The Rise of Athens: The Story of the World's Greatest Civilization

A magisterial account of how a tiny city state in ancient Greece became history s most influential civilization, from the bestselling author of acclaimed biographies of Cicero, Augustus, and Hadrian Filled with tales of adventure and astounding reversals of fortune, The Rise of Athens celebrates the

The Storm Before the Storm: The Beginning of the End of the Roman Republic

The Roman Republic was one of the most remarkable achievements in the history of civilization After its founding in 509 BCE, Rome grew from an unremarkable Italian city state to the dominant superpower of the Mediterranean world Through it all, the Romans never allowed a single man to seize contro

The Darkening Age: The Christian Destruction of the Classical World

The Darkening Age is the largely unknown story of how a militant religion deliberately attacked and suppressed the teachings of the Classical world, ushering in centuries of unquestioning adherence to one true faith Despite the long held notion that the early Christians were meek and mild, going

The Odyssey

Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy So begins Robert Fagles magnificent translation of the Odyssey, which Jasper Griffin in The New York Times Review of Books hails as a distinguished achieve