTORICAL, ORAL AND MYTHOLOGICAL SOURCES
Chapter 1 - Origins, Dress And Appearance
Chapter 2 - Historical Observations And Comments
Chapter 3 - Irish Mythological Sources
Chapter 4 - The Welsh Tradition
Chapter 5 - The Celtic Influence In Scotland
Chapter 6 - The Continental Link
Chapter 7 - The Eddic Literature
Chapter 8 - Hill Figures - The Celtic Connection
Chapter 9 - The Celts And The Megaliths
Chapter 10 - Celtic Christianity And The Culdees

PART TWO - RELIGIOUS, MAGICAL AND TRADITIONAL BELIEFS
Chapter 11 - General God Concepts
Chapter 12 - The Gods Of The Tuatha Dedanaans
Chapter 13 - The Houses Of Don And Llyr
Chapter 14 -The Arthurian Saga
Chapter 15 - The Magical Significance Of The Grail
Chapter 16 - Druidic And Bardic Beliefs
Chapter 17 - Calendars, Trees And Magical Alphabets
Chapter 18 - Taliesin The Bard
Chapter 19 - Fairies, Animals And Mythical Beasts
Chapter 20 - The Role Of Music And Dance In Celtic Magic
PART THREE - CELTIC MAGIC FOR TODAY'S WORLD
Chapter 21 - Gods And Archetypes
Chapter 22 - Working With The Middle Kingdoms
Chapter 23 - Tree Magic
Chapter 24 - Arthurian Magic
Chapter 25 - Earth Rites, Folk Music And The Green Ray
Chapter 26 - Initiation
Chapter 27 - Druidic Lore
Chapter 28 - Ritual Prayers And Invocations
Chapter 29 - Magical Quatrains
Chapter 30 - The Occult Power Of Music

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, Other Practices
Size: 261 pages
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Egyptian Occultism, Ancient Secrets of Paranormal Powers: From the Great Master Kalika-Khenmetaten, in the Era of Amenhotep III & Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten)

by M.G. Hawking

Explore the secret knowledge of a Occult Master of the Eighteenth Dynasty and the powers that underlie the unparalleled accomplishments of Ancient Egypt.No historical mystery has inspired the depth of fascination as the enigma of Ancient Egypt. Some seven-thousand years ago, as if suddenly sprung from the sands, a small stone-age culture abruptly rose to create perhaps the greatest civilization of known history. How was such an incredible feat achieved?This book explores answers to that mystery through the discovery and translation of an esoteric manuscript ‘The Golden Crown,’ a creation of the Egyptian Master Kalika-Khenmetaten, who authored her masterpiece under the patronage of the great Kings Amenhotep III and Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten) over three-thousand-three-hundred years ago. Kalika’s manuscript clearly reveals the profound power, knowledge, and techniques of a great master of that distant age.Our exploration begins with Ancient Egypt, not merely because it was the setting for Kalika’s life, but because that civilization formed the background and source of the modern world. We shall be surprised to learn how much of our indispensable inventions, our economic and political organization, our science and literature, our philosophy and our art, goes back to the dawn of civilization in Egypt.From Ancient Egypt came the technology of architecture, agriculture, metallurgy, and engineering; the invention of glass and linen, of paper and ink, of the calendar and the clock, of geometry and the alphabet; the excellence and sublimity of sculpture and the arts, refinement of dress and ornament, of furniture and dwellings, of society and life; the remarkable development of orderly and peaceful government, of education; the advancement of writing and literature, of science and medicine; the first clear formulation known to us of individual and public conscience, the first cry for social justice, the first widespread monogamy, the first monotheism; all elevated to a degree of superiority and power that has seldom, if ever, been equaled since.How was this vast sweep of unprecedented accomplishments achieved? Where did the Ancient Egyptians’ incomparable knowledge, power and sophistication come from?Immense volumes have been written to expound our knowledge, and conceal our ignorance, of this intriguing mystery. Every generation since Champollion has discovered new finds and pushed farther and farther the frontier of man's knowledge of Ancient Egypt. There are not many things finer in our species than this noble curiosity, this relentless passion to understand our origins.Yet orthodox explanations, feeble and implausible as they are (e.g., the Great Pyramid of Khufu was constructed using copper hand tools and sand ramps), still linger in the academic community, and more knowledgeable explanations remain to be widely accepted, recalling a remark made by Nobel Laureate physicist Max Planck: “A new truth does not triumph by convincing its opponents and making them see the light, but rather because its opponents eventually die, and a new generation grows up that is familiar with it.”Kalika’s manuscript everywhere reveals the occult knowledge of an exceptional intellect: “Consciousness,” she writes, “is the substance of the Universe, that by which and in which all reality has its being and subsistence; it is the infinite energy of All-That-Is. Its principles are the basic means of understanding and manipulating the operative relations which constitute the infinite complex of things, their entire essence and truth.”An incomparable book for anyone seeking greatly expanded knowledge and personal power. New Release, Kindle Edition page count 292 (estimated, actual page count varies depending on the reading device used). For more information, please see the ‘Look Inside’ feature on this page. Thank you.

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Religion & Spirituality, New Age, Occult, Self-Help & Counselling, Self-Help
Size: 147 pages
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Stonehenge: The Mysterious Megaliths

by Cheryl Leonard

One of the world’s most famous megalithic monuments, Stonehenge, an ancient sacred site, is located on the Salisbury Plain in Wiltshire, Southern England. It is an impressive prehistoric circle constructed approximately 5,000 years ago, due to its amazing scale, magnificent stones, the quality of its construction, and the significance and purpose it holds for mankind. This book includes an introduction into its description and historical background, the builders and construction phases, methods of transporting the stones, discoveries and theories.

Genre: History, Ancient, Europe, UK, Nonfiction
Size: 30 pages
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Rating: 2.90 / 5
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A Great Master Speaks, Immense Powers of the Ancients Revealed: The True Secrets of Dynastic Egypt

by M.G. Hawking

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Welcome. This book takes you on an amazing journey through both space and time, ranging from the remote ice peaks of the Himalayan Mountains to the highlands of Tibet, and far back through the ages to the mystic landscapes of ancient Egypt. Echoing down those vast corridors of time is the voice of the great Egyptian Master Kalika-Khenmetaten, who lived and authored esoteric manuscripts the time of the Kings of Upper and Lower Egypt, Amenhotep III and his successor Amenhotep IV (Akhenaten), over three-thousand-three-hundred years old ago.Riveting, inspirational and deeply enlightening, the story of Kalika is one of the most epic in history — and her writings reveal the greatest powers in the Universe and precisely how they can be attained.We thank our wonderful readers for their requests for an enlarged edition of our first book exploring Kalika and her work, Kalika-Khenmetaten, The Supreme Egyptian Adept. We hope this will answer those requests for a volume that includes the full story of the original discovery of Kalika's manuscript, and an expanded, in-depth examination of her life and writings as found in her manuscript, The Golden Crown.The material in this book, owing to its nature can, if allowed, come to possess a depth that will take on a life of its own. The knowledge and concepts expressed, when fully absorbed, can yield enormous rewards. If studied with care and practiced with intent, you will be enabled to recognize and utilize the hidden, untapped power within you, bringing abundance and joy to every aspect of your life.First U.S. Edition, 60,230 words. Includes background material from The Living Part of A Myth, Five Years in the Valley of Masters book series.
Books in The Living Part of a Myth Series
A Discovery of an Unparalleled Kind (Book One)
A Series of Extraordinary Events (Book Two)
Antiquity, Three Crowns, and a Princess Revealed (Book Three)
Through a Looking Glass Several Hundred-Thousand Years Old (Book Four)
Mystic Wisdom of the Masters, The Esoteric Knowledge of Great Adepts
The Illumination - A Story of the Magic of Life and The Light
Interview with an Oracle, Astonishing Revelations about Life and Our World
Ri-iha-mo - Tibetan Mountain Goddess, Encounters with a Legend of the Himalayas
Library-cataloging-data: paranormal, visionary, metaphysical, mystical, esoteric, occult, enlightenment, knowledge, Egypt, Himalayan mountains

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy, Religion & Spirituality, New Age, Other Eastern Religions
Size: 158 pages
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Unknown Signs of the Ancients (Extended edition): Great powers of forgotten worlds

by Jennifer S. Dawson

In the extended edition of the book, we will face new mysteries of history. We will travel to the tomb of Tamerlane, try to uncover the mystery of the Bikini road and learn about the ancient cities of Africa.It would seem that for modern science with its progressive technologies there should be no secrets. However, despite all the achievements, there are still a lot of "white spots" in the history of the ancient world.Mysterious Atlantis, which for hundreds of years excites the minds of scientists and adventurers. Who and why built the giant statues of Moai on Easter Island? On the Apennine Peninsula, too, has its unsolved mystery - the Etruscans.The Indian civilization of the Olmecs, who consider themselves not people, but children of the jaguar, keeps many secrets and mysteries.In the book “Unknown Signs of the Ancients” we touch on these and other secrets of ancient civilizations.Content:Extended part:Bimini roadCipher of the Great PyramidAncient traces of a nuclear war on EarthAncient Cities of AfricaHitting TamerlaneWho created the crystal skulls?Stone balls in selvaHeads of rubber peopleMaya Talking Crosses

Genre: History, Ancient
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Ancient Rome: The Rise Of The Roman Empire

by Patrick Auerbach

Beginning in the eighth century B.C., Ancient Rome grew from a small town on central Italy’s Tiber River into an empire that at its peak encompassed most of continental Europe, Britain, much of western Asia, northern Africa and the Mediterranean islands. Among the many legacies of Roman dominance are the widespread use of the Romance languages (Italian, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Romanian) derived from Latin, the modern Western alphabet and calendar and the emergence of Christianity as a major world religion. After 450 years as a republic, Rome became an empire in the wake of Julius Caesar’s rise and fall in the first century B.C. The long and triumphant reign of its first emperor, Augustus, began a golden age of peace and prosperity; by contrast, the empire’s decline and fall by the fifth century A.D. was one of the most dramatic implosions in the history of human civilization.As legend has it, Rome was founded by Romulus and Remus, twin sons of Mars, the god of war. Left to drown in a basket on the Tiber by a king of nearby Alba Longa and rescued by a she-wolf, the twins lived to defeat that king and found their own city on the river’s banks in 753 B.C. After killing his brother, Romulus became the first king of Rome, which is named for him. A line of Sabine, Latin and Etruscan (earlier Italian civilizations) kings followed in a non-hereditary succession.Rome’s era as a monarchy ended in 509 B.C. with the overthrow of its seventh king, Lucius Tarquinius Superbus, whom ancient historians portrayed as cruel and tyrannical, compared to his benevolent predecessors. A popular uprising was said to have arisen over the rape of a virtuous noblewoman, Lucretia, by the king’s son. Whatever the cause, Rome turned from a monarchy into a republic, a world derived from res publica, or “property of the people.”Scroll to the top of the page and click buy now to learn more about this exciting period of history

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 58 pages
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Bronce Age Revelations

by Santiago Sevilla

Newgrange in Ireland, Stonehenge in England, the dolmen in Caucasus, Russia are famous buildings in the Bronze Age. They have mysteries to reveal in this booklet.

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Teen & Young Adult
Size: 32 pages
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White Paper on the 77 and 777

by L. A. Braun

The number '7' in its various forms of 7, 77, and 777 run throughout the oldest Masters' Art. The 777 can be found in Kabbalah and the 7-7-7 pattern in the Book of Revelation. The 7 and its various manifestations have deep mystical meaning. This picture-based booklet explores the concept of these 7s within the context of artwork related to the Philosophers’ Stone. Step aboard the enchanted mystery ship for a journey through the basics of the Philosophers’ Stone. Utilizing an extravaganza of vibrant illustrations from history’s most eminent artists, this book first highlights the fine points of the fundamentals and then acquaints the readers with the history and overall canons of the Philosophers’ Stone. The readers embark upon a tour through widely varying perspectives on the concept of the 7 and its manifestations. Readers will then explore the intricacies of the Art of alchemy, but what is even more important--by carefully piecing together the scattered clues, they will be brought nearer to the closely guarded message hidden deep inside the deliberately obscured texts. There is a message hidden in the picture word puzzles. Only this author exposes the true intent of the ancient alchemists, fishing out the actual concealed message from the muddy pond of hints and innuendo. The Art had been used for a very specific purpose—and readers are guaranteed to be surprised with the deciphered end result. This book is a fast paced thriller that decrypts real clues in the artwork and riddles of the Masters. Upending the apple cart on what should be found within the alchemy riddles, the author has ferreted the secret message out from the picture word puzzles. The message isn’t what anyone expected. In effect, the end result creates a paradigm shift on how these ancient works should be considered. Surprisingly, there had been hidden secrets in the artwork related to the concept of the number 7 and its various manifestations.

Genre: Arts & Photography, Art, History, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 569 pages
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The Blade of Orson Ellis: Tale of medieval knights. The story about friendship, courage and justice of knights

by Luke Normann

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 1.40 mb
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Ancient and Modern Mysteries of Civilization: The great mystical ways of the ancients

by Gina T. Gibbons

Why is humanity trying to find out what was millions of years ago, what knowledge did ancient civilizations have? We are looking for a source, because we think that by revealing it, we will know why we exist. Mankind wants to find where the starting point is, where it all began, because it thinks that there probably has an answer “for what is all this” and what will be at the end.The history of civilizations has more than one thousand years. During this time, whole cultures appeared and disappeared on the planet, about which very little is currently known. Scientists, however, argue that almost all of them had a very high level of development that surpasses the modern one many times.In the book “Ancient and Modern Mysteries of the World” we will acquaint readers with obscure pages of history. We will visit archaeological sites and try to uncover the secrets of the past. In addition to well-known facts, we will be offered the results of recent discoveries. We will feel a connection with ancient cultures, turn our attention to artifacts and understand the hopes and aspirations of the people of rural civilizations.keywords:history of civilizationsknowledge ancient civilizationsMysteries of the WorldAncient and Modern Mysteries of the Worldsecrets of the pastancient cultures

Genre: History, Ancient
Size: 325 pages
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Ancient Greece: Spartans and The Trojan Horse (Ancient Greece, Spartans, Sparta, Trojan Horse, Trojan War)

by Patrick Auerbach

Spartans: The True and Brutal Story Of How The Spartans Become The Strongest Warriors In History

480 B. C.

Proud Xerxes, Emperor of Persia and King of Kings, invades Greece with a million soldiers. He commands thousands of ships and is supported by dozens of allies, among them the charming Queen Artemisia.

At Thermopylae, a rocky mountain pass in northern Greece, the feared and admired Spartan soldiers stood three hundred strong. Theirs was a suicide mission, to hold the pass against the invading millions of the mighty Persian army.

Day after bloody day they withstood the terrible onslaught, buying time for the Greeks to rally their forces. Born into a cult of spiritual courage, physical endurance, and unmatched battle skill, the Spartans would be remembered for the greatest military stand in history. One that would not end until the rocks were awash with blood, leaving only one gravely injured Spartan squire to tell the tale.

Read how The Spartans became the strongest warriors in history.

Trojan Horse: How the Greeks Won the Trojan War

The story of the Trojan War, fought between Greeks and the defenders of the city of Troy in Anatolia sometime in the late Bronze Age, has grabbed the imagination for millennia. A conflict between Mycenaeans and Hittites may well have occurred, but its representation in epic literature such as Homer’s Iliad is almost certainly more myth than reality. Nevertheless, it has defined and shaped the way ancient Greek culture has been viewed right up to the 21st century CE. The story of gods and heroic warriors is perhaps one of the richest single surviving sources from antiquity and offers insights into the warfare, religion, customs, and attitudes of the ancient Greeks.

The main source for our knowledge of the Trojan War is Homer’s Iliad (written sometime in the 8th century BCE) where he recounts 53 days during the final year of the ten year conflict. The Greeks imagined the war to have occurred some time in the 13th century BCE. However, the war was also the subject of a long oral tradition prior to Homer’s work, and this, combined with other sources such as the fragmentary Epic Cycle poems, give us a more complete picture of what exactly the Greeks thought of as the Trojan War.

The Trojan War, in Greek tradition, started as a way for Zeus to reduce the ever-increasing population of humanity and, more practically, as an expedition to reclaim Helen, wife of Menelaos, King of Sparta and brother of Agamemnon. Helen was abducted by the Trojan prince Paris (also known as Alexandros) and taken as his prize for choosing Aphrodite as the most beautiful goddess in a competition with Athena and Hera at the wedding of Peleus and Thetis. Menelaos and the Greeks wanted her back and to avenge Trojan impudence.

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Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 116 pages
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The Roman Empire

by William Smith

Genre: History, Ancient, Home & Garden, Antiques & Collectibles
Size: 413 pages
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Rating: 4.60 / 5
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The Phoenicians: A Captivating Guide to the History of Phoenicia and the Impact Made by One of the Greatest Trading Civilizations of the Ancient World

by Captivating History

Genre: History, Ancient
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The Dead Sea: The History and Legacy of the Most Unique Lake in the World

by Charles River Editors

Genre: History, Ancient
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Stoicism: The Art of Happiness: How the Stoic Philosophy Works, Living a Good Life, Finding Calm and Managing your Emotions in a Turbulent World

by Brian Sandler

Genre: History, Ancient, Politics & Social Sciences, Philosophy
Size: 192 pages
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Imperial Matter: Ancient Persia and the Archaeology of Empires

by Lori Khatchadourian

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s new open access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. What is the role of the material world in shaping the tensions and paradoxes of imperial sovereignty? Scholars have long shed light on the complex processes of conquest, extraction, and colonialism under imperial rule. But imperialism has usually been cast as an exclusively human drama, one in which the world of matter does not play an active role. Lori Khatchadourian argues instead that things—from everyday objects to monumental buildings—profoundly shape social and political life under empire. Out of the archaeology of ancient Persia and the South Caucasus, Imperial Matter advances powerful new analytical approaches to the study of imperialism writ large and should be read by scholars working on empire across the humanities and social sciences.

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction, Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Size: 332 pages
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The Great Riddles and Stories of the Past (Extended edition): Great powers of forgotten worlds

by Jennifer S. Dawson

This is an extended edition, unified and enlarged. In it we will get acquainted with the riddles of the ancient people of the Neanderthals, conduct research of the Alexandrian Library and go on a long journey to the tomb of Genghis Khan.This is a combined edition that includes previous books by the author. In it you will learn about the latest discoveries of scientists and will face unsolved mysteries of civilizations.According to modern historians, the very first civilization on Earth originated in Mesopotamia, in the south of present-day Iraq, not earlier than 6000 BC. All subsequent human civilizations are known and have been studied with varying degrees. However, some scientific knowledge and technical achievements of representatives of these civilizations are far ahead of the level that would correspond to their natural development, and still remain unexplained historical mysteries.Moreover, in the course of archaeological, anthropological and historical research a lot of material evidence has been collected, suggesting that highly developed civilizations already existed on our planet tens and hundreds of thousands and even hundreds of millions of years ago.It is about such historical mysteries, testimonies and facts, bold and sometimes extravagant hypotheses, revealing secrets of origin, time and place of existence of disappeared earthly civilizations, described in this book, designed for the widest range of curious readers interested in the history of our planet.

Genre: History, Ancient
Size: 820 pages
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Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Parthian Empire

by George Rawlinson

Genre: History, Ancient, Middle East
Size: 312 pages
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The Christian Church in the First Century

by Edward Burton

Genre: History, Ancient, Home & Garden, Religion & Spirituality, Christianity
Size: 115 pages
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Ancient Rome

by Evelyn Shuckburgh

As it was my object to present in as vivid a manner as possible the wonderful story of the gradual extension of the power of a single city over so large a part of the known world, I have dwelt perhaps sometimes at too great length on the state of the countries conquered and the details of their conquest.

Genre: History, Ancient
Size: 956 pages
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The Great Events of World History - Volume 1

by Rossiter Johnson

There are three different lines along which we have succeeded in securing some knowledge of these our distant ancestors, three telephones from the past, over which they send to us confused and feeble murmurings, whose fascination makes only more maddening the vagueness of their speech.First, we have the picture-writings, whether of Central America, of Egypt, of Babylonia, or of other lands. These when translatable bring us nearest of all to the heart of the great past. It is the mind, the thought, the spoken word, of man that is most intimately he; not his face, nor his figure, nor his clothes. Unfortunately, the translation of these writings is no easy task. Those of Central America are still an unsolved riddle. Those of Babylon have been slowly pieced together like a puzzle, a puzzle to which the learned world has given its most able thought. Yet they are not fully understood. In Egypt we have had the luck to stumble on a clew, the Rosetta Stone, which makes the ancient writing fairly clear.Where this mode of communication fails, we turn to another which carries us even farther into the past. The records which have been less intentionally preserved, not only the buildings themselves, but their decorations, the personal ornaments of men, idols, coins, every imaginable fragment, chance escaped from the maw of time, has its own story for our reading. In Egypt we have found deep-hidden, secret tombs, and, intruding on their many centuries of silence, have reaped rich harvests of knowledge from the garnered wealth. In Babylonia the rank vegetation had covered whole cities underneath green hillocks, and preserved them till our modern curiosity delved them out. To-day, he who wills, may walk amid the halls of Sennacherib, may tread the streets whence Abraham fled, ay, he may gaze upon the handiwork of men who lived perhaps as far before Abraham as we ourselves do after him.Nor are our means of penetrating the past even thus exhausted. A third chain yet more subtle and more marvellous has been found to link us to an ancestry immeasurably remote. This unbroken chain consists of the words from our own mouths. We speak as our fathers spoke; and they did but follow the generations before. Occasional pronunciations have altered, new words have been added, and old ones forgotten; but some basal sounds of names, some root-thoughts of the heart, have proved as immutable as the superficial elegancies are changeful. "Father" and "mother" mean what they have meant for uncounted ages.Comparative philology, the science which compares one language with another to note the points of similarity between them, has discovered that many of these root-sounds are alike in almost all the varied tongues of Europe. The resemblance is too common to be the result of coincidence, too deep-seated to be accounted for by mere communication between the nations. We have gotten far beyond the possibility of such explanations; and science says now with positive confidence that there must have been a time when all these nations were but one, that their languages are all but variations of the tongue their distant ancestors once held in common...

Genre: History, Ancient, World, Nonfiction
Size: 420 pages
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Neoplatonism: Rosicrucian Digest (Rosicrucian Order AMORC Kindle Editions)

by Rosicrucian Order AMORC

This issue of the Rosicrucian Digest presents a compendium of materials that provide a solid introduction to the most important aspects of Neoplatonism.

Genre: History, Ancient, Nonfiction
Size: 98 pages
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The Punic Wars

by R. Bosworth Smith

Genre: History, Ancient
Size: 264 pages
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