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Sports And Games Of The Ancients

Author : Steve Craig
ISBN : 0313316007
Genre : History
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Looks at some of the sports and games of the ancient world from seven different geographic regions as they are currently understood, and includes suggestions on how to adapt many of the games to modern use.
Category: History

Song Of The Ancients

Author : Sandy Wright
ISBN : 0986227870
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What would you die for? Samantha Danroe doesn't believe in magic. Her ex-husband cured her of happily-ever-after when he cheated on her three days after saying I-do. She doesn't believe in ghosts. Until her mother's ghost rises from a Halloween bonfire with a warning of death from beyond the grave. And she certainly doesn't believe in witchcraft. Until she becomes the prey in an ancient war waged between good and evil. A war whose rules she must scramble to learn to stay alive. In need of protection, Samantha turns to the mysterious Nicholas Orenda, a sixth-generation witch on the trail of a creature who is systematically killing off his family. According to his family's prophecy, three will be sacrificed to the dark. His mother and grandmother are already dead, and Nicholas doesn't have time to play by the rules. Samantha finds herself in the center of a deadly hunt for a mysterious foe. Can she find the strength to defeat a supernatural killer and prevent the third sacrifice? Or will she be the catalyst that opens the gates to the Underworld? Song of the Ancients is the debut book in the Ancient Magic series. Readers interested in witchcraft, shamanism--or just the dark side of the supernatural world around us--will enjoy this paranormal suspense, written by a real-life Wiccan High Priestess. Look for information on the next book in the Ancient Magic series in 2016.

In The Footsteps Of The Ancients

Author : Ronald G. Witt
ISBN : 0391042025
Genre : Philosophy
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This monograph demonstrates why humanism began in Italy in the mid-thirteenth century. It considers Petrarch a third generation humanist, who christianized a secular movement. The analysis traces the beginning of humanism in poetry and its gradual penetration of other Latin literary genres, and, through stylistic analyses of texts, the extent to which imitation of the ancients produced changes in cognition and visual perception. The volume traces the link between vernacular translations and the emergence of Florence as the leader of Latin humanism by 1400 and why, limited to an elite in the fourteenth century, humanism became a major educational movement in the first decades of the fifteenth. It revises our conception of the relationship of Italian humanism to French twelfth-century humanism and of the character of early Italian humanism itself. This publication has also been published in hardback, please click here for details.
Category: Philosophy

Ancient Rising

Author : Jc De La Torre
ISBN : 0978527216
Genre : Fiction
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Widower Dan Ryan is led on a great adventure by a peculiar character who claims to be the Greek God, Hermes. Ryan discovers that the Greek gods of myth are real and imprisoned on the lost continent of Atlantis. Only he can release them, yet if he does, the human race is doomed. This is the first book in a trilogy.
Category: Fiction

Ancients And Moderns

Author : Richard Foster Jones
ISBN : 0486244148
Genre : History
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Engaging, erudite study of rise of scientific movement in 17th-century England; Francis Bacon s role particularly stressed. Revised (1961) edition."
Category: History

Mount Shasta

Author : Bruce Walton
ISBN : 0787313017
Genre : Legends
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1985 Legend proclaims that Mt. Shasta in Northern California was the last refuge of the survivors of the lost continent of Lemuria. Here, the tales relate, the Lumurians established a secret colony preserving their ancient customs. the author shows wit.
Category: Legends

The Scrolls Of The Ancients

Author : Robert Newcomb
ISBN : 9780345478436
Genre : Fiction
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With The Fifth Sorceress and The Gates of Dawn, the two previous volumes of the masterful epic The Chronicles of Blood and Stone, Robert Newcomb surged to the forefront of fantasy, proving himself the peer of Goodkind, Jordan, and Martin. Now, in The Scrolls of the Ancients, he takes his spellbinding saga of magic and adventure to harrowing new heights as Prince Tristan and his twin sister, Shailiha, face an ancient evil that threatens to bring death—or a corruption worse than death—to all that lives. . . . THE SCROLLS OF THE ANCIENTS Volume III of The Chronicles of Blood and Stone Tristan and Shailiha are the Chosen Ones, prophesied to unite the opposing magics of the dark Vagaries and the benevolent Vigors. With the destruction of the Gates of Dawn, it seems that the wounded kingdom of Eutracia will at last have the chance to heal—and the Chosen Ones, under the tutelage of wizards Wigg and Faegan, can fulfill their rightful destiny. Alas, such is not to be. For there is another who unknowingly possesses magic in his blood—great magic that, in the wrong hands, could unleash unspeakable evil. To find this unsuspecting soul, the Chosen Ones and their allies embark on a dangerous quest that will lead from the mysterious Chambers of Penitence to the sacred Isle of Sanctuary. A quest that will change everything Tristan and Shailiha think they know about themselves and their purpose. But they are not the only ones searching. Krassus, a devoted servant of the Vagaries, has dispatched ships of demonic slavers to scour the coasts of Eutracia, capturing men and women and bringing them in chains across the monster-filled Sea of Whispers to the impregnable island fortress of the Citadel, where evil dreams take the form of living nightmares. Aided by Tyranny, a pirate as fierce as she is beautiful, Tristan and Shailiha struggle to destroy the wicked demonslaver fleet. Meanwhile, the ill-fated pawn of magic is being held by Krassus at the Citadel. It is there that Krassus seeks to awaken the magic in his blood, imbuing him with dark enchantments from the mystic Scrolls of the Ancients—and transforming him into a weapon of evil such as the world has never known . . . and will not long survive. From the Hardcover edition.
Category: Fiction

Technology Of The Gods

Author : David Hatcher Childress
ISBN : 0932813739
Genre : History
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Explores natural and man-made mysteries of the past in the light of the latest technology. Includes the Egyptian pyramids, the dinosaurs, and lost civilizations.
Category: History

Curse Of The Ancients Infinity Ring Book 4

Author : Matt De la Peña
ISBN : 0545901197
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The New York Times bestselling multi-platform series returns in paperback! The seas will boil. The earth will tremble. The Cataclysm is coming, and young adventurers Dak, Sera, and Riq are stranded thousands of years in the past, where they can do nothing to prevent it. Their only hope lies with the ancient Maya, a mysterious people who claim to know something about the future. Can the Maya's prophecies be trusted? Can they provide the key to changing the future? The kids aren't certain, but they know one thing right away: There is more to these ancients than meets the eye.