Ancient Peoples in Their Own Words (Hardcover)

Ancient Writing from Tomb Hieroglyphs to Roman Graffiti

By Michael Kerrigan

Amber Books, 9781782747079, 224pp.

Publication Date: February 5, 2019

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Ranging from the Egyptians to the late Roman Empire, Ancient Peoples in Their Own Words celebrates historical primary sources in an exciting, accessible way.

Presenting numerous ancient inscriptions from tombs, ceramics, and buildings, accompanied by translations and explanatory text, Ancient Peoples in Their Own Words reveals the significance of these works both in the past and today. Along with famous cases such as the Egyptian Rosetta Stone and Tutankhamun's Tomb, as well as the lesser-known Decree of Themistocles or samples of Roman graffiti, this illuminating volume includes citations from classical Greece, Rome, Persia, Minoan, and the Mycenean dynasties, as well as biblical texts and a few mysterious, undeciphered examples. Illustrated throughout, Ancient Peoples in Their Own Words provides an exciting, expertly written, highly informative, and innovative look into the classical world.

About the Author

Michael Kerrigan is the author of The History of Death, World War II Plans That Never Happened, The Roman Emperors: A Dark History, and American Presidents: A Dark History, all published by Amber. He is a columnist, book reviewer, and feature writer for publications including the Scotsman and the Times Literary Supplement. Michael Kerrigan lives with his family in Edinburgh.