Ancient Mediterranean books


smarthistory books logoWant to read Smarthistory content in book form? The Smarthistory team has been hard at work on a brand-new initiative. Introducing Smarthistory Books — free, downloadable, printable texts for the classroom and the independent learner!

Available now in .pdfs
You can download these texts for free, and print them yourself. 

More coming soon!

Available soon…

  • Smarthistory Guide to Ancient Etruscan and Roman Art

Available eventually…

  • Just about everything else

We will soon be offering these books via Printme1,* a service that prints and binds books at a very reasonable cost.

Please support Smarthistory’s work with a donation, so that we can continue to make art and cultural history accessible. Thank you.


Special thanks to:
Ruth Ezra, Project Lead, Smarthistory Books
Mary Thompson, Project manager for the Smarthistory Books AP Art History titles
The Samuel H. Kress Foundation for funding this initial project
Our wonderful authors, each is a leader in their field. They contribute because they believe in our mission—to make the histories of art available to everyone.

Book cover designs by Susan Zucker.

Special thanks Dr. Joseph Ugoretz for continuing to be our guide in academic technology and strategy, to Susan Zucker for shaping Smarthistory’s design, and to the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.

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*Note:, is a third party commercial company. Please note that Smarthistory receives no money from This service is offered here simply as a convenience to those who want a printed copy of our texts. While Smarthistory has been generally pleased with their work, we cannot guarantee the quality of their service or their products, and any orders you place with them are strictly at your own risk.


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