Reading List: Ancient History, Including Biblical Studies, and Mythology

Ancient Mesopotamia at the Dawn of Civilization: The Evolution of an Urban Landscape by Guillermo Algaze

The Punic Wars 264-146 BC (Essential Histories) by Nigel Bagnall

Helpmates, Harlots, and Heroes, Second Edition by Alice Ogden Bellis

Ancestor of the West : Writing, Reasoning, and Religion in Mesopotamia, Elam, and Greece by Francois Zabbal, Jean Pierre Vernant, Clarisse Herrenschmidt, Teresa Lavender, and Jean Bottero

A History of the Romans by Frank C. Bourne

Libraries in the Ancient World by Lionel Casson

Livy (Oxford Readings in Classical Studies) edited by Christina S. Kraus and Jane D. Chaplin

From Eden to Exile: Unraveling Mysteries of the Bible by Eric Cline

Roman Women (Cambridge Introduction to Roman Civilization) by Eve D’Ambra

Myths from Mesopotamia: Creation, the Flood, Gilgamesh, and Others (Oxford World’s Classics) by Stephanie Dalley

Princess, Priestess, Poet: The Sumerian Temple Hymns of Enheduanna (Classics and the Ancient World)by Betty De Shong Meador

Misquoting Jesus: The Story Behind Who Changed the Bible and Why (Plus) by Bart D. Ehrman

The New Testament: A Historical Introduction to the Early Christian Writings by Bart D. Ehrman

Jesus: Apocalyptic Prophet of the New Millennium by Bart D. Ehrman

Between Rome and Carthage: Southern Italy during the Second Punic War by Michael P. Fronda

In the Wake of the Goddesses: Women, Culture and the Biblical Transformation of Pagan Myth by Tikva Frymer-Kensky

Livy: The Early History of Rome, Books I-V (Penguin Classics) (Bks. 1-5) translated by Aubrey De Selincourt, by Titus Livius

Livy: History of Rome, Vol. I, Books 1-2 (Loeb Classical Library: Latin Authors, Vol. 114) translated by B.O. Foster, by Titus Livius

History of Rome, II: Books 3-4 (Loeb Classical Library) translated by B.O. Foster, by Titus Livius

Princess, Priestess, Poet: The Sumerian Temple Hymns of Enheduanna (Classics and the Ancient World) by Betty De Shong Meador

A History of the Ancient Near East ca. 3000 – 323 BC [Blackwell History of the Ancient World Ser.] by Marc Van De Mieroop

The Roman Near East: 31 BC-AD 337 (Carl Newell Jackson Lectures) by Fergus Millar

Goddesses, Whores, Wives, and Slaves: Women in Classical Antiquity by Sarah Pomeroy

The Archaeology of Elam: Formation and Transformation of an Ancient Iranian State (Cambridge World Archaeology) by Daniel T. Potts

Women in Ancient Egypt by Gay Robins

JPS Torah Commentary: Genesis by Nahum Sarna

Empress Zenobia: Palmyra’s Rebel Queen by Pat Southern

Palmyra and Its Empire: Zenobia’s Revolt against Rome by Richard Stoneman

Echoes of Eden: Genesis 2-3 and Symbolism of the Eden Garden in Biblical Hebrew Literature (Contributions to Biblical Exegesis & Theology) by Terje Stordalen

Dictionary of Ancient Deities by Patricia Turner and Charles Russell Coulter

Aurelian and the Third Century (Roman Imperial Biographies) by Alaric Watson

Inanna, Queen of Heaven and Earth: Her Stories and Hymns from Sumerby Diane Wolkstein and Samuel Noah Kramer

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