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28 Best Ancient History Books of All Time


Our goal: Find what the internet ranks as the best Ancient History books (instead of one person's opinion).

Our process:
1. Search for "best ancient history books" and study the top 8 articles.
2. Add only the books mentioned 2+ times.
3. Rank the results neatly for you here! 😊
(This took a long time, but we do the research so you don't have to!)

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1
    Appears in 3 articles
  2. MOST RECOMMENDED!
    2
    Appears in 2 articles
  3. 3
    Appears in 2 articles
  4. 4
    Appears in 2 articles
  5. 5
    Appears in 2 articles
  6. 6
    Appears in 2 articles
  7. 7
    Appears in 2 articles
  8. 8
    Appears in 2 articles
  9. 10
    Appears in 2 articles
  10. 14
    Appears in 2 articles
  11. 15
    Appears in 2 articles
  12. 19
    Appears in 2 articles
  13. 20
    Appears in 2 articles
  14. 23
    Appears in 2 articles
  15. 24
    Appears in 2 articles
  16. 26

    Death in Ancient Rome

    Catharine Edwards

    Appears in 2 articles
  17. 27

    The Age of the Parthians

    Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis

    Appears in 2 articles

FAQ

  • How was this best Ancient History books list created?

    We searched for "best Ancient History books", found the top 5 articles, took every book mentioned in 2+ articles, and averaged their rankings.

  • How many books are there to read in this list?

    There are 28 books in this list.

  • Why did you create this Ancient History book list?

    We wanted to gather the most accurate list of Ancient History books on the internet.

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