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Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World

Philip Matyszak

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The first book to offer an overview of the lost peoples and cultures who flourished and fought for survival alongside the Egyptians, Greeks and Romans

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Overview

Beyond the Greeks, Romans and Hebrews of the Classical and Biblical eras, a rich diversity of peoples helped lay the foundations of the modern world. Philip Matyszak brings to life these cultures and individuals that made up the busy, brawling multicultural mass of humanity that emerged from the ancient Middle East and spread across the Mediterranean and Europe. He explores the origins of 40 forgotten peoples, their great triumphs and defeats, and considers the legacy they have left to us today, whether it be in fine art or everyday language.

This carefully researched and illuminating history is the perfect introduction for the modern reader, packed with surprising facts and fascinating stories, detailed maps and beautiful illustrations of artefacts and sites of interest. Forgotten Peoples of the Ancient World offers a new understanding of these important civilizations that have been obscured by the passage of time.

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'A compelling narrative of displacement and power at the edges of human knowledge'
The Spectator

'Immersive, thought-provoking, and entertaining'
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'Stimulating'
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Specifications

Format: Hardback

Size: 24.0 x 17.0 cm

Extent: 288 pp

Publication date: 2 July 2020

ISBN: 9780500052150

About the Author

Philip Matyszak has a doctorate in Roman history from St John's College, Oxford. He is the author of many books on classical civilization, including Chronicle of the Roman Republic, The Enemies of Rome, The Sons of Caesar, Ancient Rome on Five Denarii a Day, Ancient Athens on Five Drachmas a Day, Lives of the Romans (with Joanne Berry) and Legionary.