Our Little Macedonian Cousin of Long Ago (Yesterday's by Julia Darrow Cowles, John Goss

By Julia Darrow Cowles, John Goss

The tale of Nearchus, who comes as a web page to the courtroom of King Philip of Macedon, the place he befriends the younger Alexander the nice. In corporation with different boys, Nearchus and Alexander divide their time among classes, and gymnastic and armed forces drill. We persist with them on an all-night tramp lower than one teacher and proportion their pleasure whilst their new instruct, Aristotle, arrives. the tale revolves round the differing presents of the men and predictions approximately what fortune holds in shop for every of them.

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Ancient Iraq (Eyewitness) by Philip Steele

By Philip Steele

Be an eyewitness to historic Iraq. return in time to among 3500 to 500 BC, and stopover at the 'land among rivers'. realize the birthplace of writing and farming and the place the 1st nice towns, states and empires rose; domestic to the Sumerian, Assyrian, and Babylonian civilizations. Get the image utilizing the clip-art CD with over a hundred outstanding photos to obtain. Then use the large pull-out wallchart to accessorize your room. nice for tasks or simply for enjoyable, this fact-packed consultant and CD will exhibit and inform you every thing you want to learn about this historical land and civilization. "I am a huge fan of these...They are brilliantly visual". "There is not a toddler that might manage to withstand deciding on that up" - "Reader Reviews".

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The Shape of the Great Pyramid by Roger Herz-Fischler

By Roger Herz-Fischler

Who has no longer obvious an image of the good Pyramid of Egypt, sizeable in measurement yet deceptively uncomplicated fit, and never puzzled how that form was resolute?

beginning within the past due eighteenth century, 11 major theories have been proposed to give an explanation for the form of the good Pyramid. even if a few of these theories are renowned, there hasn't ever been a close exam in their origins and dissemination. 20 years of analysis utilizing unique and difficult-to-obtain resource fabric has allowed Roger Herz-Fischler to piece jointly the interesting tale of those theories. Archaeological proof and old Egyptian mathematical texts are mentioned on the way to position the theories of their right old context. The theories themselves are tested, now not as summary mathematical discourses, yet as writings through person authors, either renowned and vague, who have been encouraged by means of the highbrow and social weather in their time.

between effects mentioned are the shut hyperlinks of a few of the pyramid theories with different theories, comparable to the speculation of evolution, in addition to the connection among the pyramid theories and the fight opposed to the advent of the metric method. Of designated word is the bankruptcy studying how a few theories unfold while others have been rejected.

This e-book has been written to be obtainable to a large viewers, but 4 appendixes, targeted endnotes and an exhaustive bibliography supply experts with the references anticipated in a scholarly paintings.

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Geography in Classical Antiquity (Key Themes in Ancient by Dr Daniela Dueck, Kai Brodersen

By Dr Daniela Dueck, Kai Brodersen

What have been the boundaries of information of the actual international in Greek and Roman antiquity? How a long way did guests get and what did they learn about far-away areas? How did they describe international international locations and peoples? How did they degree the earth, and distances and heights on it? rules in regards to the actual and cultural international are a key point of historical historical past, yet beforehand there was no up to date glossy review of the topic. This booklet explores the beginnings and improvement of geographical rules in Classical antiquity and demonstrates technical equipment for describing panorama, topographies and ethnographies. The survey depends on various resources: philosophical and clinical texts but additionally poems and travelogues; papyrological continues to be and visible monuments.

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The Land of Assur and the Yoke of Assur: Studies on Assyria by J. Nicholas Postgate

By J. Nicholas Postgate

This e-book brings jointly a variety of twenty-eight formerly disparate articles through Nicholas Postgate that characterize a few thirty years of engagement with the character of Assyrian society and govt. so much are widely artificial and care for normal concerns; they're a great physique of labor, and this may be a useful assortment for everybody attracted to Assyria.

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