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- Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 17.00
NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE KANSAS CITY STAR From Anthony Everitt, the bestselling author of acclaimed biographies of Cicero, Augustus, and Hadrian , comes a riveting, magisterial account of Rome and its remarkable ascent from an obscure agrarian backwater to the greatest empire the world has ever known. Emerging as a... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2012; US$ 22.99
No ancient ruler inspired more legends than Julius Caesar. Under his leadership, Rome conquered territory throughout Europe and the Mediterranean, reaching the North Sea and conducting the first Roman invasion of Great Britain. His tactical acumen and intuitive understanding of how armies work birthed a military structure that allowed Roman generals... more...
- Quercus Publishing 2011; US$ 15.85
What is sport and why do we love it? These two questions drive David Potter's analysis of the western tradition of competitive athletics from eighth century BC to the sixth century AD. The story of ancient sport offers a paradigm for the tale of sport in our own time. Incorporating the latest research, 'The Victor's Crown' opens with an analysis of... more...
- Pan Macmillan 2012; US$ 5.44
It was really the army?s fault. Bored with respectable middle-aged generals, they picked Elagabalus, thirteen-year-old high priest of a Syrian sun-god, to be Emperor of Rome. Golden-haired, handsome as a god, a brilliant charioteer with a passion for stable boys ? this wilful adolescent was hardly a fit successor to Caesar and Augustus. With real government... more...
- WBG - Wissenschaftliche Buchgesellschaft 2013; US$ 13.69
Hauptbeschreibung Das Römische Reich stand im 3. Jh. n.Chr. am Abgrund: militärisch, politisch, sozial und fiskalisch. War es eine "Weltkrise", die der antike Mittelmeerraum unter den Soldatenkaisern durchlitt? Dieser Band zeichnet die verschiedenen Aspekte nach und versucht sich in einer Deutung: Nicht eine alle Lebensbereiche erfassende Krise erschütterte... more...
- Lexington Books 2012; US$ 99.99
This book will be of interest to any person, whether an interested person, student or scholar of the Roman Empire. It highlights the way in which we should consider ancient figures ? be they good or bad. more...
- Oxbow Books 2012; US$ 40.00
Chariots and Other Wheeled Vehicles in Italy before the Roman Empire presents evidence for transport by wheeled vehicle in Italy before the Roman Imperial period, the beginning of which is often thought to be marked by Augustuss conquest of Egypt in 30 BC. The study begins with a glossary of technical terms and with evidence for roads and the animals... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 125.00
The importance of cultural contacts in the East Mediterranean has long been recognized and is the focus of ongoing international research. Fieldwork in the Aegean, Egypt, Cyprus, and the Levant continues to add to our understanding of the nature of this contact and its social and economic significance, particularly to the cultures of the Aegean. Despite... more...
- Hollitzer Wissenschaftsverlag 2013; US$ 28.78
Hauptbeschreibung After a forty-year gap following the excavations of the 1950s (and even earlier), large archaeological campaigns have been carried out since the 1990s in a quarter (also known as "Spaziergarten", "insula VI"and "Open-Air Museum") of the former "civilian" Roman town of Carnuntum. These new excavations have produced a large quantity... more...
- De Gruyter 2013; US$ 112.00
The volume focuses on the evidence of scenic art present in Quintilian?s Institutio oratoria to verify its influence on the education of the speaker. The enquiry will also make reference to all Greek and Latin sources useful in highlighting the mutual dependence between oratory and theater from the fifth century B.C. to the second century A.D. more...