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  1. I need some cash, so I'm selling some books on eBay: They can be found here, if anyone is interested: Items for sale. I am willing to take less than the Buy It Now prices, which is why I have the best offer option on there. Thanks.
  2. Thanks! I'd been looking for some decent pictures.
  3. From Reuters: No photographs accompanied the article. And:
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    Newcomer to Roman History - Recommended books?

    I'd recommend History of the Roman World: 753 to 146 BC and From the Gracchi to Nero: A History of Rome from 133 BC to AD 68 by HH Scullard. They're both fairly straightforward reads; definitely worth your time, I think.
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    Ancient Sources

    I actually got giddy when I saw that Bill Thayer posted here. Does that make me a huge nerd? Welcome Mr. Thayer!
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    Least favourite subject

    I agree. Caesar's invasion interests me, but beyond that it doesn't really do anything for me.
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    The Division of Alexander's Empire

    Okay, friends, I need some more recommendations. I'm looking for some authoritative--yet affordable--books on the division of Alexander the Great's kingdom on his death. I'm ill-informed on this period and would like to correct that. Is scholarship on this period plentiful?
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    Antiochus IV Epiphanes

    Thanks everyone! I came across a few of the titles mentioned here, but right now they're out of my price range. A few of these, though, I should be able to track down. I really do appreciate the help, and if anyone has any more suggestions, please don't hesitate. I've become extremely fascinated with the period of the Maccabees and I'll never fully understand it if I can't wrap my head around Antiochus. I do own Cambridge Ancient History v. IX and there is an excellent essay in there about the Jews under Hasmonean rule. So that does help.
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    The Roman Revolution

    That is fantastic! Do you mind if I steal--er, use it?
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    What's the last book you read?

    Sounds interesting. Please let me know what you thought about it when you finish. I, over the past couple months, have been interested in Judaea from Alexander the Great to the destruction of the Temple, and, a little later, the Bar Kochba revolt. Right now I'm reading From the Maccabees to the Mishnah by Shaye J.D. Cohen, and when I finish that I plan on reading, Heritage and Hellenism: the Reinvention of Jewish Tradition by Erich S. Gruen, a name familiar to some, if not most, on this board.
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    Antiochus IV Epiphanes

    Please do! It will be greatly appreciated.
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    recommend me a book, O' great and learned peers

    I'm 3/4 of the way through a book right now, entitled, "From the Maccabees to the Mishnah," which you might like. It details Judaism in the Second Temple period, including practices, beliefs, institutions, etc. An amazing and enlightening read; definitely worth checking out. If you haven't read Eusebius, I'd recommend checking him out, too. Pengiun has published a multi-volume history of the church, Volume 1 might interest you. Hope that helps!
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    Antiochus IV Epiphanes

    Does anyone know of a book or biography of Antiochus IV Epiphanes and his rule? I can't seem to find anything dedicated to him.
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    Mythological Personality test

    Of course they put that 'fualt' in there on purpose, so you suckers for this kind of 'personality tests' can feel very smug and 'analytical'. Ouch. That's harsh. I didn't take this test seriously; I was bored, at work, and thought, 'what the hell. I have nothing better to do.'