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By titleAncients in their Own Words

Ancients in their Own Words

An innovative approach to illustrated history, The Ancients in their Own Words shares the excitement that primary sources mean to the historian with the general reader. This book selects some of most fascinating ancient inscriptions, and provides alongside them translations and full explanations putting them into context. From the Egyptian Rosetta Stone to the Persian Behistun Inscription to Roman graffiti, this book brings to life some of the ancient world’s most exciting inscriptions.

Format: 297 x 227 mm (111⁄2 x 9”)
Extent: 224pp
Illustrations: 210 col photos
Text: 70,000 words

Author details:

Michael Kerrigan is the author of The History of Death, A Dark History: The Roman Emperors, and Who Lies Where: A Guide to Famous Graves in Greece and the Mediterranean (part of the BBC Ancient Civilizations series). He is a columnist, book reviewer, and feature writer for publications including the Scotsman and the Times Literary Supplement. He lives in Edinburgh, Scotland.