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The Ancients In Their Own Words

Michael Kerrigan

Ranging from the Egyptians to the late Roman Empire, The Ancients In Their Own Words celebrates the excitement and importance of historical primary sources in an accessible way that will appeal to general readers. Presenting numerous ancient inscriptions from tombs,... Read moreRead less

Ranging from the Egyptians to the late Roman Empire, The Ancients In Their Own Words celebrates the excitement and importance of historical primary sources in an accessible way that will appeal to general readers. Presenting numerous ancient inscriptions from tombs, ceramics and buildings, accompanied by translations and text putting the work into context, this book explains the significance of these works both in the ancient world and for today.

Besides famous cases such as the Egyptian Rosetta Stone and Tutankhamun’s Tomb as well as lesser known cases such as the Decree of Themistocles or examples or Roman graffiti, The Ancients In Their Own Words also includes examples from classical Greece, Rome, Bible texts, Persia, Minoan and Mycenean dynasties, as well as a couple of mysterious, undeciphered cases.

Illustrated throughout with more than 300 colour and black & white photographs, maps and artworks, The Ancients In Their Own Words is an exciting, expertly written, highly informative and innovative insight to the history of the classical world.

Format: 297 x 227mm
Extent: 224pp
Word count: 60,000
Illustrations: over 200 colour photographs

Michael Kerrigan

Michael Kerrigan was educated at St. Edward’s College and University College, Oxford, England. He is the author of The History of Death, A Dark History: The Roman Emperors, Ancients In Their Own Words, World War II Plans That Never Happened, and American Presidents: A Dark History. He is a columnist, book reviewer, and feature writer for publications including the Scotsman and the... Read moreRead less

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