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Ancient history as a term refers to the aggregate of past events from the beginning of writing and recorded human history and extending as far as the post-classical history. The phrase may be used either to refer to the period of time or the academic discipline. The span of recorded history is roughly 5,000 years, beginning with Sumerian Cuneiform script; the oldest discovered form of coherent writing from the proto-literate period around the 30th century BC. Ancient History covers all continents inhabited by humans in the 3,000 BC - AD 500 period.

The broad term Ancient History is not to be confused with Classical Antiquity. The term classical antiquity is often used to refer to Western History in the Ancient Mediterranean from the beginning of recorded Greek history in 776 BC (First Olympiad). This roughly coincides with the traditional date of the Founding of Rome in 753 BC, the beginning of the history of ancient Rome, and the beginning of the Archaic period in Ancient Greece.

The academic term "history" is not to be confused with colloquial references to times past. History is fundamentally the study of the past through documents, and can be either scientific (archaeology) or humanistic (history through language). Although the ending date of ancient history is disputed, some Western scholars use the fall of the Western Roman Empire in AD 476 (the most used), the closure of the Platonic Academy in AD 529, the death of the emperor Justinian I in AD 565, the coming of Islam or the rise of Charlemagne as the end of ancient and Classical European history. Outside of Europe the 450-500 time frame for the end of ancient times has had difficulty as a transition date from Ancient to Post-Classical times.

Available Books

Book Title Date
Ancient History - The Delphian Course Vol. 1 The Delphian Course Vol. 1 1922
Ancient History - The Voyage of Nearchus from the Indus to the Euphrates The Voyage of Nearchus from the Indus to the Euphrates 1797
Ancient History - Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece Vol. 1 Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece Vol. 1 1794
Ancient History - History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria Vol. 2 History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria Vol. 2 1900
Ancient History - The Geography of Strabo Vol. 1 The Geography of Strabo Vol. 1 1854
Ancient History - The Delphian Course Vol. 8 The Delphian Course Vol. 8 1922
Ancient History - History of Art in Sardinia, Judaea, Syria, and Asia Minor Vol. 1 History of Art in Sardinia, Judaea, Syria, and Asia Minor Vol. 1 1890
Ancient History - The Commerce and Navigation of the Ancients in the Indian Ocean Vol. 1 The Commerce and Navigation of the Ancients in the Indian Ocean Vol. 1 1807
Ancient History - Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece Vol. 6 Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece Vol. 6 1794
Ancient History - The Commerce and Navigation of the Erythraean Sea The Commerce and Navigation of the Erythraean Sea 1879
Ancient History - Ancient Fragments Ancient Fragments 1832
Ancient History - Voyage de Nearque, des bouches de l'Indus jusqu'a l'Euphrate Vol. 2 Voyage de Nearque, des bouches de l'Indus jusqu'a l'Euphrate Vol. 2 1800
Ancient History - Arrian's History of Alexander's Expedition Vol. 2 Arrian's History of Alexander's Expedition Vol. 2 1729
Ancient History - History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria Vol. 8 History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria Vol. 8 1900
Ancient History - Bactria, the History of a Forgotten Empire Bactria, the History of a Forgotten Empire 1912
Ancient History - The Geography of Strabo Vol. 3 The Geography of Strabo Vol. 3 1854
Ancient History - History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria Vol. 1 History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria Vol. 1 1900
Ancient History - L'Antique Rome, ou, Description Historique et Pittoresque L'Antique Rome, ou, Description Historique et Pittoresque 1796
Ancient History - History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria Vol. 4 History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria Vol. 4 1900
Ancient History - History of Art in Phrygia, Lydia, Caria, and Lycia History of Art in Phrygia, Lydia, Caria, and Lycia 1892
Ancient History - History of Art in Phoenicia Vol. 2 History of Art in Phoenicia Vol. 2 1885
Ancient History - A History of Art in Chaldaea & Assyria Vol. 2 A History of Art in Chaldaea & Assyria Vol. 2 1884
Ancient History - A History of Art in Chaldaea & Assyria Vol. 1 A History of Art in Chaldaea & Assyria Vol. 1 1884
Ancient History - Geographia Antiqua Latinorum et Graecorum Geographia Antiqua Latinorum et Graecorum 1721
Ancient History - History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria Vol. 6 History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria Vol. 6 1900
Ancient History - An Historical Atlas An Historical Atlas 1830
Ancient History - History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria Vol. 9 History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria Vol. 9 1900
Ancient History - Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Egypt Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Egypt 1916
Ancient History - Voyage de Nearque, des bouches de l'Indus jusqu'a l'Euphrate Vol. 3 Voyage de Nearque, des bouches de l'Indus jusqu'a l'Euphrate Vol. 3 1800
Ancient History - History of Art in Phoenicia Vol. 1 History of Art in Phoenicia Vol. 1 1885
Ancient History - History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria Vol. 11 History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria Vol. 11 1904
Ancient History - History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria Vol. 13 History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria Vol. 13 1904
Ancient History - Voyage de Nearque, des bouches de l'Indus jusqu'a l'Euphrate Vol. 1 Voyage de Nearque, des bouches de l'Indus jusqu'a l'Euphrate Vol. 1 1799
Ancient History - A History of Art in Ancient Egypt Vol. 2 A History of Art in Ancient Egypt Vol. 2 1883
Ancient History - Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Assyria Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Assyria 1916
Ancient History - The Ancient Fragments The Ancient Fragments 1828
Ancient History - History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria Vol. 3 History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria Vol. 3 1900
Ancient History - History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria Vol. 7 History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria Vol. 7 1900
Ancient History - The Delphian Course Vol. 10 The Delphian Course Vol. 10 1922
Ancient History - History of Art in Sardinia, Judaea, Syria, and Asia Minor Vol. 2 History of Art in Sardinia, Judaea, Syria, and Asia Minor Vol. 2 1890
Ancient History - The Delphian Course Vol. 4 The Delphian Course Vol. 4 1922
Ancient History - Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece Vol. 4 Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece Vol. 4 1794
Ancient History - The Delphian Course Vol. 7 The Delphian Course Vol. 7 1922
Ancient History - History of Art in Primitive Greece Vol. 1 History of Art in Primitive Greece Vol. 1 1894
Ancient History - History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria Vol. 10 History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria Vol. 10 1904
Ancient History - The Delphian Course Vol. 3 The Delphian Course Vol. 3 1922
Ancient History - History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria Vol. 12 History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria Vol. 12 1904
Ancient History - The History of the World The History of the World 1614
Ancient History - The Periplus of Hanno The Periplus of Hanno 1912
Ancient History - Quintus Curtius, His History of the Wars of Alexander Quintus Curtius, His History of the Wars of Alexander 1714
Ancient History - Arrian's Voyage Round the Euxine Sea Arrian's Voyage Round the Euxine Sea 1805
Ancient History - Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece Vol. 2 Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece Vol. 2 1794
Ancient History - Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece Vol. 7 Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece Vol. 7 1794
Ancient History - Ancient India as Described by Megasthenes and Arrian Ancient India as Described by Megasthenes and Arrian 1877
Ancient History - A History of Art in Ancient Egypt Vol. 1 A History of Art in Ancient Egypt Vol. 1 1883
Ancient History - The Egyptian Dynasties of Manetho The Egyptian Dynasties of Manetho 1863
Ancient History - Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology Vol. 3 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology Vol. 3 1870
Ancient History - Antiquities of the Orient Unveiled Antiquities of the Orient Unveiled 1873
Ancient History - The Delphian Course Vol. 2 The Delphian Course Vol. 2 1922
Ancient History - The Delphian Course Vol. 9 The Delphian Course Vol. 9 1922
Ancient History - Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology Vol. 2 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology Vol. 2 1870
Ancient History - Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece [Atlas] Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece [Atlas] 1795
Ancient History - The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea 1912
Ancient History - The Delphian Course Vol. 6 The Delphian Course Vol. 6 1922
Ancient History - History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria Vol. 5 History of Egypt, Chaldea, Syria, Babylonia and Assyria Vol. 5 1900
Ancient History - The Commerce and Navigation of the Ancients in the Indian Ocean Vol. 2 The Commerce and Navigation of the Ancients in the Indian Ocean Vol. 2 1807
Ancient History - Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece Vol. 3 Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece Vol. 3 1794
Ancient History - The Geography of Strabo Vol. 2 The Geography of Strabo Vol. 2 1854
Ancient History - The Delphian Course Vol. 5 The Delphian Course Vol. 5 1922
Ancient History - History of Art in Persia History of Art in Persia 1892
Ancient History - Antiquities of the Orient Unveiled Antiquities of the Orient Unveiled 1875
Ancient History - Sanchoniatho's Phoenician History Sanchoniatho's Phoenician History 1720
Ancient History - Arrian's History of Alexander's Expedition Vol. 1 Arrian's History of Alexander's Expedition Vol. 1 1729
Ancient History - Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece Vol. 5 Travels of Anacharsis the Younger in Greece Vol. 5 1794
Ancient History - History of Art in Primitive Greece Vol. 2 History of Art in Primitive Greece Vol. 2 1894
Ancient History - The Life of Alexander the Great, King of Macedon The Life of Alexander the Great, King of Macedon 1796
Ancient History - The Invasion of India by Alexander the Great The Invasion of India by Alexander the Great 1896
Ancient History - Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology Vol. 1 Dictionary of Greek and Roman Biography and Mythology Vol. 1 1870

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