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The Invention of Medicine
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The Invention of Medicine

Robin Lane Fox

A striking reappraisal of the beginnings of medicine, by one of the world's leading ancient historians.   

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Everyman
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Everyman

Saint Augustine, Reader in Latin and Early Christian Studies Philip Burton (University of Birmingham), Robin Lane Fox

Illustrated with vivid portraits of friends, family, colleagues and enemies, this book provides an account of the passage from a life of sensuality and superstition to a genuine spiritual awakening. It is narrative of one man's...

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Augustine: Conversions and Confessions
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Augustine: Conversions and Confessions

Robin Lane Fox

Augustine is the person from the ancient world about whom we know most. He is the author of an intimate masterpiece, the Confessions, which continues to delight its many admirers. This book deals with his life and work.

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The Classical World: An Epic History of Greece and Rome
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The Classical World: An Epic History of Greece and Rome

Robin Lane Fox

The classical civilizations of Greece and Rome dominated the world for centuries and continue to intrigue and enlighten us with their inventions, whether philosophy, politics, theatre, athletics, celebrity, science or the...

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Travelling Heroes: Greeks and their myths in the epic age of Homer
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Travelling Heroes: Greeks and their myths in the epic age of Homer

Robin Lane Fox

Explores how the intrepid seafarers of eighth-century Greece sailed around the Mediterranean, encountering strange new sights - volcanic mountains, vaporous springs, huge prehistoric bones - and weaving them into the myths of...

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The Classical World: An Epic History from Homer to Hadrian
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The Classical World: An Epic History from Homer to Hadrian

Robin Lane Fox

Armies and empires, statesmen and tyrants--the acclaimed historian Robin Lane Fox vividly recounts the history of two great civilizations and one thousand years that forged the Western world

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Thoughtful Gardening: Great Plants, Great Gardens, Great Gardeners
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Thoughtful Gardening: Great Plants, Great Gardens, Great Gardeners

Robin Lane Fox

Suitable for those setting out on a new garden or taking stock of one, this title takes a look at fashions of the moment and is full of advice, ranging from problems with badgers to how to take root-cuttings or choose flowering...

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Alexander the Great
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Alexander the Great

Robin Lane Fox

Tough, resolute, fearless, Alexander was a born warrior and ruler of passionate ambition who understood the intense adventure of conquest and of the unknown. When he died in 323 BC aged thirty-two, his vast empire comprised more...

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Pagans and Christians: In the Mediterranean World from the Second Century AD to the Conversion of Constantine
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Pagans and Christians: In the Mediterranean World from the Second Century AD to the Conversion of Constantine

Robin Lane Fox

The transition from pagan to Christian in the ancient Mediterranean world was a process whose effects we still live with today. How did this monumental conversion come about? How did Christianity compare and compete with the pagan...

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Travelling Heroes: In the Epic Age of Homer
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Travelling Heroes: In the Epic Age of Homer

Robin Lane Fox

Drawing upon archaeology, ancient texts, and new discoveries, Travelling Heroes takes readers deep into the past to explore mysteries that have remained unsolved for millennia: from the origins of the Greek gods to the spread of...

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Brill's Companion to Ancient Macedon: Studies in the Archaeology and History of Macedon, 650 BC - 300 AD
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Brill’s Companion to Ancient Macedon: Studies in the Archaeology and History of Macedon, 650 BC - 300 AD

Robin J. Lane Fox

Brill's Companion to Ancient Macedon

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The Education of a Gardener
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The Education of a Gardener

Russell Page, Robin Lane Fox

Since its first publication in 1962, this book has become a classic. It is chiefly concerned with the designing of gardens in relation to their site, to the choice and associations of plant material, as well as its suitability for...

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The Confessions
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The Confessions

Italo Svevo, Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo, Robin Lane Fox, Philip Burton

This new translation conveys to the English reader with accuracy and art the brilliant and impassioned descriptions of Augustine's colourful early life.

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