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Excerpt: A History of Ancient Egypt

By John Romer Beside the Pale Lake Living in the Faiyum,5000–4000 BC It was wetter then than it is now. Though the monsoons were slowly failing, the plains were grass-green and scented with flowering shrubs whilst the valleys held exotic

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Legions of Rome: Where It All Began

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By Stephen Dando-Collins Down through the centuries, millions of men served with the army of imperial Rome; half a million during the reign of Augustus alone. The history of the legions is the collective story of those individuals, not just

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Military History in Empire

By Steven Saylor My previous novel Roma followed the fortunes of a single family through the first thousand years of the city’s existence, from its beginnings as an Iron Age trading post to its domination of the Mediterranean world and

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Military History in Empire

My previous novel Roma followed the fortunes of a single family through the first thousand years of the city’s existence, from its beginnings as an Iron Age trading post to its domination of the Mediterranean world and the civil wars

Posted in Ancient History

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