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Series: Inside the Ancient World

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Aeneas and the Roman Hero by R. Deryck Williams
Athenian Democracy: The Triumph and the Folly (Inside the Ancient World) by Robin Barrow
Athenian Society (Inside the Ancient World) by Jennifer Gibbon
Cicero and Rome (Inside the ancient world) by David Taylor
Greek and Roman Education (Inside the Ancient World) by Robin Barrow
The Greek and Roman Stage (Inside the Ancient World) by David Taylor
Roman Society (Inside the Ancient World) by David Taylor
Slavery in Ancient Rome (Inside the Ancient World) by Michael Massey

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Series description

"This major series presents selected aspects of the ancient world in such a way as to help GCSE candidates to gain an understanding of the attitudes of the Greeks and Romans, and to allow them to form their own judgement on the issues raised. Much of the information is given by way of translated quotations from the Classical authors. The books are illustrated throughout and the diagrams and maps are linked closely to the text."

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Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.

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