category-header

Uncover the histories of the ancients, from the military campaigns of the Romans, the scientific advances of the Greeks to the religion and society of the Egyptians, with the Folio Society’s collection of ancient history books. Each book includes original illustrations or carefully researched photographs and a specially designed hardback cover. See below for the full list of Folio Ancient History books.

Page 1 of 1

Carthage: A History book

Carthage: A History

Serge Lancel

Before Rome conquered the known world, the people of Carthage reigned supreme. Using archeological findings, ancient texts and legend, Serge Lancel creates a picture of a civilisation so beautiful and powerful that the Romans burnt it to the ground so it could never challenge them again.

Add to basket Add to Wish ListPrice: US$ 92.95

The Celts book

The Celts

Nora Chadwick

A captivating edition of the classic survey of the rise and spread of the Celts, with new colour photography.

Add to basket Add to Wish ListPrice: US$ 59.95

The Classical World book

The Classical World

Robin Lane Fox

Astoundingly broad and ambitious in scope, this brilliant history begins with Homer and ends with Hadrian. With a new introduction by the author.

Add to basket Add to Wish ListPrice: US$ 115.00

Cleopatra: A Life book

Cleopatra: A Life

Stacy Schiff

One of the most fascinating women in history, brilliantly re-examined in a stellar biography.

Add to basket Add to Wish ListPrice: US$ 71.95

The Dynasties of China book

The Dynasties of China

Bamber Gascoigne

Bamber Gascoigne leads us on an exhilarating journey spanning three and a half millennia of Chinese imperial civilisation.

Add to basket Add to Wish ListPrice: US$ 62.95

Gods, Graves and Scholars: The Story of Archaeology book

Gods, Graves and Scholars: The Story of Archaeology

C. W. Ceram

A treasure trove of archaeological wonder: C. W. Ceram’s infectiously enthusiastic volume is an enduring classic.

Add to basket Add to Wish ListPrice: US$ 89.95

Greek Science book

Greek Science

G.E.R. Lloyd

G.E.R. Lloyd traces the birth of science from Thales to Galen. A new foreword by Lewis Wolpert, Emeritus Professor at University College London, pays tribute to the Ancient Greeks and to Lloyd’s exploration of their fundamental role.

Add to basket Add to Wish ListPrice: US$ 89.95

The Pillow Book of Sei Shōnagon book

The Pillow Book of Sei Shōnagon

Sei Shōnagon

The revelatory personal writings of a lady at the court of Empress Sadako, luxuriously illustrated with watercolour paintings.

Add to basket Add to Wish ListPrice: US$ 57.95

Pompeii - The Life Of A Roman Town book

Pompeii - The Life Of A Roman Town

Mary Beard

In this award-winning history, Mary Beard guides us through the daily life of Pompeii – an existence that is far more complex than we might have realised. Lively, exciting and accessible, this book brings us as close as possible to the real Pompeii.

Add to basket Add to Wish ListPrice: US$ 74.95

Prehistory: The Making of the Human Mind book

Prehistory: The Making of the Human Mind

Colin Renfrew

A brilliant overview of prehistory by a ‘towering influence’ in archaeology.

Add to basket Add to Wish ListPrice: US$ 62.95

The Rise of Rome book

The Rise of Rome

Polybius

One of the most influential classical histories, enhanced with magnificent full-page coin portraits. Introduced by Michael Scott.

Add to basket Add to Wish ListPrice: US$ 92.95

Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic book

Rubicon: The Triumph and Tragedy of the Roman Republic

Tom Holland

A gripping account of the twilight of the Roman Republic and its bloody transformation into empire; the story of Caesar’s generation, thrillingly told.

Add to basket Add to Wish ListPrice: US$ 69.95

The Tomb of Tutankhamun book

The Tomb of Tutankhamun

Howard Carter

Carter’s own thrilling testimony, with spectacular colour images by Sandro Vannini and the original photographs by Harry Burton.

Add to basket Add to Wish ListPrice: US$ 160.00

The World of Herodotus book

The World of Herodotus

Aubrey de Sélincourt

This sparkling study of the ancient world pays tribute to Herodotus, whose Histories made him a forefather of the modern historian.

Add to basket Add to Wish ListPrice: US$ 71.95

The World of Late Antiquity book

The World of Late Antiquity

Peter Brown

This fascinating history debunks the notion of a fallow ‘Dark Ages’ following the decline of Rome’s political influence, revealing an Eastern Mediterranean blossoming with theological and cultural innovation.

Add to basket Add to Wish ListPrice: US$ 67.95

Page 1 of 1

Contact us
  • +1 866-255-8280
  • Email us
  • Clove Building, 4 Maguire Street, London SE1 2NQ
  •  
  • Press releases
Facebook logo Twitter logo Pinterest logo Instagram logo Youtube logo

© The Folio Society 2017