Antiquity

The Idea of Progress: An Inquiry into Its Origin and Growth

Read by Barry Ganong


John Bagnell Bury


John Bagnell Bury was Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University in the early twentieth century. In The Idea of Progress, he…

Selections from Josephus

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Flavius Josephus


Jewish historian, military leader and Roman citizen, Titus Flavius Josephus, provides the most thorough history of the 1st century Roman Emp…

The Roman Triumvirates

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Charles Merivale


In this short volume, the British historian, Charles Merivale, describes the long conflict by which the rule of one man replaced the Roman R…

A Short History of Greek Philosophy

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John Marshall


History of Ancient Greek philosophy from pre-Socratics to Aristotle and on to the Sceptics and the Stoics. - Summary by Peter Tucker

The Empresses of Rome

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Joseph Martin Mccabe and Joseph Martin McCabe


The story of Imperial Rome has been told frequently and impressively in our literature, and few chapters in the long chronicle of man’s deed…

Octavius

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Marcus Minucius Felix


This ancient Roman dialogue plays out as a religious debate between the Christian lawyer Octavius, and his close friend, a skeptical pagan n…

The Boys' and Girls' Pliny Vol. 3

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Pliny the Elder


The Natural History of Pliny the Elder is one of the largest single works to have survived from the Roman Empire. The full work consists of …

Stories of the Wars of the Jews

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Charlotte Maria Tucker


Stories of the Wars of the Jews from the Babylonish captivity, to the destruction of Jerusalem by Titus is a historical narrative spanning J…

Greek Athletics

Read by Heather Eney


Frederick Adam Wright


The history of Greek athletics as it pertains to the Olympics. Describes various activities such as boxing, wrestling, etc. and accounts fro…

The Golden Bough. A Study in Magic and Religion. Part 4. Adonis Attis Osiris. V…

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James Frazer


The fifth volume and the first of two in the fourth part of Frazer's seminal work on the evolution of belief deals with the semi mythologica…

Dead Men Tell Tales

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Harry Rimmer


"Dead men tell no tales" was a common adage before the days of forensic science. In this book, the well-known evangelist and scien…

Rome and Carthage: The Punic Wars

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Reginald Bosworth Smith


The Punic Wars (264-146 B.C.) were a series of conflicts between the rapidly expanding Roman Republic and the Phoenician Sea empire, Carthag…

Stonehenge, a Temple Restor'd to the British Druids

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William Stukeley


Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England never fails to amaze and fascinate; and has been the subject of speculation, research and investigation for…

The Athenian Empire

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George William Cox


The British historian, George W. Cox writes that the "whole duration of the Athenian empire extends over little more than two generatio…

The Book of the Ancient Greeks

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Dorothy Mills


An Introduction to the History and Civilization of Greece from the Coming of the Greeks to the Conquest of Corinth by Rome in 146 B.C.The sp…

Hildebrand and his Times

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William Richard Ward Stephens


W.R.W. Stephens, the Anglican Dean of Winchester, writes a short, lively biography of the great church reformer, Hildebrand of Sovana (1015-…

The Golden Bough. A Study in Magic and Religion. Part 4. Adonis Attis Osiris. V…

Read by Leon Harvey


James Frazer


The sixth volume in the Golden Bough. Frazer continues into the second part of the compilation of analogies dealing with the recurring theme…

The History of Rome, volume 3

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Titus Livius


The History of Rome (Ab Urbe Condita) is a history of ancient Rome, written in Latin by Livy (Titus Livius) between 27 and 9 BC, covering th…

Alexander the Great

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Ada Russell


A relatively brief history of the life and conquests of Alexander the Great. - Summary by KevinS

Coniston Tales

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William Gershom Collingwood


A selection of poems and short prose pieces grounded in the landscape, history and legends of Coniston in the English Lake District. W. G. C…

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