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Product Description: New York Times Bestseller • National Book Critics Circle Finalist • Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2015 • Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2015 • Economist Books of the Year 2015 • New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books of 2015 A sweeping, "magisterial" history of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists shows why Rome remains "relevant to people many centuries later" (Atlantic)...read more

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9780871404237, titled "SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome" | Liveright Pub Corp, November 9, 2015, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: A sweeping, revisionist history of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists.

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9781631492228, titled "Spqr: A History of Ancient Rome" | Reprint edition (Liveright Pub Corp, September 6, 2016), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: New York Times Bestseller • National Book Critics Circle Finalist • Wall Street Journal Best Books of 2015 • Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2015 • Economist Books of the Year 2015 • New York Times Book Review 100 Notable Books of 2015 A sweeping, "magisterial" history of the Roman Empire from one of our foremost classicists shows why Rome remains "relevant to people many centuries later" (Atlantic).

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Product Description: The sly, subversive, first-person, and uncompromising guide to the realities of slavery and servitude in ancient Rome, with a foreword by Mary Beard. Having spent most of his life managing his servants―many of them prisoners from Rome’s military conquests―he decided to write a kind of owner’s manual for his friends and countrymen...read more
By Mary Beard (foreword by) and Jerry Toner

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9781468309379 | Overlook Pr, September 4, 2014, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Marcus Sidonius Falx is an average Roman citizen.

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9781468311723 | Reprint edition (Overlook Pr, January 5, 2016), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: The sly, subversive, first-person, and uncompromising guide to the realities of slavery and servitude in ancient Rome, with a foreword by Mary Beard.

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Product Description: What made the Romans laugh? Was ancient Rome a carnival, filled with practical jokes and hearty chuckles? Or was it a carefully regulated culture in which the uncontrollable excess of laughter was a force to fear—a world of wit, irony, and knowing smiles? How did Romans make sense of laughter? What role did it play in the world of the law courts, the imperial palace, or the spectacles of the arena? Laughter in Ancient Rome explores one of the most intriguing, but also trickiest, of historical subjects...read more

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9780520277168 | Univ of California Pr, June 25, 2014, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: What made the Romans laugh?

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9780520287587 | Reprint edition (Univ of California Pr, September 15, 2015), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: What made the Romans laugh?
9780533132188, titled "Why God Is God" | Vantage Pr, November 1, 2000, cover price $6.95 | also contains Why God Is God

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Product Description: The History of the United States is a comprehensive, topical history of the United States written in the early 20th century. The first part, The Colonial Period, covers the history of the U.S. until the Revolutionary War.

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9781505924138 | Createspace Independent Pub, January 4, 2015, cover price $5.99 | About this edition: The History of the United States is a comprehensive, topical history of the United States written in the early 20th century.

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Product Description: A pairing of Tolstoy's most spiritual and existential works of fiction and nonfiction from the renowned translator of Turgenev and Chekhov.In the last two days of his own life, Peter Carson completed these new translations of The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Confession before he succumbed to cancer in January 2013...read more
By Mary Beard (introduced by)

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9780871404268 | Liveright Pub Corp, November 25, 2013, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: A pairing of Tolstoy’s most spiritual and existential works of fiction and nonfiction from the renowned translator of Turgenev and Chekhov.

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9780871402998 | Reprint edition (Liveright Pub Corp, November 17, 2014), cover price $13.95 | About this edition: “Over the past hundred years we have had numerous versions .

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9781501221514, titled "The Death of Ivan Ilyich & Confession" | Mp3 una edition (Brilliance Audio, April 7, 2015), cover price $14.99 | About this edition: A pairing of Tolstoy's most spiritual and existential works of fiction and nonfiction from the renowned translator of Turgenev and Chekhov.

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Product Description: A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, this is “the perfect introduction to classical studies, and deserves to become something of a standard work” (Observer). Mary Beard, drawing on thirty years of teaching and writing about Greek and Roman history, provides a panoramic portrait of the classical world, a book in which we encounter not only Cleopatra and Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar and Hannibal, but also the common people―the millions of inhabitants of the Roman Empire, the slaves, soldiers, and women...read more

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9780871407160, titled "Confronting the Classics: Traditions, Adventures and Innovations" | Liveright Pub Corp, September 9, 2013, cover price $28.95 | About this edition: One of the world’s leading historians provides a revolutionary tour of the Ancient World, dusting off the classics for the twenty-first century.

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9780871408594 | Reprint edition (Liveright Pub Corp, October 6, 2014), cover price $16.95 | About this edition: A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist, this is “the perfect introduction to classical studies, and deserves to become something of a standard work” (Observer).

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Product Description: Byron and Hitler were equally entranced by Rome’s most famous monument, the Colosseum. Mid-Victorians admired the hundreds of varieties of flowers in its crannies and occasionally shuddered at its reputation for contagion, danger, and sexual temptation...read more

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9780674018952 | Harvard Univ Pr, November 14, 2005, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: The reality of the Colosseum is much stranger than legend as explained by two classical historians in an account of ancient Rome's most famous monument, detailing its construction, the gladiatorial games that it housed, and its changing roles as a modern-day concert venue and tourist attraction.

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9780674060319 | Harvard Univ Pr, May 31, 2011, cover price $17.00 | About this edition: Byron and Hitler were equally entranced by Rome’s most famous monument, the Colosseum.

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9781402775314 | Ill edition (Sterling Pub Co Inc, September 7, 2010), cover price $14.95

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Product Description: Praise for the previous edition:"Wry and imaginative, this gem of a book deconstructs the most famous building in Western history."–Benjamin Schwarz, The Atlantic"In her brief but compendious volume [Beard] says that the more we find out about this mysterious structure, the less we know...read more

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9780674010857 | Harvard Univ Pr, March 31, 2003, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: Read the Bldg Blog interview with Mary Beard about the Wonders of the World series (Part I and Part II) Oscar Wilde compared it to a white goddess, Evelyn Waugh to Stilton cheese.

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9780674055636 | Revised edition (Harvard Univ Pr, June 30, 2010), cover price $17.50 | About this edition: Praise for the previous edition:"Wry and imaginative, this gem of a book deconstructs the most famous building in Western history.

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Product Description: Pompeii is the most famous archaeological site in the world, visited by more than two million people each year. Yet it is also one of the most puzzling, with an intriguing and sometimes violent history, from the sixth century BCE to the present day...read more

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9780674029767 | Belknap Pr, December 15, 2008, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: Pompeii is the most famous archaeological site in the world, visited by more than two million people each year.

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9780674045866 | 1 edition (Belknap Pr, April 30, 2010), cover price $20.50 | About this edition: Pompeii is the most famous archaeological site in the world, visited by more than two million people each year.

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Product Description: Mary Beard's by now famous blog A Don's Life has been running on the TLS website for nearly three years. In it she has made her name as a wickedly subversive commentator on the world in which we live. Her central themes are the classics, universities and teaching - and much else besides...read more

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9781846682513 | Profile Books Ltd, March 1, 2010, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Mary Beard's by now famous blog A Don's Life has been running on the TLS website for nearly three years.

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Product Description: It followed every major military victory in ancient Rome: the successful general drove through the streets to the temple of Jupiter on the Capitoline Hill; behind him streamed his raucous soldiers; in front were his most glamorous prisoners, as well as the booty he’d captured, from enemy ships and precious statues to plants and animals from the conquered territory...read more

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9780674026131 | Belknap Pr, October 30, 2007, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: Listen to a short interview with Mary Beard Host: Chris Gondek | Producer: Heron & Crane It followed every major military victory in ancient Rome: the successful general drove through the streets to the temple of Jupiter on the Capitoline Hill; behind him streamed his raucous soldiers; in front were his most glamorous prisoners, as well as the booty he'd captured, from enemy ships and precious statues to plants and animals from the conquered territory.

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9780674032187 | Belknap Pr, May 31, 2009, cover price $23.00 | About this edition: It followed every major military victory in ancient Rome: the successful general drove through the streets to the temple of Jupiter on the Capitoline Hill; behind him streamed his raucous soldiers; in front were his most glamorous prisoners, as well as the booty he’d captured, from enemy ships and precious statues to plants and animals from the conquered territory.

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Product Description: This Very Short Introduction to classics links a haunting temple on a lonely mountainside to the glory of ancient Greece and the grandeur of Rome, and to Classics within modern culture - from Jefferson and Byron to Asterix and Ben-Hur...read more

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9780192853851 | Oxford Univ Pr, June 15, 2000, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: We are all classicists--we come into touch with the classics on a daily basis: in our culture, politics, medicine, architecture, language, and literature.
9780192853134 | Oxford Univ Pr, November 1, 1995, cover price $8.95 | also contains Las extraordinarias aventuras de Adele Blanc-Sec 1 / The Extraordinary Adventures of Adele Blanc-Sec 1 | About this edition: We are all classicists--we come into touch with the classics on a daily basis: in our culture, politics, medicine, architecture, language, and literature.

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9781531803193 | Mp3 una edition (Audible Studios on Brilliance audio, August 9, 2016), cover price $9.99 | About this edition: This Very Short Introduction to classics links a haunting temple on a lonely mountainside to the glory of ancient Greece and the grandeur of Rome, and to Classics within modern culture - from Jefferson and Byron to Asterix and Ben-Hur.
9789626343456 | Abridged edition (Naxos Audio Books, November 5, 2005), cover price $22.98 | About this edition: This Very Short Introduction to Classics links a haunting temple on a lonely mountainside to the glory of ancient Greece and the grandeur of Rome, and to Classics within modern culture - from Jefferson and Byron to Asterix and Ben-Hur.

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The ruined silhouette of the Parthenon on its hill above Athens is one of the world's most famous images. Its 'looted' Elgin Marbles are a global cause celebre. But what actually are they?

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9781861973016 | New edition (Gardners Books, January 8, 2004), cover price $16.15 | About this edition: The ruined silhouette of the Parthenon on its hill above Athens is one of the world's most famous images.

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Product Description: This well-established textbook outlines the key factors that every student must assess for a proper understanding of the period of the Late Roman Republic - from the attitudes of the aristocracy and the role of state religion to the function of political institutions...read more

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9780715629284 | Bristol Classical Pr, June 1, 2003, cover price $25.95 | About this edition: This well-established textbook outlines the key factors that every student must assess for a proper understanding of the period of the Late Roman Republic - from the attitudes of the aristocracy and the role of state religion to the function of political institutions.
9780801493331 | Reprint edition (Cornell Univ Pr, September 1, 1986), cover price $7.95 | About this edition: This textbook outlines the factors that every student must assess for a proper understanding of the period, from the attitudes of the aristocracy and the role of state religion to the function of political institutions.

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Product Description: Jane Ellen Harrison (1850-1928) is the most famous female Classicist in history, the author of books that revolutionized our understanding of Greek culture and religion. A star in the British academic world, she became the quintessential Cambridge woman--as Virginia Woolf suggested when, in A Room of One's Own, she claims to have glimpsed Harrison's ghost in the college gardens...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Mary Beard and G. W. Bowersock (editor)

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9780674002128 | Harvard Univ Pr, June 1, 2000, cover price $51.50 | About this edition: Jane Ellen Harrison (1850-1928) is the most famous female Classicist in history, the author of books that revolutionized our understanding of Greek culture and religion.

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9780674008076 | Harvard Univ Pr, May 3, 2002, cover price $31.00 | About this edition: Jane Ellen Harrison (1850-1928) is the most famous female Classicist in history, the author of books that revolutionized our understanding of Greek culture and religion.

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Product Description: The stunning masterpieces of Ancient Greece and Rome are fundamental to the story of art in Western culture and to the origins of art history. The expanding Greek world of Alexander the Great had an enormous impact on the Mediterranean superpower of Rome...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780192842374 | Oxford Univ Pr, July 19, 2001, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: The stunning masterpieces of Ancient Greece and Rome are fundamental to the story of art in Western culture and to the origins of art history.

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Product Description: This book offers a radical new survey of more than a thousand years of religious life in Rome, from the foundation of the city to its rise to world empire and its conversion to Christianity. It sets religion in its full cultural context, between the primitive hamlet of the eighth century BC and the cosmopolitan, multicultural society of the first centuries of the Christian era...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780521304016 | Cambridge Univ Pr, July 1, 1998, cover price $69.95 | About this edition: This book offers a radical new survey of more than a thousand years of religious life in Rome, from the foundation of the city to its rise to world empire and its conversion to Christianity.

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9780521316828 | Cambridge Univ Pr, October 1, 1998, cover price $39.99 | About this edition: This book offers a radical new survey of more than a thousand years of religious life in Rome, from the foundation of the city to its rise to world empire and its conversion to Christianity.

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Product Description: This book, the second of the two volumes that make up Religions of Rome, presents a wide range of documents illustrating religious life in the Roman world from the early Republic to the late Empire (both visual evidence and texts in translation)...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780521450157 | Cambridge Univ Pr, July 1, 1998, cover price $70.00 | About this edition: This book, the second of the two volumes that make up Religions of Rome, presents a wide range of documents illustrating religious life in the Roman world from the early Republic to the late Empire (both visual evidence and texts in translation).

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9780521456463 | Cambridge Univ Pr, June 1, 1998, cover price $44.99 | About this edition: This book, the second of the two volumes that make up Religions of Rome, presents a wide range of documents illustrating religious life in the Roman world from the early Republic to the late Empire (both visual evidence and texts in translation).

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Provides answers to the most common questions regarding pregnancy, from first suspicion to nursing the newborn

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9780399517440, titled "Pregnant & Lovin' It" | Revised edition (J P Tarcher, July 1, 1992), cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Provides answers to the most common questions regarding pregnancy, from first suspicion to nursing the newborn

Product Description: This book explores the activities and functions of priestly officials in Babylon, Greece, Egypt, and Rome in the two millennia preceding the rise of Christianity. Seven noted scholars seek to identify common characteristics of ancient priests and to illuminate the nature of the pagan priesthood, the meaning of ritual, and the role of religion in ancient societies...read more
By Mary Beard and John North (editor)

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9780801424014 | Cornell Univ Pr, March 1, 1990, cover price $59.95 | About this edition: This book explores the activities and functions of priestly officials in Babylon, Greece, Egypt, and Rome in the two millennia preceding the rise of Christianity.

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9780715622070 | Duckbacks, March 1, 1989, cover price $16.00

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