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

Sunday, 22 April 2012

Learning Latin: Lesson 5 - Simple Sentences

Is out! We, as you can guess, form some basic (and not so basic) sentences. After this you should be able to put your own sentences together, which is quite cool after only 5 lessons.

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Learning Latin: Lesson 1 - An Inflected Language

TheHistoryOf Podcast has released a new YouTube video! Learning Latin! In this series I will teach you Latin, you need know no Latin to start off and you should pick it up quite quickly, enjoy!

New Podcast Logo

June 2012 shall see me release the third 'TheHistoryOf' podcast, A History Of: Hannibal. This will be the new logo.

Monday, 2 April 2012

Episode 24 - Conclusion

Hello and welcome to Episode 24 of A History Of: Alexander the Great. This episode we conclude, I recomend podcasts and say what I shall be doing next.