Saturday, 28 April 2012

Reading Recomendations

Here you can find a list of books I recommend  They will cover a large verity of topics, mostly history obviously. This list will be expanded so make sure to check it out regularly.

My Work

A History Of: Alexander the Great

Alexander - Primary Sources
The Campaigns of Alexander - Arrian
The Age of Alexander - Plutarch (Lives of Agesilaus, Pelopidas, Dion, Timoleon, Demosthenes, Phocion, Alexander, Demetrius and Pyrrhus)

Ancient World - Overview

The Classical World: An Epic History of Greece and Rome - Robin Lane Fox

Archaic Greece

Greece in the Making 1200-479 B.C. - Robin Osborne (Detailed, but Dry)

Archaic Greece - Primary Sources

The Histories - Herodotus

Early Roman Empire

The Roman Empire - Colin Wells

Early Roman Empire - Primary Sources

Lives of the Later Caesars - Augustan Histories
The Twelve Caesars - Suetonius
Annals - Tacitus
Histories - Tacitus

Late Roman Republic

Mark Antony: A Biography - Eleanor Huzar
A History of the Roman World from 146 to 30 B.C. - Frank Marsh
Sextus Pompeius - Anton Powell & Kathryn Welch
From the Gracchi to Nero: A History of Rome from 133 B.C. to A.D. 68 - Howard Hays Scullard
The Roman Revolution - Ronald Syme (Only get this if you already have good knowledge of the topic)

Late Roman Republic - Primary Sources

The Civil Wars - Appian
The Fall of the Roman Republic - Plutarch (Lives of Marius, Sulla, Crassus, Pompey, Caesar and Cicero)

Middle Ages

Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire that rescued Western Civilisation - Lars Brownworth
Early Medieval Europe: 300-1000 - Roger Collins
Bridges, Law and Power in Medieval England, 700-1400 - Alan Cooper

Middle-Eastern History

A History of the Middle East - Peter Mansfield

Modern History

Postwar: A History Of Europe Since 1945 - Tony Judt

Punic Wars

Rome Against Carthage - Thomas Dorey

Punic Wars - Primary Sources
The War with Hannibal - Livy (Books 21-30)
The Rise of the Roman Empire - Polybius

Women in the Ancient World

Goddesses, Whores, Wives and Slaves - Sarah Pomeroy


The Hunger Games Trilogy - Suzanne Collins
11/22/63 - Stephen King